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2 Steps You Must Follow Before Coming Up With Your “Big Idea”

Econic

It was a beautiful fall day when I came across a study that opened my eyes to the defining problem of the next decade – mental health in the workplace. The issue was brought to my attention by Dr. Jonathan Haidt – a psychologist at NYU and one of the leading experts on the social problems that stem from mental health issues. At the time, I was working to build entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural communities across the state of Nebraska.

The Twelve Disciplines of Consistently Innovative Organizations

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We Need to Re-engineer Our Organizations for a New Era of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In the first half of the 20th century, Alfred Sloan created the modern corporation at General Motors. In many ways, it was based on the military. Senior leadership at headquarters would make plans, while managers at individual units would be allocated resources and made responsible for for achieving mission objectives. The rise of digital technology. Innovation

How long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

Idea to Value

Creativity is a uniquely human trait. Many animals have evolved the ability to use tools, but this is usually the result of of them discovering this use by accident and then passing the knowledge on to other members of the group. Even our closest living animal relatives (like chimpanzees and orang-utans) are natually risk averse in the wild and will avoid new discoveries as they are seen as risky. So then, how long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Laws in the driverless future: what to expect

Board of Innovation

The future of mobility is a much-discussed topic as the automotive industry races to get to Level 5 automation (no driver required). But a somewhat less-discussed issue around autonomous vehicles is how governments will shape public policy once cars become 100% hands-free. The post Laws in the driverless future: what to expect appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration autonomous vehicles driverless cars mobility

Blockchain and the New World of Work

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How will blockchain technologies impact the future workplace? A new world of work is on the horizon. Specifically, the development of blockchain technology has created new opportunities to rethink how and where we work. Enabling Factors Trend Alert

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Why Being Selfish Helps Be of Better Service to Others

Tullio Siragusa

Why Being Selfish Helps Be of Better Service to Others. I realized a decade ago that practicing self-sacrifice and being selfless, the two concepts central to perfecting character, according to most beliefs, are wrong. Instead of building honest, genuine character, those actions result in the opposite. Following the doctrine of selflessness and sacrifice caused emotions of rage within me. Those two concepts go against human nature. Emotions are the fuel of our lives.

Why Does a Door Need Instructions? Seriously!

Mills Scofield

If you’re willing, the next time you get to a door, stop. What’s your initial reaction? Push it? Pull it? Doors are one of my favorite examples of lousy design. Shouldn’t opening a door be intuitive? We really need instructions to go through a door? Really?? Our world is filled with poorly designed products we use every day without thinking twice. We’ve come to accept that this is the way it is. We learn how to work around the non-intuitive design and just use the easy-to-figure-out features.

Why Being Selfish Helps Be of Better Service to Others

Tullio Siragusa

Why Being Selfish Helps Be of Better Service to Others. I realized a decade ago that practicing self-sacrifice and being selfless, the two concepts central to perfecting character, according to most beliefs, are wrong. Instead of building honest, genuine character, those actions result in the opposite. Following the doctrine of selflessness and sacrifice caused emotions of rage within me. Those two concepts go against human nature. Emotions are the fuel of our lives.

Laws in the driverless future: what to expect

Board of Innovation

The future of mobility is a much-discussed topic as the automotive industry races to get to Level 5 automation (no driver required). But a somewhat less-discussed issue around autonomous vehicles is how governments will shape public policy once cars become 100% hands-free. The post Laws in the driverless future: what to expect appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

The 7 Deadly Sins of Innovation. Mar 03, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Why The Right Foundation Can Make Or Break Your Ability to Breakthrough. In my years of leading and studying innovation, I have come to see that there are seven deadly sins that threaten to derail innovation inside of all businesses. If we as businesses are to therefore succeed at innovation, we must consistently navigate the perils of these sins and pursue a life of "righteous innovation" Sin #1 — Not Making Love.

How To Successfully Market Your Small Business

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you’re a small business owner, you may be struggling when it comes to marketing your brand. Not only can marketing be extremely costly, but it can also be difficult to know how to get it right, if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

The Poets, The Nerds, and the Suits

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The Poets, The Nerds, and The Suits. Mar 17, 2014 | Anthony Mills. In the ancient world, there were three roles of influence that tended to engage one another⃜ the Prophets, the Priests, and the Kings. These three danced a tenuous dance⃜ at times at great odds with one another, often over accountability matters, and at times in aid of one another.

China’s Intelligent Education Initiative Is Not The Future of Education

Game-Changer

Four or five years ago a few collaborators and I conducted an online hackathon where we set out to rethink education. A few projects were born from that hackathon, of which one still exists. That whole experience taught us that it’s very hard for people to let go of the idea that one should educate oneself, and that people are just habituated to be educated from the top down. This is a very important topic that has grand ramifications for the future of our society.

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

When Disruptive Innovation Gets Disrupted

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When Disruptive Innovation Gets Disrupted. Apr 04, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Why The Right Foundation Can Make Or Break Your Ability to Breakthrough. Imagine the following scenario. Your organization has conceived the perfect idea for a new product innovation. In fact, it will be the most disruptive innovation in this product category in decades. The technology is there and you have line of sight to executing it⃜ or so you think.

Getting Past Creativity - The Case for Innovation Strategy

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Getting Past Creativity — The Case for Innovation Strategy. May 02, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Many people – and I will be the first to admit that this includes some in the innovation consulting community – are of the belief that innovation is all about creativity and the ability to be creative. While, admittedly, creativity is an important constituency of innovation practice, and we wouldn't get too far without it, it is most certainly not the end-all of the matter.

