Tag Archives: Innovation

Brian Solis on why the future of innovation is disruption

Brian Solis LeWeb

Having the opportunity to see Brian Solis presenting live at LeWeb Paris 2013 is most definitely one of the highlights of my career.

I have been a huge fan of Brian’s work for many years. As you can see, I have shared in this blog many posts and videos of Brian; I regularly read his fantastic blog plus I have read all his books. Actually, I made his book Engage!, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web (Amazon affiliate link) as mandatory reading to my students when I was a Lecturer at Kozminski University a few years ago.

At LeWeb, Brian Solis gave an outstanding presentation on why the future of innovation is disruption. In it he explored the elements of innovation and how ideas and passion convert intro disruption.


Brian Solis – The future of innovation is disruption: Moving from the innovators dilemma to become the dilemma’s innovator.


Photo credit: Ivan Hernandez

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1. Disruptive Thinking and Innovation
2. Back from LeWeb Paris 2013
3. Brian Solis on Digital Darwinism and the Social Economy
4. Brian Solis on being a change agent, problem solving and the end of business as usual
5. The end of business as usual

Speaking at the Mediarun Festival

Mediarun Festival
On June 12th, I will be taking part in the Mediarun Festival in the beautiful city of Gdansk, Poland.

I’ve had the opportunity to present at this event in its two previous editions (previously the event was known as Business Sopot Festival.) Last year’s event was excellent, and I am sure this year will be fantastic.

The topic of my presentation is “Disruptive Innovation in the Digital Era” and I will make the case that in today’s digital age, organizations really need to embrace change, take risks, and stop just trying to do things “better” and start doing things “differently“. In other words, embrace disruptive innovation and take their business in a different direction.

I really hope to see you there!

Visit the Festival’s website for more information or to register

Disruptive Thinking and Innovation

Episode #7 of The Digital Loop

This week, Paul and I focus on Innovation. Innovation is such a large topic, we could have talked for hours, so we attempted to introduce it while focusing on some limited examples.


The Digital Loop: Innovation


The Digital Loop: Innovation (Audio Only)


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Alan Weiss on becoming a succesful consultant

Alan WeissAlan Weiss is one of the most successful Management Consultants in the world, and by far, one of my biggest source of guidance and inspiration. He is the best-selling author of more than 40 books, including the remarkable Million Dollar Consulting (Amazon affiliate link) (Note: if you want to watch my review of this outstanding book click here)

Recently Alan was invited to lecture at Harvard University, where he shared tons of extremely valuable advice.

In this presentation he talks about:

– Setting your own path
– The real definition of Consulting
– Why you need to reinvent yourself constantly
– What is the most important skill you need to be a consultant
– The Value-Distance concept
– What is the biggest reason why Consultants fail
– Value-Based Fees
– How to develop your position in the market
– Why you do not need a business plan
– What is innovation
– How to implement and monetize any opportunity
– The 1% solution
– and much more.

The presentation’s duration is around 80 minutes. Trust me, I know how valuable your time is, and I can tell you that watching this 80 minutes video is most definitely worth it.



Related posts:

1. Great Books Series – Million Dollar Consulting

Disruptive Thinking

Luke Williams is a Fellow at frog design, one of the world’s most influential innovation companies, as well as a leading expert on innovation strategy.

In this excellent TEDx Talk he shares his views on what he calls “disruptive thinking“, which is a critical part of innovation.



Related posts:

1. Innovation is all about value
2. Where good ideas come from
3. Peter Sims on how breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries

Innovation lessons from a skateboarder

Rodney Mullen, “the Godfather of street skating”, is widely considered the most influential street skateboarder in history, inventing most of the tricks used today. By the time he was 23, Mullen had already set new milestones for skateboarding winning 35 out of 36 freestyle competitions.

Today apart from being a successful entrepreneur, he continues to skate, innovate, and design some 30 years after he won his first world championship at the age of 11.

In this great TEDx Talk, Rodney shares valuable lessons on innovation based on his amazing experience as a skateboarder.


TEDxUSC – Rodney Mullen – How Context Shapes Content

Innovation is all about value

Innovation is all about of value. I have the impression that most people think that in order to accomplish any truly innovative product or concept, they need tons of money or a very complex and complicated process.

In reality, innovation is all about the value the product or concept adds to its users. And the bottom-line is that you do not necessarily need state of the art technological advancements to accomplish truly valuable innovation. And if you do not believe me, I invite you to watch this remarkable video.

This video shows the story of one man having a huge impact on people’s lives with a plastic bottle, water and a bit of chlorine. Remarkable … simply remarkable!


Related post:

1. Peter Sims on how breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries