The dream of becoming paperless is impossible for some companies, but achieved by others! Today, I’m proud to have found an entrepreneurship, founded by Gen-Z, with actions that are actually making an ecological statement.

Come Verde is a Mexican brand whose motto is “Healthy and real… that simple!” Their products include puffed corn, amaranth wafers, vegetable chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and others.

All the products are free of preservatives and any artificial ingredients, keeping their main focus: Creating choices that are good for our health and the planet.

Figure 1. Come Verde products

How to reduce paper waste?

Last week, they announced via TikTok that they’ve reached their objective…

Creativeness and passion has let innovators turn ideas into concepts. Actually, there are many ways to develop a product, but three main elements that could secure its success. Have you ever identified them?

Naturally, innovation can’t be a linear or a completely structured process. Iterations are needed and different problems could pop-up throughout the journey. However, solutions shouldn’t be a problem if three elements are constantly part of the vision: desirability, viability and feasibility. Let me share its importance and how they contribute to boost value into the product.

Desirability + Feasibility + Viability = Innovation!

Figure 1. Desirability, Viability and Feasibility

Desirability — Do they want this?

Remember that a project should be triggered by a necessity in…

Last December I graduated as an Innovation Engineer, and sincerely I was a bit scared about not finding a job in COVID times. I fully trusted my major’s potential and my skills, though I was aware that some companies have reduced their number of employees or slowed down the hiring processes. I previously gained professional experience with my internship and working in my Lean Six Sigma certification project with a company. After graduating, I was looking for a full-time job where I could exploit everything I’ve learned so far. …

You’ve seen these boxes everywhere, but… how many times have they really considered your requests?

Definitely suggestion boxes are a great way to gather anonymous feedback, critics, and even ideas. There is a clear necessity to find an alternative to somehow hear what your employees want to say. Deficiencies have been present on this outdated method baking away valuable input from employees, customers, and partners. Without going around the topic, here are some concrete reasons why they fail:

  • Lack of follow-up: If employees feel you’re not going to seriously consider or implement their ideas, they are unlikely to participate actively…

Your business needs to be agile enough and adapt to the new requirements and behaviors from each generation! Where to start? Here’s my opinion, advice and even international experience on how to approach to my age group!

I bet you’ve heard about the common saying: “Starbucks has never just sold coffee. Starbucks has always sold an experience, with coffee adjacent.” What do you think? I do agree. What I see is a service that sells an experience, status and commodity. The thing is that their differentiator can’t be targeted to every single segment in the market. For example, you wouldn’t…

Did you know that now you can make milk from the comfort of your home? Even better! You can now make delicious, nutritious and pure plant-based milks, lattes, and protein shakes at the push of a button. Crazy right!? Numilk is the solution. Check it out!

Figure 1. Numilk

Numilk is the revolutionary way to make a fresh almond or oat milk at the push of a button. There are three different machines to enjoy the rapid and easy experience:

Maybe it’s a stereotype to think that Asia is the most futuristic and innovation driven continent… but what are they doing different from Western countries to stand out?

It’s well known that the Eastern culture is constantly compared with the Western one. In fact, there are some studies that analyzed the business approach to understand their respective behavior when facing their corresponding market. According to a recent study from the Danish University Foundation, there are four main elements that contribute to the Asian technique when creating a new business:

  • Suitable: Products fit customers budgets and needs precisely.
  • Letting go: Asian…

People’s needs are continuously evolving, and industries must anticipate to create functional solutions. Even the food industry must keep up with the changes occurring in the market. This time, Domino’s went beyond and allied with the startup Nuro to present the new self-driving pizza delivery.

Figure 1. Nuro’s R2 for Dominos Self-Driving Pizza Delivery

Last week, Houston’s customers were able to receive their order without any human interaction. Nuro’s R2 is the first completely autonomous, occupantless on-road delivery vehicle with a regulatory approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The dynamic pilot to experience the collaboration between Domino’s and Nuro worked as follows: First, the option was randomly available…

Literally, it was love at first sight when I discover the Sweden company: IKEA. To be honest, I truly admire the concept so much that I even thought about working there because of my interests for design and manufacture, but…. what does IKEA has that makes a simple furniture store so unique?

Figure 1. Hej México! from IKEA

The Sweden company recently opened its doors to the Mexican market, and they definitely received an amazing response. You want to know why? Here are my thoughts about what I personally think it’s their successful strategy:

Stick to the business’ core!

The more I practice to identify or develop the core, I can…

To be honest, cracking the eggs wasn’t the activity I was waiting for each Easter. Instead, I remember how fun it was to simply paint my Easter eggs when I was a kid. Literally, I could spend hours decorating them with my ‘special’ crafting kit that made me feel like a professional artist.

Figure 1. Easter Eggs Emoji Version

Now that I’m older, I continuously hear the quote “Never forget your inner child” and definitely, Easter was the perfect occasion to bring it back to my mind… but how can we avoid letting go our child-like personality in a professional context? Creativity is the answer.

How to professionally exercise our inner child-like creativity?

1. Use cool innovation methodologies


Andrea Díaz Navarro

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