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Podcast S4E77: Karin Hurt & David Dye – how to help people express their creative courage

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Karin Hurt and David Dye from Let’s Grow Leaders. We speak about what it takes to build a culture where both leaders and everyone can feel engaged with innovation and bring forward their best ideas.

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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Podcast S4E76: Tamara Ghandour – unlocking your competitive advantage with innovation

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In today’s episode fo the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Tamara Ghandour, founder of Launch Street, author of INNOVATION IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS and developer of the IQE assessment.

Podcast S4E75: Byron Lopez – How South Park produces a show in only a week

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Byron Lopez, who is a Technical Director on the award-winning animated TV show South Park.

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 S3E68: Scott Anthony – How leaders delude themselves about innovation

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Scott Anthony, Senior Partner of Innosight. We speak about some of the insights from his upcoming book Eat, Sleep, Innovate , and how the current pandemic is going to change many industries in the near future.

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

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This video is quite interesting, if you’re interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day.

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator’s Solution and the Strategy Paradox.

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

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Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

Podcast S3E62: Fredrik Haren – The Creativity Explorer

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Fredrik Haren, known as the Creativity Explorer. We speak about what we can learn about creativity from different cultures around the world.

Why Every Large Organization Should Decentralize Innovation

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I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to.

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.

Podcast S4E73: Robert Lowe – How LEGO invests in new innovations and partnerships

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?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Rob Lowe, head of Value Creation and Marketing at LEGO Ventures. We speak about what innovation and creativity mean at Lego, and how they look for partners to invest in. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – What is LEGO Ventures and its purpose: Play can be a great basis of learning. 00:03:20 – How creativity and innovation is a part of the culture at LEGO.

Podcast S3E54: Rita McGrath – Seeing inflection points of innovation

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Professor Rita McGrath, one of the world’s most respected experts on the intersection between strategy and innovation.

The “average customer” does not exist, so stop designing products for fake personas

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What can Startups and Corporates learn from an obscure 1950 research study on the bodies of 4,063 Air Force personnel? A lot of companies say they put their customers at the heart of everything they do. These are the people who they design their products and services for.

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This blew my mind: Mercury is the closest planet to Jupiter

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I love learning facts that challenge long-held assumptions and teach me to see things in a new way. Today, I learned something which seems completely counterintuitive, which is which planets in our solar system are actually the shortest distance from another.

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Podcast S4E71: Dan Toma – Innovation Accounting and Key Performance Metrics

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Dan Toma about the concept of Innovation accounting. Dan is the founder of Outcome and the co-author of the Corporate Startup. We go through how companies should measure innovation performance, and which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) actually make sense for these types of projects. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – Dan’s history in entrepreneurship.

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.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

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The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself. Almost every business leader will tell you that they value innovation and that it is a positive & important factor for their company. In fact, innovation and creativity are cited as being some of the most important skills and differentiators listed by CEOs which will determine their future success.

Podcast S3E60: Håkan Ozan – Building an ISO standard for innovation management

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Håkan Ozan, who has helped to draft the recent ISO Standard on Innovation Management. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 His start with innovation management systems. 00:02:30 What is an innovation management system. 00:07:30 The reaction from the community to the attempt to build a management standard for innovation. 00:12:00 The next steps for the ISO Standard.

5 innovative solutions to combat Coronavirus developed by creative companies

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Necessity is the mother of invention. This famous saying is especially true right now, as the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, some companies and creative individuals have already come up with innovative solutions to the problem.

Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

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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.

Podcast S3E59: Kathryn Haydon – How to become more creatively productive and prolific

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Kathryn Haydon, keynote speaker and founder of Sparkitivity. We speak about breaking through the inertia of no, and how to use the Universal Creative Process to become more productive and prolific. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:02:00 What are the circumstances that help people find meaning in their work. 00:06:15 The possibility ecosystem. 00:08:30 Breaking through the inertia of no.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

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The fourth industrial revolution is no longer just something that companies need to prepare for – it’s a reality that has already arrived. Everything about our current landscape is changing, from how we communicate to the avenues we have for connectivity. In the age of Industry 4.0, the digital landscape and physical technologies are growing increasingly connected. There’s a closer relationship between people, objects, devices, and the data we generate every day.

