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The Big Secret of Design Thinking? Doing.

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million. That’s roughly the number of hits you get today on Google when you search on the term “design thinking.” Design thinking has come a long way since my days at IDEO back in the early ‘90s when the mere mention of the word “design” saw most technologists and non-designers frowning their brow with skepticism. What was design thinking before it was design thinking? Back then, this process wasn’t called design thinking. In fact, it didn’t have a name at all.

Sparking Innovation in Kuwait

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PARTNERING WITH UCLA ANDERSON FOR INNOVATION MENTORSHIP. A team presents its initial direction to the other participants. What could you create with four months, the full support of your company, and the mentorship of a team of innovation experts?

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WE ARE ALL DESIGNERS! Look around you. Seriously; stop reading for a minute, and look around you. Everything you see — literally every thing — was designed by someone. The chair you’re sitting on, the clothes you are wearing, the walls and ceiling and floor, the screen and device on which you are reading these words. everything. And not only tangible things: the sites you visit, the services you use, the restaurants you frequent, notice that all of them are the result of design.

Break ‘Em Up!

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CHANGE YOUR WORK HABITS FOR A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE How can I learn to think up wild ideas? Can I become more innovative or is it just a natural gift? Where do new ideas come from? We often get asked these sorts of questions from people searching to inject new ways of thinking into their work, hoping to find a secret formula for great ideas that will give them the leading edge. If you’re one of them, you’re not alone.

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!

Great Ideas Aren’t Enough

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HOW KODAK MISSED ITS CHANCE TO LEAD THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION As you sow, so shall you reap. You’ve heard this proverb before, and you’ve undoubtedly had the experience of realizing its simple truth: the initial conditions of a process will have a dramatic impact on the outcome. To build further on the metaphor, there are parameters that farmers must consider when sowing for next year’s crops: what to sow, when to sow, and how to spread the seeds.

Why Do Some Brainstorming Sessions Suck?

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9 BAD HABITS TO BREAK FOR BETTER IDEATION Time flies, seasons change, and before you know it, the annual barrage of articles trashing the validity of brainstorming is once again upon us.

Why Finland Has the Best Education System in the World

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Podcast S4E94: Cyndi Burnett – Creativity in education

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Cyndi Burnett, Director at Creativityandeducation.com. We speak about what it takes to bring creativity into homes and classrooms.

Having more information will not make your decisions more accurate

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It is human nature to want to be able to make the best decisions. And usually this leads to advice about making sure you have enough information for a thorough analysis, weighing up all the factors before then being able to be confident in a decision you make.

The art of “Back Casting” needs care

Paul Hobcraft

Backcasting is a planning method that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present. The fundamentals of the method were outlined by John B. Robinson from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

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.

You don’t need that thing

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You don’t need the same professional camera as Steven Spielberg before you can record your first film. You have one in your pocket. Just start filming. You’ll get better if you stick with it. You don’t need the same running shoes as Usain Bolt to become more healthy.

How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

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When people think about what barriers a marketer may have to success, they usually think of technical challenges. They think of things like defining a target audience or anticipating consumer response.

These 2 guys have found a way to make leather out of cactus

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Leather is a luxurious material, but it is also one of the most resource-intensive and pollution-rich materials in the fashion industry. These two Entrepreneurs from Mexico are trying to change that, with a new way to produce vegan leather from cactuses.

Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

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According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025.

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Podcast S4E95: Adi Mazor Kario – Learning from Israeli startups and Innovating during chaos

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On this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Adi Mazor Kario, innovation strategy and design expert and author of Innovating through Chaos.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Leading from Anywhere (Podcast with David Burkus and Todd Henry)

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You might remember David Burkus and Todd Henry as two recent guests on the Idea to Value podcast. Well David has a new book out, and was on Todd’s Accidental Creative podcast to talk about some of the main themes.

