Author Archive | Ron Immink

prometheus

Imprints, structures and circuits and the evolution of the brain

I have read some brain-blowing books over the years. “Prometheus Rising” is one is definitely one of the weirdest, but also one of the most interesting. Particularly if you are interested in the mind, self-awareness, mindfulness, quantum physics. Reminds me of “The not so secret rules to the game of life“. Here is what I took out of it:

You are what you think

All books about mindfulness start the same way. You are what you think. Mind and its contents are functionally identical. All that we are is the result of all that we have thought. It is founded on thought. It is based on thought. Whatever the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves. What you do know, …

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Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

I have a particular interest in intrapreneurship. It seems to make a lot of sense. Everything a startup needs, such as money, clients, talent, channels, systems are already available in abundance in an existing business. The only thing, that large companies don’t seem to be able to crack are the ideas that startup come up with and the initial market sensing.

Paying the bills

One explanation is that the large organisation put all their resources in efficiency, quality, delivery and execution as that is what pays the bills. You can only spend your resources and attention once, There is no room for loonshots, you can only spend your resources and attention once, there is no budget for going fluid

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11 exercise to help manage your brain and engineer your inner self

There is a war going on for your brain. Which means you need to develop the instruments to guard you against the ongoing manipulation by social media, your mobile phone, your laptop, Google, Facebook, Amazon and many others. Read “Likewars” and “The four”. That is why I read a lot of books about mindfulness and meditation. Hence “Inner engineering, a yogi’s guide to joy”.  A book that is full of tools and tips to manage your mind.

You are your memories

The book is in some ways a version of “Breaking the habit of being yourself”. You are your memories. Right now your problem is that you suffer what happened ten years ago and …

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The 3 steps to unleash the power for growth

Rene Savelberg is the brains behind the national growth plan in Holland. A very nice man. He is also the author of “Groeikracht”, which translates into Power to grow. It is in Dutch, but it definitely deserves an English translation.

The secret

The secret, according to Rene, is standardisation, partnerships and people. Based on his years as CEO of McDonald’s in Holland and working with lots of companies with his acceleration programmes. Why companies are there to serve staff and clients. That needs to be anchored into the DNA of an organisation. Only then can your business grow. Why half of the human energy leaks out of a company. Only 20% of your employees are truly energetic about the work …

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Thinking in Systems- A Primer

46 lessons I learned about system thinking

I am working with a client on a book about system thinking for business, an particularly in the service industry. You will find a description of the book here. Which meant I had to read up about system thinking. It is like watching paint dry. Very dull and boring. I was recommended to read “Thinking in Systems: A Primer”

A system

A system is a set of things—people, cells, molecules, or whatever—interconnected in such a way that they produce their own pattern of behaviour over time. A system is an interconnected set of elements that is coherently organised in a way that achieves something. A system is more than the sum of its parts. It may exhibit adaptive, dynamic, …

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Content breakfast 24 July 2019

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 24 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

A mix of biology, robotics, ICT, strategy, innovation, genetics, marketing, leadership and all other things that will keep your mind going:

