Category Archives: Mental Models

5 element model

The 5 Elements: A Holistic Framework To Assessing Whether To Start A Business Or Strategically Innovate From An Existing Entity Instead

We have all heard stories about setting up office space at the old shed (that also housed your grandparents CD recorder) or in a shamble stock garage at the back… Read more »

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thealphaswarmer insights and commentaries

Balancing Tension: The Dynamic Coordinator Role Within Innovation Systems

One of my favourite books of all time has to be Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Timbles 10 Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution. Within the nomenclature, the authors… Read more »

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Destroyer or Creator: Juxtaposing the Devils Advocate against the Cross-Pollinator

One of the most innovative organisations in the world, IDEO, articulates the devils advocate as someone whom is hugely critical of ideas before they are proven; those whom don’t want… Read more »

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Rationality or Irrationality: Mandates, Mission Drift the B-Team Swarm Intelligence

Any business collaboration, process improvement initiative, change management mandate or integration project requires the incumbent to articulate a clear set of deliverables which if not met can be catastropic to… Read more »

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Augmented Intelligence As The Nexus Of The New Industrial Revolution: #thealphaswarmer_commentaries

There is growing contention that the next industrial revolution will have knowledge work at its core, with a Wall Street Journal article today proclaiming that “the growth in the smartphone… Read more »

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