August, 2020

Why Consensus Kills Innovation

Digital Tonto

Big ideas are never easy. Almost by definition, they are unlikely, fraught with risk and often counterintuitive. They need champions to inspire and empower beliefs around them. That’s why leadership. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics

IdeaScale

Today’s business climate is uncertain. Disruption, exponential growth, and the technology landscape contribute to the need for constant innovation. Company leaders can no longer formulate a business model and rely on the five-year plan. Instead, organizations need change to thrive and grow.

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3 of the Best Uses for AI in Our New Normal

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Advances in artificial intelligence continue to provide entrepreneurs with exciting ways to improve their companies. Future of Work

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Gibbard and Tamborello. In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast.

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!

Podcast S4E73: Robert Lowe – How LEGO invests in new innovations and partnerships

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Rob Lowe, head of Value Creation and Marketing at LEGO Ventures. We speak about what innovation and creativity mean at Lego, and how they look for partners to invest in.

We need to shift from scalable efficiency to scalable learning.

Paul Hobcraft

We need to shift from scalable efficiency to scalable learning but how can we liberate creative energy, how can we achieve higher engagement?

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It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

Jeffrey Phillips

For those of you who were listening to radio and, yes, buying compact discs back in the 1990s, you may recognize the headline of this post as the title to an R.E.M It also depicts what innovators and entrepreneurs should be thinking in the middle of this COVID epidemic.

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How Liebherr Engages Its Customers with Crowdsourcing

HYPE Innovation

This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. In this series, I talk with experienced innovation managers to understand how they've built an open innovation capability in their organizations and how they strive to make this capability increasingly stronger.

Taking The Guesswork Out of Innovation

Strategyzer

To manage an innovation portfolio and make the right investment decisions, you need metrics to measure progress of projects in your portfolio. But many organisations we work with fall into the trap of using execution metrics on innovation projects. We believe innovation needs its own metrics.

Podcast S4E75: Byron Lopez – How South Park produces a show in only a week

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Byron Lopez, who is a Technical Director on the award-winning animated TV show South Park.

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.

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Constructing an innovation conversation framework is never easy, we all come at it in different ways and when it comes to those strategic conversations, we feel a sense of panic and growing tension as our messages begin to fray at the edges and slip more into tactical, the more we talk.

We Need To Unlock The Power Of Cause And Effect

Digital Tonto

Our historic inability to encode a basic understanding of cause and effect relationships into our algorithms has been a serious impediment to making machines truly smart. Clearly, we need to do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The important gap between capability and need

Jeffrey Phillips

I'll be writing occasionally for my friends at the Collective - a group focused on autonomy, mobility and the use of drones. I think this group has an excellent opportunity to create new solutions and influence new products.

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And the Winner Is… Announcing 2020 Innovation Management Awards

IdeaScale

Since 2015, the Innovation Management Awards, presented by IdeaScale, have sought out the best innovation strategists, designers, and approaches. 2020’s field was a tough one to narrow down, as innovation management has spread from the smallest businesses to the biggest conglomerates.

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.

Exago and Número 7 launch N7 e-commerce for businesses to conquer their digital space

Exago

With COVID-19 massively accelerating digital transformation, Exago and Número 7 join efforts to launch the N7 e-commerce offer and help businesses find new routes and spaces to welcome customers online.

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

Idea to Value

This video is quite interesting, if you’re interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day.

Do you recognize your innovators leaders position?

Paul Hobcraft

Often innovation succeeds or fails by the personal involvement and engagement of a ‘selected’ few. Recognizing the types of innovation leadership might help you manage the innovation work a little better. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader?

How To Design Your Organization For Transformation

Digital Tonto

In today’s highly connected marketplace, the world has become fast and hierarchies are simply too slow. That’s why the desire for change is not nearly as important as the will to prepare for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Innovation is a harsh mistress

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a big fan of science fiction. There's really nothing more interesting to me than to think about how the future will unfold, and science fiction is a great way to project what may happen with society and technology in many different future settings.

Five Ways to Engage Customers in Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Customers are the key stakeholders in your innovation process. Yet involving them can often be the most challenging part of building a better approach to their needs. Here are five ways to get them involved.

5 Customer or User Journey Mapping Templates from Miro

InnovationTraining.org

These templates can help you better understand the customer or user experience. One of our favorite design thinking and innovation software tools , Miro, offers templates and resources for innovators looking to better explore and understand user experience and the customer journey.

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator’s Solution and the Strategy Paradox.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

Often you hear the request made: “Can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”.

Happy 11th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Thanks for all of the support over the past 11 years. Here are some of my favorite posts over the last year or so. Related posts: Happy 2nd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 8th Birthday Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How to Select the Next Best Test from the Experiment Library

Strategyzer

We are excited about the popularity of Testing Business Ideas. One of the main reasons we wrote the book was to get beyond just a list of experiments. Simply running a bunch of experiments to see what happens will create an illusion of progress.

Socially Responsible Innovation Part One: For-Profit Companies

IdeaScale

Corporations have struggled with the balance between profit and the greater good since the beginning of capitalism.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

How to Protect Business with Stronger Customer Relationships. - ThriveableBiz | Innovation That Wins

Thriveablebiz

It doesn't matter which technological advancements are taking us into the future, our physical and mental survival still boils down to our humanity

Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Confused Leaders Create Confused Followers

Game-Changer

There are many warning signs of bad leadership and management, one of them is when followers are confused. Last week I witnessed a meeting between a manager and his immediate reports.

Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma

Exago

Inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration are the foundations of Almaroma, the latest partner to join Exago’s growing global network. The post Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration inclusivity innovation partnership sustainability

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”