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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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.

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.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

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.

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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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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FOCUS ON WHAT YOU HAVE – Step 2 for a better quality life in lock-down

The Future Shapers

The collective pause due to Covid-19 lockdown teaches us not to resign to what unexpectedly goes on a stand-by mode in our lives. Learn how to transform this uncomfortable experience into a regenerative pause, with long term benefit for your well-being.

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

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.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

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.

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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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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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

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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

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.

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.

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#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.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

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.

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 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.

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.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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.

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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