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Bill Campbell’s Leadership Manifesto: It’s The People

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What makes a great coach? This question is at the heart of a new book. Trillion Dollar Coach tells the story of Bill Campbell, ex-football coach and CEO of Intuit, known for coaching many modern day entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.

The Most Important Factors For Startup Success

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We’ve all, of course, read about the spectacular success of startups. It’s impossible to escape the amazing tales of people starting with an idea in a garage (think Apple) and growing it into a billion-dollar global business.

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5 Charts That Show Challenges of AI Adoption in the Enterprise

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The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. At this point, AI is blogged and reported about intensely on a day-to-day basis.

Be Hard To Kill

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This is for all of you who feel miserable, are doubting yourself and feel like giving up. Please don’t. Entrepreneurship, doing anything that changes the games, is hard! Innovation is messy , it doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How To Encourage Your Team To Take Breaks

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At work, you just want to power through, to get done what you need to get done, so that you can go home. This, unfortunately, leads us to lots of bad behaviors and unhealthy choices. We skip meals—or eat meals out of the vending machine.

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When An Organization Minimizes The Fear People Feel On The Job, Performance is Maximized

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What drives someone to complain? Selfishness and frustration. Last week I published a post about complaining , driven by selfish reasons, and how it stands in our way of making progress. Today I’ll focus on frustration.

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

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Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

The 15 Enemies of Innovation

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When I put my consultant hat on I have a very easy way to detect whether or not your company is committed to innovation, and whether or not it will: the way you lead and prioritize. My examination has nothing to do with capability, but with leadership.

5 Ways To Use Generalists Inside Your Organization

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Most organizations don’t know what to do with Generalists. Which begs the question: How do you use Generalists inside your organization? First, let’s define the difference between specialists and generalists.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

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Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with.

The Emotion Philosophy Behind Emotion AI

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After working for a year on emotion AI, I can confirm that human emotions are complex; we don’t really understand them. And training a computing system to recognize them as a human does is even more difficult.

The AI Revolution: Stats, Trends and Developments in 2019

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The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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Stan Lee: 3 Lessons To Unlock Your Inner Visionary

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Illustration by Christian Laborin. We lost a great one! Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic 4, X-Men and other super-heroes died yesterday. He leaves a legacy of inspiration behind that will keep inspiring many more generations.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Shift Your Mindset to Think Exponentially

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We’re living in exponential times, the Big 5 tech companies – Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook – occupy the top 6 spots of the most valuable companies in the world, thus driving the Next Economy. It’s safe to say that we live in a world dominated by technology.

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The Impact of Wearable Technology on Mobile Devices

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Wearable tech once seemed like a passing fad, but it’s now expected to more than double between the years of 2016 and 2020, indicating that it’s here to stay.

Create! Don’t Compete

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I’ve had many meetings with principals in large organizations and companies who say, “I am worried my business will be completely replaced by some Silicon Valley startup. How can I build something to counter that?”.

Should Emotion Recognition Technology Exist?

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All technology encounters resistance from people initially, as time goes by some get adopted faster than others; this is a fact. One of the technologies within the domain of artificial intelligence that is just getting started is emotion recognition through cameras and E.E.G. I’ve written about the many ways this technology could be used , and the ethics behind it.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

People Walk Away When You Waste Their Time and Talent

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Miserable, undervalued, overlooked, not living up to my potential, taken for granted. These and other words are used by people who’s employeer doesn’t let them be the best version of themselves at work. Last week I met two very talented guys with high technical chops.

How Can My Company Become More Customer-Centric?

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This is an interesting question I got asked recently, which has no straight-forward answer. To answer it, let’s breakdown what customer-centric means… To be customer-centric you have to care about your customers.

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

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I’ve talked at length about how companies aiming to attract innovators to their organization shoot themselves in the foot , because the culture they have doesn’t embrace innovation. Still, let’s ask: How do you hire innovators?

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How Borderlanders Prepare Us For The Future

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My friend Rachel Christensen gave an insightful talk at TEDxTijuana titled Beyond Your Border , the story of borderlanders: those people whose lives exist in two countries and prepare us for the future! Two months ago I invited Rachel to talk about this topic on my podcast; check it out here.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss

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How do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.

What Consensus Means For Driving Innovation

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Why do organizations fail? There are many reasons, mostly because they become irrelevant by failing to evolve and adapt to a changing world.

How AI Is Changing Our Lives

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Artificial intelligence is one of the major technologies powering the next industrial revolution. The concept which was conceived 75 years ago is starting to change the way we relate to machines. According to a well-detailed infographic on the evolution of artificial intelligence , the projected value of the AI software market in 2025 would have grown to $59.8 billion. As such, companies are increasingly adopting AI technology as no one wants to be left behind when the AI gold rush begins.

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Gaming for Good: Everything You Need To Know About Video Games Charities

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In a world that seems dominated by violence and cold-hearted people, you may be surprised to learn that people still care about their fellow human. A good way to prove this inclination towards humanity is by taking a look at the latest stats on donations.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Why You Should Master The Art Of Storytelling

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Humans have been telling stories for as long as anyone can remember. In fact, stories are the way we have a ‘collective memory’ at all.

When Expertise Kills Innovation

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Expertise is valuable. To be successful, you want to be seen as an expert. Being an experts validates your worth, and provides a sense of certainty. In terms of innovation, expertise leads to incrementalism; or sustaining innovation.

The 3 P’s: Putting Innovation Into Practice

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In the innovation space, too much focus is placed on methods, not enough on mindset. Tools are the methodologies, mindset is the habits. One of my colleagues recently told me he’s learned about mentality, not processes, in the time he’s spent working with me. He’s right!

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Is it better to solve problems in isolation or by collaborating with others?

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I’ve always believed that the best way to brainstorm is a hybrid of thinking by ourselves and then sharing that with a group to build on each other’s ideas; as opposed to brainstorming with a group from the start.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.