Gerakiteys, CEO/Creative Director, Ideation at Work
photos, 12 speakers, countless Tweets, and Instagram and Facebook posts. That's
how Day One of the Front End Innovation Conference looks like in numbers for
the discourse that took place. Numbers
don't show you the intensity and delight as thinking was challenged and eureka
people. In reality we have been innovating since time immemorial. What has
changed is the speed of change and the resources we use to instigate that
great change obstructers. According to Soon Yu, Global VP Innovation at VF
Corp, innovations may fail because of the ''walls people put up. Walls of fear,
apathy and disbelief'.
big vision, and how this was crucial in imagining what was possible. And of
course vision is useless without the proper support and execution.
powerful for me than those told by Alexa Clay and Antonio Fernandez.
organizations, who ask questions, and push boundaries and limits. Truth be
know, entrepreneurs are often considered Misfits as well. Traditionally, at
school, we were the ones most likely to be diagnosed with ADD, be in the music
group, the debating team, the school council, the netball team and the school
theatre, all at the same time. Alternately we were banished to the corridor
every other lesson. Or if you're me ' a
nice mix of both.
Pivot. So do the Mafia and most Bikie gangs. According to Alexa's research, and
Antonio Fernandez, there are skills required by top criminal bosses,
transferable directly into the business world, including leadership,
negotiation, hustle, pushing boundaries and knowing when to change tactics.
50 Thinkers Winner, believes there are only three things we need to truly
master: managing the present; selectively forgetting the past; and creating the
future. And he advises the Future is
NOW. We should be creating it NOW. And while this is all common sense, it's
certainly not common practice. So
clients be warned! That 80:20 rule we've been speaking about, where 20% of your
time should be spent moving the business forward just became a non-negotiable.
box. And make no mistake, Creativity and
Innovation need the constraints of the box. If there are no constraints or
boundaries, we simply don't know what we should be rebelling against.