Showing posts from December, 2015

Practice Mindfulness, Be Happy

Mindfulness is the ultimate challenge and practice. It is a way of being, of living, of seeing, and of tapping into the power of your humanity. Mindfulness is enjoying your pleasant experiences without crying when they change (which they will) and bearing your unpleasant experiences without fearing they will last forever (which they won't). Living each day in such a way that makes mindfulness possible is life-changing. Guaranteed. Try these practical tips and watch the difference. First, the secret to a healthy body with a healthy mind and a healthy soul is not to mourn the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment purposefully. Each of us, irrespective of everything else, is endowed with 86,400 seconds every day. As the seconds tick by, the balance is reduced till it becomes zero at the end of the day. Fascinatingly, another credit of 86,400 seconds is made as a new day dawns. This process continues as long as we live. Thus, how w

4 Key Drivers of Innovation

Michael Ringel, Andrew Taylor, and Hadi Zablit of the Boston Consulting Group ( ) have just released the list of the most innovative companies of 2015. You can access the full list and report at . The interesting part of the report is the identification of key drivers of innovation. Speed is one of the major sources of differentiation for true breakthrough innovators. Speed often enables firms to realize first-mover advantages, lowers developmental costs, increases market share, and results in greater forecasting accuracy (since the concept to market cycle is shortened). Speed has two dimensions - the rate at which companies develop new products and services, and the rate at which they deliver those products and services to market. Either way, organizations built for speed appear to have four things in common: adherence to the lean philosophy and lean processes, the use o