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Is Design Thinking dead?

Idea to Value

A few weeks ago, I saw an article in Fast Company about the layoffs at IDEO , one of the world’s most respected Design Thinking firms. In fact, IDEO was one of the pioneers of Design Thinking back in the late 1970s, but the process of using Design Thinking as part of innovation work really exploded in the 1990s and 2000s. The rise of Design Thinking and IDEO Back then, Design Thinking was seen as a way to incorporate more human insights into the innovation process, which often struggled wh

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How Big-Box Retailers Can Harness The Power of AI


Artificial intelligence is disrupting every industry today and the retail industry is no exception. In the years to come, the retail sector is going to experience significant changes. The retail industry is one of the largest industries in United States by workforce. According to the USA Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail industry comprises of [.


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Driving Change is Not Enough

Innovation Excellence

You Also Have To Survive Victory GUEST POST from Greg Satell In early 2004, Viacom announced it would spin off Blockbuster Video, leaving CEO John Antioco master of his own fate.

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When an Active Pause Is the Best Strategic Choice

Harvard Business Review

In the face of competitive threats, managers are tempted to do something, because being active feels better than being passive. In fact, an active pause can make the most sense. This is especially true in industries facing a big technological change, when going “all in” on a nascent technology may have larger long-term costs than benefits.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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The Empathy Edge: Forging Deeper Connections in the Business World

Tullio Siragusa

The Empathy Edge: Forging Deeper Connections in the Business World In an era where business dynamics are ever-evolving, the emergence of empathy and connection as pivotal forces is undeniable. These elements, once peripheral, have now taken center stage, redefining the essence of effective leadership and organizational success. The Heart of Leadership Gone are the days of rigid hierarchies and detached management.

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Survey: GenAI Is Making Companies More Data Oriented

Harvard Business Review

Although cultural change generally requires human intervention, it appears that new technology — especially a new technology like generative AI that captures human imaginations — can play a role in catalyzing a data-oriented culture. In an annual survey assessing attitudes about data, analytics, and AI, data and technology leaders in large companies reported significant improvement in their organizations’ data culture.

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PBTO: The Art of Leading with Pankaj Rusia

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: In this first episode of a new series, which will be focused on leadership, we host a practicing leader – Pankaj Rusia. He currently works for SAP as the Head of Customer Success for the SAP HR Cloud business are and is based out of Singapore. As the Head of Customer Success for SAP South East Asia, he is on a mission to make customers look great in front of their leadership, employees, and managers, and to help them get the best out of their SuccessFactors solutions.

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5 Steps to Drive Global Ideation with GenAI (Best Practice)


It is well understood that new innovations are made better and more robust through the power of collaboration, diverse perspectives, and expertise. This is why more and more companies are emphasizing inclusive innovation involving multiple stakeholders working toward a common goal and mutual benefit.