Mon.Dec 04, 2023

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Innovators need to heighten sensory intelligence and cognitive abilities.

Paul Hobcraft

Understanding the sensory and cognitive abilities of innovators Following on from my first post on building an Innovator’s Sensory profile, the combination of various cognitive, emotional and environmental factors heightens our awareness, so I needed to explore this further in this post. I wanted to build out some thinking based on the question, “Can we unlock the innovator’s potential through understanding their sensory and cognitive abilities?

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The Roles Successful Leaders Play to Inspire and Enable Innovation

IdeaScale

As a leader, you can not be everywhere, but your expectations should be. Leaders who proactively manage a culture of innovation do so by playing multiple roles during their daily interactions. They leverage their one-on-one conversations and group gatherings to align everyone with their expectations for how people should be thinking and acting with regard [.

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Talent Management in the Age of AI

Harvard Business Review

The world of work is changing fast and the most important thing to do is realize that the old playbooks, especially around talent management, will not work — now, it’s time to adapt. Leaders should focus on three big shifts that will set their businesses up for new levels of success in the age of AI. They should: 1) redefine jobs as a collection of a skills and tasks, not titles, 2) bring skills and workforce learning to the center of talent management, and 3) embrace AI to focus teams on human-

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Good News Ahead

IdeaSpies

We know our brains are wired to pay attention to bad news. But lately do you feel that your social media is just filled with negativity? Do you find yourself getting angry and upset as you scroll through your news feeds? Are you turning off the news? Well you're not alone. According to the Digital News Report Australia 2023 high interest in news has fallen to 53%.

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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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A Sports Analogy for Understanding Different Ways to Use AI

Harvard Business Review

The potential impact of generative AI on the economy, society, and work is polarizing, swinging from the positive benefits of a technological revolution to doomsday scenarios. The authors have come to think about this issue as points on a spectrum and have created a sports analogy to help think about it: AI tools can range from steroids, to sneakers, to a coach, each representing a different relationship between human users and the technology.

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She Started Her Side Hustle to Solve a Serious Problem With Outdoor Furniture. It Blew Past Her Full-Time Job's Income — to $66,000 a Month.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Wendy Wang, owner of F&J Outdoors, started her patio furniture cover side hustle in 2018. In the years since, she's grown revenue to about $800,000 per year.

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Stop Assuming Introverts Aren’t Passionate About Work

Harvard Business Review

Society often assumes that the only way to be passionate is to act extroverted, but that is simply not true. In their new research, the authors found that regardless of their actual level of passion, extroverted employees are perceived as more passionate than introverts. Moreover, this can drive substantial inequities in the workplace, as studies have shown that employees who are perceived as more passionate are rewarded by their managers, seen as higher-status and higher-potential, and are more

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His 'Mesmerizing' Wintry Product Can Cost Up to $500,000 and Is Used By the Kardashians and Disneyland — But It All Started on Accident

Entrepreneur - Innovation

MagicSnow founder Adam Williams had a Christmas-themed show in mind — but a billionaire's attachment to one particular detail would turn it into something much bigger.

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How will you measure your life in 2024? How business theory can unexpectedly shape a personally fulfilling new year

Christensen Institute

It’s that time of the year when I think about one of my favorite of Professor Christensen’s books, How Will You Measure Your Life? , a book that imparts how business management theories can help us succeed not just in our entrepreneurial endeavors, but also in our everyday lives. A theory is an understanding of causality, of what causes what, and why.

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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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The Ethics of Ambition

Phil McKinney

From the meteoric rise and scandalous collapse of Theranos to the relentless pursuit of ultra-high-risk products of FTX, we've witnessed the highs and lows of ambition on full display. Elizabeth Holmes, once touted as the youngest self-made female billionaire, saw her biotech company Theranos, crumble under the weight of fraudulent claims. Meanwhile, Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX , pushed boundaries with products fraught with risk, which resulted in i

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Sexism Is Everywhere

Harvard Business Review

How to deal with the uncertainty of its more subtle forms.

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Transforming Challenges into Strategic Opportunities: The Power of Force Field Analysis and OKRs

Tullio Siragusa

Transforming Challenges into Strategic Opportunities: The Power of Force Field Analysis and OKRs In the ever-evolving terrain of business, leaders constantly seek the alchemy that turns challenges into strategic opportunities. The quest for this transformation often leads to the adoption of various methodologies designed to dissect complex problems and distill them into actionable strategies.

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Why Early Childhood Education Is More Important Now Than Ever - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE GODDARD SCHOOL

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from The Goddard School.

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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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Have a Very Mitchie Christmas!

Idea Champions

If you are looking for easy-to-buy, inspiring, heart-warming holiday gifts to buy your loved ones, you are in the right place -- books, card decks and online brainstorming sessions written and produced by Mitch Ditkoff. BOOKS Unspoken Word: $4.51 Storytelling for the Revolution: $16.36 Storytelling at Work: $15.12 Full Moon at Sunrise: $5.47 Awake at the Wheel: $13.95 CARD DECK Free the Genie: $49.00 ONLINE BRAINSTORMING Free the Genie session: $199 Here's to a joyful holiday season to everyone!