Mon.Nov 27, 2023

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From Wheels to Web: The Innovations That Made Us

IdeaScale

Innovation! Without Pain There Is No Gain: Why is innovation so challenging? Thomas Edison underwent over 1,000 attempts before successfully inventing the light bulb. Visionaries like Karl Benz and Henry Ford dedicated over 20 years to inventing and reinventing, facing numerous unsuccessful attempts to achieve widespread adoption of the automobile. Even the internet encountered a [.

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How Companies Can Build Trustworthy AI Assistants

Harvard Business Review

The journey of the AI assistant is already well underway. We’re seeing the evolution to agent take shape in three phases: assistant, concierge, and agent. This evolution is exciting and promises to make our lives much easier — eliminating mundane tasks and helping us become more productive. But anyone who has ever had an assistant knows that the relationship only works if there is trust.

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Turn Ideas Into Outcomes: A Framework for Maturing Your Innovation Portfolio

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Innovation activity is at an all-time high. From idea competitions and startup incubators to virtual whiteboards and design thinking workshops, there is no shortage of mechanisms for brainstorming what’s possible in an organization. It’s exciting to have so many ideas to work with. But what happens next? Eventually, you need to identify which solutions best fit your business needs.

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How to Heal After a Toxic Incident at Work

Harvard Business Review

There are four distinct phases to the aftermath of a toxic work incident, and each requires its own set of strategies and coping mechanisms. Many mistakenly believe that, once they report a situation or incident, they’ll experience relief, but find they continue to feel and process the aftershocks of what happened even years later. Others find it hard to fully move on, wondering why they remain exhausted and still carry the weight of the event with them.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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The Failure of Innovation Training

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Innovation departments are continuing to fail. Of course, innovation projects are supposed to fail in great numbers, but the idea of a corporate innovation department itself is under tremendous pressure. The macroeconomic climate is battering companies around and leading to budget cuts across the board. Companies are focusing on the core business and cutting funding to anything viewed as risky or not of immediate value.

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The Power of Bottom-Up Systems in Organizational Success

Tullio Siragusa

The Power of Bottom-Up Systems in Organizational Success In the dynamic landscape of modern business, the success of an organization is heavily influenced by its management style and approach to goal setting. The traditional top-down management paradigm, characterized by directives flowing from the top echelons to the grassroots, is undergoing a significant transformation.

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Succeeding at the “Social” Part of ESG

Harvard Business Review

ESG initiatives can be worthwhile investments not only in bettering the lives of others, but in creating long-term economic value. Yet, social initiatives tend to be difficult to set, and their progress and impact challenging to measure. In a survey of more than 600 companies, a small number of organizations emerged as more advanced in their social strategy.

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Introducing the shift towards Autonomous Innovation

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Innovation is undergoing a tectonic shift. As AI advances, we find ourselves heading towards a new era — one where innovation is not just constant but autonomous, as Board of Innovation's founder Philip de Ridder explains below. From Design Thinking to Autonomous Innovation In the 1990s, design thinking emerged, prioritizing empathy and iterative prototyping for user-centric solutions.

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Lebanon-Based Dooda Solutions Wins Grand Prize Of US$100,000 In The 2023 Installment Of The PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator Program: MENA Sustainability Edition

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The announcement of the winner was made during the closing ceremony held at the Museum of the Future in Dubai on November 20, 2023.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Components of Presence: Mastering Leadership Skills

CMOE

Executive Presence is the ability and skill to speak with confidence and inspire confidence in others. Having executive presence is not only important when you are actively leading your team, but also in any situation where you need to convey your leadership capabilities. Through your executive presence, you will seek to show team members and stakeholders that you are capable, reliable, trustworthy, and someone that others will want to follow.

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How ChatGPT and AI may impact sustainability across industries

Wellspring

ChatGPT was released about a year ago, and conversations around how this new AI model would shake the world began. Whether the topic was replacing employee functions, improving efficiency and effectiveness, or providing ease for everyday activities, the world predicted ChatGPT had a lot of potential, which is now proving to be the case. ChatGPT can benefit nearly every industry in one way or another, granted the tool cannot, or has not, entirely replaced the continued need for human labor in mos

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Masters of Marketing 2023: It’s Time to Stop Thinking B2B and B2C Marketing are Different 

Brunner

Tony Ezell strode to the ANA conference stage and posed a provocative question for marketers: “Are B2C and B2B marketing and brand evolution really any different?” Ezell , executive vice president of North America and chief marketing officer of Becton, Dickinson and Company , delivered a resounding “no” in his presentation at the ANA’s Masters of Marketing event last month in Orlando.

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How Do I Handle Negative Feedback from My Team?

Harvard Business Review

A leader must learn how to respond to negative feedback from her team.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Redefining Roadmapping with Planview CPO Louise Allen

Planview

We’re excited to share the backstory behind Planview Roadmaps, one of the newest enhancements we’ve built into the Planview Platform. This new era of roadmapping transfers the usefulness of having a visual representation of a plan from product managers to anyone in your organization. In this post, you’ll learn: Why we’ve added roadmapping capabilities to the Planview Platform Why roadmapping capabilities are particularly valuable for Agile organizations How roadmapping can be useful to PMO leade

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Ever Consider Joining a Board?

Harvard Business Review

How several women got a seat, learned the ropes, and hit their stride.

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Competing Successfully in an Ecosystem World

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 1980, a young Harvard Business School professor named Michael Porter published Competitive Strategy, which drove thinking on the subject for the next 30 years. In essence, he argued that you build sustainable competitive advantage by maximizing bargaining power throughout a value chain.

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How Diamond Consumers Can Avoid the Dangers of Greenwashing - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from Natural Diamond Council.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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How to Keep Innovating During an Economic Crisis

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | During an economic crisis, funding dries up, and innovation tanks. At the same time, a crisis presents organizations with unique conditions for innovation. As long as innovation teams have a strategic approach to solving old problems with new solutions, organizations can expect to not only survive but also thrive. Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner at Strategyzer, took the stage at Innov8rs Lisbon earlier this year, to share how we and our innovation teams can help our organizations navi