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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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.

How the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan is Boosting Innovation

IdeaScale

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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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

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.

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! ]].

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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.

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.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing the Search for Life on Mars

IdeaScale

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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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!

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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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.

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.

How to See Your Hidden Assumptions

Leapfrogging

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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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

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

IdeaScale

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.

Opportunities for collaboration in innovation between Australia and the US

IdeaSpies

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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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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

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.

Use Intuition for Innovation Just Like Apple and Target

Leapfrogging

‘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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How Innovation is Transforming the Way We Approach Disabilities

IdeaScale

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.

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

Game-Changer

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.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

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.

The creative personality: Which of the Big 5 Personality Traits is associated with creativity?

Idea to Value

Why do creative people often behave so differently than other people? For decades, researchers have been trying to find out what makes up the personality profile of creative, innovative people.

You Might Need a Loyalty Program If…

Business and Tech

As a marketer, there are some telltale signs to look out for that may indicate that you need a loyalty program: 1. You are competing in a “sea of sameness”.

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.

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.

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

IdeaScale

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.

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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Managing Both the Present and the Future

The Future Shapers

Is it possible to manage both for the present and the future?

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?

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.