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Jaspar Roos

6 Steps To Pitching Your Startup
The Innovation Manager

6 Steps To Pitching Your Startup

Pitching is a very essential skill that to a great extent determines the success of an entrepreneur. Reality is such tha...

To Innovate is to Pitch and Flirt
Ideation & Collaboration

To Innovate is to Pitch and Flirt

One of the problems I encounter regularly is that selling innovation is very difficult. But why? It’s like a pitch, and ...

Play vs. work mode
People & Culture

Play vs. work mode

The other day I was playing a board game with my kids and I honestly can say I had the time of my life. Later, I did som...

Pitching: don’t play the game, play the player
Ideation & Collaboration

Pitching: don’t play the game, play the player

Imagine this: They have finally called! Someone wants to hear your idea. Imagine, maybe even invest in it. Your mind sta...

Every cloud has a silver f*-up lining
People & Culture

Every cloud has a silver f*-up lining

Human society has always been talking about success and will continue to do so. It is our goal, purpose, aspiration and ...

The Super-Power of Smiling
People & Culture

The Super-Power of Smiling

When was the last time that you smiled at someone – a friend at the gym, a colleague at work or even a complete stranger...

Do the 15 minutes challenge: Your key to success!
People & Culture

Do the 15 minutes challenge: Your key to success!

Truth be told: Just because you are at work does not mean that you are actually getting any work done. A recent study by...

The New and Updated Humor Desk Policy
People & Culture

The New and Updated Humor Desk Policy

OMG, LOL, LFMAO, do you ever read these acronyms in any official communication? Likely not, as there will be one kind of...

5 Ways to Improve Innovation in Your Workplace
People & Culture

5 Ways to Improve Innovation in Your Workplace

Imagine yourself in a beautiful office space. Yes, this might need some reframing, but nevertheless. Try it. A space you...

The Chemistry of Enthusiasm – Make Your Employees Your Most Valuable Asset
People & Culture

The Chemistry of Enthusiasm – Make Your Employees Your Most Valuable Asset

When HCL Technologies CEO Vineet Nayar implemented the mantra “Employees First, Customers Second”, many frowned upon thi...

Can social media teach us about collaboration?
Ideation & Collaboration

Can social media teach us about collaboration?

Social media is such a great tool. Don’t you agree? Only a few decades ago people were supposed to wait for days (best c...

Innovation dilemmas of the future
Trends & Future Thinking

Innovation dilemmas of the future

Every now and then I look back to understand how the world thought of new innovations. I see some unexpected failures, w...