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

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty 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 of marketing potential!

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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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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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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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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.