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The story of the Vasa, the innovative ship that sunk immediately

Idea to Value

What happens when the scope of a project is constantly changed? Well, usually complete and utter failure. In 1626, the King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus was at war with Poland-Lithuania.

Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

I have been reading a report written by Stephen J Ezell of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) along with a guru of innovation, John Kao, of ILSi on their concerns that something is amiss with the U.S. innovation system.

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Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. The end result is not just the work and insight of one person, but of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands.

How To Compete In A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

In 1998, the dotcom craze was going at full steam and it seemed like the entire world was turning upside down. So people took notice when economist Paul Krugman wrote that “by 2005 or so, it will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

Why generalists will become more valuable

Jeffrey Phillips

As we leave the COVID lockdown and the economy picks up steam again, I think many businesses will recognize a need for more generalists on their team. That could pose a problem since so many people have structured themselves and their careers as specialists.

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Join me next week, 18th May, for a live “Ask Me Anything” session

Idea to Value

I don’t do very many mass-market public speaking engagements anymore. I am very picky about who I work with nowadays, and it is almost always just for private corporate or educational events. However, if you can build up trust with me, I will pay it back a thousand-fold.

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Three Ways Work From Home Sparks Innovation

IdeaScale

Introduction. Innovation and creativity are two things that are necessary in order for teams to operate well in the workspace. Especially, when they are involved in collaboration, brainstorming, and ideation, innovation is critical to your success.

Designing unique workshops is hard work

The Future Shapers

Understanding innovation requires a deep awareness- through a variety of tailored or purpose-designed workshops, dialogues or discovery trips you can rapidly enhance your awareness and grasp of what ‘makes up’ innovation.

Member Spotlight: Melanie Nuce, GS1 US

Innovation Leader

Melanie Nuce is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at GS1 US. We sat down with Melanie as part of our IL Member Spotlight series

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Simple vs Easy

Idea to Value

Just because something is simple does not mean that it is easy to do. Similarly, just because something is complex does not mean it needs to be hard. Complexity and ease are often confused in innovation, both in design and in problem finding stages.

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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.

What Might be the Next Revolution?

Inspiring Next

Oh Really? We have defined the digital-physical integration as Industry 4.0. We have seen advances in digital-biological systems and also the biological-physical systems. Is it time for Digital-Physical-Biological confluence to create a whole new world?

How to Design and Use an A3 Management Process Template

Kainexus

Whether you’ve read volumes about various business methodologies and the philosophy of continuous improvement or just a few articles, you can’t be blamed if you’ve started to wonder if Toyota developed every improvement technique.

Improving business with JEDI: justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Board of Innovation

How inclusion, equity and diversity should be common sense in business. For our third Impact Talk, Board of Innovation reached out to Thandi Dyani, Head of Partnerships at Girls Are Awesome.

Pricing Innovation and New Product Development with Kyle Westra

Viima

In this episode of our The Innovation Room podcast , we’ll be focusing on a very important and interesting, but often challenging and misunderstood topic: the pricing of innovation and new product development.

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.

Did these scientists just find the genes which allowed Humans to become creative?

Idea to Value

A fascinating new study could shed some light on the evolution of creativity in Homo Sapiens. The April 2021 publication Evolution of genetic networks for human creativity by Zwir, I., Del-Val, C., Hintsanen, M. et al.

The Decency Quotient

The Future Shapers

Strong leaders must be able to see the big picture, make good connections and get on with achieving positive results. But what happens when “not so smart” leaders get elected or take over a company?

Learn the Amazon Playbook to Innovate Faster & Get Better Results

Innovation Leader

Jelena Joffe Weil and Peter Gardner share how Amazon has tapped into the startup ecosystem. That includes creating a repeatable innovation process, identifying the best partners, and overcoming internal barriers to innovation

Strategic Planning Models: 3 Awesome Examples

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning models exist as blueprints that we can follow when tackling the process of creating a strategic plan. Creating Your Strategy

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.

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You

Tullio Siragusa

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You. A lot of people get confused with the concepts of living your passion versus your purpose. There are those who substitute their purpose for their passion and over time, this misconception messes with their lives and their careers. We all want to live passionately and with purpose, but it is not something we pursue, it is something that finds us instead.

It is impossible to please everyone

Idea to Value

Many creators think that the ultimate accolade is for their new idea, product or innovation to be universally loved. However, this is impossible. It is impossible to please everyone. Everyone is different. Everyone is human.

The Dark side of innovation – Killers of Innovation Part 3 – The Team and the Individual

The Future Shapers

“To encourage people to innovate more, you have to make it safe for them to fail“ Michael Dell said. Today’s organisations often lack this kind of safety, which makes it difficult for teams and individuals to innovate. Plenty of other pitfalls also lead to failing innovation projects.

Learn about the areas of Project Management

mjvinnovation

Not knowing all areas of project management is a big mistake for managers. Project management must be part of the day-to-day activities in every company. Integrated planning and effective management are responsible for facilitating and organizing activities, among many other benefits.

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 to Improve Supply Chain Strategy- The 6 Best Models

Cascade Strategy

Improving supply chain strategy is HARD and if you’re reading this, you more than likely have a supply chain that you’re looking to improve. Strategy Execution Strategic Analysis & Evolution Strategy Implementation strategy transition

3 ways to validate your healthcare innovations

Board of Innovation

The barriers preventing you from doing healthcare validation and 3 ways to tackle them. The post 3 ways to validate your healthcare innovations appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Podcast S5E113: Pascal Guyon – The creative process of a #1 hit music producer

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with #1 hit music producer and composer Pascal Guyon about his creative process. Pascal has worked with music artists like Leona Lewis and Anthony Hamilton, as well as smaller groups like Jazz musicians in Cuba.

How an End-to-End Innovation Framework Promotes Competitive Advantage

ITONICS

Constantly changing consumer expectations and demands, along with enormous competitive pressure, put innovation at the top of every strategic plan. Innovation Management

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.

How to Use Teamwork to Become More Innovative

Innovation in Practice

Creativity is a team sport. It is not a solo event. . When you try to generate creative ideas all by yourself, you’re sitting in a vacuum. You aren’t making the most of the resources at your disposal! .

The 101 Most Inspiring Vision Statement Examples We've Ever Seen!

Cascade Strategy

A vision statement is an aspirational statement made by an organization that articulates what they would like to achieve. Furthermore, the vision guides the direction of the organization's efforts.

Acumen Academy & IDEO Human-Centered Design Course

InnovationTraining.org

Learn about human-centered design in this introductory course from Acumen and IDEO.

How to Build a Future-Fit Innovation Portfolio

Planbox

We used to think of the future as something that is far, far away. Time between disruptive changes has become significantly more compressed and how much time we have to prepare for the future is shrinking ever faster.

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!