Sustainability – What It Is And What It Is Not

I believe that sustainability is a term loosely used to make statements about what suits a particular agenda, and it is often presented in box ticking acronyms like CSR and ESG. However, sustainability is not just a box ticking exercise. It is about ensuring the survival of humankind for generations to come, by optimising the […]

Epiphany to Evaluation – Viability or (How Do We Know This Is The Right Fit For Us?)

In my article on the 27th January, I spoke about Innovation being a journey from Epiphany to Empowerment. I then followed it up with the evaluation of ideas against desirability. Today we focus on the company, and talk about Viability. Viability focuses only on the organisation or the company that has come up with the […]

Epiphany to Evaluation – Desirability or (How to Ensure We’re Solving Actual Problems)

In my article on the 27th January, I spoke about Innovation being a journey from Epiphany to Empowerment. The image below shows this journey and Equitus Engineering Limited‘s main areas of focus. Epiphany: The idea strikes Evaluate: Test the worthiness of the idea against market, company and surrounding ecosystem Engineer: Develop the idea into a […]

Five Talks to Watch at Design Indaba 2020 According to DesignWeek

DesignWeek recommends listening to these five talks if you’re at Design Indaba 2020 in Cape Town South Africa. South Africa is an amazing country and I still have fond memories of spending two weeks there, attending a friend’s wedding and travelling around. It has a good proportion of wildlife, nature, beaches, good food, amazing wine, […]

Effective Product Development Is Not About Products At All

To round of six months of 2022, here’s something to think about. Late last year I was invited by TiE Mumbai to deliver a talk on the topic of Value Proposition to Value Delivery as part of their Start up to IPO series. This post is an extension of that talk. Product design and development […]

Give Me A Place To Stand On And I Will Move The World!

As per Pappus of Alexandria, Archimedes, in reference to his lever and fulcrum is reported to have said, “give me a place to stand on and I will move the world!”. If there ever were a big audacious goal, nothing gets bigger than moving the world! Now, the world in our context needn’t necessarily be […]

Skills: Why We Are Getting It Wrong And What To Focus On?

Let’s face it. Wherever we go these days, on every webinar, conference, forum, and discussion, there is always a question of skills. Typical statements you will hear include we need to solve this skills problem, our industry has a skills shortage, we need to find a way to find the right skills, we can’t find […]

What Do Cups Of Tea Have To Do With Solving Problems?

We are almost half way through 2022! What you see in the picture above is the vibrant and colourful collection of teacups in my cupboard. I believe you are wondering what could cups of tea have to do with solving problems, apart from the fact that they are brilliant to drink! I normally open the […]

Develping Successful Minimum Viable Products – Bringing It All Together

Over the last four weeks we’ve set scene for developing a minimum viable product and then we looked that basic groundwork that needs doing before embarking on this journey. We then focused on three common misconceptions around developing a minimum viable product, and then looked at the three essential ingredients. Today we bring all these […]

Three Essential Ingredients For A Successful Minimum Viable Product

Over the last three weeks we set scene for developing a minimum viable product and then we looked that basic groundwork that needs doing before embarking on this journey. We then focused on three common misconceptions around developing a minimum viable product. Today we focus on three essential ingredients to develop a successful MVP. Ingredient […]

Three Common Misconceptions Around The Minimum Viable Product

Over the last two weeks we set scene for developing a minimum viable product and then we looked that basic groundwork that needs doing before embarking on this journey. Today we dispel a few common misconceptions about the MVP. Misconception 1: Start with a skateboard, end with a car You’re all familiar with the image […]

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