The Imagination Challenge: Strategic Foresight and by Manu A.

By Manu A.

Businesses continuously current technological developments-new fabrics, new mechanisms, and new how you can improve current services. but those seldom result in actually new rules. Why? people are all born with inventive instincts, yet within the curiosity of effective and predictable productiveness, associations corresponding to colleges and companies frequently prevent these impulses. the main cutting edge services, writer Alexander Manu argues, come up out of the behaviors of play — the power to visualize, with no limits, the query ''What if…?''Manu's enticing and encouraging booklet deals businesses a wealth of sensible recommendation and strategies to unharness their complete inventive power and holiday prior to the gang. Manu's provocative, insightful utilized methodologies for developing new company possibilities and transformative concepts achieve resonance from real-world situations and conversations with top innovators corresponding to MIT's Mitchel Resnick. Readers will study recommendations to: * Open their businesses' eyes to unseen possibilities * Spark the mind's eye and set off the potential for product innovation groups * flip encouraged rules into profitable services.

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The Imagination Challenge: Strategic Foresight and Innovation in the Global Economy

Businesses always current technological developments-new fabrics, new mechanisms, and new how one can increase present services. but those seldom bring about really new principles. Why? people are all born with inventive instincts, yet within the curiosity of effective and predictable productiveness, associations resembling colleges and companies many times prevent these impulses.

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Which brings us to the simplest definition of imagination: a mental faculty forming images or concepts of external objects, things that are not present to the senses. THE IMAGINATIVE MIND Five-year-old Sophie uses plastic bags to do something you probably have never tried—she skates on carpets. Plastic bags + carpet + imagination = a new indoor sport that exploits the attributes of all the materials involved—availability and low cost—as well as their physical properties— reduced friction for a smoother glide.

In the 1967 film, that conversation was meant to be ironic, but in hindsight it was prophetic: Plastics was a technology that revolutionized Benjamin’s generation. An athlete does the winning Flop. CHAPTER 2 The Flop to the Top · 35 Today their conversation might go something like this: Mr. ” Mr. ” Mr. ” Mr. McGuire: “There’s a great future in data. Think about it. ” And suppose you have figured out an answer, be it an idea or product or process. ” Why Creativity Is Not Enough The answers to both of these questions will allow us, as individuals and organizations, to construct a bridge between what we know and what we can do to maximize our knowledge in the presence of emerging technologies.

This challenges industries in one of their traditional core competencies: innovation. It is not a passing trend. With the proliferation of accessible technical tools that allow users to truly participate in the shaping of content—from news to playlists to customized facial creams—desirability demands what capability and possibility must create. “By becoming participants in the process of innovation, individuals are now raising the bar for corporations. ” Take remix culture as an example of the emerging creative and cultural awareness.

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