19 Nov 2019

Preparing For The Future: 3 Books Everyone Should Read

There is no time like the present to start designing your desirable future. The books below will help you start today.  1- Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler “Imagine 6.8 billion people with clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and non-polluting and ubiquitous […]

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12 Nov 2019

Juliana Proserpio: The Evolution of Design

In the past few years, design has evolved and expanded its horizons. One of the reasons behind this evolution is the growing complexity of how people deal with design challenges. At first glance, the term “design” evokes aesthetics of tangible objects. It may also remind you of design’s subcategories such as graphic design, product design, […]

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22 Oct 2019

We Need To Create A Sustainable, Desirable Future. Are You Ready? – Part 2

This is part 2/2 of this article. To read part 1, click here. — Whilst in NY with the UN team during the General Assembly, I witnessed the energy rise and the forming partnerships for the next decade to redesign the planet. If we were to achieve UN’s 17 goals, that would mean that US$12 […]

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01 Oct 2019

How To Run A Company Like A Visionary

Can companies impact the future positively? What separates a leader from a visionary? If you ever wondered how you could better use your position to make a difference not only to your company’s bottom line but also to your employees, their legacy and their future, the below talks may be a great way to start. […]

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24 Sep 2019

Holacracy: Organisation For Collaboration

Controlling management models are losing space to auto-management and auto-accountability styles. How might we create collaborative, human-centred environments without negating natural hierarchies? In recent years, I have been becoming more convinced that we are walking towards a social model that is collaborative, ecosystemic, with human-centric businesses, and people searching for something bigger than themselves, also […]

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17 Sep 2019

Why We Need Innovation To Create Sustainable Development In The APAC Region

The world is demanding a future ‘human-centred society’ that is based on innovation and sustainable development concepts. “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress”, says Li Keqiang, the current Chinese Premier. An economist by trade, he is the leader of China, the second most powerful country in the world. However, China isn’t the […]

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17 Sep 2019

Google News Initiative Design Accelerator Update

Echos & Splice have partnered with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. Echos Partner & Head of Learning Experiences, Reinaldo Campos and Echos Design Lead, Carli Leimbach have […]

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27 Aug 2019

Echos Joins Global Design Thinking Alliance

“The Global Design Thinking Alliance is a network of institutions that teach, research and further develop the methods and mindsets of Design Thinking. This worldwide network of institutions promotes excellence in Design Thinking education and research. The aim is for the GDTA to become the global platform for the exchange, debate and exploration on best […]

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20 Aug 2019

The Fastest Way To Kill A Company Is By Neglecting Its People

Have you ever wondered how your employees feel every morning before they go to work? Do they feel discouraged, happy, anxious, motivated, stressed? Why is organisational culture so important? Dr Pragya Agarwal, a social psychologist, creative entrepreneur, writer, TEDx speaker, an inclusivity and diversity consultant, and Forbes contributor, believes that a positive workplace culture increases […]

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13 Aug 2019

Creative Confidence And Leadership Through Design

Do you consider yourself creative? How come? Ask this question to your friends, family members, work colleagues. Ask them also to define creativity and observe their answers. You will likely hear things such as “I’m an analytical kind of person, numbers are my forte” or “I am not creative at all; I can’t even draw. […]

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