Thu.Jun 25, 2020

Can social distancing optimise innovation in a 21st-century pandemic?


At such a difficult time for everyone, it is not yet clear what the real impacts of the pandemic will be on economies, companies and individuals.

What we have learned about testing business models

The BMI Lab Blog

Two new products/solutions out of three fail to meet customer expectations. A superior business model is the base of sustainable business success.

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Scenario Planning: A Useful Tool in Today's Environment

Michael Roberto

In today's environment, companies need to rethink their approach to strategic planning. Many firms continue to rely on very traditional planning exercises. Frankly, most of these processes assume that managers can accurately predict the future.

Podcast S3E66: Mark Metry – Overcoming social anxiety and shyness

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Mark Metry, host of the popular Humans 2.0 podcast and author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone.

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!

Who’s Responsible for Innovation? Everybody!


Innovation is the key to forward movement. It creates value and improves existing systems so new ideas can emerge. Innovation research shows 61 percent of executives embrace open innovation to generate ideas.

Stop Trying to ‘Bounce Back’ to Normal

Innovation Leader

Rather than trying to restore all of the activities from February 2020 in the US, we should be thinking about how to “bounce forward” toward something new

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Robotic Process Automation: what changes with the automation process


These activities can include queries, calculations, record-keeping and transactions. But this quick explanation is too little to understand the revolutionary power of this concept. So keep reading.

Learn why the pandemic should not disrupt your strategic management.

Focused Momentum

Mid-year usually is the time to review progress against goals, and update your strategic thinking, given new changes to your plan assumptions. Is a mid-year check-in against plans relevant given the sweeping changes we are experiencing with this global pandemic?

#1,733 – Virtual Fashion Show

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I don’t know the first thing about fashion. I still look like my mom dresses me. My only runway experience comes from watching Zoolander. But even I can appreciate how cool the idea of a virtual fashion show is.

How to Influence Consumer Choice on Your Website

The Human Factor

Consumer behavior studies the mental and behavioral aspects associated with the purchase and use of goods and services. It is an area of study that brings together the fields of marketing, psychology, and sociology.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

#1,732 – Spider Web Cognition

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Need a distraction from all the craziness in the world? Then let me weave you a story that will blow your mind. In this tale that I will spin you’ll come to find out that spiders may be offloading cognitive tasks to their webs! That’s right.

Never Apologize – Leadership Mentoring Session

Linda Bernardi

Due to popular demand, Linda is holding her FIRST virtual leadership mentoring session, where she will be unveiling her Never Apologize Leadership Program, designed to help women of all ages, in all business sectors to ‘Own Your Future!’. Women have amazing qualities and face massive challenges. Maneuvering through these challenges can seem daunting at times and often digress women from owning their future and shaping their own path.

#1,731 – Gargling Salt Water

Craig Shames

Ever since the COVID-19 global pandemic first started I wondered if there might be an obscure, kind of random way to treat it. Something completely ridiculous and not at all scientific. Most likely discovered by accident. A novel approach for a novel coronavirus. My first thought was pickle juice but that’s probably just because I’m obsessed with pickles. Eventually, I gave up on the idea altogether. After all, this is real life.