Saturday, 25 February 2017

Huge Problem - Radical Solution - Breakthrough Technology

Astro Teller 's Secrets to Building Hyperinnovative Dream Teams that produce Radical Solutions using Breakthrough Technologies that solve the Worlds' Largest and most Challenging Problems!


Astro Teller, entrepreneur, scientist, author and expert in Intelligent Technology.

If you've ever wondered who is one of the Top-Guns behind the secretive and infamous  Google-X Projects, then Teller is a good start!

Teller is director of Google X laboratories. Over seeing breakthrough projects such as Google Glass, Google Driverless Car, Google Contact Lens, and Project Loon.

His premise on team leadership is to inspire and let go of people working on an X-Project. Get out of their way, and inspire them to focus on Hugest Problems the World has, and Fix them by offering Radical Solutions via Breakthrough Technologies, especially with ones that have failed in the past (try, try, try again); or indeed, new to the world space science-fiction-like technologies.

Watch this video and listen a legend in the making!

4 Characteristics Extremely 
Creative Folks Have in Common

If you are a regular visitor to this site, you probably have a somewhat creative bent, or at least appreciate the significance of creativity in the process of innovation.

If you think about it, Creativity is 'the' fundamental phenomena, above all else! Clearly nature and its laws is where it all stems from. But here on the ground, it is people that breath the life of new things. So here's 4 personality traits to look for when looking for creative people.
They’re curious about everything. 
Acutely creative people have extremely diverse range of knowledge in multiple field and contexts. This is simply because they are very curious and have an insatiable thirst for learning (like you). Discovering new things is a big part of creating other fresh ideas that combine elements from arts, history, astronomy, and why not, gastronomy; or as I call it ‘Hyperinnovation.’

Creatives easily switch off from work.
If you are highly creative, you’ll probably have periods of doing nothing, or at least low productive days (even weeks, and in extreme cases, years – me!). 
Creative minds need to find time for relaxation which is why they have developed the skill of taking their mind off from work. Big ideas usually pop up when the brain is relaxed. Plus, time out re-fuels and re-motivates the brain creative powers. 

Creative people don’t take themselves too seriously.
Imaginative bods are often quite playful, because they like and in time learn that having fun opens-up original insight, wooden-top thinker would never see or get. They like to have fun with their work as well as with other people and prefer to find humour even in the direst of situations.

Creativity addiction. 
You know the saying, bad habits (alcohol, drugs, over eating, etc.) ruin lives. Good patterns in life (routine exercise, healthy diet, regular relaxing and good body of continuous learning) gives a good platform for a good life. Highly creative people know the importance of creating something, no matter how small, as often as they can, even daily (this is why get frustrated when my partner locks me out of my Saturday Morning kitchen and I get that creative Chef verve). This is how Creatives turn Imagineering into a habit. They recognize that once you get used to do it all the time, it’s easy to enter that creative state of mind.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Hyperinnovation 2025

Watch this video for where Sony thinks Hyperinnovation could take us by 2025

After all, there's not merely one future in front of us, there is literally an infinite number of possibilities to choice from. All it takes is a little visioning to pick the most exciting and most valuable ones and work to make them real

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

CHILL with Cisco's Hyperinnovation Living Labs

Cisco Systems has recently been ranked number 31 in the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies, by Boston Consulting. And personally, I’m pleased to say they are using my model of Hyperinnovation: interconnecting ideas, technologies, people, organisations, markets and whole industries across boarders in multidimensional ways.

Innovation is strongly associated with – amongst others – creating new gadgets, novel services, step-change improved processes, and funky techniques that move things on. Clearly, all kinds of innovation requires human intervention to plan, build, manage and thrive on the chaos that comes with innovating – anything.

Cisco Systems Inc. call the process ‘Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs (CHILL).’ True to its name, CHILL provokes disruption by emulsifying solutions from non-competing companies in various industries. This involves mustering senior executives from Fortune 500 companies at undisclosed locations around the globe for 48 hours.

The locations of these conclaves are trivial; it’s the ideas and solutions, which are most intriguing. 

For example, CHILL brought together four of retail’s biggest brand titans – Costco, Nike, Lowe’s, and Visa. With a willingness to focus on customer needs, learn quickly, and build on ideas, sleeves were rolled up and co-innovation blossomed over 48 hours. These companies worked together under the single ambition of how to remove queues from the retail experience. Ideas ensued and — with the power of Cisco engineering, proto-typing, and technology resources to support them — moved the needle toward real tangible solutions that could be taken to market.

Click on link below to watch a series of CHILL videos (for some reason I've watched them several times!).

Monday, 20 February 2017

World's First Taxi Drone Coming to Dubia

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as this summer.
Uber, Airbus and others are still talking about creating test vehicles that would begin transporting cargo first, but Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Agency lead announced (via Mashable) at the World Government Summit in the city that they’re going to begin operating passenger service along predetermined routes starting in July, using the Ehang 184 autonomous quad-opener electric drone to ferry people through the air.

First flying Taxi in Dubai