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Ramon is curious & enthusiastic, he travels the world as speaker on innovation & ideaDJ.

He's now writing his next book on 'cross industry innovation: the lessons from other sectors'. Check it out!

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Guess What?  Welcome to our industry !Eventually other companies are going to enter your industry or market, many with the goal to disrupt the current setting. Instead of being hostile you can take a more elegant approach to this. Take the ‘Letter from the CEO’ example.

A few days after the launch of the Apple Watch, the CEO of Guess Watches -Cindy Livingston- send Tim Cook (Apple CEO) a letter welcoming Apple to the watch industry (and also using the opportunity to pitch their own smart watch product. In any case it is a stylish nod to the same thing that happened when Apple welcomed IBM to the PC industry over 30 years ago.

Who can you elegantly welcome (and challenge) in your industry?

Guess What?  Welcome to our industry !

Eventually other companies are going to enter your industry or market, many with the goal to disrupt the current setting. Instead of being hostile you can take a more elegant approach to this. Take the ‘Letter from the CEO’ example.



A few days after the launch of the Apple Watch, the CEO of Guess Watches -Cindy Livingston- send Tim Cook (Apple CEO) a letter welcoming Apple to the watch industry (and also using the opportunity to pitch their own smart watch product. In any case it is a stylish nod to the same thing that happened when Apple welcomed IBM to the PC industry over 30 years ago.



Who can you elegantly welcome (and challenge) in your industry?

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Painting with Microsoft Excel ?Microsoft Excel isn’t only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art. How? Just ask 73 year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi.

 But why Excel? “Other specialized graphic software is expensive, and Excel came pre-installed in PCs,” Horiuchi told Japanese website PC Online, adding that he found the program easy to use and more capable than actual paint. The retiree said that he didn’t use Excel at his job. “I saw other people neatly drawing graphs, and I thought it seemed like Excel could be used to draw art." Before he retired from his company, he felt like he wanted to do something new, bought a computer, and started using Excel. And in the last ten years, he has established himself as a digital artist, showing his work in exhibitions.
Download the original .XLS files here !

Painting with Microsoft Excel ?

Microsoft Excel isn’t only for spreadsheets. It can also be used to create art.

How? Just ask 73 year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi.



But why Excel? “Other specialized graphic software is expensive, and Excel came pre-installed in PCs,” Horiuchi told Japanese website PC Online, adding that he found the program easy to use and more capable than actual paint. 

The retiree said that he didn’t use Excel at his job. “I saw other people neatly drawing graphs, and I thought it seemed like Excel could be used to draw art." Before he retired from his company, he felt like he wanted to do something new, bought a computer, and started using Excel. And in the last ten years, he has established himself as a digital artist, showing his work in exhibitions.


Download the original .XLS files here !

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Burning ManA wonderful video impression by Kien Lam.Through the eyes of a first time Burner. A week long collision of art and music, of people and nature, of sights and sounds that echo across the playa between the silence of the desert.Check also the 10 principles of Burning Man, food for thought for organisational setups.

Burning Man

A wonderful video impression by Kien Lam.

Through the eyes of a first time Burner. A week long collision of art and music, of people and nature, of sights and sounds that echo across the playa between the silence of the desert.

Check also the 10 principles of Burning Man, food for thought for organisational setups.

Posted on Friday, August 29th 2014

The UBER-fication of everything36 other sectors inspired by the UBER model (on-demand driver for hire):
Uber for Liquor Delivery: Saucey, Drizly, Minibar…
Uber for Cannabis Delivery: Eaze, Canary…
Uber for Errands: TaskRabbit…
Uber for Odd Jobs: GladlyDo
Uber for Hotel Rooms: HotelTonight
Uber for Beauty Services: Swan, Stylebee, StyleSeat, Manicube
Uber for Home Cleaning: Handybook, Homejoy
Uber for Car Repairs: YourMechanic
Uber for Babysitting: Urban Sitter…
Uber for Pizza Delivery: Push for Pizza…
Uber for Medical Equipment: Cohealo
=> Check out the full list here

The UBER-fication of everything

36 other sectors inspired by the UBER model (on-demand driver for hire):

=> Check out the full list here

Posted on Thursday, August 28th 2014

Nikeames: Charles and Ray Eames inspired Nike shoes


A nice hommage to legendary designers Charles & Ray Eames, by Ora-Ïto.

Now let’s see it Nike goes for it.

Nike clear innovates in shoe design and creation, as nicely manifested in the Flyknit… sewing a shoe with one thread!

Posted on Thursday, August 28th 2014

Reblogged from cross industry innovation

The 9 Biomimicry principles: innovation inspired by natureNature has 3.8 billion years of experience in creating sustainable environments, renewable structures and communication systems so it might be a good strategy to learn from nature.Janine Benyushas (TED talk) has written the great book: Biomimicry: innovation inspired by nature. Now there is also the great website: AskNature.org where you can literally ask questions to learn from how nature does it! More cool cross industry examples of lessons from other areas on our website: www.crossindustryinnovation.com

The 9 Biomimicry principles: innovation inspired by nature

Nature has 3.8 billion years of experience in creating sustainable environments, renewable structures and communication systems so it might be a good strategy to learn from nature.

Janine Benyushas (TED talk) has written the great book: Biomimicry: innovation inspired by nature.

Now there is also the great website: AskNature.org where you can literally ask questions to learn from how nature does it!

More cool cross industry examples of lessons from other areas on our website: www.crossindustryinnovation.com

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Icons - one shot video on cultural iconsTo promote their cultural section, the English newspaper “The Sunday Times" created a brilliant video advertising of 50 seconds titled “Icons”.
Culture, film references, and art in a single sequence video shot. Included are a.o. Rodin, Michel-Angelo, Forrest Gump, Reservoir Dogs, Mad Men and Daft Punk.Really cool, also see the ‘making of’.

Icons - one shot video on cultural icons

To promote their cultural section, the English newspaper “The Sunday Times" created a brilliant video advertising of 50 seconds titled “Icons”.


Culture, film references, and art in a single sequence video shot. Included are a.o. Rodin, Michel-Angelo, Forrest Gump, Reservoir Dogs, Mad Men and Daft Punk.

Really cool, also see the ‘making of’.

Posted on Sunday, July 27th 2014

The Paperclip ArmrestHow simple can it be, apply the form factor of a paperclip and solve an incredible annoyance in the air… who get’s the armrest?Cool solution by… Paperclip Design!

The Paperclip Armrest

How simple can it be, apply the form factor of a paperclip and solve an incredible annoyance in the air… who get’s the armrest?

Cool solution by… Paperclip Design!

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Kiddie ArtsA great idea and perfect execution. The Dutch Artist Telmo Pieper decided to make his childhood drawings come alive via photoshop.Great design inspiration.”These are digitally painted creatures and stuff based on my own childhood drawings. I designed these creatures at the age of 4 and now reincarnated them with digital painting" - Telmo Pieper

Kiddie Arts

A great idea and perfect execution. The Dutch Artist Telmo Pieper decided to make his childhood drawings come alive via photoshop.

Great design inspiration.

These are digitally painted creatures and stuff based on my own childhood drawings. I designed these creatures at the age of 4 and now reincarnated them with digital painting" - Telmo Pieper

Posted on Wednesday, July 16th 2014