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Use “Calculated Optimism”? for More Strategic Decisions


Harvard Research Suggests Pessimism Is Bad for Business. Replace pessimism with “calculated optimism” for better decision-making. Research from Harvard University looked at whether people were afraid of various situations or objects, such as being stuck in enclosed places or coming face-to-face with snakes. These same individuals were asked to estimate the number of fatalities each year for 12 different types of events, such as strokes, cancer, and floods.

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Emerging Trends in Design Thinking Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Emerging Trends in Design Thinking Innovation. According to Tim Brown, Executive Chair of IDEO, “Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”. Design Thinking was started as a process to create new technology and products.


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5 Innovation Lessons from the Backstory of


In 1998, Chuck Templeton started a company called I went to high school with Chuck. We discussed the business plan which included providing recipes, food critic review, and much more. He eventually honed the scope and changed the name to OpenTable. As you probably know, the company would become an icon for what it meant to create a two-sided marketplace business model.

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Ideation Activities, Exercises and Templates (from Miro)

These top ideation activity templates from Miro can be used when working remotely or in the same room. Whether you are working together in person or remotely, design thinking software tools such as Miro can help make the innovation process easier than ever. Miro is a fantastic resource for finding idea generation activity templates for everything from empathy mapping and design sprints to brainstorming.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Use Leading and Lagging Indicators to Drive Your Business Forward


You get what you measure, so make sure you’re tracking the right things. I’ve seen a lot of organizations create strategies, programs, and projects focused on optimizing operations, streamlining processes, and driving innovation. Leadership teams put lots of energy coming up with the next big thing. But amazingly few teams think about how they’ll measure results.

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Four Key Attributes of Transformational Leaders

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Change isn’t what it used to be. Where earlier generations had leaders like Gandhi, King and Mandela, today’s change efforts seem rudderless.

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Innovation Accounting – The Second System

IM Insights

About the Episode. Elijah Eilert is talking to Esther Gons , author of the Innovation Accounting Book , about the importance of having innovation accounting established as a second system within large organisations. Without this second system, breakthrough innovation is highly unlikely…no matter how skilled individual people are and what great ideas they have. .

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Innovation Accelerator


Accelerate Innovation from the Front end to the Back end to Drive Industry Disruption. How do you keep the momentum of innovation solutions in your business? The success of your organization’s future growth will be determined by the products and services created from the front end to the back end of innovation, disrupting industries and creating significant market share.

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When to Use Both OI Portals & Proactive Scouting


As providers of both Proactive Technology Scouting services and Open Innovation Portals, we often get asked when to use each approach. In this series, W e highlight some of the benefits of using each and explore the non-obvious synergies. Here we discuss how they compliment each other, and create a holistic approach to accelerating innovation. When to Use Both OI Portals and Proactive Technology Scouting.

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Zoom, Teams: Why Not Innovate Mindfully and With More Impact?

Linda Bernardi

In March of 2020, the world changed. Within days, one of the largest digital evolutions happened, globally! Tens of millions of people around the world, at the same time, reverted to virtual communications, instead of in person. Digital became the norm; Zoom and Microsoft Teams exploded. Given the trajectory ahead, it was clear that the world would remain fully digital/virtual for several years and eventually revert to hybrid.

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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 & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis 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 o

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Unclog your filter

Idea to Value

My vacuum cleaner sucked, badly. By which I mean, it hardly sucked at all anymore. Years ago when I bought it, it was amazingly strong and picked up everything. Now it could hardly pick up crumbs. Over the years, performance just dropped over time. I could have bought a new vacuum cleaner (I dread to think of how many people would have done this). Instead, I got a new filter.