August, 2022

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Trust the Customers, Not the Experts

Destination Innovation

Rob Law and Trunki. Rob Law studied Product Design at Northumbria University. One of his course assignments in 1997 was to come up with a new design for luggage. He did some research by going to a local department store.

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Gaining energy and idea generation

Paul Hobcraft

Gaining energy and idea generation. I have been asking myself how a combined effect of innovation and ecosystem design thinking will support the energy transition we are undertaking to give it additional traction and generation. Let me share my thoughts and proposition here.

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Why expertise is a seductive trap for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been thinking for years that we have innovation all wrong. We treat innovation as it if requires years of experience, deep knowledge of an industry or a technology, or mastery of a specific subject.

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Why The CHIPS Bill May Be A Turning Point For Innovation In America

Digital Tonto

Vannevar Bush’s vision during World War II helped the United States become a leader in science and technology. The Cold War helped further that notion that government should invest in science as a public good for private benefit.

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Fail Well, Pivot Fast: Product Experimentation for Continuous Discovery

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Head of Product Strategy & Design Practice, Kuroshio Consulting

This presentation will explore the basics of the scientific method and examine how proper experimental design, multiple hypothesis testing, cohort analysis, and split testing can effectively reduce batch size and lead to validated insights. You'll leave the webinar with a new understanding of how to experiment in a way that generates real insights, not just noise.

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The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

Business contagion requires different innovative responses.

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Speed may feel like progress, but Velocity gets you to your target

Idea to Value

Too many startups and scale ups today think that the way to success is by being fast. Especially, by growing fast. Speed is king. You need to be the first to market , even if you do not know what your business model is yet.

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6 Simple Growth Hacks for Startups

Leapfrogging

Building a new business is tough. These strategies will help your startup succeed without a big investment. As many of my readers know, I usually write about strategy , innovation , and leadership.

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Creating the conditions for disruptive innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

In what is probably one of the most revered books among innovators, Edward De Bono wrote about six "thinking" hats. The point of his book is to recognize and acknowledge that many people, either intentionally or often unintentionally, play roles or "wear hats" that represent a specific point of view.

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We All Need To Learn The Change Lifecycle

Digital Tonto

When a transformational initiative fails, it's often said that it was because people don’t like change. That’s not really true. Everywhere I go in the world, no matter what type of group I’m speaking to, people are enthusiastic about some kind of change.

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How to Give Bad News

Destination Innovation

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. Every organisation faces crises. Sometimes these can be existential and only drastic action can deliver survival. Sooner or later every senior manager has to give bad news to their team.

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Designing For Engagement: Revive Your L&D Strategy with Gamification, VR, and More

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer, Userlane

In this fireside chat, leading L&D experts Stephen Baer & Luke Talbot will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

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Dunbar’s number

Idea to Value

How many people can you meet in your lifetime, and could you potentially keep in touch with? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? After all, there are people on Facebook with thousands of friends, or millions of instagram followers.

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New innovation approaches to counter the fear of Business Contagion

Paul Hobcraft

Choosing new innovative approaches to counter the fear of Business Contagion. What has been changing in how we approach innovation, and have we taken the opportunity to radically revise the innovation system and process accordingly?

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Keeping Organizational Innovation Alive

IdeaScale

Pleased with your current team’s ability to innovate and work together? Perfect! Now, it’s time to take a proactive approach to maintaining their bond, creativity, and curiosity. Keeping innovation alive requires a mix of ongoing team building and group and individual skills building.

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The Simple Shapes of Customer Stories

Leanstack

Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s lecture on “the simple shapes of stories,” I’ve previously riffed on The Simple Shapes of Startups. More recently, however, I discovered that customer stories too have archetypical shapes.

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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

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We Need To Get Back To Counting What Counts

Digital Tonto

The statistician George Box famously said, ““All models are wrong, but some are useful” and that’s especially true of economic models. When Ronald Coase argued that the “nature of a firm” was to reduce transaction costs, he didn’t mean that was the only purpose of an enterprise.

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Working in, Working on, Working for the business

Jeffrey Phillips

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the differences between working "in" the business for strategy and innovation versus working "on" the business for strategy and innovation.

Roadmap 148
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The surprising link between curiosity and Dopamine

Idea to Value

For years, I have been wondering about how curiosity evolved. It may be a silly question. After all, curiosity brings all sorts of benefits, especially when it comes to making us more creative.

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Establishing an innovative business platform adoption approach

Paul Hobcraft

The Combination Effect for Adoption in today’s world. The level of interest in business platforms in the B2B space has rapidly grown. Platforms are more viable and relevant today than ever.

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Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

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How Every Team Member Can Contribute Their Part to Brainstorming Sessions

IdeaScale

Highlights Especially in hybrid work and the asynchronous workplace across time zones, getting everyone on the same page at a meeting can be difficult. Proper timing, interactive exercises, friendly debates, and both active and passive comments can help teams be more creative.

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The Hyper-personalization Data and Privacy Debate?-?Solved

Tullio Siragusa

The Hyper-personalization Data and Privacy Debate?-?Solved. Solved. The Internet is an essential part of our life. We surf the internet throughout the day, looking for various products or services online. Data is what we share with the websites we visit.

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Happy 13th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

When I started this blog back in 2009, the world was a very different place. First, and perhaps most obvious, we used to come up with brand names for our blogs instead of just using our real names.

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A purposeful approach to industry policy

IdeaSpies

AS a result of the massive fiscal stimulus applied during the COVID-19 crisis, together with close to net zero immigration, Australia has effectively achieved full employment for the first time in 50 years.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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What impact does a Hybrid working model have on performance?

Idea to Value

Since the pandemic began, many companies had to allow their people to work remotely for the first time.

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Automaticity: A Thinking Trap?

Phil McKinney

Just as a car can be driven more smoothly and efficiently when the driver doesn't have to think about each action, so can our lives run more smoothly when some tasks are done automatically.

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How to Stay Innovative During a Recession

IdeaScale

Highlights Recession or not, the basics of innovation don’t change and should stay in place. A recession will shift your focus and needs and will change your metrics. Innovation is more important during a recession, especially in industries that are rapidly changed by it.

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Idea Generation in Business: Eight Techniques to Supercharge Creativity

Qmarkets

Ideas are vital to innovation. They are the seeds from which every innovation grows. When it comes to overseeing an idea management program involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to generate the best ideas.

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A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

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What is Stakeholder Theory? The Benefits of Applying it

Cascade Strategy

Stakeholder Theory Overview. Milton Friedman is one of the most famous economists of all time. He put forward a theory (among many others) that companies are ultimately beholden to just one stakeholder - their shareholders. Strategic Analysis & Evolution

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Why Are Transformations So Hard to Manage?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Drs. Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson Knowing which type of change your organization is undergoing is critical to your success. Three types exist, and each requires different change strategies, plans and degrees of employee engagement.

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Getting more curious: Research shows that curiosity can be enhanced

Idea to Value

Curiosity has long been linked to being more creative. Along with being open to new experiences , being curious makes it more likely that you discover new and interesting knowledge which can then be combined in a creative way.

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Continuous Improvement Methodologies - A Brief Overview

Kainexus

While multiple continuous improvement methodologies are used worldwide, they all have one thing in common. They each rely on a scientific approach to problem-solving.

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Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.