Idris Mootee

Successful Business Transformation Requires a New Logic To Handle Ambiguity and Change

The future is scary and there are reasons for it. I have been giving a lot of keynotes lately to different professional organizations and senior executive roundtables and my keynote topic of strategic innovation and design thinking went beyond innovating to find growth and adapting to new economic, market, political and social order.

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Microsoft's Next Big Innovation: Google Maps Meets Grand Theft Auto

What's new with GPS? There were the 3D maps, then traffic information with live refresh every two minutes so to help others avoid heavy traffic jams and GPS watch. What’s next?

 

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There Is an Inherent Conflict between Logic, Emotion and Creativity. So How Should We Deal with It?

When people ask the question "Do you know the correct answer?", I don't like that question at all. It is not a smart question as a start. The biggest problem with our formal education systems is our over-emphasis on finding the correct answer to a particular problem. While the quest for correct answers helps us function at work, it also impedes us when it comes to making the bigger, more important decisions, largely because many bigger, real-life business issues are ambiguous, complex and dynamic.

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How Do You Create Industry Breakpoints And How To Benefit from Them?

I've just delivered an opening keynote in Mexico City for AMAP. The topic was STRATEGY IN THE AGE OF INNOVATION: How do we anticipate and leverage industry breakpoints? A very engaging audience and the weather was great.

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What Every Innovation Manager Needs To Know about Value Creation? Let's Start with Something Simple.

What is value creation? Something commonly used in strategic discussions but not well understood among managers as well as business or design school students. If a company needs to reinvent itself, they need to put value creation first. If a disrupter wants to attack an industry leader, it needs to put value creation first.

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Interactions Design Will Enable New Social and Cultural Behavior. How Do You Research These Emerging Behaviors and Their Implications?

Back from London and a very productive week. Many are still sadden by the loss of Steve Jobs. I quote Ginsberg: "I saw the best minds of my generation... angelheaded hipster raging or the ancient heavenly connection, in the machinery of night...". The world misses Steve Jobs.

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Can We Really Quantify Future Innovation Opportunities? Or Is It Just a False Sense of Predictability?

What a month, from Phoenix to Cincinnati, then New York City, then Monterrey (Mexico) to Moscow and now in London. Meetings after meetings and I don't know where I am. It is like that guy in the movie. I need to have a week sitting down and do some work. Perhaps next week.

 

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The Economics of Co-Creation. Can What Happened to Microbrewery Happen to the Auto Industry?

A lot of talk and interest around the concept of co-creation. It is no question that this is going to have lasting implications on how products and experiences are designed, developed and marketed. In 3-5 years, customer co-creation will be part of the norm of everyday business.

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Do You Know the Difference between Design Engineering and Engineering Design?

Went to the Made in Brunel opening last week, Made in Brunel showcases creations from within Brunel University’s School of Engineering and Design.

 

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Design Thinking and Growth: What’s the Connection? Why Do We Need Growth?

The Harvard Design Thinking Seminar was a great one. High quality participants and great turn out with beautiful New York City spring weather. Lunch on the rooftop is way better than a banquet room or a faculty's dining hall. No place on earth can beat the view of New York City. So much energy and creativity.

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