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6 Giant Companies That Nearly Flopped

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple, Google, Tesla, and more were not obvious winners at first. Here's what nearly took them down. Innovation

Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

Siemens Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog Results. Last week, Siemens had a really valuable virtual event called their “ Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog “ Those that missed it you can watch previous sessions on-demand at any time via “Recordings”.

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Innovation in the Drive for a Coronavirus Vaccine

IdeaScale

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and impacts from attempts to manage it have brought forth some stunning creativity and scientific work. However, to move the world forward from the pandemic will require an innovation strategy in vaccines and medical science.

Leaders from Lyft, Fitbit on How Diversity Drives Innovation

Innovation Leader

Leaders with experience at Fitbit, Lyft, and the Alliance for Smiles discuss hiring diversely and support talent in an equitable environment

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

6 Steps to Improvement in Manufacturing

Kainexus

One of the most important responsibilities of managers in manufacturing environments is to contain costs. The most obvious cost to eliminate is the cost of low quality. Defective products and lost labor hours add no value to the customer and represent a significant strain on the organization.

Purpose: A Key to Success | Hosted by C2E2 for UConn Center for Clean Energy (Nov 16, 2020)

Inspiring Next

On Monday November 16th 2020, C2E2 hosted Dr. Ripi Singh for a seminar on “Purpose” on a professional and personal level. The audience consisted of professors and students who are affiliated with the UConn Center for Clean Energy.

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The ecosystem relationship of a rain forest is also how innovation interreacts and works effectively

The Future Shapers

Rain forests can be dense and impenetrable, so can innovation Understanding all that makes up innovation is like a dense tropical rainforest.

Wheel Driver on Kickstarter

7innovation

Very interesting product on Kickstarter: A new concept of the Magnet Driver™ brand, a Multipurpose Ratched tool with a spectacular design based on one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. With full portability and ready to … campaign product

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6 Steps to Improvement in Manufacturing

Kainexus

One of the most important responsibilities of managers in manufacturing environments is to contain costs. The most obvious cost to eliminate is the cost of low quality. Defective products and lost labor hours add no value to the customer and represent a significant strain on the organization.

Futurism: everything you need to know before investing

mjvinnovation

Confira o post: Futurism: everything you need to know before investing em MJV Technology & Innovation. Innovation

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Now is the worst time imaginable to reduce innovation budgets

Commodore Innovation

While the effects of COVID-19 vary dramatically by sector, many companies face significant pressure on their innovation budgets. If prior recessions are any guide , we might expect annual innovation spending to fall by 5-6%.

Podcast E6: Goal-Free Living

Stephen Shapiro

Episode #6 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. In this episode we discuss the Performance Paradox (Lens #18 in Invisible Solutions) and Goal-Free Living. The Performance Paradox is based on the perspective that the more you focus on a goal, the less likely you are to achieve that goal.

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Thinking of opening an innovation challenge to ideas from your employees?

ideas4allinnovation

Just as one problem can have several solutions, if there are more people thinking about the problem, the number of solutions can be multiplied. Can an organization open its strategic challenges to participation and ideas from, for example, all its employees?

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How investing in Data Visualization reduces uncertainties.

mjvinnovation

Let’s start with a strong statement: Data is inevitable. But how did it happen? Sometimes it seems like it was overnight. We woke up, and suddenly everything was generating data, and the race for advanced analysis had started well before that. In the 6th century BC, the philosopher Tales de Milet discovered the process behind electricity and decided to study it a little. Soon, more scientists plunged into this area of study.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

How Often Should Businesses Schedule a Deep Cleaning?

The Human Factor

source. Deep cleaning is essentially the intensive cleaning of any site, domestic or commercial. It includes tile grout and cleaning floors, changing air filters, cleaning upholstery and sanitising all surfaces.

One of the Biggest Obstacles to Genuine Communication

Idea Champions

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." -- Ernest Hemingway. One of the biggest obstacles to good communication between two people can be summarized in four words: "I already know that.".