About "Innovating innovating…"

Short Version (tl;dr)
What is Yesha doing? Yesha is Innovating innovating…
(for more about Yesha see About tab)

Full Version
Now for the full version:

From time to time, I choose a tagline that defines, hints, markets, as well help people remember what I do. In the past, I used taglines like “Do as a thinker, and think as a doer” and “Innovation via 3D3C.”

Since Jun 2015 the tagline is “Innovating innovating…”

When I reflect on what drives me as well as what drives the world (perhaps what “should drive”) I can definitely say “innovation”.

Innovation is more than just creativity or ideas; it is the realization of these ideas into solutions that create value.

So why the two words – Innovating innovating? It is because Innovation itself is changing. Innovation is being innovated. It needs to be innovated.

What has been innovation for the 20th century is evolving. We need new kinds of innovation, new ways to fund innovation, new platforms for innovation, new government policies, and more.

In this context, my work revolves around the various challenge of Innovating innovating…

  • Current focus:
    • HK-China Innovation:
      • In my work out of Hong Kong, where I’m a visiting professor of Digital, Innovation, and Venture at the Chinese University Business school, I’m looking at the leadership of innovation as well as working with the local HK/China venture ecosystem. See especially my executive courses on Digital Transformation.
    • Under i8.ventures:
  • Past focus:
Few words about the characters in “Innovating innovating…”
  • I chose the upper case “I” to make sure we all know it starts with one person. Innovation is a teamwork, but it starts with a leader who leads the process.
  • The second “i” is small. We need to be humble and respect the world around us: partners, employees, shareholders, customers… they are all part of the innovation.
  • I chose the “…” at the end to state that innovation (in this case of innovation) is a journey. It takes time and energy. There are new things that cannot be planned for.