Mon.Aug 08, 2022

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How Consensus Kills Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell “I hate consensus,” legendary Silicon Valley coach Bill Campbell used to growl. The problem, as the authors explain in the book, Trillion Dollar Coach, wasn’t that he didn’t want people to get along, but that an easy consensus often leads to groupthink and inferior decisions. It’s often just easier to […].

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The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

Business contagion requires different innovative responses. We are presently facing a profound set of changes in the conditions that businesses operate within in the immediate years ahead, that of the fear of business contagion; these will need a different set of innovation shifts and responses to counter this and seize new opportunities. Over two posts, I want to lay out the underlying concerns (here) and the new dynamics we can deploy by changing how we undertake innovation as my second post.


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Automaticity: A Thinking Trap?

Phil McKinney

Just as a car can be driven more smoothly and efficiently when the driver doesn't have to think about each action, so can our lives run more smoothly when some tasks are done automatically. For example, if you've ever ridden in a car with someone learning to drive, you know it's not a very smooth […].

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What is Stakeholder Theory? The Benefits of Applying it

Cascade Strategy

Stakeholder Theory Overview. Milton Friedman is one of the most famous economists of all time. He put forward a theory (among many others) that companies are ultimately beholden to just one stakeholder - their shareholders.

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Turning Reverse Engineering of Business Goals into Strategies

Tullio Siragusa

Turning Reverse Engineering of Business Goals into Strategies. A lot of learning can come from reverse-engineering many things. In business it can be a creative process on how to bring about new change, and innovation. Tech Backstage interviewed Jason Jepson to learn more about reverse engineering. We talk about reverse-engineering outcomes into strategy, building and positioning for technology, and the ins and outs of storytelling.

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10 Principles of Effective Organizations

Harvard Business Review

Lessons from the field of organization development.

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How To Succeed With Purpose

Innovators Alliance

Our guest contributor this month is Phillip Haid. Phillip founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”. Driven by a passion to prove that social and environmental impact is a key business driver to achieve profit with purpose, he set out to build a social impact agency – designing social and environmental purpose brands, strategies, programs and campaigns.

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Becoming a RAD Organization

Moves the Needle

The goal of the book Disruption Proof is to help leaders and founders of companies to create what I call RAD companies, which stands for being resilient, aware, and dynamic. RAD requires new behaviors and skills for all, while also establishing new systems, processes, and structure to deal with an increasingly complex and uncertain world. Be Resilient.

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Factors That Influence the Adoption of Power BI Dashboards


The growing importance and relevance of leveraging data and business intelligence cannot be overstated in today’s highly digitized business landscape. The business intelligence (BI) market size is projected to reach $39.35 billion by 2027. Amongst the plethora of BI tools and solutions available in the market, Microsoft Power BI has emerged as the leading BI software, commanding a 36% market share in 2021.

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Is Your Company Squandering Digital Opportunities?

Harvard Business Review

Five traps to watch out for.

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Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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Follow The Leader: Seafood Souq Co-Founder Fahim Al Qasimi Is Building "A UAE-Born Business That Will Change The World"

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's how Seafood Souq is capitalizing on the growing trend of supply chain awareness in the global seafood industry.

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Audit Trails of Analytic Operations

Information Playground

Several years ago, in Dell's partnership with the Blocklab project at UC San Diego, we hypothesized that a distributed ledger can be a useful way to track analytic operations in a federated environment. We subsequently designed a test system that could record federated learning and analytics operations in a distributed environment, and set out to build an example of this test system at UCSD.

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