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7 Tips to Communicate Innovation Storytelling Effectively

IdeaScale

Stories have been woven into human culture since the beginning of time. You’ve got those spine-tingling tales whispered around a campfire, the heart-wrenching dramas, and the anecdotes passed down through generations at your family dinner table. They’re the best because they appeal to all of your senses. You hear stories with your ears. You see [.

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Focus on what you can control

Idea to Value

If you cannot be the best in the world at something, is it even worth trying? Yes. Often, people can be afraid to begin a new creative endeavor, especially when they compare themselves to people who are the best in the world. After all, how can you compete with someone who is so much better than you are? What they fail to recognise is that these “best in the world” people have often been working on their skills, craft and experience for decades to get to where they are now.

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What is Disruptive Thinking?

Destination Innovation

Disruptive thinking challenges conventional approaches, fosters radical ideas and can lead to transformative innovations. It involves deliberately questioning established norms, encouraging unconventional perspectives, and embracing risks to create breakthrough changes. It is intended to start a revolution. It seeks to overturn the established standards, not for the sake of destruction but in order to create an appealing alternative.

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Why Ecosystems? Let’s get explicit on why they are important to us today.

Paul Hobcraft

Why Ecosystems are valuable Being explicit about ecosystems in the context of organizational strategies provides several distinct advantages compared to traditional approaches. We increasingly need to consider ecosystems in our thinking and design. I have begun to outline the initial case for a new framework of ecosystem hierarchy within cooperation needed in business environments as they offer the potential for the transformative power of a collaborative and collective set of ecosystems coming

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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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4 Things That I Learned About Change From The Orange Revolution

Digital Tonto

When I first arrived in Ukraine it was a cynical place. After 80 years of communism and then 10 more under kleptocratic rule, few thought change was possible. So why worry or complain about things that you couldn’t do anything about anyway? It seemed better to focus on things close to you; your family, your work, your friends. The Orange Revolution in 2004 changed that.

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The Game-Changing Benefits of Innovation in Business Management: Are You Ready to Embrace the Future?

IdeaScale

Achieving success in today's dynamic and rapidly evolving business landscape hinges on embracing innovation in business management. Businesses that embrace innovation are more likely to stay ahead of the competition, retain loyal customers, and increase revenue. In this blog, we will explore the game-changing benefits of innovation in business management and how it can help [.

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Emerging Blueprint for thinking through the Hierarchy of Ecosystem Needs

Paul Hobcraft

The Hierarchy Of Ecosystem Needs- A Blueprint View Several vital considerations come into play in developing a blueprint to thrive and find solutions amidst growing complexity and uncertainty that argues for a different business approach, with Ecosystem thinking and design being central. Let’s explore these considerations to ensure a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges at hand when building an ecosystem hierarchy for future growth and prosperity.

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9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2024 and Beyond

Harvard Business Review

In 2023, organizations continued to face significant challenges, from inflation to geopolitical turmoil to controversy over DEI and return-to-work policies — and 2024 promises more disruption. Gartner researchers have identified nine key trends, from new and creative employee benefits to the collapse of traditional career paths, that will impact work this year.

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What is Digital Transformation anyway?

Innovation Excellence

Digital Transformation is the third wave of digital evolution. GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky The first wave was brochureware. Enterprises created websites that communicated their story. As simple as this idea is, it was revolutionary. The business value of providing instant sales and marketing material at the click of a mouse is hugely valuable.

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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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Why aren’t more people of color in the mental health workforce?

Christensen Institute

The US has a lack of diversity in its mental health workforce. In 2011, according to the American Psychology Association (APA), psychologists were 85% white, 5% Hispanic, 4% Black, 2% Asian,28% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and.05% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Ten years later, in 2021, they were 80% white, 7% Hispanic, 5% Black, 3% Asian,13% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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The value of interconnecting layers within the Hierarchy of Business Ecosystem Needs.

Paul Hobcraft

Interconnecting Layers for the Hierarchy of Ecosystem Needs So, the value of establishing this hierarchy of business ecosystem in its needs requires understanding why it is depicted as interconnected layers. Is this establishing a new sustaining excellence for businesses? They are when combined, collective in significance and impact and provide a higher level of radicality to present and offer as an alternative to today’s business and economic growth approach.

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Using Prompt Engineering to Better Communicate with People

Harvard Business Review

We should choose our words as wisely with people as we do with generative AI. In this article, the author offers six guidelines to consider when initiating discussions with stakeholders, whether they’re customers, partners, or employees: 1) Structure your prompts the right way. 2) Utilize reflective and thoughtful probing. 3) Convey empathetic language and humility. 4) Harness humor, playfulness, and emotions. 5) Acknowledge key challenges. 6) Be a good (and patient) listener.

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Win Customers Not Arguments

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken In a confrontation with a customer, you have a goal: win the customer, not the argument. I’ve written about this before, and it’s worth coming back to this topic from another angle with a different example. First, an interaction with a customer should never result in an argument.

