April, 2022

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Investing in Your Employees

Business and Tech

As work evolves into hybrid and remote models, companies must also evolve their thinking on recruitment, retention, and growth. The way we work is changing. Employees overwhelmingly prefer hybrid models of work and enjoy more power in the job market than ever before.

Sustainability will increasingly come through innovation ecosystem designs

Paul Hobcraft

Making Sustainability central to our future innovation capability building will be through the adoption of taking on a new open ecosystem approach.

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How Better Access to Data is Improving Government Innovation


Highlights. Government innovation is being increasingly centered around data access, such as big and open linked data (BOLD). The Federal Data Strategy (FDS) is helping government agencies break down silos and use similar methods of organizing data and building data-sharing infrastructure.

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Podcast S7E156: Andy Binns – How corporations can beat startups at innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast , we speak with Andy Binns, Co-Founder of Change Logic and author of Corporate Explorer: How corporations can beat startups at the innovation game.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How can we Combat the Peter Principle?

Destination Innovation

Laurence Peter (1919-1990). The Peter Principle was expounded in the 1969 book of this name by Canadian educator, Laurence J. Peter. It states that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to their level of incompetence.

Leading Through Uncertainty

Digital Tonto

It is through managing complexity, not avoiding it, that we can most effectively impact the world. The truth is that uncertainty is only a problem if you try to control it. The framers of the US. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Transforming What? Delivering Future Impact

Paul Hobcraft

Delivering Future Impact on Performance. As demand is more volatile today what becomes more important is the work to be done , not the work done. Surprisingly Adam Smith identified this important difference back in 1776.

Why Successful Innovation is a Marathon and Not a Sprint


Highlights. Despite seeming to appear out of nowhere, most great innovations are the culmination of years or even decades of work from multiple entities. Innovation strategy should be built around the idea of industry-changing innovation taking years broken into smaller, more manageable goals.

Gemba Walks: The way to see what is actually happening in your business

Idea to Value

Do you know what is happening in your business? Not what is supposed to happen, but what is actually happening on the factory floor? For many managers and leaders, it may have been a while since they actually experienced what it is like where the action happens.

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A Lateral Puzzle that Will Have You Stumped

Destination Innovation

You are shown into a darkened room and seated in front of a table. You are told that there are 32 coins on the table, 12 are heads up and 20 are tails up. You cannot see anything in the dark. You can touch the coins but you cannot tell which show heads and which show tails.

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Leveraging The Power Of Story

Digital Tonto

Stories have the power to unite us because their themes are universal. We can all relate to a hero, identify with their struggle and then revel in their triumph or, as is sometimes the case, learn a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Use “Calculated Optimism”? for More Strategic Decisions


Harvard Research Suggests Pessimism Is Bad for Business. Replace pessimism with “calculated optimism” for better decision-making.

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A quick and easy way to think outside the box


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Carbon Neutral Since 2020: Celebrating Earth Day and Our Commitment to Sustainability


IdeaScale is more than software. We believe innovation means working together to create positive change in the world. And while our tech does this, we also put these values into practice in how we conduct business.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

When creativity feels rewarding: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

Idea to Value

The most successful creative people are the ones who put in the time and effort. They have the grit to work and practice for years, in order to build up the skills to produce highly creative work. However, investing this amount of time and effort over many years requires the motivation to keep going.

A Lateral Music Album

Destination Innovation

Vulfpeck. Vulfpeck is an American funk band based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was founded in 2011 by Jack Stratton. The band wanted to organize a tour for their small but loyal fan base. The problem was that they had no money to fund the costs of the tour.

We Need To Shift Our Mindsets To Compete In An Ecosystem-Driven World

Digital Tonto

Traditionally, strategy has been seen as a game of chess. Wise leaders survey the board of play, plan their moves carefully and execute flawlessly. That’s always been a fantasy, but it was close. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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5 Innovation Lessons from the Backstory of OpenTable.com


In 1998, Chuck Templeton started a company called EasyEats.com. I went to high school with Chuck. We discussed the business plan which included providing recipes, food critic review, and much more. He eventually honed the scope and changed the name to OpenTable.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Space Symposium Reigns in a New Era of Ideas, Strategic Alliances and Opportunity


The latest annual Space Symposium was the biggest ever for the global space community, bringing together spacefaring nations, priv (Feed generated with FetchRSS


How IdeaScale’s Innovation Scaling Feature Makes It Simple to Launch Crowdsourcing Campaigns and Solve Problems


Highlights. Innovation strategy requires a plan for scaling innovation. Building scaling processes into your innovation platform, like those created by IdeaScale, makes it easier to move pilot projects and department-scale approaches to a broader scope.

Innovation Ecosystems: The future of Open Innovation

Idea to Value

For the past decade or so, one of the most popular ideas in innovation has been around Open Innovation. This is the practice of innovating and co-creation in collaboration with people outside of your company.

5 Principles For The Manager Creating Innovation Deal Flow



12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

It’s Time To Rethink The Change Gospel

Digital Tonto

In a nutshell, we are talking about change more, but doing it less. That’s a problem. Managers who want to be seen as change leaders launch too many initiatives. Employees, for their part, get jaded. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Use Leading and Lagging Indicators to Drive Your Business Forward


You get what you measure, so make sure you’re tracking the right things. I’ve seen a lot of organizations create strategies, programs, and projects focused on optimizing operations, streamlining processes, and driving innovation.

How to Create a Competitive Advantage Through Innovation


In the modern world of business, innovation is both an equalizer and a differentiator. It can give tiny startups an edge over global conglomerates and enable industry leaders to develop competitive advantages.

12 Self-Directed Questions To Help Improve How You Think


Did I ever tell you that I have various notebooks where I collect questions? It’s a practice that I picked up many years ago, doing so sharpens my thinking, helps me ask better questions and enables me to extract insights from conversations.

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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.

Unclog your filter

Idea to Value

My vacuum cleaner sucked, badly. By which I mean, it hardly sucked at all anymore. Years ago when I bought it, it was amazingly strong and picked up everything. Now it could hardly pick up crumbs. Over the years, performance just dropped over time.

An opportunity to co-design women's sportswear due to a school design initiative


Women's sport went professional more than 40 years ago and yet it is still heavily unfunded and supported. At the same time fema (Feed generated with FetchRSS

Choosing Conscious Leadership: Our 2021 Impact Report


At Econic, we are committed to expanding our understanding of our impact and choosing conscious leadership.

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking the People-centric Modern Organization. Designed thinking can be leveraged to create better and more empathy-based organizations. . Empathy, along with self-awareness are the most important cornerstones of emotional intelligence, and foundational to design thinking. .

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.