Mon.Mar 23, 2020

Podcast S3E51: Stephen Shapiro – Using different lenses to reframe business problems

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with Stephen Shapiro about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems.

The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

All of us are at present, caught up in the terrible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is hard to think about other things when such societal and economic impact is hitting each of us every day.

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We need to delay the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Idea to Value

Dear International Olympic Committee – IOC. We need to delay the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, for the following reasons: Japan’s elderly population. Tokyo’s crowded infrastructure. The athletes’ ability to perform.

Don’t Disrupt, Create Better Options


Throughout the school year a university in Mexico, Cetys, invited experts from outside to come to campus and talk about different topics to its students. I was invited to talk about disruptive innovation, but the COVID-19 virus changed that and classes and all other activities were cancelled. Still, the students wanted to hear from me and suggested we do the thing online. You bet, I said. So we connected through Google Meet and I delivered the topic.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Upskilling to drive growth in times of uncertainty

Innovation Excellence

Someone asked me recently, how many times I have reinvented myself and my business, throughout my long and stellar career. I found myself hard-pressed to accurately share the actual number.

To Kill or Persevere: How Do You Score Innovation Projects?

Strategyzer Innovation

Leaders often struggle with judging and making decisions on innovation projects. When faced with several teams that have been working on new innovative business ideas, leaders find it difficult to choose the ideas to give further investment and the ideas to stop.

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Innovators, How Do You Find Your Next Problem to Solve?


If you’re working in innovation there’s nothing as rewarding as making the long journey from inspiration to implementation. The post Innovators, How Do You Find Your Next Problem to Solve? appeared first on Innovation Management.

Innovating for Success after COVID19

Innovation Excellence

We will beat the COVID19 virus, and innovation will play a key role in that victory. We will find new treatments, using either new drugs, or hopefully fast-tracking reapplication of existing ones. We will reapply existing technology to mass produce respirators.

Virtual Conferences Just Got a Lot More Real



12 of the Best Tools for Real-Time Team Collaboration

Innovation Leader

What are you using to collaborate, run brainstorming sessions, and move projects forward at this moment of remote work? Here are some tools our community recommended

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Different Types Of Innovation: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Idea Drop

Each year consulting firm PwC takes the pulse of leaders around the world to see what excites them, what concerns them, and what drives their actions now and in the future.

How to Live Curiously and Manifest Results

Tullio Siragusa

How to Live Curiously and Manifest Results. Champions in every field are generally curious creatures. Curiosity unlocks a drive and enthusiasm to learn and grow. It is a precursor to discovery and innovation. A curious mind is a mind that doesn’t accept the status quo, instead it longs for change. If you are a curious person, it is natural that you are a person full of ideas. You might come up with tons of ideas before going to bed.

COVID-19: Solving challenges and leading through change


There’s no doubt the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is causing mass disruption around the world. The outbreak is a human tragedy – the likes of which is a cause for great concern. It’s also having a growing impact on the global economy, forcing businesses to rethink their workforce strategies, putting health and safety first. These are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) times.

#1,607 – Summit

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Supercomputers. Quantum computers. Even DNA based computers. Now or in the future, in practice or in theory, these technological marvels are or will be capable of processing vast quantities of information within unimaginably infinitesimal time frames. Doing the unbelievable, performing seemingly impossible calculations that would take mankind or lesser computers weeks or months or years to figure out, if they can even be solved at all.

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How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Business Basics Every Company Can Benefit From

The Human Factor

If you are just about to open or already run a small business, there are quite possibly some things that you ignore that could be extremely beneficial to you and your business. Now, we understand that running a modern business is challenging and we are not saying that you’ve done something wrong, what we are saying is that while your business may be thriving, there may be a few basics that can boost things for you.

Now is the Time: What is Your Organization's Purpose?

Michael Roberto

Source: Needpix Over the past decade, we have seen more organizations come to the conclusion that they must become purpose-driven.

5 Tips For A Financially Struggling Business

The Human Factor

source. It’s not always easy to keep a business financially healthy. You might have some fantastic products and services, yet when the economy is struggling, you’ll inevitably struggle at some stage too. It’s all too easy to panic during hard times, yet there are plenty of things you can do to improve your current situation. Rework the budget. First things first, if your business is financially struggling, you’ve got to go back to your budget and revise it.

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