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.

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.

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

Dealing With Your Taxes When You Are Self-Employed

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Unless you live (and operate your business) in the United Arab Emirates, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Andorra, or Monaco, chances are that you’re going to have to face up to paying income tax as soon as you start earning your own money.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.