2021

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Create the Right Conditions for your Innovation Team to be Successful

Strategyzer Innovation

As part of our “What makes a good innovation coach?” webinar , Aya Caldwell (Executive Director for Digital Product at Novartis) shared with us three areas of focus she's constantly working on with her teams to create the right conditions for innovation success.

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How Data Can Help Customize the User Experience

Business Innovation Brief Submitted Articles

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Venture building as an innovation strategy

Board of Innovation

How venture building can be used as an innovation strategy. The post Venture building as an innovation strategy appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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What is the ROI of Better Ideas?

IdeaScale

How much is an idea worth in terms of return on investment? It’s an intriguing question in part because it seems hard to measure. Yet, it’s possible to nail down an estimate of just how much an idea can do for your business, provided you have the right sense of both the investment and what … Continued. The post What is the ROI of Better Ideas?

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

I recently wrote a post, “ Affordability versus Sustainability – a cause to be addressed.” That post looked at the shifts that I felt were underway in moving from a society that accepts where it is heading in expecting “affordability” is changing. I argued there is this growing recognition that a consistent amount of crisis points are causing growing anxiety and stress, and these tensions and pressures are not sustainable.

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Why Good Ideas Fail (And How To Help Yours Succeed)

Digital Tonto

We tend to think that if we get an idea right, that others will recognize its worth. That’s hardly ever true. In fact, if your idea is truly new and different, you can expect to encounter stiff. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Five People you Need in Your Life

Destination Innovation

Vidusha. Vidusha Nathavitharana is an author and trainer on leadership issues. He argues that you need five key people in your close circle. A Supporter. This is someone who believes in you and likes you. They are generally positive and supportive about your plans and ambitions. They might be your partner at home or a colleague at work. Whenever you feel down you can chat to this person and they will help refresh, inspire and motivate you.

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Design Thinking Rooted in Empathy Enables Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Empathy is one of the best virtues to have as a leader of an organization or a group of people dedicated to achieving any cause, but it’s not exclusively valuable just to leaders.

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Why Patients Deserve Cannabis-Educated Healthcare Professionals

Business and Tech

Cannabis consumption has become mainstream. Now is the time for clinicians to be educated on the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic use of cannabis. Meredith Fisher-Corn, M.D. Editor-in-Chief, TheAnswerPage.com. Nearly 35 million U.S. adults consume cannabis on a regular basis, according to a 2017 survey , and the population of recreational cannabis consumers has skyrocketed since then, as more and more states have enacted adult-use cannabis legislation. .

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How Your Organization Can Innovate in a People-Centric Way

HYPE Innovation

When we talk about innovation, we often talk about harnessing people's creative energies, and then turning that energy into something of value. How can we help people collaborate and create new things?

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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The Ultimate Guide to Jobs To Be Done Theory

Viima

Like a fine-tuned instrument, successful innovation needs perfect calibration and careful adjustments, over and over again. Maybe you’ve already tried recalibrating your innovation efforts but to no avail. What went wrong and what to improve next? Successful companies focus on optimizing around the customer’s real needs. But how to do that? How to discover their underlying needs?

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The Blind Men & The Elephant: An Open Innovation Blueprint

Business Innovation Brief Submitted Articles

Curb Transactional Open Innovation and Embrace an Integrated Ecosystem Strategy “It’s a wall,” “It’s a snake,” “It’s a rope,” “It’s a spear,” “It’s a fan,” no, “It’s a tree,” and so goes the story of “The Blind Men & The Elephant”.

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How we’ll eat in 2022: 10 food innovations that will shape how we eat

Board of Innovation

Do you wonder what the food industry will look like in the near future? Here are 10 food innovations that will shape how we eat in 2022 - from lab grown meat and printed meals, to upcycled coffee drinks. The post How we’ll eat in 2022: 10 food innovations that will shape how we eat appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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What Are Some of the Benefits of Open Innovation?

IdeaScale

The span of human knowledge has grown vastly in the last century, to the point where many feel a traditional “closed” model of independent, internal research and development teams is no longer effective. This has led to the theory of “open innovation,” and it’s one worth considering as you develop an innovation strategy. What Is … Continued.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.” A groundbreaking report, “ Net-Zero by 2050: a roadmap for the global energy system “(referred to as NZE here) by the Internation Energy Agency (IEA), has been emphasising that this decade is pivotal to reaching net-zero by mid-century.

