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This air cooling system for the slums uses plastic bottles and requires no electricity

Idea to Value

In Bangladesh, 70% of the population live without regular electricity, often in tin-sided huts which can reach 45°C inside. This simple solution is made from recycled materials and can cool a room by 5 degrees, making life much more bearable.

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Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster

Rocketspace

Startups are innovating. Corporations are reinventing. We take a look at both in Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster.

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How to conquer your audience

Exago

Giving you easy access to new sources of innovation, open innovation practices allow you to ask different questions of different communities. The post How to conquer your audience appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights initiative-success open-innovation

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The Main Impediment to Innovation

Destination Innovation

What is impeding innovation in your business today? I asked this question at a Master Class on Innovation I ran recently for senior executives leaders in large organizations. The answers included many corporate culture issues such as: - We are risk averse. There is a fear of failure.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports

Idea to Value

Believe it or not, this isn’t the only innovation website out there, and I’m not the only innovation consultant in the world.

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

Digital Tonto

The crazy predictions Ray Kurzweil made a decade ago don’t seem so outlandish now. Related posts: The Singularity: Apocalypse or Nerd Rapture? Facebook, Instagram and the Singularity. Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Productivity Is For The Robots (For Now)

Game-Changer

It’s inevitable, the robots are coming for our jobs. McKinsey Global Institute predicts that robots could increase global productivity 50% by 2025, adding $2 trillion to the economy ; other studies point to similar outcomes.

Setting the Vision for Innovation is as Easy as ABC

Idea to Value

A Great Leader paints an ABC vision – Appealing , Believable and Challenging. You cannot expect your team to be enthusiastic and innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed. It is up to the leader to set the course and give a bearing for the future. This is set in broad terms and is described as the mission, core purpose or vision for the organisation.

Why Real Mistakes Lead to Bigger Innovations

Innovation Excellence

The vast majority of executives (even "enlightened" innovation leaders) unwittingly kill promising innovations long before the upside or risk can be determined. This silent killer curtails or dooms most corporate innovation efforts.

Muhammad Ali an analogy for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a sports guy. I like all kinds of sports. Grew up playing baseball, football and running track. When my kids came along naturally they adopted other sports than the ones I was familiar with so I've learned to "love" swimming and soccer. If you know swim meets you'll appreciate the joke we pass around our family: I hope my last day on earth is at a swim meet, because they never end.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

How Do You Train People In Jobs That Yet To Exist?

Game-Changer

Every technological transitions replaces or eliminates existing jobs but also creates new ones; the challenge is transitioning those who are left behind because they’ve become experts at doing things that are no longer needed.

To Successfully Implement Innovation in Business, You Must Fight Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

Idea to Value

The new innovation in business book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation explains that the main reason even the most promising innovative ideas fail is due to the organizational failure to implement the innovation plans. Why is it that organizations shy away from innovation implementation?

Successful Implementation: Fighting Innovation Assassination and Organizational Culture of Fear

Innovation Excellence

To successfully implement Innovation in business, you must fight organizational culture of fear and innovation assassination.

Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant?

Faisal Hoque

Here's what you need to know to balance your intuition with the data—now that there's more of it than ever. The post Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant? appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Research, invention and innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm pissed off today. I'm pissed off because our elected officials continue to denigrate entrepreneurs and business people. Yesterday Nancy Pelosi, the democratic demogoge of Hollywood, lectured people about the iPhone. Steve Jobs and Apple, she claimed, did not create the iPhone. If this is true you must be wondering, well, how did they get all that revenue and profit then?

Creative Quickies – Taking Both Business Strategy Paths at Once

BrainZooming

My natural inclination when it comes to business strategy is to identify what is MOST IMPORTANT and build everything around that. Tie the objectives, priorities, and strategies to a very tight focus for an organization.

How to Adopt the Innovative Mindset

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is an iterative process. You can create a detailed plan for how to innovate, but these strategies rarely survive their first contact with the market. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” said boxer Mike Tyson. Success comes when you learn to adapt.

Diversity: A Driver of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Take a look at the people around you at work. What do you notice? Well, we all differ from one another. But appearances aren't the only way we differ, it's the unique views and backgrounds that we bring that can help you boost your creativity at work. Diversity is a driver of creativity.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Innovation circles the publishing industry

Jeffrey Phillips

There are a few relatively hide-bound industries in the US that have to date been somewhat impervious to real innovation. If you've followed this blog you know that I believe traditional retail banking is one of those industries. Retail banking is already dead, it just doesn't know it yet. Another industry ripe for innovation is the book publishing industry. Sure, self-publishing is on the rise, and I published my last book (shameless plug alert!)

Strategic Priorities – Crunch Time for an Entrepreneur

BrainZooming

When something has to give, what strategic priorities will you give up? When it is crunch time, what will emerge as your real strategic priorities? And are the priorities you pick the same strategic priorities you said you’d emphasize when it was time earlier in the year for strategic thinking?

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Why Values are Very Important for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Would you know what things matter to your employees? This post explores why this matters, especially for innovation. Continue reading → Innovation Management People & Skills culture Values

How PwC Turns ‘Corporate Antibodies’ Into Allies

Innovation Leader

Every company has antibodies, or necessary guardians of the enterprise. Mitra Best of PwC shares five tactics that can help productively engage these antibodies

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Visa Calls on Startups for Innovative Solutions

Planview Spigit

On April 29th, in order to solve their biggest business challenges, Visa turned to the startup community for help with the announcing of its second-annual Everywhere Initiative.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

It’s always incredible to work directly with Brainzooming blog readers in supporting their companies’ innovation strategy objectives.

Apple is Not the Next Blackberry, it’s the Next Toyota

Innovation Excellence

In a blog post that recently went viral, Marco Arment argued that Apple may be the next Blackberry. He pointed out that, while other tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google are advancing in key artificial intelligence technologies, Apple is falling behind.

Four Lessons From My Great Bosses/Mentors

Mills-Scofield

Posted this in Medium this week. Given all the discussion on Women in Tech, Silicon Valley biases, etc., I thought it was time to repost. and learn. “ “ My first boss at Bell Labs had a habit of yelling.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Visa Calls on Startups for Innovative Solutions

Planview Spigit

On April 29th, in order to solve their biggest business challenges, Visa turned to the startup community for help with the announcing of its second-annual Everywhere Initiative.

How Science & Trends Drive Innovation at Nestlé Purina

Innovation Leader

Dan Smith of Purina offered Innovation Leader a look at how the pet food giant created a hit new product, and how human eating and shopping trends impact its business

Creativity Redefined for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The words “creative” and “creativity” have been hi-jacked by the world of advertising. The word means something specific to those familiar with Mad Men or Thirty-something advertising stereotypes.

How to create a culture of innovation?

Be-novative

Last week we held an event, which gave attendees a new perspective on successfully creating and maintaining innovation culture in companies. With two guest presenters, we talked about innovation technologies and best practices from Fortune500 companies and Silicon Valley startups.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.