May, 2021

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.”

Ten Ways to Develop Logical Thinking, Ten Ways to Develop Lateral Thinking

Destination Innovation

Image by Elisa Riva on Pixabay. Here are ten ways to develop your logical thinking skills. Play chess. Solve soduko puzzles. Make lists, analyse your work, break it down into smaller tasks. Learn problem analysis methods such as six sigma and why, why. Learn critical path methods. Study Mathematics.

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How To Compete In A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

In 1998, the dotcom craze was going at full steam and it seemed like the entire world was turning upside down. So people took notice when economist Paul Krugman wrote that “by 2005 or so, it will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Julia Cameron on the Artist’s Way, and the real science of why it might work

Idea to Value

On this blog, it is important that I address one of the biggest hurdles of an evidence-based creativity approach, like the one I teach. And that is that a lot of famous, professional artists don’t feel like they can explain where their creativity comes from.

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Quantifying the Value of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is built on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present real-time data and analytics in easy-to-understand and highly customizable formats.

Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. The end result is not just the work and insight of one person, but of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands.

The Business Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed: A Customer Problem Statement

Leapfrogging

Do you know what matters most to your customers? If you aren’t living and breathing the problems your customers face every day, you will likely be unable to empathize with their needs, and providing meaningful innovation to address them.

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It's past time to think the unthinkable

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been noodling lately about what new way of thinking or new perspective or approach we can bring to companies and organizations that may help break what I think is a current innovation gridlock.

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Innovating, Fast And Slow

Digital Tonto

Just as Daniel Kahneman explained that there are fast and slow modes of thinking, the same can be said about innovating. The truth is that moving slowly is often underrated and that moving fast can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & creativity

Idea to Value

Can everyone be creative all the time? First, before a person can focus their energy on being creative, they need to satisfy their more basic needs. In 1943, Abraham Maslow came up with his groundbreaking Hierarchy of Needs, published as A theory of human motivation.

The Best Way To Fight Through The Fear And Anxiety Of Failure

Game-Changer

You and I both know people who get paralyzed by the unknown. I have friends and family members who are so stuck in their comfort zone that they don’t even think about it.

The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

Seven Ways Failure Could Be the Best Thing for Innovation

IdeaScale

We fear failure more than we fear spiders, ghosts, or being home alone. And like any fear, it can be both paralyzing and irrational. Here are seven reasons failure is good for innovation. Failure Is Part Of Life.

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Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

I have been reading a report written by Stephen J Ezell of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) along with a guru of innovation, John Kao, of ILSi on their concerns that something is amiss with the U.S. innovation system.

Why generalists will become more valuable

Jeffrey Phillips

As we leave the COVID lockdown and the economy picks up steam again, I think many businesses will recognize a need for more generalists on their team. That could pose a problem since so many people have structured themselves and their careers as specialists.

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Why The 2020s Will Be An Era Of Atoms, Not Bits

Digital Tonto

The simple truth is that the digital era is ending and innovation is shifting to other places. Digital technology will remain —just as heavy industry persists long after the end of the industrial. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

The lowest common denominator

Idea to Value

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. This is one of my favourite expressions about the danger of innovation in large organisations.

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How To Think Clearly

Game-Changer

Thinking is hard. The main reason is because the brain wants to be efficient, so it develops routines and habits that are hard to break. That’s why sometimes your head hurts when you really put your mind to work; you’re forcing your brain to break it’s routine and be unefficient.

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Three Ways Work From Home Sparks Innovation

IdeaScale

Introduction. Innovation and creativity are two things that are necessary in order for teams to operate well in the workspace. Especially, when they are involved in collaboration, brainstorming, and ideation, innovation is critical to your success.

What is a Hackathon? The Complete Guide

Pondr

A hackathon - formed from the root words hacking and marathon - is an event which brings people together for a short duration of time to problem solve and find unique solutions using technology. The goal is to take ideas and turn them into reality by by the end of the event

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Do you know how much your customers needs have changed?

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a (probably too soon) series of posts on what I've learned as we all return from the COVID epidemic. Previously, I wrote that companies will need to focus on business model and process innovation over product innovation. You can read that post here.

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Why Change Management Has To Change

Digital Tonto

The truth is that today we can’t transform organizations unless we transform the people in them and that’s why change management has got to change. It is no longer enough to simply communicate. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Who is more creative: Oldest, middle or youngest siblings?

Idea to Value

Do you have brothers, sisters, or are you an only child? Which of you do you think is the most creative? Well, a new meta analysis of divergent thinking research just set out to find out what the science says.

Doubt, Not Fear, Is A Dream Killer

Game-Changer

“Why should I worry about a shot I haven’t taken.” ” – Michael Jordan. Last week I wrote a post on how to overcome fear of failure and doubt. Some people asked me to unpack it a little bit more, so I’ll do that here for you. Fear of failure paralyzes people.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

How Online Whiteboards Create Lasting Innovation

IdeaScale

Innovation is critical to establishing new solutions and is something that every business handles. It can come in many different forms and styles, but regardless of the methods you use, innovation cannot be ignored.

These 5 Principles Will Accelerate Innovation

BMNT

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Burning Platforms and Business Models - Innovation lessons from COVID

Jeffrey Phillips

Now that the COVID outbreak is increasingly in the rear view mirror, at least in the US, I thought it might be time to consider what innovation lessons the outbreak has for us.

Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

This summer, my list focuses on books that explain the issues we'll be wrestling with over the next decade. The post Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade first. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

The Innovation Valley of Death

Idea to Value

Why is it that some promising technologies seem to progress quickly but then disappear entirely? They may be suffering by being stuck in the Valley of Death. Every new innovation requires a certain amount of funding to survive.

Tim Grover: The Language of Winning

Game-Changer

Everyone knows who Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are. But, do you know who was their trainer throughout their careers? Their trainer was Tim Grover. Tim knows a lot about winning from having spent so much time with the best of the best athletes.

Webinar: Plan Your Organization’s Crowdsourcing Initiative

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is an effective way to kick off innovation efforts. Gathering ideas from inside and outside your organization can bolster business and increase revenue. Crowdsourcing initiatives increase innovation performance within an organization.

The Principles of Experiment Flow

Strategyzer

This is a guest post from David J Bland, co-author of our best selling book Testing Business Ideas. Testing Business Ideas explains how to increase the success of any venture by providing a practical guide to rapid experimentation. Innovation Process: Testing Business Ideas

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!