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It’s Time To Admit We Were Wrong About What Was Supposed To Drive The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

Technology is a process that involves both revealing and building. Yes, we revealed the power of market forces and the bankruptcy of the Soviet system, but failed to build a more prosperous and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Dunning-Kruger effect: Why stupid people think they are smart

Idea to Value

Have you ever met someone who thinks that they are amazing at something, but does not realise that in fact they are below average? This could be the Dunning-Kruger effect in action. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias whereby people who are incompetent in an area don’t understand what high performance looks like in that field, and so cannot tell they are incompetent.

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If You Want to be More Creative, Mix With More Creative People

Destination Innovation

According to Jim Rohn, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. The people you associate with help shape what you think and who you are. We tend to congregate with friends who are like us in background, interests, education, attitudes and opinions. This is comfortable and reassuring but it inhibits creativity or independent thought.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Society 2045 Future of Workplaces

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045 Future of Workplaces. This past summer, Society 2045 had a series of interviews with change makers seeking to improve the way society works. One of our guest speakers was Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member of Silicon Valley Alliances. Society 2045 is a community of people from around the world seeking to co-discover a vision for the year 2045.

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Simple Steps That Can Help Prevent Drowning at Your Home

Business and Tech

While drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 and a leading cause for children under 15, there are things you can do to add layers of protection to your home to prevent a drowning. Here’s what you need to know about drowning, as there are many misconceptions: Drowning is silent. It is not like the movies, where you often see splashing and screaming.

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What is the New Model for Innovation Success?

InnovationManagement

In this series I’ve been critically examining the significant changes impacting the corporate innovation competency, which leads to how organisations drive future growth and impact. The post What is the New Model for Innovation Success? appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

Leanstack

(This is guest post by Alejandra Gonzalez , a seasoned business model strategist, product owner, and innovation coach. In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle. Enjoy… -Ash) As a product design manager and portfolio owner, I have found myself endlessly defending why it takes 9 months to design and launch a product with no guarantee of success.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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The Blind Men & The Elephant: An Open Innovation Blueprint

Business Innovation Brief Submitted Articles

Curb Transactional Open Innovation and Embrace an Integrated Ecosystem Strategy “It’s a wall,” “It’s a snake,” “It’s a rope,” “It’s a spear,” “It’s a fan,” no, “It’s a tree,” and so goes the story of “The Blind Men & The Elephant”.

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Business and concept validation through qualitative and quantitative data

Board of Innovation

Validation is the process of gathering evidence and learning around business ideas through experimentation and user testing, in order to make faster, informed, de-risked decisions. Validation techniques are usually divided into two main categories, relating to the type of information being collected - either qualitative or quantitative. Here's how you can use them.

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Interview with Design Thinking Leader Steven Forth on What Makes Business Model Innovation So Challenging

IdeaScale

Ibbaka is a consulting and technology development company focused on helping companies bring innovations to market and to help them to scale. IdeaScale was introduced to Ibbaka because they are working with us on a very special project to help us innovate on our business model, but we were impressed at their experience, conversancy in design thinking and innovation and passion for subjects like growth models.

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Why do we have difficulties to self-disrupt?

Paul Hobcraft

“Why do we always seem to have internal difficulties to self-disrupt?”. Now that is an interesting question. My quick and simple answer is to look at all the internal constraints you can see, or those around you can add to your list or the ones you place on looking outside your own organization. It is also being constrained when you look outside your organization and not recognizing the (perpetual) changes going on, often until it is too late or a fast, nimble entrepreneur has nipped in and set

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Why The 2020s Will Be An Era Of Atoms, Not Bits

Digital Tonto

The simple truth is that the digital era is ending and innovation is shifting to other places. Digital technology will remain —just as heavy industry persists long after the end of the industrial. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Disruption is not a strategy

Idea to Value

If you ask a number of startups what they are hoping to achieve, undoubtedly you will encounter one that is going to “Disrupt” their industry. Disruption is what Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and the iPhone did to their industries. Disruption is cool. Disruption is sexy. And unfortunately, hardly any of these companies even know what disruption really is.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Think Like a Criminal

Destination Innovation

Image by Ryan McGuire on Pixabay. Have you seen the movie, The Day of the Jackal? In this 1973 film directed by Fred Zinnemann, Edward Fox plays a professional assassin, the “Jackal”, who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle. It is a compelling thriller in which it is hard not to admire the cunning and guile of the ruthless killer.

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The 3 elements of an innovation ecosystem

Strategyzer Innovation

Developing an innovation capability within a large organization is a daunting prospect. In the past, many have tried but few succeeded. Often difficulties are linked to a too narrow and shallow approach, such as training a group of employees in an innovation methodology and expecting the organization to turn into an innovation powerhouse as a consequence.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene