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    The Yin of creativity: for happy, hard-working staff

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 02/03/2017

    » 'How can we make our organisation more creative? And please, keep it simple," a client interested in creativity training for some Asian senior executives asked me.


    Keywords that reveal people's personalities and help with recruitment decisions

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 03/08/2017

    » Mahatma Gandhi once said: "Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny." If you want to find out more about people's core beliefs and thoughts, pay close attention to the words they use regularly.


    Business model innovation: It's all about the money

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 21/07/2016

    » Last month, I presented a research paper on business model innovation at a conference of the International Society of Professional Innovation Management in Porto, Portugal. Today, let's discuss what business model innovation means and why it's valuable, then look at examples of "classic" innovative business models before exploring real-life applications.


    Does your talent fit your work environment?

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 25/05/2017

    » Albert Einstein once said: "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Sadly, many business people are on career tracks where they feel like a fish being asked to climb a tree.


    From a vision statement to vision scenarios

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 12/05/2016

    » What's the corporate vision of your organisation? At Thinkergy, we've always had a clear picture of a compelling future for our innovation company. But due to changes in the wider business environment, our crystal-clear and motivating vision had somehow become hazy, lukewarm and doubtful. So what can we do to retain or regain vision clarity in uncertain times?


    Understanding the cycles of change in society and business (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 13/10/2016

    » Two weeks ago, we looked at the driving forces of change by looking at four traditional roles that underpin most societies: the smart scholar or academic; the progressive merchant or entrepreneur; the collegial farmer or worker; and the rule-enforcing warrior or cop. We learned how these roles are associated with the four bases -- Theories, Ideas, People and Systems -- of TIPS, Thinkergy's innovation people-profiling method.


    Picturing 'The Beginner's Guide to Innovation'

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 11/05/2017

    » Happy anniversary, Creativity Un-Limited! It's been 10 years since this column first appeared in the Bangkok Post. Over the last decade, I've produced 257 articles on business creativity and innovation, totalling 240,000 words or enough for six books. So when my US business partner asked me if I could write an "airport" business book that provides an overview of core innovation concepts in an easy-to-read style, I thought: "That's easy. I already have all the content."


    The typology of ideas, or how ideas are made

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 05/03/2015

    » An idea is an idea, isn't it? Well, ideas have more nuances than meet the eye at first glance. When business people aim at producing new ideas for a challenge they face in their business, say developing a new product, they often talk about ideas in an undifferentiated fashion. In reality, ideas come in many different facades and vary in their degree of maturity and elaboration, meaning and feasibility among other factors.


    Marketers should put their trust in innovators

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 19/03/2015

    » 'Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation," American management consultant, educator and author Peter Drucker once said, and he was right, although I would reverse the order, as innovation must create the products to be marketed. But helping marketers with innovation has shown me that marketers think like Drucker, with marketing being primary and innovation secondary.


    Fear of losing may be why you're not winning

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 14/08/2014

    » As part of the decision-making course I teach to graduate students in business, I introduce them to prospect theory and the related cognitive biases. One of these biases, loss aversion, helps explain why many individuals and organisations are unable to realise their full innovation potential.

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