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, […]

Innovation – A Brief Overview

Over the last few years the term innovation has been spoken about extensively in industrial, academic and professional settings. There are misconceptions of two types. On the one hand people with ideas and inventions being portrayed as innovators and on the other hand, people doing genuinely innovative things not being seen as innovators. Both arise […]

The Changing Face of Manufacturing

Manufacturing. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see or hear this word? Cambridge dictionary defines manufacturing thus: the business of producing goods in large numbers. Oxford dictionary’s interpretation is: The making of articles on a large scale using machinery; industrial production.These definitions are narrow, and are out of sync […]

How To Design Products That Stand Out In Today’s Competitive Landscape: Three Tips To Get You Started

Look at the world around you today. There are millions of products, designed, manufactured, and stacked on retail shelves for one purpose only; to capture your attention and to make you buy. Now, imagine you are the organisation responsible for designing these products on behalf of your clients. What must you do to ensure your […]

Creativity, Consistency And Why They Are Not Mutually Exclusive

A definition of consistency is that the way something looks, the way something is done, or the way things are, is always the same. On the other hand, a definition of creativity is to use imagination or original ideas to create something new. At first glance one might be led to believe that these two […]

Technical Lecture On Innovation Last Thursday The 18th Of February

As some of you are aware, I delivered a technical lecture on Innovation to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers last Thursday. In this lecture I spoke about the necessity for innovation today, gave a definition of innovation, explained a few common terms, busted a few myths, introduced the audience to the innovation pathway, shared insights […]

Technical Lecture On Innovation This Thursday The 18th Of February

Join me this Thursday, the 18th from 6 to 7pm with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, West Cumbria Area. We explore Innovation, bust a few myths, look at a few barriers, and a tool kit to get you started on your innovation journey. The event is free to register and attend, and the link is […]

Raam Shanker Is Delivering A Technical Lecture On Innovation At The IMechE On 18th February 2021

Innovation is a much spoken word these days in every circle, event, industry, sector and setting. However, most of these discussions do not adequately address what innovation is and how to succeed at it. I am delivering a technical lecture on What is Innovation and How to Succeed at it to the West Cumbria Area […]

All We Need To Listen To Good Music Are A Source And A Medium – Everything Else Is Optional

Today’s is a short post to kick off February 2021, the shortest month of the calendar. What you see in the above picture is a photo of my guitar, and my wireless earphones hanging out for a well-deserved break. This suddenly got me thinking. All we need to listen to good music, is a source […]

Rational Decision Making Versus Reasonable Decision Making, The Difference, And When To Use Which

On the one hand you have a decision-making system which focuses on analytical ability, problem solving, facts, and numbers. The accuracy of this system is such that it is correct all the time, i.e., 100%. This system sees everything as a means to an end, with focus on efficiency and effectiveness. Emotions are left out […]

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