December, 2020

Experiment, Experiment, Experiment

Destination Innovation

Here is a question for leaders and managers. Would you like your people to try out their ideas for better ways to meet the needs of customers or better ways to run the business?

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No thinking time left- help

Paul Hobcraft

Today most executives seem to be time-starved. They are constantly reacting to daily events, to fix focusing and fixing short-term performance. This applies to the top executive down to the most junior.

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The 4 Key Attributes Of Transformational Leaders

Digital Tonto

Change isn’t what it used to be. While history shows that revolutionary change is possible, today's transformational efforts seem to be rudderless, getting mired down and eventually fading away. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Podcast S4E92: Adrian Mills – Bringing creativity into consulting

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adrian Mills, Partner for Creative, Brand & Advertising at Deloitte Digital in Australia. We speak about why a consultancy would bring in advertising people, and his experience in building creative capabilities within a large company.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Exago commits to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Exago

As we celebrate Human Rights Day 2020, we at Exago officially join public and private organizations worldwide acting to promote the UN 2030 Agenda and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. The post Exago commits to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago

The Pandemic Pivot: The Need for Product, Service and Business Model Innovation

InnovationManagement

The pandemic and economic depression the world faces is a dark period for all businesses, but there are also opportunities. The companies that see the opportunities, and pivot to exploit them, will succeed, while those that fail to innovate will fade away.

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Building our understanding of the factory of the future

Paul Hobcraft

Siemens Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog Results. Last week, Siemens had a really valuable virtual event called their “ Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog “ Those that missed it you can watch previous sessions on-demand at any time via “Recordings”.

The 2020 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

It’s interesting how often books seem to reflect the zeitgeist, or at least our perception of it. As I prepared this year’s list, I began looking through earlier versions and was struck by how each. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Podcast S4E90: Greg Orme – The Human Edge

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Greg Orme. Greg’s book The Human Edge was voted as the business book of the year.

Exago wins 2020 BIB MVP Awards Innovation in Action category

Exago

These awards recognize the Most Valuable Posts shared by Business Innovation Brief as judged by readers, award committee, the machine intelligence and social media.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

4 Innovative Business Pivots In The Age Of The Pandemic

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year on a multitude of fronts and, like many of us, businesses all over the world have struggled to stay afloat.

Tony Hsieh – The Remarkable Cultural Innovator at Zappos

Destination Innovation

Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay) was born in 1973 in Illinois. His parents were immigrants from Taiwan who met at graduate school. Hsieh studied computer science at Harvard University where he was a member of a prize-winning programming contest team.

Why Project Teams Frequently Fail at Brainstorming

IdeaScale

Introduction: How often have we heard executives and project managers say, “We need to come up with some new ideas” or “We need to find some elegant solutions to this project problem”?

Why Christopher Columbus was a master innovator

Jeffrey Phillips

We all know the old rhyme - "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue". Further, we know the story - or at least some of it. We know that Columbus was mocked for wanting to sail west to arrive in India.

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

Podcast S4E89: Brant Cooper – The 5E Model of Innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Brant Cooper, Founder of Moves the Needle. We wrote the first book on the Lean Startup method, The Lean Entrepreneur, and we speak about Lean Innovation and dealing with Uncertainty.

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Top Posts Of 2020

Digital Tonto

2020 was a year to be endured more than to be lived. The Covid-19 pandemic arrived as a curiosity, then a panic, extended into tragedy of genuine loss and, hopefully, is emerging as a set of concrete. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Testing Business Ideas: 4 most common tests to get you started

Strategyzer

Great innovation teams are able to gain momentum and build up stronger evidence over time with a series of experiments. In this blog post, we share one four-step example of how to execute and analyze multiple experiments in order to increase the strength of your evidence.

Your Organization Grows When Its People Grow

Game-Changer

The goal of every leaders is to leave people better than you found them. Unfortunately this is an anomaly in many organizations since the modus operandi is the opposite: not develop employees for fear they’ll take your job or leave.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

How Can You Align Product Development with Business Strategy?

IdeaScale

When developing new products, organization leaders must ensure their efforts align with the overall business strategy. This is essential for success because it relates the new product to the company mission. According to product development research, one in seven product ideas will be successful.

How Machine Learning is Changing Business Communication

InnovationManagement

Machine learning is not a sci-fi concept anymore. Over the past few years, it has improved business operations in multiple ways. One of the areas that benefit from ML technologies the most is business communications. So, how does machine learning impact your internal and external communications?

Boston Dynamics’ robots have learned how to dance :)

Idea to Value

Boston Dynamics has taught its Robots how to dance. While the following viral video may look like CGI, it is in fact real. Boston Dynamics, the company based in Waltham, Massachusetts , makes some of the most advanced bipedal and mobile robots in the world.

"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation , is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.

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Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Want to Develop Your Team Superpowers?

Strategyzer

“We have too many meetings.”. Team & Project Management

5 Behaviors That Drive Innovation Success

Game-Changer

It has been a while since I last read a book specifically about innovation because it’s quite repetitive. Innovation is about doing a few things consistently ; driven by a very specific skillset found in people.

COVID-19 and the Need for Innovation Management in IT

IdeaScale

COVID-19 is responsible for one of the biggest technology investment surges in history. People are working, attending classes, and purchasing products all from home. Innovation management helps organizations handle these new investments.

6 Giant Companies That Nearly Flopped

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple, Google, Tesla, and more were not obvious winners at first. Here's what nearly took them down. Innovation

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Podcast S4E91: Dave Birss – How to bring creativity into remote working

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dave Birss. Dave is a musician, educator, author and facilitator with a focus on improving creativity. We speak about how to keep up creativity in the times of remote working, and how to think laterally to live consciously again.

Most Companies Don’t Have an Innovation Strategy. Here’s Why.

Wellspring

A few years ago, I was involved in a two-day boardroom session at a respected company – let’s call them Acme Corporation. They’d asked for help with their innovation strategy. Innovation

What Makes Amazon’s Approach to Innovation Unique

Innovation Leader

Lots of leaders talk like Jeff Bezos. But few organizations know how to create a culture with the right enablers to behave like Amazon. Here’s some background to get you started

This One Skill Will Make You Better At Leading And Encouraging Innovation

Game-Changer

All innovators share common traits and skills that when put into action enables them to detect problems, come up with better ideas, recruit people and collaborate, sharpen their ideas and execute on them.

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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!