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50 Ways to Stifle Innovation

Destination Innovation

(With apologies to Paul Simon). Say goodbye with a wave, Dave. Just get up and leave, Steve. Go for the kill, Bill. When you hear an idea. Don’t try something new, Stu. Just do what you know, Joe. Don’t mess with success, Jess. Treat failure with fear. Don’t share your concern, Bern.

Four Ways to Innovate Right Now


While the pandemic has been difficult for all us economically, as business owners, we never run out of opportunities. No matter the business climate, there is always a chance to do something new and something better—you just have to find it.

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Quiz: Test Your Innovation Knowledge

Innovation Leader

How much do you know about corporate innovation concepts, key thinkers, famous failures, and Silicon Valley disruptors? Try our 22 question quiz

Break Out of a Golden Cage

Innovation Excellence

By Federica D’Armento & Tony McGaharan. Picture this. You’ve a job at “the best place to work”, and then you start experiencing those mixed feelings like in a love-hate relationship, until you decide to leave. This is actually what we went through at Google.

Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

Idea to Value

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders.

Ten Mid-Year CI Questions to Ask Every Employee


It's hard to believe that the first half of 2020 is in the books. Just kidding. I don't blame you if you feel like there's been 10 years worth of news in the last six months. It's been intense.

5 Ways Public Administrators Promote Innovation


Innovation helps governments achieve their goals at every level, yet encouraging it can seem a complicated task. Here are five steps you can take to build your department’s innovation strategy.

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Collaborate With a Strategic Alliance to Find Success

Daniel Burrus

Traditionally, the concept of success through collaboration in the business world has been focused on eliminating competition to find success in ways that benefit the industry the competitors share.

4 Inspiring Ideas to Overcome Challenges when Testing Innovative Business Models

The BMI Lab Blog

Following our recent article about the most common challenges faced by companies when testing innovative business models , we decided to highlight 4 inspiring initiatives that seem to be effective practices to overcome these challenges.

Podcast S3E67: Steve Blank – History and lessons of the Lean Startup method

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we talk with Steve Blank, senior innovation fellow at Columbia University, serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Lean Startup movement.

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Sharply accelerating clean energy innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Today the International Energy Agency (IRA) released a long-awaited update on where innovation needs to be in the energy transition we are undergoing. At their own admission, it has been three years since they (IEA) released its last Energy Technology Perspective (ETP) report.

How To Leverage Opposition To Your Advantage And Drive Change Forward Forward

Digital Tonto

Those who are working to undermine your efforts want to make you feel isolated and alone. Even a seemingly powerful CEO can face a skeptical board, investor community and media. We overcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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Why Innovation Is An Imperative in the Education Sector


Innovation is a constant in education. School systems regularly search for ways to create outlets that serve the diverse needs of students. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the need for new approaches to learning.

Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle – are they relevant to innovation?

Idea to Value

10 people write 10 reports in 10 hours. If you hire 10 more people how many reports will all 20 people write in the same time? 20, right? Wrong! According to Parkinson’s Law it’s still 10. Published in 1942, the theory states that “work expands to fill the time available to complete it”.

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3 Key Ways Live Streaming Video Has Come Through in the Clutch

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From continuity in business to easing mental-health burdens, the multipurpose tech has proved more essential than ever. News and Trends

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Human Creativity: The Critical Survival Skill of the 4th Industrial Revolution that Cannot be Automated


While 4th Industrial Revolution technologies are fast becoming the way to go in the world of the "new normal," they are driven by something far superior to robots: human creativity. Let's have a look at the importance of creativity in this article.

Webinar: Planning Agency Emergency Response Through Crowdsourcing


COVID-19 has required a faster and more thoughtful change management and innovation strategy from all sectors. This is particularly true for the government on all levels, which has needed to work closely with any number of stakeholders to deliver new solutions to rapidly changing problems.

Predictions for a post-COVID world: US economy through 2025

Jeffrey Phillips

If you've been following these posts, you'll know by now that I am extracting insights and predictions from a post-COVID scenario I drafted. You can find the entire scenario writeup here (Tip: hover over the bottom right of the pop-up window and click on the expand box, and you'll see a full screen view where you can also download the document). I've written a number of blog posts teasing out some of the implications of the scenario and making predictions about the future.

