Thu.Jun 10, 2021

My First Time: 3 of the Biggest Mistakes I Made

Cascade Strategy

My first time did not go well. Going in, I was absolutely sure that I was going to dazzle with my creativity, ingenuity, and assuredness. What transpired was a humiliating dress-down and me my leaving the room with my tail firmly between my legs.

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Podcast S5E119: Aidan McCullen – Metamorphosis and reinvention in innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with bestselling innovation author , facilitator and award winning innovation podcast host Aidan McCullen. We speak about reinvention and how it applies to innovation, as well as the power of using metaphors.

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Why it's Vital to be an Ambidextrous Organization

Strategyzer

Crises often serve to exacerbate our natural tendencies as humans and leaders. During crises, the trend to solely focus on execution, at the expense of innovation, becomes most obvious.

Vitamins Don't Have a Triggering Event

Leanstack

How I learned to stop procrastinating and start realizing that now is the best time to launch or pivot a new product offering or startup – yes, despite the pandemic. Were you in the middle of launching a new product or startup when the pandemic hit?

Quantifying the Value of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is built on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present real-time data and analytics in easy-to-understand and highly customizable formats.

Jobs to be Done Framework Training

InnovationTraining.org

Learn about this innovation framework and find training resources, articles, tips, and more. JTBD (or Jobs to Be Done) is a theory that describes consumer action.

Why I Joined KaiNexus and What Do I Do?

Kainexus

I’ve had the benefit of learning, practicing, and teaching continuous improvement for the better part of almost twenty years.

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Combining scenario management and business model thinking: Why strategic agility is the new way to define your corporate strategy

The BMI Lab Blog

For the past decades, companies have been defining their strategy following a traditional approach: On the one hand, they analyzed trends, selected the most relevant ones, and designed their strategy based on a “clear view of the future”.

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What Radio Flyer and Harley-Davidson Have in Common

Adam Hartung

Harley Davidson and Radio Flyer have both embraced trends in the market for personal transportation. Both companies are expanding from existing markets to new ones.

Technology Scouting & Technology Landscaping – How They Differ and Why You Need Both

eZassi

Understanding your company’s “technical right-to-succeed” is critical to the success of your business: it’s what sets you apart from your competition and allows you to provide the best products and services your clients and users have come to expect. It’s important to understand the entire landscape of your company’s current technology and how it compares to the technology of your competitors and the future of technological innovation.

Why Foresight Is for Everyone

ITONICS

Recent global events have set in motion a ripple effect of change. However, the truth is that there have been other events or developments that have triggered significant shifts before 2020, and there will be other agents of change well after 2021.

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!

Employee Spotlight: Interns

Brunner

Meet our 2021 summer interns—we’re so excited to have them on board and look forward to helping them gain hands-on experience during their time here. Get to know them below! . Maddie Spadafore, Digital Performance Marketing . Q: Where are you going to college? . A: University of Pittsburgh . Q: What is your intended major/ any minors? . A: Marketing/Business Information Systems . Q: Where are you working remote from this summer (what city/ state)? . A: Oakland (Pittsburgh) .

Simplifying the Complexity of Foresight and Strategy

ITONICS

Recent global events have set in motion a ripple effect of change. However, the truth is that there have been other events or developments that have triggered significant shifts before 2020, and there will be other agents of change well after 2021.

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

Idea Champions

During the past 25 years, I've asked more than 10,000 people where and when they get their best ideas. I get all kinds of answers, but the one that has always fascinated me is "the shower" -- maybe because I also get so many of my good ideas there.