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Idris
author and strategic innovation expert 创新战略 stratégie d'Innovation 新考案戦略 innovatie strategie 혁신 전략
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Companies that are facing industry disruptions are bad enough; during these times leadership faces the most important test – the ability to lead during a crisis. The need of foresight, change and organization design are what true leadership looks like. Some sees this an opportunity to gain power and fulfill their thirst for greed and this needs to be stopped.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Many times when people walk out of a meeting and look happy it is because they have achieved consensus and can now move forward. I always question if this is a sign of a good outcome or not. While having everyone on the same page and sharing the same vision is without question a good thing. But arriving on a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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In an interesting conversation with clients this week and discussions were around the question: “should companies plan for the distant future (10 years and beyond) and what is needed to get out of a death spiral where a slow death is in the making?” There is a big difference between growing with age and growing old. With age, it sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Why do some companies make so much profit and command price premiums while some continually struggle to make minimum margin and gain market share despite spending good money on advertising, buying channel presence with some even having a better designed product? The secret is very simple. Though these different high performance companies operate in very different industries and face different... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Digital disruption to the media began early in the days of the Internet throwing every media company into a crisis mode. Now this is happening again - this time, even homepage viewership is on the decline. I am not saying this is the death of the webpage, having a webpage or content site is simply not enough. Content is now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Almost all companies at some point face some serious crisis. Sometimes it is clear that the end is near or coming and no can see the light at the end of the tunnel, at least not until you see it. Sometimes you know there is a way out but not sure how.Facing with disruptive changes driven by innovative technologies or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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During a bank robbery in China, the bank robbers dressed in fake Hugo Boss fashion, carrying AK47s shouted to everyone as they rushed into a bank: "Everyone don't move. This is a robbery. The money belongs to the People. Your life belongs to you. Your designer handbag we will not take. We don’t take your IDs and we are not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Let's try to paint a likely not-too-distant future. In this future, everything around us will be managed by algorithms. They manage and recommend what we want to watch; they control traffic of our driver-less cars; they control those drones which deliver our pizza; predict for you which one of your friends will become your future spouse, etc. They will make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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The world is becoming crazier and more exciting as Virtual Realities are becoming more real and the lines between our physical world and virtual word are fast becoming blurred. Next year 2016 will be an important year as companies are finally making virtual reality real with only 2 main players participating on the race: HTC/Valve, Facebook/Oculus will be making VR... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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All companies go through some kind of crisis at some point but what does it take to get out of it? There aren’t many successful turnarounds in large companies and the bigger the company and the longer the history, the more difficult it is for any turnaround and its success rate is lower. Harley Davidson in mid-life crisis when Richard... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Every one is an expert in marketing these days. And with social media, everyone is an ad critic. Not entirely a bad thing, but as marketers you need know how to filter the noise. People need to understand the difference between STRATEGIC MARKETING, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS and CHANNEL MARKETING. These are three very different things. The first one is strategic and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Robert Parker is the most widely known and influential wine critic in the world today. His popular wine scoring system was the first simple way to determine the quality of wine. Parker is known for his preference for powerful reds from Napa and the Rhone and has inadvertently made becoming a wine critic almost impossible, since— in part because of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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So you are ready to transform your organization? You want your organization to leapfrog the industry? You want to deliver above industry average growth? And do you know what are the most common mistakes that leaders and even very smart and experienced leaders make? The most common one is sticking with the usual way, the easy way and the proven... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Thank you, Robert Downey Jr, for the nine inspirational short films you created to celebrate our all-new HTC One M9. Honestly, as HTC's CMO and the client who commissioned you the project and telling everyone it is a great idea, I am really not getting it. At least not all of it. I just want to be honest about it.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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El·e·gant, an adjective and define or characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style. Marc Jacob? Chanel? Jil Sander? Hermes? All are unquestionably elegant by design in the fashion world. How about smartphones or interfaces? Can they be elegant? Or what about customer experiences? Can you describe a banking or customer service experience as elegant? Most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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This is the billion-dollar question: “How do we create the iPhone pr Walkman of wearables?” and “How do we create sub-ecosystems around these wearables?” At the CES who this year, you can still see everyone displaying their newest or not-so-new wearable ideas. No one can afford to miss the train but most of the wearables out there now are just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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The US mobile industry has been in a clear state of duopoly with Verizon and AT&T occupying about 70-75% of both consumer and enterprise market. T-Mobile is attempting to disrupt the current status but the impact will not be sustainable although its Uncarrier attack effort is causing a lot of noise. To maintain competition and sustainability for all is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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The CES is a good one this year. Everywhere is IoT. And honestly I am little tired of hearing IoT or “Internet of Things” which is estimated to become a $7 trillion industry where thermometers, clocks, garbage cans, toilets, washing machines, watches, smartphones, fridges, baby monitors, garage doors and coffee makers are all connected digitally, allowing seamless interactions and smart... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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This marks the end of another year. A very busy and fruitful year for us. Personally I was on the road for more than 200 days and I need to take a break - perhaps 3 days. What about my New Year's resolution? I need to cut down on drive and email. I need to cut down on attending unprodcutive... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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The world is suddenly obsessed with smart technologies and this time around it seems unstoppable. Our everyday electrical and mechanical industrial object will now be occupied and ran by software and connected to the cloud. It also means each object (as small as some smoke detectors and as large as automobiles) will now be equipped with tons of sensors and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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When I was at a GoPro event earlier this year I saw how the crowd reacted to it and it is more than a product, it is now a movement. The little mountable camera is a brilliant example of how innovation can shape the industry structure of digital imaging and created a new path of growth under the radar screen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Everyone is looking for a breakthrough. The massive shift in generation differences in consumer behavior and rapid technological shift are casuing many companies to fail.... and it will happen fast. Companies that are stuck in their old mental model cannot breakout for many reasons. It is usually a combination of all that causes them to be irrelevant. It includes leadership’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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As everything is moving faster and less predictable as it seems while organizations struggling to understand what it means and what options to take and how to land on the right decisions at the right time.The results often are inactions or delayed repsonses that cost companies. Both senior and middle managers’ job include understanding, interpreting and communicating options for executive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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It is every designer’s dream to design a chair. I have yet to meet an industrial designer that doesn’t want to design a chair or a car. It is designer’s dream for those who study transportation design is to design a car and I get it. Chairs and tables? The reality is how often designers get a chance to design... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee
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Amazon has been working on a number of cool devices for a while. The temptation of playing the hardware game has always been there beyond just the e-reader. This month they will finally be unveiling a new device and there are plenty of rumors out there on what it actually is. It is most likely going to be a Smartphone.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at innovation playground Idris Mootee