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The Can Do world

Discover the possibilities in the transition from “can’t do” to “can do” as more is imaginable and likely. Try some simple tips to achieve the

Good vibrations

Dynamic teams don’t just happen. Relationship strategies inspire, empower, enable and expand better prospects with successful relations. First convert any poor relations with the commitment

Seize the moment, Carpe Tempore!

Seize the moment is about stepping out of the comfort zone to recognise and explore the opportunities. It gets easier with each opportunity seized, as

What works today!

What works today may not work tomorrow. Wisdom comes from understanding what works, what’s needed and what’s possible. Unfortunately, so many businesses seem to be

Who will save Creativity?

Creativity is expected to save us, but who will save creativity, when so few are willing to give it a go? We take too much

More reasons to collaborate


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Collaboration brings the world closer
to make significant progress in every space.
It raises our creative IQ, harnesses unfathomed powers,
closes the gaps to the unknown,
addresses challenges in the status quo and realises disruptive prospects.
To achieve something incredible, it starts by considering
the prospects to collaborate!

To survive the most difficult challenges still needs an edge that is made possible with the right type of collaboration. Even the most mundane challenges can do with a little help to break bad cycles, discover new prospects and overcome any barrier. This is also an opportunity to explore beyond the superficial.
The benefits and opportunities to collaborate are restricted by our own imaginations. Broader visions, added security, support, shared risks, extended capabilities and trust that only raises our potential to do the extraordinary. The inspiration to build momentum also adds value.
Beyond the obvious benefits that are typical in any joint effort, mergers, partnerships, marriages or team dynamics there are added synergies with each unique challenge and journey. To leverage on combined strengths, share insights and resources creates more opportunities.
Too much is left to poor assumptions. My initial comment would be " you are doing it wrong, making life harder for yourself and getting little for the effort, e.g. Brainstorming for mediocre ideas. "
Consider how some added benefits can be instigated and harnessed with a little imagination and effort as discussed further in this article:

  • Genuine Relationships
  • Levels of Trust
  • Real value
  • Ground rules
  • Win-win
  • Cultivate creative alliances


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Run with it!


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Why not transform a good idea to a brilliant one and run with it?
Dare to surprise everyone and exceed all expectations!

Don't let patents sit idle, shelf ideas, or waist any potential to consider how it can be converted to a brilliant idea with the thrust to run with it.
The blue ocean strategy picked a space that was not saturated with competition, positioned to stand alone and make the competition redundant. Why not take it further with your own Space, or a vibrant space with room to expand, ready and waiting for a touch of brilliance.
Brilliant ideas can be born
from the creativity that designs better strategies and leverages on our best kept secrets. Reinvigorate the old, or do something different. Sprout genuine value with the recipe to inspire a convincing pitch and commitment.
We know all the secrets, hidden strategies and tactics most CEO's deploy on the cutting edge. Some play with risks or let others take the risk. They are always vigilant of higher market prospects, potential turbulence and the competition to adapt as needed. There are always frontiers to pioneer the unknown for the brave and skilled.
Some of these secrets can make a difference to reduce each challenge in this pursuit, which is discussed further in this article:

  • Everything is not what it seems
  • Talent and Capabilities
  • Emotions
  • Knowledge
  • Rules
  • Principles and Responsibilities


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Reinvention


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Post any awakening, post mortem, post analysis
can set the incentive for the next transformation.
So what makes our next reinvention a success
when
Business models can cave
more rapidly to the pace of change?

When beliefs are shaken to its core it’s time to consider a transformation that is more likely to succeed, mitigate any unforseen risk and become more robust and sustainable in the process.
Like most transformations, unless the key issues are resolved it might become another band aid solution, if not another smokescreen that masks more serious risks. Innovations may not be enough when the world innovates further ahead and builds more capabilities.
Does the current business model fit the inevitable future?
When the current thinking that Business models will last 3 to 5 years becomes out dated and even the biggest organisations can fold within a year, it's time to rethink and reinvent the business again.
Like the banks that think they are invincible with the best and fastest computers; that may not be enough, if they cannot adapt fast enough to change. Welcome to the fickle world that may blindside many industries. Start-ups should hold their ground, not to be bought up by the big organisations, when their ideas could make a difference. Let's face it, when the business is part of the problem change in never enough.
Consider the thoughts and concepts that can help the next reinvention of your business, as discussed further in this article:

  • Enhanced awareness
  • Broaden horizons and pace
  • Jugaad
  • Adventurous
  • Reimagine what's possible


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Rethink reality!


