14 Jan 2020

Monika Bielskyte: “The Future Is Not The End Destination But A Place For Opportunity”

Monika Bielskyte is a futurist and the founding partner of All Future Everything who likes to describe herself as a futurist with “an artistic eye and a creative mind”. Born in Lituania, she has lived in 80 different countries researching future-related themes and, because of that, refers to herself as a “digital nomad”. An old […]

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17 Dec 2019

Holiday & Innovate

The end of the year is here, and the Christmas break is just around the corner. If you’re looking for some interesting readings to keep you company at the beach, look no more because we’ve got you covered. Change By Design by Tim Brown “The subject of “design thinking” is the rage at business schools, […]

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17 Dec 2019

I Like, I Wish

December is a month that invites self-reflection, after all, a new year is about to start. 2019 has been a great year for creativity and brought us many groundbreaking innovations, from a talking hearing aid to aerofarms. For Echos, 2019 has been a phenomenal year, with many challenges and even more accomplishments.  Our international operations […]

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10 Dec 2019

Designing Through Nature

We compiled a list of five TEd Talks that explore the relationship between nature and design. 1- Biomimicry In Action   “Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you’ll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of […]

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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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