12 brilliant business ideas to kickstart your thinking

We-Q harnesses the power of collaborative intelligence and may be one of the key future skills that everybody needs to develop

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By Mark Phillips

Still deciding on a resolution for the new year? INTHEBLACK has some innovative ideas to help take you and your business forward in 2017. Read on

1. Develop We-Q

First came IQ, then EQ. Now there’s We-Q, which harnesses the power of collaborative intelligence. When innovation is stifled, the solution is to think creatively and experiment – for example, rewarding callers for the time they spend on hold.

“Talk to people in different industries so you are exposed to new collisions of ideas,” says The Impossible Institute’s Dan Gregory.

And don’t underestimate the power of your own uniqueness.

“Accountants tell people they are good with numbers and money – think about what you’ve got beyond that and how to harness it,” adds the think-tank’s co-founder Kieran Flanagan.