Wed.Sep 16, 2020

How the Next Wave of Innovators Can Rebuild the Economy After a Crisis


Innovation takes many forms, and it will likely come from unexpected places in the next normal. Here are 3 ways business leaders can drive innovation regardless of what happens in the world.

Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

The Future Shapers

It is time to recognise that top down strategy development is outdated in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times we live in. An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies are needed.

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Five Ways AI is Driving Innovation in the Public Sector


With any public sector work, efficiency is key. Since governments are accountable to the people, and every dollar spent in tax revenue on their work, the pressure is high to engage in work citizens value the most.

Join our FutureWorkforce Online Community


What will work be like by 2030? Will the MOD and UK defence have to adapt and change in order to recruit young people in the future? What is the nature of the relationship between UK society at large and the UK Defence sector?

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!

Michael Franti Spearheads the Virtual-Concert Revolution While Keeping His Small Business Afloat

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The groundbreaking musician Zooms in from Bali about the mutual benefits of remodeling his music career and bolstering his yoga retreat hotel. Crisis Management

Swiss Re Exec on Why Companies Shouldn’t Be Seduced by Big Data

Innovation Leader

Swiss Re Digital Catalyst Jerry Gupta discusses his approach to working with Big Data and AI, including why teams often fail when working with new technology

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Success Cannot Exist Without Passion


I was inspired to write this thought piece by a tifo, or banner to the football layman, which put forward the idea that 'success cannot exist without passion', something which is just as relevant for the team's coach Tony Popovic, who was immortalised on the banner, as it is for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Savvy Business Building: What to measure, when

Peer Insight

When building a new product or service, we often get asked “How will we know if we are successful?” The first step is to re-frame that question to “What’s important to measure when?” .

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5 Ways to Identify Intrapreneurs in Your Organisation


Large organisations are beginning to invest in innovation - usually this takes the form of idea contests, hackathons, incubation programs and intrapreneur programs

#1,932 – Space Week: SpinLaunch

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The work that Elon Musk and SpaceX are doing to develop reusable rockets and bring down the cost of launching payloads into space is invaluable. But there may be another innovative company that ultimately develops an even better way of launching things into space.

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.

Case Study: Terrible Customer Experience With My Insurer (+ Recommendations)


A case study in what not to do when it comes to customer experience and why the door is wide open for insurance startups looking to disrupt the space by offering significantly better customer service

#1,936 – Space Week: Are We Alone?

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It’s one of mankind’s most pressing questions: are we alone in the Universe? Chances are high that we’re not. There may even be microbial life on Venus or even inside stars. But intelligent beings? Those may be fewer and far between.

11 Questions to Ask Before Starting an Innovation Project


Ask good questions and you get good answers. Ask the wrong questions, or worse still, don't ask questions at all, and you're essentially driving blind with no sense of direction

#1,933 – Space Week: Stellar Engine

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Yesterday I wrote about the MEGA Drive, a newly designed method of space travel that wouldn’t involve any traditional fuel sources. A revolutionary approach that could allow mankind to travel through space at near the speed of light just by using electricity.

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.

If you’re not creating derision, why bother?

Mike Shipulski

When you see good work, say so. When you see exceptional work, say so in public. When you’ve had good teachers, be thankful. When you’ve had exceptional teachers, send them a text because texts are personal.

#1,935 – Space Week: COVID-19 and First Contact

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Other than the idea that COVID-19 may have originated in outer space there’s another way that the current global pandemic is tied to the final frontier: as a means of preparing us for first contact.

4 Ways to Force Yourself to Take Breaks

The Human Factor

source. If you’re a workaholic who loves to sit at the desk, pinging off emails or lead meetings to find out the next step in your marketing strategy, the idea of taking a break probably sills you with dread. You cannot envision yourself not working.

Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work


The unprecedented shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to change ways they do business.

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.

Does Your Business Have A Plan For Disaster?

The Human Factor

Have you heard of disaster recovery? This can be a crucial part of your business. Without this in place, your company could be left off the market for weeks or even months. So, how do you ensure that you have the right plan in place?

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Crowdsourcing: An Innovation Tool to Overcome the Limits of Remote Work


The unprecedented shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to change ways they do business.

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#1,934 – Space Week: Did COVID-19 Come From Outer Space?!

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Is COVID-19 man-made? Or naturally occurring? Did it start in Wuhan, China or somewhere else? Get its start in bats or something else? We’re still not 100% sure. Which is why conspiracy theories about its origins continue to run rampant. Leading us to the best possibility of all. That COVID-19 is not of Earthly origins at all. As Discover puts it: “There are plenty of unusual theories over the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Great Quotes on Leadership

Idea Champions

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter Drucker. "To To lead people, walk beside them.

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.

Distinctive Strategic Positioning: Don't Panic and Just Abandon It Amidst the Pandemic

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikimedia Suppose your firm has a distinctive strategic positioning and a powerful competitive advantage. Then along comes COVID. Some managers may panic and abandon key facets of the unique strategy in an effort to cope with difficult economic and social conditions.