Have you ever thought of crowdfunding an idea that you have? And when you do it, is it about a virtual universe? Chris Roberts did so about a year ago when he showed the world that he is going to develop a game called “Star Citizen“. This game will simulate a universe where you can live, fight, trade, make money, even die and rise again as a reincarnation of your previous life. Does it sounds boring and not for you? Some kind of boring game that can’t make money? Think again! This is already a huge success – largest crowdfunded project all categories ever – and worth understanding why it has become so huge.
Are you interested in disruptive technologies? Of course you are, or at least you should be! And you would like to know more about both what disruptive technologies are happening right now and what kind of disruptive technology that we can expect looking forward? Yes, but so what? We are in the age of the customer, of rapid changes of customer behavior and technology that doesn’t “behave” the way we are used to. So we need to think ahead and understand the trends and the mechanisms behind them. But where do we start?
Last week I went to Mobile Health Summit 2013 (here translated into english using Google Translate) here in Stockholm. It was really mainly about 12 different “mini cases” where different large and small companies showed their innovations/products and a great panel discussion afterwards. The main common thing with all the cases was not really about the mobile apps or even mobile phones. Yes, it was there, but the main thing regarding each and every case was its service setup. What is an app without its service? A game? Or something that just takes MB of space in your phone? Of course you say, it has to be filled with a content and have a purpose. A mobile health system is somewhat different than an app…
We all need to get inspired. Nothing new with that. This post contains nothing new either, but it does contain something that no leader should miss. Sometimes we need to get more inspired then usually, sometimes just because it helps clear your thoughts. At this quite famous TED Talk, given by Simon Sinek, he has “decoded” why some companies and/or leaders succeed and others don’t. Right or wrong, I do like the approach he is taking. It inspires me, maybe you too?
Did you got inspired? Then I would recommend you to also have a look at http://www.startwithwhy.com/.
An African Chief can make peace in the small, can it be used for leaders too? Can growth be the mother of all conflicts? What does it has in common with our economical hype that we see among social media networks?