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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

Awaken the force within us!

A can do attitude helps overcome many reservations to creatively transform and manage any challenge. Viva la revolution! Grooming ourselves to reach the desired goals

Business rules!

Tradition is still more comfortable than the truth as Business continues to dictate our beliefs and direction. Businesses continue the struggle of Principals above personal

The Spirit of Openness

The Spirit of Openness is alive and thriving in mass collaboration and in most modern innovation systems. Who is still stuck labouring through uncertain network

Build bridges

To build and cross cultural bridges takes the courage, wisdom and strength of our convictions. Miracles are not only possible, but well deserved with a

Inspired?

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Inspired

Make a difference in our lives,
when we strive beyond our comfort zones!

Inspired and reinvigorated lately?
If the answer is no, it could be a sign that life seems a bit mundane.
In any business this is dangerous, and it is time to turn the situation around. Overcome any lingering fears, relentless battles, self-doubts, or mystifying challenges, with the inspiration, insights, and plan to do it better. Driven with a renewed sense of purpose!
Inspiration comes from many sources like advancements, insights, muse, leadership, breakthroughs to various forms of achievement. Even by participating in more humanitarian tasks to help others can enable us to learn more about ourselves and the capabilities that can translate to new endeavours. Thus, becoming that bit more open minded and driven for a good cause. Identify how to break down the barriers that limit us and consider the visions that challenge us.
Many may be caught in a rut and don’t know it, satisfied by their own measure of success. With little to no competition, it becomes easy to be complacent, despite the risk of a devastating surprise. It pays to listen and keep on learning rather than rely on a limited model that could be easily out-dated and superseded overnight. Many might not want to know what it takes, when content within their comfort zones.
To become inspired and reinvigorated try to engage in some fundamental exercises as discussed in the following sections of this article:

  • Appreciate and embrace key powers.
  • Turn risks into opportunities
  • Set the environment
  • Adopt better models and strategies


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The Age of Wisdom

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AoW


Inspired to energise and energised to inspire!
Any uncertainty might be our own product of fear, lack of focus or repeated misadventures.

In the midst of fragmented structures , systems, organisations, and networks it might be difficult to focus on the unity of visions and their wisdom. When everyone is dedicated to their own agenda’s there is little progress on key issues or design for incentives that could bring hope, direction, and purpose to aspire towards a culture of wisdom.
The age of agriculture, industry, information and knowledge has brought some insights to start the age of wisdom. But, there is so much more to go. To emerge from our own uncertainties, instabilities and growing fears we can piece together the many pearls of wisdom to help define the age of wisdom that builds on knowledge to curtail evident risks and forge a better future.
Each business and industry must continue to reinvent itself and seize the growing potential, sustainability, better business models, improved operations, new capabilities, and adapt with each challenge and risk.
The age of wisdom builds on our thirst for knowledge, insights to what really works, a focussed plan and joint efforts to correct the many poor systems that have lost hope or continue with an uncertain destiny.
Our universal ambition waits in everything we do and say to either support good practices or struggle without direction as described in the following sections of this article:

  • Get healthy, wealthy and wise.
  • Beyond conventional wisdom
  • Under the spell of science
  • Spirit of collaboration


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The theory of everything – Creative

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TOECS


Make any dream a reality with the essence of creativity!
The tricks/ magic to make it happen, just need to be nurtured!

In the theory of everything creative we uncover the essence of creativity that knows no bounds. This is unlike the popular concepts of innovation, riddled with boundaries, conditions and expectations based on political or commercial interests for growth and wealth.
Connectivity and advances in technologies might bring the world closer together. But, each generation encounters a diminished potentialdespite expectations of wider prospects. This inhibition is reflected by the restrictions imposed by poor cultures and fears that dictate our self- imposed prisons or limitations. As words lose their lustre when dictionaries become politically correct to embrace negative definitions and distrustful sentiments, so are mindsets shaped by their environment.
To break free from this self-fulfilling prophecy we need to reconnect with values to enable, invigorate and drive passions and conviction that can overcome any adversity. Compassion, international morality, the hunger for knowledge, insight and foresight forms the foundation that ignites that creative spark and the determination that makes dreams come true.
Our creativity needs and must evolve to harness our potentially immortal works, assuming we have mastered original thought (free from illusions and dependencies), harnessed analytical skills and techniques, and engaged with effective decision making. Nurturing creativity then becomes a life-long pursuit that builds on our abilities
and capabilities as described in the following sections:

  • Value focussed reality
  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Stimulating innovation
  • Change the future.


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The theory of everything – Decisions

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TOE-D

Decisions, Decisions: How to avert disasters, forge a better future,
enable and act on opportunities are only possible as we evolve!

