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Emptiness and Innovation


Introduction The ancient Buddhist philosophical concept of “emptiness”, going back nearly two millennia, has some interesting present-day implications for the process of idea creation and development in innovation. These implications relate to the desirability of high levels of technical diversity, in-person interaction and temporal intensity within innovation team processes.

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The Man Who Invented a Technology Used Billions of Times a Day Doesn't Get Credit for It. Now He's Setting the Record Straight.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Paul McEnroe, an award-winning engineer who spent more than two decades in leadership roles at IBM, opens up about the Universal Product Code's development and the misconception that persists.


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6 Actions CEOs Must Take During a Cyberattack

Harvard Business Review

Many have warned over the years of the growing cyber threats and some have offered thoughtful advice for how to strengthen an organization’s protection and resilience. Three questions can help determine whether enough has been done: First, have you participated in a cyber tabletop exercise recently? Second, do you have the contact information of your chief information security officer saved somewhere other than your work phone or computer?

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Beyond the Daily Grind: How Design Thinking Can Illuminate Your Life’s Purpose

Tullio Siragusa

Beyond the Daily Grind: How Design Thinking Can Illuminate Your Life’s Purpose In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the routine, to lose sight of what truly matters to us, and to wonder if there’s more to life than the daily grind. This is where the concept of “purpose” comes into play. Purpose is not just a lofty idea; it’s a guiding force that can transform your life, and Design Thinking can be the compass that helps you navigate the path to discover

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The Best Product Strategy Is a Customer-Facing Portfolio Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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How to Address the Supply-Chain Staffing Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Businesses are being impacted by a global skills shortage that is hampering manufacturing output and service delivery. In addition, the costs of producing materials, manufacturing goods, and providing services is rising due to labor costs. For small to medium enterprises, this means margins may be squeezed to the point to where they can no longer compete in today’s hyper-competitive global marketplace.

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Avoid These Four Myths While Networking Your Organization

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In an age of disruption, everyone has to adapt eventually. However, the typical organization is ill-suited to change direction. Managers spend years—and sometimes decades—working to optimize their operations to deliver specific outcomes and that can make an organization rigid if the face of a change in the basis of competition.

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Leaders at the 78th UNGA should discuss this global phenomenon

Christensen Institute

The 2023 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will provide world leaders with an opportunity to discuss many global issues, including the environment, poverty, war, food security, and progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. One of the most important phenomena leaders should consider adding to their list of topics to be discussed is nonconsumption.

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How Do I Communicate With More Tact?

Harvard Business Review

A leader must build interpersonal communication skills to reach the next level in his career.

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Embracing Failure: How Missteps Can Guide Your Next Innovation


In today’s fast-paced world of technology and product development, the pressure to produce a successful product the first time around can be immense. But what if we shifted our perspective to view failure not as a setback but as an essential stepping stone toward innovation?

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Team Building in the Corporate Venture Studio Context


Innov8rs | Corporate venture studios offer innovation teams the freedom to operate with the spirit, passion, and resilience of entrepreneurs, all while leveraging organizational resources. However, building successful innovation teams in this context requires careful consideration. What are the key ingredients? During our recent Innov8rs Learning Lab on Culture, Talent & Teams, Kimberly Skelton (Accenture Song Sr.

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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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3 Predictions for What’s Next in Project Portfolio Management 


You know the saying: The only constant is change. It’s true for all disciplines and describes the project portfolio management (PPM) market for several reasons. Consider these changes faced by PMOs in recent years: The call to infuse agility and become a modern PMO. The market’s landmark evolution in 2020, which bifurcated PPM to support strategic portfolio management and adaptive project management.

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How To Nail Your Startup Engagement Program


Innov8rs | Engaging with startup communities has become a must for corporations pursuing innovation. But when you set up an accelerator, incubator, hackathon series, or any other kind of startup program, copy-paste doesn't work. You need to create a program that fits your specific goals and needs. And so, how to set up an effective “startup engagement program”?