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Hire The Future

Innovation Excellence

You’re about to hire someone in a key role. Your first question? Tell me about your previous experience in this field.” OK, I get it, you want experience, a veteran, someone who knows their way around the space, who’s been there, done that. Fair enough.

A Sad Fact: Leaders Who Lie Can Still Be Trusted by Their Followers


Being truthful and being trustworthy aren’t the same, which poses a problem for both society and the practice of leadership itself. In today’s world, it’s hard to know who to listen to and what to believe. Who’s the best Presidential candidate? Is Brexit good or bad? Which college is best for my child? Usually there’s no one “right” answer. Diverse opinions exist and “alternative facts” bolster every side.

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Why Intel Sees Its Future In Heterogeneous Computing

Innovation Excellence

In 1936, Alan Turing’s published a breakthrough paper describing a universal computer which could be programmed to do any task.

Innovation building blocks: diverse perspectives and voices

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing a series of blog posts focused on some of the most fundamental building blocks. These fundamentals are necessary to sustain innovation in corporations, and are most often overlooked or treated as an afterthought. Some of the building blocks I've reviewed are: - having a cultural bias for innovation - encouraging discovery and exploration - ensuring enough time, and the right kinds of time, for innovation Today I am focusing on the importance of diversity for innovation success.

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!

Landscape Monitor for Startups


Entrepreneurs deal with high levels of uncertainty; probably more than any other business. The more disruptive the startup, the higher the level of uncertainty. Will the customers buy? How do we reach them? Will we be able to sell at a profit? Will our partners do their part?

How to practice engaged thinking

The Future Shapers

Innovation leadership requires a different way of thinking, a different type of leader. It might seem like a truism, but to be really engaged and resilient, to be able lead innovation effectively and manage people optimally, you should look into becoming and engaging and valuable thought leader.

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Blockchain: Finding the Balance Between Decentralization & Usability


Usability has seen a massive shift in the last decade. We’ve gone from requiring practically Ph.D. level knowledge to access cryptocurrency to simply being computer or smartphone literate. In the early days, very few people could have performed the 1st blockchain transaction but now a toddler could perform one on your phone by mistake! So usability has certainly improved, but some might argue that it is quickly traded off in decentralization. Let’s look at the facts.

Overcommunicate when the goalposts change


Change is constant and it's hard. It can be easy to put your head down and hope no one notices in the middle of all of it. Employee Feedback Employee Experience

Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Strategic Thinking: All the same?

Focused Momentum

Thinking is very trendy these days. There are multiple articles promoting design thinking, the value of systems thinking and the need for greater strategic thinking skills, but are these all the same thing? No, not really. Strategic Thinking

Business Model Innovation from the CES 2020

The BMI Lab Blog

The CES Las Vegas is the first global show of the year for companies thriving on the business of consumer technologies. As passionate innovators, we looked at the innovations presented at this year’s show and analyzed them from our business model innovation point of view.

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.

Invisible Solutions Video Book Introduction

Stephen Shapiro

When you buy a book, you have options: print book, e-book, or audio book. But did you know that soon you will have the opportunity to buy video books? I’m working with Primeau Productions to create this new product for Invisible Solutions.

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Open Innovation Challenge Gives Student Rocketry Teams a Boost


More than 100 student teams send their rockets soaring into the skies above the desert of New Mexico

Beyond the Suggestion Box

Stephen Shapiro

I was recently asked, “What’s an example of a problem/question people ask that doesn’t yield the desired results.” ” My response was the default question associated with most suggestion boxes. Here’s my full response (1 minute 46 seconds).

Being Intentional Is Key to Your Fulfillment

Tullio Siragusa

Being Intentional Is Key to Your Fulfillment. Intention guides our actions. It is a deep strong desire that stimulates our will to pursue and focus our attention on things that are purposeful in our lives. Having clear intention harnesses various cognitive processes such as our neural networks, leading to actions and usage of all available resources to translate our wishes into reality. Intentionality is a cognitive skill that can be learned, and a must-have for leaders.

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.

Guest Blog – Innovation is a Company Wide Responsibility


In my region of the country, the high cost of housing combined with inadequate funding for housing assistance has created a growing homeless population, with “tent cities” sprouting up in vacant lots and along bike paths. Once a person loses stable housing, they have exponentially more difficulty maintaining a job, keeping their kids in school and staying healthy. It takes a special kind of person to work with people in such extreme poverty.

Siemens 3i - Next Generation Cost Saving and Idea Management

HYPE Innovation

Wegmann, our sincere congratulations on the "Best Idea Management 2018" prize, which was awarded to you only recently in the presence of many fellow campaigners at the conference of Zentrum Ideenmanagement (Center for Idea Management) in Fulda. Ideation & Collaboration Governance Cost Saving

Storytelling to Communicate Data Insights

Michael Roberto

Source: Pixabay Companies are investing a great deal of time and money into data analysis to drive better decision making. Yet, data analysts sometimes find themselves frustrated by their inability to persuade others with regard to a particular conclusion.

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