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Destination Innovation

Image by Neven Divkovic from Pixabay. If you are planning a major change, a big initiative, a new product launch or something really innovative then try writing a future news story. Imagine that the project has been a surprisingly big success.

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12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021


What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the time, leaving people reaching for Google to get up to speed.


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What shapes your thinking?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous saying, attributed to Marshall McLuhan, who is reported to have said - we shape our tools, and then our tools shape us. Supposedly Churchill said something similar, only about buildings. I think what was attributed to McLuhan is true - we shape our tools, and then they shape us.

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Podcast S5E111: David Robson – The Intelligence Trap

Idea to Value

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.

The Digital Era Is Over. Long Live Innovation!

Digital Tonto

We tend to assume that we’ll notice when something important is afoot, but that’s rarely the case. The truth is that the next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all. It doesn’t. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Art Of Innovation | 10 Things To Learn From Guy Kawasaki


The agenda of our first management meeting in 2021 was ‘How can we innovate to thrive this year?’ We were clear that if we continue to do the same thing we did last year, there is no way we can bring any change in our growth. .

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People never think of improving something by removing parts of it

Idea to Value

When looking to improve something, it seems like people always want to add more. At least, this is what an interesting new piece of research by Adams et al suggests, just published in the journal Nature.

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Get Inspired With This List of Top Young Innovators


Innovation comes in all forms. If you’re looking for inspiration as you develop your innovation management strategy, these five young innovators offer solutions to common innovation struggles. Eimar Dolan.

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4 Ways to Enable Connections

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the most important steps in driving any kind of transformation is the ability to rally around teams that are impacted by the transformation. One of the reasons many transformation efforts fail is existence of resistance for the transformation effort.

Corporate Innovators Talk Cost-Cutting and the Need to Reinvest in Innovation

Innovation Leader

During a recent conversation on the Clubhouse app, corporate innovators discussed weathering the COVID recession, pursuing breakthrough ideas, and corporate venture capital programs

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.

Why physicists are excited about potentially being wrong

Idea to Value

Usually, people are terrified about being wrong. But based on a breakthrough announcement in particle physics, thousands of scientists are thrilled about the prospect of some of our most deeply held beliefs being proved wrong last week.

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Is There Value in an Innovation Program for Your Company?


In my last article I wrote about the influences and themes that I see changing how large, mature and (often) incumbent organisations drive innovative growth and impact. In short, the innovation development professionals are (ironically) being disrupted.

6 Levels of Commitment to Change

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Every change or a transformation effort needs the support and commitment of people who will either be affected by the change or who lead the change or who could influence the success of the change effort.

Riding a transformational wave

The Future Shapers

As transformational waves peak and subside, leaders need to chart the course, ride each wave with finesse and conviction, and ultimately stay focused on the end game. Flexibility and dexterity are required to conquer the waves of change and to navigate a new course if necessary.

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.

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

Idea to Value

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

The Post-COVID Workplace: What to Expect Now and in the Future


As we start to think about a time when we can get back to the office and return to some sort of normalcy in the workplace, whether we are a startup or a well-established company, we will need to understand how we can best operate in a post-COVID workplace environment.

3 Presentations You Can Automate to Reach More People

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Find out how to run dozens of webinars a day to accelerate your sales. Presentations

How NOT to change someone’s behaviour

The Future Shapers

Behavioural shifts are temporary and short-lived at best – have you crashed and burned by using one of these tactics? There is a better way of enacting change, here are some ideas. The post How NOT to change someone’s behaviour appeared first on The Future Shapers.

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.

Helping Kids Foster and Keep Creativity

Idea to Value

For most kids, being creative and imaginative is no problem. It seems to come naturally through play, exploration, and curiosity. You can probably even remember back to your own childhood and how effortless it seemed to come up with creative, fresh ideas no matter what you were doing.

Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: It seems that our brains are naturally wired to think in an additive way when we are trying to solve problems. It is one of those brain hacks that we picked up from our ancestors but is no longer as useful to us as it was to them. So, if we can learn to think in the opposite direction, i.e,

Has anyone ever built muscles by taking a tour of the gym?

Inspiring Next

Really? Bringing innovation into an organization culture is like building a mental muscle. You cannot learn it online or through watching panel discussions amongst thought leaders. It requires sustained effort for long period of time, and painful learning.

The neuroscience of creativity

The Future Shapers

want to purchase and read more. No more than 900 characters (including spaces). Creativity is very complex. The science of creativity suggests some choices can dampen creative thinking. While several things can help boost creative expression.

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.

Try Double-Handed Innovation


Most new products and services are developments or combinations of existing offerings. But just adding features can lead to a product overloaded with ‘feature bloat’. Instead try giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Add something different and take away something of little value.

Becoming Change Agents.

Rmukesh Gupta

Whether we like or not, we are all involved in some form of transformation at any given time. Some of these transformations are self initiated, at times they are forced upon us, on our companies, industries or even economies. It is in our own interest to learn how to navigate these changes.

From Trend Watching to Idea Wrangling: How To Turn Cycles Into Action Plans

Daniel Burrus

We’ve seen cycles come and go—everything from music trends that emulate days gone by to past decades of fashion making a comeback. It is evident that cycles are all around us.

Key Objectives and Activities for Each Step of DMAIC


DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) is a data-driven, structured, customer-centric problem-solving methodology. Each phase builds on the last to arrive at practical solutions for challenging problems. Define tells you what to measure. Measure tells you what to analyze.

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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.

Sonesta Hotels’ COO on Growth During a Pandemic

Innovation Leader

How did Sonesta grow from 58 hotels in November of 2020 to 1,200 locations today? Vera Manoukian, Chief Operating Officer, explains and shares how innovators can work with operation teams

The Finest Example of Storytelling using Data

Rmukesh Gupta

I have seen a lot of presenters who use data to influence or persuade their audience. In most cases, they end up overwhelming their audience. If you were to ask the audience a couple of days later about what they remember from the presentation, usually, people do not remember much.

Launch of healthcare innovations – the tactics and validations you need

Board of Innovation

We guide you on how you can launch your healthcare innovations with campaigns and validation tactics. The successful launch of a healthcare innovation is founded on evidence-based launch tactics enabled by quicker validation and learnings.

How to Be Successful without Sacrifice

Tullio Siragusa

How to Be Successful without Sacrifice. No pain no gain. We’ve all heard this saying and we’ve been sold on the idea that it is true. Is it really true that you cannot achieve success without sacrifice? This is something that most people go through in their lives without ever finding any answers on how to make success easier, and less painful. Because the narrative of self-sacrifice is pervasive in our society. The truth is that you can be successful without compromising your quality of life.

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!