Top 50 leaderboard: Who is winning in the Low Touch Economy

Board of Innovation

Our researchers and strategists hand-picked 50 ‘Low Touch winners’ - companies that are already flourishing in this challenging new climate. The post Top 50 leaderboard: Who is winning in the Low Touch Economy appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration low touch economy

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing.

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side


When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing.

7 Essential Elements of A Successful Digital Workplace


7 Essential Elements of A Successful Digital Workplace In the last few years we’ve seen massive shifts in workplace trends. There has been an influx of tech-savvy millennials, unprecedented growth of SaaS applications, increased remote workforce and rapid emergence of AI technologies.

What Innovation Looks Like at an Energy Company


When you’re turning on your fan or firing up your laptop to get some work done, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about where that power comes from. But all of that thinking comes to the forefront of your mind when there are massive disruptions to that system.

Workplace Culture: Productive People Make High-performing Teams That Produce Rapid Results

Innovation Excellence

How do you define the culture of your workplace? That may seem like a big question, because the answer has big implications for an organization’s success. A positive, engaging workplace culture can attract and retain talented employees, increase productivity, and even improve financial performance.

Welcome to the Age of Budget Innovation

The Future Shapers

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we live and work. and the rippling effect is crippling the economy. We have entered the era of low-cost, ‘budget everything’.

Moving for work might be a thing of the past with HR-tech enabled virtual immigration

Board of Innovation

The uptick in working from home is eliminating the need for long commutes, suits, and visas, says HR-tech and virtual-immigration expert Anita Lettink. The post Moving for work might be a thing of the past with HR-tech enabled virtual immigration appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Scaling-up, the next frontier for innovation labs

Rapid Innovation in digital time

If all innovation projects become familiar with the whole process from exploration to exploitation and scale-up, then the program can host more projects, and scale in turn: as all projects cross-fertilize, the insights of some projects benefiting to others, the whole will definitely be greater than the sum of all parts!

Inside R&D Culture at Pixar Animation Studios

Innovation Leader

Pixar’s VP of R&D explains how the company encourages collaborative work and uses transparecy to solve challenges in the animation world

Masculine & Feminine Empowerment at work

The Future Shapers

Diversity is key for innovation, but despite an increasing number of women in the workplace, we – both men and women – are still abandoning feminine traits. For true gender diversity in the workplace and to co-lead we need to embrace our differences.

5 Best Practices for Leading A Geographically Dispersed Team


The war on talent seems to know no bounds. As organizations try to fill critical roles with people who have the right skills, they are constantly seeking strategies for attracting and retaining talent.

Satisfied Employees and Customers Translate into Business Success

Tullio Siragusa

Satisfied Employees and Customers Translate into Business Success. Most business leaders, irrespective of the market they are in, consistently push to maximize growth, profitability, and value of their business. They devise innovative strategies to strive through economic upheavals and achieve their planned objectives and target. Performance measurement plays a big role in developing policies, evaluating the achievement of organizational goals, and accordingly compensating employees.

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Highlights from June on Anticipating “The New Normal”

Innovation Leader

We’ve gathered the best pieces of recent advice from our live show, report, and other online coverage to help you imagine the future and plan your next steps

#1,746 – Mask It or Casket

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Wearing a mask shouldn’t be controversial. It’s the simplest thing you can do to try and stop the spread of COVID-19 and yet somehow it has become a politicized issue.

Mitigating risk with a balanced innovation portfolio

Innovation 360 Group

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What Does Power Platform Mean For Microsoft Customers?


What Does Power Platform Mean For Microsoft Customers? As an innovation leader, Microsoft rapidly updates its products and releases new ones to propel customers forward. Microsoft Power Platform, launched in October last year, has been the talk of the town lately.

CVS Health Exec on Rising to the Digital Demands of COVID-19

Innovation Leader

Firdaus Bhathena, Chief Digital Officer of CVS Health, shares how his team has pivoted to meet consumer needs — like exploding demand for deliveries — during the coronavirus pandemic

Measuring Ethics

The Future Shapers

Business ethics are coming to the forefront when it comes to customer purchasing decisions. But measuring something intangible like ethics is more difficult than it sounds especially since the consequences of ethics are an after the fact affair.