March, 2024

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Ways to Create Something Truly Original

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell I study innovators for a living. Every year, I interview dozens of men and women who’ve achieved remarkable things. For my own part, I publish about a hundred articles a year and my second book, Cascades, has sold well since coming out five years ago.

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Using Generative AI to Drive Corporate Impact

TechEmpower Innovation

Generative AI is revolutionizing how corporations operate by enhancing efficiency and innovation across various functions. Focusing on generative AI applications in a select few corporate functions can contribute to a significant portion of the technology's overall impact. Key Functions with High Impact Generative AI is revolutionizing sales by enabling dynamic pricing and personalized customer interactions, boosting conversion rates and customer satisfaction.

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Achieving an Ecosystem AI-driven innovation engagement process

Paul Hobcraft

Combining Ecosystems, technology and GenAI to unlock innovation The concepts of ecosystem innovation and generative AI has arrived at the point where we need to question workflows have the real poential openness has become central to our process of thinking and development building. Innovation does need reinventing as a discovery process. Radically different ways of capturing, extracting, and delivering value are emerging.

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Thinking Differently About Leadership and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack We live in a world, with less stability, certainty, simplicity, and predictability, where regional conflicts, societal divisions, and civil unrest have increased globally. Simultaneously, technological-induced disruptive innovations and the climate crisis impact every aspect of our daily lives.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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The Innovation Enthusiasm Gap

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Getting new innovations launched within companies of any significant size typically requires buy-in from a number of different people and groups around the organization.

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When does it make sense to play a character of yourself?

Idea to Value

When your audience thinks of you and what your work represents, who do they think of? It does not matter if your audience is your team at work, the people who buy your art, or the people who follow your presence online. In almost every case, these people will not be thinking of you exactly as you are in real life, with all of your internal dialogues and challenges which only you can hear.

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There Is No Formula For Success. We Need To Prepare For Luck.

Digital Tonto

The French writer Albert Camus believed our existence was absurd. He compared the human condition to Sisyphus, the mythical Greek king condemned to roll a boulder uphill, only to see it roll back down, for eternity. Incredibly, Camus imagines Sisyphus, returning to his labors at the foot of the mountain, as happy, having found meaning in his task. That is the nature of existential rebellion, to find meaning for yourself in a universe that provides none.

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Unlocking the Growth and Success of Your Business with the Help of an Innovation Strategy Consultant

IdeaScale

In today's swiftly evolving market, innovation has emerged as a vital element for businesses aiming to thrive and achieve growth. To unlock growth and success, businesses need to incorporate an innovation strategy. This involves the creation and implementation of fresh ideas, products, and processes, enabling businesses to maintain a competitive edge.

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6 Strategic Concepts That Set High-Performing Companies Apart

Harvard Business Review

Strategic concepts come in and out of fashion as the needs and dynamics of the marketplace change. Research and analysis of today’s landscape identifies six key strategic concepts that set outperforming companies apart: Borrow someone’s road, partner with a third party, reveal your strategy, be good, let the competition go, and adopt small scale attacks.

Company 123
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It is Possible to Have Too Much

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When your best isn’t good enough, how do you feel? When your best isn’t good enough, what do you do? But more importantly, when your best isn’t good enough, what does that say about you?

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Aligning product development and manufacturing | Sopheon

Sopheon

It’s a simple but common truth: teams that don’t collaborate and communicate won’t consistently innovate. Innovation at scale requires open channels of dialogue to ensure speed and accuracy, but that can’t happen when teams work in silos — especially when it’s between product development and manufacturing. These two teams are integral to product success, and they must leverage each other's expertise and perspectives, which can negatively impact innovation and problem-solving capabilities.

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I Moved My 80-Person Company to a 4-Day Workweek Even Though It's Against the Industry Norm. Here's Why We'll Never Go Back.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Dominic Tremblay and his partner Ludwig Ciupka are co-founders of TUX, a creative agency that introduced a 4-day workweek. Read more about the model's success.

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Pundits Love To Blame Bureaucracy. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Them:

Digital Tonto

Over the past few decades pundits have become enamored by the change gospel. We’re told that we live in a VUCA world that is more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous and therefore our only option is to disrupt the status quo, which is bureaucratic and bumbling. We need to move fast and break things. The simple fact is that it’s much easier to talk about genuine transformation than produce it.

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What is Quality Improvement in Healthcare? Definition, Examples, Importance, Initiatives, and Model

IdeaScale

What is Quality Improvement in Healthcare Quality improvement in healthcare is defined as systematic efforts aimed at enhancing the delivery of healthcare services, improving patient outcomes, and optimizing the overall quality of care provided by healthcare organizations.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Put Marketing at the Core of Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Companies that make the decision to put marketing at the core of their growth strategy outperform the competition, according to McKinsey research. Specifically, both B2C and B2B companies who view branding and advertising as a top two growth strategy are twice as likely to see revenue growth of 5% or more than those that don’t (67% to 33%). Yet their research also showed that few CEOs recognize the potential for marketing as a growth accelerator.

