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24 April 2018
Written by Brett Terespolsky (topic: technology) No longer a buzzword, fintech has for a while been changing the way in which we transact financially both as businesses and individuals. Heralded as ‘one of the fastest growing areas for venture capitalists’, fintech incorporates anything from PayPal to online credit transactions. Loosely defined, it is the very...
7 March 2018
Written by Asia Sultan (topic: innovation performance) Traditionally, companies have used KPIs to determine how well they meet their operational and strategic goals, as said KPIs have conventionally been seen as important in defining how a company progresses towards it business and marketing goals. But, in a world where start-ups are disrupting industry giants – as is the case with Airbnb in the hospitability industry – increasingly organisations are looking towards innovation to keep up and grow their...
27 February 2018
Written by Gugu Sithole-Tyali (topic: innovation) Human nature’s resistance to change is well-known. We tend to cling to what is familiar … known … safe. The same is true within organisations. After all, change management programmes exist for a reason. But, similarly, we all know the saying, “Insanity … doing the same thing over and over again...
15 February 2018
Written by Craig Eliasov (topic: innovation team roles) So, you’ve been tasked with leading innovation in your company. Your job is to put together a team that will not only come up with new revenue-generating ideas but will also take these from concept to marketable solutions.  This team will require clear goals, a nurturing environment, and a simple...
6 February 2018
Written by Thabo Ramphore (topic: innovation) With innovation being at the top of just about every organisation’s agenda, building a culture in which team members can exchange ideas, and then implement best (and fastest) processes to get to market-ready solutions, is more important than ever. There’s a saying that goes “you are the average of the five people...
15 April 2017
Written by Grant Ralph (topic: innovation platform) The emphasis on Innovation Today, big business places a large emphasis on innovation and it’s easy to understand why. Technology is changing the world that we live in at a rapid rate and one of the biggest consequences of this is that customers are expecting more from large, established organisations. People...
16 February 2017
Written by Matthew Adendorf (topic: product development) Product Development – Moving Beyond ‘Agile’ Agile product development has in recent times positioned itself as the number one and best way for innovation teams to successfully ship product to market. Let me be clear, I think that Agile is great as it focusses on frequent releases which...
22 October 2016
Written by Brett Terespolsky (topic: user experience) So you have decided that an application is a solution to your problem. First, beware, your user may not want it. This applies to all types of applications (web, mobile, etc.). The key issue is gaining user interest. I’m not talking about the general desirability of your application. You...

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