Mon.Mar 25, 2019

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Idea Challenges – You Get What You Give

Innovation Excellence

In contradiction to what many people think, Idea Challenges are not about getting, they are about giving. Your employees will not automatically start sharing great, useful and relevant ideas to your organisational needs. As an organisation, you must give a lot before you get anything at all. And I do not mean prizes or money.

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How to assess your company’s level of innovation

Board of Innovation

An innovation audit of your organization is the first place to start when renewing your innovation strategy. Here's how we carry out our innovation assessment to measure your success. The post How to assess your company’s level of innovation appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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The State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2019

InnovationManagement

Looking to the crowd for knowledge isn’t a new concept. The Sydney Opera House was the result of an open call for designs to a global community (to which 233 people submitted ideas) and the now-iconic building was selected from amongst them.

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Unique Ways Successful Startups are Changing the Corporate Innovation Landscape

Idea to Value

The word ‘corporate innovation’ is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword, but for the most forward-thinking companies, it represents the future of the business and a significant spend on research and development. There is a misconception that corporate innovation is simply innovation in a corporate environment when in truth it is a much more involved process.

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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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How to assess your company’s level of innovation

Board of Innovation

An innovation audit of your organization is the first place to start when renewing your innovation strategy. Here's how we carry out our innovation assessment to measure your success. The post How to assess your company’s level of innovation appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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How this innovative yet simple drone delivers blood in rural Africa

Idea to Value

Amazon may be testing drone delivery for everything from phone cases to toilet paper, but it isn’t delivering the lifesaving material that Zipline is in Africa: Blood. Blood transfusions are vital for savings lives. In fact, blood transfusions are the most common procedure performed in hospitals, required for everything from surgery, emergency trauma and childbirth.

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Can the Retail Industry Stay Relevant?

Innovation Leader

Can the retail industry stay relevant with today’s consumers? We went to New York City for NRF’s Big Show to find out. Guests work at Footlocker and Retail Minded.

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Easy Ways to Stop your Business from Getting Broken Into

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Your business is your investment, and for this reason, it is so important that you protect it as much as possible. With small business crime becoming more and more common, it’s safe to say that you can never be too careful when it comes to your business security. Locking Mechanisms. A sturdy lock will make a burglar’s job way harder.

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The Retail Business Is Dead. Long Live The Retail Business!

Innovation Excellence

It’s long been conventional wisdom that the retail industry is dying. We’ve seen unprecedented store closings and bankruptcies at major chains such as Toys R US, Sears and Radio Shack and even successful chains are trimming locations. It seems that in a digital world, physical stores have become a thing of the past. Yet if.

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Health, Happiness, And Having Some Perks! Looking After The Welfare Of Your Employees

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Every small business will find itself at a crossroads because there will be a time when we have to decide if the business has to jettison certain components or make the most of what we’ve already got to improve it. In this essence, we can feel somewhat depersonalized. And when we’re making significant changes, it’s vital that we operate with the wellbeing of our employees at the forefront.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Announcing LinkedIn Learning a-la-carte!

Innovation in Practice

Many of you enjoy the benefit of sharpening your skills through LinkedIn Learning courses. To date, LinkedIn offers access to their entire course library via subscription. I am excited to announce that starting this Wednesday, March 27, LinkedIn will begin testing an “a-la-carte” model that will let learners like you purchase individual courses as an addition to the subscription model.

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How to Make Your Business More Secure

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. You’d like to think that everyone who interacts with your business does so with positive intentions in mind. But the truth, the hard truth, is that it’s not always a happy, perfect world — and that means that there will always be people who, given the opportunity, would commit a crime against your business. You can’t change people’s nature, but you can change how difficult it is for them to harm your company.

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Why machines that bend (compliant mechanisms) may be the future

Idea to Value

In the video above, Dr Derek Mueller from Veritasium takes us into the world of compliant mechanisms. What are compliant mechanisms? In mechanical engineering, compliant mechanisms are flexible mechanisms that transfer an input force and displacement at one port to an output force and displacement at another port through elastic body deformation. These may be monolithic (single-piece) or jointless structures.

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The Power of Forgiveness and Accountability

Tullio Siragusa

The Power of Forgiveness and Accountability. Our priorities frequently become scattered and filled with conflict, as we try to juggle too much at once. I’ve discovered that by choosing a single life’s goal of sharing, or giving or being of service, I become better able to focus my energies and priorities. This in turn has enabled me to find true lasting fulfillment in all I do.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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The Power of Forgiveness and Accountability

Tullio Siragusa

The Power of Forgiveness and Accountability. Our priorities frequently become scattered and filled with conflict, as we try to juggle too much at once. I’ve discovered that by choosing a single life’s goal of sharing, or giving or being of service, I become better able to focus my energies and priorities. This in turn has enabled me to find true lasting fulfillment in all I do.