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Four Ways to Innovate Right Now


While the pandemic has been difficult for all us economically, as business owners, we never run out of opportunities. No matter the business climate, there is always a chance to do something new and something better—you just have to find it. The post Four Ways to Innovate Right Now appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Quiz: Test Your Innovation Knowledge

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5 Ways Public Administrators Promote Innovation


Innovation helps governments achieve their goals at every level, yet encouraging it can seem a complicated task. Here are five steps you can take to build your department’s innovation strategy. Give Support Employees can be naturally hesitant to approach you with ideas unless they know you want to hear them. Make a point of … Continued. The post 5 Ways Public Administrators Promote Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale. Best Practice innovation in government innovation strategy

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

Idea to Value

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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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!

Sharply accelerating clean energy innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Today the International Energy Agency (IRA) released a long-awaited update on where innovation needs to be in the energy transition we are undergoing. At their own admission, it has been three years since they (IEA) released its last Energy Technology Perspective (ETP) report. Although they argue they have been reflecting on the critical technology challenges, it is way overdue.

Top 50 leaderboard: Who is winning in the Low Touch Economy

Board of Innovation

Our researchers and strategists hand-picked 50 ‘Low Touch winners’ - companies that are already flourishing in this challenging new climate. The post Top 50 leaderboard: Who is winning in the Low Touch Economy appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration low touch economy

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Break Out of a Golden Cage

Innovation Excellence

By Federica D’Armento & Tony McGaharan. Picture this. You’ve a job at “the best place to work”, and then you start experiencing those mixed feelings like in a love-hate relationship, until you decide to leave. This is actually what we went through at Google. At some point it felt like being in Groundhog Day – living the same day over and over again. The challenge was not to become the cynical “ we’ve been always doing it like this ”.


Highlights from June on Anticipating “The New Normal”

Innovation Leader

We’ve gathered the best pieces of recent advice from our live show, report, and other online coverage to help you imagine the future and plan your next steps

Handling Total Uncertainty: Lessons Learned from Leading Moon Shot Projects

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#1,756 – Cuddle Curtains

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I previously wrote about Skin Hunger , the very real desire for human contact that sets in when we’ve been deprived of human touch for too long. It may sound funny but it’s a very real condition and it’s something that a lot of us have been experiencing as we quarantine for months at a time with no end in sight. Thankfully there may be a solution in the works that will let us hug again: cuddle curtains!

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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.

Clients Get the Recognition They Deserve: Five National ADDYs at 2020 Virtual Ceremony


A scene from “The Lumberyard,” part of the Woodland’s Most Wanted campaign for client YellaWood® pressure treated pine. Clients Get the Recognition They Deserve: Five National ADDYs at 2020 Virtual Ceremony. Secret agent beavers conquered yet another expedition, snatching more than YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine at the national ADDYs.

#1,754 – Pool Testing

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

We need more testing, not less. Yes, more tests mean more positive results which looks bad but you know what looks worse? A morgue full of dead bodies. Testing helps save lives since it identifies who is sick (and who should quarantine) and who is safe to return to work or move freely throughout society. Rampant testing is how we re-open the economy. Rampant testing is how we fight back. However, it takes a long time to test everyone one by one and it could be expensive to do so.

Lessons from a Poker Player: Counteracting Cognitive Biases

Michael Roberto

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#1,757 – Notable Quotable

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A random collection of some of the best COVID-19 related memes, tweets, soundbites and jokes currently making the rounds on the inter-webs. Because sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry: And these were just the ones I saw this week! Proving once again that the Internet always wins. Health Uncategorized


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.

#1,755 – Fanbassadors

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As it stands right now we’re still on pace to start playing professional baseball again this month! But when we do there unfortunately won’t be any fans in the stand. Unless of course you’re a season ticket holder for the Kansas City Royals. In which case you can still attend the games. Or at least a a cardboard cutout of you can. As the Royals explain on their blog : “Initially, up to 500 ‘Fanbassador’ cutouts will be available.