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How to Search for the Right Startup to Partner With

HYPE Innovation

If you’ve ever paid attention to the number of new startups emerging every single day, you’ll know it’s a challenge to decide which ones are actually worth paying attention to. And if you decide that you want to partner with one of them, how do you find “the One” among the overwhelming amount of data and possibilities out there?

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How Off-the-Shelf Tech Can Make Factories More Profitable

Harvard Business Review

Too often, smaller companies are intimidated by the high costs, complexity, and long installation times that high-end smart factory systems can require. This is short-sighted. Companies can see big financial benefits by utilizing existing data and simpler technologies to reduce waste, labor costs, overhead, and utility expenses.

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Customer Wants and Needs Not the Same

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Many years ago, I walked into an Ace Hardware store to find a new hinge for a swinging door. When I showed the salesperson my broken hinge, he asked if I was open to a suggestion. He sold me a better hinge that was less expensive.

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AI Adoption in U.S. Health Care Won’t Be Easy

Harvard Business Review

The U.S. health sector has struggled to put innovations into practice. AI promises to be no different. But 3 steps can help overcome the obstacles. And the contrasting experiences of electronic health records and minimally invasive surgical removal of the gallbladder can be instructive.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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How Can Healthcare Marketers Navigate Reporting in a Post-OCR Guidance World that Aims to Protect Patient Privacy? 


Last year, a healthcare client told me that they would need to stop tracking their paid advertisements due to new rules from the U.S. Office of Civil Rights. Many other healthcare organizations made the same decision. The OCR guidance aims to protect patient privacy by strictly enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — widely known as HIPAA — when it pertains to tracking user activity.

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How to Support New Workers’ Mental Health

Harvard Business Review

We usually think of new entrants to the workforce as young people and recent graduates, but the cohort can also include existing workers entering new types of employment, such as frontline workers transitioning to office work, gig workers moving to salaried roles, or people moving from unpaid caregiving to formal employment. Each iteration of the “next-gen” workforce is the complex byproduct of an evolving society and environmental factors.

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The Morality of Knowledge: Playing God or Responsible Innovator?

Phil McKinney

Humans have always been driven by curiosity and the thirst for knowledge. The endless pursuit of knowledge has brought us to where we are today, from the invention of the wheel to space exploration. But while knowledge is power, it can also be a double-edged sword. Our quest for knowledge has moral and ethical implications that affect our lives and those of others around us.

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Scaled Agile Framework® for Large-Scale Innovation | ITONICS


The Agile methodology is rooted in software development and was born out of a need to adapt to rapidly changing requirements and technologies. In the good ol’ days, sequential methods (we all remember waterfall) assumed that all requirements could be determined upfront and that they would remain stable during the entire development process.

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Valuing and perceiving energy in the community.


In this third post of a mini-series of three , I want to explain this further through a value proposition of how community energy can work and the realism that proposes a radical rethinking of how we are thinking about the present-day Energy Transition and shifting this from a centralized approach into this transition of a decentralized community that generates, consumes, perceives and owns its energy destiny.

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Corporate Venture Capital in Malaysia


Malaysia has emerged as a promising hub for corporate venture capital (CVC) activities. This thriving ecosystem combines a robust startup scene with the support of established corporations. In this article, we delve into the corporate venture capital landscape in Malaysia, exploring key players, emerging trends, and the impact of government initiatives, including the active participation of Petronas, Sunway, and the Malaysian Monetary Authority's Capital Markets Malaysia initiative.

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The Product Symphony: Orchestrating Success with Storymapping

Speaker: Jamie Bernard - Senior Product Director at Launch by NTT Data

In today’s dynamic business landscape, successful product management hinges on a keen understanding of customer needs and market dynamics. Storymapping emerges as an invaluable pre-investment tool, enabling smarter decision-making, more accurate resource allocation, and enhanced scope control. It serves as a catalyst to better align your entire organization, setting the stage for impactful, customer-centric product management.

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Drowning in apps? Here’s why it matters.


The recent proliferation of digital enterprise tools has allowed organizations to simplify and automate processes, reduce development time, and leverage new efficiencies. Overall, this has been a boon to organizations. But as companies have adopted more standalone tools for nearly every business activity imaginable, their ecosystems have become saturated with apps and software.

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Apple iPhone… Please Start Innovating and Imagining Again!

Linda Bernardi

Apple has been one of the great innovators of our age – there is no arguing that! But, what is happening at Apple Computers today (and for the last ~10 years) is less than what I’d expect from the tech giant. Incremental innovation is all I’ve seen, and we’re witnessing the decline of a great innovative company. Incremental innovation is interesting and legit, but it cannot and should not become the only way a company evolves.