Mon.Jan 10, 2022

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Why Change Must Be Built on Common Ground

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, one of the first things he did was develop a marketing campaign to rebrand the ailing enterprise.

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The Default Mode Network in the brain

Idea to Value

What happens in your brain when you are not actively thinking about anything? Does it go into a sort of low power, “battery saver” mode in order to use less energy? This would theoretically make sense from an evolutionary perspective. However, in reality something even more interesting happens. When we are actively thinking about something, or focusing on something, this primarily uses our brain’s higher order functions such as working memory in the neocortex.


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Society 2045’s Teamwork Based Innovative Work Culture

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045’s Teamwork Based Innovative Work Culture. Today, many organizations have an individualistic approach to their culture and concentrate primarily on revenues and profits. This tends to impact the way employees think about their participation at work as well. . An organization focused purely on revenues and profits, will illicit employees who focus on their compensation as a similar yardstick for measuring success. .

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Planview PSA: Building the Future of Connected Services


At Planview, we have two great products that meet the varying needs of Professional Services organizations—whether it be products for Professional Services companies, professional services groups embedded in product companies, or those providing Managed Services. Our range of capabilities covers the entire services lifecycle ranging from Opportunity to Delivery to Billing and Revenue Recognition.

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The Best Product Strategy Is a Customer-Facing Portfolio Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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New Book Feedback

Stephen Shapiro

Happy New Year! For 2022, I am working on a new book – and I would love your input. The general topic is the first step of my FAST Innovation Model. FAST stands for Focus , Ask , Shift , Test. Invisible Solutions® covered the “Ask” topic in depth. This next book is a prequel to Invisible Solutions and addresses the “Focus” portion of the model.

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Michael Michalko

Creative geniuses are usually honored and mythologized in history books. We seldom read about their dark sides or their somewhat bizarre behaviors and habits. Here are some little known facts about some of the well known creative thinkers, authors, artists, inventors and innovators in history. EINSTEIN’S MARRIAGE CONTRACT. In Walter Isaacson’s book on Einstein, he reveals the great physicist as a smooth operator when it comes to picking up ladies.

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The Information Overload Phenomenon

Idea Champions

One of the biggest obstacles for aspiring innovators, these days, is information overload -- the all-too-familiar phenomenon of too much input coming our way, 24/7. Unable to process the overwhelming amount of information delivered to us by the nanosecond, we get distracted, fragmented, stressed, and mentally fatigued. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Warming Up Before Solving a Tough Problem

Michael Roberto

Source: NY Times Suppose your team has a very challenging, complex problem to solve. You would like to generate some creative solutions to that problem. What might you do BEFORE you gather the team together as a mechanism for stimulating more innovative thinking? You could encourage the team to warm up before tackling the issue together. What types of "warm-up" should you engage in before "running the race" together?