Innovative thinking worth spreading

Each day I spend a considerable amount of time reading the RSS feeds and in the last few weeks, I visited the following links with no particular order, I read the articles and I watched (twice) the videos. I'd like to share them with you because I found these contents extremely innovative and because they inspired me further and deeper reflections which I will post in the following days.

Category: Blue Ocean StrategyTags: Umair Haque, O'Reilly Radar, Jenn Webb, HBR, Harward Business Review, digital authors, Dana Newman, communication, capitalism

How web video powers global innovation by TED's Chris Anderson

The rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. I do believe we are at the dawn of a new age and that as humans, we are living the same experience lived in the 16th century when Gutenberg invented how to print books: the rising of a new communication mean.

Category: Cultural ChangeTags: TED, communication, Chris Anderson, global innovation, video

Digital Printing Forum, Milan 23.02.2010

I have been invited to the 16th DIGITAL PRINTING FORUM which will take place in Milano on 23.02.2010. This is a great opportunity to talk about the future of our market, about the emerging trends and strategies to face the latest technology challenges. I will be also a fantastic opportunity to discuss directly with the public of professionals.

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Tags: technology, strategy, publishing, marketing, Lean, JDF, innovation, ICT, content, communication, censhare content management, Business

Management support to effective Lean Six Sigma inititatives

Hosted by Successful applications of an effective Lean Six Sigma strategy share a very strong management support. In fact a Lean Six Sigma program does not happen accidentally, however, having said that just think about the following. There are two main opportunities when implementing an improvement program, could be very difficult: when times are bad and when times are good. When times are bad the profitability is very low and the resources are focused on strategic activities to ensure the survival.

Tags: technology, strategy, Lean, innovation, ICT, content, communication, Lean Six Sigma, content management, Business Process Innovation, Business Innovation Management, Busines Process Management

Few things about Change management

Implementing process automation isn’t just about a matter of new equipment installation: it’s a change of how entrepreneurs conduct business and how do they operate. It’s part of the human condition to resist change, as people resist habits for how they do things based upon experience the desire to get things done with the minimum of confusion, time and potential for failure. By implementing process automation people may not trust how the new system gets things done, may feel they have less control over their activities, may try to work around the new system.

Tags: Business Innovation Management, strategy, communication, content management, Lean Six Sigma, lean communication, Change management

10 trends to watch

After a full year in heads-down crisis mode, business executives are looking again to the future. As they reengage in strategic thinking, many are struck by a sense that the world has changed: The turmoil was not merely another turn of the business cycle but a restructuring of the economic order. Is that impression accurate? To answer this question, it is necessary to examine the underlying forces that shape the business environment and to look for discontinuities.

Category: Content ManagementTags: innovation, strategy, communication