January, 2023

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Accelerating Sustainable Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Source: Unesco-harnessing-ai-innovation-to-accelerate-sustainability-for-the-planet Over this weekend, I spent a fair amount of reading time working through the World Economic Forum Whitepapers I have collected to remind me of this incredible source of knowledge across many world issues and challenges, grasping the risks, potentials and value opportunities discussed in these papers.

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What is the purpose of a manager nowadays?

Idea to Value

A few months ago, I saw a piece of research which has stuck with me. Research by Microsoft was looking into how Hybrid Work was working , and found out the following shocking statistic: 87% of employees feel like they are just as productive working remotely as they are in the office But 88% of managers feel like their team members are not as productive remotely That means only 12% of managers feel like their team is being productive in an environment where they are not visible to the managers.

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Time Management Tips to Maximize Innovation

IdeaScale

Although the average American works 8.8 hours per day, most employees deliver peak productivity just 3 to 4 hours a day. Knowing this, you and your team can experiment with different time management strategies to maximize your peak hours. This will elevate ideation and the quality of work completed on your latest projects. There is [.].

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What Will Humans Do In An Artificially Intelligent World?

Digital Tonto

In his story The Library of Babel, Borges describes a library which contains books with all potential word combinations in all possible languages. Such a place would encompass all possible knowledge, but would also be completely useless, because the vast majority of books would be gibberish consisting of random strings of symbols. In essence, deriving meaning would be an exercise in curation, which machines could do if they perfectly understood our intentions.

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The AI Superhero Approach to Product Management

Speaker: Conrado Morlan

In this engaging and witty talk, we’ll explore how artificial intelligence can transform the daily tasks of product managers into streamlined, efficient processes. Using the lens of a superhero narrative, we’ll uncover how AI can be the ultimate sidekick, aiding in decision-making, enhancing productivity, and boosting innovation. Attendees will leave with practical tools and actionable insights, motivated to embrace AI and leverage its potential in their work. 🦸 🏢 Key objectives:

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ChatGPT did not write this blog

Jeffrey Phillips

There are a lot of folks thinking about the implications of ChatGPT, the new AI that has many writers worried about losing their jobs. I've seen posts online where people provided prompts to ChatGPT and found the resulting document to be comparable to a well-written, college level paper. Which has led, inevitably, to the claim that AI will replace humans and take their jobs.

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Turning Your Innovation Lab into a Center of Excellence

Moves the Needle

Innovation labs have expertise but it’s not invention. They excel at exploration work, and exploration is the solution for how companies should deal with uncertainty. Therefore, we should be turning the innovation lab into a source that can drive exploration using KASE (Kickstart, Accelerate, Scale, Endure). The post Turning Your Innovation Lab into a Center of Excellence appeared first on Moves the Needle.

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2023: Making The Shift From Disruption To Resilience

Digital Tonto

It’s been roughly 25 years since Clayton Christensen inaugurated the disruptive era and what he initially intended to describe as a special case has been implemented as a general rule. Disruption is increasingly self-referential, used as both premise and conclusion, while the status quo is assumed to be inadequate as an a priori principle. The results, by just about any metric imaginable, have been tragic.

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Smart Office Tools and Technology to Drive Innovation in 2023

IdeaScale

With each new year comes exciting new office tools and technology. Implementing new technology is essential for remaining competitive in the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace. This goes beyond remaining competitive in your industry to streamlining operations and ensuring a desirable culture for your team. Your team wants cutting-edge technology and relies on you [.

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Helping discover your innovation pathway

Paul Hobcraft

You need to discover your innovation pathway. I started posting my thoughts on innovation in August 2010. I have written on this site alone, www.paul4innovating.com, by just coming up to a milestone of 700 posts focusing on innovation thoughts and opinions, so I just wanted to pause and think about all the different places I have tried to get the innovation message(s) out.

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Stereotype Threat: Why people perform worse at some tasks based on their identity

Idea to Value

Have you ever heard that women are bad drivers? Or that Asian students are good at math? Or that people who work in accounting are not creative? Well, there is a powerful psychological phenomenon which means that if someone is part of a group where there is a stereotype that they will underperform or be bad at a task, then that stereotype will actually make them perform worse.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How to Measure the Value of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Executing innovation at scale is a complex task and there’s plenty of advice out there on how supporting structures, whether physical or digital, should be architected, staffed, resourced, implemented, and continuously improved (see the ISO’s recommendations here ). The advice is equally abundant when it comes to the steps or actions innovation professionals need to take, or the gates through which they need to pass on their journey from strategy development and consultation with relevant audien

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Sustaining a Healthy World Through Growing Crop Health

Business and Tech

According to the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, the world is facing setbacks in agricultural production. Extreme weather events, climate change, economic shifts, and some government policies have impacted crop health and yields across the globe, and with it, some of the tools that deliver that production most efficiently. ­­. A thriving U.S. agricultural industry is at the core of building a healthy and resilient world.

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4 Signs Your Industry Might Be Disrupted

Digital Tonto

In the 1920s the Teapot Dome scandal rocked Washington. The Secretary of the Interior, Albert Bacon Fall, was found to have corruptly leased Navy petroleum reserves to private companies. In response, Congress was given the right to subpoena any US citizen’s tax records as well as increased regulation of campaign finance. In the century since, we have had continuous cycles of largesse and reform.

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How to Team Build to Spark Innovation

IdeaScale

Teamwork is essential for brainstorming new innovations and bringing your innovations to life. But first, you must build a cohesive team. If team building isn’t a current priority, or it has fallen by the wayside—it’s never too late to bring your team together. In fact, it may be precisely what they need to push themselves [.].

