Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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Discover your unique innovator’s Sensory Profile.

Paul Hobcraft

I had a most enjoyable and rewarding conversation last week on Innovation and Ecosystem design. It was partly through this conversation with Margot Nijkamp-Diesfeld and Rick Wielens of the Eco System Thinking Institute (ESTI), based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, that we got into the subject of creating different workshop concepts to stimulate those attending and draw out their greater awareness.

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What is Crowdsourcing? Definition, Types, Benefits, Examples and Best Practices


Table of Contents What is Crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing is defined as an innovative and decentralized problem-solving approach that harnesses the collective intelligence and diverse skills of a large community, known as the 'crowd'. This transformative method empowers organizations to outsource tasks, driving efficiency and creativity beyond traditional boundaries.


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Research: Setbacks Can Actually Boost Your Career

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve hit a big pothole on the road to success, take heart. Research shows that setbacks can galvanize your career in unexpected ways that make you more successful. Three practices are key to turning them to your advantage: exploring whether your goals still fit your aspirations, opening yourself to unorthodox opportunities, and adopting a growth mindset.

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Fun Facts About Concept Testing


Purchase Intention: Predicting success in concept screening Companies spend millions of dollars every year using purchase intention as a way of predicting success in concept screening. Given the reliance on “purchase intention” as a key predictor or success, there probably isn't as much scrutiny of the measure as there should be. So here it is. [.

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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 Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back.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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To Scale GenAI, Companies Need to Focus on 3 Factors

Harvard Business Review

The risk with generative AI is not that leaders fail to try it, but that trying is as far as they get. Despite the progress made by vendors, using AI-enhanced productivity tools alone will not give you a competitive edge — just as provisioning smartphones, email, or web access to your team is nothing more strategic than providing electricity or running water.

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To Craft a Purpose That Motivates Your Team, Balance Pragmatism and Idealism

Harvard Business Review

While many leaders strive to energize and motivate their teams to do work that matters, the unfortunate reality is that employees often feel disconnected to their company’s core purpose. Purpose statements, if they exist at all, tend to be too vague or too lofty, or both. To use purpose to drive business, leaders need to balance idealism and pragmatism.

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What It Takes to Build a Best-In-Class Company — 3 Essential Elements

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The journey to excellence is not a matter of chance but a deliberate pursuit to shape the future and raise the bar for all who follow.

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When Charismatic CEOs Are an Asset — and When They’re a Liability

Harvard Business Review

Starting in the 1980s, a generation of larger-than-life CEOs became full-blown celebrity, but over time, research suggested that charismatic CEOs tended to have drawbacks at leaders. However, charisma can be especially useful in two business concepts with big unknowns: entrepreneurial startups and corporate turnarounds. In these settings, when everyone — investors, employees, customers, suppliers — is dealing with enormous uncertainties, a leader’s charisma can give people the faith necessary to

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Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of November 2023

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month, we will profile the ten articles from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Human-Centered Change & Innovation. Did your favorite make the cut?

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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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Mark Graban & Greg Jacobson: Thanksgiving Processes, the AME Conference, Technology, Favorite Books [Podcast]


Here's the latest episode of the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement podcast, this time featuring another conversation with Mark Graban and Greg Jacobson.

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Solving the Personal Productivity Dilemma

Moves the Needle

The debate that has raged on since the pandemic; personal productivity. Brant would argue that being in the office does not make someone more productive than working from home. In this podcast from a recent LinkedIn Audio event, Brant will go over how to maximize personal productivity by the use of a KANBAN board. The post Solving the Personal Productivity Dilemma appeared first on Moves the Needle.

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Should We Micromanage Sometimes?

Michael Roberto

Source: [link] Adam Bryant recently posted a terrific interview on LinkedIn with David Wilkie, CEO of World50. Wilkie ended his comments with the following story: The other thing is that people often struggle with the sheer volume of work they face. I like to ask the CEOs I meet, what is your management hack? One gave me a great piece of advice. “Micromanage,” he said.

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How to Monitor Signal Evolution in Key Interest Areas | ITONICS


In the dynamic landscape of strategic foresight, staying ahead requires not just tracking signals but understanding their evolution over time.

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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.