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What Disruptive Innovation Really Is

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore I recently read an article in ZDnet by Sherin Shibu discussing disruptive innovation, primarily through the lens of Clay Christensen’s work at the Harvard Business School. The article itself is very sound, and yet I found myself disagreeing with it on a number of points.

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9 Reasons to Choose Cross-functional Leaders ASAP

BrainZooming

What’s one big red flag indicating that a cross-functional strategy will struggle? When the organization delays choosing a leader for the cross-functional team to oversee the initiative’s development and implementation.

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With an InnovationOps approach, the methodology doesn’t matter

Sopheon

We’ve talked recently about InnovationOp s in this space: a flexible yet structured approach to innovation that guides an organization through its unique innovation journey. InnovationOps brings together the people and processes related to discovery, product management, project management and portfolio management, governance and strategy execution, treating each as unified parts of a broader innovation picture.

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Completing transitions through innovation, ecosystems and sustainable approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Completing transitions through innovation, ecosystems and sustainability thinking Today, our innovation activity needs to transition through collaborating and co-creating, applying ecosystem thinking and platform designs for business. We increasingly recognize the future value and impact for businesses to grow, is through combining innovation, and external collaborations and ensuring solutions are more sustainable.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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With Uncertainty all Around, Hard Trends Lead to Certainty for Businesses Large and Small

Daniel Burrus

Business is uncertain, as the future is an uncertain place to be in no matter what industry your business or organization is part of. Because uncertain times are a commonality, how do small to medium-sized businesses or startup companies find their way through the many uncertain times we all face? Through many of my writings, I explore my Hard Trend Methodology where a business leader or organization as a whole realigns their focus on Hard Trend future certainties to determine what they know is

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Achieving Balance With Company Culture, Benefit Design, and Employee Well-Being

Business and Tech

Employers are at a critical reflection point where we can look back at the last two years and evaluate what has worked and what hasn’t. Jennifer Santisi, M.S. Director of Communications, Integrated Benefits Institute The Integrated Benefits Institute’s recent analysis estimates that the cost associated with the loss of work hours due to COVID-19 is $213.1 billion, and the number of lost hours attributed to the pandemic totaled 6.6 billion.

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5 Key Capabilities of Innovation Management Tools | ITONICS

ITONICS

In this article, we look at the 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Innovation Management Tools and unpack the five capabilities we recommend you look for when choosing an innovation management software as well as the driving forces influencing the adoption of innovation tools in global organizations.

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Musical Chairs and Facilitating Group Dynamics

BrainZooming

I use techniques to manage group density and dynamics during Brainzooming collaborations that remain unnamed. Then, out of the blue one day, I happen to call them something. Once named, they turn into analogies. That leads to imagining new ways to employ them since applying analogies always takes me to new ideas.

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How ChatGPT and Generative AI Can Transform the Way You Run Your Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Let's take a high-level overview of how generative AI might transform your fledgling business. The benefits of this technology innovation remain crucial for any entrepreneur to grasp.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Making a Case for Digital Forensics

Business and Tech

Dr. Kall Loper is vice president of Digital Forensics & Incident Response at Cyderes. He has been a partner-level practice lead at a global consulting firm, the U.S. Department of Justice, and has founded a forensics firm. He has also served as chair of an academic department and has been a professor for over twenty years. Dr. Kall Loper Vice President of Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Cyderes What are IT students being taught that they were not 10 years ago?

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Unveiling IdeaScale’s Game-Changing ChatGPT Integration: Our TOP SECRET Project

IdeaScale

Introduction to our SECRET project - native chatGPT Integration for Ideation We at IdeaScale are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest innovation – the integration of ChatGPT into our ideation software. This has been a TOP SECRET project that a small team of our best innovators came up with, refined, iterated perfected [.

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Do you have what it takes to be a great Director of Strategic Partnerships?

HYPE Innovation

Becoming a great director of strategic partnerships is no easy feat. Becoming a director of any kind is a challenge in itself but directing strategic partnerships is a unique role that requires a particular combination of skills, experience, and personality traits that set you apart from the rest. However, with the right mindset and dedication, anyone can achieve greatness in this field.

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A Letter Regarding Financial Faith

CorporateIntel

Dear Financial Community: The failure of Silicon Valley Bank is enormously troubling. Call it an isolated circumstance all you want, but it has further stressed our nation’s dialogue. An echo of other bank failures has followed SVB down the drain. Long lines of anxious customers waiting outside banks are never something we want to see. This was unnecessary.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Sustainable, Recyclable, Affordable: A Family-Owned Business Shakes Things Up

Business and Tech

In business for more than a century, Paper Mart has become an industry leader in sustainable paper products. Allison McGuire Vice President of Marketing, Paper Mart Running a small business requires hard work and vision. Increasingly, that vision includes issues of sustainability: 95% of small business owners believe sustainability is crucial , according to a survey by QuickBooks, and most already have plans in place to reduce their environmental impact.