Ignoring the Reflection - Innovation Through a 2-Way Mirror

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Ignoring the Reflection⃜ Innovation Through a 2-Way Mirror. Jun 19, 2014 | Anthony Mills. In the grand pursuit of business innovation, one of the commonly used approaches is a deconstruction / reconstruction model. In this model, we deconstruct some element of our business (for example, the value basis of a product or service offering) and then attempt to reconstruct a new incarnation of it using a mix of alternative pathways.

Trend Timing - The Innovator's Secret Weapon

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Trend Timing — The Innovator's Secret Weapon. Aug 14, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Many successful innovations succeed because they correctly address emerging trends. These trends can be driven by a whole host of factors – technology, evolving lifestyles (e.g. urbanization, gentrification, etc.), economic events, political events, government regulations, and so on. Sometimes these trends can be seen coming from afar (e.g.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

What's In Your Sandbox?

Legacy Innovation Group

What's In Your Sandbox? Sep 04, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Have you noticed that the Lean Startup concept has been getting more and more attention lately? It seems to be a favorite subject of bloggers and media professionals. Which is all a good thing really, as it creates the occasion for us to examine what is the "best" way to launch new brands, products, and companies.

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The Innovation Generation Has Arrived

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The Innovation Generation Has Arrived. Oct 04, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Once upon a time, in the heyday of the Industrial Age, a young marketing, design, or engineering student would graduate from college and go to work for a large corporation, slowly melding into the steady, rhythmic din of bureaucratically-managed, organizationally-structured execution work in product development. And they were just peachy keen happy with that.

Strategic Planning is Dead. Embrace Responsive Growth.

Legacy Innovation Group

Strategic Planning is Dead. Embrace Responsive Growth. Nov 06, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Strategic planning is dead. Or at least what we once knew as strategic planning – that exercise of defining and setting into concrete some long–term strategy that is going to take our business to the next level in its journey.

Seven Roads of Innovation-Based Growth

Legacy Innovation Group

Seven Roads of Innovation–Based Growth. Nov 15, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Most businesses are in need of finding new ways to grow. It might be a matter of finding new markets, even creating new markets, or just finding new space in your current markets through new technology and products. It doesn't matter which of these it is, the pressure is always the same. And it's unrelenting.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Why Resilient Companies Embrace Strategic Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

Why Resilient Companies Embrace Strategic Innovation. Dec 15, 2014 | Anthony Mills. According to the American Enterprise Institute , 89% of the companies listed on the Fortune 500 in 1955 are no longer on the list. Many no longer exist. Of those 500 companies, only 61 still remain.

Who Are the World's Most Innovative Companies?

Legacy Innovation Group

Who Are the World's Most Innovative Companies? Dec 20, 2014 | Anthony Mills. Ask most folks to tick off their list of who they think are the world's most innovative companies, and you're likely to get something along these lines⃜ Apple, Google, Amazon, Nike, GE, and so on. All are high verve, well known brands. But these are subjective perceptions based purely on top–of–mind recall and lasting impressions⃜ a sort of popularity contest if you will.

Lean is Dead. Long Live Lean!

Legacy Innovation Group

Lean is Dead. Long Live Lean! Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Mills. Twenty four years ago, James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos introduced our world to a modern understanding of the concept of Lean Production. This came as a result of a 5–year study of the automotive industry that culminated in the book The Machine That Changed the World , which celebrated the Toyota Production System.

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Market Disruption vs. Business Disruption: The Inertial Disruption Factor

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Market Disruption vs. Business Disruption: The Inertial Disruption Factor. Jan 30, 2015 | Anthony Mills. According to Newton's Third Law of Motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. As with physics, so with business innovation. Whenever an innovation impacts a market, it also impacts the business delivering the innovation. It is as though when the business pushes on the market, the market pushes back.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

The Power of a Simple Question

Legacy Innovation Group

The Power of a Simple Question. Feb 20, 2015 | Anthony Mills. I like questions. More than answers. Questions have the power to move businesses because they have the power to move the imaginations of those who lead businesses. Answers are great when their time has come, but most businesses jump to answers far too soon, without first asking – and savoring – the right questions. In my world, we lead a process called Strategic Inquiry.

Bursting the Dam — The "Tipping Point" Market Opportunities

Legacy Innovation Group

Bursting the Dam — The "Tipping Point" Market Opportunities. Mar 06, 2015 | Anthony Mills. In our work, we spend a lot of time conceiving, considering, and evaluating new business, brand, and product ideas — some ours, some others. This is all in the name of unearthing new market opportunities through new and innovative value propositions. Some of these ideas are good and some are – well – more of a solution still trying to find their problem.

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Five Reasons Companies Fail at Customer Experience Delivery

Legacy Innovation Group

Five Reasons Companies Fail at Customer Experience Delivery. Apr 04, 2015 | Anthony Mills. In my discussions with business leaders around the world, I continue to be impressed with the growing recognition of Customer Experience as an engine of sustainable growth.

On Innovation as a Spiritual Journey

Legacy Innovation Group

On Innovation as a Spiritual Journey. Mar 09, 2015 | Anthony Mills. "The "The spiritual quest is the expression of the deepest longing to connect with the Whole." " — Varadaraja Raman, Hindu academic scholar. Normally I stick to writing about business innovation, and strictly in the context of business.

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!