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The 3 elements of an innovation ecosystem


Developing an innovation capability within a large organization is a daunting prospect. In the past, many have tried but few succeeded.


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Ready or not, the future is unfolding

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm back to talk about understanding the future, returning to a subject that I think needs much more examination. By this I don't mean trying to find out when we'll all get our promised jet backpacks and fly to work rather than drive.

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Sarcasm can boost creativity in teams (well yeah, obviously…)

Idea to Value

“I was just being sarcastic” A dangerous statement in most workplaces, and often the sign of minor conflict between team members. It is often seen as being hostility disguised as humour.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Fitness Landscape Dynamics for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Fitness Landscape Dynamics. Innovation is not so easy, there are so many dependencies that you need to work through.The importance of recognizing innovation needs a systematic approach becomes clear when you begin to work through all the needs and issues to understand and translate.

How the Pandemic Is Sparking Innovations in Tech Startups


The pandemic of 2020 has been a truly overwhelming experience for many of us. The sudden emergence of the illness, combined with its rapid ability to spread around the world meant that life changed almost overnight.

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Podcast S5E105: Perry Marshall – Detox, Declutter, Dominate

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with one of the original kings of paid marketing, Perry Marshall.

PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer on Embracing Failure

Innovation Leader

Maruo Porcini, PepsiCo’s first-ever Chief Design Officer, offers insight on the intersections of innovation and design, methods for getting to the root of customer needs

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All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost


Getting to product/market fit (aka the inflection point in the hockey-stick curve when a product's traction starts rapidly growing) is one of the most significant milestones for a startup.

What is an Innovation Maturity Assessment and How Can You Create One?


To go forward, it helps to know where you’re beginning. When building an innovation strategy, this takes the form of an innovation maturity assessment that examines your organization, your team, and your personal innovation approach.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

Conan O’Brien quote on doing great creative work

Idea to Value

It’s all about the struggle. Great things, there is a mentality in showbusiness where people will say “That was great! Do that all the time.” ” And you think “No” By its nature the really great stuff has to be rare.

Two Big Themes from This Year’s World Economic Forum

Innovation Leader

While the pandemic and its repercussions permeated almost every discussion at the 2021 World Economic Forum, two big themes emerged for Imran Sayeed, a regular participant in the event: sustainability and reskilling


Building capability and capacity to expand innovation

The Future Shapers

A good innovation mentor or trusted advisor should offer a different perspective based on a combination of their own practical business experiences along with a depth of innovation understanding to provide a real return to your needs from innovation.

How the Pandemic Is Sparking Innovations in Tech Startups


source: The pandemic of 2020 has been a truly overwhelming experience for many of us. The sudden emergence of the illness, combined with its rapid ability to spread around the world meant that life changed almost overnight.

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

Don’t be a Superfluous Man

Idea to Value

In 19th Century Russian literature, there is the wonderful archetype of the Superfluous Man. This is an individual who represents being unnecessary and not achieving what they could with their position.

The Benefits of Using an X-Matrix for Strategy Deployment


Hoshin Kanri, sometimes called "strategy deployment", is an approach that helps companies achieve breakthrough goals over a three to five-year time horizon.

Remote Work Readiness Checklist


How Do You Lead a Team Remotely? A growing number of organizations are shifting to remote work environments either for the foreseeable future or on a more permanent basis.

What is an Innovation Maturity Assessment and How Can You Create One?


Working together requires more than just being in the same room. To go forward, it helps to know where you’re beginning.

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Perceived value

Idea to Value

Why do people end up buying or adopting a new innovation? Is it because the new innovation is better than all the previous versions? Is it because they are early adopters in a market? Is it because they have compared the new innovation to everything else in the market ?

Curious clues for the future

The Future Shapers

We all wish we could see over the horizon at trends that are emerging, and a proper foresights process invites us to explore faint signals of the future. In this article, Michael Perman shares how to engage in CURIOUS CLUES as a way to more formally explore what is coming.

Tips on Leading a Successful Transformation Effort

Rmukesh Gupta

Leading a successful transformation. Premise: We are living in a world where every organisation is undergoing some form of transition or transformation – forced or otherwise. Another thing we know is that most change efforts fail.

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How Innovative is your Organization?

Inspiring Next

Really? It is very much possible to have a structured process to innovate consistently. Just a few years ago, I was grappling with this question, and dancing around the possible hypothesis in futile attempt to convince my superiors on the preferred innovation investment opportunities.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Celebrating International Women's Day With HYPE


Innovation means shaping the future. If done right, it means creating a better tomorrow. The team at HYPE wants to add our voices – and yours! – to create a fairer world. A world where gender equality is a reality and every person gets the opportunity to speak up and make a difference.

In the past jobs were about muscles, now it is about brains, in future it will be about heart

The Future Shapers

We need a new breed of worker – an intoxicating hybrid blending the very best of social skills (influence, persuasion, EQ, teaching others) with processing ability (active listening, critical thinking, reasoning, comprehension) and cognitive prowess (creativity, mathematical reasoning).

How Shell and AXA Approach COVID-era Corporate Venture Capital

Innovation Leader

Investors from the insurance firm AXA Next Americas and energy giant Shell shared how they’re approaching corporate venture capital in 2021


6 Leadership Roles to Expand Innovative, Collaborative Thinking


In any collaborative meeting, you, as a leader, have an opportunity to foster innovative thinking. Moving to an anonymous, text-based online collaborative environment, though, offers multiple new, intriguing possibilities for leaders to cultivate innovation.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Tips for Small Business Owners Pitching Business to Large Corporations


Are you a small business owner facing a pitch with a large corporate client for the first time? Are you worried that you may appear too operational, too niche or not growth-oriented enough to be an exciting partner? It is all in how you position yourselves.

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Improvement Software Buyer's Guide for Manufacturers


Continuous improvement has long been an important goal in manufacturing. Some organizations leverage structured business management methodologies such as Lean or Six Sigma, while others use a less formal approach.

How to Apply Lean Startup at Big Companies

Innovation Leader

Slides on applying the lean startup from the former Director of Digital Innovation at a lighting manufacturer. Lean startup is not a bible,” he writes, but “rather a recipe book


The Ultimate Guide to Continuous Improvement


Continuous Improvement is one of those topics people often talk about and rarely have anything against, but that still doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Continuous Improvement Incremental Innovation

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!