Foster Innovation, Don’t Fake it

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Speed of Innovation? It’s fast, fast, fast and in case you didn’t get it, it’s faster than ever before.

New fields are emerging and with no surprise we have a huge number of new jobs emerging.
The crazy growth of some of these fields forces anyone who wants to stay on top to invest not just a couple of hours a week but to focus full time on it.

Organizations that pretend to achieve objectives in these new emerging fields only by stretching internal resources, aka overcharging existing staff with even more work, are not going to go anywhere. The only thing they will achieve is stressing people out and lowering the overall level of performance.
You must invest in new internal or external resources.

Organizations must foster innovation, and not suppress it under fake illusions just to convince themselves that they are moving in the ‘right’ direction.


How Brands Can Survive & Thrive Online – Digital Evolution

Episode: VMC #341 – How Brands Can Survive & Thrive Online – Digital Evolution [right click to download the source file – ‘Save the link as…’, video-player available below]

Yesterday I was in Milan (Italy) to present at a special edition of Ignite Italia during the Forum della Comunicazione Digitale 2011 held at Palazzo Mezzanotte in Piazza Affari.

My talked was about “digital evolution” and how “digital species” – in this case websites & web properties of brands and organizations – need to adapt to environmental changes (new technologies, etc…) or else they will be wiped off the face of the world wide web.

Here’s the video and slides from my presentation. Enjoy!