Wed.Jan 20, 2021

10 Productivity Tips for Working from Home


COVID-19 has drastically affected our daily lives. Many people have lost their jobs, and the health of the global economy has plummeted. We need to be able to work to pay our bills, to send our kids to school, and to buy food, medicine, and other necessities.

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Solar power prices have dropped by over 89% in the last 10 years

Idea to Value

By now it is common knowledge that solar energy has been becoming more and more affordable as the technology develops and economies of scale blossom. But a recent report shows just how astronomical the drop in cost has been.

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IdeaScale Podcast – NSW Health Pathology


In the best of times, New South Wales (NSW) Health Pathology, a statewide clinical service, has a complex mission. Formed in 2014, the department supports the critically ill, protects public health, analyzes health data, and supports the state across a suite of functions, including crime-solving.

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How to turn Innovation theatre into innovation outcomes


We are often asked by senior leaders and innovation managers “how do I know if the innovation programs we have are successful?”. In other words: how do we know if these programs will produce long-term growth for our company?

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.

Innovation and Customer Relationships: 4 Keys to Keeping Your Ratings High

Daniel Burrus

Between fact-checkers and Yelpers, the Information Age is laden with a visual archive of how customers and clients perceive products, services, or even your organizational culture.

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Mastercard’s Chief Sustainability Officer on Getting Customers to Go Green

Innovation Leader

Kristina Kloberdanz, Chief Sustainability Officer at Mastercard, discusses programs and partnerships that encourage cardholders to make more sustainable choices


Putting Purpose into Practice to boost Performance


Corporate purpose unlocks performance, resilience and competitive gains, as evidenced by a study of 28 high-pe. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Discover 10 benefits of RPA (Robotic Process Automation)


It’s not science fiction: RPA already uses robots’ power to automate several processes. It works for both the most straightforward tasks – such as making requests to the database – even the most complex ones – as automakers’ tasks in industries.

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Podcast E12: Brainstorming is Stupid

Stephen Shapiro

Everyone loves brainstorming. Right? Unfortunately, the way most teams run their sessions is ineffective and inefficient. But what if there is a better way? In todays’ episode, I explore the 5 problems associated with traditional brainstorming.

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!

What should we do next?

Mike Shipulski

Anonymous: What do you think we should do next? Me: It depends. How did you get here? Anonymous: Well, we’ve had great success improving on what we did last time. Me: Well, then you’ll likely do that again. Anonymous: Do you think we’ll be successful this time? Me: It depends.

What Would My Replacement Do Differently?

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikimedia Jessica Stillman writes on this week about Dave Girouard, co-founder of Upstart and former president of Enterprise at Google. Stillman decribes how Girouard protects himself against complacency and over-confidence.

#2,069 – The Dawn of a New Era

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I was so inspired by Amanda Gorman’s poem today that I decided to write one of my own! I call it the Dawn of a New Era: Today is a glorious day, oh, yes it is, a glorious day indeed The peaceful transfer of power they could not impede.


#2,068 – Random Thoughts Edition

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As the Trump Presidency ends (thankfully) and the Biden one begins (finally) there’s a lot on my mind.

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.