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Building out our innovation ecosystem in design and thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Finding the new building blocks of innovation ecosystem design and thinking. Why change our thinking and designing around innovation ecosystems?“.

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A Q&A With the American Sustainable Business Network

Business and Tech

The American Sustainable Business Network is committed to promoting sustainable and equitable business practices. Jeffrey Hollender CEO and Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Network. What are the ASBN’s three policy areas and how do they affect business?


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Dating Apps love Innovation

Destination Innovation

Today some 40% of heterosexual couples and 60% of same-sex couples meet online according to a survey by sociologists Michael Rosenfeld and Sonia Hausen of Stanford University. [i] i] Dating apps have become the preferred way to meet for people wanting relationships.

Potemkin villages and faking innovation

Idea to Value

Sometimes, innovation teams will attempt to show fake success in order to hide their real struggles. Have you ever heard of a Potemkin village?

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Regaining your Curious Nature


Curiosity is an instinctive impulse that is at the root of all innovation. It’s a trait celebrated as infants, but something many of us begin to exchange for conformity as early as two-years-old.

Schwerpunkt: The Killer Strategic Concept You’ve Never Heard Of (But Really Need To Know!)

Digital Tonto

The biggest strategic mistake you can make is to try and win everywhere at once. To win, you need to prevail in the decisive battles, not the irrelevant skirmishes. That, in essence, is the principle of Schwerpunkt—to identify a focal point where you can direct your resources and efforts.

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Striking Gold: The $40m Idea Unearthed Through Crowdsourcing


Hochschild Mining is a leading silver and gold mining company based in Lima, Peru. In business for over a century, the company continues to be run by the Hochschild family to this day.

Why Paper Recycling Is a Success

Business and Tech

What makes paper recycling a success? American Forest & Paper Association’s Heidi Brock explains. Investing in and improving paper recycling has been among our industry goals for decades. We first set goals to improve paper recycling in the 1990s.

Is backwards the way forwards for business?


The pandemic has got Aussies feeling sentimental about the past. Is it a bold choice for businesses to play to our fondness (Feed generated with FetchRSS


How is the Lean Methodology Practiced in Healthcare?


The Lean methodology is a set of practices and tools that business leaders initially developed to help manufacturing organizations improve quality and become more efficient.


Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

Are You Hanging Your Chief Innovation Officer Out to Dry?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Teresa Spangler Only 7 percent of companies are delivering on the growth triple play by unifying creativity, analytics, and purpose. They are driving average revenue growth of 2.3 times versus peers from 2018–19 (which increased to 2.7 times versus peers from 2019–20).

Entrepreneurs Take Note: Accepting Hard Truths Will Set You Apart




Fighting Climate Change — Lessons Learned from the Front Lines

Business and Tech

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent, we need to be vigilant when it comes to motor zero-emission technology. “We We are the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

What makes an idea artistic?


I am curious, so I am always interested in the new & different – ideas to float by in one way or other, places I go, people (Feed generated with FetchRSS


Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Policy Deployment: Examples, Techniques, and Tools


Moving an organization toward its long-term strategic objectives while maintaining and improving day-to-day operations requires thoughtful planning and attention to organizational alignment.

Leveraging Opposition to Drive Change Forward

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Clearly, we live in a time of great flux. First, #MeToo, then Covid-19 and now a new racial consciousness in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The most important task for leaders over the coming years will be to guide their organizations through change.

Does The Past Still Exist?


In The Langoliers by Stephen King, a plane flies through a strange wave of light and ends up landing at a deserted airport. Suddenly, strange creatures start consuming everything, including the ground.

Sustainable Practices Start From the Ground Up

Business and Tech

We talked to Blue Diamond Grower’s director of sustainability about how (and why) more businesses should pursue green initiatives. Dan Sonke Director of Sustainability, Blue Diamond Growers. Why is it important for businesses to adopt more sustainable practices?

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New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Optimising Your Return on Open Innovation


David recently did a live interview on Twitter Spaces with one of our platform partners, HeroX. They came forward with a few questions to guide the conversation, and the consequent hour was full of fascinating insights and quotable snippets.

How to Properly Engage with Customers to Receive Meaningful Insights

Moves the Needle

One of the most under-appreciated aspects of the global economy’s Digital Transformation may be surprising at first blush: Customers have a lot more power now.

Are You Building Trust or Destroying It?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When someone tells you their truth, what do you do? Do you ask them to defend? Do you tell them what you think? Do you dismiss them? Do you listen? Do you believe them? When someone has the courage to tell you their truth, they demonstrate they trust you. If […].

Data Storytelling Training

Learn the basics of data storytelling and find training resources, articles, videos, and more. Data is all around us – from our schools, to our workplaces, and internet habits. Data storytelling recognizes that data on its own is often not enough to move people to action.

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

Saving Money While Saving the Planet

Business and Tech

Capstone Green Energy helps organizations save money and reduce their carbon footprints by strategizing and executing more sustainable energy solutions. Capstone president and CEO Darren Jamison offered his insights into why going green is good for business.

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We are now closer than ever!

Flying Fish Lab

Flying Fish Lab is expanding our international reach as part of our commitment to getting closer to our customers and has opened a new office in Europe! We have accelerated our global development and are proud to officially share that we have spread our wings from our headquarters in Singapore.

How the B Corp Movement is Redefining Business for Good


The B Corp movement is redefining business for good by setting different business standards in order to work towards creating a better world. How do we redefine business for good? In its current form, capitalism is failing to address the needs of people, communities and our planet.

The Reasons Physicians are Losing the Branding Wars

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Maybe the last time you walked into a retail-based clinic, you did not see an MD. Maybe the same thing happened at your hospital outpatient clinic or an urgent care center.

Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

Is the #1 Innovation OS Right for You? | ITONICS


Innovation is driven by various factors: new and changing customer needs, technological developments, policies and laws, competitor activities, and societal change. Gathering the right data that reveals potential opportunities for your organization requires rigorous processes, well-defined capabilities, and robust tools. Innovation Strategy $Innovation OS

Unlocking Answers to the Universe’s Biggest Questions

Business and Tech

Illumina is on a mission to unlock the power of the human genome and impact the world for the greater good. As of right now, the future of human health has never looked more exciting. Illumina is unveiling its most advanced high throughput sequencing system, the NovaSeq X Series.

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88% of managers do not believe their teams are productive working remotely

Idea to Value

A new survey of 20,000 by Microsoft shows how little trust most managers have in their teams. When asked “ Do you feel productive when you work remotely? ”, 87% of workers said they felt as productive or more productive working remotely than in the office.

How Important Are Face-to-Face Interactions for Innovation?

Michael Roberto

Source: Much has been written about the impact of remote work on collaboration and innovation in the workplace. Yet, few rigorous studies have attempted to document the actual impact on innovation. Now comes a fascinating new paper from David Atkin , M. Keith Chen & Anton Popov.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.