Wed.Mar 22, 2023

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With an InnovationOps approach, the methodology doesn’t matter


We’ve talked recently about InnovationOp s in this space: a flexible yet structured approach to innovation that guides an organization through its unique innovation journey. InnovationOps brings together the people and processes related to discovery, product management, project management and portfolio management, governance and strategy execution, treating each as unified parts of a broader innovation picture.

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Sustainable, Recyclable, Affordable: A Family-Owned Business Shakes Things Up

Business and Tech

In business for more than a century, Paper Mart has become an industry leader in sustainable paper products. Allison McGuire Vice President of Marketing, Paper Mart Running a small business requires hard work and vision. Increasingly, that vision includes issues of sustainability: 95% of small business owners believe sustainability is crucial , according to a survey by QuickBooks, and most already have plans in place to reduce their environmental impact.

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Unveiling IdeaScale’s Game-Changing ChatGPT Integration: Our TOP SECRET Project


Introduction to our SECRET project - native chatGPT Integration for Ideation We at IdeaScale are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest innovation – the integration of ChatGPT into our ideation software. This has been a TOP SECRET project that a small team of our best innovators came up with, refined, iterated perfected [.

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Do you have what it takes to be a great Director of Strategic Partnerships?

HYPE Innovation

Becoming a great director of strategic partnerships is no easy feat. Becoming a director of any kind is a challenge in itself but directing strategic partnerships is a unique role that requires a particular combination of skills, experience, and personality traits that set you apart from the rest. However, with the right mindset and dedication, anyone can achieve greatness in this field.

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Empowering Retail Associates to Enhance the Customer Experience

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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Unveiling IdeaScale’s Game-Changing ChatGPT Integration: A SECRET Project Led Personally by CEO Nick Jain


Introduction to our SECRET project - native chatGPT Integration for Ideation As the CEO of IdeaScale, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest innovation – the integration of ChatGPT into our ideation software. This has been a SECRET project that I personally led, with a small team of handpicked engineers and designers. [.

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A Letter Regarding Financial Faith


Dear Financial Community: The failure of Silicon Valley Bank is enormously troubling. Call it an isolated circumstance all you want, but it has further stressed our nation’s dialogue. An echo of other bank failures has followed SVB down the drain. Long lines of anxious customers waiting outside banks are never something we want to see. This was unnecessary.

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With Uncertainty all Around, Hard Trends Lead to Certainty for Businesses Large and Small

Daniel Burrus

Business is uncertain, as the future is an uncertain place to be in no matter what industry your business or organization is part of. Because uncertain times are a commonality, how do small to medium-sized businesses or startup companies find their way through the many uncertain times we all face? Through many of my writings, I explore my Hard Trend Methodology where a business leader or organization as a whole realigns their focus on Hard Trend future certainties to determine what they know is

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“Resilient” Isn’t the Compliment You Think It Is

Harvard Business Review

Assuming that someone from a marginalized group has thicker skin is inherently insensitive and othering.

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Navigating the Future to Ensure Long-Term Success

Innovation Excellence

A CEO Checklist GUEST POST from Teresa Spangler “Trends are only useful when we look at them through multiple lenses as we gaze across all six time zones.

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Research: Remote Workers Are More Anxious About Layoffs

Harvard Business Review

A study of 80,000 employees found that remote employees were 32% more likely than their in-office peers to feel anxious in the wake of news about layoffs.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Do We Innovate as Technicians or Humanitarians?

Values Centered Innovation

I still remember the chair I was sitting in on July 21, 1969, as I watched astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. I was thrilled and enthralled. But little did I know how much that moment would change the way we see our lives and our work today. Imagine having the opportunity to travel to the moon and seeing the earth floating in space.

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The Goldilocks Effect: How to get innovation Challenge design ‘just right’


The strengths of the innovations you develop largely depend on the quality of the questions you ask. Considering that 85% of organizations confess to being bad at problem diagnosis , there’s a lot riding on getting your Challenge design ‘just right’. In this blog, we’ll share some key tips on three elements of Challenge design, and how to ensure you find the sweet spot for each.

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What Do I NOT Know?

Michael Roberto

Often, when leaders encounter a challenging problem, they naturally begin by asking themselves: "What do I know about this issue? What expertise and past experience can I bring to bear on solving this problem?" That would seem like the appropriate place to start. However, I've recently been challenging leaders to begin with a slightly different question.