May, 2021

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.”

Ten Ways to Develop Logical Thinking, Ten Ways to Develop Lateral Thinking

Destination Innovation

Image by Elisa Riva on Pixabay. Here are ten ways to develop your logical thinking skills. Play chess. Solve soduko puzzles. Make lists, analyse your work, break it down into smaller tasks. Learn problem analysis methods such as six sigma and why, why. Learn critical path methods. Study Mathematics.

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How To Compete In A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

In 1998, the dotcom craze was going at full steam and it seemed like the entire world was turning upside down. So people took notice when economist Paul Krugman wrote that “by 2005 or so, it will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Julia Cameron on the Artist’s Way, and the real science of why it might work

Idea to Value

On this blog, it is important that I address one of the biggest hurdles of an evidence-based creativity approach, like the one I teach. And that is that a lot of famous, professional artists don’t feel like they can explain where their creativity comes from.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. The end result is not just the work and insight of one person, but of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands.

Do you know how much your customers needs have changed?

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a (probably too soon) series of posts on what I've learned as we all return from the COVID epidemic. Previously, I wrote that companies will need to focus on business model and process innovation over product innovation. You can read that post here.

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The Best Way To Fight Through The Fear And Anxiety Of Failure

Game-Changer

You and I both know people who get paralyzed by the unknown. I have friends and family members who are so stuck in their comfort zone that they don’t even think about it.

Why The 2020s Will Be An Era Of Atoms, Not Bits

Digital Tonto

The simple truth is that the digital era is ending and innovation is shifting to other places. Digital technology will remain —just as heavy industry persists long after the end of the industrial. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Innovation Valley of Death

Idea to Value

Why is it that some promising technologies seem to progress quickly but then disappear entirely? They may be suffering by being stuck in the Valley of Death. Every new innovation requires a certain amount of funding to survive.

How Online Whiteboards Create Lasting Innovation

IdeaScale

Innovation is critical to establishing new solutions and is something that every business handles. It can come in many different forms and styles, but regardless of the methods you use, innovation cannot be ignored.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The Business Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed: A Customer Problem Statement

Leapfrogging

Do you know what matters most to your customers? If you aren’t living and breathing the problems your customers face every day, you will likely be unable to empathize with their needs, and providing meaningful innovation to address them.

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Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

I have been reading a report written by Stephen J Ezell of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) along with a guru of innovation, John Kao, of ILSi on their concerns that something is amiss with the U.S. innovation system.

It's past time to think the unthinkable

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been noodling lately about what new way of thinking or new perspective or approach we can bring to companies and organizations that may help break what I think is a current innovation gridlock.

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Innovating, Fast And Slow

Digital Tonto

Just as Daniel Kahneman explained that there are fast and slow modes of thinking, the same can be said about innovating. The truth is that moving slowly is often underrated and that moving fast can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Why decision makers react to creative ideas like vomit: The Anti-Creativity Bias

Idea to Value

Why is it that while so many companies say they want to encourage creativity, they actually end up rejecting it? Are they lying, or is there something unconscious which is happening?

Seven Ways Failure Could Be the Best Thing for Innovation

IdeaScale

We fear failure more than we fear spiders, ghosts, or being home alone. And like any fear, it can be both paralyzing and irrational. Here are seven reasons failure is good for innovation. Failure Is Part Of Life.

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Breaking the Innovation Stereotypes: The Case of Curry Express

InnovationManagement

We often hear about the concept of innovation and its importance in enhancing the competitiveness of an organization however, the excessive use of this term has distorted its true meaning and content.

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.”

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Why generalists will become more valuable

Jeffrey Phillips

As we leave the COVID lockdown and the economy picks up steam again, I think many businesses will recognize a need for more generalists on their team. That could pose a problem since so many people have structured themselves and their careers as specialists.

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Why Change Management Has To Change

Digital Tonto

The truth is that today we can’t transform organizations unless we transform the people in them and that’s why change management has got to change. It is no longer enough to simply communicate. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & creativity

Idea to Value

Can everyone be creative all the time? First, before a person can focus their energy on being creative, they need to satisfy their more basic needs. In 1943, Abraham Maslow came up with his groundbreaking Hierarchy of Needs, published as A theory of human motivation.

Three Ways Work From Home Sparks Innovation

IdeaScale

Introduction. Innovation and creativity are two things that are necessary in order for teams to operate well in the workspace. Especially, when they are involved in collaboration, brainstorming, and ideation, innovation is critical to your success.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Tim Grover: The Language of Winning

Game-Changer

Everyone knows who Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are. But, do you know who was their trainer throughout their careers? Their trainer was Tim Grover. Tim knows a lot about winning from having spent so much time with the best of the best athletes.

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.”

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Burning Platforms and Business Models - Innovation lessons from COVID

Jeffrey Phillips

Now that the COVID outbreak is increasingly in the rear view mirror, at least in the US, I thought it might be time to consider what innovation lessons the outbreak has for us.

Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

This summer, my list focuses on books that explain the issues we'll be wrestling with over the next decade. The post Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade first. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

The Sunk Cost Fallacy

Idea to Value

If you or your company has invested in an innovation or project, and it just is not working, when is the right time to stop it? Or if everything is going fine in your company but the market is changing, how do you know when to change the business model?

Webinar: Plan Your Organization’s Crowdsourcing Initiative

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is an effective way to kick off innovation efforts. Gathering ideas from inside and outside your organization can bolster business and increase revenue. Crowdsourcing initiatives increase innovation performance within an organization.

Why do corporations fail to hear disruption signals?

Strategyzer

Corporations and business leaders often think that finding the next “big opportunity" - or shielding their organization from it - requires huge bets and risks. This erroneous belief often prevents firms from being proactive in finding new opportunities or improving their approach.

One great visual paints a thousand innovating words

Paul Hobcraft

One great visual paints a thousand words. This visual I came across some years back, and for me , is outstanding in providing the feedback loops that go into developing the right innovation vision.

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.