Sat.May 01, 2021 - Fri.May 07, 2021

Who Exactly are the Crowd Workers?

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing allows organizations to find and work with self-selected volunteers to accomplish tasks, gather information, or gain new ideas. The end result is not just the work and insight of one person, but of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands.

Why generalists will become more valuable

Jeffrey Phillips

As we leave the COVID lockdown and the economy picks up steam again, I think many businesses will recognize a need for more generalists on their team. That could pose a problem since so many people have structured themselves and their careers as specialists.

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Designing unique workshops is hard work

The Future Shapers

Understanding innovation requires a deep awareness- through a variety of tailored or purpose-designed workshops, dialogues or discovery trips you can rapidly enhance your awareness and grasp of what ‘makes up’ innovation.

The lowest common denominator

Idea to Value

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. This is one of my favourite expressions about the danger of innovation in large organisations.

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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.

Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

I have been reading a report written by Stephen J Ezell of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) along with a guru of innovation, John Kao, of ILSi on their concerns that something is amiss with the U.S. innovation system.

How To Compete In A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

In 1998, the dotcom craze was going at full steam and it seemed like the entire world was turning upside down. So people took notice when economist Paul Krugman wrote that “by 2005 or so, it will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The story of the Vasa, the innovative ship that sunk immediately

Idea to Value

What happens when the scope of a project is constantly changed? Well, usually complete and utter failure. In 1626, the King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus was at war with Poland-Lithuania.

The 6 Best Business Strategy Examples I've Ever Seen

Cascade Strategy

I previously wrote an article about why so many strategies fail. Here though, I want to focus on the flip-side of that coin. I want to share with you my personal top 6 picks for the best business strategy examples of all time. Enjoy and more importantly, add your own examples in the comments below!

How to Select Your Best Value Innovation Project – The Secret is in a Well-Managed Product Project Portfolio!

InnovationManagement

Innovation is on everyone's lips as a solution to post-COVID economic recovery. The world of innovation has a very broad definition: It’s often referred to as an information technology innovation. but our worldwide economy is still very reliant on manufacturing.

Business Testing: Is your Hypothesis Really Validated?

Strategyzer

Entrepreneurs and corporate innovators alike often struggle to figure out when their hypothesis is validated, because it isn’t as simple as we’d like to believe. Innovation Process: Testing Business Ideas

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.

Podcast S5E114: Stefano Mastrogiacomo – High Impact Tools for Teams

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Stefano Mastrogiacomo. He is from Strategyzer and a Professor, as well as the author of High Impact Tools for Teams: 5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast .

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Verizon’s AOL/Yahoo Debacle – Think You Can Fix That?

Adam Hartung

Verizon destroyed about $220 B in value in AOL and Yahoo. They failed to see trends and then failed to respond to disruptive innovators. Was it the CEOs? The PE company? Here's a preview of the book!

Making sense of innovation pipelines, funnels, and portfolios

The Future Shapers

If you have heard of the innovation pipeline, innovation funnel, and innovation portfolio, you might have wondered—what is the difference? And more importantly, does it matter, or is it about semantics? That’s exactly what I want to address in this article.

Learn the Amazon Playbook to Innovate Faster & Get Better Results

Innovation Leader

Jelena Joffe Weil and Peter Gardner share how Amazon has tapped into the startup ecosystem. That includes creating a repeatable innovation process, identifying the best partners, and overcoming internal barriers to innovation

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.

Join me next week, 18th May, for a live “Ask Me Anything” session

Idea to Value

I don’t do very many mass-market public speaking engagements anymore. I am very picky about who I work with nowadays, and it is almost always just for private corporate or educational events. However, if you can build up trust with me, I will pay it back a thousand-fold.

How to Design and Use an A3 Management Process Template

Kainexus

Whether you’ve read volumes about various business methodologies and the philosophy of continuous improvement or just a few articles, you can’t be blamed if you’ve started to wonder if Toyota developed every improvement technique.

What Might be the Next Revolution?

Inspiring Next

Oh Really? We have defined the digital-physical integration as Industry 4.0. We have seen advances in digital-biological systems and also the biological-physical systems. Is it time for Digital-Physical-Biological confluence to create a whole new world?

Cracking the Contract Conundrum

Innovation Leader

Nikhil Gargeya and Diana Joseph provide a framework for getting past the initial conversation into concrete action when it comes to large companies partnering with startups

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.

Did these scientists just find the genes which allowed Humans to become creative?

Idea to Value

A fascinating new study could shed some light on the evolution of creativity in Homo Sapiens. The April 2021 publication Evolution of genetic networks for human creativity by Zwir, I., Del-Val, C., Hintsanen, M. et al.

How To Make Sure Your SMB Is Being Energy Efficient

InnovationManagement

Making your business environmentally sustainable does not mean reducing total material demand. Still, it does require more effective use of energy and resources and the mitigation of current waste streams.

Pricing Innovation and New Product Development with Kyle Westra

Viima

In this episode of our The Innovation Room podcast , we’ll be focusing on a very important and interesting, but often challenging and misunderstood topic: the pricing of innovation and new product development.

Privacy, Transparency and Auditability — How the New Generation of Blockchains Are Spurring Adoption

Entrepreneur - Innovation

On Bitcoin and Ethereum, every transaction is visible to anyone using block explorers, but zero-knowledge proofs change that. Finance

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.

The Decency Quotient

The Future Shapers

Strong leaders must be able to see the big picture, make good connections and get on with achieving positive results. But what happens when “not so smart” leaders get elected or take over a company?

An ecosystem platform for innovation communities, with Lukas Strniste from Corporate Innovators

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Lukas Strniste takes us to his innovation ecosystem platform, with several modules monitored by the orchestrator of the ecosystem - eLearning, community, knowledge base, remote events, marketplace etc.

How to Improve Supply Chain Strategy- The 6 Best Models

Cascade Strategy

Improving supply chain strategy is HARD and if you’re reading this, you more than likely have a supply chain that you’re looking to improve. Strategy Execution Strategic Analysis & Evolution Strategy Implementation strategy transition

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You

Tullio Siragusa

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You. A lot of people get confused with the concepts of living your passion versus your purpose. There are those who substitute their purpose for their passion and over time, this misconception messes with their lives and their careers. We all want to live passionately and with purpose, but it is not something we pursue, it is something that finds us instead.

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.

How Entrepreneurs Are Combining Data and Tech to Compete With Large Retailers

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Small brands have continued to innovate despite COVID-related challenges. Innovation

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Quick “MVP” Deployment: Mondel?z International’s Approach to Enterprise Innovation Management

Sopheon

Mondel?z z International is a global food leader with names like Oreo, Cadbury and Chips Ahoy in its long line of historied and well-loved brands. Even though Mondel?z z International is a relatively young company, it is built on several foundational brands, some of which date back over 100 years.

Why & How Team Leaders Can Use a Delegation Framework

CMOE

Great leaders understand the value of delegation. When a team leader delegates responsibilities to individual contributors, it illustrates the leader’s belief in their potential—this can save nearly 79 percent of team members from quitting.

What Matters in Innovation — May 7, 2021

Innovation Leader

What mattered in innovation this week? Innovation Leader’s Kaitlin Milliken, Derisk CEO Alex Slawsby, and KITE CEO Mark Silva share. That includes some of the innovation news that you may have missed this week

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!