Hacker culture is not something that you switch on at the start of a hackathon and switch off at the end of it. You need to embed the principles of this culture into your company in order to run a successful hackathon. Once you’ve run a successful hackathon (or designathon), Read more…
I’m giving a talk next week for Bangkok University’s Innovation and Knowledge Management Club (iklub), in which I’ll be discussing the upside of fostering intrapreneurship. Full details are available here. If you found this interesting, you might like my books.
Seth Godin has a great post up this morning in which he asks whether leaders aren’t stifling opportunities out of fear. He starts out by asking if we really want to get better, or if we’re too afraid of the effects change might bring.
Better means change and change means risk and risk means fear.
So the organization is filled with people who have been punished when they try to make things better, because the boss is afraid.
I recently attended the 2014 Intrapreneurship Conference, in Eindhoven, Holland. The conference brought together a unique blend of change makers, some of them consultants who help firms find their way, and many of them either leading entrepreneurial efforts to create new products or services within existing businesses, others working to completely reinvent the businesses they work for. (more…)