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What Is With Good PowerPoint Design? There is no substitute for good design, just take a look at what chief designer, Jonathan “Jony” Ive has done at Apple. Ive, is a British designer and the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple. It has been Ive’s design brilliance that has returned Apple from the brink […]

How Using Construal Level Theory Busts Mental Blockages Dan Pink brought this to my attention in a recent blog post headlined “3 tricks for solving problems faster and better”. Dan leads with the thought that it’s easier to come up with an idea for someone else than it is for ourselves to solve a problem. This […]

Facilitating Innovation is a Game Changer This week has our own Air New Zealand showcase how they’re facilitating innovation by changing their Value Proposition. Air New Zealand showcased their new Boing 777-300 ER which they’re heralding as introducing at least five game-changing developments. Up to now, the airline industry had delivered three major innovations in the […]

What Makes Effective Leaders One function of a board of directors is to ensure that the company is being run by the most competent and effective leader at its disposal. According to new research on leadership and group dynamics from Wharton management professor Adam Grant and co-authors Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School and David […]

Is Management A Profession? Ben W. Heineman, Jr. writes in the Harvard Business Review about whether or not management should be a profession like law and medicine in order to promote responsible conduct and trustworthy business leadership. This has been a topic of discussion in our home this week as my 12 year old daughter […]

Innovation Management InnovationManagement spoke to Dr Alexander Osterwalder, sought-after author, speaker, workshop facilitator and adviser on the topic of business model design and innovation. Here at Think Group, we use the Business Model Canvas with our clients to discover their current model and from there adapt and change with new methodologies and thinking. What is […]

Bethlehem Steel Productivity Secret When Charles Schwab became President of Bethlehem Steel in 1903, he made an unusual offer to his consultant, Ivy Lee: “Show my staff and me a way to get more done in less time and I’ll pay you any fee within reason”. Without batting an eyelid, Lee offered to give Schwab […]

Ephemeralization, see how Intel latest investment taps into this Ephemeralization was coined by R. Buckminster Fuller and is the ability of technological advancement to do “more and more with less and less until eventually, you can do everything with nothing.  I’m not so sure that Intel will ever let their chips sell for nothing, however, […]

Innovative Ways To Earn Money With Chocolate Over at Board of Innovation, they have written a great article on how young people have the greatest and most creative ideas. In it, they asked students at Antwerp Management School to think of new and innovative business ideas to make money with chocolate. So what did they […]