The design thinking playbook : mindful digital transformation of teams, products, services, businesses and ecosystems (book)

Authors: Michael Lewrick, Patrick Link, Larry Leifer This is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking … Read more

Never lost again : the Google mapping revolution that sparked new industries and augmented our reality (book)

Author: Bill Kilday This book chronicles the evolution of mapping technology-the “overnight success twenty years in the making.” Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech’s development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon GO. He takes us back to the … Read more

Disrupt : 100 lessons in business innovation (book)

Author: James Bidwell Compiled by Springwise, the global innovation discovery engine, Disrupt! explains and highlights the best, most disruptive and most useful innovation ideas of the 21st Century, and shows which themes underpin their success and which ideas can best be used to drive creativity in your workplace, office or industry. This attractively designed book … Read more

The Greenhouse Approach : Cultivating Deliberate Innovation in Organizations (ebook)

Author: Chitra Anand To succeed, modern businesses need to foster the creativity of their staff; they need to provide an environment that promotes constant innovation. Intrapreneurship, which harnesses the entrepreneurial drive within an existing organization to foster new ideas and creative thinking, gives companies the problem-solving edge to succeed in an ever-changing world. To stay … Read more

Draw to win : a crash course on how to lead, sell, and innovate with your visual mind (book)

Author: Dan Roam Thirty-two thousand years ago, your many-times-great-grandparents Oog and Aag drew pictures on the wall of a cave. They had an innate need to communicate, but no written language. So they found an easy and natural way to share their thoughts and stories. Today, after so many years when speaking and writing dominated, … Read more

The AI advantage : how to put the artificial intelligence revolution to work (book)

Author: Thomas H. Davenport In The AI Advantage, Thomas Davenport offers a guide to using artificial intelligence in business. He describes what technologies are available and how companies can use them for business benefits and competitive advantage. He cuts through the hype of the AI craze—remember when it seemed plausible that IBM’s Watson could cure … Read more

TOP10 DYNAMIC ENTREPRENEUR: ANNA WRIGHT, CO-FOUNDER, BINDIMAPS

Anna Wright’s BindiMaps mobile app has unlocked a whole new world for people with vision impairment by removing the barriers to mobility. BindiMaps transforms the way people with vision impairment navigate complex indoor spaces.  The mobile app employs Bluetooth technology to locate a network of Bluetooth beacons combined with mapping and a route-guidance system to … Read more

Fintech OpenSparkz scores $1.5 million in over-subscribed round to tidy up the loyalty-card space

Rewards startup OpenSparkz has secured $1.5 million in an over-subscribed second seed-funding round, despite being pre-revenue. Founded two years ago by chief executive Terry McMullen and co-founders Ian McKenzie, Debra Taylor and Nigel Lovell, OpenSparkz is a Platform-as-a-Service startup allowing consumers to consolidate multiple loyalty and points programs into one. The investment was led by … Read more