Our decisions set the platform that enables and fuels our ambitions.
It can either raise or inhibit our potential as we strive for something better or succumb to self-imposed limitations and unconscious routines. With a little effort and the appropriate focus this platform can be developed further to enable more prospects, and expand horizons with each challenge.
Beyond the bodies of knowledge
remains vast dimensions still to be explored to create more eureka moments that are only limited by our imaginations, skills and capabilities. With each threshold we begin to appreciate new strategies and achieve sustainable solutions.
In contrast, low aspirations inspire more shortcomings to overlook or dismiss issues when the status quo prevails while clinging to poor tactics and strategies. Like many complacency traps that keep within a comfort zone and profess success with little to no expectations. Ignorance may be bliss when that perspective is rationalised with unconscious biases or unfounded beliefs.
With a myriad of trappings to railroad our choice and options that only get more sophisticated with time, it becomes critical to improve our decision making capabilities. STOP, REVIEW, ANALYSE, DECIDE and CREATE more constructive plans to change our lives, businesses and future prospects.
It's as easy as taking a break from a fool's paradise, endless struggle or just stuck repeating the same mistakes or pattern of decisions. This article explores the decision making capabilities that must evolve as discussed in the following sections:

  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making skills
  • Unconscious to planned decisions


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The theory of everything – Analysis

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TOE-A

Garbage in, garbage out might be an understatement
when scaled and exaggerated in poor systems and cultures!
A little analysis still goes a long way, with more opportunities
for better insights, decisions and directions!

It might come as a shock to many to realise that our analytical skills are seriously limited and desperately needs to evolve. Analysis techniques and the processes around it have also become liabilities when timing is and accuracy is critical. We have become complacent in our own worlds with growing dependencies on technological advances (pursuing instant gratification) to produce poor attention spans and focus (dementia risk).
We should expect more when emerging technologies propel our capabilities with increased connectivity and the flood of available data.
3 exabytes of info processed in most social media’s daily, 100’s of terabytes of data /online library, Billions of mobiles users and numerous devices all merging for real time analysis techniques, like predictive analysis with AI in big data, data mining, semantic web and machine learning. This connectivity reduces our degrees of separation while opportunities are raised for $billions/industry and Governments that ventures to utilise this potential with an augmented intelligence.
The Internet of Things, IoT like many innovations exponentially generates more data to adopt the latest analytical practices that have to evolve further. Each builds more algorithms to predict our interest, next move, decision influencing factors to encroach further into our privacy while limiting options. Quantum, cognitive and neuromorphic computers will no doubt make short work of these tasks along with all the innovations that continue to sprout.
The challenge for us is not to remain stuck in routines, but strive to develop further to analyse, synthesis and make better decisions.
This article builds on the mindset from “Original thought” to explore the boundaries and evolve with our analytical skills in the following:

  • Trouble shooting
  • Models
  • Synthesis


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The theory of everything-Original thought

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TOE-OI

Our potential lies in what we enable, develop and do!
Unleash that potential with our own targets towards the TOE!

The advantage to pursue our own theory of everything, TOE is to prepare ourselves for those baffling challenges that leave most perplexed. We need to develop the mindset that can evolve beyond a world riddled with different forms of conditioning and endless limitations to appreciate the complexity of life as we lift our basic skills, upskill.
This is to enable more Eureka moments, where past theories become superfluous. To break down the disciplines that are key to evolve and develop further, let’s consider the next series of articles with a focus on:

  • Original thought, ☼{this article}
  • Analysis, 
  • Decision making,�
  • Creativity,*∞


With a little confidence and self-belief we can realise that the value of original thoughts and ideas can touch and enhance every aspect of our lives to enable direction, solutions and constructive development. It helps to widen the gap from the mundane and unacceptable.
We become the masters of our own destiny by the decisions we make and the direction that we pursue. Not only to shape us as individuals; but, how we interact with our immediate environments, and the impact can we make together for today and the future.
The visions and challenges that we set ourselves, ripple through time as can the consequences when our potential and that of future generations is either inhibited or nourished.
Some of the elements that are essential to master and achieve original thought are discussed further in this article, which includes:

  • Realisations
  • Dependencies
  • Visions and Challenges
  • Initial steps


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The mindset paradigm

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Secure

With the age of convenience we have moved from
rose coloured glasses to fishbowl transparency with
so many bubbles of hopeless systems, waiting to be disrupted!

Financial Technology, Fintech might have inspired many to do it better than the banks to help their transformation and keep up with new ideas and technology. But, customer dissatisfaction and distrust just continues despite strategies and tactics to quell any uprising. This unrest still spells the need for something better. Where customer centric considers customer requirements instead of a means to appease and manipulate.
Life is as easy or as difficult as we make it, reflects on decision, focus and aptitude capabilities. Those decisions are influenced by a grasp of reality that may be tainted by the many bubbles. Each spins their own illusions to create cultures so customers can accept their inevitable fate.
Success becomes easy with the right maturity and focus. As expert mentorship still goes a long way to avoid costly mistakes. Sometimes the combined experiences of those facing the challenges can unleash revelations to break the bonds and barriers. This experience enables most to shed the myths, and self-constraints to pursue worthy visions as success breeds success. The rest may insist on their self-fulfilling prophecy when they shrink from challenges and support an unsustainable bubble.
The mindset paradigm is simply to get to the truth of each challenge by digging deep enough to appreciate the strategies involved and how they are likely to play out and engage widespread innovation to enable better solutions. First, we must learn to recognise the truth, and not dismiss it as we shed convenient illusions.
It's amazing how some fundamental beliefs can be so wrong to influence our decisions, and consequently inhibit and set us on the wrong path.
This article discusses a few areas to unravel the fish bowl transparency bubbles and their cultures by converting the age of convenience prevalent mindset to set us free to innovate the following:

  • Decision making
  • Body of knowledge
  • Gap between Sales and Marketing
  • Balanced Score Card dimensions
  • Disrupt the many hopeless bubbles


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Why compromise security and privacy?

