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Collective Learning needs to be applied to the Hierarchy of Business Ecosystems.

Paul Hobcraft

Paradigm shifts come from collective learning within a Business to build different Ecosystems. How can we realize the power of ecosystem thinking and design and its growing value to enterprises? This will come through collective learning, exchanging and exploring a diversity of opinions and experiences. Achieving alternative perspectives enables a level of discovery that enables innovation it is the need to embrace new organizational design that Ecosystem thinking needs to be considered for buil

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If You Want To Tell A Kick-Ass Story, Do These 3 Things

Digital Tonto

Some years back I was invited to visit the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Over the years many of the world’s greatest minds have taken up residence there. It was where Einstein, along with other giants like Oppenheimer, von Neumann and Gödel, would reside until his death in 1955. It is a place, for me at least, in which stories permeate from every corner and crevice.

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Unlocking Success: Leveraging Startup Innovation with Corporate Venture Capital

Leapfrogging

The Intersection of Corporate Growth and Startup Innovation Defining Corporate Venture Capital Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is the investment of corporate funds directly in external startup companies. This form of venture capital is characterized by its dual objectives of achieving financial returns and strategic value. CVC can be an integral part of a corporation’s broader innovation strategy, providing both the capital necessary for startups to scale and the strategic support to navig

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Innovating at Olympic Levels by Embracing Data-Driven Development for You and Your Enterprise

IdeaScale

As the world eagerly awaits the upcoming Paris Olympics, the stage is set for athletes to showcase their preparation, prowess, and determination to clinch the coveted gold medals. In a parallel universe, the world of innovation is no less competitive, with organizations striving to produce winning ideas that yield a high return on investment (ROI). [.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Examples of Businesses navigating complexity by fostering Ecosystems.

Paul Hobcraft

Achieving Meaningful Change through Business Ecosystems Achieving Meaningful Change through Business Ecosystems Achieving Meaningful Change through Business Ecosystems Several business organizations have committed to navigating complexity, fostering dynamism and originality in approaching innovation and business ecosystems. These have been addressing and adapting to these rapidly evolving changes by quickly spotting and seizing the potential of exploring new ways to undergo business.

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Transforming existing schools is an exercise in futility

Christensen Institute

The need to transform our K–12 schools grows more pressing each day. But here’s the hard truth: transforming existing schools is nearly impossible. The primary obstacle? Value networks. What is a value network ? It’s the environment that an organization exists within—the external entities that provide key resources and define the rules for staying in business.

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Discover the Key Elements of a Powerful Innovation Strategy Framework and Watch Your Business Soar to New Heights

IdeaScale

Innovation is essential for any business that wants to succeed in today's rapidly changing business landscape. But having an innovation strategy framework is even more important. This framework will help you identify the key elements necessary for innovation, and how to implement them to achieve success. What is an Innovation Strategy Framework? This framework is [.

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New Business Designs can be delivered through a Business Ecosystem Approach.

Paul Hobcraft

New Business Design- Empower Your Business Ecosystem. When looking at radically different thinking and design in business, where Ecosystems become central, you need to ask yourself what industries would benefit from such an alternative design and thinking due to the changing complexities and challenges they are facing. Are these pressures in their known and emerging markets posing future threats for businesses and whole market sectors?

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Find the AI Approach That Fits the Problem You’re Trying to Solve

Harvard Business Review

AI moves quickly, but organizations change much more slowly. What works in a lab may be wrong for your company right now. If you know the right questions to ask, you can make better decisions, regardless of how fast technology changes. You can work with your technical experts to use the right tool for the right job. Then each solution today becomes a foundation to build further innovations tomorrow.

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Supercharge Your Startup: The Magic of Startup Accelerator Programs

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Startup Accelerator Programs The Concept of Startup Acceleration Startup accelerator programs are designed to foster rapid growth of early-stage companies by providing them with the necessary resources and support. These programs typically offer a blend of mentorship, capital, and networking opportunities to help startups scale quickly and effectively.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Many Employees Fear Being Replaced by AI — Here's How to Integrate It Into Your Business Without Scaring Them.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

There's no need to convince employees of the merits of artificial intelligence — just show them they are about to become more relevant, not less.

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Announcing the Second Edition of Charting Change

Innovation Excellence

Thanks to the popularity of the First Edition of Charting Change, I am privileged and excited to announce the early availability of the Second Edition of Charting Change, my best selling book on planning and executing organizational change and transformation used as a course book by universities around the world.

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How Early-Adopter Companies Are Thinking About Apple Vision Pro

Harvard Business Review

The Apple Vision Pro marks the biggest experiment yet in the field of “spatial computing,” which its boosters argue has the potential to be the next era of tech — a shift on par with the emergence of mobile computing. But what are early adopter companies really doing with Apple’s new hardware, and what do they hope to get out of these investments? The piece examines efforts from Lowe’s, e.l.f.

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Innovation Unleashed: Developing a Culture of Innovation in High Potential Leaders

Leapfrogging

The Importance of Fostering Innovation in Leadership Defining Innovation Culture An innovation culture refers to the values, behaviors, and norms that ensure an organization not only generates new ideas but also executes them to achieve positive outcomes. It’s a culture that encourages an entrepreneurial mindset and supports the creation of value through innovation.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Becoming Better Communicators

Rmukesh Gupta

In this very insightful and a short clip, advertising legend Bill Bernbach talks about the difference between writing and communicating. The writer is concerned with what (s)he puts into his/her writing, whereas a communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. (S)He therefore becomes a student of how people read and listen.