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Why More Women Are Needed in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Every once in a while I get a comment from an audience member after a keynote speech or from someone who read my book, Mapping Innovation, about why so few women are included.

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What is a product manager? | Sopheon

Sopheon

The product manager role is evolving at an unprecedented pace. The changes we’ve seen in the role over the last decade are head-spinning. And the answer to the question, “What is a product manager?” will be completely different ten years from now (thanks to AI).

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I Attended an Ivy League University's Most Popular MBA Leadership Class and Learned How Steve Jobs Became a Better Leader in 10 Minutes

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Hitendra Wadhwa teaches Columbia University's most popular MBA leadership and success course. In one session, he shared how Steve Jobs became a better leader.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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If You Want To Lead, You Need To Embrace The Basic Human Need For Status

Digital Tonto

A simple truth about status games is that we all play them, whether we are aware of it or not. It is our drive for status that helps us form and signal identity, figure out who we are in relation to others and derive a sense of meaning about our existence, whether that meaning is rooted in achievement, care for those around us or our ability to enforce our will on others.

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What is Performance Management in Healthcare? Definition, Importance, and It’s Effective Performance

IdeaScale

What is Performance Management in Healthcare Performance management in healthcare is defined as the systematic process of monitoring, evaluating, and improving the performance of healthcare organizations, departments, teams, and individuals to achieve organizational goals and deliver high-quality patient care.

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When You Have to Make a Strategic Decision Without Much Data

Harvard Business Review

One big challenge that leaders have when figuring out how or where their companies can grow is that a dearth of data about future problems and opportunities. In these situations, there are three techniques that leaders can employ to develop insights: look at customers and startups for signs of change, experience new technologies rather than just read about them, and practice “associative thinking,” which means connect two seemingly disparate concepts to develop a novel idea.

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Challenging the Assumption of the Status Quo

Innovation Excellence

(A Lesson Learned from Yogurt) GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton In September 2006, I moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, on a temporary assignment with BCG. As one does when arriving somewhere for an extended period, I went to the grocery store to stock my kitchen.

Learning 107
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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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4 Questions Worth Asking on International Women’s Day

Planview

Nearly 115 years ago, Clara Zetkin set a vision: that every country, every year, would celebrate women on the same day. The group that Zetkin rallied in Copenhagen then — about 100 passionate women from 17 countries — has grown exponentially. In fact, International Women’s Day (IWD) is now an official holiday in more than 25 countries, with thousands of marches, debates, concerts, and talks taking place each year.

Policies 105
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She Never Wanted to Start a Business, But Chronic Insomnia Was Motivation — Here's How She Achieved $20 Million in Sales and 8 Hours of Sleep a Night

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Dr. Kathrin Hamm, founder and CEO of sleep-wellness company Bearaby, wanted to find a solution for her sleeplessness — and the products on the market weren't cutting it.

Marketing 102
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Every Revolution Needs To Anticipate Its Own Counterrevolution

Digital Tonto

Saul Alinsky noted that every revolution inspires its own counter-revolution. “Once we accept and learn to anticipate the inevitable counterrevolution, we may then alter the historical pattern of revolution and counterrevolution from the traditional slow advance of two steps forward and one step backward to minimizing the latter,” he wrote. We are at an inflection point, with multiple pendulum’s beginning to swing the other way.

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What is Data Analytics in Healthcare? Definition, Importance, Examples, Benefits, and Big Data Analytics

IdeaScale

What is Data Analytics in Healthcare Data analytics in healthcare is defined as the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large volumes of healthcare data to derive actionable insights and inform decision-making aimed at improving patient care, enhancing operational efficiency, and driving organizational performance.

Data 130
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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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How to Actually Execute Change at a Company

Harvard Business Review

The author analyze project teams across 257 firms to identify why only 60% of planned value is typically realized in change initiatives, focusing on four key factors: effective initial communication (“ACE the Memo”), ensuring resource accessibility and autonomy (“Master the Means”), employing mechanisms to align actions with goals (“Amplify with Mechanisms”), and strategic measurement to influence future outcomes (“Measure to Account”).

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Surprising Secrets and Customer Research Revelations

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Most customer research efforts waste time and money because they don’t produce insights that fuel innovation. Well-meaning business people say they want to “learn what customers want,” yet they ask questions better suited to confirming their own ideas or settling internal debates.

Learning 105
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Lead Innovation Webinar

Qmarkets

Learn how to stay focused in an everchanging world with the right organizational approach to innovation management. Julian Eberling from innovation management consultancy Lead Innovation will show you how to develop an effective scouting strategy and create the necessary processes and structures, before Qmarkets' Carol Wright demonstrates how our Q-scout software can be seamlessly integrated to solve the most pressing pain points in practice.

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Women Are More Likely to Be Laid Off Than Promoted in Tech — Here's How We Can Change the Status Quo

Entrepreneur - Innovation

In the face of a tech industry where women are more likely to be laid off than be promoted to leadership positions, it's time to hack the system and reboot the gender balance for good to turbocharge innovation and propel the industry.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene