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How to use the 70-20-10 Rule to drive innovation within your business


How does your team allocate time to driving innovation within your business? . The 70-20-10 Rule is a strategy for determining how to allocate time and resources in order to make a successful innovation. Generally, the rule helps organizational stakeholders determine if they should make high risk/high reward innovations or improve upon existing products or services. . .

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16 scientifically proven ways to enhance your creativity

Idea to Value

People often think that science and creativity are not related. In fact, over the past few decades , a huge amount of research has begun showing us exactly what causes our creativity, what reduces it, and even what enhances it. In this article, I want to highlight some of my favourite examples of scientific research which can help you enhance your creativity.


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[FREE] Business Case Template: Create a Business Case to Turn Your Idea Into a Funded Project


Creating a solid business case is integral to the success of any new opportunity. The right business case can mean the difference between funding your idea and floundering to make it a reality. Many people fail to gain support for their ideas because they fail to create a compelling business case. . . For over 25 years, I’ve worked with innovation teams within big companies to help them craft business cases for their ideas, and with founders to gain funding for their startups.

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The problem with trend spotting

Jeffrey Phillips

I am a huge fan of trend spotting and scenario planning. Most companies simply do not understand the insight and the power that developing and interpreting trends and scenarios can provide. Instead of being caught off-guard or surprised by emerging markets or emerging segments or new technologies, wouldn't it be much better to be aware of, or even prepared for, what is going to happen?

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Using Concept Screening to Create New Products and Services for Your Business


Concept screening is one of the best ways to quickly filter through information and ideas to pick the best one for a particular situation . . Concept Screening is a process that an organization can use to narrow down the number of ideas that are generated as options for new products or services – or just about anything else. In order to ensure that the strongest ideas are selected for further development, they need to be screened against certain criteria.

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The Importance of Downtime on Health and Productivity

Tullio Siragusa

The Importance of Downtime on Health and Productivity. The evidence that emptying your mind is a vital part of being creative and successful is proliferating. However, many people do not take advantage of their paid vacation time, even if they have access to a week or several weeks off. Most people cancel or postpone vacation time due to actual or perceived job obligations.

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Development Opportunities for Supervisors: Top 12 Resources & Tools


Supervising can be extremely rewarding but also challenging—there are varying personalities, communication styles, skill sets, and roadblocks to manage, all while trying to maintain high-quality output. The good news is, there are development opportunities for supervisors that can help you succeed in your role. With the right tools and resources by your side, you will feel more confident in driving your team forward.

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Brand Is Not Just a Marketing Function

Cascade Strategy

If you hang around the business world for a while, you’re bound to hear a lot of different platitudes about branding. Every company is trying to create a unique brand for themselves that stands for who they are and what they do. The idea is that this brand lives in the heads of their customers and prompts different buying decisions that might not have been made if consumers were simply comparing price, features, or other traditional criteria.

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We Haven't Been Here Before: An Audacious Journey to Innovation In A VUCA World

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Three key design practices for embracing person-centricity and creating the conditions for continuous innovation.

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What is Lucidspark?

Add this digital whiteboard tool to your innovation toolkit! Next up in our list of digital collaboration tools and resources is Lucidspark, another digital whiteboard option for design thinking and innovation focused teams. In this blog, we’ll share some features and resources to help you determine whether this tool is the right option for your organization.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Unicorn Hunters S1 EP4: Intrommune

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Meet the company fighting food related allergies to help millions live without fear.

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Online Brainstorm Facilitation Training for the Time-Crunched

Idea Champions

Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, innovation-leaning clients to upgrade the impact of their (on-site) brainstorming sessions -- just in time, as some of our clients, post-pandemic, begin gathering together, in the flesh, again. Oh boy! We call it Conducting Genius -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients become masterful brainstorm facilitators.

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Looking for an SEO Company? Here’s How to Hire One

The Human Factor

The modern world is a digital one. The times of analog life and business are long gone and if you’re not recognized and found “online”, it is as if you don’t exist. It is a harsh truth and many business owners are well familiar with this. It’s been decades now that business websites exist and the battle over the uniqueness and standing out among the others seems never ending.

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Joseph Jaffe: Endurance, Hope & Optimism

Carla Johnson

June 22, 2021 What do Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and John Oliver have to do with a global pandemic? Everything, it turns out. In March 2020, people worldwide left the office for the day. Some are trickling back in the doors now. Others are waiting to see what local circumstances allow. In the midst of all of this was the. Read More. The post Joseph Jaffe: Endurance, Hope & Optimism appeared first on Carla Johnson.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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5 Steps to Run a Successful Virtual Brainstorm Session


Brainstorming is an art and science. Here’s how to help your virtual team generate and prioritize the best ideas. Over the past 25 years, I have run hundreds of brainstorming workshops for high-performing teams. My sessions are often part of larger strategy and innovation initiatives. But all sessions are focused on the same thing: generate, prioritize, and develop great ideas to create a big impact.