Mon.Feb 10, 2020

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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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).

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

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.

Legacy ECM: 4 Key Reasons to Modernize

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.

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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