The art of dealing with Constraints

Constraints are a clear component of the IpOp Model presented in “Winning Opportunities, proven tools for converting your projects into success (without a business plan)” (free download on they must be respected or… circumvented. For those who have doubt that Constraints (laws and rules) are too limiting. Here is a very good illustration of […] Read more »

The Ultimate Test for Experienced Managers

Do managers really know how to check if a project should be launched (and receive resources)? Those who think they know can benchmark their set of criteria with other experts in a 5-minute survey. With some other professors I am launching an online survey to find out how decision-makers are allocating resources to projects, including […] Read more »

A new music experience: while showering

Singing in the rain

  “Singing in the rain” becomes easier than ever with the Moxie, a new showerhead that contains a Bluetooth speaker. Sound quality seems to be as good as it could be considering an environment that is not ideal for listening to music. Batteries allow for showers lasting up to 7 hours. Perfect present for gadget […] Read more »

Use your butt to identify yourself

To prevent car theft new technology relies on people’s rear end to verify that they are authorized to drive the car. With 98% reliability this security device with 360 biometric sensors is being developed by a team of Japanese engineers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo. It should reach the market in […] Read more »

With IpOp Model concepts Ikea gains competitive advantages

Ikea just demonstrated how some of the concepts/tools presented in “Winning Opportunities*, proven tools for converting your projects into success (without a business plan)” can be used not only to acquire significant competitive advantages but also change the competition landscape. It just announced the commercialization of a new line of products under the label 'Uppleva' […] Read more »

Networking opportunity during flights

Since differentiation is a critical success factor, KLM introduces a new service: "Recognizing that its passengers’ experiences can be greatly influenced by those sitting next to them, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced “Meet & Seat,” a service that allows passengers to choose seatmates based on their social media profiles.", as explained in Autopia. This is […] Read more »