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4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Innovation Excellence

In 2011, MIT economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee self-published an unassuming e-book titled Race Against The Machine. It quickly became a runaway hit. Before long, the two signed a contract with W. Norton & Company to publish a full-length version, The Second Machine Age that was an immediate bestseller. The subject of both. Innovation Technology robotics

How to Develop Patience and Why

Tullio Siragusa

How to Develop Patience and Why. Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation felt by the recipient of gifts, help, or other types of generosity towards the giver of such gifts. Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. It unlocks the fullness of life. We are all surrounded by blessings and reasons to be grateful, but few realize this, due to obsessively rushing to get to the next thing.

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Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design Examples in Healthcare

Explore examples of how design thinking and human-centered design has led to innovation in healthcare. Healthcare is one industry among many that can benefit from innovative thinking and human-centered design principles. Through the use of methodologies like design thinking, hospitals and other healthcare providers have been able to create unique solutions in their industry to better serve their patients.

What I Learned About Emotion AI Through My Startup


Just over a year ago, at the end of 2018 we closed Netek; my emotion AI company. The reason? Just like every startup that’s funded, we ran out of money. I tried over many months to raise more money. We had the tech and the team. But when I took the reigns as CEO I knew that the technology was still in it’s nascent stage and would need to evolve further than what the industry was operating on.

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!

How to relieve your company's technostress


The futurists are anticipating the arrival of cloud-based, consumer grade social tools at work. Employee Feedback Employee Experience

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Leaders write good intentions in the snow

The Future Shapers

Brilliant ideas rarely become reality. Is it due to unwillingness, lack of leadership or are there other causes? In the initial phase, also known as the fuzzy front end, there often seems to be no solid foundation to build on. New products and mergers and acquisitions fail more than they succeed, even though it might boast a plan for an investor or a process owner.

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Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

Innovators Alliance

Workplace stress is the primary cause of mental health concerns in Canada. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada , one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year, equating to 500,000 employees unable to work every week. What if you could respond positively to stressful situations and harness stress to your advantage?

General Motors and IBM on the Role of a Silicon Valley R&D Outpost

Innovation Leader

R&D leaders from General Motors and IBM discuss the mission of the companies’ Silicon Valley outposts, and the importance of tracking first movers in an emerging market

When the future of mobility comes together in a “creative space” – how co-pace drives innovation


When it comes to innovation and digitalization, the concept of a “creative space” keeps popping up. Why should companies with smoothly running departments and processes, send their teams to a neutral place lacking all of that? . In this article, discover why co-pace, the start-up organization of Continental, specifically chose this path. Don’t successful companies already work internally and continuously on innovation and new solutions for the future? Of course they do.

95% of new products fail: make sure yours isn’t one of them


Every year, over 30,000 new products see the light, of which 95% fail shortly after their launch. This is data presented by Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School , in this INC article. The figure is somewhat variable. For example, Inez Blackburn, professor at the University of Toronto, speaks rather of 70-80% of failed products. In any case, it seems that many brands are incapable of getting it right when it comes to uncovering consumer desires.

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.

Communicating Complex Ideas Effectively

Michael Roberto

Source: Stanford Business School I recently listened to a highly informative podcast episode featuring Stanford University strategic communications lecturers Matt Abrahams and Lauren Weinstein. In the episode, they describe several effective strategies for communcating complex ideas to an audience that may not have the background or expertise in that particular domain. Abrahams and Weinstein describe how the "curse of knowledge" gets in the way for many experts.

Make Sure You Choose the Right Words

Innovation Excellence

We all want to make progress. We all want to to do the right thing. And we all have the best intentions. But often we don’t pay enough attention to the words we use. There are pure words that convey a message in a kind soothing way and there are snarl words that convey a. Innovation language

Innovation vs Problem-Solving

Stephen Shapiro

Language is important. Although I’ve spent 25 years focused on innovation, not everyone likes that word. In this 1:56 video, I share why I often use the term problem-solving instead – and how that perspective can accelerate change in any organization. Learn more about my latest innovation book at The post Innovation vs Problem-Solving appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. Invisible Solutions Innovation invisible solutions problem-solving