Tag: Innovation

  • Unfollow. Why following each other won’t get us nowhere new

    Swarm by Simon Bleasdale

    Over the past weeks I tried to get back a bit more into my old “reading interesting stuff the industry is talking about” routine. Staying up to date on strategy, planning challenges, the industry and their thought leaders is, after all, part of what enables a strategist do to their job. Or at least that’s […]

  • Why Innovation Really Eats Strategy For Breakfast.

    It happens not very often, but every now and then I stumble upon an article that is pretty much complete bullshit. Usually, you discover at least something valuable in an article. Not this time. In his piece “Why innovation eats strategy for breakfast”, Josh Linkner argues that…well, that innovation beats strategy, because innovation changes the […]

  • Patience Vs. Immediate Satisfaction

    Triggered by two articles I have read in different blogs, and by a decision I recently had to make, I started to think about the concept of patience and how it influences the way we achieve and perceive progress and innovation. Or, put differently, it influences the way we treat others. The first article was […]

  • There’s No Such Thing As “The Next Big Thing”

    Dear advertisers, dear creative people, dear marketers. Let me tell you one thing, for we all know right now you are out there, desperately seeking for it. It, the next big thing, the solution to all your problems, the path to glory and honour. I have to disappoint you, there is no such thing as […]

  • Advertising Is A Ball Game

    It’s easy to read disappointment or frustration into this post. But it’s probably more a naive curiosity that keeps me wondering why people in our business – the creative business – spend so much time preparing keynotes to back up our latest idea with successful examples of other agencies, companies, or organizations creations. (I said […]