Mon.Jan 13, 2020

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Online Brainstorm Facilitation Training for the Time-Crunched

Idea Champions

In honor of the year 2020 and the classic meme it represents (i.e. clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, innovation-leaning clients to upgrade the impact of their brainstorming sessions. We call it Ideation 2020 -- the simplest, most time-efficient way we can think of to help our clients become masterful brainstorm facilitators.

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Is it possible to maintain company culture through a merger?

Tembosocial

If you've ever been through a merger you know that it's lip service to say that the integration will be a "merger of equals.".

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How IBM Is Driving The Future Of Blockchain

Innovation Excellence

On Halloween day 2008, a mysterious paper entitled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System appeared on a cryptography mailing list. Its author, Satoshi Nakamoto, was a pseudonym and, to this day, no one is absolutely sure of his or her true identity. Nevertheless, the revolution the paper unleashed was all too real. While the objective.

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A Comeback-Inducing, Inspirational Challenge

BrainZooming

At least I waited a couple of days to mention the Kansas City Chiefs and their unprecedented comeback win against the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. After falling behind 24-0, the Chiefs scored 41 points in a row, ultimately winning by a score of 51-31. A Comeback-Inducing, Inspirational Challenge. What was the turning point in this important football game?

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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 Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back.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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Extracting Actionable Insights From Data: What you need to know

Acuvate

While organizations today generate and capture a vast amount of raw data, they fail to effectively harness the potential business of this data. Extracting insights from raw data and making data-driven decisions has now become pertinent to organizations around the world. In fact, businesses driven by data insights and analytics are effectively growing at an average of more than 30 percent every year , and by 2021, they are expected to take $1.8 trillion worth of business from their less-informed

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Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Tullio Siragusa

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty. Most celebrated columnist and cartoonist Frank Tyger says, “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Autonomy brings both to the workplace. Autonomy at work is about bestowing employees with discretion and independence to schedule their work and to regulate how it is to be done on their own terms.

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Quantum Computing, Zen Philosophy and Space-Time

InnovationManagement

The up-and-coming field of quantum computing, currently in a prototype phase, will probably be an innovation with exponential and wide-ranging impacts in the power and speed of information technology. There are some interesting parallels between the behavior of quantum computing particles, or qubits, and basic principles of Zen Buddhist philosophy. Like modern physics, this article employs a “space-time” concept of innovation, with implications for the process and intensity of new idea developme

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches "Fly Responsibly" Program

Rebel & Reason

Every industry has its own unique set of corporate monsters. At some point, most company leaders recognize specific consumer demographics, situations, and trends that, while driving profit margins, dilute the organization's internal core values. It's then that rebel brands must make a choice: protect profit margins or protect the integrity of their brand.

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Retail – Ready or not?

100%Open

Cate Trotter – Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends. What is the state of innovation in the retail sector? Is retail ready to shift gears to thrive, to survive? Several of our friends in the retail sector are entering 2020 with internal and external challenges, mergers and other transformations, and the daily grind can get quite tiring.

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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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Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty

Tullio Siragusa

Autonomy Increases Employee Loyalty. Most celebrated columnist and cartoonist Frank Tyger says, “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Autonomy brings both to the workplace. Autonomy at work is about bestowing employees with discretion and independence to schedule their work and to regulate how it is to be done on their own terms.

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Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation

Svava

Customer Case: Engaging large groups for idea generation.

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The Idiot Savant's Guide to Brainstorm Facilitation Training

Idea Champions

Let's start with a few assumptions: 1) You are a "change agent," facilitator, or team leader in a forward-thinking organization; 2) Your organization's brainstorm sessions are relatively lame; 3)You (and, maybe, others) would like to upgrade your brainstorm facilitation skills; 4) Your budget is tight; 5) You cringe at the thought of taking 1-3 days off to sit in some kind of training.

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The Charade of Consultation

Michael Roberto

Years ago, my friend Mike Watkins, author of the best-selling book The First 90 Days , coined the term "charade of consultation." He used it to describe instances when leaders would hold meetings, ask for input and advice, and yet do not genuinely provide an opportunity for those participants to influence the final decision. He described these situations as a charade because the decisions were pre-ordained, a fait accompli.

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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.