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Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

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If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA’s latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars.

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This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

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Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

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“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie.

Validate your idea or innovation, not yourself

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An important part of the innovation process is validating ideas. When done correctly, it is a powerful way of getting feedback from the market on what it would take to make the innovation a success. However, many people fall into a trap when looking for feedback.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

The Connection Between Positive Change and Workplace Fulfilment

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Amidst Zoom meetings, sales reports, trend analysis, and fighting to keep up with the competition, it’s easy to overlook workplace fulfilment on the never-ending list of tasks required to run your business.

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Learned Helplessness in creativity

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How is it possible for a human to control a fully-grown, 6 tonne elephant with only a piece of string? And how does this relate to people feeling like there is no point in doing anything with their idea, or thinking that they aren’t even creative?

Podcast S5E103: JeNae Johnson – Diversity, equity and rescuing geniuses

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Founder of CTM Unlimited, JeNae Johnson. JeNae is a well known human capital consultant with a focus on bringing both equity and inclusivity to discussions around diversity.

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Jeff Bezos’ Rule: What will not change?

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Many innovators and strategists are obsessed with predicting how the world will change in the future. They then try to develop new products and business models to fit this new world. But often, it can be even more valuable to figure out what will not change in the future.

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Podcast S4E94: Cyndi Burnett – Creativity in education

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Cyndi Burnett, Director at Creativityandeducation.com. We speak about what it takes to bring creativity into homes and classrooms.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Podcast S4E99 – Why creativity and innovation will be the most important skills of 2021

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In this livestream of the Idea to Value podcast, I talk about the main reasons why creativity and innovation are going to be the most important skills of the next 5 years.

The importance of deliberate practice

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A lot of people think that in order to get better at something, you need to practice. What most people fail to realise though is how important it is to do the right type of practice. Take this example: Who would be a better driver?

Podcast S5E102: Nick Bulwin – Bringing consciousness to business

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In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with tech investor and consciousness crusader Nick Bulwin. We speak about how companies and brands need to prepare for the future.

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Durchlüftung

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In Germany, people are obsessed with Durchlüftung.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

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According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025.

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How to Teach Innovation

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This title may sound like an oxymoron, but you can in fact teach innovation as you would any other skill, like communication or leadership. It is all about the approach. It is an approach worth taking.

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Podcast S5E101: Eric Quint – Scaling creativity and design in large businesses

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Design expert Eric Quint.

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Cui bono?

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It is a Latin phrase which means “to whom is there a benefit?” ” Always ask this question honestly and without bias when you are listening to advice about a new idea, innovation proposal or service offering.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Research shows that having a phone on your desk makes you more stupid

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A lot of people joke about how having a smartphone is making us all less intelligent. And new research provides evidence that this is true.

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The law of diffusion of innovation

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Any company planning on bringing a new innovative solution to market must accept the fact that not every customer will be willing to buy it immediately. There will always be certain target customers who are more resistant to trying out new ideas than others.

These 2 guys have found a way to make leather out of cactus

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Leather is a luxurious material, but it is also one of the most resource-intensive and pollution-rich materials in the fashion industry. These two Entrepreneurs from Mexico are trying to change that, with a new way to produce vegan leather from cactuses.

Building bridges vs Finished Bridges

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Bridges work to get people from one side of something to another. But they only work if they are 100% finished. A bridge which is 99% finished doesn’t help you get anywhere. There is still a gap which needs to be overcome before it provides any value.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

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One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Do you have to get lucky to innovate successfully, or can you make your own luck?

Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

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When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

Solar power prices have dropped by over 89% in the last 10 years

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By now it is common knowledge that solar energy has been becoming more and more affordable as the technology develops and economies of scale blossom. But a recent report shows just how astronomical the drop in cost has been.

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Having more information will not make your decisions more accurate

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It is human nature to want to be able to make the best decisions. And usually this leads to advice about making sure you have enough information for a thorough analysis, weighing up all the factors before then being able to be confident in a decision you make.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Tall Poppy syndrome vs Tall Weed syndrome

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Have you ever heard of Tall Poppy Syndrome? It essentially says that the flower which stands out above all the rest will be the first to be cut down. Basically, it says that people should be humble and not try to make themselves appear better than others.

Podcast S4E92: Adrian Mills – Bringing creativity into consulting

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In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adrian Mills, Partner for Creative, Brand & Advertising at Deloitte Digital in Australia. We speak about why a consultancy would bring in advertising people, and his experience in building creative capabilities within a large company.

Freedom to Fail: Cultivating a Mindset of Innovation

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A child can stand up for the first time, take a step forward, and then tumble onto their tummy, to the raucous applause and overwhelming approval of every observer. In other words, attempts that end in failure are both common and lauded in children.

Podcast S4E78: Dorie Clark – the importance of reinventing yourself

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with the world’s #1 Communications Coach and Top 50 Business Thinkers in the World, Dorie Clark.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Hindsight is 2020: The Hindsight Bias

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The phrase Hindsight is 20/20 usually refers to the fact that it is usually easier to analyse and evaluate events after they have already happened, rather than when you’re in the middle of them.

Fireside Chat with Nick Skillicorn: Interview by Jasmin Hindi – Podcast S4E98

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I was delighted to be interviewed by renowned creative leader Jasmin Hindi for a recent “ Fireside Chat ” on the topic of developing our creativity. We discussed a wide variety of topics, including: Who the heck I am and my background.

Your competition is not who you think it is

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Most companies don’t know who their biggest competitor is. When asked, they might list another company providing the same goods or services. Often, ones which are a similar size to how large they are now.

Nick Skillicorn awarded as Creativity & Innovation Development Coach of the Year (Europe)

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I’m proud to find out that I have recently been honoured as the Creativity & Innovation Development Coach of the Year (Europe) 2020 by Corporate Vision in their Corporate Coaching and Recruitment awards. This was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”