Jan Seurinck

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China is no longer a nation of tech copycats

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Forget products, innovate your business model

What happens when the largest, most cataclysmic change forces known to business collide with embedded, rigid business structures and models? Which …

Disruptie: op zoek naar een menselijke balans

‘Disruptie’. Spreek dit woord uit en je bent tegenwoordig helemaal mee. Het is hét modewoord in economische middens. Het is ook officieel de vijand …

Planning Poker for Innovation Ideas

I’m currently in the middle of a project where we are helping a large company test out an innovation lab based on the “innovation studio” ideas.We …

Brainstorming

Building a design-driven culture

It’s not enough to just sell a product or service—companies must truly engage with their customers. Here’s how to embed experience design in your …

Design

Stop Telling Yourself These 6 Creativity Myths

Your pre-conceived notions about creativity might be holding you back from real innovation. Break free by understanding these six myths.<p><b>Myth:</b> I'm not a creative person.<b><br>Reality:</b> When you label yourself, when you say that you are a creative or aren’t a leader, you’re really making decisions about …

Creativity

Canvassing a project

If I were to ask you four simple questions about the project you are working on right now, they would be easy to answer, right?<p><i>What</i> are you doing?• <i><br>Who</i> …

Management

6 Ways to Keep Good Ideas from Dying at Your Company

Anyone who has worked inside a large organization can rattle off a lengthy list of the things that regularly kill promising ideas: conflict with existing businesses, naysayers, management turmoil, insufficient resources.<p>And yet when companies suddenly decide to “get more innovative,” starting …

Innovation

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

A Stanford engineering professor challenges our ideas on imagination and creativity with a new approach to problem solving.<p>Everything really comes down to solving problems. To be successful and a leader in your field, you not only have to come up with good solutions; you need to be innovative. And …

Creativity

Use Your Customers as Ethnographers

Several of the great success stories of corporate ethnography have 3M engineer Richard Drew as their protagonist. In the 1920s, Drew spent several days at an auto assembly plant, observing how the workers were using his company’s sandpaper. Two-tone cars were all the rage at the time, and Drew …

Customer Experience

How to Innovate in a Regulated Industry

We’ve given and attended enough workshops to know that virtually every corporate innovation team is familiar with the concept of <i>lean</i>. Build, measure, …

Lean Startups

How to create a physical space for innovation

In 1986, commenting on the internal problems plaguing his new parent company General Motors, Ross Perot took aim at the automaker’s entrenched …

Innovation

The New Customer Journey: A Convergence of Content, Context, Channels and Commerce

How can brands compete and adopt frameworks for continuous innovation with the customer in mind? First, brands need to adopt a methodical approach to …

Customer Experience

Keeping work weird

It’s hard to argue that there’s a more valuable creative skill than an eye for the innovative and unique.Just look at some of the biggest industry …

Creativity

Innovative Teaching: It’s not the technology, it’s the thinking

Written by Christopher Bronke for Redesign Challenge<p>I can read your mind; I promise. Watch. When I say the word “innovation”, what one word comes to …

What Steve Jobs was missing about innovation

In 2007, at the D5 Conference, Steve Jobs sat with Bill Gates and talked about the importance of passion when it comes to innovation. While I agree with Steve, I think he was missing a very important piece that is an absolute necessity for igniting passion, and I didn't quite understand what that …

Innovation

13 Examples of Bright White Contemporary Kitchens

1. This kitchen from a house in Vancouver, Canada, designed by omb (office of mcfarlane biggar architects).<p>2. This kitchen from a home in Melbourne, …

Architecture

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Want business advice from Warren Buffet? Inc.com compiled a list of videos that every entrepreneur should watch.<p><i>This post originally appeared at Inc.com. To read more, check out:</i><p><i>The Best Industries to Start and Grow a Business in 2011</i><p><i>
Jason Fried: Why I Run a Flat Company</i>

Entrepreneurship

The 15 Most Influential Business Books of 2015 (So Far) | Inc.com

The Financial Times and McKinsey & Co. have collaborated for their eleventh annual Business Book Awards, announcing a long-list of 15 semifinalists this week.<p>This year's top business books come from journalists, economists, and academics and explore the opportunities and dangers presented by …

Great Depression

slimme stadsdistributie

In de kijker<p>En of het vooruit gaat met CityDepot!<p>En of het vooruit gaat met CityDepot: we hebben zopas met 6200 drops op één dag een persoonlijk …

Want a holistic view of the world of social innovation? Try these four books.

Human Journey<p>We’re seeing a steady stream of great books hitting the shelves at the moment, each focusing on a different aspect of the technology/social innovation debate. While some offer hardcore theory and research, others offer softer inspiration and advice. One day we’ll have a book which …

Enduring Ideas: The three horizons of growth

In this interactive presentation—one in a series of multimedia frameworks—Steve Coley, a director emeritus in McKinsey’s Chicago office, describes …