Sat.Jan 07, 2023 - Fri.Jan 13, 2023

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How to Team Build to Spark Innovation

IdeaScale

Teamwork is essential for brainstorming new innovations and bringing your innovations to life. But first, you must build a cohesive team. If team building isn’t a current priority, or it has fallen by the wayside—it’s never too late to bring your team together. In fact, it may be precisely what they need to push themselves [.].

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5 Time-Consuming Innovation Tasks You Can Easily Eliminate

ITONICS

We know that time is of the essence for everyone (not only in innovation). Innovation processes entail a number of manual, labor-intensive, and repetitive tasks that can obstruct quick and efficient results. To accelerate and scale innovation, teams have to strive for automation to get work done faster, easier, and more consistently without human intervention, giving you the time to focus on what matters most.

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Laughter can make people more creative

Idea to Value

We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine. But it turns out that if you want to be more creative and come up with highly original ideas, then laughter might also help you. In two sets of research studies, participants were either shown humorous film clips or were allowed to listen to humorous records before doing a creativity test. In both cases, compared to participants in a control group, those who were exposed to something funny and humorous performed better on the creativity test.

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Innovation comes in different forms and problems, all requiring financial support.

Paul Hobcraft

Developing countries need innovation and financial support. Innovation has a very tough job of attracting the necessary money to take a concept or idea all the way through to commercialization. There is always that constant asking about the economic return and the associated risks. Financing game-changing investments, replacing something existing or simply providing something new have tough financial questions always to be answered.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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2023: Making The Shift From Disruption To Resilience

Digital Tonto

It’s been roughly 25 years since Clayton Christensen inaugurated the disruptive era and what he initially intended to describe as a special case has been implemented as a general rule. Disruption is increasingly self-referential, used as both premise and conclusion, while the status quo is assumed to be inadequate as an a priori principle. The results, by just about any metric imaginable, have been tragic.

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“As long as my failing project keeps going, I won’t be a failure”

Idea to Value

Is it better to have grit , or know when to quit? A few weeks ago I was listen to an excellent episode of the Innovation Show podcast , with guest Annie Duke. It was about her new book “ Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away “ , and there was one topic they spoke about which really stuck with me when thinking about innovation projects.

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Company Culture Doesn’t Come from a Monitor: How to Create a Connected Workforce in an Increasingly Virtual World

Planview

How important are in-person connections in an increasingly remote work environment? The short answer is “very,” especially since there are a lot fewer of them. Planview is on a mission to “Build the Future of Connected Work,” – so I spend a lot of time thinking about the human aspects of connection. Not just the team-to-top, cross-functional, idea-to-impact dimensions of Connected Work but the person-to-person, individual connections that make our work more meaningful, insightful, and valuable.

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Leaders, Futures and Foresight

Rmukesh Gupta

As leaders, we are expected to have a vision of the future that we are leading our teams towards. To build this vision, we need to be able to think of the potential and probable futures, to decide and pick the one that we want to move towards. So, we need to learn to think about futures and learn the skill of foresight. Here is a conversation in which futurist Sohail Inayatullah (from MetaFutures) shares his perspectives with examples about thinking of transformational futures.

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Sustaining a Healthy World Through Growing Crop Health

Business and Tech

According to the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, the world is facing setbacks in agricultural production. Extreme weather events, climate change, economic shifts, and some government policies have impacted crop health and yields across the globe, and with it, some of the tools that deliver that production most efficiently. ­­. A thriving U.S. agricultural industry is at the core of building a healthy and resilient world.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Global Prosperity in 2023: Our plan for impact

Christensen Institute

On January 15, 2019, I published The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty with the late Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen and former Harvard Business Review editor, Karen Dillon. Since the book’s release, members of the Global Prosperity team have presented our ideas on market-creating innovations (MCI) in more than 30 countries , developed an MCI bootcamp , and written numerous articles on the critical role of market-creating innovations in ign

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Key Technology Trends to Watch in 2023: From AI and 5G to Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity

Tullio Siragusa

Key Technology Trends to Watch in 2023: From AI and 5G to Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity No one has the absolute pulse on the trends more likely to gain traction this year, but having spoken to 400+ CEOs and CTOs of emerging tech companies as the ex-Producer and Host of a top-rated tech podcast, the trends point to the possibility for these five areas of tech to make progress in 2023 and beyond.

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Do Crypto Prices Actually Mean Anything?

Harvard Business Review

The proliferation of fraud, scams, and meltdowns suggest that they don’t — but price isn’t the only way to measure real-world value.

