Thu.Apr 18, 2019

Innovation Ops – the Golden Triangle and why it matters


The Economist recently published an article chronicling how Amazon leverages machine learning for competitive advantage. The biggest takeaway: it’s really about running their operations better, not a flashy attempt at inventing the future, even at a company that is nearly everyone’s poster child for “highly innovative company.”. Innovation innovation success innovation management

Top Innovation Leaders and the Lessons They Teach


Innovation can be sparked by anything, and these innovators can help. Innovation is all about a diversity of voices. The more perspectives on a problem, the more creative and effective the solutions to them will be.

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20 Ways Business Meetings and Events Might Change in the Next Five Years


What are the key driving forces shaping the emerging future of business meetings, events, and conferences? The next five years promise to bring fundamental changes across society – from the clients we serve, to the technology we use, and the needs and priorities of business – literally everything is "up for grabs". Organization & Culture Trend Alert

Are You Ready to Run a Digital Business for the Digital Age?

Innovation Excellence

In our digital age, all companies must change how they think, how they interact with customers, partners, and suppliers, and how their business works on the inside.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Bill Campbell’s Leadership Manifesto: It’s The People


What makes a great coach? This question is at the heart of a new book. Trillion Dollar Coach tells the story of Bill Campbell, ex-football coach and CEO of Intuit, known for coaching many modern day entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.

The importance of being (grammatically) earnest

The Future Shapers

Fifty-nine percent of consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) would chose to not do business with a company if the grammar on their website or public marketing collateral was poor, according to a 2013 report carried out by Global Lingo. While this may seem a bit ‘superficial’, it makes sense.

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Everything I Learned About Ethics I Learned in Boy Scouts

Phil McKinney

Twelve words. Millions of 11-year-old boys, and now young girls, learn it when they join Boy Scouts. It was something that I had to memorize in order to earn my first step along the way to my Eagle Scout medal. Each weekly meeting started with everyone saying them aloud.

The best communication channels for change management

Idea Drop

Change, even when it’s for the better, can be difficult for any company. Teams have a lot of pressure on their shoulders, and new innovations often means disruption to the day-to-day processes that they’ve become acclimatised to.

Blank Checks for Innovators and ‘Getting the Hell Out of the Way’

Innovation Leader

We talked to Northwestern University’s Professor Mohanbir Sawhney about the benefits of a blank check, getting buy-in from the C-Suite, and measuring results

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Strategyzer Innovation

The Strategyzer team is looking for an IT Administrator to join us. We're building a world-class platform & services for strategy and innovation inside leading global companies.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Innovation Answered: The Podcast for Corporate Innovators

Innovation Leader

Innovation at large, established companies is hard. So we made a podcast to help you overcome obstacles and create change at your organization

Interview #5: Nurturing Innovation with Talent Garden (Davide Dattoli)

Innovation Walk

Davide Dattoli is CEO and co-founder of Talent Garden (TAG), Europe’s leading innovation platform and coworking network for digital innovation.

Nick Fury: understand exploratory analysis


*Nick Fury image: Marvel/Disney. As we have seen, we are in the exponential curve of Big Data. Because of this, it is very important that we have methods to validate hypotheses and, more importantly, techniques so that we can see all this data clearly.

World IP Day: Innovation is Helping Drive Golfers to Success


By Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics at Anaqua.

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.

Data Is The Key To A Successful Business

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Data is the backbone of pretty much every business. As soon as you start up, you start collecting all of this data, using it in different ways to try and better the company that you’re running.

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InnoCentive Helps Bureau of Reclamation Find Solutions to Another Key Issue


InnoCentive and the Bureau of Reclamation (US Department of the Interior) recently announced the results of a Challenge, Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo that was evaluated and awarded. Just as spring has arrived, we also have the results of another open innovation Challenge: Pathogen Monitoring Stage 1. Challenges

How to Think Outside of the Box in Business Marketing

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Running a business can be challenging in today’s climate, no matter what field your business is in. And standing out from the crowd can sometimes seem difficult, with the amount of competition there is out there.

What Are The External Actors For Change?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When business owners think of change, they often picture themselves as being the leader who brings change to the company. In reality, change is a response to a variety of factors.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.