Fri.Jun 26, 2020

Why Underinvesting in Innovation is Riskier Than Ever

Innovation Leader

As the world grapples with the current public health crisis and its long-tail impacts on society and the economy, many CEOs and their boards of directors are looking for reasons not to invest in innovation. That’s riskier than ever, contends Ali Geramian, a Managing Director at KPMG LLP

10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading


For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean - Lean manufacturing, Lean enterprise, Lean thinking, etc. This list includes some bloggers I’ve been reading for the longest time, those who are the most active, and those whose insights are really valuable (and sometimes, people fall into all three categories).


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How AARP is Pivoting Innovation in 2020 and Investing in Startups

Innovation Leader

At Innovation Leader’s recent online event for nonprofit organizations, Andy Miller of AARP discussed how his team helps build an innovative culture that permeates the organization — and how they’re making new investments in startups

Information Technology and strategic decisions: start giving your IT a voice now


It is no longer a matter of choice. It is urgent: technology is decisive in company health and in the future of business. Even more so in the times of crisis that we live in, where the global pandemic, social isolation and home office pushed corporations into the remote transition. This is the reflection that we bring in this article. Read on to understand why strategic IT is a game changer for organizations, what it’s pillars are, and how to implement it effectively!

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!

Training on the Future of Work

Learn more about the future of work and how your organization can receive personalized innovative FOW training or workshops. Many wonder what exactly the future of work will look like, especially in a constantly changing post-2020 pandemic landscape. Businesses and organizations are transitioning away from “crisis” mode and into “the new normal” with the understanding that we live in a VUCA world where disruptions are part of the norm.

#1,736 – Cancel Everything

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I am a die-hard baseball fan. Borderline obsessed. I literally moved to Arizona to be closer to Spring Training. And I am adamant about one key point: under no circumstances, in any shape or form, should there be a major league baseball season this year. It’s asinine. Playing just 60 games at a time when the pandemic is getting worse, not better, makes no sense whatsoever. Players, coaches, and team personnel get could sick and have their careers shortened.

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#1,735 – C-Mask

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I knew it was only a matter of time before face masks went high-tech and it seems as though that day is today. That’s because we now have a face mask capable of translating languages and syncing to our smart phones in order to better project our voices. As CNET puts it: “Face masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Assessing Your Personal Brand

Michael Roberto

Dina Smith, a leadership development expert, has written a Fast Company article titled, " How do you overcome a bad job market? Groom a dynamite personal brand." Smith argues that many people have misconceptions about the concept of cultivating a personal brand. They think that focusing on your brand is unnecessary, since they deliver great outcomes for their organization. Or, they shy away from the notion of engaging in excessive self-promotion.

#1,734 -Euphoric Beverages

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I don’t drink and whenever someone asks me why this is I don’t really have a good answer. I try to explain that I don’t like the taste of most beverages or that I can have fun without imbibing but really I just don’t like the lifestyle or the idea of waking up with a hangover.