In Episode 32 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Markus Bold and Bjoern Heinz, MD and Deputy MD of the Chemovator, BASF’s business incubator.

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Listen to this episode for the Chemovator’s journey of establishing a new incubation and intrapreneurship program within BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer. Learn more about what challenges might come up when two worlds collide, and which ventures they currently have in their portfolio.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01Principles of the Chemovator: Giving authority and building own services. “The element of having protection has been a key model and I would say even a prerequisite…


In this special episode of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we compiled a couple of statements from inspiring digital leaders with distinct backgrounds and experiences, on what Digital Transformation means to them.

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Listen to this episode for the full story on how different digital leaders perceive and define Digital Transformation. Our featured speakers touch upon topics such as the influence of digital towards the mindset and culture of people in the workplace, and the fundamental change we are able to deliver in our everyday lives and business processes through the leveraging of digital technologies.

3 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Departing from traditional…


In Episode 31 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Christine Wang, Head of Asia at the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.

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Listen to this episode for Christine’s learnings of working in leading innovation hubs and corporate venture builders, for her biggest takeaway from her time with Alibaba in China, and what she’s looking forward to in the future of travel.

5 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 5 P’s to adopt an innovative mindset: Starting with a purpose. We often struggle to implement an innovative mindset or foster innovation through a dedicated innovation unit that is still trying to figure out its DNA…


In episode 30 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Scott Anthony, Managing Director of Innosight Consulting in Asia Pacific.

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Listen to this episode for the full story on empowering leaders to master disruptive change, along the inspiring journey of how Scott helped his friend Helen Eaton transform the Settlement Music School after times of deep crisis.

4 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01Create fundamental shifts based on insights gained from talking to your audience. Scott engaged with Helen in 2012 to transform the Settlement Music School through innovation during tough times, just after the financial crisis. The school needed to make…


In Episode 29 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Thomas Fell, CEO of GS1, whose most famous product is the barcode.

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Listen to this episode for the full story on GS1’s transformation towards a future-ready organization that functions in an agile manner, and how to overcome reluctance to change.

4 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Generate your own crisis to get your company ready for the future. “Most of the time, the reason for transformation is a financial crisis. So, as I started here in that company, there was no crisis and no financial crisis,” Thomas remembers. When everything works…


Struggling to find principles that are actually relevant to your organization and that can guide your team? Try this simple process in your next remote workshop.

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While we currently see a lot of push towards design and product maturity, it is still quite a long journey that includes many trial and tribulations. Yet luckily, there are a lot of repeatable patterns, as well as tools and skills that can be used and learned. One significant factor on the road to achieving greater design maturity is an organization’s vision, closely tied in with the guiding principles.

The design principles are essential articulations of guiding considerations that will help the team make important decisions along their journey and reflect the organization’s vision and values.

To…


In episode 28 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Weixiang Wang, Vice President of New Ventures at the Economic Development Board (EDB) in Singapore.

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Listen to this episode for the full discussion on corporate venture building, its benefits, pitfalls, and how EDB New Ventures taps into the innovation culture.

5 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Embrace collaboration: Innovation cannot happen in isolation. Wei sees corporate venture building as the creation of new businesses by companies. This creation happens in 3 evolutionary phases: In phase 1, companies work with startups to address internal problem statements. Wei mentions the Rolls Royce Data…


Using a Concept Card makes it easier to translate your ideas into a concept that can be taken forward for prototyping. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

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How can you translate an initial set of ideas into a proper concept? Ideation and brainstorming sessions can be quite time-consuming, hard to structure and might lack direction when joined by many participants and not organized well enough — no matter if conducted in a remote or in-person setting. …


In Episode 27 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Olaf Frank, Head of Business Technology at Munich Re.

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Listen to this episode for the full story on Olaf’s work with the Business Technology (BT ) unit in leveraging data and tech to assess risks, and how his work in IT revolutionizes the way insurance is done.

5 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Hone your skills and advantages within the company to help clients achieve their goals faster. Olaf points out that the difficulty in getting a new product to market is not necessarily in producing the technology, but rather “to…


In episode 26 of MING Labs’ podcast Lost In Transformation, we talk to Pete Overy, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director at Agency in Singapore.

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Listen to this episode for the full story on Pete’s definition of design, what it really means to lead by design, and Pete’s learnings from his time at IDEO that introduced his journey with Agency.

4 Main Takeaways From This Episode

01 Use empathy as a weapon to shape how you work on every level. “The logic prevails that if you keep looking at the same thing over and over again, it’s very hard to come up with something new. You have…

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