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    Muhammad Ali and the mindsets of genius (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 23/06/2016

    » Two weeks ago, we discussed in this column how Muhammad Ali epitomised the mindsets of genius that I identified while studying the biographies of geniuses, creative business leaders and top achievers. These mindsets help form the basis of my Genius Journey, a creative leadership development method that features 10 destination stops were you learn more about how to reconnect with your inner genius.

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    Why death is the unlikely ally of creation

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 10/11/2016

    » The email is titled "2017 Creative Mornings Themes" and opens with the question: "Interested in talking about one topic as a keynote speaker?" I go through the list of themes: mystery, moments, taboo, beyond, serendipity, survival, equality, genius, compassion, pioneer, death, and context. Instantly, I am attracted to "genius". After all, reconnecting with our inner genius is what Thinkergy's creative Genius Journey leadership method is all about.

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    Muhammad Ali and the mindsets of genius (Part 1)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 09/06/2016

    » I was halfway through an exercise set at the gym last Saturday when my eye spotted the news on CNN: "Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dead at 74". I feel great sadness that one of my heroes has moved on to a higher place. Muhammad Ali was one of the creative role models I studied when I was devising Genius Journey, my creative leadership development method.

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    Is the rise of entrepreneurial Asia imminent? (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 15/10/2015

    » Two weeks ago, we started exploring why Asia is likely to see a shift from a managerial to an entrepreneurial society in the next 20 years. We arrived at this insight using a futures forecasting technique named causal layered analysis (CLA) that was created by the futurist Sohail Inayatullah.

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    Are we seeing the rise of entrepreneurial Asia? (Part 1)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 01/10/2015

    » Two weeks ago, I shared with you a series of forecasting questions I gained at the Futures Foresight workshop run by Prof Sohail Inayatullah. I introduced to you a series of forecast scenarios on the future of innovation in Asia, one of which is called Entrepreneurial Asian Innovation 2035.

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    Forecasting the future of innovation in Asia

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 17/09/2015

    » Two weeks ago, I invested time and money in my own professional development. Sohail Inayatullah, one of the world's foremost futurists, was invited by the Change Initiative to run a Futures Foresight workshop in Bangkok. He introduced a set of simple but powerful forecasting questions. How do they play out if a group of innovation experts applies them to forecast the future of innovation in Asia in 2035?

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    A look at creativity in the Year of the Monkey

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 04/02/2016

    » In a few days, it will be time to say Gong Xi Fa Cai and welcome the Year of the Monkey (or the Red Fire Monkey to be precise). Of all the animals of the Chinese zodiac, the monkey is the one most closely related to us humans. What creative inspirations can we get from the monkey to help us thrive in the coming 12 months?

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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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    Archetypes and your brand

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 20/11/2014

    » Have you ever noticed that some people you meet remind you of others you have known? That character types recur in myth and the narrative arts? These character classes are called archetypes, and you can use them to learn about yourself as well as your brand.

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    The innovation manager of the future

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 09/07/2015

    » Recently I attended the International Society for Professional Innovation Management Innovation Conference in Budapest, Hungary. I presented a paper and ran a discussion on creative leadership, and also attended a workshop on "Constructing the Open Innovation Manager: Renaissance 2.0". In this workshop, innovation experts from both academia and industry explored the knowledge and skill set that the next generation of innovation managers will need in order to successfully operate.

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