Thu.Aug 22, 2019

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger


Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.

8 books every innovation pro should read

Board of Innovation

A few years ago, we published a list of 7 top-notch books on innovation. Since then, sequels have been released and our field has evolved, so it’s time for us to make a few additions.

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Creatives Build Rural Economies

Gregg Fraley

Rural Development Hinges On The Creative Class. Attracting the Creative Class is About Culture, Tolerance, and Quality of Life. Where Creative Workers Locate is Where Innovation and New Businesses Happen, Site Locations Follow.

Customer experience is about to undergo a significant transformation

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing lately about the intersection of innovation and digital transformation, first because it is a very current topic and second because there are fascinating possibilities as innovation and digital transformation collide.

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How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Are Doctors Linkedin or Linkedout?

Innovation Excellence

I think doctors have linkedout. Others have offered reasons why. Some disagree claiming that 1M doctors and nurses are on Linkedin. While that may be true, as the owner of a group that is approaching 30,000 members, I’ve observed: 1. Linkedin is mostly about finding a job.

Free Webinar: How Mobility Is Revolutionizing Transportation and Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Are you ready to start a business in the fast-moving mobility industry? Mobility

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Top Style & Personality Assessments to Understand Your Employees

Understanding your employees work style and personality traits can increase productivity and employee satisfaction and reduce turnover. According to a 2017 workplace survey, 67% of HR professionals are using personality tests and pre-employment testing to better understand potential hires.

Convenience Trumps Everything Else

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I have realised this truth: Convenience trumps everything else. If you think about it, almost everything that we do, we do because it is convenient, not because it is the right thing to do, not what we say we want to do, but what is convenient to do. We want to eat healthy. But we end up eating fast food or canned food because it is convenient to order something on the supermarket aisle or order a fast food, than going to the market, buying vegetables, cook fresh food and eat it.

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Driving Quarterly Results Thwarts Innovation


The IRI conference attracts Leaders in Innovation from all over the globe to talk about everything R&D. While these companies span a wide variety of industries, many innovators were seeking solutions to similar problems.

Top 5 Benefits of Chatbots for Your Business


At the Facebook Developer Conference, David Marcus, Vice President of Facebook Message Products, revealed that the number of active bots in Messenger has risen from 100,000 to 300,000 in just one year. As you can see, spreading your message to a large public is one of the greatest benefits of chatbots. Although surprising, the growth of this type of strategy is more than justified: chatbots bring a lot of benefits to organizations and the market has realized that.

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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."

Open Innovation XPRIZE For Seafloor Mapping


A new way to autonomously map the sea floor for longer periods in a variety of environments and in a fraction of the time it takes traditional manned vessels

A Business In The Spotlight

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Some of you might be a little bit intimidated by a business that always seems to be in the spotlight, but that’s exactly what you want in the era that we’re going through at the minute.

Are AI and Machine Learning Leading your Brand Astray?


Search for ‘AI and customer acquisition’ on Google and you will get over 30 Million results. Clearly, there is much hype surrounding AI, machine learning and other emerging technologies as they relate to improving customer acquisition efforts – and rightfully so. By leveraging real-time data analytics through machine learning, companies are able to become much more efficient in identifying, engaging and converting potential buyers.

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Starting Your Own Business: How To Figure Out Your Finances

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Most people who start their own businesses do so because they’ve had an amazing idea that they want to share with the world. But as it turns out, business is about a whole lot more than having great ideas.

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.

Brunner PROfile: Create Synergy Between Legacy and Agency


Over the ten weeks I spent interning at Brunner, I found myself being both challenged and amazed. I’ve learned more about myself than I could have possibly imagined and met amazing people who have provided me with invaluable advice to further my career in the advertising industry. Among them are 12 tips and takeaways for those interning at an ad agency: The environment is fast-paced , and I mean run to your next meeting fast-paced. Get ready to get your steps in for the day.

Unexpected Business Decisions

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Getting Your Hands Dirty. So your best cleaner has just called in sick, and you have an important meeting today? Pick up that toilet brush! That’s the thing about owning your own business, everything falls to your feet if it goes wrong.

Break Out From A Culture Of Inefficiency

The Human Factor

contributed post –. As much as we like to pretend that everything is fine is our day-to-day work life, we can’t deny that stress is quietly eating away at our mental health. Is there such a thing as a day without stress?

Signs That Your Business Needs Outside Funding in Order to Progress

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Every now and then, our business will reach a state where we feel like we’ve hit a dead end. We’re still increasing profits and we’re still growing our customer base, but we’re also unable to progress any further due to a lack of funds.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

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.