March, 2022

Why we value our own ideas so highly: The IKEA effect

Idea to Value

There is a tendency for people to love their own ideas. Not necessarily because the ideas themselves are better than others, but instead because of the work which people put into developing them.

Creating Space for Black Women in Gaming

Business and Tech

During graduate school, I realized my gaming life was missing something. Being a Black woman online was an experience that often left me wanting many things: safety, community, camaraderie, cultural understanding.

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How the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan is Boosting Innovation


Highlights. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has allocated billions of dollars to federal, state, and municipal government innovation efforts. How those funds are spent will depend on federal and state directives, goals, and initiatives.

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Get Someone Else to Do the Work

Destination Innovation

Mark Twain. One of the most famous scenes from Mark Twain’s book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is when Tom has to whitewash a fence as a punishment. His friend Ben Rogers comes along to ridicule him about having to work.

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

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 affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

There Are Important Lessons We Should Learn From The War In Ukraine

Digital Tonto

We tend to imagine people will act rationally and that, by taking their interests into account, we can come to some sort of reasonable strategy. Yet the events in Ukraine belie that basic assumption. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

So what is value creation?

Paul Hobcraft

[link]. Value creation is highly dynamic, it is going on all the time and can increase, decrease or transform, in different ways, when you exploit your different capitals that will be in constant change and adjusting to reflect your organization’s business activities and eventual outputs.

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DC Fast Charging Alone Isn’t a Sufficient Answer to America’s EV Charging Future

Business and Tech

The United States is now rolling out a once-in-a-lifetime level of investment to accelerate a fast charing EV adoption by funding EV charging infrastructure. But there’s a problem: we’re obsessed with speed, and focusing on fast alone isn’t going to cut it.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing the Search for Life on Mars


Highlights. Crowdsourcing is part of NASA’s innovation strategy, drawing on private and public organizations. NASA has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to help process the spectrometry data coming from rovers to find potential evidence of life on Mars.

Great Innovators Quiz

Destination Innovation

Test your knowledge of great thinkers and innovators with this short quiz. Scottish doctor who opposed conventional medical practice and pioneered antiseptic surgery. The woman who is the only person to win Nobel prizes in two different sciences.

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Adopting A Changemaker Mindset

Digital Tonto

People who believe in change want to believe that if everyone understood it, they’d want it to happen. That’s why “change management” gurus focus on communication and persuasion. They think that if. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

How to See Your Hidden Assumptions


Successful strategy and innovation are about how fast you can become aware of your assumptions. When it comes to strategy and innovation , success depends on how fast you become aware of your assumptions and then modify them.

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What is the relationship between talent, creativity, skill and performance?

Idea to Value

Often, when someone says they are not creative , what they are really saying is that they do not believe they have the same level of skills or talents as people they look up to as creative. Even if the people they look up to have spent an entire lifetime developing those talents.

How Women Can Overcome Barriers That Some Men Don’t Even See

Business and Tech

Picture this. Several weeks ago I was on stage in front of an audience delivering a keynote speech about the topic of “Wellness Privilege.”. Laura Putnam Author, “Workplace Wellness That Works;” CEO, Motion Infusion; Creator, Managers on the Move.

Learn How IdeaScale’s Solution Creating & Development Feature Can Help Your Business Prototype and Test Concepts


Highlights. Innovation strategy needs to have a strong component of team building and a process for developing, launching, and reporting on idea prototypes and pilot projects.

Supply Chain Strategy (And 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 strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Innovation Ecosystem Understanding through an AI-driven approach

Paul Hobcraft

I always find it interesting when different though-strands seem to collide. You can put that down to serendipity, fate, luck or just being in the right spot at that time.

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We Need To Stop Doubling Down On Bad Ideas

Digital Tonto

Business today moves fast. So we like simple statements that speak to larger truths. It always seems that if we can find a simple rule of thumb—or maybe 3 to 5 bullet points for the really big picture stuff—managing a business would be much easier.

Use Intuition for Innovation Just Like Apple and Target


‘Unconscious thinking’ helps you analyze data so you make the best decisions. I get asked a lot about how much to rely on data versus gut instinct when innovating the next big thing. I wrote about this extensively in my book Leapfrogging. The answer may surprise you.

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Eating your own dog food

Idea to Value

You have a product. And you are trying to convince customers that they should trust you and buy your product. But do you actually know what it is like using the product you are trying to sell? So many leaders in companies have no idea what their own products are actually like.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Seizing an Opportunity for Women in the Metaverse

Business and Tech

Many people think women don’t love video games, but they’re wrong. One in three people worldwide plays video games, and nearly half of those gamers are women.

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How Innovation is Transforming the Way We Approach Disabilities


Highlights. Innovation to help those with disabilities is needed to overcome policy, attitude, communication, and physical barriers. Many disabilities are invisible, with people laboring under them to live and work.

Opportunities for collaboration in innovation between Australia and the US


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We’re In For A Decade Of Generational Strife. Here’s How To Navigate It.

Digital Tonto

The almost seismic shift in values that the transition from Boomer to Millennial dominance represents would be enough to set the stage for conflict. What will make this decade even more difficult is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

Investing in Your Team with Empathy Today

3Q Leadership Blog

Post Views = 29Empathy is a hot topic in leadership today — and for good reason. Empathy allows leaders to connect with their team on a deeper level and can give managers or business owners a glimpse into how other folks in their organization feel about themselves and their roles.

The difference between how a CEO and a department head think about failure

Idea to Value

What is the purpose of a CEO in relation to innovation? While they are required to help form the innovation strategy and allocate resources, one of the most important responsibilities they have is in setting the attitude towards failure in innovation projects.

How the Collective Power of Artists Can Advocate for Workers’ Rights

Business and Tech

Liz DiFiore, president of the Graphic Artists Guild , an organization that advocates for graphic artists’ work rights, knows firsthand how independent artists can be taken advantage of in the games industry.

Learn How IdeaScale’s Project Planning Feature Can Help Your Business Transform Ideas Into Promising Concepts


Highlights. Project planning helps ensure ideas become products. Before launch, there are a few key steps to take, such as recruiting champions and determining KPIs. IdeaScale’s project planning tools are designed to streamline this process.

Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

The Best Leaders Are Not The Smartest Person in The Room; They’re The Most Curious


I was recently reminded of a founder I coached about 7 years ago. Back then he had developed a climate change solution which eventually failed for various reasons; I wasn’t all surprised when his venture failed. I remembered him while on a recent trip in Cozumel Mexico, where I saw a solution that mimicked his being implemented. This dude is smart, both he and his co-founder. But, he thought he was smarter than anyone else; and that was his blindspot.

Should You Trust Your Gut?

Phil McKinney

Your gut is surprisingly smart. It knows what’s good for you, and how to keep your body functioning properly. When you are in danger, it is your gut reaction that triggers your fight-or-flight response. But do you trust your gut? Do you trust its decisions?

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Skills-Based Employment: Optimize Excellent Talents

3Q Leadership Blog

Post Views = 91The recent pandemic has indeed changed a lot of old traditions and presented some new trends. One of the rising trends that’s become more and more evident is skills-based employment. For so long, companies have solely focused hiring efforts on educational degrees.

The creative stereotype: What does a “creative person” look like?

Idea to Value

When it comes to creativity , generating ideas is only one part of the process. You also need to execute the ideas. And once they are executed, they usually need to be seen or evaluated by an audience. But can the audience evaluate the idea differently based on who the creator is?

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.