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Feed unconscious minds, embrace good failure: Dr Amantha Imber talks innovation strategies

Businesses risk being disrupted if they don’t create environments where people can sit in their ‘challenge sweet spot’, have freedom to express crazy ideas and feel safe to fail meaningfully, according to Dr Amantha Imber, the CEO of innovation consultancy Inventium. Prior to founding Inventium a decade ago, Imber – a 2016 inductee into the Read More…

November 24th, 2017  |  Published in Entrepreneur, Featured, Profiles

Top innovative Australian companies

Which Australian businesses are truly innovative?

August 10th, 2018  |  Published in Expert, Opinion

Let’s Talk: Flexible Work

Since the inception of the World Wide Web in 1991, technology, business and daily life has changed significantly. Who would have thought that billions of people across the globe would conduct business from the palm of their hand? And with technology rapidly advancing and more and more people seeking flexible work arrangements, it’s no wonder Read More…

May 16th, 2018  |  Published in Editor's Choice, Expert, Featured, Let's Talk

Why innovation mustn’t start with an idea

I met with the head of innovation at a large manufacturing company last week. She had requested a meeting to get some help with her company’s innovation program. I began by asking the innovation head about her company’s current approach. She excitedly told me about how her team had recently put in place an online Read More…

April 11th, 2018  |  Published in Expert

Why smart devices are making us dumber

I largely abandoned paper notebooks a long time ago, despite being someone that has an unhealthy love of stationary shops. I travel a lot, so anything that adds weight to my bad needs to justify its space. Given I take all my notes on Evernote, I felt that bringing a notebook with me was redundant. Read More…

March 27th, 2018  |  Published in Expert

Let’s Talk: Disruption

Industries left, right and centre are being infiltrated by tech-driven startups willing to address prevailing inefficiencies and achieve a superior customer experience. Against this backdrop, many incumbents are realising that unless they ride the wave of disruption, they’ll by swept away with the status quo. This week, for our exclusive “Let’s Talk…” feature examining disruption, Read More…

February 28th, 2018  |  Published in Expert, Featured, Let's Talk

Three critical skills your people need in order to be world-class innovators in your business

What do Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso have in common? They are all thought of as born innovators. Creative geniuses. The myths and stories surrounding these three people support the notion that one is either born an innovator… or not. And if not, perhaps consider a career in accounting. (That’s a joke – Read More…

February 21st, 2018  |  Published in Small Business, Strategy

Let’s Talk: Management

Hiring people to work in your business effectively means entrusting others with fulfilling your vision. Scary thought, right? With this in mind, it’s imperative to find meaningful ways to keep your employees firing on all cylinders with their eyes on the ball. This week, for our exclusive “Let’s Talk…” feature centering on management, we asked Read More…

November 15th, 2017  |  Published in Expert, Featured, Let's Talk

Why meetings are killing innovation

The average manager’s workday is divided into one hour blocks. This is not due to humans naturally working best in one hour increments but because meetings, those seemingly necessary events that seem to dominate the days of office workers everywhere, tend to be scheduled in one hour blocks. Diaries covered in meetings have become so Read More…

October 26th, 2017  |  Published in Advice, Entrepreneur

What happened when we banned email for a day

I spent all of last week travelling around Australia with one of my clients. She heads up innovation at a top tier law firm and I’d been brought in to deliver innovation keynotes at all of the firm’s offices. In one of our taxi rides, the conversation turned to email. She told me she gets Read More…

August 23rd, 2017  |  Published in Advice, Entrepreneur

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