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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 some families choose microschools, and what that means for the future of education

Christensen Institute

During COVID, there was a major uptick in families sending their kids to microschools, homeschool co-ops, and learning pods. Why did families pick these options…and why are they continuing post-pandemic? Well, recently, we interviewed families across the country and found three Jobs to Be Done spurring their decisions. Contrary to what you might think, identity politics wasn’t really the thing driving this trend.

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What are the Barriers when Implementing Ecosystem-designed approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Implementing and Building Ecosystem Designs While ecosystem-based approaches offer numerous advantages, there are also challenges and potential barriers that organizations may face. As I was building out the Hierarchy of Ecosystem Needs , you have to consider many of the (current) issues and challenges being faced by advancing Ecosystem thinking and design.

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How Data Collaboration Platforms Can Help Companies Build Better AI

Harvard Business Review

There are three immediate challenges for companies that want to train fine-tuned AI models: 1) they require extensive, high-quality data — a scarce resource for many enterprises, 2) third-party AI models can include problematic biases, and 3) training fine-tuned models with users’ personal data may result in privacy violations. However, data collaboration platforms can help address these challenges.

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Creating an Innovation Mantra

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski We have an immense distaste for uncertainty. And, as a result, we create for ourselves a radical and unskillful overestimation of our ability to control things. Our distaste of uncertainty is really a manifestation of our fear of death.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, 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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Blindspots

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Yesterday, I stumbled onto a French advertisement, that shows, in a very impactful way, blindspots of truck drivers. Shot from a first person perspective, the ad has no music, no voice over, no gimmicks, just simple yet powerful visuals. Before we move ahead, please do take the 47 seconds to watch the advertisement here. As I watched this advertisement, the question that was going on in my mind was about my blindspots as a leader.

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What does the exit of some multinationals from Africa signal for its prosperity?

Christensen Institute

Today’s guest blog was contributed by Oladimeji Shotunde from the Global Prosperity group. In 2020, Standard Chartered and Barclays took steps to reduce their presence in the African market. While Standard Chartered announced plans to quit in countries such as Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Angola, and Cameroon, Barclays slashed its shareholding in Absa Bank by half, just six years after the company itself exited the continent in 2017.

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When a New Layer of Management Is Hired Above You

Harvard Business Review

So, your manager told you that they’ll be bringing in someone else above you. In other words, you’re getting layered. This refers to a situation where an additional layer of management is inserted between you and your current reporting line. Essentially, it means that someone else is hired or promoted to a position above you. They become your new direct supervisor and you now report to them instead of your previous boss.

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Customer Journeys and the Technology Adoption Lifecycle

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore Like everything else in this Darwinian world of ours, customer journeys evolve with changes in the environment. Ever since the advent of the semiconductor, a compelling source of such changes has been disruptive digital technology.

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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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3 Things Your Business Idea Must Have To Succeed — as Proven By Famous Harvard Business School Startups

Entrepreneur - Innovation

How to turn your great business idea into a successful company, according to successful Harvard graduates.

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The Strategic Impact of Business Improvement Software

Kainexus

The strategic significance of adopting business improvement software cannot be overstated in today's dynamic business landscape. As organizations strive for operational excellence and sustained growth, leveraging advanced software solutions becomes paramount. This blog delves into the transformative impact of business improvement software, exploring how these tools play a pivotal role in streamlining processes, fostering innovation, and driving overall strategic success.

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6 Ways AI Could Disrupt Your Business

Harvard Business Review

How can boards better understand the potential impacts of AI? The authors suggest six scenarios that all boards must consider — and then act upon — ranging from predicting extreme operational changes, to anticipating new strategic ways to compete, to foreseeing existential threats that could obviate one’s business.

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Are You Testing Your Intuitions?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Dennis Stauffer Do you trust your intuitions? When you have a hunch, do you go with it or hold back? There’s been a long-running debate about which is the better strategy. Some have claimed that top executives are at their best when they “go with their gut” or “follow their instincts.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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10 Most Popular ISO 56001 Questions Answered

PlanBox Innovation

Mark your calendar; 2024 is the year when Innovation Management takes a giant leap forward with the introduction of ISO 56001. This long-anticipated standard is set to revolutionize how organizations conceive and bring innovations to market. ISO 56001 serves as the blueprint for constructing a robust Innovation Management System (IMS), promising consistent and sustainable innovation results.

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11 Key Benefits of Business Process Management | KaiNexus

Kainexus

Efficient business processes are crucial for organizational success because they directly impact every element of operations, contributing to effectiveness, competitiveness, and sustainability. How can businesses effectively balance innovation with the requirement for established, efficient processes? Striking the right equilibrium between adaptability and stability is a common challenge in today's dynamic business environment.

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Becoming More Collaborative When Your Impulse Is to Be Territorial

Harvard Business Review

Many leaders become territorial and overprotective of their teams, client relationships, and resources to preserve their ability to succeed. It’s not uncommon for talented leaders to compete internally with their peers for people, investment, and attention; in fact, it’s often that individual drive that made them successful in the first place. However, when you’re looking to scale your leadership and reach the C-suite, this “fend for yourself” mentality will stop you in your tracks.