November, 2020

Setting the right innovation challenge

Paul Hobcraft

Image Atos [link]. Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. Atos employees 110,000 across 73 countries with annual revenue of Euro 12 billion.

Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

Idea to Value

According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025.

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10 Principles for Transformational Change

Digital Tonto

Positive change never happens by itself. Any significant change always inspires fierce resistance and we need to overcome that resistance to bring change about. The post 10 Principles for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Fly, Crash, Adapt

Destination Innovation

Paul MacCready. Paul MacCready (1925 – 2007) was an aeronautical engineer and inventor of the first human-powered aircraft. MacCready was born in Connecticut to family of doctors. He was fascinated by engineering and airplanes from a young age. At 15 he won a national model building contest.

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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 Exago Smart Blue Jay release is out. A new experience for all innovators

Exago

Starting today, our leading, brand-new-look idea management platform makes it simpler and more appealing to participate in the innovation challenge. Plus, it highlights outcomes and user rankings, and you can check out all your activity, tasks and points on one new profile page.

What type of innovation are you talking about?

Strategyzer

People often don't understand each other when they talk about innovation. The main reason for this confusion is that there are different types of innovation. To be understood, it is fundamental to specify what type of innovation you are talking about. Corporate Innovation Management

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Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Idea to Value

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

We Need To Rethink Agility For The Post-Digital Age

Digital Tonto

Over the past few decades, we have largely been moving faster and faster down a predetermined path. Over the next few decades, however, we’ll increasingly need to explore multiple domains at once and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Most good innovation is offensive

Jeffrey Phillips

If you are a football fan, the way I am, you know the old adage: defense wins championships. For years, decades even, defense held sway in the coaching ranks. Everyone seemed to believe, and it was often proven out, that the teams with the best defense would win the championships and the Super Bowl.

The Exago Smart Blue Jay is here. A new experience for all innovators

Exago

Following the launch of the Exago Smart app, 2020 now brings the Blue Jay Desktop Release – smart and captivating, offering more engagement and keener decisions. Our leading, brand-new-look idea management platform makes it simpler and more appealing to participate in the innovation challenge. The post The Exago Smart Blue Jay is here. A new experience for all innovators appeared first on Exago.

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.

Interview with Stefan H. Thomke, Author of “Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments”

InnovationManagement

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Stefan H.

Adjusting to a changing world

Paul Hobcraft

The issue we must tackle today, is how we go about adapting to the changing world? One that will be able to take all the advantages of the changes all businesses are undergoing, how societies will be adjusting and responding.

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Podcast S4E86: Linda Naiman – Creative Resilience

Idea to Value

We speak with award-winning designer and artist Linda Naiman. Linda is the founder of Creativity at Work and helps organizations develop creativity, innovation, and leadership capabilities, through coaching, training and consulting.

Innovation Isn’t Just About What You Know, It’s About Who You Talk To

Digital Tonto

The best innovators are not necessarily the smartest or even the hardest working, but those who actively build up a strong network of collaborators. What’s becoming clear is that collaboration is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

I don't want to live in a Ready Player One world

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm working with a startup, focused on the future of nutrition. This is not my first startup, or as we used to say in Texas, my first rodeo, and I doubt it will be my last. I've had the good fortune to work in several startups that had different trajectories.

The Most Common Experiment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Strategyzer

The best plans for experimentation don’t always come through. We’ve learned this in working with teams to design, run, and analyze experiments over the years. Part of learning this process is becoming more proficient at quickly running experiments while making progress through data-driven insights.

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What is a Virtual Innovation Lab?

InnovationManagement

The Virginia Department of Transportation created their own Virtual Innovation Lab, where they collaborate to solve problems related to remote work, engineering topics, safety, and more with the help of their entire distributed workforce. Learn more in this December 15th webinar!

We are searching for new pathways

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems and Platforms are our pathways to a new innovation future. Ecosystems have suddenly become of age, as they can be formed around common concepts fairly rapidly, they can enable cross-cutting innovation to be delivered in highly collaborative ways.

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 S4E88: Moodi Mahmoudi – Ideas are not the same as innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Co-Founder of the NEXT Business Design App, Moodi Mahmoudi. We speak about why ideas are worthless, how software is changing the Business Design world, and why ideas suck.

The Dignity Economy

Digital Tonto

In the final analysis, ideology should serve people, not the other way around. The success of a society needs to be measured by the well-being of the people who live in it. If we increase GDP, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

IdeaScale Podcast – How NYU Was Able to Successfully Drive Change

IdeaScale

Change management is a crucial part of innovation. Organizations must keep moving forward for transformation to occur. Universities are responsible for driving innovation. One 2018 study revealed funding for university research grew more than 5.5% each year over a ten year period.

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Implementing a Culture of Improvement in Healthcare

Kainexus

Across the globe, healthcare leaders are working hard to implement the principles of continuous improvement in their organizations. Continuous improvement is a systematic, repeatable approach to enhancing the quality of care and patients' health outcomes.

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.

Frugal Banking: An Opportunity to Create Customer Value in the Future?

InnovationManagement

Investments that are necessary to innovate and serve customers are no longer sustainable while COVID-19 hastens the need to exploit the potential of digital innovations. Serving customers accurately during unprecedented times requires a new mindset and business model innovations.

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Innovation Rarely Occurs From The Inside

Game-Changer

For things to change, someone has to start thinking and acting differently. Most of the time, it’s maverick’s who challenge the status quo; not incumbents. For all the talk about corporate innovation going on, truth is there’s not much going on. Most of it is just talk.

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Podcast S4E87: Sahar Yousef – Making Superhumans

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Sahar Yousef. She is one of the youngest faculty members of UC Berkeley. In her 10 years of research on Making Superhumans, she has found ways to improve mental performance in as little as 7 weeks.

What We Can Learn From The Failure Of Quibi

Digital Tonto

Probably the most important thing we can learn from Quibi’s failure is to not believe your own PR. Plan for and prepare things to go wrong. Nobody really knows anything until it can be observed in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Is Sanitizing and Reusing PPE a Viable Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

The COVID-19 global pandemic led to a shortage of products such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper. While those are not products that can be reused, it may be possible to sanitize and reuse others like certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Pace of innovation – The ultimate competitive advantage

The Future Shapers

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

TASC: A Practitioner’s Tool for Better Results in Open Innovation

InnovationManagement

Despite its popularity as a way to promote innovations, organizations face challenges in their open innovation (OI) initiatives. As knowledge flows are vital for the success of OI initiatives, organizations should identify right partners in their open innovation implementations.

4 Ways to Unplug from the Present and Plug into the Future

Daniel Burrus

What if I told you there is a way to predict and even pre-solve the problems and challenges your organization will face and plug into the future? Most people believe such a concept is impossible; a crystal ball as such doesn’t really exist.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”