If you’re responsible for new product development in your company, you will be familiar with the several steps of that process. Experts mostly separate the new product development process into seven or eight steps, starting with idea generation and finishing with a post launch review. The fact that more and more things become smart; i.e. […]Read more "New Product Development in the Age of Smart Things"
The only human being who wants change is a toddlers who needs a new diaper. This bonmot is especially true if change is fundamental, if something substantial is changing, if a paradigm shifts. Now and then, things, technologies, perspectives change dramatically. If you happen to work in an industry experiencing such a change, consider yourself […]Read more "The Paradigm Shift"
Don”t panic – this headline is much less esoteric as you might think. It came to my mind today, when I saw many people mourning the death of musician David Bowie, quoting him throughout the day. For this post, David Bowie”s death and the universal reactions to it are very well suited to explain my […]Read more "Don”t quote Buddha, be Buddha!"
As discussed around the same time last year, New Year’s resolutions are not for everybody. Some stick to that convention, others distance themselves for various reasons. I’ll share my personal resolution with you and invite you to try it for yourselves, no matter if you are a believer or not. Whenever I am just saying […]Read more "A New Year’s Resolution For Everybody?"
Today, I learned something important. In theory it should be an open secret but realizing that I can use this insight as a practical tool in everyday’s communications was like a Heureka for me. It’s about changing perspectives. A few weeks ago, my business partners and I decided to cooperate with another team to jointly […]Read more "Changing perspectives"
There are some words which I don’t like at all but which stand for something I like very much. One of those words is interdisciplinarity. Most definitions of interdisciplinarity focus on what it is rather than how it’s performed. Klein and Newell refer to interdisciplinarity as a process, but in a more general way: A […]Read more "Let’s try more interdisciplinarity – even if the word sucks!"
In countries with a high affinity for soccer, there usually live as many soccer coaches as there are male inhabitants above 6 years. They watch the game and feel inclined as well as empowered not only to criticise but to come up with smashing proposals for enhancement. We find the same behavior in other areas, […]Read more "A blind man should not judge colors"