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Digital Innovation meets As a service

Jeffrey Phillips

For a while now I've been considering the impact of all the emerging digital transformation tools on innovation. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and a host of other technologies will have a bit impact on how corporations conduct work and create new insights and new products and services.

So Your Idea Got Rejected

Phil McKinney


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Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?


Change your company’s structure to get bigger and better ideas. Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. But what’s the secret to getting it? While most companies agree that innovation is vital, few actually spend time creating structures or devising rewards systems hinged on creativity. Many leaders also struggle with the fact that innovation comes from culture, something that’s hard to measure or manage.

What if the current use of your product were banned?

Destination Innovation

Have you ever used a knife as a screwdriver or a shoe as a hammer? If so you repurposed a product for an application that the producer did not foresee. You put the product to another use. This idea can be a fruitful source of innovations for your product or service if you only you can think laterally. De Beers is a diamond mining company founded in South Africa in 1888.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Podcast S2E34: Catherine Orer – How artists can raise the value of their work

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Catherine Orer about what it takes for artists to raise the value of their work. We cover several areas, including what sort of research artists need to undertake to understand what the market is willing to pay, determining their own vision of what they want their art to be, and overcoming the fear of the “business side” of things to be able to actually make their art into a sustainable, profitable business.

Why Corporate Transformations Fail So Consistently (And How To Fix It)

Digital Tonto

The truth is you can’t overpower, bribe or coerce people to embrace change Related posts: If You Want To Change The World, You Need To Start With A Keystone Change. If You Want To Change The World, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Movements Transformation

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Embracing Your Company’s ‘Digital Destiny’

Innovation Excellence

Every single industry has a “digital destiny” – an inevitable and unavoidable future that will be shaped by the forces of digital technology. There are no exceptions here. There’s no chance of escaping and somehow clinging on to the past. Just like previous waves of disruptive technological change throughout human history, nothing can possibly impede. Digital Feature Of The Week Innovation Alibaba Caterpillar

Sky is the limit: intrapreneurship at Air France

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Discover the enticing intrapreneurs program at Air France with its sharp creator Marine Gall, VP Innovation and Intrapreneurship. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Air France Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneur Marine Gall Open Innovation Start-up Technology

The Eureka Moment Myth

Digital Tonto

It is collaboration among many, not sudden epiphanies, that really changes the world Related posts: How Innovation Really Happens. Let’s Not “Yada Yada” Innovation. Here’s Why No One Cares About. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

How Change Management and Innovation Intersect


Innovation by definition means change. Not all change, however, is innovative. Change – whether innovative or not – is inevitable, and the people and companies that regard change as a leverageable asset are the ones that end up better off for pursuing change. Those that see change as a problem, or something to be avoided at best limit themselves, and at worst, fail outright. Change isn’t easy, and that’s why the concept of change management exists.

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

DNA may be the Answer to Data Storage Problem

Innovation Excellence

Data, as many have noted, has become the new oil, meaning that we no longer regard the information we store as merely a cost of doing business, but a valuable asset and a potential source of competitive advantage. It has become the fuel that powers advanced technologies such as machine learning. A problem that’s emerging, however, is that. Innovation Big Data Data Storage DNA

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The Power of Brand: It Starts With Trust


I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan and have written about how the Jordan brand has driven culture and stayed relevant; even though MJ has been retired for almost 20 years. Air Jordan’s are highly coveted, specifically the older ones. Last week saw the re-release of the Air Jordan 4 Bred ; one of the most iconic sneakers thanks to a very famous shot. Bred for the moment. — Jordan (@Jumpman23) April 29, 2019.

How biometrics can augment the way you understand customers

Board of Innovation

In the first part of our series exploring what’s next in empathy and design-thinking methods, we look how the latest cognitive research technologies offer new insights into users’ minds. The post How biometrics can augment the way you understand customers appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration Expertise

The Best Innovation Leaders Need to Do These Two Things


What is the role of leadership in an innovation program? In reviewing the stories our clients have shared these past 4 years, I identified two common roles for leadership in an innovation program: The post The Best Innovation Leaders Need to Do These Two Things appeared first on Innovation Management. Strategies

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Older Innovators: The Surprising Answer To Our Country’s Talent Gap

Innovation Excellence

Four years ago, I was fortunate enough to lead Panasonic’s people efforts for the world’s largest startup, the Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory. As my team was tasked with bringing on nearly half of what would ultimately be a 7,000 employee plant, there were times when we brought on more than 300 new team members per month –. Innovation Jobs jobs Talent

Innovators as Integrators


We assume that innovators are never short on ideas, that their problem tends to be focus and follow-through. But I would like to challenge this common storyline. In my years of talking with innovators, I have met many who fit the garage-dwelling idea junkie. But I have met just as many who don’t come at innovation with their own ideas. They are a different type. They are the trend watchers, industry integrators, and incessant networkers.

