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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06 Aug 2019

Do All Companies Innovate In The Same Way?

In the current global business landscape, a competitive company is a company that invests in innovation. Defined by its human-centred, status-quo breaking characteristics, innovation can happen in many ways. THE TYPES OF INNOVATION Incremental Innovation This is a low-impact kind of innovation. Incremental Innovation happens by a series of small improvements to an organisation’s existing […]

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06 Aug 2019

Marty Neumeier & How Design Changes Companies For Good

Companies around the world are constantly seeking ways to create innovation, but are they doing it the right way? “The complex business problems we face today can’t be solved with the same thinking that created them. Instead, we need to start from a place outside traditional management. Forget total quality. Forget top-down strategy. In an […]

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30 Jul 2019

Francisca Limberger Talks Female Freedom At Primer19

Primer Conference is an annual event hosted by the Design Futures Initiative, a nonprofit organisation based in San Francisco, CA. The event was created to gather people from around the world to speculate futures; they also have an annual gathering for the Speculative Futures community to get together, with meeting points all around the globe […]

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