Sat.Nov 11, 2023 - Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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Four Ways to Refine Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Just like innovation itself, an innovation program is constantly being shaped by the environment around it over time. A good innovation program absorbs new information and ideas constantly. So how do you refine it? 1. Look For Feedback Your innovation process will likely touch an enormous range of stakeholders, from internal departments to your biggest [.

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We Are Killing Innovation in America

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Throughout America’s history, technological innovation has been key to security and prosperity. Whether it was through entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Thomas Watson, or government programs like the Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program and the Human Genome Project, The United States has been on the cutting edge.

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To Overcome Resistance To Change, You Need A Strategy, Not A Slogan

Digital Tonto

When we’re passionate about an idea, we want others to see it the same way we do, with all its beautiful complexity and nuance. We want to believe that if others can just understand the idea, they will embrace it. That’s why most change management practices focus on persuasion, explaining the need for change and creating a sense of urgency. But consider recent research that finds that we can’t even agree on simple concepts such as what a penguin is and it becomes clear that for any given initiat

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Building a CFO-Ready Business Case for Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

Learn why crafting a compelling business case is essential when implementing an innovation management platform. Make data-driven decisions for success.

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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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We could all benefit from more failures

Idea to Value

People are afraid of failure. In fact, people tend to avoid failing publicly wherever possible, especially in the workplace. This can result in people and projects trying to hide failure , or avoid trying things which challenge them at all so that they are less likely to fail. There are deep-rooted evolutionary reasons why we feel losses and negative experiences more strongly than successes, so we try and avoid the losses even if it means not experiencing potential successes as well.

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Generative AI – The End of Empty Textboxes

TechEmpower Innovation

We recently completed a web-based application that uses a unique algorithm to match professionals with new career opportunities. As part of the onboarding process, the app asks both job seekers and employers what they’re looking for - in a text box - while providing a few suggestions in a pop-up. If you’ve ever used a similar application, (or if you’ve ever used the Internet at all) you’ve probably seen this approach before.

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Research: How Women Improve Decision-Making on Boards

Harvard Business Review

This article reports on a study of women and men directors at more than 200 publicly traded companies on the major stock exchanges in the U.S. and Europe. The results provide key insights on how the presence of women influences boards. First, it turns out that women directors come to board meetings well-prepared and concerned with accountability. Second, women are not shy about acknowledging when they don’t know something, are more willing to ask in-depth questions, and seek to get things on the

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Capturing Attention in the Digital Age: A Design Thinking Approach

Tullio Siragusa

Capturing Attention in the Digital Age: A Design Thinking Approach In the modern digital landscape, attention is the new currency, surpassing traditional commodities in value. This blog explores how Design Thinking, with its human-centered, creative problem-solving approach, can be pivotal in capturing and sustaining attention in a world where it is increasingly scarce.

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How Walmart’s doula care investment will improve maternal health

Christensen Institute

Crisis. In the US, we are in the midst of a maternal health crisis. Our recently released report, If health is wealth, America’s working mothers are living in extreme poverty , highlights how this is not only an issue for mothers, but also for children, employers, and the nation. In it, we offer a pathway and framework for better health, and here I’ll highlight how the nation’s largest private employer, Walmart, is taking a leadership role, just as we propose.

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Strategic Issue Diagnosis

IdeaScale

You think things are changing fast? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. We’re just at the start of changes in technology, global competition, and geo-demographic transformations. Futurists tell us that the rate of technological change is accelerating, along with related changes in society, culture, and geopolitics, which means that all sorts of new challenges and opportunities [.

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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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Surround Yourself with Colleagues Who Boost Your Performance

Harvard Business Review

When it comes to building a network, new research shows that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy; different kinds of people benefit from different kinds of networks. The key challenge, then, is to figure out the right kind of network for you. In this article, the authors share the findings of their research, which shows that the key to building a performance-boosting network is to include people who support you in areas where your cognitive style is not naturally suited.

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Simple Innovations Sometimes Are the Best

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley Innovations don’t have to be complicated to be impactful. They just need to deliver enough additional value that existing solutions become widely replaced, or flipped around, for the new solution to be widely adopted. Recently I have been seeing a new simple, yet elegant, solution driving around the streets of Seattle.

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Zhang Ruimin: A Lifetime Of Maximizing Human Value

Bill Fischer

Haier's Zhang Ruimin has not only pioneered a new way of thinking about how large, complex organizations might work, but he actually navigated such change, and it worked!

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3 Leadership Traits That Make You Easy to Follow

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Leadership is no longer about leading from the front; it's rather about how can you bring people along with you. And these three traits will help you get there.

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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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When Your Go-To Problem-Solving Approach Fails

Harvard Business Review

We make decisions all day, every day. The way we make decisions depends largely on context and our own unique problem-solving style. But, sometimes a tough workplace situation turns our usual problem-solving style on its head. Situationality is the culmination of many factors including location, life stage, decision ownership, and team dynamics. To make effective choices in the workplace, we often need to put our well-worn decision-making habits to the side and carefully ponder all aspects of th

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Disagreements Can Be a Good Thing

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When you have nothing to say, don’t say it. But, when you have something to say, you must say it. When you think your response might be taken the wrong way, it will. When you take care to respond effectively, your response might be taken the wrong way.