Podcast S4E92: Adrian Mills – Bringing creativity into consulting

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In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adrian Mills, Partner for Creative, Brand & Advertising at Deloitte Digital in Australia. We speak about why a consultancy would bring in advertising people, and his experience in building creative capabilities within a large company.

Hindsight is 2020: The Hindsight Bias

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The phrase Hindsight is 20/20 usually refers to the fact that it is usually easier to analyse and evaluate events after they have already happened, rather than when you’re in the middle of them.

This Chinese village used to produce 60% of the world’s oil paintings, Part 1

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There was a time a few years ago when a small town in China produced up to 60% of the world’s oil paintings. That town is called Dafen, and is on the outskirts of Shenzhen (which itself has seen a boom in innovation output in recent years).

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Bald spots and blind spots

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I’m coming up to 40 years old soon, and from the front I still have an ok head of hair (notwithstanding it receding a bit on the sides). But on the top of my head, I have a part where my hair is thinning so much that you can see my balding spot.

Strictly for English Grammar Nerds

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An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. A bar was walked into by the passive voice.

Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

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When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

What is worse than making the wrong decision?

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Making no decision at all. Many people struggle to execute their new innovative ideas, or launch that new creative project, because they overthink them. They believe they need to think through every possible scenario and have all the answers to every question before it is safe to begin.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Boston Dynamics’ robots have learned how to dance :)

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Boston Dynamics has taught its Robots how to dance. While the following viral video may look like CGI, it is in fact real. Boston Dynamics, the company based in Waltham, Massachusetts , makes some of the most advanced bipedal and mobile robots in the world.

Podcast S4E93: Christiane Michaelis – How art can help businesses learn to be creative

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of the Dirty Easel, Christiane Michaelis. We speak about what it takes for people to get back in touch with their inner creativity, and how art can be used to unlock this.

Fly, Crash, Adapt

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Paul MacCready. Paul MacCready (1925 – 2007) was an aeronautical engineer and inventor of the first human-powered aircraft. MacCready was born in Connecticut to family of doctors. He was fascinated by engineering and airplanes from a young age. At 15 he won a national model building contest.

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Don’t compare your Day Zero to someone else’s Day 10,000

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There is no such thing as an overnight success. A lot of people are intimidated to start their next creative project, innovation or business because they see how good other people already are. And in today’s social-media-driven world, how easy these successful people make their success look.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Freedom to Fail: Cultivating a Mindset of Innovation

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A child can stand up for the first time, take a step forward, and then tumble onto their tummy, to the raucous applause and overwhelming approval of every observer. In other words, attempts that end in failure are both common and lauded in children.

Podcast S4E90: Greg Orme – The Human Edge

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Greg Orme. Greg’s book The Human Edge was voted as the business book of the year.

This Chinese village used to produce 60% of the world’s oil paintings, Part 2

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In yesterday’s post, we spoke about Dafen , the town in China where previously up to 60% of the world’s oil painting replicas were produced. And how copying other people’s work was not creative, even when it is done with real skill.

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

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Gibbard and Tamborello. In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Podcast S4E91: Dave Birss – How to bring creativity into remote working

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In this episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dave Birss. Dave is a musician, educator, author and facilitator with a focus on improving creativity. We speak about how to keep up creativity in the times of remote working, and how to think laterally to live consciously again.

Podcast S4E78: Dorie Clark – the importance of reinventing yourself

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with the world’s #1 Communications Coach and Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World, Dorie Clark.

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Podcast S4E89: Brant Cooper – The 5E Model of Innovation

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Brant Cooper, Founder of Moves the Needle. We wrote the first book on the Lean Startup method, The Lean Entrepreneur, and we speak about Lean Innovation and dealing with Uncertainty.

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Podcast S4E84: Uli Weinberg – How Design Thinking has changed

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Uli Weinberg, Director der HPI School of Design Thinking and President of the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

Reader Survey 2021 Business Innovation Brief

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