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.

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

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.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

World IP Day: Innovation is Helping Drive Golfers to Success


By Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics at Anaqua.

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.

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