https://sifted.eu/articles/lausanne-tech-hub/ https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/22/liever-een-echt-mens-bij-de-receptie-a3967774 https://sifted.eu/articles/lausanne-tech-hub/ https://medium.com/better-marketing/how-to-never-run-out-of-ideas-stay-creative-and-become-prolific-d8a775e4ac17 https://interestingengineering.com/a-new-trojan-horse-stealth-drug-is-outsmarting-cancer-cells https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/how-secret-apps-are-violating-your-privacy/ https://www.martechadvisor.com/articles/ecommerce/marketing-lessons-amazon-google-facebook https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/23/how-scientists-used-light-to-incept-sensations-and-memories-in-mice https://www.statnews.com/2019/07/23/pregnancy-tech-help-headache https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/the-many-pivots-on-the-path-to-a-multi-million-dollar-skincare-brand/ https://futurism.com/simulate-human-brain-fell-flat https://e27.co/proximity-community-and-how-they-factor-in-on-innovating-today-20190313 https://interestingengineering.com/a-new-trojan-horse-stealth-drug-is-outsmarting-cancer-cells https://futurism.com/the-byte/biologist-space-birth-babies-not-human https://futurism.com/simulate-human-brain-fell-flat https://www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2019/the-many-pivots-on-the-path-to-a-multi-million-dollar-skincare-brand/ https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/4-business-lessons-i-learned-hard/growing-businesses https://innov8rs.co/cards/combining-intrapreneurship-and-corporate-entrepreneurship-to-maximize-innovation-success-christine-wienhold-enbw-kilian-veer-bridgemaker https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/robots-will-soon-invade-st-petersburgs-sewer-pipes-do-not-fear-them-20190722/ https://slate.com/technology/2019/04/aoc-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-message-future-video-scenarios.html https://www.fastcompany.com/90322180/amazon-could-soon-force-you-to-go-on-a-diet-according-to-one-futurist https://hbr.org/2019/04/how-wearable-ai-will-amplify-human-intelligence https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/The-Future-Is-Coming-510282641.html https://www.gzeromedia.com/how-artificial-intelligence-nudges-our-behavior https://aeon.co/ideas/to-be-resilient-face-tragedy-with-humour-and-flexibility https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-07-18/amazon-s-most-ambitious-research-project-is-a-convenience-store https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/robots-will-soon-invade-st-petersburgs-sewer-pipes-do-not-fear-them-20190722/

Climate

https://www.springwise.com/sustainable-innovation-project-wren-carbon-offset https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/future-leadership/32029/ceo-duurzaam-europa https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Burning-Man-sustainability-2030-plan-blm-14114957.php https://newfoodeconomy.org/new-harvest-cell-cultured-meat-lab-meat
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Content breakfast July 19 2019

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 19 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

A mix of biology, robotics, ICT, strategy, innovation, genetics, marketing, leadership and all other things that will keep your mind going:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/five-times-spotify-has-u-turned-on-its-content-strategy-859977/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/technology/personaltech/sleep-tracking-devices-apps.html https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/18/azie-wil-wel-duurder-biertje-maar-geen-dure-brouwer-a3967533 https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/e-commerce/buitenkansje-dekbed-discounter-koopt-failliete-koopjessite-die-vorig-jaar-30 https://www.inc.com/chris-ronzio/business-owners-arent-self-employed-why-we-need-to-stop-saying-they-are.html https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/18/toys-r-us-opens-two-stores-tru-kids-b8ta https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/business-books-leaders-reading-summer-2019 https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/07/19/unilever-chief-alan-jope-the-marketers-the-future-will-be-specialists https://www.zdnet.com/article/digital-transformation-how-one-bank-is-using-ai-big-data-and-chatbots-to-create-new-services/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianfrank/2019/07/17/making-protein-from-thin-air-yes-startups-are-doing-it https://agfundernews.com/farmers-and-entrepreneurs-may-need-to-rethink-the-path-to-agtech-adoption.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-groundbreaking-bioinspired-chemistry.html https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49022453 https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennysplitter/2019/07/11/cultured-meat-could-suffer-the-same-fate-as-gmos-new-research-suggests https://phys.org/news/2019-07-red-wine-resveratrol-mars-explorers.html https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-e-skin-robots-prosthetics.html https://agfundernews.com/does-this-smell-off-aryballes-digital-nose-can-tell-you.html https://www.wired.com/story/sci-fi-writers-prepare-us-for-an-uncertain-future/ https://www.vox.com/2014/5/30/5764096/homeless-shelter-housing-help-solutions https://qz.com/1666863/why-big-tech-keeps-outsmarting-antitrust-regulators https://voxeu.org/article/robots-and-firms https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-12/more-nimble-robots-speed-takeover-of-jobs-once-done-by-humans https://interestingengineering.com/200-times-faster-than-ever-before-the-speediest-quantum-operation-yet https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/business/microsoft-hololens-job-training.html https://www.economist.com/special-report/2019/07/11/supply-chains-are-undergoing-a-dramatic-transformation https://newatlas.com/plant-mitochondria-dna-edited https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline https://newfoodeconomy.org/halal-cuisine-faith-meat-slaughter-islam https://interestingengineering.com/scientists-have-created-artificial-electronic-skin-that-can-feel-like-the-real-thing https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/business/microsoft-hololens-job-training.html https://www.bonappetit.com/story/misfit-foods https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/18/20698516/connected-fitness-equipments-peloton-mirror-tonal-hydrow-fightcamp-on-demand-streaming-exercise https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/18/the-first-complete-brain-wiring-diagram-of-any-species-is-here https://www.statnews.com/2019/07/18/do-elon-musks-brain-decoding-implants-have-potential-experts-say-they-just-might https://www.labskin.co.uk/new-eu-device-regulations/ https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/18/20699037/netflix-earnings-report-q2-streaming-wars-disney-apple-warnermedia-international https://futurism.com/microsoft-hololens-hologram-speak-another-language https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/why-the-coffin-industry-is-dying-for-disruption https://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/his-land-mine-hunting-robot-digs-communities-out-of-danger
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brandstorytelling

