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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & creativity

Idea to Value

Can everyone be creative all the time? First, before a person can focus their energy on being creative, they need to satisfy their more basic needs. In 1943, Abraham Maslow came up with his groundbreaking Hierarchy of Needs, published as A theory of human motivation.

The best time to innovate is in the aftermath of a crisis

Jeffrey Phillips

I've spoken recently with a number of people employed by companies, large and small, and to a number of consultants. The list of challenges most businesses face in the aftermath of COVID is rather significant.

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Three tips for a sustainable post-pandemic plan.

Focused Momentum

Last weekend felt like the beginning of the beginning. Like many here in the US, my family celebrated the start of summer by joining two other families for a camping trip. We planned the trip this winter when Covid rates were soaring, and we were under Shelter in Place orders.

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Thinking sustainability needs a mix of future scenarios.

Paul Hobcraft

The accelerating need to build a sustainability pathway. Sustainability is rising to be top or close to the top of a boards agenda.

Quantifying the Value of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is built on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present real-time data and analytics in easy-to-understand and highly customizable formats.

What is the difference between Innovation, Invention and an Idea?

Idea to Value

I am a big fan of the TV show Dragon’s Den (UK), also called Shark Tank (USA). It is always entertaining to watch the inventors trying to get support for their new ideas and inventions, which they are convinced are going to change the world.

Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

This summer, my list focuses on books that explain the issues we'll be wrestling with over the next decade. The post Summer Reading List: 16 Books That Will Help You Understand The Next Decade first. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What is a Change Agent and How Can They Help Your Organization?


Overview: Change agents are individuals or groups who find and manage change across your organization.

Creative Process: 5 stages which ideas go through

Idea to Value

What happens in the brain when we are having an idea? Why is it that we sometimes get our best ideas when we are not even thinking about them, like in the shower ?

DNA of an Innovative Business: Is It Yours?


With the acceleration of modern economic, societal and environmental changes, new opportunities are created everywhere, and often where we least expect them. The post DNA of an Innovative Business: Is It Yours? appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Would I Quit Social Media?


Social media, do we need it?

The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

What Can Your Business Learn About Innovation from Shark Tank Ideas?


Shark Tank has been around in some form or another since 2001, with the Japanese series “Money Tigers.” Yet the basic concept is simple: entrepreneurs pitch their idea to a panel of investors, who will pick their idea apart before deciding whether or not to invest.

Podcast S5E118: Mark Herschberg – The career skills they don’t teach you in college

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with author Mark Herschberg, helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at MIT, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,”.

Corporate Memory Part II


Corporate memory is an essential aspect of product innovation. Careful consideration is needed about what should be recorded and for how long. The post Corporate Memory Part II appeared first on Sopheon.

How To Think Clearly


Thinking is hard. The main reason is because the brain wants to be efficient, so it develops routines and habits that are hard to break. That’s why sometimes your head hurts when you really put your mind to work; you’re forcing your brain to break it’s routine and be unefficient.

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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.

Being a Leader is Like Being an Improv Actor

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the skills that all of us need to develop as we want to be and behave like a leader is to develop the skills of an improv actor. The foundational aspect of any improv actor is the ability to be fully present in the moment and respond to their stimuli.

21 Common Innovation Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

Idea to Value

As all of us working on innovation know, it’s quite an opaque topic that many innovators and organizations don’t talk about openly. As a result, innovation is an area that’s fraught with many common myths and misconceptions.

3 Ways Innovation in Asia is Different

Board of Innovation

How fostering innovation in Asia needs to be different from Silicon Valley’s benchmark. The post 3 Ways Innovation in Asia is Different appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy

How to develop agile leaders in the New Age

The Future Shapers

Speed ??is is essential to business success. More than just a “blink of an eye” experience, today’s era demands accelerating change.

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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.

Invincible Company of the month: Harper


Innovation is an emerging profession that substantially differs from managing a business and is not the same as traditional R&D. The myth around innovation is that “it’s all coming up with brand new products or services”.

Has Remote Work Created an Imposter Syndrome Problem?

Cascade Strategy

The transition towards more widespread remote work has been coming for a while now, but it’s almost certainly the case that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant accelerator of this shift.

Returpen: Bringing Circularity into Healthcare

Board of Innovation

Novo Nordisk’s pilot project, Returpen, is designed to collect used insulin pens in order to recycle the materials. The post Returpen: Bringing Circularity into Healthcare appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Social Impact Life sciences

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

The Future Shapers

As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavour. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions.

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.

Soft Skills can be Taught the Way Many of us Learn: Through Dynamic Connections.

Daniel Burrus

During this unique period of technology-driven transformation, the education sector has so far been slow to embrace the power of digital tools that can be used to accelerate learning.

Top Marketing Strategies Differentiating Starbucks, Coca-Cola & Apple

Cascade Strategy

Have you ever wondered why there's so much buzz around brands like Coca-Cola, Apple, and Starbucks? Have you asked yourself what makes them so special when many other brands are churning out almost the same products?



In the first blog in our latest series, “Developing a human-centric future fitness focus” we shared the three characteristics that offer senior executives a “unique unfreezing opportunity” from the COVID-19 hiatus.

8 best project management tools


With the rapid transition to work from home, the recent adoption of project management tools has skyrocketed. To-do list, timelines, monitoring progress, and file sharing.

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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.

Christian Care Ministry: Customer Month Spotlight!


Today, we bring you the third and final guest in our mini-series of Customer Month Spotlights here on the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast with our host, Mark Graban. We'll do more of these interviews in the future—let's make every month "customer month".

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Pulse of Innovation: Managing Innovators


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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How to Be a Leader at Work in Any Role


Being a leader of any type can be a daunting responsibility, but as you adopt a leadership mindset and incorporate a few actions into your day-to-day activities, you can be a highly effective leader who inspires team members to do their best work.

Change is a challenge!

Huub Rutten

“Change is our biggest challenge”. Why is it your biggest challenge?” Andre takes a deep breath and says “Good question, Huub, there are many biggest challenges”. Andre is a man with 20 years of experience in a big discrete manufacturing company.

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!