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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 time to innovate is in the aftermath of a crisis

Jeffrey Phillips

I've spoken recently with a number of people employed by companies, large and small, and to a number of consultants. The list of challenges most businesses face in the aftermath of COVID is rather significant.

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Three tips for a sustainable post-pandemic plan.

Focused Momentum

Last weekend felt like the beginning of the beginning. Like many here in the US, my family celebrated the start of summer by joining two other families for a camping trip. We planned the trip this winter when Covid rates were soaring, and we were under Shelter in Place orders.

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Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway. Sustainability is rising to be top or close to the top of a boards agenda.

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!

What is the difference between Innovation, Invention and an Idea?

Idea to Value

I am a big fan of the TV show Dragon’s Den (UK), also called Shark Tank (USA). It is always entertaining to watch the inventors trying to get support for their new ideas and inventions, which they are convinced are going to change the world.

What is a Change Agent and How Can They Help Your Organization?


Overview: Change agents are individuals or groups who find and manage change across your organization.

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Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway. Sustainability is rising to be top or close to the top of a boards agenda.

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Creative Process: 5 stages which ideas go through

Idea to Value

What happens in the brain when we are having an idea? Why is it that we sometimes get our best ideas when we are not even thinking about them, like in the shower ?

What Can Your Business Learn About Innovation from Shark Tank Ideas?


Shark Tank has been around in some form or another since 2001, with the Japanese series “Money Tigers.” Yet the basic concept is simple: entrepreneurs pitch their idea to a panel of investors, who will pick their idea apart before deciding whether or not to invest.

For Innovation Be Led By Ideas Rather Than Hierarchy


As a general rule, organizations optimize for today. That is, they play the game not to lose ; the status quo is more important than the future. But innovation led organizations optimize for both today and the future; but with a long-term focus on protecting the future.

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.

Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway. Sustainability is rising to be top or close to the top of a boards agenda.

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Podcast S5E118: Mark Herschberg – The career skills they don’t teach you in college

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with author Mark Herschberg, helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at MIT, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,”.

DNA of an Innovative Business: Is It Yours?


With the acceleration of modern economic, societal and environmental changes, new opportunities are created everywhere, and often where we least expect them. The post DNA of an Innovative Business: Is It Yours? appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Would I Quit Social Media?


Social media, do we need it?

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!

Corporate Memory Part II


Corporate memory is an essential aspect of product innovation. Careful consideration is needed about what should be recorded and for how long. The post Corporate Memory Part II appeared first on Sopheon.

21 Common Innovation Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

Idea to Value

As all of us working on innovation know, it’s quite an opaque topic that many innovators and organizations don’t talk about openly. As a result, innovation is an area that’s fraught with many common myths and misconceptions.

3 Ways Innovation in Asia is Different

Board of Innovation

How fostering innovation in Asia needs to be different from Silicon Valley’s benchmark. The post 3 Ways Innovation in Asia is Different appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy

How To Think Clearly


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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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.

Being a Leader is Like Being an Improv Actor

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the skills that all of us need to develop as we want to be and behave like a leader is to develop the skills of an improv actor. The foundational aspect of any improv actor is the ability to be fully present in the moment and respond to their stimuli.

Invincible Company of the month: Harper


Innovation is an emerging profession that substantially differs from managing a business and is not the same as traditional R&D. The myth around innovation is that “it’s all coming up with brand new products or services”.

How to develop agile leaders in the New Age

The Future Shapers

Speed ??is is essential to business success. More than just a “blink of an eye” experience, today’s era demands accelerating change.

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Returpen: Bringing Circularity into Healthcare

Board of Innovation

Novo Nordisk’s pilot project, Returpen, is designed to collect used insulin pens in order to recycle the materials. The post Returpen: Bringing Circularity into Healthcare appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Social Impact Life sciences

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.

Has Remote Work Created an Imposter Syndrome Problem?

Cascade Strategy

The transition towards more widespread remote work has been coming for a while now, but it’s almost certainly the case that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant accelerator of this shift.

Soft Skills can be Taught the Way Many of us Learn: Through Dynamic Connections.

Daniel Burrus

During this unique period of technology-driven transformation, the education sector has so far been slow to embrace the power of digital tools that can be used to accelerate learning.

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

The Future Shapers

As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavour. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions.



In the first blog in our latest series, “Developing a human-centric future fitness focus” we shared the three characteristics that offer senior executives a “unique unfreezing opportunity” from the COVID-19 hiatus.

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.

Top Marketing Strategies Differentiating Starbucks, Coca-Cola & Apple

Cascade Strategy

Have you ever wondered why there's so much buzz around brands like Coca-Cola, Apple, and Starbucks? Have you asked yourself what makes them so special when many other brands are churning out almost the same products?

8 best project management tools


With the rapid transition to work from home, the recent adoption of project management tools has skyrocketed. To-do list, timelines, monitoring progress, and file sharing.

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Christian Care Ministry: Customer Month Spotlight!


Today, we bring you the third and final guest in our mini-series of Customer Month Spotlights here on the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast with our host, Mark Graban. We'll do more of these interviews in the future—let's make every month "customer month".

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Pulse of Innovation: Managing Innovators


Every so often we ask our community to sound off on popular topics in innovation and share their best tips, tricks, and advice in hopes that their answers may inspire others in the field.

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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.