June, 2021

Innovating For The Long Term

Digital Tonto

It’s become fashionable to bemoan the influence of investors and blame them for short-term and “quarterly capitalism,” but that’s just an excuse for failed leadership. If you look at the world’s most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway. Sustainability is rising to be top or close to the top of a boards agenda.

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How to use the 70-20-10 Rule to drive innovation within your business

Leapfrogging

How does your team allocate time to driving innovation within your business? . The 70-20-10 Rule is a strategy for determining how to allocate time and resources in order to make a successful innovation.

Vancouver Coastal Health Case Study: Generating Ideas to Create Sustainability in Healthcare

IdeaScale

Creating a sustainable workplace is a concern across all industries. Preserving the environment and decreasing the carbon footprint is at the forefront of innovation efforts for many companies. Idea sharing is where innovation begins.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

What is the difference between Innovation, Invention and an Idea?

Idea to Value

I am a big fan of the TV show Dragon’s Den (UK), also called Shark Tank (USA). It is always entertaining to watch the inventors trying to get support for their new ideas and inventions, which they are convinced are going to change the world.

The Five People you Need in Your Life

Destination Innovation

Vidusha. Vidusha Nathavitharana is an author and trainer on leadership issues. He argues that you need five key people in your close circle. A Supporter. This is someone who believes in you and likes you. They are generally positive and supportive about your plans and ambitions.

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Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress

Paul Hobcraft

Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress. Building a sustainable competitive advantage. Today’s challenge for me is not only to be building the innovation capacity but also to be establishing clear ways on how we should set about sustaining it.

[FREE] Business Case Template: Create a Business Case to Turn Your Idea Into a Funded Project

Leapfrogging

Creating a solid business case is integral to the success of any new opportunity. The right business case can mean the difference between funding your idea and floundering to make it a reality.

IdeaScale Climate Innovation Pledge

IdeaScale

On Earth Day, IdeaScale launched its climate innovation pledge. To date, 12,862 ideas have been gathered. This number continues to rise. IdeaScale’s goal is to reach one million climate innovation ideas by 2025.

Why every innovation plan will fail when it hits the market

Idea to Value

The boxer Mike Tyson once famously said: Everybody has a plan before they get punched in the mouth! While the original quote from 1987 was actually “Everybody has plans until they get hit for the first time.”, ”, the sentiment also applies to innovation projects.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Six Reasons Why You Should Post Articles on LinkedIn

Destination Innovation

LinkedIn is the primary social media platform for business professionals. Your profile is important but so is your activity. There are several benefits in posting articles on LinkedIn (LI). 1. It demonstrates your expertise.

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Innovation and the Baskin-Robbins effect

Jeffrey Phillips

I'll start out this post by noting that I like ice cream. In fact, one could say that I am a connoisseur of ice cream. I like to eat ice cream at home, and when I am traveling I like to sample the local styles and flavors. Wisconsin, for example, has a lot of custard shops.

Are we losing the Energy Transition Battle? Innovation to the rescue?

Paul Hobcraft

The growing fears are that we are falling behind the need to meet the Energy Transition required goals to the World has agreed to by 2050, set to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. The climate is about to get really difficult to predict.

Using Concept Screening to Create New Products and Services for Your Business

Leapfrogging

Concept screening is one of the best ways to quickly filter through information and ideas to pick the best one for a particular situation . .

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

How Open Source Can Help Drive Government Innovation

IdeaScale

Overview: Open source software, patents, and research provide the codebase, data, and information to anyone who wants to explore it. For governments, this allows better citizen engagement and support without committing substantial funds to upgrading or becoming locked into proprietary systems.

Writer’s Block is a myth

Idea to Value

Plumbers do not suffer from plumber’s block. Surgeons do not suffer from surgeon’s block. Swimmers do not suffer from swimmer’s block. In all of their cases, even if they do not feel inspired, they will get on with their work and just do it.

We’ve Screwed Up Capitalism, Technology And Healthcare. It’s Time To Admit It And Do Better.

Digital Tonto

Technology is a process that involves both revealing and building. Yes, we revealed the power of market forces and the bankruptcy of the Soviet system, but failed to build a more prosperous and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The best time to innovate is in the aftermath of a crisis

Jeffrey Phillips

I've spoken recently with a number of people employed by companies, large and small, and to a number of consultants. The list of challenges most businesses face in the aftermath of COVID is rather significant.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Learning to collaborate in a rapidly changing world

Paul Hobcraft

visual from [link] collaboration-the-missing-standard/. We clearly need to find ways to navigate ourselves back into some (new) order, to stabilize the chaos we are in, or beginning to feel we are finally moving out of the crisis and chaos of the last 18 months.

How a Customer Empathy Map Can Help You Develop Better Products & Services

Leapfrogging

What is a Customer Empathy Map, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? . It always surprises me that business leaders think they know what’s best for their customers without asking them.

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An Inside Look at IdeaScale

IdeaScale

Overview: Learn more about what an innovation management platform like IdeasScale can do for your organization. Why Use IdeaScale?

The Creative Cliff Illusion

Idea to Value

When do you have your best ideas: Right at the beginning of creative work, or later on when you are exhausted? Interesting new research sheds a light on how you might be wrong about your own creative process. Brian J. Lucas and Loran F.

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.

Why Change Fails

Digital Tonto

The biggest misconception about change is that once people understand it, they will embrace it and so the best way to drive change forward is to explain the need for change in a very convincing and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The problem with trend spotting

Jeffrey Phillips

I am a huge fan of trend spotting and scenario planning. Most companies simply do not understand the insight and the power that developing and interpreting trends and scenarios can provide.

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Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress

Paul Hobcraft

Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress. Building a sustainable competitive advantage. Today’s challenge for me is not only to be building the innovation capacity but also to be establishing clear ways on how we should set about sustaining it.

5 Steps to Run a Successful Virtual Brainstorm Session

Leapfrogging

Brainstorming is an art and science. Here’s how to help your virtual team generate and prioritize the best ideas. Over the past 25 years, I have run hundreds of brainstorming workshops for high-performing teams. My sessions are often part of larger strategy and innovation initiatives. But all sessions are focused on the same thing: generate, prioritize, and develop great ideas to create a big impact.

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.

Webinar: Get An Inside Look at IdeaScale

IdeaScale

Overview: Curious as to how IdeaScale works? Join us for a live demo July 14th at 10 am Pacific Time for a half-hour of product demonstration with a question and answer session to show why IdeaScale is right for your company. Why Use IdeaScale?

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16 scientifically proven ways to enhance your creativity

Idea to Value

People often think that science and creativity are not related. In fact, over the past few decades , a huge amount of research has begun showing us exactly what causes our creativity, what reduces it, and even what enhances it.

Influencer: 6 Sources of Influence

Game-Changer

Think about a time when you had to introduce a new process, concept, or project to a friend, a manager, or an entire team. How did it go? What were the challenges? To carry out the change management process in an organization, you often have to effectively influence others.

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Staffing for growth and innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm often asked how many people should be employed in innovation work in larger organizations. As if there is a magic number! For those of you who remember the Hitch hiker's guide to the Galaxy , the actual number is 42. Of course, with that and a towel, you can accomplish almost anything.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.