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How big is your reject pile?

Idea to Value

People are so obsessed with getting the “right” ideas. Instead, it is often much more effective to just have LOTS of ideas. This makes the likelihood that at least some of those ideas will be of high quality significantly more likely.

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that are a race against time.


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How this 1976 French wine tasting disrupted an entire industry

Idea to Value

How sure are you that your products are better than the competition? How confident are you that your company will not be disrupted by a smaller competitor? This story shows how an entire industry was so convinced of their superiority that they weren’t even aware that they were being overtaken.

Revealing, Building And Emerging: We Need To Take A More Biological View Of Technology

Digital Tonto

What both the optimists and the Cassandras miss is that technology is not something that exists independently from us. It is, in fact, intensely human. We don’t merely build it, but continue to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

What shapes your thinking?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous saying, attributed to Marshall McLuhan, who is reported to have said - we shape our tools, and then our tools shape us. Supposedly Churchill said something similar, only about buildings. I think what was attributed to McLuhan is true - we shape our tools, and then they shape us.

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New Research Suggests That Humans Struggle With Subtractive Thinking


Subtraction is the simplest, most common path to innovation. Whether it’s products, services or writing, simplifying is one of the greatest abilities of innovators. Do only certain people hold a monopoly on this very valuable skill? It seems so.

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SNP Case Study Highlights Plan for Creating an Integrated, Global Workforce


Product innovation moves companies forward. It helps leaders collaborate to drive change and promote growth. . Business leaders constantly work to define new trends and increase the time it takes to get products out to customers.

Leadership Matters In More Ways Than One


No one is disputing the fact that leadership matters. In fact, there has never been a more critical time where leadership matters more than it does today. The post Leadership Matters In More Ways Than One appeared first on InnovationManagement. Leadership

The Power of Noticing

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the key skills that we need to develop if we want to be leaders, in general, is our ability to notice things. This is a meta skill, that once we learn, can be extremely useful in many spheres of our lives (work, home, community, etc).

This Is How You Don’t Develop An Organizational Culture


How do you develop an organizational culture? It starts with practicing what you preach on a day to day basis; your values and beliefs. And you have to do that consistently, not every once in a while.

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

Can Industry 4.0 Bring 6th Sense to Inspection Activity?

Inspiring Next

Oh Really? Human ability to see when something is failing has become better through non-destructive evaluation methods.

What Are The Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations?


I love meeting innovators. You meet all types: some of them are blue sky thinkers, some of them are feasibility buffs, some of them are incredible networkers and presenters, and some of them are shy and fascinatingly deep thinkers. The post What Are The Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations?

Lessons for Leaders from the Movie – “The Fundamentals of Caring”

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: This past weekend, I ended up doing what I really love doing – watch movies. One of the movies that I watched was the 2016 movie “ The Fundamentals of Caring ” featuring the unassuming Paul Rudd. The movie was based on a book.

Great Managers Work For Their Employees


As an employee, you can notice the difference when working for a manager that works for you; not the other way around. We’ve all had managers that seemed to believe that being authoritative is the way to lead people; it isn’t.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Why did Taylor Swift just re-record her chart-topping album?

Idea to Value

Taylor Swift is one of the world’s biggest music stars, having sold over 200 million records and receiving 11 Grammy awards. She is also respected for being a highly creative songwriter and performer.

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Reimagining Fundraising with innovation

Board of Innovation

How 14 leading NGOs teamed up to re-shape fundraising with innovation The year 2020 shook things up in ways no one would ever have thought possible. Countless NGOs who rely heavily on fundraising operations were facing immense challenges.

The Post-COVID Workplace: What to Expect Now and in the Future


As we start to think about a time when we can get back to the office and return to some sort of normalcy in the workplace, whether we are a startup or a well-established company, we will need to understand how we can best operate in a post-COVID workplace environment.

Leading Large Scale Cultural Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

I wanted to share this short video, in which Simon Sinek , in his usual style, shares the way he sees cultural transformation work.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

How Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer Sets Priorities

Innovation Leader

How does Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer look for opportunities outside of the core? Megan Lyon shares best practices and tips for other innovators in charge of strategy

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Helping Kids Foster and Keep Creativity

Idea to Value

For most kids, being creative and imaginative is no problem. It seems to come naturally through play, exploration, and curiosity. You can probably even remember back to your own childhood and how effortless it seemed to come up with creative, fresh ideas no matter what you were doing.

A carnival of trivial ideas

The Future Shapers

Management leaders and innovators are celebrated across the world for being thought leaders and setting the pace in creating the future. This does however not necessarily lead to the wellbeing of all, humans and animals alike.

How to Get Real about Your Potential

Tullio Siragusa

How to Get Real about Your Potential. Getting real with yourself and the kind of person you are takes a lot of courage and determination. It is not always easy to muster up the courage and the boldness to confront the reality about yourself. . Getting real takes a lot of guts and the ability to be powerfully vulnerable.”.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

6 Levels of Commitment to Change

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Every change or a transformation effort needs the support and commitment of people who will either be affected by the change or who lead the change or who could influence the success of the change effort.

4 Places to Find Your Next Big Idea

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Many entrepreneurs think innovating requires new knowledge, but sometimes it's a matter of looking in unexpected places. Innovation

What Startups Teach Corporates about Venture Failure

Innovation Leader

Failure rates are high for startups and new ventures launched by established corporations. But do these failures follow similar patterns and have comparable causes? What can startup founders and corporate innovators learn from each other about how to avoid new venture failure?

Managing ideas at scale: Key principles

The Future Shapers

Corporate innovation needs a strong supply of high-quality ideas that feed into a fast and effective ‘innovation opportunity discovery’ process.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Smart Product and IoT Manufacturing Require New Realization Processes, Best Practices


Given the separate development tracks of physical goods, software, and hardware, smart products require even smarter processes. The post Smart Product and IoT Manufacturing Require New Realization Processes, Best Practices appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Process

Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: It seems that our brains are naturally wired to think in an additive way when we are trying to solve problems. It is one of those brain hacks that we picked up from our ancestors but is no longer as useful to us as it was to them. So, if we can learn to think in the opposite direction, i.e,

Three Steps to Applying the A3 Problem-Solving Methodology


The A3 problem-solving methodology was first used by Toyota in the 1960s and later embraced by proponents of Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean, and other systematic approaches to continuous improvement. "A3"

What Does a Healthy Innovation Portfolio Look Like?


The concept of an innovation portfolio is still new to some organizations; however, it’s been a topic of conversation among innovation professionals for years. In 2014 Harvard Business Review (HBR) published the article, Managing Your Innovation Portfolio.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.