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How Open-Minded Are You? Quick Quiz.

Destination Innovation

Image by Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay. Almost everyone considers that they are open-minded and receptive to new ideas. But in reality it is very easy to fall into a rut where we cling to our own entrenched concepts of the world and subconsciously reject notions which might disturb our views.

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Podcast S6E136: Kaiser Yang – Crack the innovation Code

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Kaiser Yang, Founder of Platypus Labs and author of the upcoming innovation book Crack the Code: 8 Surprising Keys to unlock innovation. We speak about what it takes to apply creativity to build successful innovations.

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Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

I recently wrote a post, “ Affordability versus Sustainability – a cause to be addressed.” ” That post looked at the shifts that I felt were underway in moving from a society that accepts where it is heading in expecting “affordability” is changing.

Crowdsourcing During a Pandemic and Different Innovation Roles

IdeaScale

Overview: In 2017, Davidson College redesigned its innovation program for more transparency, engagement, and democracy. The process was designed to bring in and launch as many ideas as possible, built on the IdeaScale platform.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Book Review - Built to Innovate by Ben Bensaou

Jeffrey Phillips

Since I am an innovation consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies to build innovation capacity, and I regularly blog on this site about innovation topics, I often have the opportunity to review new books about innovation.

Why We Need To Invest In An Innovation Economy

Digital Tonto

The Cold War was fundamentally different from any conflict in history. It was, to be sure, less over land, blood and treasure than it was about ideas. Communist countries believed that their ideology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Most Powerful Skill You Can Develop Is To Get Inside The Minds of Other People

Game-Changer

Professor X , from the X-Men is not considered the most powerful mutant. But to me, he is because he has the most powerful superpower of all: the ability to read people’s minds.

Why Innovation Teams Need Prioritization Frameworks

IdeaScale

Innovation is the driver of societal progress. Without it, stakeholders and organizations alike aren’t able to improve their conditions. However, “innovation” in itself is a hard concept to grasp. What counts as “innovative,” and why?

Round Robin Brainstorming Technique: What It Is & How to Use It

InnovationTraining.org

Find out what the round robin brainstorming technique is and how to utilize it below. We’ve talked about brainstorming and ideation many times before, and that’s because it is an essential part of the innovation and design thinking process.

CEWS Extension 2021, What You Need to Know

Innovators Alliance

For those who have been wondering if the CEWS would be extended, the short answer is yes but not by much. In this blog we share what the most recent CEWS Extension 2021 means for you and your business. There’s good news on the horizon.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

What the Asch conformity studies tell us about fitting in at work

Idea to Value

Would you rather stand alone and be right, or be part of a group even if you know you are wrong? One of the most interesting experiments in psychology explains why companies fail to innovate.

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Society 2045 Creating a World that Works for All

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045 Creating a World that Works for All. The world we live in has innumerable species coexisting together on the same planet, that provides for all. But does today’s world really work for all?

Being Too Focused on the Test is Dangerous

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Like most premeds, I got into medical school, mostly, because I am good at taking standardized tests, I can memorize lots of information , I had some cultural and economic advantages and I knew what … Continue reading → education Entrepreneurship Healthcare edupreneurship

Lessons in Leadership from Blind Runners and their Running Guides

Rmukesh Gupta

Did you know that David Brown runs a 100m in under 11 seconds? So, what’s so special you ask? The special thing is that he is blind. He is the world’s fastest blind runner and has won two world championships and a Paralympic gold medal so far.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The Chief Innovation Officer’s Three Core Roles

Wellspring

In recent years, the position of Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) has gone from a footnoted curiosity to a mainstream trend. And now we have data-driven evidence that CINOs play an important role in driving growth for their companies.

You don’t need to invent everything new to be innovative

Idea to Value

A lot of innovation teams think that in order to be innovative, to be really creative, you have to be completely original. That means, that you need to create everything yourself. Even if it means starting from zero, where parts of what you need already exist in the market and can be used freely.

Panama, Paradise, Pandora and the misuse of IP. A call to action

The Future Shapers

Back in April 2016, the Panama Papers were a leak of 11.5 million documents (or 2.6 terabytes of data). The papers detailed financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities.

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Standout in the Data Privacy Revolt with More Transparency with Your Customers

Daniel Burrus

It has become impossible for a single person to comprehend just how many virtual locations their personal data resides and how secure it actually is.

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Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

7 Critical Capabilities of the Best Six Sigma Software

Kainexus

Investing in software to support your Six Sigma initiatives is an effective way to ensure that you get the most out of the methodology.

Creating 21st Century Transformational Learning

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008.

How Creative Hobbies Can Help Improve Your Overall Health

Idea to Value

Over the last year and a half, people have taken more of an interest in their overall health and well-being. That’s largely because we’ve had more time to do it!

Best Practices for Strengthening University-Industry Partnerships

Yet2

yet2 ‘s CEO, Tim Bernstein , presented the keynote address in the “CEOs Session on Industry Academia Interconnect” at IEEMA’s DigiElecBharat conference. The conference is focused on innovation in the electrical industry in India.

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Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

How to Listen as a Leader?

Rmukesh Gupta

The Formula for Successful Strategy Deployment

Kainexus

When you're thinking about rolling out Strategy Deployment in your organization, it can be intimidating to know exactly where to start, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to set yourself up for success right from the beginning.

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Importance of Long-Term Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Scientists studying data from Mars recently found that the red planet may have oceans worth of water embedded in its crust in addition to the ice caps at its poles.

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Scaling Innovation – The What, Why, and How

Viima

Given that innovation is responsible for roughly 85% of economic growth , it’s without a doubt a pretty big deal for the success of both individual organizations, as well as for the society at large. Innovation Management Scaling Innovation

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

7 Essential Ingredients of a Crowdsourced Innovation Campaign

InnovationManagement

Many companies are introducing Innovation as a Service, which means an internal group acts as a consultancy that can solve problems for business owners. These innovation teams bring a number of skills to the table, including research, communications, project management, networking, and much more.

Being a Leader is not a Position, it is a Decision

Rmukesh Gupta

This short image by Jessica Hagy reminded me of what leadership is all about and what it is not. It is not about authority. It is not about position. It is not about power. It is not about the “LEADER” It is about making a decision.

Episode 065: Is It Creative to Copy Others?

Innovation in Practice

The title of this episode reveals the question on many of our minds: is it creative to copy someone else’s idea? At first glance, that wouldn’t seem very creative. If you were to take someone’s idea and claim it as your own, few would label that “creativity.”.

Why Change Failure Occurs

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Never has the need for transformation been so dire or so clear. Still, that’s no guarantee that we will muster the wisdom to make the changes we need to.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.