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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! ]].

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.

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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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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.

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!

Why decision makers react to creative ideas like vomit: The Anti-Creativity Bias

Idea to Value

Why is it that while so many companies say they want to encourage creativity, they actually end up rejecting it? Are they lying, or is there something unconscious which is happening?

Breaking the Innovation Stereotypes: The Case of Curry Express

InnovationManagement

We often hear about the concept of innovation and its importance in enhancing the competitiveness of an organization however, the excessive use of this term has distorted its true meaning and content.

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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 Sunk Cost Fallacy

Idea to Value

If you or your company has invested in an innovation or project, and it just is not working, when is the right time to stop it? Or if everything is going fine in your company but the market is changing, how do you know when to change the business model?

Before You Build a Kanban Excel Template, Consider This

Kainexus

The internet is full of free Kanban Excel templates that you can download. That’s not surprising because the format of a Kanban board can be very simple, and Excel is attractive because most people know how to use its basic features, and everyone in the company probably already has access to it.

Innovation Tools: Questions for Leaders vs Project Scorecard

Strategyzer

Having the right tools often makes the difference between success and missed opportunity. An equally important factor that gets much less shine however is the use of the right tool at the right time.

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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.

Building innovation into a small charity’s DNA

The Future Shapers

The coronavirus pandemic has magnified inequalities and other issues which are ingrained in our society – technology can help us do that effectively and at scale.

What is Creativity? The Definition, history and science of creativity

Idea to Value

What is creativity? What makes some ideas and things creative, while others are not? What is the definition of creativity? What is the history of creativity? And why is creativity important?

Memorial Health System: Customer Month Spotlight!

Kainexus

Today, we have guests on the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast with our host, Mark Graban. Our guests are both part of the Process Excellence department at Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio, one of our customers.

Thou Shalt Define Innovation for Your Organization

Innovation Leader

In his second commandment, Moisés Noreña explores the importance of creating an innovation wide definition of innovation

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!

OSHA Training: The Importance of Safety Standards in Organizations

Cascade Strategy

What is OSHA? To prevent workers from injuries and ill-health, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed.

Podcast S5E117: John Saunders – Optimising incremental innovations

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with John Saunders, author of the Optimizer: Building and Leading a Team of Serial Innovators , former Wall Street sales leader and serial investor.

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Killers of Innovation Part 4 – The Environment

The Future Shapers

Rapid market shifts, crises, or regulations always affect innovation. While they can create various opportunities, there is a lot of evidence of a strong negative impact.

The Emergence of a Post-COVID Landscape

Innovation Leader

Members discussed the advent of hybrid work, how startup companies have fared during the pandemic, the sudden reliance on e-commerce, and much more. See notes from the gathering

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.

Autocratic Leadership: An Outdated Approach?

Cascade Strategy

If you look at any of the origin stories of some of the biggest companies in the world, you’re likely to see talismanic figures who stand out above the rest and personify the company’s image in your mind.

The Art Bias

Idea to Value

When I speak with everyday people, almost always a proportion of them will tell me that they are not creative.

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How Amazon Used Trends to Buy MGM for Free

Adam Hartung

Amazon earned up so much "trend value" from anticipating trends that they bought MGM, essentially for free. Innovation Investing Software Strategy Trends amazon e-commerce trend trend value walmart

Moises’ 10 Commandments for Innovation and Growth

Innovation Leader

In this series, Moisés Noreña shares his “10 Commandments for Innovation and Growth” at established companies

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.

The 6 Best Supply Chain Strategies I've Ever Seen!

Cascade Strategy

Organizations will say they understand the importance of supply chain management, yet 61% of the organizations that participated in a Logistics Bureau survey didn’t have an effective supply chain strategy in place. Strategy Reporting

The Science of Dreams and How to Interpret Them

Tullio Siragusa

The Science of Dreams and How to Interpret Them. A lot of people are curious about dreams and their origin. Most dreams are usually absurd, and open to various interpretation. While many scientists say that dreams occur in correspondence with the last thought that went through our minds when we fell asleep, many others think that it is a game of our subconscious mind. The interpretation of dreams has become very vague and ambiguous.

6 Critical Lessons I Learned as a Startup CEO

Entrepreneur - Innovation

No one can fully prepare you for that top spot as CEO, but here's how to set yourself up for success. Leadership Qualities

Copying Another Culture Doesn’t Transform Yours

Game-Changer

One mistake I’ve seen entrepreneurs, and leaders of established businesses, make is to adopt practices from other companies without thinking through how those practices fit withing their existing strategy and culture. For the last 4 months I’ve been advising a logistics company on overall strategy as well as organizational culture.

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.

Accelerating Accelerators

100%Open

We’ve been thinking a lot about accelerators and the role they place in the innovation sphere recently, so that’s our theme this month! Acceleration has become an established part of the mainstream innovation landscape.

Making Difficult Conversations Easier: 3 Quick Tips

CMOE

Why Can’t We Talk? A survey* of nearly 10,000 employees across 272 organizations revealed that a shocking 81% of people in a leadership or managerial role regularly avoid courageous conversations with their direct reports.

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4 Ways Market Leaders Use Innovation to Foster Business Growth

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Forward-thinkers constantly strive to diversify and streamline their products and services, turning novelties into commodities desired by many. Innovators

There is such a thing as a bad idea! 10 Mistakes to avoid when brainstorming

The Future Shapers

While it can be fun to brainstorm at a round table strewn with multi-coloured markers, oddly-shaped sticky note pads, scattered candy, and Rubik’s Cubes, ideation sessions often prove to be wasted effort. Here we explore 10 common mistakes made when setting up brainstorming sessions.

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.