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    World economy: Is the pendulum swinging back?

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 12/10/2017

    » Around the time we entered the new millennium, humanity moved from information intensification into a new economic age: the age of creation intensification. In the innovation economy, the key competitive advantage of individuals, companies and countries alike is creation -- the ability to use existing and newly emerging theories, know-how and technologies to create novel, original and meaningful value.

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    Creativity in the Year of the Pig

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 01/02/2019

    » Chinese New Year on Feb 5 marks the beginning of the Year of the Pig, or to be more precise: the Brown Earth Pig -- sounds like a perfect fit, doesn't it? The pig is the 12th and last animal of the Chinese Zodiac because, according to legend, it finished last in a race of all animals to the Jade Emperor's palace.

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    Stop copying and start creating

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 05/02/2015

    » 'The 'surplus society' has a surplus of similar companies, employing similar people, with similar educational backgrounds, coming up with similar ideas, producing similar things, with similar prices and similar quality," Kjell Nordstroem and Jonas Ridderstrale said in their book Funky Business. Can a company expect extraordinary results if what they do is what other companies ordinarily do?

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    Creativity in the Year of the Dog

    Business, Published on 15/02/2018

    » Kung Hei Fat Choy, Happy Chinese New Year! Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Dog, or to be more precise, the Brown Earth Dog. The dog was the first species that humans domesticated, and thanks to this long bond with humans, dogs are uniquely accustomed to our behaviour. What creative inspirations can we obtain from "man's best friend" to help us flourish in the coming 12 months?

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    How innovation affects financial performance

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Does innovation really deliver tangible financial results to a company? Do investments in innovation yield a positive return? Does innovation pay? And if yes, how much positive impact does it have on financial performance?

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    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.

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    The world hates innovation; this is why

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 28/09/2017

    » The prolific American innovator Charles Kettering once said: "The world hates change. Yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." Innovation means change. Ergo, the world hates innovation, one might conclude. Let's investigate Kettering's statement to understand why, and what it means for us as innovators.

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    The 10 rules of the innovation types game (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Two weeks ago, I introduced a systematic scheme to organise modern innovation types on three levels: operational, value and leverage innovations. We discussed some of the main innovation types and their position in those three hierarchical levels.

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    Understanding the inner workings of innovation methods

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Have you ever wondered what an innovation process method is? And what it's good for? And how it works? Today, let's answer these questions.

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    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."

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