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“Decouple” the Value Chain to Drive Digital Disruption

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“Decoupling” the value chain is the next big strategy for digital innovation and business models. Digital disruption isn’t just about the internet or mobile technology. It’s about the digitally-driven business models that forever transform business as usual no matter what you’re doing.

Prioritize Your Best Ideas With One Powerful Tool

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Innovation is as much about choosing what not to do as it is about deciding what you’re going to do. I’ll never forget the words of a client of mine, an executive at PepsiCo: “ We can do anything, but we can’t do everything,” he said to me. So true. But most companies forget this fact. They try to do everything, and then don’t do anything very well.

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The Travel & Hospitality Industry is Being Disrupted, Again.

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Airbnb disrupted hotels. Now big travel and hospitality companies are going after the next disruptive innovation themselves before getting blindsided yet again. If you’ve followed my Inc.com column , you know I work with both big companies and start-ups around the world. My research, consulting and speaking give me a glimpse into the fledgling trends and upstarts that will one day become tomorrow’s business behemoths.

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The Packaging Industry is Massive, and It’s About to Be Disrupted

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Technology isn’t just for creating new products and services. Disruptive technologies are transforming the packaging that comes with just about everything we buy. Imagine a day when you receive an alert from your refrigerator as you walk past 7-11 because the carton of milk at your home just expired. Or a day when you receive a robocall warning you that the bag of lettuce you’re planning on using for your salad is tainted with e-coli.

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.

Serious About Your Social Mission? Innovate It.

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A “lean” approach amplifies both profits and purpose. Corporate philanthropy. Benefit corporations. Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. Doing well while doing good seems to be all the rage these days. Sounds ideal.

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How to Cut Costs and Still Be Innovative

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The best innovations reduce costs while adding value at the same time. With all the hype these days around the impending disruptions on the horizon such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the like, it’s natural to assume that breakthrough innovation requires breakthrough technology.

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Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation

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Mainstream business culture penalizes women for being women. But “feminine” skill sets are the not-so-secret ingredients for what it takes to innovate in today’s digital world. . 2015 has so far been monumental for women.

The Evolution of Women in Business: An Infographic

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2015 has so far been monumental for women. In light of Hilary announcing her run for office, and six women winning the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014), I though I’d share this infographic depicting the historic impact of women in the business world over the past century.

How to test & iterate new product & service ideas faster & cheaper

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Moving faster and cheaper when innovating new products and services ideas is the name of the innovation game. Here’s how to do it like never before.

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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.

Business Model Strategies & Tools for Disruptive Digital Innovation

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Want Disruptive Digital Innovation? Here are 5 Business Model Strategies and Tools for Strategic Business Growth. At some point every industry and every organization will face disruption.

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5 Ways to Test Innovative Ideas (Cheaper and Faster)

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A few weeks ago, Jeff Bezos voiced a dirty little secret about disruptive innovation: it’s not just about creating groundbreaking new products and services, it’s about creating groundbreaking new products and services that people actually want to buy. “At

Fathers of Invention? Innovative Dads Make Waves

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Millennial fathers are reinventing parenting, and a variety of new products and services help them get the job done like never before. . Millennial dads. They’re unlike your father or grandfather. They’re redefining fatherhood – and influencing parenthood as a whole.

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The Innovative Classroom – Let the (mobile) phones ring in

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In the melee of getting kids prepared to head back to school, it’s easy to overlook the bigger disruptive changes happening in education nationally and even globally.

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.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

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Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. Article based on the upcoming book, The Invisible Advantage ). It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation.

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4 Strategies For Winning Over Innovation Naysayers

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FOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN FACED WITH THOSE PUTTING A DRAG ON INNOVATION. Have you ever come across someone who exhibits “wet blanket” behavior? We recognize it when we experience it. Simple words extinguish ideas, zap energy, and gobble up enthusiasm: We don’t have time to innovate.

10 French Innovations that Changed History

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In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, or an act of malice, we are called upon to remain strong. We take it upon ourselves to stand together and to remember what gives us strength and unity.

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5 Ways to Test Innovative Ideas (Cheaper and Faster)

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A few weeks ago, Jeff Bezos voiced a dirty little secret about disruptive innovation: it’s not just about creating groundbreaking new products and services, it’s about creating groundbreaking new products and services that people actually want to buy. “At

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.

Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is Not a Strategy

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Disruptive innovation has become business’ biggest paradigm. Harvard’s Clayton Christensen coined the term and the New Yorker’s Jill Lapore recently tore it down.

Business Model Innovation? July Retail Deals are the new Black (Friday)

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In the style of summer action movie blockbusters – a summer battle went down between Amazon and Walmart. Both retail giants offered discounts and promotions to rival those only seen during traditional Black Friday sales.

Expand Your Perspective, Soften Your Mindset – For Innovation Success

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Researchers find people who have lived abroad have the most successful negotiations and solutions. . University researchers, Adam Galinsky and William Maddux, conducted a series of experiments that revealed some of the benefits of pushing past the boundaries of our existing mindsets.

The Innovative Classroom – Let the (mobile) phones ring in

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In the melee of getting kids prepared to head back to school, it’s easy to overlook the bigger disruptive changes happening in education nationally and even globally.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Predicting relationships with big data innovation – Red hot business models

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Can what you binge-watch can make you more attractive? We’re familiar with dating sites and apps like Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid and stalwart Match.com.

Predicting relationships with big data innovation – Red hot business models

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Can what you binge-watch can make you more attractive? We’re familiar with dating sites and apps like Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid and stalwart Match.com.

Four Mind-Bending Business Models to Shake Up 2016

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There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models.

Four Mind-Bending Business Models to Shake Up 2016

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There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models.

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!

The Evolution of Women in Business: An Infographic

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2015 has so far been monumental for women. In light of Hilary announcing her run for office, and six women winning the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014), I though I’d share this infographic depicting the historic impact of women in the business world over the past century.

10 French Innovations that Changed History

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In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, or an act of malice, we are called upon to remain strong. We take it upon ourselves to stand together and to remember what gives us strength and unity.

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Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging May Newsletter

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Why Women are the Future of Business Innovation. 2015 has so far been monumental for women. Hilary announced her run for office, and six women took home the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014). Yet, when it comes to business, women get screwed. Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Only 25 CEOs in the Fortune 500 are women, a mere 5%. How many bruised female heads have you seen slam up against the glass ceiling?

4 Strategies For Winning Over Innovation Naysayers

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FOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN FACED WITH THOSE PUTTING A DRAG ON INNOVATION. Have you ever come across someone who exhibits “wet blanket” behavior? We recognize it when we experience it. Simple words extinguish ideas, zap energy, and gobble up enthusiasm: We don’t have time to innovate.

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.