05/02/19 08:18 Categories Flavio Stiffan
This is it!!! You just had a flash of creativity and the project you have been dreaming of developing just materialised in your mind… Great!!! Now what??
Some will just lock themselves in their office, workshop or lab and start hacking it down, assembling, soldering, coding… it has to be done today!!
Others will take a piece of paper and start drawing, making a shopping list and evaluating how it can be done.
At the end, all of the above is okay as long as you include project sizing as part of your thought process.
14/01/19 11:41 Categories Flavio Stiffan
Creative minds have a behavior on their own: they rarely stop, they jump from one thing to another and, they have their own way to produce snippets of ideas. To help take advantage of this valuable output, you need to get organized with a tool to capture the ideas and structure them as they come.
Mind mapping goes back a long time but it is really Tony Buzan,a British psychologist, in the 1960s that put it literally on the map by creating rules about how to mind map. Today, mind mapping is used in schools and offices, yet, it is my experience that it hasn’t entered the mainstream business activities. When I do a mind map with my clients, many are just surprised about how efficient it can be.
There are several ways to do mind mapping, here are a few of them and some considerations you might want to evaluate when mind mapping.
03/11/18 10:08 Categories Flavio Stiffan
Over the last 4 weeks, I had the rude awakening that customer service is no longer a priority for many businesses as they enjoy revenue and customer repeat buys without the need to deliver a great experience.
The numbers reported by many companies and countries in relation to wage increase, record revenues and booming stock market over the last months seem to confirm that one can survive based on the fact that there are enough customers out there willing to live with a new criteria of satisfaction: low pricing. Read More…
03/10/18 14:19 Categories Flavio Stiffan
After spending almost 30 years in the semiconductor’s industry and experienced the tool chain changes for innovators to bring their ideas to the market, one really wonders what’s the next playground for innovators to implement their ideas. Read More…
05/07/18 10:37 Categories Flavio Stiffan
When I was 7 years old, I started primary school in Geneva, Switzerland and, each pupil received a Waterman fountain pen to learn to write (penmanship skills). A bunch of years later, I got married and was surprised to be handed the exact same model of fountain pen for my wife and I to sign the wedding documents at the town hall. As of today, one of my favorite fountain pens are of the Waterman brand, offered by my wife in addition to one given to me by my first employer as thank you gift when I left the company.
This example shows how academic and university programs are known for bringing businesses into the future and creating a long term sustainable environment that extends the lifecycle their products. This attractive go-to-market strategy applies to many markets where design and creativity are of the essence (design, art, fashion, design automation and high-tech development).
Creating your own academic program is well worth the effort: here are 5 important steps you need to take for making it a success.
09/11/17 08:48 Categories Flavio Stiffan
You are surely aware of B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer); maybe you are not familiar with B2Innov? Read More…