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The Adjacent Impossible

IdeaScale

With the rise of artificial intelligence, we have clearly become fascinated with (if not suspicious of) our own intelligence. And, in the world of generative AI, we now seem obsessed with the origin of new ideas, how to facilitate creativity, and the processes that trigger and lead to innovation.This obsession with “new” and “next” is, [.

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3 Traps to Avoid When Executing Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

When executing strategy, companies typically fall into one or more of three traps: 1) They let too many people weigh in; 2)They plan a lot of activity but do not specify concrete actions; and 3) They tend not to build in accountability into execution. The result is that. lot a good strategies never take off. This article offers pointers on how to avoid the three traps.

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The Paradox of Innovation: Embracing Failure as a Pathway to Success

IdeaScale

The Paradox of Innovation: Embracing Failure as a Pathway to Success By Warick Pond Redefining Failure Innovation, while celebrated as the driving force behind technological progress and economic growth, often grapples with an inherent paradox. On one side, there's the rallying call to "fail fast and fail often," championing the idea that failure is a [.

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How Leaders Fake Psychological Safety

Harvard Business Review

When it comes to psychological safety, leaders want the best of both worlds: all voices heard and considered, failure acknowledged and learned from, and feedback offered clearly and received graciously. But they also want harmony, comfort, and a sense of equilibrium. While most leaders want to encourage people to speak their minds, their underlying (often unconscious) ambivalence about actually getting the truth can unwittingly lead them to a performative version of psychological safety.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Five Key Digital Transformation Barriers

Innovation Excellence

You may be struggling to drive some sort of change, innovation, or digital transformation within your organization right now. GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Why is it so hard? And what’s the secret to getting big companies to transform successfully?

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Inject sustainability into innovation processes | Sopheon

Sopheon

We ’ve recently discussed the importance of operationalizing innovation via InnovationOps. As with any operationalizing effort, the key is making a specific effort part of an organization’s DNA. This way, it’s not an add-on or an afterthought but a fundamental part of how the company functions.

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AI Is Testing the Limits of Corporate Governance

Harvard Business Review

Can AI safety shed any light on old corporate governance problems? And can the law and economics of corporate governance help us frame the new problems of AI safety? The author identifies five lessons — and one dire warning — on the corporate governance of AI and other socially sensitive technologies that have been made vivid by the corporate turmoil at OpenAI.

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2024: A Corporate Innovation Odyssey

PlanBox Innovation

This article originally appeared on Innovation Leader. In the annals of technological evolution, we find ourselves at a juncture akin to the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Just as the monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece symbolized a leap in human evolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands as a monumental force poised to reshape how we live, work, and interact with machines. 2024 beckons us to embark on our own odyssey, a transformative voyage into the heart of corporate innovation

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What Founders Get Wrong about Sales and Marketing

Harvard Business Review

For early-stage startups, sales and marketing are crucial for gathering customer feedback.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Will the rise of AI spell the demise of social capital?

Christensen Institute

Every few weeks I have breakfast with my friend John Bailey at a small corner cafe in Northern Virginia. We talk about everything from education research to elder dog care to impact investing. John is also my go-to on all things AI-related. Where I’ve merely dabbled, he’s become steeped in the cutting-edge affordances of new tools, and the muddy waters of regulating a space where private innovation has quickly outpaced public discourse about guardrails.

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Setting AI Projects Up for Success

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with HBS professor Iavor Bojinov on what leaders need to know.

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Are Forward’s Carepods “competing against luck”?

Christensen Institute

Last month, Forward announced a $100M Series E round that would fund their latest product roll out: Carepods. Like most splashy tech-forward announcements, the unveiling of Forward’s Carepods included a video of what consumers could expect from this technology-enabled, long-term-health-focused, primary care practice’s latest offering. But in watching the video, I kept wondering, “Do people really want this?

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Does Merging Two Struggling Firms Create Value?

Michael Roberto

[link] Fortune's Chris Morris has reported that Neiman Marcus has rebuffed an acquisition offer from Saks, a competitor in the luxury retail market. Apparently, merger talks continue, with Neiman Marcus hoping that Saks will increase its $3 billion offer. This potential merger raises an interesting question for me: Will merging two struggling firms create value?

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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The 16 Best Creativity Speakers of 2024

Carla Johnson

December 5, 2023 Creativity isn’t just for beret-wearing artists or guitar-strumming musicians. It’s the backbone of industry giants and the driving force of economies. One of Adobe’s research studies has the receipts to prove it: 80% of people see innovation as the linchpin of economic growth.

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Why Small-Scale Data Interventions No Longer Suffice in Forward-Thinking Enterprises

Acuvate

The business world is on the cusp of a transformation, where small-scale data interventions are becoming obsolete. Utilizing data at scale is now the cornerstone of a sustainable future in the digital-first economy. Modern enterprises are evolving, embracing a hybrid, geographically diverse workforce and operations that demand quick, informed, collaborative decisions.

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