The marketing playbook for storytelling

Storytelling is the new marketing. Where storytelling goes beyond online conversations and touches every part of your business, from packaging and distribution to customer care and beyond.

Moving marketing to culture.

Moving from brand-centric to customer-centric. From marketing to customer experience. From head marketing to heart marketing and from story to action. Living the story. It is called culture. Read “Fusion“.

The statistics

Stories are 22 times more memorable than facts alone. The most powerful form of brand storytelling is when customers don’t recognise that they are being marketed to. 75% of consumers are more likely to buy from a brand when they’re recognised, remembered, or served with relevant recommendations. 68% of customers gave more business to companies…
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Content breakfast July 18 2019

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 18 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

A mix of biology, robotics, ICT, strategy, innovation, genetics, marketing, leadership and all other things that will keep your mind going:

https://www.theceomagazine.com/business/health-wellbeing/favourite-books-business-minds/ https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-neuralink-use-lasers-drill-holes-skull https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/chemicals/our-insights/the-next-big-thing-quantum-computings-potential-impact-on-chemicals https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/17/how-will-we-store-three-septillion-bits-of-data-your-metabolome-may-have-the-answer https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/ikea-transforming-its-business-model/future-business/article/1591145 https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/15/red-wine-may-hold-the-key-to-next-gen-wearable-technology https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/17/researchers-toughen-glass-using-nanoparticles https://www.retaildive.com/news/from-old-navy-to-madewell-how-sub-brands-grow-up-to-eat-their-parents https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/11/highways-england-investigates-use-of-graphene-in-roads https://futurism.com/forget-qubits-quantum-scientists-building-qudits https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/fintech/van-links-tot-rechts-politici-hebben-een-gezamenlijke-vijand-de-libra https://phys.org/news/2019-07-graphene-superconductor-tune.html https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-tiny-vibration-powered-robots-size-world.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-electronic-chip-mimics-brain-memories.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-viruses-reshaping-world.html https://e27.co/free-is-not-always-the-best-option-and-heres-an-experiment-in-setting-value-20181130 https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-neuralink-use-lasers-drill-holes-skull https://unmistakablecreative.com/speed-of-execution/

Climate

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2019/07/circular-economy-jeans-redesign/ https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/circulaire-economie/31999/serie-circulaire-economie-dichterbij https://www.fastcompany.com/90376630/the-seriously-scary-problem-with-the-black-plastic-all-around-us https://phys.org/news/2019-07-red-algae-genes-bacteria-cope.html
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Ron on radio talking about Little Bets

Listen to Ron talk about the books that have interested him on Newstalk Radio over the years. Here Ron talks about “Little Bets”

Newstalk

Newstalk 106 – 108fm is Ireland’s national independent talk radio broadcaster

Little Bets

Expose yourself to failure. Hippo syndrome. MBA or entrepreneurs. Pixar. 98,000 storyboards. Seek the mavericks. Mountain bikes. R+D against user-generated innovation. HP and market research. Military. Autonomy. Intelligence or effort? 10,000 hours. Luck as a state of minds. Birds ey, e versus worms eye. Total emersion and anthropology.

 

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Hi, my name is Ron Immink, I am a business coach, author and speaker, working with companies to improve their future prospects and improve their business models.
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