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Innovation on Demand

Corporate transformation

CEO’s today work in a very different environment to that of the CEO of yesterday.  Today’s business platform is dynamic and rapidly changing.  In this short video CEO Ben Verwaayen sums up the Philosophy behind BDCMI's Diversity on demand module. Innovation is necessary and comes from a business that has unlocked its diversity dividend.  

Today the top challenge in business is innovation. To innovate requires behavioral change both within the organisation and within the individual. So then how do you create behavioral change, because to do so is a massive undertaking.

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The birth of a new idea

Historically ideas were born in coffee houses and salons; where a greater range of the population had access to the conversation table.  This free form allowed not only a diversity of participation, but also the collision of hunches – giving them the impetus to become fully formed ideas.  Ideas have the space to interact with other ideas, to form newer and better ideas. 

Success in idea generation is about finding new ways to connect with people who have the missing pieces.  Breakthrough ideas don’t come in a moment of inspiration but take time to evolve after spending much time in the background gestating.  Refined, over time, and improved by collisions with other ideas breakthroughs occur. Therefore in designing innovative platforms new approaches that include new voices and different perspectives are needed to create systems to make ideas come together.

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Social Entrepreneurs - New motivation in business modeling

The next big idea in business can begin with as little as $27, and thanks to a social entrepreneurial approach people can have access to resourses that were previously unavailable to them.  In my last  blog on this topic I explored how social entrepreneurship was not a fad.  This blog explores how social entrepreneurship is a way for businesses to achieve a competitive advantage.

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The changing consumer landscape

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In today's blog I wanted to share some information from a terrific book that I read a few years ago.  This book was based on research and talked to the changes in consumer sentiment with regard to their buying habits.  From consumerism, to what the authors refer to as mindful consumerism which is being seen across the developed world.

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