Mon.May 18, 2020

Why Every Large Organization Should Decentralize Innovation

Idea to Value

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to.

The future of sick care work

Innovation Excellence

Suppose you have a 10 year old and, between texting at the dinner table, you start talking about her future and her idea that she wants to be a neurosurgeon? Suppose healthcare looks like this by the time she gets to medical school?

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The Skills Most In Demand for Management Consultants to Spur Knowledge and Innovation in Companies


Executives today are more focused on strategic management decision-making due to the hypercompetitive global environment as well as public and private sector evaluation and opinion.

How to thrive in the Medapocalypse

Innovation Excellence

Sickcare spending continues to spiral out of control. Patients are becoming impatient voters. Hospitals are folding or consolidating and rural hospitals are disappearing. bringing the number of rural hospital closures up to 98 since 2010. Hundreds more are likely to follow.

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!

Fireside Chat with Ted Molter of San Diego Zoo Global

Innovation Leader

Ted Molter, Chief Marketing Officer of San Diego Zoo Global, discusses social media, online educational resources, sponsorship shifts, and more in a fireside chat with Innovation Leader

Why Trust is the Foundation for Constructive Disagreement

Innovation Excellence

In 2010, after two years and 348 pages of research I found the answer to my research question of “why are people so much more creative when they work in startups than when they work in mature companies?” I could really boil it down to two words: innovation culture.

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Deeply and Consciously and Compassionately Reconnecting with Our Humanity

Innovation Excellence

The current pandemic is causing major disruptions to every aspect of our daily lives, causing people to feel differing degrees of discomfort, fear, and emotional pain.

How to Convert Failures into Opportunities

Tullio Siragusa

How to Convert Failures into Opportunities. For entrepreneurs, the only constants in business are hurdles, challenges, pivots, and often more failures than successes. They face obstacles all day long. From convincing investors to give them money, to struggling to meet payroll.

How Advanced Analytics Is Transforming Clinical Trials


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is grappling to flatten the curve so that the healthcare resources aren’t stretched too thin. We aren’t just betting on social isolation and eventual herd immunity to manage these unprecedented times.

Why We Need Experts

Innovation Excellence

In a 2015 poll , 30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats supported bombing Agrabah, the fictional hometown of the Disney character Aladdin. In a similar vein, a 2014 poll found that the less people knew about where Ukraine is located on a map, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene militarily.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Video Replay: San Diego Zoo Global CMO Ted Molter

Innovation Leader

Ted Molter, Chief Marketing Officer of San Diego Zoo Global, discusses social media, online educational resources, sponsorship shifts, and more in an al fresco Zoom chat with Innovation Leader

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When Pundits Say That Robots Will Take Our Jobs, Remember These 4 Things

Innovation Excellence

A 2019 study by the Brookings Institution found that over 61% of jobs will be affected by automation. That comes on the heels of a 2017 report from the McKinsey Global Institute that found that 51% of total working hours and $2.7

How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

Innovation 360 Group

A new product development process that works at lightning speed requires new ways of working plus new ways of innovating. This applies to both B2B and B2C businesses and across industries. In this post we will cover how to: Cut your development cycle time and free up working capital.

As Our Technology Becomes Infinitely More Powerful, We Are Entering A New Ethical Universe

Innovation Excellence

We take it for granted that we’re supposed to act ethically and, usually, that seems pretty simple. Don’t lie, cheat or steal, don’t hurt anybody on purpose and act with good intentions.

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.

The promise of digital workplace transformation


The promise of digital workplace transformation hasn’t changed in more than a decade - connecting our employees to expertise. We used to make arguments for investment in digital workplaces and employee engagement tools and in most cases, it was really tough to get funding.

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Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

Innovation Excellence

When the physicist Richard Feynman took the podium to give the commencement speech at CalTech in 1974, he told the strange story of cargo cults.

#1,684 – Virtual Escape Rooms

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

We can all use a break right now. A retreat to our happy place. Somewhere to escape to. As I mention this your mind may be drifting towards idyllic landscapes in far-flung locales. Picturesque beaches. Skylines of cities buzzing with possibility.

Be a Social Champion

Innovation Excellence

Listening to what people have to say, and developing awareness of social consequences of what you do is not just recommendable, but fundamental. You can’t make everybody happy. In the current times of a heated social media debate, you have to stomach a continuous flow of comments.

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.

Scenario Impact Roadmapping


What Scenario Impact Analysis Is. Talking about scenarios, we are talking about the future. Scenarios are projections of how the world around us will look like. We come from a certain situation today, we find a respective time-frame for the future and estimate how our environment will change.

#1,683 – Coronavirus Killing Face Mask

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Right now masks are our last-line of defense against the coronavirus. The one and only thing that can give us a glimmer of hope, a fighting chance against an unseen enemy. But soon they’ll also be our first-line of defense.

Innovation in Myanmar

Innovation Excellence

When one thinks of innovation in Southeast Asia, the images that typically come to mind are the gleaming skyscrapers of established major cities, such as the Singapore, Bangkok, or Kuala Lumpur, or the new, rapidly-growing mega-cities of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) or Manila. However, for all the economic prowess of certain parts of Southeast Asia, the region also contains a number of places whose experiences in the 20 th century put them on a different trajectory for the 21 st century.

Beyond the Immediate Pandemic – Create a Minimum Viable Plan


While many companies are past the initial emergency response, they now need to start looking ahead as well. Business requires a proactive and agile approach to business performance to address the immediate future beyond the pandemic and create a minimum viable plan.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Are You On The Right Career Path?

The Human Factor

Do you love your job, or are you thinking about looking for a new employer or even changing career path altogether? Often, we fall into roles due to convenience or a need to put a roof over our heads, and we put off making changes.

How Project Management Milestones Let You Invest in Innovation or Kill It


Give innovation investment, or give it death! How to redesign innovation project management for better short-term efficiency and long-term resilience. Dr. Nick Milanovich, Director of ISG, has a tip: Milestones.

How Influencers Have Adapted in a COVID-19 World


The influencer marketing industry has been severely impacted by the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business closures, travel restrictions, event cancellations, and even social distancing have created challenges for influencers as brands tighten budgets or cancel collaborations for the foreseeable future.

Give innovation investment, or give it death!


Give innovation investment, or give it death! How to redesign innovation project management for better short-term efficiency and long-term resilience. Dr. Nick Milanovich, Director of ISG, has a tip: Milestones.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

What Do Employees THINK You Care About the Most?

Michael Roberto

Employees listen, interpret, and even dissect the words and actions of their leaders. They talk to their peers, trying to make sense of key messages. As they do so, employees look past what leaders say, and they focus on what leaders do.