Tue.Jun 30, 2020

What you can learn from history about innovating during a crisis

Board of Innovation

The companies that grew the most during the 2008 financial crisis were those that invested in innovation. Here are some of our suggestions for your strategy based on information from previous crises.

50 Ways to Stifle Innovation

Destination Innovation

(With apologies to Paul Simon). Say goodbye with a wave, Dave. Just get up and leave, Steve. Go for the kill, Bill. When you hear an idea. Don’t try something new, Stu. Just do what you know, Joe. Don’t mess with success, Jess. Treat failure with fear. Don’t share your concern, Bern.

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Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

Idea to Value

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders.

Webinar: Planning Agency Emergency Response Through Crowdsourcing


COVID-19 has required a faster and more thoughtful change management and innovation strategy from all sectors. This is particularly true for the government on all levels, which has needed to work closely with any number of stakeholders to deliver new solutions to rapidly changing problems.

Predictions for a post-COVID world: US economy through 2025

Jeffrey Phillips

If you've been following these posts, you'll know by now that I am extracting insights and predictions from a post-COVID scenario I drafted. You can find the entire scenario writeup here (Tip: hover over the bottom right of the pop-up window and click on the expand box, and you'll see a full screen view where you can also download the document). I've written a number of blog posts teasing out some of the implications of the scenario and making predictions about the future.

Welcome to the Age of Budget Innovation

The Future Shapers

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we live and work. and the rippling effect is crippling the economy. We have entered the era of low-cost, ‘budget everything’.

Ten Mid-Year CI Questions to Ask Every Employee


It's hard to believe that the first half of 2020 is in the books. Just kidding. I don't blame you if you feel like there's been 10 years worth of news in the last six months. It's been intense.

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#1,748 – Wearable Tents

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I have mixed feelings about tents. As a kid I loved making them.

How to create a scalable strategy in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis


We have already talked about how the world has quickly changed within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation. Companies had to take extreme measures to adapt their processes and recalibrate their strategies. Even before the pandemic, entrepreneurs already had a difficult time remaining relevant in an increasingly competitive market. In addition to this daily threat, businesses are now faced with a new unstabilizing factor: uncertainty.

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#1,749 – DNA Origami

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I love origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, often used to make cute desktop ornaments that look like Dinosaurs or other animals. Of course, I have no idea how to actually make origami myself and have never even attempted to do so. But I’m a huge fan nonetheless.

This Guide will Make your Customers Fall in Love with your Business

The Human Factor

If you want your business to be successful online, then you need to make sure that you do more than just the bare minimum. It’s no longer enough for you to simply try and close the sale.

#1,750 – Climate Change, Zoonotic Diseases, and the Future of Humanity

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

COVID-19 is really bad. Really, really bad. It has essentially shut the world down, ground the economy down to a halt, effectively cost people a year of their lives, and worse – taken lives. But could you imagine a double whammy?