New Handbook – Design & Creative Thinking

New Handbook – Design & Creative Thinking

  Innovation ultimately requires a dash of creativity. And we know it can be hard to get the creative juices flowing. We know that sometimes in a roomful of the same people you see every day, that brainstorming ideas can be difficult – you feel like you...
How I survived my first 3 months at Disruptor’s Handbook

How I survived my first 3 months at Disruptor’s Handbook

Photo credit: Stephen Cooper Last week I attended the first-ever ‘Wednesday Evenings short talks’ at the Vibewire Common Room. Pioneering the weekly events was futurist, trend spotter and keynote speaker Tim Longhurst who spoke to us about his experiences...
Qantas Codeshare Hackathon 2016 Video

Qantas Codeshare Hackathon 2016 Video

Photo credit: Steven Cooper Hackathons are the perfect events to connect business with innovators, designers with developers, and ideas with production. Building on the momentum established from the last collaboration between Qantas and the Disruptor’s Handbook, the...
Every company is a software company

Every company is a software company

This week in my classes at UTS, I put up this quote in a lecture on Agile Methodologies and Lean Thinking: As our companies turn into highly focused software organizations, we must change the way we manage them. A continuous learning environment fueled by...
Why ‘Change’ Isn’t ‘Innovation’

Why ‘Change’ Isn’t ‘Innovation’

The world is in love with innovation. It’s good for business, and it’s good for the economy.  Innovation in business, in particular, is providing organisations with an opportunity to respond to significant change in consumer behaviour, to gather insights...
The Chicken and Egg of Innovation Facilitation

The Chicken and Egg of Innovation Facilitation

There’s a curious division of opinion that has emerged about how innovation can be fostered in organisations. The debate is a classic chicken-egg question; when it comes to facilitating innovation in firms, which comes first, idea jamming or analytics? Do you...