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Podcast S3E62: Fredrik Haren – The Creativity Explorer

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Fredrik Haren, known as the Creativity Explorer. We speak about what we can learn about creativity from different cultures around the world.

Hackathons: What Are They and How to Run Them

HYPE Innovation

Take two seemingly unrelated words, "hack" and "marathon," and put them together to describe one of the most popular and powerful problem-solving techniques in the past decade. Ideation & Collaboration

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How To Spot A Fraud

Digital Tonto

We need to have a healthy skepticism, especially with ideas we would tend to agree with. We should ask questions, explore alternative explanations of the same data and be open to additional evidence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Which Industries Will Innovate Most in the Wake of COVID-19?


The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruption across industries. How businesses and consumers behave is being altered by this crisis. Tech and non-tech companies are implementing remote working, travel has significantly decreased, and supply chains are seeing global disruption.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

A Successful Approach to Corporate Innovation: ‘The 8 Ps of Innovation’


The business environment is becoming increasingly complex. Organizations have lived in a stable environment for many decades. The competitive advantage resulted from executing better than competitors. This is no longer the case.

12 Characteristics of a Lean Organization


The renowned football coach and philosopher, Vince Lombardi, once said, “ Perfection is unattainable, but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence. ”. That’s the mindset of a Lean organization.


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Why Innovation Needs Legitimacy and Power to Flourish

Strategyzer Innovation

One of the key attributes of an invincible company is the ability to manage the Explore and Exploit portfolio with an equal amount of strategic focus and energy. But Explore and Exploit are very different. The same practices you use to exploit existing businesses cannot be used to explore new ideas.

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation


Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it.

Healthcare ecosystem mapping – A first step to shape your market

Board of Innovation

Read about why ecosystem mapping is a critical first step in developing an ecosystem strategy and get some actionable insights on how to go about it. The post Healthcare ecosystem mapping – A first step to shape your market appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Telehealth and COVID-19: The Global Rise of Telehealth and Advances in Digital Health Technology in the Post COVID-19 World


COVID-19 has catapulted global telehealth to the forefront of medical care, flourishing with new and existing technologies ready for healthcare workers to use in a serious effort to combat this deadly virus in a preventative manner.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Innovating in a Time of Uncertainty and Challenge

Innovation Excellence

Editor’s note: The article below encapsulates a sponsored research project titled, Innovation for a New Era , conducted by Patrick Deren, Matthew Grant and myself, that was completed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Company-Wide Innovation Is an Anticipatory Imperative

Daniel Burrus

If you were to ask anyone in your organization to outline their daily responsibilities, you’d likely get a list that includes position titles rather than responsibilities, like sales or information technology.

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation


Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it.

#1,690 – Private Space Flight

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Will you remember where you were on May 30th, 2020? On the day that a private company, not NASA, launched astronauts into space for the very first time. Chances are you will. For there were really only two places that you could have been.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Dignity Health is Designing the Digital-First Future of Medicine

Innovation Leader

In January 2020, only 337 of Dignity Health’s patients had experienced a virtual visit. By May 5, the number of virtual visits had raced past 82,000. Here’s how they’ve been training docs and bringing patients along

Organized Chaos

Innovation Excellence

It’s an oxymoron. It really takes some discipline to disrupt. This is your flow: who, how, what. A one minute guide to disruption is already disruption per se. This is my formula, in three simple steps. Disrupt the Who.

The New Important – Strategy for a Pandemic-Shaped World


It’s been weeks since the last Brainzooming blog. Sorry about that, especially for those of you who’ve noticed and wondered what happened. The short answer? Dramatic changes in my activities throughout this pandemic took precedence.

How to Spot Innovation Opportunities that Others Miss


Spotting new opportunities is an important part of innovation. Becoming anticipatory means looking at industry trends to determine how they are shaping your industry both internally and externally.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How to effectively prevent discrimination

The Future Shapers

The disadvantages of discrimination seem to be a no-brainer. But just agreeing is not sufficient. Whether you want to avoid discrimination while interviewing a potential new employee or whether you intend to assess a social dispute, you can do better if you don’t simply address the symptoms.

Reigniting Growth

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: As we slowly open up the world economy and learn to live with what has turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, almost all businesses will be looking to figure out a way to grow their businesses as quickly as possible and as fast as the current situation will allow them to grow.

Continuous Learning for Continuing Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The job of acquiring new skills in the next normal. Sometimes this feels like one more hat to juggle. Some of us are self-professed lifelong learners; so this job of skills acquisition seems to come easy. For others, it can be a chore.

Opportunity in Adversity: New Workplace Models in the Post-COVID World


COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has effectively shattered the premise that people need to go to "office" to work. In an almost overnight digital shift, the entire workforce of companies shifted to remote work. Once the COVID threat is past, will we ever go back to business-as-usual?

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

How Changemakers Innovate Within Government Agencies

Innovation Leader

Innovators in the public and private sectors face many of the same challenges: There’s resistance to change and internal politics that can bog down progress. However, teams in the government may have tighter budgets that come directly from tax payer dollars.

SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats

Cascade Strategy

A SWOT Analysis helps you to discover the internal strengths and weaknesses of your organization. It also helps you to discover the external opportunities and threats that confront you. As such, it's an invaluable tool for performing both internal and external Strategic Analysis

CI Reporting Woes? How to Measure What Matters


Ever wonder why factories, warehouses, grocery stores, and other similar businesses usually have a sign that says something like, "Accident-Free for 82 Days."

The Power of the Journey Map

Innovation Excellence

Disclaimer: If you are a designer and don’t like or approve of the use of journey maps, do me a favor and stop reading. Thank you and good day! Have you ever been a customer? Have you ever had an amazing experience?

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Questions answered: How to overcome challenges and prioritize business activities amidst a global crisis


See the pain points businesses are experiencing in this time of disruption and advice from the panel executives as they address challenges. The post Questions answered: How to overcome challenges and prioritize business activities amidst a global crisis appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Planning

Navigating Shifts in Reader Behavior at Dow Jones

Innovation Leader

When looking for updates on the impacts of coronavirus, many have turned to news publications for information. Edward Roussel of Dow Jones discusses the changes

The Ultimate Virtual Meeting Experience

Stephen Shapiro

Although we can’t meet in person, it doesn’t mean we can’t create incredible learning experiences with networking conversations and deep learning.

11 Templates for Brainstorming

These top ideation and brainstorming templates from Miro can be used with your team remotely or in the same room. Interested in templates for brainstorming that you can even use with a team online? In this guide we will share some of the most popular brainstorming frameworks.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.