Mon.Jul 01, 2019

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What My Suitcase Taught Me About Stress, Change And Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the past three weeks. That doesn’t sound too bad if you are on vacation. But in my case, it involved two kids, a dog and not having any idea where we were going to live. I sold our home of 12 years faster than expected and couldn’t.

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I prefer the work-to-be-done for innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

When we are really innovating we are actually working on the Work-to-be-done, it is a far more exciting activity than constantly focusing on work done, that we need to do to refine, it, to make it more productive, efficient and effective. This work is done, certainly needs doing, no question but it is the “work-t- be-done” that gets the pulse racing.

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May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You, Part 3: ‘Domo arigato, Mr Roboto…’

InnovationManagement

This is the third in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and what we can do to ready ourselves for the workplace of the future. The post May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You, Part 3: ‘Domo arigato, Mr Roboto…’ appeared first on Innovation Management.

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Watch this artist create mirrors from trash, wood, fans and penguins

Idea to Value

When we think of what a mirror looks like, we usually think of a shiny surface which reflects light as a perfect image. However, Daniel Rozin has other ideas. As shown in the video above, Rozin creates amazing mechanical mirrors which mirror an image in a completely different way. Instead of reflecting light, his mirrors contain hundreds of small moving parts which can alternate between two colours, usually using small motors or servos.

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Empowering Retail Associates to Enhance the Customer Experience

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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Materials Science May Be The Most Important Technology Of The Next Decade. Here’s Why:

Innovation Excellence

Think of just about any major challenge we will face over the next decade and materials are at the center of it. To build a new clean energy future, we need more efficient solar panels, wind turbines and batteries. Manufacturers need new materials to create more advanced products. We also need to replace materials subject.

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The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

Tullio Siragusa

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships. Earlier in my career I had the work persona, and the at home persona. Even a DISC assessment revealed this duality. My natural state is someone who drives things forward and who uses encouragement, or influence to bolster support. My adaptive state is someone who plays by the rules, complies, and is boring as heck.

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The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

Tullio Siragusa

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships. Earlier in my career I had the work persona, and the at home persona. Even a DISC assessment revealed this duality. My natural state is someone who drives things forward and who uses encouragement, or influence to bolster support. My adaptive state is someone who plays by the rules, complies, and is a corporate politician.

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Top 15 Global Hotspots for Corporate Innovation

Innovation Leader

For our list of the top cities for corporate innovation around the world, we examined an array of factors that create a constructive context for big companies that want to engage in ecosystems outside of their home turf.

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Innovation insights from the masters of creativity: Ada Lovelace

Idea Drop

Today, the word innovation is almost inseparably tied to the digital revolution and our complete dependence on computing technologies to operate our businesses. All our innovation strategies are built around or using these fundamental technologies. However, computing itself is simply another innovation, born from a series of creative masters that strove for excellence.

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#1,529 – All Knowing AI

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

One of the biggest fears with AI is that it’ll evolve a mind of its own, capable of reasoning, figuring things out, and then ultimately deciding that it would be better off without us pesky humans around. And while we are a long way away from that happening we do have some pretty interesting developments happening with AI. Such as the latest breakthrough involving a Universe simulator that somehow knows things it shouldn’t.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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5 Signs You’re Ready To Hire An Accountant

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post – One of the hardest things about running your business is knowing when to hire help. Whether it’s outsourcing your content writing to a professional or hiring an accountant to help you with your yearly taxes, you need to be sure you’re ready to add people to your team. Whilst it may seem hard to decide at first, there are lots of things you can consider beforehand to ensure you’re making the right decision.

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Advice for our Younger Selves

Michael Roberto

Source: Pixnio Christian Jarrett reported recently in BPS Research Digest about a new study by Robin Kowalski and Annie McCord, published in the Journal of Social Psychology. The paper is titled, "If I knew then what I know now: Advice to my younger self." The scholars examined what advice people above the age of 30 would give to their younger selves.

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Important Business Opportunities You Should Always Say ‘Yes’ To

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. There are probably a lot of people in your life who talk about saying ‘yes’ more often. Those who don’t seize opportunities when they arise don’t always make the most out of their lives. When you’re a business minded person, you need to be aware of opportunities that can benefit you in the long and short term. Your business will thrive as long as you are willing to keep an open mind and seek out enriching opportunities.

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Attitude Changes That Will Help You to Get Taken Seriously

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Starting a new business is great. Even running a small business out of your home is exciting, challenging, and life-changing. It gives you a chance to make money for yourself, without restrictions, bias, or ceilings. Running a business means that you can do things your way, taking chances, working flexibly, and taking control of your career and your life.

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Unlocking the Secret to Product Team Success: Data, Empathy, and a Whole Lot of Communication

Speaker: Donna Shaw - Senior Product Manager & Eric Frierson - Director of Innovation for Public and School Libraries

Successful product management is more than building a product: you’re also building a team. Working with cross-functional teams can appear chaotic, especially if your goals differ! It can be challenging to figure out how to communicate with team members and stakeholders. However, with some forethought and insights, you can build a successful product management team—one that collaborates to create a product that truly delights your customers.

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What Working Environments Promote Productivity The Most?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. You’ve done it! You’ve managed to recruit some top talent from within your sector, and now you want to give them the office they’ve always dreamed of working in. You want them to love the job they’re doing, in the environment it took you a lot of time and money to set up, so they can help take your business to bigger and better heights.

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The Special Relationship: The Practicalities We Need To Be Prepared For Our Customers

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. While you may think that you know exactly how to get ahead in the art of business, you can always find yourself up against a particular obstacle. No matter how much you prepare yourself, the wrong customer can do a lot to unravel your belief in what you are doing. Whether they are just grumpy, or even flat-out mean, the wrong customer can put a dampener on your day.

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Managing Meetings When You Work from Home

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Working from home is fantastic. It’s the ideal choice for anyone that’s struggled to find a job that gives them the flexibility that they need to work around childcare, or to manage their own health issues. It’s an opportunity to work in comfort and can even mean that you save money on transport, childcare and food. More of us than ever before are working at least part of the time from home, and many of these people are running their own businesses or working as freelancers,

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