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Breaking the Mold: Rethinking Customer Needs in the Age of Anticipatory Thinking

Daniel Burrus

To create the next great product or service, it has been standard practice to ask the customer questions like: “What do you want ? What do you need ? What will make your life easier ?” These simple inquiries should lead to a simple answer. It is then our responsibility as businesses and organizations to respond with products, services, or processes that meet customers’ needs while increasing our margins and market share.

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Optimizing Processes Through Lean Management [How-To] | KaiNexus

Kainexus

Lean management is a systematic approach to eliminating waste and optimizing processes to maximize efficiency, improve quality, and enhance customer value. It originated in manufacturing but has since been applied to various industries and sectors. Optimizing processes is crucial for organizations because it directly impacts their competitiveness, profitability, and overall success.

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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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What CEOs Need to Know About the Costs of Adopting GenAI

Harvard Business Review

CEOs must not overlook the intricacies of genAI costs. CEOs must integrate the multifaceted costs into their strategic vision, acknowledging nuances such as inference cost, fine-tuning cost, prompt engineering cost, cloud expenses, talent costs, and operation costs. Additionally, CEOs need to be vigilant about often overlooked expenses, including infrastructure overhaul, data security, and ethical considerations.

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Six Ways to Put Customers At the Center of Your Business

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken It’s not uncommon to hear leaders say, “We must put the customer at the core of everything we do.” What does that really mean? I had a chance to interview Howard Moodycliffe for Amazing Business Radio.

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To foster young talent, employers need to share their social capital

Christensen Institute

In July 2023, our team published “ People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which we leveraged our social capital playbook to provide direct support to a group of three intermediary organizations—Education Strategy Group, Generation Schools N

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16 Ways to Customize AI Content to Ensure It's Yours

BrainZooming

AI platforms can quickly crank out tremendous volumes of content at amazing rates. Where does all that content originate? There’s not typically a good answer to this question. The challenge in answering the question isn’t dissimilar to the difficulty in parsing out all the learning, experiences, imagination, and everything else that goes into creating a specific piece of human-generated content.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Retaining the Best of Your Culture Amid Organizational Change

Harvard Business Review

While leaders are often focused on how to transform their organizations — and, specifically, their cultures — an equally difficult challenge is keeping a culture steady. As companies go through big changes, they need to retain the best elements of their shared assumptions, values, and common behaviors. Based on the author’s work as an organizational and social psychologist and 20 years of advising firms and leaders on culture, soft skills, and performance, she offers four tactics to keep the cul

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Framing Your 2024 Strategy

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore Fall is in the air, which brings to mind the season’s favorite sport—no, not football, strategic planning! Let’s face it, 2023 has been a tough year for most of us, with few annual plans surviving first contact with an economy that was not so much sluggish as simply hesitant.

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Celebrating NetSuite's 25th: SuiteWorld Highlights Innovation and Business AI Insights for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur - Innovation

I spoke at SuiteWorld – here's what I learned about how a small business can make the most of their tech.

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Effective product roadmapping: How to align timelines, resources and stakeholders

Sopheon

Releases mark phases of the product roadmap dedicated to accomplishing a specific goal or theme, or to represent the amount of work that will fit in a block of time. Product roadmaps can serve as a valuable tool to ensure that the entire product management process runs smoothly, from planning to execution.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Use GenAI to Uncover New Insights into Your Competitors

Harvard Business Review

Companies have a growing problem of information overload regarding markets and competitors, which often prevents the C-suite from making the best decisions available given the data at its disposal. While generative AI is often pitched as a way to create new content (information in, message out), it can work just as well — or depending on the application, even better — in reverse (message in, information out).

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Innovation Evolution in the Era of AI

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard Half a decade ago, I laid out a perspective on the evolution of innovation. Now, I return to these reflections with a sentiment of both awe and unease as I observe the profound impacts of AI on innovation and business at large.

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What is Innovation Management?

eZassi

Navigating Innovation Management: Implement a Scalable Process and Engaging Platform for Enterprise Ideation and Collaboration Creating Open Innovation Solutions Regardless of your organization’s innovation portfolio size or scope, every business needs a strategy and competitive advantage for growth and technological advancement. Supporting an innovative culture and adopting an innovation management platform across your company assesses valuable KPIs of the current pipeline and promotes future o

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Defining a Systematic Approach to Oil and Gas Real-Estate Portfolio Management and Optimization

Planview

Of the varieties of enterprise real-estate portfolios, the oil and gas industry claims some of the most complex asset inventories with the highest risk. As the market continues to evolve and regulatory obligations expand, oil and gas companies may find that the complexity of their portfolios has quickly outgrown the standard means of management, requiring more in-depth optimization techniques.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.