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I don’t have a better idea…… yet

I don’t have a better idea…… yet

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Someone has an idea about how to do something but you don’t agree with the approach. If you say that you don’t agree you often get this comment back: “well – do you have a better idea?” And many times, you don’t. In this very common scenario, a group usually run with the first idea because it was the only one around when you had the discussion. Coming from a profession where having the right ideas are a major part…

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Boring products evolve into the next big thing

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If you would have told a phone maker in the 80s or even 90s that phones will become a hot lifestyle product after 2007, few or none would have believed you. This mindset most likely prevented phone makers to strive for the phone future that would turn out to be the billion dollar industry we have today. Which products of today suffer from the same mindset? Who would believe you if you said that Power Sockets, an Iron or a…

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Be Netflix, not Blockbuster

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When Netflix started off, Blockbuster tried to stay competitive with a Rent DVDs by mail service. Blockbuster went from ninety thousand employees in 2004 to bankruptcy in 2010, much because of Netflix success. It’s hard to innovate in an established company culture. Most companies have their own truths and best practises that are great for many things, but not for becoming the next big thing or even staying alive. Instead, companies with best practises and tons of experience often get…

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