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October 24, 2016

5 things we learned when visiting Japan

5 things we learned when visiting Japan as part of the Belgian state visit:
Japanese people are very much group-centered. Japanese people like lots of information and clear instructions. Japan is an uncharted territory for Business Model Innovation. The quintessential product designer still exists in Japan. And domestic robots are quite normal.

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January 5, 2016

How many ideas do we need when designing or innovating? Pinball or Pachinko.

When designing new solutions, there is a question that keeps popping up. How many ideas should we: develop? How many should we have in the end? Well, we’re not going to put a number on it, but rather a general principle, called pinball or pachinko. To do this, let’s draw a comparison between pinball and pachinko.

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December 22, 2015

How to kick off innovation with future-proof ideas – part 2

When designing new solutions, there is a question that keeps popping up. How many ideas should we: develop? How many should we have in the end? Well, we’re not going to put a number on it, but rather a general principle, called pinball or pachinko? To do this, let’s draw a comparison between pinball and pachinko. Read more … When designing new solutions, there is a question that keeps popping up. How many ideas should we: develop?

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December 10, 2015

How to kick off innovation with future-proof ideas – Part 1

Many business leaders know they need to innovate. The natural first step is to brainstorm and create ideas or ideation. Ideation is considered the most important step in the innovation process. But relying solely on ideation will not result in the next big thing.

A critical factor is that radical innovation should be future-oriented. Lots of innovative ideas bounce around a couple of years before they break through. Right now, mobile wallets are on the brink of an innovation revolution, but mobile payment systems have been around for almost a decade.

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