Zero to One: Find a Niche and Own it!

I really like Zero to One by Peter Thiel.  So much so, that I'm slowly reading it chapter by chapter to internalize the information. If you are interested in how game-changing strategies behind new products and services are conceptualized, this book is for you.  I particularly like his

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Is Your Business Ready for Innovation?

Some of you might be familiar with the Diffusion of Innovation. It is a theory that seeks to explain how new ideas and technology spread and is typically used to explain consumers’ adoption of technology. Through our course of work, we’ve come to realise this

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Fighting the Status Quo

Many of us, stuck in the trenches of Design Thinking, have to challenge the status quo. We have to convince, cajole, or fight with people to effect change.  Change goes against established Orthodoxies or cultural norms, thus you would have likely heard a lot of: "Son, this

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Is this the End of Windows?

Great article by Benedict Evans who shares a lot of good information on why Microsoft is going to die. The apps that people want on smartphones are not being written for desktop Windows anyway. Uber doesn't have a desktop Windows app, and neither does Instacart, Pinterest

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Dealing with Feedback

150706.creativecritics-550x402 Tom Fishburne shares a pretty funny comic on how to give and receive feedback. While this is from a Marketing standpoint, we can (as designers) also learn from this.

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This is why Large Corporations need to INNOVATE or DIE

In the recent months two significant technological driven disruptive events have happen that could bring about the downfall of two of Singapore's largest corporations. Singtel, or Singapore Telecoms, is the first and biggest Telco (they own all the infrastructure) and Comfort one of the

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No One Really Cares About Your Great Idea

I stumbled over a great Q&A over at Quora. Someone asked about what to do with their great ideas and inventions so that they won't get cheated. I've decided to reproduce the question here and the answer by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia,

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Nimble Design Firms should Do Good

So it seems that Frog's Chief Creative Officer, Mark Rolston, has left to start Argo a "new type" of design firm that is a hybrid mix of design agency, incubator and product development group. With argo, Rolston is looking to create a nimble design group that

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