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Trust is the Answer to Any Question

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If you want to make a difference, build trust. If you want to build trust, do a project together. If you want to build more trust, help the team do work they think is impossible. If you want to build more trust, contribute to the project in the background.

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Why Are Companies Sitting on Cash Right Now?

Harvard Business Review

Many companies sit on piles of cash, even when rates of return suggest they shouldn’t. Why? Researchers have pointed to multiple reasons, including flexibility for M&A and tax advantages. But new research suggests it’s also a form of insurance, especially for smaller firms. Their likelihood of experiencing an adverse event (measured by the chance of being delisted) is significantly higher when they hold less cash.

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From Strategy to Success: Harnessing Corporate Venture Capital for Growth

Leapfrogging

Understanding Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Defining Corporate Venture Capital Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) refers to the investment of corporate funds directly into external startup companies. This form of venture capital is a subset of the broader venture capital ecosystem, with the distinctive feature that the investment is made by established corporations rather than by specialized venture capital firms.

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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PBTO: Asking the Right Questions and Questioning the right things with Dr. Alan Barnard

Rmukesh Gupta

In this conversation with @DrAlanBarnard, we explore how the principles of the Theory of Constraints (originally created by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt) can be used to not only drive significant business results but also to help us make high stake decisions as leaders. In this freewheeling conversation, we explore Dr Barnard’s story about how he met with Dr.

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Master the Employee Hierarchy of Needs

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Last week, I introduced you to The Customer Hierarchy of Needs based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This week, we focus on our employees. Before you can have a strong customer experience, you must have a good employee experience.

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How to Talk to Your Team About a Decision You Disagree With

Harvard Business Review

When you’re part of a company’s management structure, there will be moments when you’ll have to represent a decision your bosses made that you don’t agree with to your team. Carrying the proverbial flag on behalf of the powers-that-be won’t feel good, but that’s part of the job. Barring a decision or action that is immoral, illegal, or unethical, standing behind decisions that don’t go your way is one of the most challenging things you’ll have to do as a leader.

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The Hidden Advantage: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence in Leadership In the dynamic landscape of corporate leadership, emotional intelligence (EI) has emerged as a critical component of effective management and strategic vision. This section introduces the concept of emotional intelligence and underscores its significance in leadership roles. Defining Emotional Intelligence (EI) Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize, comprehend, manage, and reason with emotions within oneself and others.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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How We Can Do Well and Do Good at the Same Time.

Rmukesh Gupta

I was surprised today, when I saw this graph on the XKCD blog earlier today. I did some search about the claim and lo and behold, I could find more information about the work of Arvid Högbom and his colleague Svante Arrhenius around the effect of greenhouse gases (not named such at that time) on the climate. As the graph claims, we have known about the harmful effects of the emission of carbon in our environment now for more than 128 years, yet haven’t done much to address the issue.

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4 Simple Steps to Becoming Your Own Futurist

Innovation Excellence

An Introduction to the FutureHacking™ methodology by Braden Kelley The starting point for becoming your own futurist is of course to first understand what futurology (or a futurist) is. Then we must also understand what strategic and market foresight are as well. What is Futurology (or a Futurist)?

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3 Types of Overthinking — and How to Overcome Them

Harvard Business Review

Many people look at overthinking as a monolith, when in fact there are three different types: rumination, future tripping, and overanalyzing. In this article, the author offers guideance on how to spot and handle each of the three types of overthinking. Identifying the type of overthinking you or your team is dealing with is the first step in breaking free from its grasp — and more crucial than ever when the demand for quick yet thoughtful decision-making is high.

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Mastering the Art of Leadership through Self-Awareness

Leapfrogging

The Intersection of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence In the dynamic landscape of leadership development, emotional intelligence has emerged as a critical factor in effective leadership. This section explores the foundational elements of emotional intelligence and how they intersect with leadership competencies. Emotional Intelligence: A Primer Emotional intelligence refers to the capacity of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings,

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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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Being Accepting of Defeat is Necessary To Be Accepting of Victory – Bruce Lee

Rmukesh Gupta

I stumbled onto the scene in which Bruce Lee talks about winning and losing, about the art of dying. Before we go any further, take the time to watch the clip here. The wisdom shared is profound in its simplicity and simple in its profundity. Win or lose, Live or die, creative or boring – they are all two sides of the same coin. One can’t come without the other.

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The Event That Made Einstein an Icon

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell On April 3rd, 1921, a handful of journalists went to interview a relatively unknown scientist named Albert Einstein. When they arrived to meet his ship they found a crowd of thousands waiting for him, screaming with adulation.

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It’s Time for Sustainability to Become a Core Part of MBA Programs

Harvard Business Review

Business schools must adapt their curricula in response to the increasing demand for professionals skilled in sustainability and climate change management. This need is driven by evolving global climate disclosure regulations, such as those proposed by the SEC and implemented in California and the EU, mandating corporations to disclose climate-related financial risks and their carbon emissions, including indirect emissions (Scope 3).

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Empowering Leadership Excellence: Investing in Emotional Intelligence Training for Leaders

Leapfrogging

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Defining Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capacity to recognize, control, and assess emotions in oneself and others. Often described as the ability to manage emotions effectively, EI is a critical asset for leaders in any organization. This concept extends beyond mere emotional awareness; it encompasses skills in emotional regulation and the capacity to motivate oneself, persevere in the face of frustrations, control

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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.