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Real Businesses Have Real Assets

Innovation Excellence

When Enron was formed in 1985 through the merger of two natural gas pipeline companies, it became the second largest gas marketer in the America.

Gray Space: How to Develop Valuable Ideas and Get Them Across the Finish Line

Planview Spigit

Ideating and selecting winning ideas – ideas deemed worthy of further development – is half the battle when it comes to crowdsourced innovation. The other half, which is arguably the most important part of the innovation process, is what you do after you’ve selected the top ideas from a crowdsourced innovation challenge. As you narrow down ideas and the best ones surface, you will generally find that they are still fledglings that require more development and firmer stakes in the ground.

A New Role For Humans: Prepping Data So AI Can Learn To Do Our Jobs


The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinned by artificial intelligence.

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Have You Seen These 7 Cool Conference Venues in London?


Hosting a conference is no easy feat. There are a ton of preparations to make leading up to the event. From seating and food to speakers and exhibitors, event planners must. Event Venue

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation


To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 3. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

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Teaching Robots to Play Before Putting Them to Work

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to attend Siemens ConneCTs 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey, an event billed as a science fair for adults with a theme this year of AI & the Rise of Autonomous Systems.

Sorry, Brainzooming Probably Isn’t for You


I surprised a CMO the other day, telling her something she was NOT expecting to read in an introductory email. Here’s the story. A long-time friend was making an introduction between one of her current clients and me. The focus was her firm needing to develop its brand strategy.

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How to Brainstorm Properly

Innovation Excellence

Brainstorming is one of the most over-used words in business today, maybe even most over-used in all organizations. Any time people are trying to come up with ideas, they call it brainstorming.

What Executives are Reading this Month – December 2018


Purpose driven strategies are more adaptive and more successful. The challenge for leaders is how to actually instill purpose into the organization and make it meaningful.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Lean Innovation in the Social Impact Sector

Moves the Needle

Video Interview with Heather Hiscox Igniting an entrepreneurial spirit inside organizations in the social impact sector is something we have committed ourselves to at Moves the Needle, which is why we launched an entire division dedicated to addressing the challenges that many non-profit, government and philanthropic organizations may face.


Four Models of Management from Legendary Rock Bands

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikimedia Commons Ian Leslie has written a terrific story for The Economist's 1843 magazine titled, " A rocker's guide to management. "