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Unveiling IdeaScale’s Game-Changing ChatGPT Integration: A SECRET Project Led Personally by CEO Nick Jain

IdeaScale

Introduction to our SECRET project - native chatGPT Integration for Ideation As the CEO of IdeaScale, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest innovation – the integration of ChatGPT into our ideation software. This has been a SECRET project that I personally led, with a small team of handpicked engineers and designers. [.

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Which new developments in K–12 education will prove disruptive?

Christensen Institute

This is an interesting time to be involved in K–12 education. It’s a challenging time, for sure, given the learning loss, mental health crisis, and educator burnout that have come in the aftermath of COVID-19. But this is also a time full of new possibilities. The expansion of micro-schools, community schools, hybrid homeschooling, learning ecosystems, and tutoring models—all of which gained unexpected momentum through the pandemic—point to striking new possibilities for the future of education.

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Meet Brunner’s Vicie Simpson, social media pro and 2023 Black Excellence Award winner

Brunner

Brunner’s own Vicie Simpson is the 2023 recipient of the Black Excellence Award, given by the Public Relations Society of America’s Pittsburgh chapter. PRSA Pittsburgh established the award in 2020 to recognize and encourage young, talented Black men and women who are building careers in communications, public relations, and marketing. We had the chance to catch up with Vicie and hear what the Black Excellence Award means to her.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Why a TikToker Wants More People to Talk About Money

Business and Tech

Salary transparency isn’t a given. In recent years, though, that information is becoming easier to access, thanks in large part to TikTok. On this social media app, where an estimated 1 billion videos are watched each day , person-on-the-street videos with hosts querying passersby about what they earn have become a dime a dozen. One influencer, Hannah Williams, has garnered a following of 1.2 million on TikTok by doing just that.

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Research: Remote Workers Are More Anxious About Layoffs

Harvard Business Review

A study of 80,000 employees found that remote employees were 32% more likely than their in-office peers to feel anxious in the wake of news about layoffs.

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“Anomalies Wanted:” A counterintuitive call to innovate that can set businesses apart

Christensen Institute

This piece is by Esther Clark, author and outstanding contributor to Forbes, the Global Peter Drucker Forum, and the World Economic Forum. She is the Executive Director of Marketing at Inspired Education and writes about innovation, strategy, and international education. Follow @ClarkEsther. Growing up on sailboats and off the grid, I learned that doing things differently leads to some of life’s most valuable experiences.

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Seven marketing habits to drive multicultural marketing growth

Brunner

At the most recent ANA Master’s of Marketing conference , Marc Pritchard, the chief brand officer at Procter & Gamble Co., presented the seven habits marketers need to adopt to drive business growth — in particular, multicultural market growth. “We believe it is the most significant opportunity for the industry, for companies like P&G, for our brands, and for our consumers we serve,” he told the audience.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Kelly Goetch, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Do You Have the “Right” IT Skills for the Digital Era?

Business and Tech

About 20 years ago, three market forces converged that radically changed information technology forever. Dr. Frank Granito Chief Scientist and Lead Fellow, Institute for Digital Transformation IT went from being a back-office function that supported the business to being an integral part of every business function. One of my partners talked about having a stack of forms for people to use when the system went down.

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Culture of Innovation Assessment

InnovationTraining.org

Here is a simple assessment you can take to assess for a culture of innovation in your organization or group. We used AI to help us generate and also categorize the questions across four important categories: Mindset, Leadership, Process, and Culture. For each of these questions, participants can rate themselves on a scale of 1-5 (1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree) to assess their mindset and behaviors or practices that contribute to a culture of innovation in their organizati

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Is it “gun rights” or “gun control?” Neither, and that isn’t even the right question.

Christensen Institute

To make progress on reducing gun deaths, we need to reframe the problem. In May 2022, after the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting, The Atlantic ’s Katherine Wu published an article highlighting her conversation with Dr. Megan Ranney, an ER doctor and now incoming dean of Yale’s School of Public Health. In their conversation, Ranney proposed the need to reframe the gun crisis as a public health issue.

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High-Tech Touchpoints Are Changing Customer Experience

Harvard Business Review

As technology becomes more powerful and affordable, your company is only limited by its imagination.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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How To Make Work Work for Women in Tech and Leadership

Business and Tech

The gender gap in tech is persistent, but it can be addressed by offering resources, fostering inclusive workplaces, and implementing policies that promote equity. The gender gap in tech remains due to a number of factors including lack of job security, gender bias, and work-life balance issues. However, there are potential solutions that can be put into place to increase access and opportunities for women in tech.

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Shopify Is Bringing in the Retail Giants. Here's What You Can Learn From the Company's Latest Move.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Shopify's new capabilities mean the landscape of retail is set to change — and other businesses could learn a few things from the company.

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Take Charge of Your Mind to Reclaim Your Potential

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our recent blog, we explored how our focus and attention have been stolen, and how our ability to pay attention is collapsing and described why we need to be intentional in reclaiming it.

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