Tue.Jan 31, 2023

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Find inspiration behind these 3 surprising market creation stories

Christensen Institute

When you think about smartphones, do you think of Simon? When I say fork, how many of you fearfully associate the utensil with the devil’s pitchfork? Better yet, when you think about vaccines do you assume you’re receiving that vaccine directly from someone else’s body? My guess is that most of you answered “No” for the above three questions, but when looking at the history of these three innovations –the smartphone, the fork, and the vaccine – all of these facts are very relevant to their diffu

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The Five Gifts of Uncertainty

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton “How are you doing? How are you handling all this?” It seems like 90% of conversations these days start with those two sentences. We ask out of genuine concern and also out of a need to commiserate, to share our experiences, and to find someone that understands.

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Will these 5 teaching, classroom, and administration trends continue in 2023?

Christensen Institute

In April of 2022, the Christensen Institute and Bay View Analytics conducted a final series of surveys on the state of teaching and learning in K-12 schools across the country in the wake of the pandemic. After tracking pandemic-related education trends starting in 2020, these final surveys not only collected responses from teachers and administrators, but compared these responses to those from previous years in order to reveal the trends and patterns continuing as schools reopened, as well as t

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A Deeper Understanding of Creativity at Work

Harvard Business Review

BetterUp’s Gabriella Rosen Kellerman and the University of Pennsylvania’s Marty Seligman on finding new paths to good ideas.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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The 10 Benefits of Business Transformation

Kainexus

"Business transformation" is a phrase used to describe what happens when an organization fundamentally changes its operations. The goal of business transformation is to enhance operational and financial performance. Business transformation may occur at the organizational level or within a department or product group.

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How to Quit — and Leave the Door Open to Coming Back

Harvard Business Review

You never know when an opportunity will arise.

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26 Ways to Overcome a Creative Block

BrainZooming

Figuring out how to be creative when your creativity is blocked can depend on simply choosing appropriate creative thinking techniques to boost your creative inspiration.

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What Is Innovation? Part 2 – The 3 Crucial Components of Innovative Ideas

Carla Johnson

Updated January 31, 2023 In part 1 of the What Is Innovation? series, we talked about the difference between creativity and innovation. If creativity is the practice of bringing a new perspective and having it add value, innovation is the process of transforming that creativity into value. But even using the most creative tricks I know – like thinking inside.

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The Best Way to Identify Critical Success Factors

BrainZooming

One significant key to asking productive questions that Brainzooming strongly recommends?

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8 Strategies for Chief Data Officers to Create — and Demonstrate — Value

Harvard Business Review

Because the role is poorly understood, CDOs need to show how they add value to their organizations.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Can Audi avoid its Kodak moment?

Cris Beswick

Recently Hildegard Wortmann, Audi AGs member of the board of management responsible for Sales & Marketing, said that there is only a 50% chance that Audi will still exist in 10 years. As alarming as this might sound, her perspective is probably rooted in acknowledging that the company cannot adapt quickly to changing customer preferences. In other words, the speed of change in the market is higher than the speed at which the company can meet those changes, making it challenging to remain rel

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How a Parent’s Experience at Work Impacts Their Kids

Harvard Business Review

A multi-year study following more than 370 low-wage families found that children’s developmental outcomes were significantly affected by their parents’ work lives.

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Making Real-Time Product Portfolio Data Analysis a Priority

Planview

As market turbulence accelerates, businesses across the globe are being forced to respond with speed and agility — or risk being left behind. But you don’t need to be making split-second shots in the dark. Gathering as much information as possible about your products, as well as vital intel on market demand and consumer behavior, and being able to analyze and report it quickly empowers you to make data-driven decisions without wasting valuable time.

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Addressing Racial Discrimination on Airbnb

Harvard Business Review

How can platform companies, like Airbnb, reduce bias online?

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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23 Experts Predict What’s the Most Exciting AI Trend in 2023

Acuvate

The future of Artificial Intelligence is a hotly debated topic, with countless predictions and speculations about its potential impact. With the rise of Generative AI and Adaptive AI, the field is rapidly evolving and advancing. At Acuvate, we have been using AI to revolutionize business processes. To gain a deeper understanding of what’s to come, we asked 20 of the top AI specialists globally this question: ‘What is your prediction for the materialization of AI in 2023?