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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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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.

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Podcast S4E88: Moodi Mahmoudi – Ideas are not the same as innovation

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Co-Founder of the NEXT Business Design App, Moodi Mahmoudi. We speak about why ideas are worthless, how software is changing the Business Design world, and why ideas suck.

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.

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 S4E84: Uli Weinberg – How Design Thinking has changed

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Uli Weinberg, Director der HPI School of Design Thinking and President of the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

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 S4E86: Linda Naiman – Creative Resilience

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We speak with award-winning designer and artist Linda Naiman. Linda is the founder of Creativity at Work and helps organizations develop creativity, innovation, and leadership capabilities, through coaching, training and consulting.

Podcast S4E85: Cliff Goldmacher – What business can learn from songwriting

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with songwriter Cliff Goldmacher. Cliff is a Grammy-recognised, #1 chart-topping hit Songwriter, and we speak about his creative process, collaborating with other artists, and finding out what companies can learn from songwriting.

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 S4E80: Todd Henry – Finding the personal Motivation Code that drives you

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with creativity and motivation expert Todd Henry.

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 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 S4E83: Steve Glaveski – How to become Time Rich

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with serial entrepreneur and author Steve Glaveski.

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How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

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The power of the mind is something we have only begun to grasp and understand with the help of science. However, creativity is an expansive expression of what the mind can envision, create, and conceptualize. The beauty of a fine painting. The elegance of a story that makes us think and emote.

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.

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.

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.

Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

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Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders. Given the extraordinary importance of innovation for businesses, and society in general, and the fact that culture has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers for innovation performance, it’s not much of a surprise.

Podcast S4E79: Gaia Grant – the profile of highly effective innovators

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Dr Gaia Grant, a researcher into innovation and founder of Tirian Consulting. We speak about the need for contextual ambidexterity and the profile of highly effective innovators.

Ten pitfalls inventors face and tips for avoiding them

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Common pitfalls inventors face when trying to make a great idea real are the reasons why so many great inventions do not reach the world stage, get outpaced or just fail before having a chance to get utilised.

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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.

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.

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.

Accelerating Everyday Inventions

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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.

Podcast S4E81: John Carter – Overcoming the hurdles of designing new technology

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with the creator of the Bose Noise-cancelling headphones, John Carter. We discuss how challenging it is to develop completely new technology, the difficulty in describing its value and marketing it, and getting buy in for innovation processes in your company. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – John’s background and journey with Dr Bose.

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 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.

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.

Podcast S4E82: Shama Rahman – using AI to augment human intelligence & creativity

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with artist, neuroscience researcher and startup founder Dr Shama Rahman. We speak about how we are using Artificial Intelligence and mental models to better understand and even enhance our human intelligence and spark creativity in new ways. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:03:00 – What she was researching and her findings, to see if there are certain brain activities depending on the creative process.

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.

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.

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. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:02:00 – Scott remembers Professor Clayton Christensen, and his ability to tell stories to explain innovation. 00:05:30 – What does it really take to innovate?

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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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.

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.”

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? The inspiring and comfortable attributes, such as freedom, low hierarchy, and tolerance for failure that are associated with innovative company cultures are universally appreciated, accepted, and adopted.

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.

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.

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.

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.