December, 2021

Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

I have just finished the second of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips. The link to this conversation is here , it is just over 15 minutes long. as a conversation between us, where we emphasise the important linkage between innovation and strategy.

Design Thinking Rooted in Empathy Enables Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Empathy is one of the best virtues to have as a leader of an organization or a group of people dedicated to achieving any cause, but it’s not exclusively valuable just to leaders.


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7 Ways Mind Maps Fuel Innovation


There are many different exercises that people use for innovation, but very few of them are as effective as mind mapping. Mind maps create an intuitive structure of thought that enables your team to map out their scenarios in a very digestible and sequential format.

3 Tips for Better Cybersecurity in Your Home Office

Business and Tech

Digital safety has never been more important in our increasingly technology-driven world, as the pandemic forces professionals and students to adapt to working and learning from home. . Heather Mahalik Faculty Fellow, SANS Institute ; Senior Director of Digital Intelligence, Cellebrite.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Podcast S6E144: Rosemary Rein – Innovation Secrets from Silicon Valley

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Dr Rosemary Rein, current SVP of Innovation Minds and former Head of Learning at Wikipedia and the United Way. She is also the author of “ Go Wild!

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Most Creative TV Ads of 2021

Destination Innovation

Advertising is creativity in action. How can you make beer or ketchup or vaccination topical, relevant and fascinating? The clever people at advertising agencies do some lateral thinking and keep coming up with creative ideas. Here are my top six favourites from 2021 on Youtube.

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The Best Ideas Are The Ones That Expand a Market


There is no shortage of ways to come up with entrepreneurial ideas , ways of doing something better, ways of thinking, approaches to problem solving, etc. Companies are started everyday, most are copycats of what already exists, of what is hyped, of what already works.

How Innovators are Working to Build Food Systems for the Future


Overview: New agricultural, processing, and manufacturing technologies are changing what we eat, how long it keeps, and how we store it. What each of these innovations has in common is a thoughtful and different approach to common questions. The Challenge.

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Why Patients Deserve Cannabis-Educated Healthcare Professionals

Business and Tech

Cannabis consumption has become mainstream. Now is the time for clinicians to be educated on the endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic use of cannabis. Meredith Fisher-Corn, M.D. Editor-in-Chief, Nearly 35 million U.S.

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During REM dreams, the same part of your brain slows down as when you are improvising

Idea to Value

While going through some scientific literature, I recently made a startling discovery. One which I have not seen anywhere in other summaries of how creativity works or how it can be improved. It is about what happens in your brain when you are sleeping.

What is Digital Transformation?

With the changing trends in the business world, it is more and more necessary to embrace digital transformation in business. Find out how to succeed in this ever-changing environment.

This free OGSM (Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures) model template helps teams grow


The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups.

Getting back to the Future about Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Paul Hobcraft and Jeffrey Phillips in conversations around innovation. I have just finished the first of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips. Here is the link to the recording.

Why History Converges And Cascades

Digital Tonto

In my book Cascades, I explained how small groups, loosely connected but united by a shared purpose drive transformational change. It happens gradually, almost imperceptibly, at first. Connections. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Five Innovations That Are Addressing Supply Chain Troubles


Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic has squeezed supply chains around the globe. Companies involved in the supply chain have needed to develop new methods up and down the supply chain, from AI managing the entire system to new vehicles for delivery and pickup. What Happened To The Supply Chain?

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

The Modern Rental Market According to the Experts

Business and Tech

Real estate industry leaders share their insights on how the rental market has evolved in the face of COVID-19 and rapidly advancing technology. Dylan Lenz Founder and CEO, Naborly. Kulveer Taggar Co-Founder and CEO, Zeus Living. Elizabeth Francisco President, Resman.

Podcast S6E142: Robyn Bolton – Building innovation capabilities

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Robyn M Bolton. She is the founder of Mile Zero, as well as having extensive innovation experience in large companies like P&G, as well as working with Prof Clayton Christensen at Innosight.

People-first Leadership: Why It’s Important and How to Achieve It

3Q Leadership Blog

Post Views = 3532John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The President had a good point and a strong understanding of what it means to be a successful leader.

Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

I am working with Jeffrey Phillips , a long-term collaborator on “all things concerning innovation.” ” We have just had our third short conversation of a five-part series on Innovation Governance.

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!

The 2021 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

Many hoped that this year would be a return to normalcy and in some ways it has been. The trend toward popular authoritarianism seems to have ebbed and, for the most part, economies are back on. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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A New Era: A New Green Economy


The climate crisis is escalating faster than most people imagined, and we must act now to change critical dimensions of the tasks, structures and day-to-day practices of our companies.

The Future of Hybrid Events and Trade Shows

Business and Tech

Corbin Ball is an event technology speaker, consultant, and writerhelping event and exhibitionhosts worldwide to effectively use technology to increase efficiency and improve the attendee experience. Corbin Ball Event Technology Speaker, Consultant, and Writer. Why are trade shows important?

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What are your innovation ambitions for next year?

Idea to Value

What are you hoping to achieve next year?

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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Managers, There Are 3 Types of Failure. And Only One You Should Praise To Drive Innovation


The organizations that no longer exist are the ones that failed because they missed the future. Why did they miss the future? Because they were late to the party or got disrupted by an upstart. They never led, thus got disrupted. Ironically , organizations that fail operate with a fear of failure.

Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

In the fourth conversation between Jeffrey Phillips and myself around parts of the Executive Innovation Work Mat, we took on several different issues around the design, function, structure and process needs for innovation.

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Exploring the Executive Innovation Workmat with Video discussions

Jeffrey Phillips

Over the last few weeks, Paul Hobcraft and I have developed a series of short videos. The purpose of these videos is to explore a tool that Paul and I created, which we call the Executive Innovation Workmat.

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Webinar: New Techniques for Workplace Challenges


Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the workplace forever, scattering employees across metro areas and even the country. In our free Zoom webinar on Thursday, January 20th at 9 am PST, we’ll discuss how to be inclusive when building the new hybrid, virtual, or in-person workplace.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Shaping the Future of Clean Commercial Fleet Operations

Business and Tech

Consumers have been adapting to electric vehicles, but the rollout has been slower for the commercial market. President Biden recently signed an executive order to transition federal infrastructure to zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

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Making too many decisons makes you want to avoid planning anything else

Idea to Value

Is it possible to exhaust yourself by making decisions? According to research, yes it is.

6 Qualities of Leaders Who Innovate


As we close 2021, I want to publish a short post on leadership and innovation. Innovation is another code word for leadership. Innovation doesn’t happen on its own, and it’s not a one person show, but a team game.

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How Climate Change in Canada Will Impact Your Business

Innovators Alliance

The recent closure of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has us all considering our environmental footprint.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.