Mon.Apr 01, 2024

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An innovation culture or a culture of continuity

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been reading and thinking a lot lately about what is described as a "culture of innovation". While I would like to think that such an animal exists, the more skeptical side of me doubts it. I think a culture of innovation is kind of like a unicorn: it would be cool if it existed, and some people claim to have seen one, but when you get up close it's just a normal animal that happens to be missing a horn.

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Believe in a Business Model

IdeaScale

Some business models are inherently more attractive than others, yet investors and other stakeholders often don’t ask the obvious questions. Here’s a checklist that makes sure you are not one of them. Image Source People like to make thinking about business models really complicated.

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A Growth Strategy that Creates and Protects Value

Harvard Business Review

For organizations to truly innovate and grow, leaders in every role and at every organizational level must be attuned to how they are creating new value while simultaneously protecting existing value. Just as a soccer coach must simultaneously pursue both scoring and defending, leaders must constantly focus their attention on opportunities to create value — through innovation, risk-taking, and experimentation — and to protect value — by preserving and defending key aspects of their responsibilit

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Transformation is Human Not Digital

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell A decade ago, many still questioned the relevance of digital technology. While Internet penetration was already significant, e-commerce made up less than 6% of retail sales. Mobile and cloud computing were just getting started and artificial intelligence was still more science fiction than reality.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Leading a Company That Can Thrive in a Chaotic World

Harvard Business Review

Worldwide, the past few years have been marked by multiple, intersecting crises — and things aren’t likely to get less complicated anytime soon. The authors met with a group of CEOs to discuss how they lead amid this ongoing chaos. To thrive in this chaotic new world, organizations need leaders with inner strength, character, and a moral compass. By continually adapting and learning, they’ll enable their organizations to navigate these ever-turbulent waters.

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The Rediscovered Origins of KaiNexus: A 1980s Video Game

Kainexus

In their quaint unsuspecting neighborhood of the 1980s, two young visionaries, Greg Jacobson and Matt Paliulis, embarked on an adventure that would unknowingly pave the way for a future innovation. While their peers were preoccupied with the latest Atari games and BMX bikes, Greg and Matt found themselves enthralled by a different kind of challenge: optimizing their paper routes through the principles of Kaizen, a concept they barely understood but inherently practiced.

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The Role of Mindfulness in Strategic Decision-Making

Tullio Siragusa

The Role of Mindfulness in Strategic Decision-Making In today’s fast-paced and complex business environment, leaders are often required to make decisions quickly and under pressure. This can lead to stress, burnout, and decision fatigue, compromising the quality of their choices. However, an increasing body of research suggests that mindfulness can be a powerful tool in enhancing cognitive function, emotional regulation, and decision-making capabilities.