Opportunities Abound

Opportunities Abound

Roger La Salle

In this Business Insight I did intend to discuss the structured way to explore the third Horizon of business, but time and events have changed the priority, so below are matters of a different nature.
Using Innovation to achieve Innovation
No matter what business you are in, there are two things that should never be overlooked:

• up skilling your staff in how the business operates, and

• the need to embrace both innovation and opportunity.

There are many ways to achieve this upskilling and you would be aware of my books and workshops already in the marketplace on these topics.

However, as an Innovator myself I am always on the lookout for new ways to get these messages across to employees and companies in general. So, when I come across a new idea, I am always keen to give it a try. Business Development at trainingsnippets.com.au is such an idea.

I have teamed up with Training Snippets to produce the first six of what I expect to be a series of Business Development video snippets presenting my workshops in a format that can be used by companies who cannot attend workshops or for people more comfortable learning through video. Eventually, the entirety of my material will be in this modern format.

You can view the first six in their entirety at this link:

vimeo.com/album/2346487 (Password: tsrls1to6), or to purchase them, go to:


Roger La Salle Business Insight Roger La Salle Business Insight www.trainingsnippets.com.au

Upcoming topics will include:

• Innovation and Opportunity capture

• Product evaluation and ranking

• Management reporting and even KPI setting

I am keen to hear your thoughts on this method of educating the workforce.

Have you ever wondered how to identify a new opportunity and what to do next to turn it into a viable business? Well, INNOVIC is running an Opportunity Cafe on 14 June at a funky down town cafe/bar (Campari House, Melbourne) that can explain exactly what you need to do to create, refine and fast track new ideas and opportunities.

I will be running the session on innovation and opportunity capture and other experts will be discussing IP, idea-to-market strategies, grants and “crowd funding”. It will be a very innovative and stimulating day. Details at: www.innovic.com.au

As we all know identifying a ”frustration” is one of the greatest sources of opportunity for any business. For example: coffee cups/glasses that are too hot to hold, poor service in restaurants, jam jars that can’t be opened. The list goes on.


Join INNOVIC’s Frustration to Innovation Competition on Facebook and post your frustrations.
http://tinyurl.com/c6p4pkj (facebook.com/innovic.ideas).

INNOVIC is offering a free ticket to the Opportunity Cafe for the best and most insightful frustration.

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Roger La Salle, is the creator of the “Matrix Thinking”™ technique and is widely sought after as an international speaker on Innovation, Opportunity and business development. He is the author of four books, Director and former CEO of the Innovation Centre of Victoria (INNOVIC) as well as a number of companies both in Australian and overseas. He has been responsible for a number of successful technology start-ups and in 2004 was a regular panellist on the ABC New Inventors TV program. In 2005 he was appointed to the “Chair of Innovation” at “The Queens University” in Belfast. Matrix Thinking is now used in more than 26 countries and licensed to one of the world’s largest consulting firms. www.matrixthinking.com


Roger La Salle
Innovation – Opportunity – Inspiration
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