November, 2023

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From Wheels to Web: The Innovations That Made Us

IdeaScale

Innovation! Without Pain There Is No Gain: Why is innovation so challenging? Thomas Edison underwent over 1,000 attempts before successfully inventing the light bulb. Visionaries like Karl Benz and Henry Ford dedicated over 20 years to inventing and reinventing, facing numerous unsuccessful attempts to achieve widespread adoption of the automobile. Even the internet encountered a [.

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Building a CFO-Ready Business Case for Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

Learn why crafting a compelling business case is essential when implementing an innovation management platform. Make data-driven decisions for success.

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To Overcome Resistance To Change, You Need A Strategy, Not A Slogan

Digital Tonto

When we’re passionate about an idea, we want others to see it the same way we do, with all its beautiful complexity and nuance. We want to believe that if others can just understand the idea, they will embrace it. That’s why most change management practices focus on persuasion, explaining the need for change and creating a sense of urgency. But consider recent research that finds that we can’t even agree on simple concepts such as what a penguin is and it becomes clear that for any given initiat

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What is Innovative Thinking? 5 Essential Innovation Thinking Skills You Need to Succeed

IdeaScale

What is Innovative Thinking? Innovative thinking is defined as the ability to approach challenges, problems, and opportunities with a creative and forward-looking mindset. It involves generating new and original ideas, questioning established norms, and finding novel solutions to complex issues. Innovative thinking goes beyond conventional problem-solving by encouraging individuals to explore unconventional paths, embrace ambiguity, [.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Innovation thinking in Ecosystem and Generative AI design.

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation thinking in Ecosystem and Gen AI design I believe there is a real need to construct a different innovation process. We are rapidly seeing the past of innovating simply in terms of operating on our own. We must question partnerships we have seen work in the past and ask if they are suitable for the future. Innovation is undergoing a radical change, in opening up to technology, collaborative thinking and the value of generative AI thinking.

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Made to last

Idea to Value

Over the weekend, we stayed with my parents. For my toddler, they brought out some of the toys they had kept from when I was still a baby. One of the hits was a wooden toy train set which must now be over 40 years old. And my child loved it (although there were significantly more “accidents” than I remember being responsible for). Still working after being more than 40 years old That made me think about how some things are built to last, while others are built to be consumed and then

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Generative AI – The End of Empty Textboxes

TechEmpower Innovation

We recently completed a web-based application that uses a unique algorithm to match professionals with new career opportunities. As part of the onboarding process, the app asks both job seekers and employers what they’re looking for - in a text box - while providing a few suggestions in a pop-up. If you’ve ever used a similar application, (or if you’ve ever used the Internet at all) you’ve probably seen this approach before.

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Can We Finally Kill The Idea Of Leaderless Organizations?

Digital Tonto

For a while now, management gurus such as Gary Hamel have been advocating for flatter organizations, yet there is little evidence that eliminating leaders is a viable model. In fact, when Wharton Professor Ronnie Lee took a close look at game software developers, he actually found that the number of levels of bureaucracy increased significantly, not decreased, over the last 50 years.

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What is Customer Experience (CX) Innovation? Definition, Examples and why CX Experience matters?

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Customer Experience Innovation? Customer experience innovation is defined as the process of creating and implementing new ideas, strategies, technologies, or approaches to enhance the overall experience that customers have when interacting with a brand, product, or service. It involves identifying opportunities to deliver greater value, satisfaction, [.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Embrace AI-driven innovation, it is the future.

Paul Hobcraft

Embrace the future if AI-driven innovation. It has been amazing how AI generative thinking (GenAI) has taken hold. It has only been one year since the launch of ChatGPT, then with a follow-up of GPT-4. In a really fascinating routine or guide to how Generative AI developed, then you should read Bernard Marr’s post It is well worth the read. As he points out, “Today, Generative AI stands as a testament to the power of human imagination and technological innovation.

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The Rise of the Meta City

Harvard Business Review

New York and Miami, Dubai and Cairo, the Bay Area and Austin. Pandemic-era migrations have created strong new connections between cities — and companies need to update their location strategy to keep up.

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We could all benefit from more failures

Idea to Value

People are afraid of failure. In fact, people tend to avoid failing publicly wherever possible, especially in the workplace. This can result in people and projects trying to hide failure , or avoid trying things which challenge them at all so that they are less likely to fail. There are deep-rooted evolutionary reasons why we feel losses and negative experiences more strongly than successes, so we try and avoid the losses even if it means not experiencing potential successes as well.

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Breaking free from the gravitational pull of conventional schooling

Christensen Institute

Conventional schooling just doesn’t work as well as it could for a lot of students. Day to day, many kids go through their classes confused, disengaged, or stressed; and unclear about what they’re working toward. Fixing these problems isn’t just about improving school quality. We need to reinvent schooling to adapt to kids’ needs, ignite their ambitions, and prepare them for the world they live in today.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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3 Stubborn Facts That Business Leaders Need To Accept

Digital Tonto

We need to constantly ask ourselves which ideas that are widely accepted today don’t hold water. Every era has its own fictions, things that are accepted because they are repeated, but lack any serious foundation. They become memes replicating themselves throughout the zeitgeist, rarely being questioned. When ideas are repeated often enough, we begin to take them as self-evident and don’t even question them.

