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How Communities Are Leveraging Technology to Address Racial Equity


Overview: Technology is allowing communities to both understand the scale and the nature of racial inequity in their midst. By improving access to technology, developing more effective technology, and using it to drive policy, they’re beginning to address long-standing racial issues.

Pulse of Innovation: Finding Success with H2 and H3 Innovation


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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Why It’s a Critical Time for Small Businesses to Have Quality IT Support

Business and Tech

Over the past two years, America’s small business owners have faced unthinkable challenges, and while we are now moving forward — albeit slowly — we know one of the biggest tools driving how we do business is the ever-evolving landscape of technology.

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Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

I have just finished the second of a planned series with one of my favourite long-term collaborators Jeffrey Phillips. The link to this conversation is here , it is just over 15 minutes long. as a conversation between us, where we emphasise the important linkage between innovation and strategy.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Archemedis’ “Eureka” moment was not about what you think

Idea to Value

If you spend enough time around innovators, you will often hear them speak about wanting to find their “Eureka Moment” Even though the eureka moment for business ideas is primarily a myth , the romance of the perfect idea is often attributed to the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes.

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How Nordstrom Is Using Innovation to Drive Better Results


Overview: Nordstrom, already facing headwinds due to changes in retail, has been using the data it aggregates to create more specific and meaningful private brands, bring in new labels for pop-ups, and other approaches that keep the 120-year-old department store relevant.

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The 2021 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

Many hoped that this year would be a return to normalcy and in some ways it has been. The trend toward popular authoritarianism seems to have ebbed and, for the most part, economies are back on. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Podcast S6E143: Janice Francisco – The personality profile of innovators

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Janice Francisco, founder of innovation consultancy Bridgepoint Effect. We speak about some interesting research into the personality profiles of innovators, and how understanding these can make groups work more effectively together.

People-first Leadership: Why It’s Important and How to Achieve It

3Q Leadership Blog

Post Views = 3532John F. Kennedy said, “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” The President had a good point and a strong understanding of what it means to be a successful leader.

Why Laundry Is the Competitive Edge Landlords Need

Business and Tech

The rental market is volatile — and competitive. To get the most out of your property, offer what tenants want. There are more than 107 million renters in the United States — that’s nearly one-third of the total population.

What is Digital Transformation?

With the changing trends in the business world, it is more and more necessary to embrace digital transformation in business. Find out how to succeed in this ever-changing environment.

5 Myths of How Insights are Generated


Where do great ideas come from? There isn’t single source but I believe the best ideas are grounded on a unique insight. I’m not talking about the aha!

Why did I climb a 20,000 foot mountain to open a coke bottle?

Idea to Value

This post is a bit more personal. When I was 29, I took 5 months to travel around South America. While I was there, I spontaneously decided to climb a mountain. Not just any mountain. The 6,088 meter high Huayna Potosí in Bolivia. That is higher than.

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Michael Michalko

Imagine you gave your fiancée an engagement ring that cost over $10,000. After three months, your fiancée returns the ring to you and breaks off the engagement. You return to the jeweler with the ring and try to sell the ring back. You are only offered $3500. What do you do?

How Technology is Empowering the Modern Property Manager

Business and Tech

Elizabeth Francisco, president of ResMan, offers expansive insights from being a woman in business to the rapid advancement of property management technology. Elizabeth Francisco President, ResMan. What is the largest challenge you’ve faced as a woman in business?

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Product Refactoring is a Critical New Product Development Strategy


Kill a product or send an inferior product to market? Consider a third option: product refactoring. The post Product Refactoring is a Critical New Product Development Strategy appeared first on Sopheon.

Shoshin: The Beginner’s Mind

Idea to Value

There is a concept in Zen Buddhism known as shoshin, which means “beginner’s mind.”. Shoshin refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject. When you are a true beginner, your mind is empty and open.

Innovation and the Scientific Method


Most large organizations are led and managed very systematically, and they pride themselves on that. Managers and leaders within those organizations are usually smart, educated, and want to make data-driven, evidence-based decisions.

What You Need to Know About Growing Your Own Cannabis

Business and Tech

In more and more states, it’s becoming legal to not only use marijuana both medically and recreationally, but to grow your own as well. The changing laws mean more people are growing cannabis than ever before, but what does it take to create a successful home grow? “If

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Leading for Creativity and Innovation

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the primary responsibilities of a leader is our ability to enable our teams to fuel their creativity and drive innovation.

Yes, and…

Idea to Value

In improvised theatre, there is a technique which helps performers build on each others’ ideas. It is called “Yes, and…” In many everyday situations, when people are discussing new ideas, the first response of someone else hearing a new idea is why it will not work.


Michael Michalko

How would you describe the pattern in the following illustration? Most people see the pattern as a square composed of smaller squares or circles or as alternate rows of squares and circles. It cannot be easily seen as columns of alternate squares and circles.

Removing Barriers for Small Businesses During Challenging Times

Business and Tech

When CEO John Arensmeyer founded the non-profit Small Business Majority almost 16 years ago, he was committed to helping advance diverse entrepreneurs. As the nation struggles to bounce back from COVID-19, Arensmeyer is more dedicated than ever to paving a path for under-resourced business owners.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Successful New Product Development Will Require Innovative Approaches in 2022


How companies address supply chain delays, the labor market and collaboration will define new product development success in 2022. The post Successful New Product Development Will Require Innovative Approaches in 2022 appeared first on Sopheon.

Business and concept validation through qualitative and quantitative data

Board of Innovation

Validation is the process of gathering evidence and learning around business ideas through experimentation and user testing, in order to make faster, informed, de-risked decisions.

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Emerging Technologies with Mario Malouin, PhD, CPA, CA: AI Edition

Innovators Alliance

Emerging technologies are something that innovative organizations should continue to pay close attention to.

Why Being Digital Is a Key to Small Business Success

Business and Tech

If you ask the average entrepreneur or small business owner what lessons or skills they have learned and developed over the past year, there is one answer that comes up again and again: Zoom (AKA flexibility). .

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

How Can Nonprofits Develop a Pilot Innovation Process that Works for Volunteers?


The innovation process (as variable as it can be) has a seemingly basic format no matter what your goal is: once you understand the problem, you identify some solutions to test. Those tests often occur in some limited, proof-of-concept format and are then rolled out for large-scale adoption.

Leading the creation of an Innovation Ecosystem, the first 18 months


Invincible Leader of the Month: Sergey Zverev. It’s February 2020 and Sergey Sverev is asked to lead the launch of the Emerging Markets Innovation Access Studio (EMIAS), MSD’s new innovation arm. Designing an innovation ecosystem from scratch is a daunting task under normal circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lean and Lean Software


The Lean management methodology , also called Lean Production or Lean Manufacturing, was first developed based mainly on the management techniques of Toyota and other Japanese automakers; it was primarily used in manufacturing. Today, the approach has been embraced by almost every industry.


Why It’s Time to End Cannabis-Related Incarceration

Business and Tech

The “Green Rush” has left tens of thousands still behind bars. It’s time to release our country’s cannabis prisoners, clear their records, and help them rebuild their lives. Sarah Gersten Executive Director and General Counsel, Last Prisoner Project.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.