Mon.Jun 17, 2019

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Choosing WHAT to Do

Innovation Excellence

In business you’ve got to do two things: choose what to do and choose how to do it well. I’m not sure which is more important, but I am sure there’s far more written on how to do things well and far less clarity around how to choose what to do. Choosing what to do.

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Understanding the innovation options in your business

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of blog posts to document some of the things I've learned in innovation along the way, over 15 years of leading corporate innovation work. So far I've written several blogs, the first about the importance of d efining a why and a how for innovation , the second about the importance of an idea sponsor. Today I'm going to focus on the key drivers for innovation and explain what drives innovation in many organizations.


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Scarcity Is an Illusion

Tullio Siragusa

Scarcity Is an Illusion. It’s tempting and easy to choose to see life as a glass half empty or half full. It’s also easy to judge having more or less, as either being full or empty. Abundance or scarcity. Are these two opposite realities something that happens in the mind, or do they manifest in real life in measurable ways? The answer to both questions is yes.

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How IBM Sees The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Innovation Excellence

Ever since IBM’s Watson system defeated the best human champions at the game show Jeopardy!, artificial intelligence (AI) has been the buzzword of choice. More than just hype, intelligent systems are revolutionizing fields from medicine and manufacturing to changing fundamental assumptions about how science is done. Yet for all the progress, it appears that we.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Strategic Plan Template

Cascade Strategy

Need a helping hand to create your strategic plan? Download our tried and tested strategic plan template - the same template used by thousands of startups and multinationals alike. Our strategic plan template will help you to create a complete strategy, from your vision statement through to your values, your focus areas, strategic objectives, projects, and KPIs.

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What Happens When You Succeed?


There are many, many, many stories of failure in the innovation world, the startup world, and the VC world. Interestingly, all three of those worlds treat failure differently: in the innovation world, some organizations may pull back on innovation initiatives. In the startup world, the startup may pivot, shed, or add founders to shake things… The post What Happens When You Succeed?

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#TargetDown is an Opportunity for Improvement


I guess I picked a bad day to go to Target. I kind of knew it was a bad day to go to Target because it was a Saturday and the day before Father’s Day. I didn’t know it would be a really, really bad day to go to Target - an all systems are down sort of day. But it was. Target’s inability (or near inability by some accounts) to process customer transactions for about two hours last Saturday represented a mild-to-moderate inconvenience for me, requiring two trips that took way longer than they shou

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CEO Insights on Innovation from the 2019 Bootcamp: Anton Affentranger, Former CEO of Implenia

Strategyzer Innovation

During our 2019 Bootcamp last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Anton Affentranger, former CEO of Implenia, a European construction company with CHF3.8BN in revenues. Alex and Anton discussed innovation within the context of an existing organization. Anton consistently referred to the challenge of innovating at an existing company (exploit portfolio) and how to convince stakeholders to assess innovation differently than execution.

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How Ignite 2019 Can Help You Deliver Value Through Strategic Innovation


Innovation. It’s one of the most important elements pushing organizations forward. In today’s tech-driven society, innovation is more important than ever. Companies that experience long-term success are able to stay in touch with the needs of their customers, constantly innovating so their products and services address those needs. We all know what happens to companies that can’t deliver ongoing strategic innovation.

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Four Flashing Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

Innovation 360 Group

Business Rescue: Part II. Every company is as unique as a strand of DNA, but on the larger scale, it is not as hard as you think to read the signs of a rapidly approaching upheaval. There are four flashing warning lights that indicate faster, more flexible competitors are about to reshape the competitive landscape: 1. When you are operating in highly regulated markets, like the taxi industry, hotels, or healthcare. 2.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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How to Curate the Workplace for a Stellar Employee Experience


Tell me if this sounds familiar - you get an email from Corporate about an important policy change. It’s not something you can act on today. It’s not something you can put on your calendar. You know it’s important but where can you put stash the message so that you don’t lose it or forget about the policy when you do need to act on it?

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WEBINAR: Customer Driven Technology Development


WITH GUEST SPEAKER ERIN SPRING DIRECTOR OF NEW VENTURES AT GOODYEAR. Projecting the future is hard enough. You’re dealing with incomplete information, fighting multiple sources of bias, and trying to integrate a wide range of weak signals. Building the future is tougher still: tensions with the business, high uncertainty and risk, and long-term horizons to success.

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Inside Sam’s Club Now, an Incubator Store for Testing New Concepts

Innovation Leader

Sam’s Club Now is an incubator store made to test out ideas like AR experiences with products, cashierless checkout, a Sam’s Club app, and more.

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Big Data Boost for Restaurants


Using sensors and big data to improve the restaurant experience for diners.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Logos And Marketing Materials

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. In this blog post, we are going to provide some advice on logo design and print marketing materials. image source. Reasons You Should Never Use A Free Logo Maker . Logo design tools are widely available. If you take a look on the Internet, you will see a number of different free logo creators. These can be tempting; allowing you to create your own logo without having to worry about the expense.

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Giving Feedback: Stay on Your Side of the Net

Michael Roberto

Source: Adam Bryant, managing director of Merryck & Co, has a terrific article for the New York Times (for which he used to write regularly), about how to build a successful team. He based this essay on over 500 interviews he conducted with senior executives over many years while writing the Corner Office column for the newspaper.

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50 Quotes on Risk Taking

Idea Champions

1. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Goethe. 2. "Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller. 3. "It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult." -- Seneca. 4.