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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The needs of Innovation Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

The needs of Innovation Coherence. Innovation often fails to align with strategic needs. It is a known, well-discussed fact. This is often not the fault of the innovator but the very people designing but not sharing the strategy or failing to recognize all the implications this might mean in shifting resources, investing money or simply under-appreciating the complexities that often lie with innovation to conceive, validate, contribute and deliver the contributions into that strategy.

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“As long as my failing project keeps going, I won’t be a failure”

Idea to Value

Is it better to have grit , or know when to quit? A few weeks ago I was listen to an excellent episode of the Innovation Show podcast , with guest Annie Duke. It was about her new book “ Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away “ , and there was one topic they spoke about which really stuck with me when thinking about innovation projects.

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How to build an open innovation ecosystem

HYPE Innovation

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted and waits to be transformed.

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Key Technology Trends to Watch in 2023: From AI and 5G to Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity

Tullio Siragusa

Key Technology Trends to Watch in 2023: From AI and 5G to Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity No one has the absolute pulse on the trends more likely to gain traction this year, but having spoken to 400+ CEOs and CTOs of emerging tech companies as the ex-Producer and Host of a top-rated tech podcast, the trends point to the possibility for these five areas of tech to make progress in 2023 and beyond.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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The ecosystem evolution of microschools

Christensen Institute

“Why is a book hanging there?” That’s a question my 11-year-old son sprang on our family recently while we were waiting in line for a ride at an amusement park. The line was designed to look like an old movie set, and he had spotted a payphone. The phone itself—an artifact predating his lifetime—was an idea he was familiar with. But the book hanging under the phone was a mystery.

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How can you map out your Innovation Mix by Category and Level?

IdeaScale

Innovation can be optimized by taking a strategic approach to your innovation mix. Creating an innovation strategy leaves room for organic innovation, but ensures your approach is proactive and built with sustainability in mind. While the evolving market, economy, and organizational changes may create the need to pivot, mapping out your upcoming innovations by category [.

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Where will Innovation Management Software go?

Paul Hobcraft

Where will Innovation Management Software go? This morning I decided to have a chat on ChatGPT on the future of Innovation Management Software, I asked a number of questions in a short series and can well-relate to the answers provided incredibly quickly. What do you think? Do they make sense and are the suggestions a competitive threat or a trend towards a future that needs fully embracing before others do?

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Happiness is linked to higher creativity

Idea to Value

Many people have the stereotype of a creative person as someone who is broody, weird and possibly a little depressed. But according to research, the opposite might actually be true. Numerous studies have looked at what sort of mood results in people producing their most creative output. And the results are overwhelmingly clear: Being happy is good for your creativity.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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The Top Five Innovation Skills for Generating New Ideas

HYPE Innovation

Nature or nurture ? The question is as old as the world. A re we born the way we are or are we raised t o become t he people we are today ? The same goes for the traits and skills we use at work. Do we come into this world with a special talent and ability to innovate better than others, or is it something we can all learn and acquire over time? According to a study of 72 innovative entrepreneurs and 310 executives, the innovators demonstrated five key innovation skills consistently more than th

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Magnetize Your Team: How CEOs Can Attract the Right Leadership by Being the Right Leader

Tullio Siragusa

Magnetize Your Team: How CEOs Can Attract the Right Leadership by Being the Right Leader It’s been often said that a CEO’s success depends on hiring the right team, but this blog isn’t about that. It’s about how the CEO must first be the right leader, the kind of leader that will attract a team of people that want to see the CEO win because they earned it.

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Be In The Room

CorporateIntel

Over the past weeks, several major companies have announced various return-to-office policies. That means a requirement to be in an office some number of days each week. Thus far I have resisted sending a similar memo because I think for the most part this is best left to the judgment of department leaders who understand their goals, More than that, I am counting on the good judgment of individuals to make sense of advancing their career horizons.

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How to Keep Innovation Alive When Sales Are Down

IdeaScale

Whether it’s a bad quarter, your market or demographic is rapidly shrinking, or we are in the midst of a recession—you may be tempted to halt your innovation program. However, innovation is precisely what you need when your sales decline. This isn’t to suggest that you won’t need to pivot or downsize, but a strategic [.].

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Innovation comes in different forms and problems, all requiring financial support.

Paul Hobcraft

Developing countries need innovation and financial support. Innovation has a very tough job of attracting the necessary money to take a concept or idea all the way through to commercialization. There is always that constant asking about the economic return and the associated risks. Financing game-changing investments, replacing something existing or simply providing something new have tough financial questions always to be answered.

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Laughter can make people more creative

Idea to Value

We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine. But it turns out that if you want to be more creative and come up with highly original ideas, then laughter might also help you. In two sets of research studies, participants were either shown humorous film clips or were allowed to listen to humorous records before doing a creativity test. In both cases, compared to participants in a control group, those who were exposed to something funny and humorous performed better on the creativity test.

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4 Characteristics of a Culture of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Innovation culture is one of those terms that’s hard to define – poll 10 people on the street and we’d likely get 10 different interpretations. Yet we tend to know it when we see it. I often find myself working with companies that, in the past, have tried a generic “open suggestion box” approach to innovation: Create an ideas portal, let people post ideas spontaneously and see if anything interesting comes up.

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Maximizing Venture-Backed Company Success: The Importance of VC Investment in Operating Partners

Tullio Siragusa

Maximizing Venture-Backed Company Success: The Importance of VC Investment in Operating Partners Venture capital (VC) firms have long been a key source of funding for startup companies, providing the necessary capital to help these businesses grow and succeed. However, despite the vital role that VCs play in the startup ecosystem, the success rate of venture-backed companies is still relatively low.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!