Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The “bing bang” vs “step by step”

Monday was an interesting day… TIA (Technological Agency of Slovenia) organized a brainstorming session on its future development… Some really cool issues and dilemmas were brought to light… one of them being about a role and the dynamic of development of TIA. There were 2 major thoughts on the table: »a big bang« approach with the government just putting a large sums of money into it and let it lead the technological development of Slovenia or a »step by step« approach that would allow people in charge to grow along with the project. I believe that the second one is a better one. I see TIAs mission at first in bringing different players on technological development together and let them create new value add, motivate them to go even further… for such activities you do not need large sums of money. However, it is true that you need a visionary picture and lots of will…. TIA could play a really important role as a promoter of innovation culture, a source of efficient development tools and best practices…TIA could be an excellent coordinator, motivator, the one that can push things thru… there is room for innovation in how to develop and lead such an organization in an environment as Slovenia is…

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

My new book is out

You can order my new book (standard hard copy, e-book and vocal book) by following the link below. Currently it's available only in Slovene.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

new interesting links

Mark had just sent quite an interesting list of links... somebody else might find it useful, as well:
- creativity and innovation development in business schools
- putting people first
- innovation through people-centred design - lessons from the USA

my rythems of the life of innovation

The last few months have been the most exciting business period in my life… I feel like I have been living in world of innovation … I have been writing about innovation, making innovative products, developing innovative processes, stimulating new partnerships, trying to add a little piece to creation of innovation society… well the results are here and they are quite exciting …the project »book as a self being« is developing daily (along with the printed, audio and e-versions)… Apple just gave us a little support there… I hope to strengthen the cooperation and get down to some marketable results shortly… InJo took off in Slovenia…I was appointed to the advisory board at Stanford University for the Innovation Journalism program, and on the top of it… I just learned that we have won the prestigious professional reward for the best consulting project of the year in Slovenia, called the Feniks reward, the second time in the last 3 years. We are so proud on our customer Steklarna Hrastnik – Opal Ltd., that with a strong collective consciousness managed to penetrate a very difficult European market and made it to the top. Two years of a hard work of restructuring and change management on all levels and all sub-systems delivered results and we together won the Feniks … innovation really makes sense.. it drives the value add creation and empowers people… it is so much fun to be part of it…