Mon.Jan 04, 2021

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Deliberately Foster Presence of Mind

Michael Roberto

Source: Amy Murphy, a director with PwC US, and Columbia Business School Professor William Duggan have penned a good article for Strategy+Business about cultivating presence of mind. They argue that this approach helps foster creative thinking. Here's an excert: How do you improve your presence of mind? It helps to realize you don’t always need it.

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Don’t compare your Day Zero to someone else’s Day 10,000

Idea to Value

There is no such thing as an overnight success. A lot of people are intimidated to start their next creative project, innovation or business because they see how good other people already are. And in today’s social-media-driven world, how easy these successful people make their success look. What’s the point in starting if I’ll never be as good as them?


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What’s your WBI for 20201?


The math of maximizing your return on investment (ROI) is straight forward: generate as much in returns as possible while investing as little as possible to create them. Up with the R. Down with the I. Success! One strategy to achieve that result? Milk your big investment in every possible way after you’ve made it. Stretch it, morph it, contort it.

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In The New Year: Learn More, Not Less

Bill Fischer

You can turn that time-honored, but widely neglected, slogan of life-long learning from an aspiration into a real verb; you can change your own learning behaviors, and become a role model; you can become an activist learner!

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Empowering Retail Associates to Enhance the Customer Experience

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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Why Employees with High Emotional Intelligence Thrive

Tullio Siragusa

Why Employees with High Emotional Intelligence Thrive. Employers look for certain characteristics in potential employees. They primarily look for dependability, sincerity, teamwork, general intelligence, willingness to learn, and ability to adapt. Among many essential qualities, emotional intelligence is a must if you value resilience and longevity from employees.

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How Activision Blizzard is Growing its Audience Beyond Hard-Core Gamers

Innovation Leader

Ken Wee, Chief Strategy Officer of Activision Blizzard, shares insights on esports, the company’s focus on its biggest franchises, investing in mobile games, free-to-play offerings, and more.

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Get More Creativity Now

Gregg Fraley

Creativity is a Choice and a Habit. Join the Creative Flow Challenge. Starts Jan. 11th — 18 Days to Creative Power. Learn How to Apply Creativity to All Your Projects. Yes, you can improve your creativity. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re creative or not. It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw, write poems, paint lovely pictures, play guitar like Eric Clapton, sing like Joni Mitchell, or improv like Robin Williams.

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The Temptation of Creative Ideas: How We View Ideas Differently Depending on the Source

Innovation in Practice

The next time you come up with a great idea, don’t share it with anyone! Sounds absurd, right? Here’s a better way of saying that: If you want your ideas to have the best chance of getting accepted and implemented, then be careful how you share them. People evaluate ideas differently. They evaluate ideas based on the source, meaning the person who offered the idea.

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How fintechs forced banks to rethink their user experience


It’s no secret that charming marketing grabs customers’ attention faster and for longer than traditional marketing means. The same is true for all institutions. In today’s age, where customers have easy access to research and reviews at the touch of a button, companies need to show their audience that they are genuinely there for them.

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Why Should Small Business Owners Invest in their Employees?

The Human Factor

As a small business owner, you need employees who will stay with you for the long-term. Employee turnover can be expensive, especially when hiring an agency to recruit the required talent. It also kills morale and burdens the remaining workers. If you learn early on how to invest in your workforce, you will motivate your employees and give them a reason to stay in the company for long.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Idea Champions

I did. Mitch Ditkoff. Who am I? Here's the short story. 73 years ago, two very different people got together and created a third person -- me. Neither my mother or father were particularly "creative", but they had whatever it took to spark new life and I was very glad they did. They are long gone now, but I am still here -- and while I am, I am committed to doing everything humanly possible to not only keep that creative spark of life alive in myself, but in others as well -- a noble aspiration,

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Cottage Industry Is Back: Here’s How To Embrace It

The Human Factor

source. Did you study the industrial revolution at school? If you did, then you would have learned that prior to big factories, most people worked at home, with only a small subset of the population ever venturing out to the big city to work in a community with others. There were examples. People in government, bankers, and the media would often assemble in groups.

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4 Ways To Support Your Staff With Self Improvement

The Human Factor

Self improvement within your team of staff is an essential way to improve your business, and as their leader, it’s your job to help support and nurture them into becoming the best version of themselves. Doing this means that your business will thrive because your staff will have the right mindset and most importantly, the drive and motivation to work hard for a leader that supports them at every turn.

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