Lab Rats: Why are Companies Experimenting with Innovation Labs in Singapore?

This month, three global banks opened up their own innovation labs in Singapore. The fact that Bank of China, Australian Westpac and Deutsche Bank have all opened innovation labs in Asia demonstrates the shift in mentality for larger corporates and institutions towards innovation and an increasingly common pivot towards the East. Why Singapore? It’s not

Looking East: Innovation in Asia

It is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in innovation in Asia. In an increasingly connected world, there is a fast-developing community of innovators and entrepreneurs in Asia. According to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report, Asian companies are outperforming the rest of the world in terms of commercializing and creating more impactful

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The hits and misses of talent recruitment in 2018

The talent war is raging on. And on this particular market that is employment, high standard candidates are gold and companies are ready to do anything to recruit them in order to boost their employer brand. It’s no secret, job market undergoes profound change: a permanent rise of passive job seekers which represents two thirds

Why Outstanding Companies Adopt Corporate Venturing?

For many years, Corporate Venturing has been a trendy topic for companies looking to finance their innovation.   Grasping new Business Model, obtaining competitive intelligence… This kind of method shows many advantages and is attractive for companies wishing to implement innovation in their traditional markets. In 4 years, these investment funds have more than doubled,

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Innovation Challenges: A Powerful Way to Boost Digital Transformation

Boosting its digital transformation is the goal of almost every single company on this football called planet earth. If some approaches work better than others, internal open innovation challenges are still at the top of our list. Agility, intrapreneurship, digital acculturation, learning by doing, etc. These words, abruptly said by major companies, are actually quite

Why Big Companies That Act Like Startups Make Tremendous Profit
Why Big Companies That Act Like Startups Make Tremendous Profit?

First thing first: take a look at the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 v. 2017: only 60 firms (12%) that made the list in 1955 are still on the list in 2017. 88% of the companies have either merged (or were acquired by) another organization, gone bankrupt, or still exist but have fallen from the

Chief Happiness Officer's Desk
A day in the life of a Chief Happiness Officer

Every day as a Chief Happiness Officer is different. And when you add my other role as the Office Manager into the mix, there’s no time to be bored! Although my job involves ensuring team well-being and cohesion here at Agorize, I also deal with invoices, contracts and supplier orders. Come and experience a day

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Reverse Mentoring: an essential part of your digital transformation

In the age of the digital company, the practice of older employees passing on their knowledge and expertise to younger colleagues is being turned on its head. If your company is working on its digital transformation, then you must have felt the need to bring Generation X and Y together. And reverse mentoring is the

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Blockchain explained for 8-year-olds

Do you remember Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters? As well as testing myths to confirm or bust them, the duo were able to explain tricky physics and chemistry concepts in a way our little heads could understand. We’re going to imitate their way of making science understandable to help you learn more about what blockchain

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Creativity – a key weapon in the project management arsenal

Project management is generally seen as an exercise that requires rigour and structure – so creativity and innovation aren’t exactly the first words to spring to mind. But we’re about to see that, despite what a lot of people think, a big dollop of creativity can make your project management a lot more effective. Whether

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