Mon.Apr 26, 2021

Social Innovation - the What, Why and How


When thinking of innovation, we usually think of new technologies developed by companies as engines for their own growth. However, there is more than that to innovation. It doesn’t just help companies grow; it also helps the society prosper.

The 1950 speech that started creativity research

Idea to Value

Very rarely do we come across a specific moment where we can see an entirely new field of research begin.


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One constant and one big change to consider in your business

Jeffrey Phillips

David Bowie sang a song about change called Changes. He spoke about the need to change - to "face the strange" - and find a new reality. Another band - Rush - talked about change as well. In their song Tom Sawyer, they wrote that "changes aren't permanent, but change is".

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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening


(This is guest post by Alejandra Gonzalez , a seasoned business model strategist, product owner, and innovation coach. In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into your product lifecycle.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Air, Water, Food


There’s no time like the present to set goals. Here’s a framework I use for myself and those I manage or advise. I generally try to classify projects into three levels of priority before I consider adding resources to anything on deck: Air, Water, and Food.

5 Reasons Why Working From Home Will Stick


In the U.S. the expectation is that sometime in the summer we’ll go back to pre-pandemic normalcy. So, some companies have announced that in a few months they’ll start accepting employees back in their offices.

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Leadership is personal

The Future Shapers

The quest for leadership is an inner quest to discover who you are and what you care about. Through the process of self-examination, you find the awareness needed to lead. When we examine our lives we are able to identify the changes we need to make in order to humanize leadership.

PayPal on Getting Design Involved Early in Innovation Projects

Innovation Leader

Daniela Jorge, Chief Design Officer at PayPal, shares insights on testing the Venmo credit card, getting design involved in innovation early and often, and the power of design thinking in large organizations

How to Develop and Maintain a Positive Attitude

Tullio Siragusa

How to Develop and Maintain a Positive Attitude. We read despairing worldwide headlines on an almost hourly basis. We’ve heard of livelihoods and lives being lost and being stuck at home for over a year. There is a general dread of the most horrifying virus that through mutations may never come to an end. It is reasonable to assume that our physical, emotional, and mental health has taken a massive toll recently. Given this context, the idea of ‘positive thinking’ is hard to sustain.

How Leaders Can Use a Delegation Framework


Great leaders understand the value of delegation. When a team leader delegates responsibilities to individual contributors, it illustrates the leader’s belief in their potential—this can save nearly 79 percent of team members from quitting.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Edge AI: discover the new limits of Artificial Intelligence


Ten years ago, we would not imagine that Artificial Intelligence would be at today’s levels. Now, it is part of industries and even devices for customer service. The time has come to take a step forward. The new frontier is Edge AI.

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Empower people to create extraordinary products: ‘Empowered’ book by Marty Cagan, with Chris Jones

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa twice a year: that's the process we describe in this compelling interview with David L. Ross, Innovation teacher at Carnegie Mellon University.

Pfizer Joins Apple, Google and Amazon in Exclusive Top 10 Most Innovative Companies

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer, creator of one of the most effective vaccines against Covid-19, reached the list prepared by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), dominated by Big Tech. pfizer

How to Take Advantage of Distractions for Greater Creativity

Innovation in Practice

We face hundreds of distractions every day. There is no way to escape them completely. We can’t just get up every morning and spend hours thinking silently. . What are we to do in this world that is full of distractions and clutter, then? . Take advantage of them. .

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

What a recent HBR article gets wrong (and right) about innovation metrics

Commodore Innovation

A recent HBR article ( here ) claims that use of innovation metrics (especially financial metrics) too early will “suffocate” your most promising innovations.

Innovate or Die

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The pandemic has forced us all to change, adapt and engage our customers at a faster rate than any economist could have predicted. Innovation