Fri.Jan 11, 2019

The Tyranny of Key Accounts

Innovation Excellence

Why They’re Not Always a Good Thing Abstract In this article, Gerry Katz discusses one of the most common traps in all of New Product Development: the conflict between responsiveness to your biggest and most important customers versus the need to address the wider needs of the market-at-large.

Achieving and sustaining high participation rates in ideation


Whenever we start working with a new customer, some of the first questions we tend to hear are usually related to participation rates: Idea Management Leadership

Great Ways To Encourage Better Employee Health In Your Business

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Employees are the backbone of any organization. They are the very best asset you have and are necessary to keep your company up and running.

Why most innovation and creativity training are NOT designed to deliver results

Idea to Value

Check out the short video above to understand why most innovation and creativity trainers don’t actually care about the results for your business. This has been something that has bothered me for all of the years I have been in this industry.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Trade Promotions: Strategies, Best Practices and Tools


According to a study by Consumer Goods , 55% of the amount spent on trade promotions fail to grow the brand for both the manufacturer and the retailer. That’s why both the parties need to dig deeper into data, roll up their sleeves and start thinking out of the box to make it all work.

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Dr. A **e

Innovation Excellence

In 2004, Stanford Professor Robert Sutton published “More Trouble Than They’re Worth” in the Harvard Business Review. His subsequent book, The No A **e Rule, expanded on the theme and described how toxic the syndrome can be and whether you are one or not. Are you one? Here is a test to find out and the accompanying survival guide for a s. Innovation

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Why You Need an Innovation System

Beyond the Obvious

So, what happens if you don’t use an innovation system like FIRE to innovate and execute the strongest ideas? One of the biggest dangers of not having a way to identify and execute the best ideas is that weak ideas get selected and the results are disappointing.

Everything You Need To Make Your Business A Success

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Whether you have recently started up your business, or you are getting ready to do so, we have some tips for you on how to make your business a success.

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How the Job Market Is Contributing to Income Inequality


It's been ten years since the Wall Street financial crisis , and the rich are still growing richer while the poor continue to grow poorer. Whether Republican, Democrat, or none of the above, income inequality is a deep-rooted economic issue in America. Editorial

Exploring The Idea Of Business Expansions In 2019

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Even if your business is performing well, there’s always room for improvement. The start of a new year is a particularly good time to think about how your venture could be taken to the next level. In truth, there are many different ways to make that dream a reality.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Winston Churchill, Groupthink, and the Dardanelles

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikipedia I'm reading Andrew Roberts' masterful biography of Winston Churchill right now. I've discovered some terrific lessons in decision making.

Man vs. Machine: Replacing People With Technology In Your Business

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Technology has never been quite as refined as it is today. With so many people working to make this field better, new tools, devices, and methods are always coming about, providing normal people with the chance to make use of the best equipment on offer.

January 2019| The Crucible – Solve For X


Innovation Unbound Inventing with Xinova was a great experience. I was able to continue relationships with some people that I knew in the field. I was also able to learn about new concepts and technologies, and travel and meet many people from around the world.” ” – Brenden Carlson, PhD Xinova Innovator Before launching into […]. Newsletters

3 Steps for A Seamless Transfer on Android Device


Wi-Fi Transfer is officially released on XMind for Android! As long as your Android device and targeted devices are connecting to the same Wi-Fi, you can transfer and download right away. Fast, stable and secured. With Wi-Fi Transfer, you can. Transfer XMind files on Android device freely.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.