Tue.Nov 19, 2019

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA


Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

Innovation Is About More Than Technology


There’s this belief that technology is innovation. It’s a limiting belief. I get it, it’s sexy. It gets a lot of attention, but innovation is about more than technology. You can innovate in business model, management, processes and other areas too.

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Dare to Think Differently

Innovation Excellence

As many of my colleagues are aware, I am at heart, a maverick, an unorthodox or independent-minded person. Who is curious and inquisitive, and finds change and challenging the status quo exciting, fascinating and stimulating.

12 years of Exago, in numbers!


Today, we're celebrating 12 years of bringing innovation together. Instead of sharing what we have achieved in that time, we take a look at some rather different numbers behind the Exago scenes. The post 12 years of Exago, in numbers! appeared first on Exago. Blog anniversary innovation

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!

S3E46: Max McKeown – The Innovator’s Gap

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Dr. Max McKeown about his new book, The Innovator’s Book. We spoke about the need to write this book in a different way to the method-heavy textbooks which often are left on shelves and never read. It is a beautifully written, concise book that I managed to get through in less than two hours, filled with insights on the main jobs which an innovator needs to perform.

How to integrate pricing into a Design Sprint


Companies pour billions of dollars into designing and building products and services, yet frequently struggle to monetize them. 72% of innovations fail to meet their financial targets or fail entirely.

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What I Learned by Leaving Toyota


Our 2019 KaiNexicon event in Austin was a tremendous success, thanks to all of our fabulous participants and speakers. Lots of valuable information was shared, and long-term connections formed. The event kicked off with a Keynote from Jess Orr of WestRock Company.

Inside the Supply Chain

Innovation Leader

How can supply chain innovation deliver serious value? Guests from Retail Business Services, J&J, and MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics discuss

What Do Top Corporate Innovators Get Right?

The Future Shapers

We get to talk with hundreds of innovation leaders around the globe and across industries. The importance of innovation is not disputed but many are not seeing the returns they were hoping for.

Pointers: Upgrading Your Innovation Initiative

Innovation Leader

For this edition of Pointers, we gathered advice and insights from our Strategic Partners about upgrading and expanding programs that have been in place for a year or more

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why Join A CEO Roundtable?

Innovators Alliance

Very few people in any organization understand the challenges faced by the CEO. While key employees and executives offer important input and feedback, there are many issues a CEO simply cannot discuss with them.

How Companies Should Manage Their Innovation Portfolios

Strategyzer Innovation

The leadership challenge for today’s companies is managing innovation in the context of their current business. This article will illustrate innovation management best practice through a case study with original data from the German company Bayer. Thought Leadership Tools

insurHUB 3.0 – when competitors become partners


In this post in our “wavespace residents” series we would like to present the insurHUB program. Five renowned insurers put competition aside to collaborate on innovating in the insurance industry and rethinking insurance.

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#1,576 – Unsinkable Metal

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It may be too late to save the Titanic but that hasn’t stopped scientists from inventing an unsinkable metal that could be used in the construction of floating cities or to help ships stay afloat.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Why does an organization need intrapreneurs?


Discipline and innovative thinking. These are two of the attributes that define entrepreneurs, regardless of whether they act independently or as members of an organization. Corporate entrepreneurship is a key part of improving a company’s levels of efficiency and innovation.

#1,577 – Heliogen

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Back in September, The Verge recapped the Netflix documentary about the life of Bill Gates in the following manner: “Each episode of Inside Bill’s Brain focuses on one of the foundation’s major initiatives: improving sewage conditions in developing countries, eradicating polio, and developing a cleaner, safer form of nuclear power.

Managing Risk in Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Risk management is something that is a process where businesses can identify, assess, and manage the risks that could potentially impact how the business operates. But to fully understand it, you need to think about what risk is.

Please vote for me here as one of the best Innovation Writers of 2019

Idea to Value

I have just been informed that three of my articles have just been nominated as the Best Innovation Articles of the year by The 2019 Business Innovation Brief MVP Awards. And now I need your help (and votes) to help me win one of them.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Social Media Pictures Led Stalker to His Victim’s Home: How to Avoid Risk Online


Expert Provides Tips on How to Protect Yourself and Your Photos Online. The post Social Media Pictures Led Stalker to His Victim’s Home: How to Avoid Risk Online appeared first on Innovation Management. News digital privacy harassment security

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Why Your Office Space Is So Important

The Human Factor

contriubuted post –. In your business, your main focus should be boosting productivity and bringing in more money. This is a pretty normal thing to want out of business and seems straight forward.

Finding The Right Way: How To Develop An Ethical Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. Many modern businesses take it upon themselves to implement socially conscious practices.

5 Ways to Level Up in Your Career

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Stuck in a rut with your career and want to level up- or make a complete change? Here are five things to do that will help you to go about making it a success. Take an online course.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.