Thu.Sep 12, 2019

Crowdsourcing and APIs: Everything You Need to Know


Crowdsourcing is the act of harnessing the power and work force of a crowd to accomplish a task. Lately, companies creating documentation for APIs have turned to crowdsourcing. Instead of companies hiring an entire documentation team, all that’s needed is one person to edit contributions.

The Limits of Positive Thinking

Destination Innovation

The magical potency of positive thinking has been a common theme among motivational speakers for a long time. In 1952 Norman Vincent Peale published his seminal book, The Power of Positive Thinking. He advocated that you should always be optimistic.

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Insurance technology trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Read about the key challenges faced by insurance innovators as we discuss 5 trends that have been impacting the industry: AI, blockchain, digitization, personalization and data, as well as hiring and retaining technically skilled talent.

Market Demand, Not Just Technology, Create New Career Paths In The Next Economy


I own a small collection of Air Jordan’s. I bought most of them in the resell market, which is projected to become a $6 billion business globally by 2025, according to a recent analysis from Cowen & Co. So, providing authentic sneakers to people like me is a big business!

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.

StratChat Webinar Replay with Hal Gregersen: Asking Great Questions


Here's the replay of our StratChat webinar with special guest Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of 'The Innovator's DNA'. Webinar

Don’t Treat the Symptoms – Turn off the Pump

Innovation Excellence

Find the Root Cause In August 1854, there was a deadly outbreak of cholera in the Soho district of central London. Cholera leads to diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, and in many cases to death. Thousands of people fell ill and over 600 died. At that time, medical authorities believed that cholera was caused by ‘miasma’ –. Innovation 1854 cholera john snow London outbreak problem abnalysis remove the handle root cause analysis soho

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8 Strategies to Improve Employee Retention


In a time when almost 40% of employees switch jobs every year and 45% of employers say that they are unable to find employees with the right skills, employee-retention strategies are a top concern for talent managers.

Co-creating for marketing success: Why customers are the new marketing agency

Launching a campaign to customers is nerve-wracking for even the most established marketing department. An epic amount of work has led to this point: research, strategy, endless meetings, creative, testing and execution.

Don’t Deprive Your Business Of IT Support – Outsource Now!

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. Most business owners today rely heavily on IT systems to run the majority of their business processes. From customer management systems to essential emails, work documents, and financial reports, the list of necessary records kept in digital form is endless.

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Tips for Startups: Interacting with Large Corporations more Effectively


This is the first in a three-part series on how startups can interact with large corporations more effectively. Are you a startup looking for co-development opportunities? More and better distribution channels? Acquisition opportunities and successful exit? Essentially, are you looking to join forces with a large company? Here’s the next question: do you know the best way to approach, interact with, and get to deal with large corporations?

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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.

Breaking The Barrier Between Small And Large Businesses

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Every large business was small once. So, why is it so hard for small companies to expand and reach the heights of the leaders in their particular industries? Why does it feel as if there’s a barrier between small and large businesses?

#1,547 – Light Phone

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Smartphones are great. They fit in the palm of our hands and put more computing power in our pockets than NASA used to put a man on the Moon. They enable us to communicate with one another. Empower us to surf the web. Engage us with apps and games. They’re not just gadgets.

Start With Mindset


Time flies. We’re already at the 10 year anniversary of the Lean Startup. Yes, it was a little over 10 years ago that Eric Ries started sharing a series of blog posts and giving talks on a new way of building products?—?ideas ideas that went on to spark the global Lean Startup movement.

#1,546 – Zao

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According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar the evolutionary limit to how many meaningful relationships we can have is 150, a buffer now known as Dunbar’s limit.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

How to Escape Education's Death Valley

Idea Champions

Idea Champions