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Casting aside the fear of failure

April 9, 2010 1 comment

“The only adventure that is doomed from the start is the one we do not attempt.”

“La seule aventure d’avance vouée à l’échec est celle qu’on ne tente pas.”

Paul Emile Victor

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Storytelling: equiping new ideas to survive the journey through the corporation

April 2, 2010 5 comments

The word storytelling immediately evokes the past: “Once upon a time” is after all how traditional childhood stories (used to) begin. But for a story to become inspirational it’s got not only to be deeply rooted but also to connect with what we can do now to reach a better future.

Henry V inspires his men by telling them what, in the future, they will be able to tell their children about what they are going to accomplish today: 

This story shall the good man teach his son […] (And) we in it shall be remembered, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blod with me shall be my brother.” 

What does this have to do with innovation? Read more…

Emotionally, Rapid prototyping is a confidence unlocker

January 27, 2010 3 comments

Functionally, Rapid Prototyping is a critical step that enables ideators to turn what they picture in their mind (or on paper) into something that can be physically manipulated or experimented by others – colleagues, customers, manufacturers.

Emotionally, Rapid Prototyping can be a powerful confidence unlocker – for self or others. Let me put forward an example:  Read more…