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Podcast S4E99 – Why creativity and innovation will be the most important skills of 2021

Idea to Value

In this livestream of the Idea to Value podcast, I talk about the main reasons why creativity and innovation are going to be the most important skills of the next 5 years.

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2021: What Comes After Covid?

Digital Tonto

Today the Covid-19 crisis has given a shock to the system and we're at an inflection point. The most immediate effects have been economic recession and the rapid adoption of digital tools, such as. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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16 Best Free Online Brainstorming Tools in 2021

IdeaScale

What are the best tools for brainstorming in 2021? The post 16 Best Free Online Brainstorming Tools in 2021 appeared first on IdeaScale. COVID-19 has driven organizations to adopt digital tools that can improve their processes and deliver more effective results.

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.

The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture

InnovationManagement

The post The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture appeared first on InnovationManagement. In this article by Jeff DeGraff, he presents the four types of innovative cultures and four best practices for building a culture of innovation.

School of Living: Master’s Class of 2021

Inspiring Next

Yet the new year’s theme on social media has been “glad that 2020 is over” If you… Read More » School of Living: Master’s Class of 2021. The post School of Living: Master’s Class of 2021 appeared first on. We are about to graduate, why think of going back?

#2,061 – CES 2021: ColdSnap

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Something that’s been a daily occurrence so far in 2021? USA Today sums it up best: “Here’s a reason to us all to scream for ice cream: a new device showcased at CES 2021 that can whip up frozen treats just like a Keurig does for coffee.

Designing Unique Workshops is hard work

Paul Hobcraft

Finding opportunities for Innovation and Growth is hard work. It is the value of having good, interactive, highly particpative workshops breaks much of those initial barriers to allow the hard work to begin in a more cohesive and collaborative way.

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The Risks of Postponing Strategic Planning in 2021

Focused Momentum

So, as we begin 2021, many leadership groups wonder if they should re-engage their long-term planning efforts. 2020 challenged our tactical brilliance, but it was not the year to engage in strategic planning.

Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

Idea to Value

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA’s latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars.

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This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

Idea to Value

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

Idea to Value

“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie.

CES 2021: Samsung, Google & Lucasfilm on Business Shifts

Innovation Leader

Executives at Samsung, Google, and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic talk about business shifts they expect to endure in 2021

Why We Are Beset With Conspiracy Theories (And How To Fix It)

Digital Tonto

In a nutshell, the function conspiracy theories play is to explain things that we don’t otherwise understand and feel out of our control. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the age of Covid has. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Validate your idea or innovation, not yourself

Idea to Value

An important part of the innovation process is validating ideas. When done correctly, it is a powerful way of getting feedback from the market on what it would take to make the innovation a success. However, many people fall into a trap when looking for feedback.

The Connection Between Positive Change and Workplace Fulfilment

Idea to Value

Amidst Zoom meetings, sales reports, trend analysis, and fighting to keep up with the competition, it’s easy to overlook workplace fulfilment on the never-ending list of tasks required to run your business.

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Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset.

What Matters in Innovation — Feb. 12, 2021

Innovation Leader

In this installment: the launch of a disruptive new innovation consulting firm; Clubhouse starts attracting more than just Silicon Valley cool kids; and traditional automakers playing catchup on electric vehicles

Learned Helplessness in creativity

Idea to Value

How is it possible for a human to control a fully-grown, 6 tonne elephant with only a piece of string? And how does this relate to people feeling like there is no point in doing anything with their idea, or thinking that they aren’t even creative?

Podcast S5E103: JeNae Johnson – Diversity, equity and rescuing geniuses

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of CTM Unlimited, JeNae Johnson. JeNae is a well known human capital consultant with a focus on bringing both equity and inclusivity to discussions around diversity.

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#2,062 – CES 2021: Bot Handy

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

On the one hand automation is bad as it takes jobs away from humans who need them. But at the same time it also could be a good thing, especially if it frees up humans to do other more meaningful jobs or pursue their creative passions.

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ElleHacks 2021: Empowering Women to Change the World

Hype

For most of us, Friday at 5 p.m. signals the start of the weekend. We shut down our computers and power up our Netflix, or sign onto Zoom for a virtual happy hour or game night.

Jeff Bezos’ Rule: What will not change?

Idea to Value

Many innovators and strategists are obsessed with predicting how the world will change in the future. They then try to develop new products and business models to fit this new world. But often, it can be even more valuable to figure out what will not change in the future.

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Podcast S4E94: Cyndi Burnett – Creativity in education

Idea to Value

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.

Continuous Improvement Goal Suggestions for 2021

Kainexus

Even knowing that COVID-related disruptions will continue, it is still a healthy exercise to think about what your team can accomplish for continuous improvement in 2021. I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that I believe we are all glad to have 2020 in the rearview mirror.

The importance of deliberate practice

Idea to Value

A lot of people think that in order to get better at something, you need to practice. What most people fail to realise though is how important it is to do the right type of practice. Take this example: Who would be a better driver?

Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

The building always the Innovation Business Case offers a unique approach to tackle one of the real problem areas within innovation- making the case compelling. One of the toughest aspects within Innovation is making the Business Case.

#2,060 – CES 2021: MaskFone

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Not to be outdone, 2021 has now introduced to us a mask that enables you to make phone calls. There were a ton of mask innovations in 2020 as we saw masks made from bacteria, masks that sanitize the air around them, and masks that translate languages.

Podcast S5E102: Nick Bulwin – Bringing consciousness to business

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with tech investor and consciousness crusader Nick Bulwin. We speak about how companies and brands need to prepare for the future.

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Durchlüftung

Idea to Value

In Germany, people are obsessed with Durchlüftung.

How to Teach Innovation

Idea to Value

This title may sound like an oxymoron, but you can in fact teach innovation as you would any other skill, like communication or leadership. It is all about the approach. It is an approach worth taking.

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Podcast S5E101: Eric Quint – Scaling creativity and design in large businesses

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Design expert Eric Quint.

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Cui bono?

Idea to Value

It is a Latin phrase which means “to whom is there a benefit?” ” Always ask this question honestly and without bias when you are listening to advice about a new idea, innovation proposal or service offering.

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.

Research shows that having a phone on your desk makes you more stupid

Idea to Value

A lot of people joke about how having a smartphone is making us all less intelligent. And new research provides evidence that this is true.

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FREE EBOOK | The 4 things business leaders looking to innovate need to know right now

Exago

Almost a year since the pandemic hit us, it would be naïve to still perceive digital transformation and business innovation as ‘nice-to-haves’. The vaccination wave brings new hope for economic recovery, yet many businesses are looking at a tough year ahead.

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The law of diffusion of innovation

Idea to Value

Any company planning on bringing a new innovative solution to market must accept the fact that not every customer will be willing to buy it immediately. There will always be certain target customers who are more resistant to trying out new ideas than others.

The crucial role Innovation must play in the Energy system

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is vital to the energy system’s integration and operation design, and we need to further recognize its crucial role. I believe we undertake a radical transformation in the way we supply, transform, and use energy.

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

Idea to Value

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.