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Want Real Innovation? Fire The Prom Queen Committee!

Why is consensus around new ideas seen as a desirable thing? Because it isn’t.  It’s like kryptonite. New things are by definition disruptive. They have to challenge the status quo: to be heretical. So surely what we should be looking for is healthy controversy rather than consensus? After all, we don’t all agree on whether…
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The Matrix Is Real: Don’t choose – create

Religion is no longer the opiate of the masses: choice is. Having spent a considerable portion of my adult life convincing consumers that a 57th variant of corn flakes or mouthwash was all they needed to scale the dizzy peaks of enlightenment and transcend into a pantheon of personal bliss, I gather that there’s a…
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Worm Dervish Revolution

The worm has officially turned. The downtrodden rise to overthrow their oppressors, an unfair situation is being reversed, and the soil is being aerated in preparation for new growth. The business world is being forced to shift from a mechanised, information-based model to a creative, conceptual one. There are heretics everywhere. What’s your stake in…
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The Fish-Poo Innovation Model

Backyard Aquaponics is a Queensland company that combines aquaculture and hydroponics in a way that each not only cancels out the negative aspects of the other, but actually uses it as nourishment. The fish tank and gravel veggie bed are linked: the fish-poo water gets used to feed the plants, which in turn clean and…
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