Amantha Imber

Amantha Imber

Amantha Imber

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Why innovation mustn’t start with an idea

I met with the head of innovation at a large manufacturing company last week. She had requested a meeting to get some help with her company’s innovation program. I began by asking the innovation head about her company’s current approach. She excitedly told me about how her team had recently put in place an online… Continue reading Why innovation mustn’t start with an idea

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Why smart devices are making us dumber

I largely abandoned paper notebooks a long time ago, despite being someone that has an unhealthy love of stationary shops. I travel a lot, so anything that adds weight to my bad needs to justify its space. Given I take all my notes on Evernote, I felt that bringing a notebook with me was redundant.… Continue reading Why smart devices are making us dumber

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Three critical skills your people need in order to be world-class innovators in your business

What do Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso have in common? They are all thought of as born innovators. Creative geniuses. The myths and stories surrounding these three people support the notion that one is either born an innovator… or not. And if not, perhaps consider a career in accounting. (That’s a joke –… Continue reading Three critical skills your people need in order to be world-class innovators in your business

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Why meetings are killing innovation

The average manager’s workday is divided into one hour blocks. This is not due to humans naturally working best in one hour increments but because meetings, those seemingly necessary events that seem to dominate the days of office workers everywhere, tend to be scheduled in one hour blocks. Diaries covered in meetings have become so… Continue reading Why meetings are killing innovation

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What happened when we banned email for a day

I spent all of last week travelling around Australia with one of my clients. She heads up innovation at a top tier law firm and I’d been brought in to deliver innovation keynotes at all of the firm’s offices. In one of our taxi rides, the conversation turned to email. She told me she gets… Continue reading What happened when we banned email for a day

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