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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.

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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Designing unique workshops is hard work

The Future Shapers

Understanding innovation requires a deep awareness- through a variety of tailored or purpose-designed workshops, dialogues or discovery trips you can rapidly enhance your awareness and grasp of what ‘makes up’ innovation.

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.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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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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.

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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.

The story of the Vasa, the innovative ship that sunk immediately

Idea to Value

What happens when the scope of a project is constantly changed? Well, usually complete and utter failure. In 1626, the King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus was at war with Poland-Lithuania.

Business Testing: Is your Hypothesis Really Validated?

Strategyzer

Entrepreneurs and corporate innovators alike often struggle to figure out when their hypothesis is validated, because it isn’t as simple as we’d like to believe. Innovation Process: Testing Business Ideas

The 6 Best Business Strategy Examples I've Ever Seen

Cascade Strategy

I previously wrote an article about why so many strategies fail. Here though, I want to focus on the flip-side of that coin. I want to share with you my personal top 6 picks for the best business strategy examples of all time. Enjoy and more importantly, add your own examples in the comments below!

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.

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.

Podcast S5E114: Stefano Mastrogiacomo – High Impact Tools for Teams

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Stefano Mastrogiacomo. He is from Strategyzer and a Professor, as well as the author of High Impact Tools for Teams: 5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast .

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How to Select Your Best Value Innovation Project – The Secret is in a Well-Managed Product Project Portfolio!

InnovationManagement

Innovation is on everyone's lips as a solution to post-COVID economic recovery. The world of innovation has a very broad definition: It’s often referred to as an information technology innovation. but our worldwide economy is still very reliant on manufacturing.

Verizon’s AOL/Yahoo Debacle – Think You Can Fix That?

Adam Hartung

Verizon destroyed about $220 B in value in AOL and Yahoo. They failed to see trends and then failed to respond to disruptive innovators. Was it the CEOs? The PE company? Here's a preview of the book!

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Making sense of innovation pipelines, funnels, and portfolios

The Future Shapers

If you have heard of the innovation pipeline, innovation funnel, and innovation portfolio, you might have wondered—what is the difference? And more importantly, does it matter, or is it about semantics? That’s exactly what I want to address in this article.

Join me next week, 18th May, for a live “Ask Me Anything” session

Idea to Value

I don’t do very many mass-market public speaking engagements anymore. I am very picky about who I work with nowadays, and it is almost always just for private corporate or educational events. However, if you can build up trust with me, I will pay it back a thousand-fold.

Learn the Amazon Playbook to Innovate Faster & Get Better Results

Innovation Leader

Jelena Joffe Weil and Peter Gardner share how Amazon has tapped into the startup ecosystem. That includes creating a repeatable innovation process, identifying the best partners, and overcoming internal barriers to innovation

How to Design and Use an A3 Management Process Template

Kainexus

Whether you’ve read volumes about various business methodologies and the philosophy of continuous improvement or just a few articles, you can’t be blamed if you’ve started to wonder if Toyota developed every improvement technique.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

What Might be the Next Revolution?

Inspiring Next

Oh Really? We have defined the digital-physical integration as Industry 4.0. We have seen advances in digital-biological systems and also the biological-physical systems. Is it time for Digital-Physical-Biological confluence to create a whole new world?

Did these scientists just find the genes which allowed Humans to become creative?

Idea to Value

A fascinating new study could shed some light on the evolution of creativity in Homo Sapiens. The April 2021 publication Evolution of genetic networks for human creativity by Zwir, I., Del-Val, C., Hintsanen, M. et al.

Cracking the Contract Conundrum

Innovation Leader

Nikhil Gargeya and Diana Joseph provide a framework for getting past the initial conversation into concrete action when it comes to large companies partnering with startups

Pricing Innovation and New Product Development with Kyle Westra

Viima

In this episode of our The Innovation Room podcast , we’ll be focusing on a very important and interesting, but often challenging and misunderstood topic: the pricing of innovation and new product development.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

How To Make Sure Your SMB Is Being Energy Efficient

InnovationManagement

Making your business environmentally sustainable does not mean reducing total material demand. Still, it does require more effective use of energy and resources and the mitigation of current waste streams.

The Decency Quotient

The Future Shapers

Strong leaders must be able to see the big picture, make good connections and get on with achieving positive results. But what happens when “not so smart” leaders get elected or take over a company?

An ecosystem platform for innovation communities, with Lukas Strniste from Corporate Innovators

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Lukas Strniste takes us to his innovation ecosystem platform, with several modules monitored by the orchestrator of the ecosystem - eLearning, community, knowledge base, remote events, marketplace etc.

How to Improve Supply Chain Strategy- The 6 Best Models

Cascade Strategy

Improving supply chain strategy is HARD and if you’re reading this, you more than likely have a supply chain that you’re looking to improve. Strategy Execution Strategic Analysis & Evolution Strategy Implementation strategy transition

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.

Privacy, Transparency and Auditability — How the New Generation of Blockchains Are Spurring Adoption

Entrepreneur - Innovation

On Bitcoin and Ethereum, every transaction is visible to anyone using block explorers, but zero-knowledge proofs change that. Finance

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You

Tullio Siragusa

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You. A lot of people get confused with the concepts of living your passion versus your purpose. There are those who substitute their purpose for their passion and over time, this misconception messes with their lives and their careers. We all want to live passionately and with purpose, but it is not something we pursue, it is something that finds us instead.

Quick “MVP” Deployment: Mondel?z International’s Approach to Enterprise Innovation Management

Sopheon

Mondel?z z International is a global food leader with names like Oreo, Cadbury and Chips Ahoy in its long line of historied and well-loved brands. Even though Mondel?z z International is a relatively young company, it is built on several foundational brands, some of which date back over 100 years.

Why & How Team Leaders Can Use a Delegation Framework

CMOE

Great leaders understand the value of delegation. When a team leader delegates responsibilities to individual contributors, it illustrates the leader’s belief in their potential—this can save nearly 79 percent of team members from quitting.

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.