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Your Mobile App Needs AI. Here Are 3 Ways to Harness Its Power (and Why It Matters).

Entrepreneur - Innovation

For business owners with mobile apps, machine learning can change the game for your company. Here are a few insights on how to incorporate AI in your mobile app and why it's critical to your future.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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8 higher ed resolutions from innovative college and university presidents for 2023

Christensen Institute

This piece was authored by the Presidents Forum. For decades, higher education was defined by rankings lists, with those at the bottom scurrying to catch up to those at the top. But the tumult of COVID seems to have accelerated the technological disruption that has long been taking place in higher ed, and, in this wake, traditional rankings seem closer to irrelevance than ever.

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Huddle Board Examples to Encourage Collaboration

Kainexus

One of the fundamental principles of continuous improvement is that positive change is the responsibility of every employee. Embracing that idea is far easier than making it a day-to-day reality. One powerful tool for keeping improvement work top-of-mind is the daily huddle. Whether your team works together in person or includes remote workers, daily huddles can help structure the effort to improve and standardize process operations.

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The Top 20 Ideas Shared by IdeaSpies 2022

IdeaSpies

About 1,000 ideas were shared by IdeaSpies in 2022 and these are the most popular.

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Customer Experience versus Customer Service

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken As I talk to people about their experiences with the companies and brands they do business with, they often use the terms customer service and customer experience interchangeably. Are they confused? Do they not know the difference? Maybe, maybe not. And in the end, it doesn’t matter. They don’t care, […].

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Dungeons, Dragons, and Jobs to Be Done in teen mental health

Christensen Institute

Teen mental health has reached a crisis point. Before the pandemic, the CDC reported increased rates of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation in teenagers, and stressed social connectedness as a key factor in addressing teen mental health. COVID-19, which only served to increase social isolation in teens, exacerbated existing mental health problems and created new ones.

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How to Make Peace with Feeling Less Ambitious

Harvard Business Review

You can’t always be at peak performance. Recognizing when to pull back can help you succeed in the long run.

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What’s Up With Disruption?

Bill Fischer

Dismiss the likelihood of industry disruption at your own peril. Far from being just another bit of business school jargon, disruptive innovation is earning more attention than ever before, and the reason for that is that we are seeing a wider range of industries being disrupted, as never before.

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What Business Are You In?

Innovation Excellence

(Hint: It’s Probably Not What You Think) GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton “What business are you in?” How do you answer this all-too-common question? Do you name the company you work for? The industry you’re in? The function you perform? Bad news, your business isn’t defined by the company, the industry, and even your function. […].

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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Is 2023 the year of the microschool?

Christensen Institute

With all the surprises sprung on the world over the last few years, it can be both exciting and frightening to imagine what 2023 might hold. Will this be a year defined by amazing breakthroughs for humanity—like cracking the formula for nuclear fusion and clearing a path to abundant clean energy? Or will it be a year loaded with new challenges—such as a global recession or escalating tensions between powerful nations?

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A Better Approach to After-Action Reviews

Harvard Business Review

Three myths that impede their proper use — and three strategies to help your team make the most of the practice.

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Innovating in Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

Here’s why innovation in challenging times is essential—and 9 ways to go about achieving it.

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Technology Pushing Us into a New Ethical Universe

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell We take it for granted that we’re supposed to act ethically and, usually, that seems pretty simple. Don’t lie, cheat or steal, don’t hurt anybody on purpose and act with good intentions. In some professions, like law or medicine, the issues are somewhat more complex, and practitioners are trained to […].

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Design Thinking & Workshops in VR (Virtual Reality)

InnovationTraining.org

In this article we will: Explore how we can use VR (virtual reality) during the different steps of the design thinking process. Discuss what does and does not make sense in terms of DT and VR connections. Teach you how to design a VR workshop using an app called Zoe Immersive. A group of happy participants. Design Thinking Process & VR. Let’s start by reviewing the 5 steps of the Design Thinking process ( Empathize / Define / Ideate / Prototype / Test ) from a VR use case POV.

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10 Ways to Boost Customer Satisfaction

Harvard Business Review

Takeaways from an analysis of millions of consumer data points.

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Pushing Beyond the Obvious

Rmukesh Gupta

In a recent blog, advertising legend Dave Trott shares the story of the insight that led the Wright brothers succeed in recording the first human flight in history, while everyone else struggled and failed. The key insight was that they understood that it was not the air under the wings that powered the flight but it was the lack of air above the wings that sucked the aircraft upwards.

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