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    How to creatively plan for the new year

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 05/01/2017

    » Happy New Year to you! If you're a proactive person like me, then the first week of 2017 is the time to creatively plan for the new year. How can you make 2017 a successful, joyful and happy one? Here are some do's and don'ts to consider.

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    Taking the long view of one's life

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 06/11/2014

    » What will you do today? Will it move you towards your goals? More importantly, do you have a clear vision of your future? Do you have a plan, not only for the next five or 10 years but for the decades to come? After all, if we all survive the next few decades, medical advances promise to prolong our lives substantially.

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    Why so afraid? Human up! (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 16/02/2017

    » Four weeks ago, in the first part of this article, I pointed out that we are all descendants of brave, action-oriented and creative primal humans who boldly acted, created and collaborated to rise to the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid.

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    Escaping the 'GIGO' principle of innovation

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Last week I began planning a comprehensive innovation project with a client. This project is highly important for this multinational corporation, which is seeking new applications in new industries for a profitable product that is now locked into one industry and application niche.

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    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?

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    Dos and don'ts for a successful innovation project

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 21/01/2016

    » At the beginning of a new year, many businesses consider doing something innovative to refresh their products and services or the ways they promote and deliver them. Planning and successfully running an innovation project is both a science and an art. Today, I will share with you eight dos and don'ts. Beware of the don'ts to avoid project failure (mediocre, ordinary ideas and outputs) and heed as many of the dos as possible to enjoy project success (extraordinary ideas and innovative results).

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    10 for 10: Entrepreneurial Lessons from a Decade-Long Survivor

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 06/08/2015

    » Hooray! This week, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Thinkergy Ltd. Most start-ups never make it through the roughs and troughs of their first decade, and we feel very grateful to have survived!

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    Emerging innovation trends from the US

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 31/03/2016

    » I have just returned from a two-week business trip to the United States, where I attended an innovation conference in Boston and met with innovation practitioners in the Minneapolis area. I greatly enjoy such trips as they allow me to notice emerging market trends. What three new developments did I notice?

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    How to innovate with a human touch

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 12/11/2015

    » What is the smallest common denominator that you, I and all other readers of this article have in common? We're human. Being human means we all share a set of human wants and needs, values and emotions that represent the essence of humanness. Let's discuss how we may create more meaningful innovations by playing on the human factor.

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    Running the creative transformation marathon (Part 2) 

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 25/06/2015

    » My last column compared an organisation that wants to become innovative with a couch potato who wants to run a marathon. Both need something that makes them want to change. Both need to check their fitness and readiness for change. Both must resolve to change and then prove their willingness by committing resources (time and money) to it.

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