“Companies that don’t yet exist will build cars that aren’t yet designed, using materials not yet invented, with manufacturing methods that have not yet been conceived. Are you ready for the new world of manufacturing?” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Archives for February 2017
“The best ideas are shared ideas” – Jim Carroll
This photo was taken during my keynote for Godiva/McVitie’s/Ulker in London, UK, all operating under the new company name of Pladis.
The fact that Einstein is in there is great; I often use his observation that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result each time.” That’s a great quote about innovation!
But that’t not the focus of the quote. The quote is all about the fact that organizations that manage to create a culture in which ideas float freely throughout the organization generally achieve greater success with innovation.
Many of the global leadership events that I am brought into have a specific focus on how to use the power of collaboration to achieve innovation; how to better develop a collaborative culture within the organization; or to discuss the opportunities that history have taught us come from successful collaboration.
Collaboration is one of the “Six C’s of Innovation” which I’ve identified as being crucial to success, the others being curiosity, creativity, change capable, courage and the ability to create excitement every day!
Focus on creating a culture of collaboration — you’ll find it to be one of the most powerful things that you can do!
“We are still driving cars operating on the same platform as the Model T – four wheels, gas engines and a steering wheel, on roads that have more in common with the era of the Flintstones than the Jetsons. That is all set to change with autonomous vehicles & intelligent highway technology! Fasten your seatbelts – it’s going to be quite the ride!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
From a recent keynote for a global leadership team, covered in another recent post.
“Are you aligning your strategies to the era of acceleration?” – Jim Carroll
A few weeks ago, I was on stage in London, UK, for a global leadership meeting of Pladis — a new entity which includes 3 organizations, including Godiva Chocolates. The picture was from that presentation, and presents the futuristic push-button kitchen of the future from The Jetson’s.
Part of my talk focused on the impact of the Internet of Things — #iot — on food products, packaging and the supply chain.
There is no doubt that we will see the emerge of highly connected, intelligent kitchen appliances. I led a senior leadership meeting at Whirlpool/Maytag a month ago on this trend. I wrote a blog post about the rules of design for products and devices in the era of the Internet of Things.
Combine that trend with the emergence of intelligent, active connected packaging, which will have pretty profound impacts on both consumer interaction as well as supply issues. I’ve done numerous talks around these trends, including an event in Prague for Mondi, a leading global packaging company and others.
Both of these trends bring more technology to the kitchen, consumer products and supply chain. Add technology to any industry, and you get faster change. The era of acceleration, as it were!
Push button kitchens? Not quite like the Jetsons’, but you can expect a lot of smart appliances integrating with smart products!
For more, check the topic, Internet Of Things: Disruption and Opportunity in the Era of Pervasive Connectivity.
“Agility & speed are the fuel, ideas are the spark” – Futurist Jim Carroll