Podcast S3E64: Jonathan Courtney – What it takes to build a successful digital product

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Jonathan Courtney, CEO of AJ&Smart. We speak about what it takes to run successful workshops, his experiences with companies who are failing at innovation, and how to successfully develop digital products. Topics covered in today’s episode. 00:01:30 – How User Experience (UX) led Jonathan on his journey to starting his company.

Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University. We speak about some of his most recent research into how our environment affects our performance and creativity, and people who use their creativity for evil purposes.

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.

Podcast S3E56: Philippe de Ridder – the Low Touch Economy & how companies must react

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with CEO of Board of Innovation, Philippe de Ridder.

Podcast S3E65: Céline Flores Willers – Expanding your reach on Linkedin

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Linkedin Top Voice of 2019 and innovation vlogger, Céline Flores Willers. We talk about what it takes for companies and individuals to better get their message out there on Linkedin, and the importance of brand authenticity. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – Her journey starting with innovation and Ernst & Young. 00:03:30 – How she chooses the innovation topics to talk about.

Podcast S3E55: Denise Jacobs – How to deal with anxiety during a global pandemic

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Denise Jacobs, author of Banish your inner Critic , about how to overcome anxiety during this incredibly stressful time. Quote from the episode: You don’t have to do anything.

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Podcast S3E53: Alex Osterwalder – Creating an invincible company

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Alex Osterwalder, Partner at Stratgyzer and creator of the Business Model Canvas. We speak about what it takes to create an invincible company, with a particular emphasis on the importance of a balanced innovation portfolio. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – How the Business Model Canvas (BMC) was created 20 years ago, to help companies innovate.

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. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

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When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at the top of the wave. With the right timing, even mediocre execution can lead to extraordinary results.

Podcast S3E67: Steve Blank – History and lessons of the Lean Startup method

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we talk with Steve Blank, senior innovation fellow at Columbia University, serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Lean Startup movement. We speak about what makes a successful startup, what large companies get wrong about innovation and how he has seen Lean Startup evolve and change over the past few years.

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Idea to Value awarded as the Innovation blog with the most traffic for 2020!

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I’m thrilled to say that Idea to Value has just been awarded the most popular innovation blog of 2020, according to research by Orchidea. They analysed several of the best known innovation blogs out there, and their analysis showed that Idea to Value had the most traffic ( people visiting the site ) out of all the blogs. It is an honour to get this award, and I thank Jouni Halme and the team at Orchidea for the time and analysis they put into their research.

Podcast S4E69: Daniel Burrus – Seeing the future and knowing the trends that will come true

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak world-renowned futurist Daniel Burrus. He has written 7 bestselling books on innovation, including the Anticipatory Organisation , and has also started 6 leading companies himself. We speak about the difference of hard trends ( that will definitely happen) and soft trends (assumptions, that might happen or might not) , and using the principles of hard trends to guide your innovation efforts.

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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.”

Podcast S3E66: Mark Metry – Overcoming social anxiety and shyness

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Mark Metry, host of the popular Humans 2.0 podcast and author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone. We speak about overcoming anxiety, mental illness and living a more fulfilling life. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:15 – How Mark spent the first 18 years of his life trying to hide himself and his message, due to his social anxiety.

Podcast S3E51: Stephen Shapiro – Using different lenses to reframe business problems

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with Stephen Shapiro about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. We go through multiple examples of how companies have achieved innovation success by approaching problems in a new way, enabling them to ask better questions. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – How the recent Coronavirus outbreak is changing the way that people work.

Podcast S3E63: Iain Bitran – Innovating in a time of crisis

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, I speak with Iain Bitrain, Executive Director of The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). We speak about how ISPIM has evolved over time, and what professional innovation managers can do now to prepare for an uncertain future. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – ISPIM is a community for anyone involved in innovation. 00:02:30 – Iain’s journey.

Podcast S4E70: Pete Newell – How to manage an innovation pipeline

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Pete Newell, Founder of BMNT. We speak about how to align innovation strategy with operations in large organisations. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 – How Pete’s history in the military with the US Army’s Skunkworks influenced his journey to innovation.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.