Wed.Jan 13, 2021

Clear Explore Guidance: Align your Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholders


In a recent post we explained how to align innovation projects with corporate strategy using the Strategic Guidance framework. Today we zoom in on Explore Guidance, a key element from your overall Strategic Guidance to align your innovation ecosystem stakeholders. Corporate Innovation Management

Having more information will not make your decisions more accurate

Idea to Value

It is human nature to want to be able to make the best decisions. And usually this leads to advice about making sure you have enough information for a thorough analysis, weighing up all the factors before then being able to be confident in a decision you make.


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What the U.S. Treasury is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects


Government innovation needs a different path and approach than in the private sector. It’s something the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT), in the Treasury Department’s Fiscal Service Bureau, knows well.

For Creativity Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect


According to recent research by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumna Melanie S. Brucks and associate professor of marketing Szu-chi Huang, regular brainstorming sessions are not likely to lead to an increase in unique ideas. In fact, the average novelty of your output — that is, the degree to which your inspirations depart from convention — actually might decrease over time. This doesn’t seem intuitive, thus why it’s surprising. But it really isn’t.

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!

How Your Organization Can Innovate in a People-Centric Way


When we talk about innovation, we often talk about harnessing people's creative energies, and then turning that energy into something of value. How can we help people collaborate and create new things? Methods & Frameworks

Three Takeaways from Best Buy CEO Corie Barry’s CES Keynote

Innovation Leader

Within six months of starting her new position, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry had to lead her team through the disruptions of COVID-19. Find out how

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Being able to Pivot Helped Manufacturing Survive. What will it Take to Thrive?

Daniel Burrus

In the United States, manufacturing is a huge sector. Its importance to our national and global economy is evident in how many white- and blue-collar jobs are integral in each process. From plastic injection molding to hydraulic valve assembly, manufacturing is likely found in nearly every industry.

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How to Discern Operational Targets from Strategic Objectives.

Focused Momentum

If it is the start of a new year, it is goal setting time. If you are like most, you reviewed how well you performed against last year’s goals and then updated this year’s objectives with incremental adjustments and made a renewed commitment to keep them top of mind throughout the year.

Creating Opportunities through Adaptability & Action

Innovation 360 Group

Ryan Stein, Executive Director of Automobile Insurance Policy and Innovation Team at IBC discusses the. The post Creating Opportunities through Adaptability & Action appeared first on Innovation360. Finnovate Show

#2,060 – CES 2021: MaskFone

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

There were a ton of mask innovations in 2020 as we saw masks made from bacteria, masks that sanitize the air around them, and masks that translate languages. Not to be outdone, 2021 has now introduced to us a mask that enables you to make phone calls.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Are you clear on success in 2021?

The Human Factor

source. Roger Bannister set out to become the first athlete to break the four-minute mile. Experts” told him it was impossible. Some even suggested he was risking death; doctors told him his heart would explode!

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#2,059 – CES 2021: Tunable Glasses

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

For the last several weeks I’ve felt like my vision has been off. So much so that I visited two optometrists and one ophthalmologist and ordered three new pairs of glasses. And after all that I’m still not sure that my prescription is 100% accurate.

Getting Your Own Business Up and Running

The Human Factor

source. If you’re considering starting your own business in 2021, you’re not alone. 2020 was an extremely difficult year for many of us and a huge number of people have found themselves without work as a result of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic that dominated the year.

3 Simple Ways To Bounce Back After Redundancy

The Human Factor

Even though you know it isn’t personal, the shock and trauma of redundancy can make you feel low and really sap your confidence. You might be used to flying high in your role, exceeding targets, and bringing money into your firm. However, you can still lose your job through no fault of your own.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.