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We don't have to imagine the worst to find a significant contrast to reality.
Western logic, dialectical reasoning and the confines of global isolation impose their own
limitations to influence our decision making and development prospects.
Let's expand our minds eye and take a quantum leap into reality!

In an age when we have the most knowledge, scientist, engineers and technologies at our grasp, it's a wonder why progress is stifled.
With endless claims from studies in health, wealth and education, if reputations were held accountable, this practice might change. Real progress continues to take a back seat to these claims. It is probably more hype to attract funding, interest or prospective clients. Most surveys are not interested in change, when they only support their own conclusions and products. Complacency only breeds contempt and more illusions. This is when assumptions have drastic consequences.
Our unconscious biases have become a vital tool for politicians and businesses as more data is sought to exploit by manipulating reality.
How susceptible are we to social influence?
Unfortunately, this deception extends into many fundamental beliefs that influence our decisions on a daily basis. Succumbing to what's convenient probably nourishes more unconscious biases that restrict and diminish our abilities to analyse effectively, and hamper our potential to develop. Where are all the independent assessments?
Consider how to find reality and build better habits while aligning our thoughts with the concepts discussed in the rest of this article:

  • False assumptions {Face the harsh reality}
  • Conclusions
  • Challenges
  • Drive
  • Mental agility


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Boost your creativity!


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Today's ideas and solutions are not enough!
Everyone needs to engage, create, develop, collaborate and thrive
.
So, let your imagination work for you as the
value of creation starts with each of us!

Creative value emerges when our imagination and creativity is exercised. Each effort and accomplishment assumes its own value to instil a sense of pride and the base to develop and enhance hidden skills. Don't get caught in mindless exercises or distractions.
Let's face it; the world is in a mess with fragmented industries, dysfunctional systems, political correctness gone askew and global issues mounting. Growth for profit, power and political agendas have left their tarnished mark with corruption, poor designs, fewer options, short life span products and more waste.
What is wrong with our systems today? Most might reply too restricted, inhibiting or debilitating. Justifying or accepting the situation or end results only makes any battle futile, hopeless and insurmountable.
3D printing has done the rounds to stimulate 2D imaginations and 1D ideas. While 3D technology, augmented reality, social innovation, and key advances are still at their infancy. Evidently, a boost is needed to engage everyone, bring hope, direction and dynamics back into action.
To take the first steps into a more creative life, enabled, inspired and driven, consider the ideas in the following sections of this article:

  • Engage
  • Create
  • Develop
  • Collaborate
  • Thrive.


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Lift the Boardroom!


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Start the year by expanding the prospects to excel!
Shake, rattle and roll the organisation into the next century
with a more dynamic board.

Fresh ideas, inspiration and a better direction go a long way to revitalise and strengthen the drive into the next year.
Shake up any dead wood, and inject the skills and enthusiasm that diversity allows.
If missing; then add a devil's advocate, seasoned experts and the mindfulness of youth to help the boardroom members out of their doldrums.
Beware not to repeat another year like the last, or the last 10 years as blindly repeating the same, rationalised as success, leads to unforseen risks and missed opportunities.
Live and lead with innovation, not just lip service and strive to want and challenge more!
Question; what strategies are still relevant? And ask why not?
Group Think
is a real problem, that is too easily dismissed, but evident when annual reports don't change, and critical issues lie dormant.
There is no better time to shake, rattle and roll, to weed out the conflicts of interest, weakest links, and shake-up the board room, as the buck (shift responsibility) really should stop there.

Some measures to find that WOW factor and excel once again are discussed in the following sections of this article:

  • Non-for-profit are destined to outperform its counterparts.
  • Board challenges
  • Boost, if not change the board dynamics
  • Keep ahead of the competition and potential risks
  • Board style that's likely to survive the next 5 years.


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Ready for AI and more Strategic inflection points?


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Disruption brings musical chairs on a broad scale!
Our creative, moral & conscious differences
can set the mode for job creation!

