Thu.Dec 12, 2019

How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity

Destination Innovation

Tips on how to introduce random stimuli into your idea generation processes. Includes some very handy internet sites. This is a video lecture from my new online course Boost Your Personal Creativity. The post How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned


During my first two weeks as a Marketing Intern for IdeaScale, I learned about how the business world operates, particularly how an organization uses crowdsourced innovation with tools such as IdeaScale. Every company says they want to be “innovative” and some of them use “crowdsourcing” to do so.

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Why your organisation should implement design thinking

Idea Drop

Last month, I was honoured to sit on the Idea Drop Innovation Breakfast panel, alongside the talented and successful Zoe Bailey, Wendy Walton and Louise Shenton, to discuss the importance of gender diversity and its impact on innovation.

Why You Should Embrace And Support Mavericks If You Want Innovation


Are you fed up with the status quo? Or are you like most everyone else and just go along with what is? Mavericks, misfits, rebels, renegades, trouble makers, whatever you want call us; we get a bad rap.

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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!

Lessons in Leadership from Ross Perot

Innovation Excellence

The most important lessons of leadership came from the man behind the larger-than-life personality. In 2003, I sold a company to Perot Systems, the large IT services firm started by Ross Perot, where I then worked for the next four years.

Innovation & Strategy Conference: Driving Home Disruption


The Innovation & Strategy Conference , held November 14 th in the hip-while-retro Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport area of Boston, offered attendees insights to corporate innovation from a wide variety of perspectives.

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The Essential Guide To Attending Your First Trade Show

The Human Factor

contributed post –. If you have recently launched your startup and you are going through a lull, the chances are that you need something to reinvigorate your momentum. After that initial buzz, the novelty of your new product or service can wane and your rivals can take over.

The Importance Of Good Supplier Relationships

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Working with suppliers is critical for most businesses. Whether you need someone to manufacture your products or provide you with office equipment, you’re going to need to work with suppliers at some stage. Many people underestimate the importance of good supplier relationships.

Health And Safety Essentials You Must Not Forget

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Businesses have to operate with one eye on health and safety at all times. The legal ramifications of not complying with the law can be tremendous. Plus, you can end up harming your workers, destroying your reputation, and find yourself unable to attract talented people.

Is Your Office Ready for Winter?

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. As the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to ensure your office is ready for winter. By winterizing your commercial premises, you can ensure the safety of your staff and minimize downtime.

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.