Mon.Aug 13, 2018

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature.

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Disruptive Brands Screwing Up Your Customer Expectations


Years ago, I attended a services marketing conference sponsored by a prominent university. One professor made an intriguing claim: customers compare a brand’s performance on specific features to the best performance of any brand offering that same feature.

Super Balls and Glass Balls

Rmukesh Gupta

I am currently reading the book – Breakthrough: How to Harness the Aha! Moments That Spark Success by Scott Duffy and David Meltzer. So far the book has turned out to be an easy read and has some interesting stories to teach some very good (though not very surprising lessons). . One of the thing that the authors talk about in the book is about the ability to manage different priorities as an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur.

Flipping the Script on Innovation

Innovation Excellence

“If the Door is Shut, Open it. If the Door is Open, Shut it.” ” Change of State Innovation In looking for innovations it is sometimes helpful to consider whether your product or service is open or closed. If it is open what would happen if you enclosed it?

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

How the I-Team is Working to Amplify Civic Innovation in LA

Innovation Leader

LA’s i-team tackles ambitious projects, from improving recruiting at the Los Angeles Police Department to helping residents stay in their homes as neighborhoods gentrify

3 signs your company has truly arrived at business transparency


Today’s businesses are facing changing work environments, strong competition and high-volume information flow. To make the right decisions (and rock every project), everyone in the company needs to be empowered to work with the right facts and access the correct level of expertise. But in an inherited culture of secrecy, where information is scattered and highly protected, the path to transparency is not always easy. Industry Insights

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Your Self – An Owners Manual

Rmukesh Gupta

I came across this post by Dave Pollard that I found amusing, informative, exhaustive, fun and wise – all at the same time. I could not stop myself from sharing this on my blog. . You can read the entire post on Dave’s blog – here. Go back and read some of his earlier post as well, while you are on his blog. A wealth of information and wisdom awaits. . Dave and his work was introduced to me by Harold Jarche , whom I hosted on my podcast sometime back.

The Rise of Big Data in Detecting Insurance Fraud


Using big data, prediction modeling and machine learning to detect fraudulent insurance claims

Less than 5% of Fortune 500 Companies with Women CEOs

Linda Bernardi

WOW- less than 4.8 percent Fortune 500 companies run by women CEOs! It is 2018 and I am baffled that with Indra Nooyi’s departure soon from Pepsi, that only 4.5% of Fortune 500 companies will be run by women CEO’s. This is unacceptably dismal. We have not come far at all. Only 23 out of 500.