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How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?

IdeaScale

Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Creating this culture in your organization increases employee engagement and promotes collaboration. Innovation increases brand loyalty. Research shows 77% of consumers have been loyal to certain brands for more than a decade. One way to inspire the innovation process is to hold an idea generation competition.

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Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

Idea to Value

“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie. That leads to stagnation, to mediocrity… You don’t know how paralyzing it is, that stare from a blank canvas that says to the painter, “You can’t do anything.” The canvas has an idiotic stare, and mesme

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Book Review: A.L.I.E.N. Thinking

Jeffrey Phillips

As you may know, as a noted (ahem) blogger and voracious reader, I am sometimes asked to review books on strategy and innovation. When I am approached about reading and reviewing a book, I always ask myself a couple of questions: Does the book seem to advance interesting ideas or methods to improve innovation Does it have anything new or novel to add to a plethora of books on innovation topics Will I learn something from the book - is it worth my time or my reader's time Based on this quick anal

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What is a Kaizen Event? Your Complete Guide Rapid Improvement

Kainexus

Kaizen events, also called rapid improvement sprints or blitzes, are an impactful way to implement improvement quickly, but they require planning and preparation to make them useful. We've heard many stories about Kaizen events that went wrong. That's not surprising because there are many ways that improvement events can go off the rails. The best way to avoid that outcome is to put in the effort ahead of time to ensure your event is a huge success.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Member Spotlight: Tony Parham, Fidelity Investments

Innovation Leader

Tony Parham is the Vice President of Innovation & Strategy for the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) at Fidelity Investments. We spoke with Tony as part of our IL Member Spotlight series.

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Strategies that Promote Workplace Diversity and make your Business More Innovative

InnovationManagement

At IdeaScale, we’ve learned that diversity combined with equity and inclusion leads to more innovative thinking: businesses that are run by culturally diverse teams are more likely to develop new products, 45% more likely to grow market share, and more likely to have a 2X innovation revenue. The post Strategies that Promote Workplace Diversity and make your Business More Innovative appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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How to Create Trust by Setting People Free

Tullio Siragusa

How to Create Trust by Setting People Free. While several nations are celebrating their independence from foreign rule every year, the same cannot be said for the superimposition of various factors on people in workplaces. Employees also deserve freedom and independence from the command-and-control structures that are still very pervasive in corporate culture today.

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Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

Create and choose the right name to define your idea, company, brand, product or service with a naming workshop. What’s in a name? It turns out, a lot! But that doesn’t mean you need an expensive naming agency to create a name and choose for you. Why not consider letting your team take control? After all, they are the ones who know your business and your customers best.

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Solution Focused Reflective Practice in Collaborative Learning

Be-novative

From the Be-novative Partner Hub The Be-novative Partner Ecosystem is a Hub of people and resources whose main goal is envisioning, accelerating and scaling the success rate of both organizational and product-development, creating impactful projects and meaningful solutions locally or globally. We share knowledge, inspire people and actively co-create new methods.

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Why your 2021 needs a Strategic Assessment, strategic plan, or not.

Focused Momentum

2020 was a horrible year. The massive changes and uncertainty destabilized everything, the least of which was our ‘planning and managing disciplines.’ As we enter our second year of this global pandemic, leaders are asking us, “It is time to get planning back on track?”. Last week I posted an article on this topic. In Time to Get Back-On-Track with Strategic Planning?

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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What is Distributed Cloud, and why is it a trend?

mjvinnovation

Have you heard of the Distributed Cloud? The idea took shape with the constant advancement of Edge Computing, the uses of IoT (Internet of Things), and 5G technology. Gartner already considers this technology as one of the main trends for 2021. Data Governance, decreased latency, and compliance are demanding solutions like this. After all, what exactly is this model?

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Solution Focused Reflective Practice in Collaborative Learning

Be-novative

From the Be-novative Partner Hub The Be-novative Partner Ecosystem is a Hub of people and resources whose main goal is envisioning, accelerating and scaling the success rate of both organizational and product-development, creating impactful projects and meaningful solutions locally or globally. We share knowledge, inspire people and actively co-create new methods.

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IMBB Innovation Management Black Belt™ – Online, Stockholm, September 29 – 30

Innovation 360 Group

Mastering Innovation Management. The post IMBB Innovation Management Black Belt™ – Online, Stockholm, September 29 – 30 appeared first on Innovation360.

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#2,104 – Daytime Snoring Device

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Here’s a great example of outside the box thinking: instead of treating snoring during the night what if you could treat it during the daytime? Well, thanks to a new FDA approved device now you can. Slashgear sums it up best: “The FDA has announced marketing authorization for the eXciteOSA device, a unique gadget that is used during the day to help reduce snoring and sleep apnea at night.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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#2,107 – Ephemeral

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I have an opinion about most topics but when it comes to tattoos I’m torn. On the other hand I don’t want to get one myself and would prefer not to date someone who had them. But on the other hand it is art and a form of self expression and if done properly with the right meaning behind it can be beautiful and appealing. But even still there’s probably a zero percent chance that I would ever get one.

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#2,105 – The Ramanujan Machine

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I’ve often wondered if there was more that we had yet to discover. Elements to add to the periodic table. Additional plants with medicinal properties. New Laws of Physics. And I wondered if there was a way to speed up our ability to find them. Instead of just relying on trial and error, accidental discoveries, and the adjacent possible – discoveries slowly building upon those that came before, what if there was another way, an alternate method that would let us super charge the speed

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#2,106 – Baby Bonds

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I’ve been a big proponent of Universal Basic Income, of the idea of providing people with steady income so that they can pursue their passions instead of having to worry about paying the bills. An idea that’s gaining momentum thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the need for government backed stimulus checks to jump start the economy.

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