‘Inspiration’ Category

Let’s start sharing innovation failure experiences!

Let’s start sharing innovation failure experiences!

Innovation is and should be one of the top priorities of any organization. Because the world is constantly changing: routine work is moving towards where it can be done cheaper, one can no longer compete on price nor quality, everything is being automated, computers can outperform human left brains, there is an abundance of material […]

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Timespiration

Timespiration

The value of a book can’t be found in just counting the pages, the value of a book can only be found by taking your time to reflect upon the message hidden in it. This is certainly true for Timespiration from Cyriel Kortleven. Timespiration is a book about Time.
 It’s not a book about time-management.
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TEDxEutropolis: celebrating inspiration from the Eutropolis

TEDxEutropolis: celebrating inspiration from the Eutropolis

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend TEDxEutropolis in Hasselt. Out if the more than 20 inspiring talks and performances, there are another two that I would like to share with you.   First the last minute intervention of Nick Decrock on the Kama Sutra for being successful in business. I must admit making the […]

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Fresh inspiration from TEDxEutropolis

Fresh inspiration from TEDxEutropolis

Saterday February 4th – Outside the streets, the houses, the trees, the world is covered with a carpet of white snow. I imagine how each snowflake could be a spark of something new, a materialization of each idea that is hanging in the air here at the Muziekodroom. Today I am at TEDxEutropolis in Hasselt. […]

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Innovation = knowing your customers

Innovation = knowing your customers

  Human centred, people centred, customer centred, user centred,… several terms are hot nowadays if we talk about designing new products, services or business models. They all want to make us clear that innovation is no longer about inventing new products or services as such, it’s about listening and understanding to your customers. Innovation starts […]

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Make shopping fun again in 2012

Make shopping fun again in 2012

A new year has started, full of good intentions, new wishes, new hopes,… One of the hopes I cherish for this year is “make my shopping experience fun again”. Why? Well last year I came home, more than once, frustrated after shopping: because the lady at the counter had a bad day, because I could […]

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Never forget the wild geese

Never forget the wild geese

One of the common problems with brainstorming session is “business blindness“. Business blindness often occurs in teams with people that have worked for many years together. They have problems looking at a situation, problem or opportunity from a different angle, because they are so used to look at it in a certain way. Inviting external […]

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Black Business Model Masterclass

Black Business Model Masterclass

Last week I had the chance to follow the Black Business Model Masterclass from Board of Innovation. Black, because we took a look at several successful illegal business models and got inspired by some criminal organizations. and how they make their money in an innovative way. Purpose? • Understand why business model innovation is important? […]

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How to design meaningful experiences?

How to design meaningful experiences?

The Experience Economy recognizes the fact that consumers no longer expect products and services to only fulfil a function but that also experiences are expected. The business opportunity is thus to capture the premium that consumers are willing to pay for these experiences. While larger companies (the most well-know example might be Starbucks) already include […]

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Unfuzzying the fuzzy front end of innovation

Unfuzzying the fuzzy front end of innovation

From November 1 until 5 JCI Belgium is hosting the 2011 JCI World Congress. Like each year the Congress brings together around 5000 young, entrepreneurial leaders of the future from all over the world, to meet, to exchange and to learn. Closing keynote of the conference? “Unfuzzying the fuzzy front end of innovation by Sara […]

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