Sat.Mar 14, 2020 - Fri.Mar 20, 2020

What the Heck Does Exponential Mean?


It’s been 24 hours since my last post , and I’ve come to see that part of the problem is that people don’t understand what the word “exponential” means. The word exponential has been floating around a lot lately as concern about COVID-19 grows and spreads around the world.


Navigating through Chaotic Times

Innovation Leader

Do you feel like challenging times may be ahead? Experts with experience at DuPont, Starbucks, Bayer, and more discuss how they’re reading the tea leaves


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5 Ways to Boost Productivity as a Busy Medical Professional

The Human Factor

As a busy medical professional, you are being pushed to the limit right now. Whether you’re resources are being cut or the staff members in your practice are low, you always need to be on your A game.

How to Create the Foundation for a Corporate VC Program

Innovation Leader

Amish Parashar, a Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist, share tips for building more successful corporate venture programs. Get tips on staffing, collaboration, and more

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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!

12 Ways To Make More Time In Your Day

The Human Factor

source. One of the biggest complaints people have in work and in their personal life is being time-poor. There just aren’t enough hours in the day, there is always so much to do and so little time to do it in. So how can you claim back some of those hours and get more done with your day?

Is Investing In Property The Right Move For You?

The Human Factor

Investing in property can be an excellent way to grow your portfolio and build your financial future. If you’ve got a sum to invest, then property can provide more security than stocks and bonds, and could easily add to your wealth over the years.

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Low Risk Business Ideas For New Entrepreneurs

The Human Factor

Let’s pretend that we’re not in a state of great economic and commercial flux. Let’s pretend that markets aren’t responding and reacting to a global pandemic. Let’s pretend that the face of business is changing by necessity all around the world.

The History of Coronavirus in Patent Literature


Matt Troyer, Senior Director of Analytics at Anaqua. What can patent data tell us about the world’s past research and response to Coronaviruses (CoV)? In this article, I present a brief survey of patent filings that reference “Coronavirus” or “Corona virus” in their title, abstract or claims.

Open Source Respirator and Low Cost Ventilator Efforts to Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Innovation Excellence

Calling all doctors, nurses, designers, engineers and designers… Join one of the amazing Open Source Ventilator Projects to contribute your passion, creativity, time and expertise to help develop low-cost ventilators to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Hostility of Tribes

Destination Innovation

Why are tribes so hostile to those who depart from the norms of the tribe? Joseph Palmer was born in 1791 in Massachusetts, one of 14 children. He grew up to be a successful farmer. He took to wearing a beard which was a most uncommon practice at the time.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

In this scary Coronavirus time, we can benefit from working more in isolation

Idea to Value

For the past two weeks, everyone in my company has been working remotely. We had several cases of the Coronavirus in the office, and as a precaution, everyone has been working from home. And it has been working remarkably well. We have been collaborating using Slack, Zoom, Google, Phone and email.

IdeaScale and Betterific: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven


We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betterific announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

Shifting the Focus of Your Idea Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

HYPE Innovation

In the past two months, we have seen a significant increase in awareness of the business challenges associated with responding to COVID-19, aka coronavirus, effectively.

How Transformational Leaders Learn To Overcome Failure

Digital Tonto

We all have our talents, but innate ability will only take you so far. In the final analysis, what makes transformational leaders different is their ability to transform themselves to suit the needs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

COVID-19 Will Fuel the Next Wave of Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

This global pandemic will shape businesses for decades to come. Coronavirus

IdeaScale and Betteriffic: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven


We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betteriffic announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

Open Source Respirator and Low Cost Ventilator Efforts to Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Calling all doctors, nurses, designers, engineers and designers: join one of the amazing Open Source Ventilator Projects to contribute your passion, creativity, time and expertise to help develop low-cost ventilators to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation

Innovation Excellence

As I’m writing this, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful around the world. There’s a lot of uncertainty and even panic regarding the coronavirus, its current and potential impact on our economy, and of course, its effects on people all around the world.

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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.

How to Manage Remote Distributed Teams – Best Practice Strategies and Tools


You Just Found Yourself Leading a Remote Team. What Next? Business is moving virtual fast. Here are best practices for how to lead a productive remote or distributed team. When I ran the strategy consulting group at HP almost 20 years ago, my team worked remotely. We were on the forefront of virtual work, mostly because we had no choice as a truly global company. We experimented with some of the first online collaboration tools.

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From Invisible to Visible: A Look at Transparency in Government Innovation


One of the challenges to innovation in government is a lack of insight into what citizens have to offer in the way of innovative strategies. Governments are aware of the increasing need to capture perspectives and insights of citizens to spark the innovation process.

Startup Entrepreneurs and COVID-19: a Real Challenge


The coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be an international economic crisis, with ramifications for all industries and markets, similar to the crisis of 2008. A cross-border economic crisis affects companies large and small, trying an organization's management and its employees.

Politicians and Bureaucrats – Friends or Foes of Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Politicians and bureaucrats are condemned to coexist with each other and with the other pivots of entrepreneurship: businessmen. Sweet or toxic their symbiosis is necessary, as they are both key players in the innovation game.

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.

In Uncertain Times You Have More Control Than You Realize

Daniel Burrus

When an individual or organization fears change and are uncertain, it’s usually in regard to digital technology disrupting their status quo or from new, fast-moving competition.

Why Innovation Is About More than Creativity: A Talk with Edwin Goutier of the United Way


Is your innovation strategy built solely on creativity? As Edwin Goutier explains in a recent IdeaScale Nation podcast, Innovation is about more than being the most creative person in the room.

10 Things You Think Are Safe - That Actually Aren't [COVID-19]


We’ve been writing a lot about physical distancing lately, as this has proven to be the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Opportunity has Never Been This Big for Reinsurers to Invest in Innovation and Startups


In recent years, reinsurance companies have been closely working with startups.

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.”

Keeping Innovation Alive in the Time of COVID-19

Innovation Leader

“We’ve entered an unstable and economically volatile period that may serve up the biggest challenges of your career,” writes MIT senior lecturer Blade Kotelly, ”and will require every business to innovate in ways they never have before.”

How Enterprise Companies Are Changing Recruitment With AI

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Applications for artificial intelligence are becoming more widespread, and with good reason. Technology

A List of COVID-19 Resources to Help Clear Things Up


With so much information available online, it's hard to know what's true and what isn't. We tried to find a list of good sources to share with you, and couldn't - so we put our heads together with the smartest people we know, and made our own. Share yours in the comments! COUNTERS.

The digital dilemma: putting data to work

Jeffrey Phillips

Over the history of mankind, we've constantly sought out tools and capital to make us more productive. From the formation of basic tools to assist in farming to real cultivation and shaping of the land for greater yields, humankind learned to grow food. Further research into genetics, fertilizers and pesticides enabled us to rapidly scale food production.

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.