Innovation – the imperative for CEOs

How should business leaders view their own role in this urgent drive towards innovation? Andrew Hutchinson of Alchimie returns with a broad view as he asks CEOs to look beyond the board and shareholder level. We’re experiencing a paradigm shift, he says, and that’s bringing significant changes to the responsibilities of company CEOs. Andrew examines innovation and the role of a CEO in a bigger societal context.

Seven compelling reasons why you should innovate NOW!

A discussion about the future can’t be complete without the bright minds and technologically savvy members of the Millennial generation. This episode we hear from Conan Young, an innovation economist and founding member of Innovating Cosmos. Conan joins Innovating Cosmos founder, Neville Christie, to discuss the seven reasons why any organisation needs to innovate right now.

Making new ideas happen

Before diving into the new world of innovating and all the opportunities it presents, Neville Christie, founder of Innovating Cosmos, describes his own definition of innovation and why he sees a need for a community of innovators. Neville explores the role of large corporations, of governments and small businesses in making significant differences in the innovating space.

What’s all this hoo-ha about innovating?

With so much spoken and written these days about the need to innovate, what does it all mean exactly? What does an innovative business or organisation look like? And where does an organisation even start to get there? This first episode of Innovating Cosmos Peter Letts, Nick Schildberger and Chris Ashmore of BE Media Production explore the fundamental questions on innovating.

How to be an innovator ?

We find innovators in every field of human endeavor. Not just in business.

In the 2014 review of 35 innovators under 35, MIT Technology Review
describes five different types of innovators. Which one are you?

What’s your style of innovation?

• Inventors – build new technologies.
• Visionaries – show how new technologies can have new and better uses.
• Humanitarians – or social entrepreneurs, use technology to expand opportunities or inform public policy.
• Pioneers – do fundamental work that spawns future innovations to be taken up by tomorrow’s:
• Technical entrepreneurs – who create and build new tech businesses.

New brains

There are good reasons why these 35 individuals all under 35 – and millions like them – are innovating in so many different ways.

They all belong to the Digital Generation…So the neuroplasticity of their brains means they are digitally-wired.

Their brains are evolving in quite different ways from any humans before them.

And humankind is getting smarter! How come?

Be a Mentor

You’ve learnt that as an entrepreneur, CEO or business owners you also need to be a Mentor. So how do you become a great mentor? What do you do? What are the traps for young players?

You’ve come to the right place

Here, and in a sister site, ceomentor, you will find just about everything you need to get a Mentor, be a Mentor, and enhance your mentoring skills.

This Landing Page acts as your guide. Every few weeks new resource are added. Find what interests you. Click. And you are up, up and away.

Crazy for being entrepreneurs

We don’t have to be totally crazy to be entrepreneurs. But half-crazy helps. So on a scale of 1 to 10, how crazy are you?

“Becoming an entrepreneur is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence.”

Forbes Magazine

“Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.”

Natalie Clifford Barney

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo…” Co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, narrating an Apple ad, 1997.

“I suspect you have to be born with a certain irrational lack of appreciation for how challenging it is to start a new business and how unlikely success will be.”

Jonathan Abrams, founder of Nuzzel.