We should not fear the unknown to harness the potential a new age brings. When quantum computers hits the market within the next 5 years, Artificial intelligence will more than likely be propelled in more directions that impacts most jobs as new industries create a reality that might not be conceivable today.
AI's growing capacity already highlights many beneficial characteristics with faster decision making, precision, predictive and versatility to eliminate human errors with each advance and algorithm.
Current industries need to reinvent or face the consequences as new industries will emerge. It's not inconceivable to have robots in every field and position to add today's missing dynamic. Some jobs might be transformed to manage the extended capabilities, interface to do what the robots can't do, or to regulate any possible consequences.
So, where is that creative spirit to embrace job creation?
Imagine tackling more complex issues, make sense of big data, from the fuzzy to creative solutions. As business models and strategies become redundant, each change gives rise to new prospects.
The race is on, not to be left behind, but to augment intelligence, skills and capabilities as discussed in the next sections of this article:

  • Fresh mindset
  • Retention and recruitment
  • Cultural changes
  • Job creation
  • Critical considerations


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Beat the odds


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Albert Einstein said it best "we can't solve problems
with the same kind of thinking that created them"

An extraordinary effort is needed to improve the odds in what is now considered the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world at the dawn of digital disruption. Yet, innovation might be at its infancy when a massive potential remains. Efforts to capitalize on a 4th Industrial revolution still have room to appreciate the 5G Network, Megatrends, and new technologies to conceptualise their potential.
Industries, desperate to innovate have shown some headway to improve; but, little to curve the inevitable threat that remains. A tidal wave of disruption might restore hope and bring relief to unsatisfied customers, lost under unscrupulous tactics.
Customers that have lost value with organisations eager to profit, lost hope to deteriorating systems, and lost any drive with more signs of corruption.
It's not hard to identify the tainted industries from banks, insurance, telcos to those floundering with poor business models that bring little value and may be described as a pain.
The wake-up call and some suggested measures to improve are discussed further with the following sections:

  • The Dream Team
  • Success or failure
  • Brains trust
  • Business Plan/Canvas
  • Innovation++


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The ripples of disruption


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When good ideas subside to revolutionary concepts,
there is no time to sit idly by!
As these transcend industries more transformations are enabled!

Start a ripple with a fresh perspective that leverages on key skills and resources to do it better, faster and to stay ahead of the game. Disrupt the archaic and disruptors with better strategies and business models.
Each new disruptor has the potential to shake, if not gobble up the aging industries, not to mention the power houses that strive to dominate at all cost.
Anyone can venture into a space that complements, inspires and drives a network of collaboration, to become the best of the best. It's as easy as embracing innovation, to adopt technologies, best practices and strive to create a better tomorrow.
Each ripple can become a wave that sweeps across businesses, industries and countries with concepts and technologies that forge a new path. 3D printing, Nanotechnology, RFID, Beacons, Blockchain, IoT, Biometrics, Genomics, AI, Big Data, Cloud, Robotics, to virtual and augmented realities have defined their ripples in numerous ponds. Each is just itching to expand and solve more challenges and close the critical gaps. Some useful tips in this journey include how to tackle the following challenges that are discussed further in this article:

  • Limited information/insight bubbles
  • Multidiscipline skills
  • Prospects beyond monopolies
  • Mass interest for mass support
  • The dynamics of innovation
  • The rewards


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What’s next? – Institutionalise


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The next generation faces an exponential rate of change and must adapt,
institutionalise and be ready for anything that much faster!

The last pillar in our transformation is to institutionalise our cutting edge advances. This compels a demand to produce and adapt at the speed of change, thought or in an instant with extraordinary feats of creativity, implementation and acceptance.
Most still stumble and advance with 2 steps forward and 3 steps back as a little knowledge can become a dangerous risk. The ability to institutionalise, typically neglected, reflects on the organisations maturity as it impacts its potential to evolve or confront more dire consequences. Our maturity is not only defined by our weakest link, but, by our imagination to advance and ability to adapt and institutionalise effectively.
With any pioneering adventure, it's always interesting to reflect on what has been institutionalised. Some positive, and some questionable for the value they may contribute to nurture better prospects. Why repeat the same mistakes, when they can be averted with more creativity.
To institutionalise change, strategies or transformations a number of domains must be mastered as discussed further in this article:

  • Planning
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Connected
  • Aligned


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