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Secure

The crack in Cyber-space will only grow with every unresolved risk!
Don’t become too dependent on social media comforts as big brother is still watching!

We could be living in a fool's paradise to think that our grasp of reality will not change or bubbles of convenience might be sustainable.
The fact is that regulations keep on changing, disruptions influence change and secrets uncover a dynamic world that keeps on evolving.
Like the crack in the fabric of time and space that Dr. Who encountered, the crack across cyberspace with cybercrime, espionage, fraud, cyber bullying, vandalism, terrorism, cyber warfare and further infringements on privacy only get worse with time, if left unresolved.
Existing rules, strategies and safeguards tend to fall behind and lose their edge, displaced by better game plans, deception or system cracks.
Everyone can do their part to check the trade-off from the long term benefits lost for illusions of added functions or small rewards and accept the responsibility to take appropriate measures to change the situation.
The hunger for secrets, intelligence, and financial gratification can drive business, organised crime, insurgents, hackers or terrorists to corrupt the potential of Cyber space's connectivity. But, by uncovering these deceptions, and vulnerabilities that allow relentless attacks the ongoing risks can be managed, latest technologies adopted, and we can strive for better strategies as discussed further within the following:

  • Cyberspace challenge
  • Beware of false economies
  • Broaden the horizons to what is possible and likely
  • Manage the immediate risks
  • Stay connected to the latest
  • Strive for change


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Carve out your own vision

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Vision

Excellence is only possible when actively pursued!
Stuck on routine and short of solutions?

Let's put disruption into perspective since everyone has a convenient if not cosy image from their own bubble, not willing to do anything to recognise and avert significant risks or define better visions.
Drugs, corruption, terrorism, poverty… seem to be accepted when little progress is evident that could change their trajectory. Given that conglomerates continue to aspire to monopolise for the sake of endless growth and profit. Politicians also do little towards a common visionas they wave a flag of good intensions while playing with the bounds of credibility. Where does that leave the rest of us to enable visions that can inspire anyone in the ever increasing turbulence of competition without some overall visions that connect purpose to results?
Today’s popular visions see migration plans from controlling internet data to artificial intelligence, employing drivers to driverless cars, … to dupe voters with any unconscious biases to implement biased policies. Not all visions have a clear benefit for society, generally sacrificing the future to feed today’s interest. The distinction might rely on the use of good or bad strategies and tactics, as the norm sets the general direction. The result is either eroding industries or to encourage new ones as the inevitable becomes evident when no opposition exists.
In a blinded or blissful existence we may never consider anything better.
To at least improve our own vision and results, we need to take more positive and decisive measures as discussed for each of the following challenges:

  • Battle bureaucracy when visions are carved in stone
  • Confront diametrically opposite visions
  • Negotiate own space to redefine reality
  • Manage the helter skelter of markets
  • Collective visions


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Design a better future

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DBF

No limits to creativity, capabilities, potential or growth!
Our self-imposed limits to imagination & enthusiasm only lead to indifference!

To inspire the efforts to design a better future we build from our insights, raised maturity and collaboration to expand our capabilities. To leave any competition dead on its tracks is a given. More inspiring is the compound effect when each one joins a common vision; adding to a dynamic potential that only grows exponentially and makes any resistance futile. Each advance further enables us to innovate that much more, while it becomes cheaper and easier to be creative. This makes any future possible with an aligned focus of resources.
Many old models, strategies, ideas have lost its purpose and definitely their edge when they struggle, or fall short of a greater potential, to reflect lost hope or an uncertain if not bleak future. Yes, many remain delusional that fears are unfounded, practicing some unconscious bias.
Those that face reality continually rethink their business models, strategies and prepare for disruptive prospects with innovation and adapt as needed. The market keeps changing, and organisations still need to stay ahead as customers need to set their own requirements.
Disruptive technologies and models can only reinvigorate business by raising a sense of urgency, especially on every weakness or evident opportunity. Uncover what is socially inept and do something about it.
Why wait until it is too late, or for a crisis that leaves little time to do anything but cut losses. Most needs are clear, just dismissed too easily as futile or inconceivable to find solutions, until the challenge is accepted. It might be easier or convenient to ask a consultant for ideas.
Do it 10x better, 4x faster and 50% cheaper sets familiar targets, which is only possible when the challenge is taken and the creative process starts.
What it takes to design a better future is explored further in this article:

  • Aligned visions
  • Value proposition pitch
  • Enable desired outcomes
  • Achieve the inconceivable
  • Build on success


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