September, 2021

How the GSAs 10X Program Advances Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Overview : Founded in 2017 off of a popular crowdsourcing initiative, the Government Services Administration (GSA)’s 10X program internally crowdsources ideas to design new approaches and launch new programs.

Find a Local Solution to a Local Problem

Destination Innovation

Arunachalam Muruganantham was born in 1961 in Coimbatore, India. His parents were poor hand-loom weavers. The family was pushed into penury when his father was killed in a road accident. At 14, Muruga (as he is known), dropped out of school.

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Workplace Engagement Is Getting Personal

Business and Tech

A leading expert on employee engagement discusses the rapidly evolving relationship between employer and employee. Employee engagement — loosely defined as the emotional commitment a worker has towards their employer — is low in the United States, hovering at just 36 percent.

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted.

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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.

My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months. This remote learning stuff has been hard, challenging but stimulating. Let me tell you about this as it recognises how things are changing in our world and certainly in my world, in particular.

The Economics of Disinformation

Digital Tonto

We have blundered into a situation in which we increasingly see—and believe—things that aren’t true. We have essentially created a global village at war with itself. At its core, the solution to the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Sixteen Sci-Fi Predictions Which Came True

Destination Innovation

We tend to think that it is difficult to predict the future because it is. Who forecast 9/11 or Covid? Where are the flying cars, paperless offices and 2 day working weeks that we were promised?

Simple Steps That Can Help Prevent Drowning at Your Home

Business and Tech

While drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 and a leading cause for children under 15, there are things you can do to add layers of protection to your home to prevent a drowning.

Your customer doesn’t care what you think of your idea

Idea to Value

Many innovators and creatives are shocked when they finally release their new idea into the world, and instead of a storm of new customers rushing to their door, they get… … nothing.

The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

Today’s call is for more ‘search, scope, speed, stretch and scale’ irrespective of the challenge being worked upon. These are essential steps in any transformation work, in any innovation undertaken to take discovery through to commercialisation.

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 Atom, The Bit And The Gene: Silicon Valley’s Innovator’s Dilemma

Digital Tonto

The next few decades before us will look a whole lot different than the past few. Moore’s Law is ending and we’re entering a new era of innovation. Our future will not be written in ones and zeros, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What to innovate now

Jeffrey Phillips

For years, actually almost two decades now, I've been working with corporations, government agencies and non-profits to help them generate new ideas and create new products and services.

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Examples of Lateral Thinking in Marketing

Destination Innovation

Brand marketing offers tremendous scope for lateral thinking. In the UK there are several price comparison sites for services such as car or house insurance. How can you differentiate yourself? One of the most well-known brands is Comparethemarket.com.

Chrishell Stause on Designing the Smart Home of Your Dreams

Business and Tech

Actress and real estate agent Chrishell Stause gives her advice on creating a smart home that is personalized and budget-friendly. Given how many homes you have toured in your career, what are the best smart devices that you have seen?

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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.

Abilene’s paradox: How we decide to do things nobody really wants

Idea to Value

Have you ever been in a situation where you think nobody likes the decision which everyone agreed to? This might be explained by the Abelines Paradox. Coined by management expert Jerry B.

My multipliers for innovation at the Front End of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

Following my last post, “ I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy “, I want to outline why I am focusing increasingly on this front end of the energy transition (FEE) within my innovation work.

Solving The Productivity Puzzle

Digital Tonto

In theory at least, reviving productivity shouldn’t be that complicated. It seems that everything we need to do we’ve done before. We built the most effective scientific architecture the world has. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How Data Can Help Customize the User Experience

Derrick M. Johnson

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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.

To Drive Innovation Don’t Just Invite Ideas — Be Open To Change

Game-Changer

Every organization, of any size, has a culture. Whether it was defined at the start or it wasn’t; it has one.

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How Alexa Built-In Devices Are Helping Families Enjoy More Quality Time

Business and Tech

Alexa Built-in Devices are helping families get the most out of the time they spend together, and stay connected when they have to be apart. Our lives are busier and more hectic than ever, and while people are at home more often, it seems like families are spending less quality time together.

Podcast S6E133: Holly Ranson – The Leading Edge

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Holly Ransom, international interview master and author of the bestseller The Leading Edge. I also recommend you sign up to her two newsletters, they are both great.

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Why Visualization Tools are a Logical Next Step for Innovators

IdeaScale

Innovation is everywhere, and for many businesses being able to innovate fast is a non-negotiable requirement. Why is it then that so much innovation continues to stall with using outdated technology?

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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.

The “Trigger” Strategy For Driving Radical, Transformational Change

Digital Tonto

The hardest thing about change is that, typically, most people don’t want it. If they did, it have already been accepted as the normal state of affairs. That can make transformation a lonely. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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My own transformative dynamics of disruption

Paul Hobcraft

The Gordian Knot We Are All Facing. I can honestly say I have been back at school for the past months. This remote learning stuff has been hard, challenging but stimulating. Let me tell you about this as it recognises how things are changing in our world and certainly in my world, in particular.

The Blind Men & The Elephant: An Open Innovation Blueprint

Lucas Potasso-Justino

Curb Transactional Open Innovation and Embrace an Integrated Ecosystem Strategy “It’s a wall,” “It’s a snake,” “It’s a rope,” “It’s a spear,” “It’s a fan,” no, “It’s a tree,” and so goes the story of “The Blind Men & The Elephant”. The tale is a great example that shows how you and your team

A True Smart Home Is a Water-Efficient Home

Business and Tech

Making your home more water efficient is an impactful way to live more sustainably without even thinking about it. As the Earth’s temperature becomes warmer with climate change, the greater the need for freshwater.

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.

Podcast S6E130: Esther Gons – Innovation Accounting

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Ether Gons, Founder of GroundControl and author of the Corporate Startup (with Dan Toma) and Innovation Accounting.

IdeaScale Podcast – How Global Packaging Corporation Winpak Uses Shark Tank-like Practices and IdeaScale to Innovate

IdeaScale

Overview: On the Ideascale Nation podcast , we talk with Manuel Moreno, Corporate Director of Innovation at Winpak. As a global packaging company constantly in need of ideas, Winpak developed 25hundred Innovators, which reduced the challenges of geography and language. The Challenge.

The Importance of a Diverse C-Suite

Game-Changer

Diversity has always been essential to the culture and success of any organization. Not only does it promote difference and authenticity amongst its employees, but it allows for greater collaboration between unique minds, experiences, and values.

The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

Today’s call is for more ‘search, scope, speed, stretch and scale’ irrespective of the challenge being worked upon. These are essential steps in any transformation work, in any innovation undertaken to take discovery through to commercialisation.

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.