Innovate or Disappear. Olivier Laborde on leadership and innovation within large business (MDE256)

Olivier Laborde is one of those unusual breeds of operational executives in a large well-known multinational who has also published a book, an award winner no less, Innovate or Disappear (in French, Innover ou Disparaître, published by Dunod May 2017). I … Continue reading

Building Blocks And Social Media Communities With LEGO – James Poulter (MDE253)

James Poulter is the Senior Social Media Manager at LEGO, working on strategy and innovation for the beloved group. In this interview, we discuss the LEGO mission, how that plays out in the social media strategy, what are some of … Continue reading

How To Spread The Intrapreneurial Spirit in Enterprise? The Race To Innovate

Are you trying to make your business more entrepreneurial? This might mean translate into trying to become more agile, more innovative and/or more experimental? Many companies over the last few years have embarked on “programs” to render themselves fleeter, leaner and more … Continue reading

The Customer Journey – How [Not] To Create The Customer Experience at the new Eurostar Lounge in Gare Du Nord

If being “customer centric” is still being bandied about in boardrooms around the world, the reality is that most companies struggle to marry the mindset of “the customer is always right” with the quest for optimal profits. One of the ways … Continue reading

Insights and Secrets for Pokemon Go! Marketing Lessons for Business

By now, you’ve surely heard of the Pokemon Go (PG) craze, right? If you haven’t, I suspect that means that (a) you’ve been on holidays in the boondocks, (b) you don’t have kids or (c) perhaps you snub all things … Continue reading

Learning Curve – How’s your pace of learning?

Whether it is the effects of Moore’s Law or just the human urge to progress, the pace of change has accelerated and is leaving a lot of people in the dust. The major problem lies in the mindsets of the senior … Continue reading

How To Unleash The Biggest Brake On Digital Transformation?

When trying to drive digital transformation into your organization, have you ever noticed how most initiatives just seem to dissipate? It’s like when a stone thrown into a lake, where the sploosh and ensuing ripples just return to a placid surface. The … Continue reading

Interview with Daniel Burrus, on new tech trends and ways for business to innovate (MDE126)

Minter Dialogue Episode #126 — This interview is Daniel Burrus, speaker, strategist and author of 6 books, including the NYT and WSJ’s best seller, Flash Foresight. Dan is one of the world’s leading futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. He … Continue reading

Do you have an innovation mindset?

Innovation is a word that is used very frequently in business meetings and written with great conviction in annual reports. Innovation is a lofty ambition that can inspire. And, it is considered by many as the single biggest driver of … Continue reading

Do you have a purpose that can drive innovation?

I wrote recently about the innovation-confidentiality conundrum and how the code or veil of secrecy can have a negative impact on the spirit of creativity and innovation. The main point of that article was to invite senior management to make sure that the degree of … Continue reading