Wed.Mar 25, 2020

The Fallacy of the Aha Moment & Overnight Success in Innovation

Idea to Value

We’ve all heard the story of Newton and the apple. According to the legend, he came up with the theory of gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head, at which point it all suddenly dawned on him. We love to hear stories of these great aha moments. The question is, are they true? Are innovations really born out of these miraculous moments of insight? Let’s dig a little deeper. Why aha moments don’t really matter.

Why Communication is the Key to Enterprise Innovation?


According to Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, 95% of all product innovations fail after their release on the market. This statistic points to a major discrepancy between the solutions that businesses are offering and the problems that customers want solved.

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This Is A Defining Moment; Will You Squander It?

Daniel Burrus

New Year’s Day 2020 was the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and a strong stock market with strong growth forecasts, despite being an election year, in which a high level of uncertainty is prevalent. But now, with the global pandemic causing a much higher level of uncertainty, it’s never been more important to ask, “What are we certain about?”.

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5 Ways To Foster Innovation Mentality Across Your Company


Innovation is really about leadership. So how can you encourage innovation in your organization? There is no one thing, no recipe to follow. But, there are principles that you can follow to drive innovation in your organization. Here are 5 ways to foster innovation mentality across your organization: Be bold. Playing it safe doesn’t require effort. Most people and organizations live in a repetitive loop, where their habits are in control.

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!

#1,610 – Coronavirus Tracking Apps

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Every time I leave my house, to go to the grocery store, or run some other errand, or to go hiking, I wonder if I am putting myself at risk of contracting COVID-19. A paranoia that is a familiar feeling to most people living through these unprecedented times.

There’s a big, fat cat outside. The power of motivation

The Future Shapers

Motivation is an essential element of every endeavour. It is difficult to motivate others, but sometimes it is even more difficult to motivate yourself. What is the end goal that will raise your motivation? The post There’s a big, fat cat outside. The power of motivation appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Culture Organisational Culture

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Makers of Tomorrow: William Wang

Entrepreneur - Innovation

A Q&A with the Vizio CEO about how his company is reimagining smart TVs amid the streaming revolution. Leadership

Answers to COVID-19 Quiz: Test Your Knowledge and Learn More


Thank you to everyone that participated in our COVID-19 Quiz! If you missed our COVID-19 quiz webinar, you can find a full recap of all the questions, answers, and an explanation from Dr. Gregory Jacobson, after the video

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COVID19: Winners, Losers and New Business Opportunities


The world seems a lot different today than just 30 days ago


Business Continuity : How to Recover, Focus and Grow Again?


Business continuity should always be top of mind for every company leader. It sure will be on everybody’s mind these days. Business continuity means dealing with current issues, problems, crises, and survival. Possibly less urgent, but equally important is the preparation for focused resurrection and renewed growth of your business.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Rocket Your Product To The Top With The Perfect Launch

The Human Factor

There are no parts of a product’s lifecycle more important than the launch. It’s not the end-all and be-all, but it can very quickly determine enough viability to keep the production afloat, while a difficult one means that you have a lot more work to do to capture the demand necessary to make a profit for the company. Here, we’re going to look at what goes into a product launch and how to make sure you manage it in the best way possible. source. Pin that market down.

Eco-innovation for value and competitive advantage in consumer electronics


Xinova innovator Julia Goldstein, PhD, author of Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products, explains how leading companies invest in eco-innovation and meet Environmental Social Governance (ESG) standards to do good, add value, and gain competitive advantage. Consumer Electronics and the Environment: Toward Solutions that Make […].

Why Companies May Benefit from More Transparency about Product Drawbacks

Michael Roberto

Source: Pixabay Most companies, quite expectedly, focus intensely on the positive attributes of their products and services when communicating with customers. They market all the benefits, and typically, they minimize any discussion of the limitations or drawbacks of the product. After all, who would want to shine a spotlight on negative attributes of your products? Well, Harvard Business School scholars Ryan Buell and MoonSoo Choi decided to challene the conventional wisdom.

Medical device innovation and supply chain management in the time of COVID-19


We are asking for expert insights into the pandemic-disrupted future of medical device supply chain and innovation. Xinova’s own medical device Jedi, Dr. Kate Stephenson is a Stanford University Mechanical Engineering PhD with over 20 years of design experience, 15 of those spent exclusively in new medical device products. An additive manufacturing expert with advanced supply […].

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.