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What is Business Process Innovation? Definition, Examples, Process and Best Practices

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Business Process Innovation? Business process innovation is defined as the significant and transformative changes made to existing processes within an organization to achieve better efficiency, effectiveness, and overall business performance. It involves reimagining, redesigning, and implementing new ways of conducting business activities with the aim of [.

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Working together to shape innovation for meaningful change

Paul Hobcraft

Shaping Innovation for a Meaningful Change Following on from my initial post, “ Our Need is to Shape Innovation Dynamically, ” this post outlines the eight value-adding points that I can help build out and deliver alongside you in different delivery modules to fit your circumstances and budgets. My value proposition is to work together to create something that shapes innovation for a meaningful change.

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How Leaders Can Create a Purpose-Driven Culture

Harvard Business Review

Companies are increasingly emphasizing a corporate purpose beyond mere profitability. The success of this integration largely hinges on organizational culture. Leaders, spanning all tiers, need to genuinely exemplify and articulate the company’s values, as demonstrated by companies like Netflix and LUSH. It’s vital for employees to perceive their daily roles as contributing to this larger purpose, with firms like Atlassian and Cisco offering noteworthy models.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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AI Meets Design Thinking: Crafting a People-Centric Business Future

Tullio Siragusa

AI Meets Design Thinking: Crafting a People-Centric Business Future Imagine this — a customer service agent can deeply empathize with a frustrated customer because an AI assistant analyzed the customer’s tone and background to provide insights ahead of time. The agent knows just how to console them — that’s the future we can build. As the sun rises on a new business horizon, a transformative alliance between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Design Thinking is crafting a future where technology

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Talk is cheap: Why students need immersive experiences to build strong professional networks

Christensen Institute

In July 2023, our team published “ People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which we leveraged our social capital playbook to provide direct support to a group of three intermediary organizations—Education Strategy Group, Generation Schools N

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Why Is What We Know So Different From What We Do?

Digital Tonto

We’d like to think that if something is a good idea, can be proven to work, improve performance and make people’s lives better, that market and technological forces will somehow make it inevitable. Unfortunately, the history of the last half century makes it clear that’s not true. Most people in developed countries are worse off than a generation ago.

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What is Organizational Engagement? Definition, Importance and Effective Strategies

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Organizational Engagement? Organizational engagement is defined as the level of involvement, commitment, and connection that individuals within an organization have toward their work, the organization's goals, and its overall mission. It encompasses both the employees' emotional and intellectual involvement in their work and their dedication to contributing [.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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Design Thinking Requires the Human Touch in a World of Technology and GenAI.

Paul Hobcraft

Design thinking always requires the Human Touch. Design Thinking is seen as the essential element that will combine with technology and AI in the future, yet the need for the human touch will still be essential. As we form more around ecosystem thinking and design, design thinking will be essential as the significant enabler to creative input. There is a fascinating change by embracing Design Thinking principles differently in the future of innovation; organizations can foster a more profound cu

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Research: How Women Improve Decision-Making on Boards

Harvard Business Review

This article reports on a study of women and men directors at more than 200 publicly traded companies on the major stock exchanges in the U.S. and Europe. The results provide key insights on how the presence of women influences boards. First, it turns out that women directors come to board meetings well-prepared and concerned with accountability. Second, women are not shy about acknowledging when they don’t know something, are more willing to ask in-depth questions, and seek to get things on the

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Capturing Attention in the Digital Age: A Design Thinking Approach

Tullio Siragusa

Capturing Attention in the Digital Age: A Design Thinking Approach In the modern digital landscape, attention is the new currency, surpassing traditional commodities in value. This blog explores how Design Thinking, with its human-centered, creative problem-solving approach, can be pivotal in capturing and sustaining attention in a world where it is increasingly scarce.

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Exploration and exploitation in market creation

Christensen Institute

Understanding a new concept can sometimes best be done by analyzing it through an older lens. Our last Thursday Theory Tips piece touched on the potential impact that creating new markets can bring to a nation’s development, and Efosa Ojomo’s latest piece demystifies the process of market creation. This piece will use the older, potentially more familiar, concept of exploration vs. exploitation to better understand what activities in the three phases of market creation might look like.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Eddie Van Halen, Simultaneous Innovation and the AI Regulation Conundrum

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Pete Foley It’s great to have an excuse to post an Eddie Van Halen video to the innovation community. It’s of course fun just to watch Eddie, but I also have a deeper, innovation relevant reason for doing so. Art & Science: I’m a passionate believer in cross-pollination between art and science.

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What is Community Engagement? Definition, Principal, Example, Model, Framework, Strategies and Best Practices

IdeaScale

Table of Contents What is Community Engagement? Community engagement is defined as the process of involving and collaborating with individuals, groups, or communities to address issues, solve problems, and make decisions that affect them. It is a two-way interaction that seeks to build relationships, share information, and gather input to ensure [.

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How Cutting Edge AI Tech Could Be Your Answer to Tackling Stress

Entrepreneur - Innovation

In today's stress-ridden world marked by conflicts and a multitude of life challenges most of us never saw coming, the urgent need for innovative solutions to address the pressing mental health crisis is evident. Here's how entrepreneurs and startups can use generative AI to provide essential support to employees, coworkers and society as a whole.