Empathy as a secret ingredient in developing and commercializing innovations

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Many times I have realized only afterwards how I was weirdly attached to some of my belongings, even there would be already newer and better one available on the market. For example, when I was a teenager, I wanted to use my old bike as long as it would function, even my parents were already offering to buy a new one with more advanced features. For some reason, it was and still is easy to get comfortable with the existing circumstances and not questioning the status quo. Over the time…


Turn those two things into your driving force for 2021

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2020.The year which we won’t forget. But what especially to remember from it?

It is that time of the year again. As the New Year approaches, people usually reflect on what they have achieved and what should be remembered from the soon-ending year. Even this year of 2020 was something none of us asked for, there is a lot to learn from it. During many of our lifetimes, there has not been any other year in which so many people around the world shared something so much in common. …


3 tips for successful collaboration with new tech solutions

How to Adopt Successful New Technology Within Your Organization —3 tips for successful collaboration with new tech solutions
How to Adopt Successful New Technology Within Your Organization —3 tips for successful collaboration with new tech solutions
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Learning from every-day technology adaptation from kids and grandmas — Isn’t it funny how age is such a relative attribute?

For example, every time my mom and I visit my grandma’s, she refers to both of us as “young girls’’. That youthful feeling of myself is shortly long gone when I, in turn, chat with my teenage little brother. I have no idea of the acronyms and slang that he uses.

After that awkward experience of lost in translation, I typically WhatsApp (not Snapchat or Kik) and bemoan to my friends “When did we become so old?!’’

So many things…


The popular expression of ‘’Ideas are cheap, and only execution matters’’ is accurate in many cases. However, I personally cringe at how that phrase undermines the importance of a great idea as a core foundation of any future product or service. Aren’t all the commercialized solutions once originated from a raw idea?

Today, corporations have developed new ways to elaborate ideas into new business opportunities, through different forms of corporate innovation, in addition to traditional R&D innovation work. Corporate innovation as a fairly novel term typically means intentional efforts to strengthen out-of-the-box thinking as a part of the corporate operations…

Katariina Palvas

Endlessly curious how to create better ways of doing things. #CX #innovationmanagement #continuousimprovement

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