10 Companies That Failed To Innovate, Resulting In Business Failure | Collective Campus


It’s crazy to think that 88% of the Fortune 500 firms that existed in 1955 are gone. These companies have either gone bankrupt, merged, or still exist but have fallen from the top Fortune 500 companies. Most of the companies on the list in 1955 are unrecognizable, forgotten companies today

Leading Innovation within Government Agencies: What to Drive and What to Avoid


As innovation professionals, we too often look for inspiration from organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Spotify, Google, etc. Cultures within these businesses are encourage transparency, experimentation and autonomy resulting in engaged workforce of the best and brightest minds, pumping out game changing products on-schedule, on-budget and on-point. We want that for the organizations that we support. We want to drive those behaviors.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Can you Teach Intuition?

Innovation Excellence

When I walked into the boardroom I knew something was seriously off key here. The new CEO was sitting with his back to his team. Some leaders were juggling with their phones, others were answering emails. This was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting about the strategy for the coming two years. It was one. Creativity culture Innovation

The Risks of Sticking with Legacy Technology

Daniel Burrus

Legacy technology is like that old pair of jeans you wore as a teenager. They are comfortable” was always your answer to any inquiry. Move that anecdote onto a larger stage and you have a fairly accurate picture of why many organizations hold on to legacy technology—tools that are long outdated: comfort. In a world of exponential change, legacy technology is trouble. Continuing to use outdated technology of all sorts is costly beyond the financial spectrum. Legacy Technology Defined.

How was it for you?


How mentoring can add value. Merely having experience does not make a great mentor. Sometimes it doesn’t even make a good one. Above all, mentoring requires curiosity and empathy. You must be able to apply these in a conversation and you must be able to recognise and cultivate them in the person that you are mentoring. Today’s leaders are expected to show more than just talent and ambition. They are expected to demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence.

We Need More Human Dignity

Tullio Siragusa

We Need More Human Dignity. I often think about what is needing to address many of the issues we face as a society being multi-dimensional. There are many social movements in place. They are all very good and needed initiatives. However, a lot of the ways many are addressing various societal problems are single-dimensional and are not dealing with the root cause of the problems. Gender gaps, inclusion, diversity, equal pay, affirmative action, black lives matter, metoo, etc.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Digital Factory of the Incumbent

Innovation Excellence

Introduction Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value. They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology. It implies that the competitive advantage is increasingly shaped by the management of the polysemic nature of the customer value. This cross roads. Innovation

Customer Discovery Part 2: How a Focus On Storytelling Can Solve OUR Pain Points

Grasshopper Herder

Interviewers have pain points too. Here’s how a focus on the elements of storytelling can make your discovery process rewarding and pain-free. The post Customer Discovery Part 2: How a Focus On Storytelling Can Solve OUR Pain Points appeared first on Customer Development Lean Startup Generative Market Research Interview lean startup


Rediscovering sustainable competitive advantage

The Future Shapers

Sustainable competitive advantage? Seriously? In our time? Most business leaders I talk to agree that the days of sustainable competitive advantage are over. They refer to the VUCA world we live in and point to the ever shorter half-life periods of business models and corporate strategies. Indeed corporate longevity is taking a beating. In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. In 2016 it was 24 years and it is forecast to shrink to just 12 years by 2027¹.

15 Essential Books on Innovation


These 15 innovation books are absolute must reads for every innovator, entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Read-on! Innovation Strategy

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

The Entrepreneurial vs the Clinical Mindset

Innovation Excellence

Innovation starts with the right mindset. So, if you are a sick care professional, like a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist or allied health professional interested in entrepreneurship or a non-clinical career pivot, then you not only have to change your mind about things, you will have to change your mindset as well. The 14 scales measured. Innovation

Leadership Lessons from Bill Campbell, the Trillion Dollar Coach | Collective Campus


Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell was an absolutely gripping read about a legendary coach and business executive, whose mentoring of the likes of Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos, amongst other tech luminaries, played a major role in the success of their companies

Identifying the Links in Supply Chain Management


In this article, we'll explore what supply chain management is, what supply chain management software does, and the advantages and disadvantages of its processes. The post Identifying the Links in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Innovation Management. Life Cycle Processes Support for SMEs supply chain management

Empathy 2.0 series: How biometrics can help you understand your customers

Board of Innovation

In the first part of our series exploring what’s next in empathy and design-thinking methods, we look at how the latest cognitive research technologies offer new insights into users’ minds. The post Empathy 2.0 series: How biometrics can help you understand your customers appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration Expertise

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”