Double Diamond Interchange(DDI): Valuable innovation lessons for other industries

Globally, road intersections are the points where the probability of accidents is generally found to be on the higher side. Intersections, typically have crossing, merging and diverging conflict points leading to confusion amongst drivers. The situation gets worse when you add the increasing number of vehicles, quality of roads and

Business inspired from cross domain ideas: Skincare to space water detection

Throughout history, there are several cases of innovations inspired from cross-industry and cross-domain ideas. Three such interesting stories, Caudalie is a leading French skincare brand owned by a couple, Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas. The Mathilde family which owned vineyards got their idea for grapeseeds inspired skincare products when they had

Positioning on value: Learning from meat industry

In a hyper competitive world, positioning commodity products only on pricing is a risky proposition. Companies always try to sell the ‘value’ tag to differentiate themselves from competition. Meat industry in developed countries is no exception. What can meat industry teach others on positioning based on value? Traditionally meat suppliers

Corporate titles with a twist : Rise of T-Shaped CXO

Everyone in corporate world likes to have rich and fancy titles, however, there are corporations who take the business of crafting titles quite seriously with a reason. On face value, one can dismiss new titles as, ‘different but same’, however, little research will show certain titles are constructed with purpose

Poland’s Idea Bank Express

Innovation which brings digital experience in physical world, sometimes known as ‘phygital’ if done well can be engaging, disruptive and impactful. Poland’s Idea Bank known for its innovation is definitely showing the world how to win in ‘phygitial’ category. Aimed at targeting the SME business segment, Idea Bank identified that

Story of Coffee: Devil’s drink to birth of insurance

Sipping a hot cup of coffee is a  divine experience for many.  However, you might be startled to know when coffee was introduced it was faced with severe resistance and many campaigns taken up to block the growth of coffee as beverage. So, how did the coffee aficionados break the

Task Shifting to tackle medical emergencies

Attracting and retaining talent is always a key challenge for all industries. The challenge gets amplified when dealing with skill shortages in  emergency health workers and the region under discussion in African countries. Ethiopia understanding the gravity of the problem is using ‘Task Shifting’ as a prudent innovative approach to

Talent scouting lessons from Basketball

Identifying, attracting and retaining  the right talent is always high on the priority of all leading organizations. World Economic Forum in their commentary on Industry 4.0 have been calling out how the skills revolution will play a key role in shaping the economy. HR folks in organizations are always look

Fare Evasion to Community Benefit: Transport Ombudsman’s data magic

In Australia, Public Transport of Victoria’s (PTV) data on fare evaders showed an interesting trend. They found a particular tram and train route in Melbourne  having high rate of offenders and interestingly even higher rate of fare evasions disputed with Transport Ombudsman. Further analysis of data revealed that,young people faced

Swarm intelligence to solve business problems

Everyday businesses are flooded with the need to make all sorts of decisions – strategic, operational and tactical .Many of these decisions are taken by business managers or leaders who may or may not always follow a popular view for that particular decision. Have you ever looked into how  nature