March, 2020

Type I vs Type II Innovation Programs

Wellspring

In my decade-plus years working with corporate innovation leaders, I’ve seen a variety of frameworks to explain what we mean by “innovation.” The most enduring of these has been McKinsey’s Three Horizons model – although there are plenty of others.

COVID-19 Will Fuel the Next Wave of Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

This global pandemic will shape businesses for decades to come. Coronavirus

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Recession, Innovation and Survival – A Lesson from Kellogg’s

InnovationManagement

In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? The post Recession, Innovation and Survival – A Lesson from Kellogg’s appeared first on Innovation Management.

5 Use Cases for Blockchain in Government

IdeaScale

Blockchain is far more than just cryptocurrency. There’s lots of hype surrounding blockchain, but at root, it’s a simple concept.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Five Levels of Remote Work — and why you’re probably at Level 2

Collectivecamp

COVID-19 has forced companies the world over to enact — or create — remote working protocols

The Questions People Asked for "Ask Docs Anything About Covid-19" Webinar

Kainexus

I've been helping our KaiNexus CEO Dr. Greg Jacobson prep for the webinar he and two other doctors are participating in tomorrow: Ask Us Anything! COVID-19. It's been beyond fascinating to see the questions that people have submitted. I've spent a lot of time going through them and categorizing them.

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51 Strategy Statistics And 3 Key Lessons To Help You Succeed

Cascade Strategy

At Cascade, we love data. Having the numbers to help see where you are, assess what's happening, understand how you got there, and decide what to do next, is a core principle behind the Cascade system and why we built it in the first place.

Adapting, Learning and Growing through Uncertainty

ImagineNation

It’s almost five years since my husband, two dogs, and our pussycat relocated back to Melbourne, Australia, after spending six years living and working in the Middle East, where adapting to uncertainty was a way of life.

Navigating through Chaotic Times

Innovation Leader

Do you feel like challenging times may be ahead? Experts with experience at DuPont, Starbucks, Bayer, and more discuss how they’re reading the tea leaves

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Restarting in times of crisis

Exago

We're all feeling some uncertainty, but hectic times can actually push us ahead faster. Exago (Re)START helps you find new ideas when you need it most. The post Restarting in times of crisis appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration exago start innovation-tips software

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

5 innovative solutions to combat Coronavirus developed by creative companies

Idea to Value

Necessity is the mother of invention. This famous saying is especially true right now, as the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, some companies and creative individuals have already come up with innovative solutions to the problem.

Everything is changing faster- can we respond differently in our Innovation work?

Paul Hobcraft

Suddenly we are stopped from traveling; we are advised to work from home to keep us safe from this coronavirus and catching it. We have the choice of “self-imposed” or company-imposed” time at home.

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Recession, Survival and Innovation

Destination Innovation

In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? Well the short answer is that you have to survive first.

How to Identify Industry Trends

HYPE Innovation

This is the fourth blog post in HYPE’s series on the most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Practicing for an emerging future

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing this in the stages of the corona virus outbreak in the United States where we've finally decided to take the virus and its impact seriously. While the virus may not be as deadly as some other viruses, it is clearly contagious.

IdeaScale and Betterific: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven

IdeaScale

We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betterific announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

Podcast S3E53: Alex Osterwalder – Creating an invincible company

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Alex Osterwalder, Partner at Stratgyzer and creator of the Business Model Canvas. We speak about what it takes to create an invincible company, with a particular emphasis on the importance of a balanced innovation portfolio.

Working through the current disorder we find ourselves in

Paul Hobcraft

In times like these, we need to “unfreeze.”

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Best TV Box Sets

Destination Innovation

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad. Here are my choices for the top TV box sets to binge watch. Breaking Bad. The very best. Bryan Cranston is brilliant as a high school chemistry teacher who starts a new career as a meth producer. Five seasons of compelling drama. The Sopranos.

How To Lead Through Crisis

Digital Tonto

A crisis is, in at least one way, like anything else. It eventually ends and when it does you will look back at how you performed and will want to be proud. Related posts: How Ebay’s Spinoff. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Shifting the Focus of Your Idea Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

HYPE Innovation

In the past two months, we have seen a significant increase in awareness of the business challenges associated with responding to COVID-19, aka coronavirus, effectively.

IdeaScale and Betteriffic: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven

IdeaScale

We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betteriffic announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Podcast S3E51: Stephen Shapiro – Using different lenses to reframe business problems

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with Stephen Shapiro about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems.

Seeking out knowledge that feeds our innovations

Paul Hobcraft

The more we embrace change and recognize innovation demands more of our time, the more we must seek out knowledge that ‘feeds’ innovation. And the more we ‘push’ for learning, the greater chance we have of thriving in a challenging world.

Six Things I wish I had known before I accepted the position of Chief Innovation Officer

Destination Innovation

Image by Mhouge from Pixabay. I was pleased and proud to be appointed to the position of CIO (Chief Innovation Officer). It seemed like a great opportunity to join a dynamic executive team and help drive the growth and ambition which inspired the company.

We Need To Prepare For Future Crises Like We Prepare For War

Digital Tonto

No one knows how long the Coronavirus epidemic will last or what the impact will be, but one thing is for sure — it will not be our last crisis. The future, however, is not inevitable. It is what. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

Tim Kastelle

The Core Problem of Management Today. Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction, and sales; 2.

A Look at Innovative Sustainability Trends for 2020

IdeaScale

Are you looking to shape sustainability trends in 2020? There’s a climate fight going on, and consumers and citizens are getting their say. Organizations and policymakers are altering how they do business to introduce new rules for promoting global sustainability.

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In this scary Coronavirus time, we can benefit from working more in isolation

Idea to Value

For the past two weeks, everyone in my company has been working remotely. We had several cases of the Coronavirus in the office, and as a precaution, everyone has been working from home. And it has been working remarkably well. We have been collaborating using Slack, Zoom, Google, Phone and email.

The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

All of us are at present, caught up in the terrible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is hard to think about other things when such societal and economic impact is hitting each of us every day.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.