Mon.Aug 28, 2023

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Startup Scouting Process for Beginners

HYPE Innovation

Companies across the globe are under increasing pressure from multiple stakeholders, with many failing to meet expectations or outperform their competitors. In today’s increasingly volatile, uncertain, disrupted, complex, and interconnected environment, it’s more important than ever for companies to learn how to adapt faster than the rest of the market in order to survive.

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Adversity can spur Creativity

Destination Innovation

Without Hope by Frida Kahlo Many artists have drawn inspiration from suffering and adversity, using their struggles as a catalyst for creativity. Here are a few examples: Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) : The renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo faced numerous hardships throughout her life, including childhood polio, multiple miscarriages and a bus accident that left her with severe injuries.


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The Dual Paths of Leadership: Immediate Gratification vs. Long-term Growth

Tullio Siragusa

The Dual Paths of Leadership: Immediate Gratification vs. Long-term Growth In the arena of leadership, two divergent paths often present themselves: one focused on immediate gratification and the other on long-term growth. While both paths offer their own sets of rewards and challenges, the choices made early on can dramatically impact the course of a leader’s career, as well as the destiny of their team and organization.

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Why We Glorify Overwork and Refuse to Rest

Harvard Business Review

None of us want to admit that we would rather feel overwhelmed than underwhelmed. In fact, we often experience a greater sense of our own value when we’re working than we do when we’re not. Working is not just a way to stay busy, but also to prove our worthiness – to others and to ourselves. The result is that without the right guardrails in place, we silently collude with employers who encourage us to overwork through intense pressure to perform.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Business Process Improvement Examples: 34 Actionable Ideas


When leaders consider implementing a structured business process improvement methodology , one of the challenges they often face is explaining to employees what types of opportunities to consider. Usually, there are some apparent needs that people attack immediately. Still, once those are addressed, it can be challenging to recognize the flaws in processes, especially ones you operate every day.

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Survey: Remote Work Isn’t Going Away — and Executives Know It

Harvard Business Review

Many CEOs are publicly gearing up for yet another return-to-office push. Privately, though, executives expect remote work to keep on growing, according to a new survey. That makes sense: Employees like it, the technology is improving, and — at least for hybrid work — there seems to be no loss of productivity. Despite the headlines, executives expect both hybrid and fully remote work to keep increasing over the next five years.

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Being Self-full

Rmukesh Gupta

I was listening to Matt Church talk about the way we show up in the world and the impact that it has on people around us and I was stuck by the simplicity and the profoundness of the thinking. He simply said that we create the biggest impact when we show up being both selfish and helpful or in another way self-full. Being selfish means that we love what we are doing and how we are showing up.

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Tip 5: Expertise Is the Enemy of Innovation

Stephen Shapiro

Summary of Tip 5 (of 40) from Best Practices Are Stupid. Expertise Is the Enemy of Innovation Today’s tip is about finding breakthrough solutions. My perspective is that our past experiences can limit our ability to see new and different futures. In other words, expertise is the enemy of innovation. This was validated by Lee Fleming’s research at Harvard, which showed that breakthroughs often arise from multidisciplinary collaboration, achieving results often more valuable than speci

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How a Hybrid Platform Can Help Enable Trusted Generative AI - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM CLOUDERA, AMD & DELL

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from Cloudera, AMD and Dell.

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Why Communication Skills Trump Coding for Our Kids’ Future

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Many say that coding is the new literacy. Kids are encouraged to learn programming in school and take coding courses online. In that famous scene in The Graduate Dustin Hoffman’s character was encouraged by a family friend to go into plastics.

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The Product Symphony: Orchestrating Success with Storymapping

Speaker: Jamie Bernard - Senior Product Director at Launch by NTT Data

In today’s dynamic business landscape, successful product management hinges on a keen understanding of customer needs and market dynamics. Storymapping emerges as an invaluable pre-investment tool, enabling smarter decision-making, more accurate resource allocation, and enhanced scope control. It serves as a catalyst to better align your entire organization, setting the stage for impactful, customer-centric product management.