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Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Today we are facing many current disruptions where we need to react fast and intelligently. There are many situations we are facing that are a race against time.

Three Steps to Applying the A3 Problem-Solving Methodology


The A3 problem-solving methodology was first used by Toyota in the 1960s and later embraced by proponents of Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean, and other systematic approaches to continuous improvement. "A3"


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Leadership Matters In More Ways Than One


No one is disputing the fact that leadership matters. In fact, there has never been a more critical time where leadership matters more than it does today. The post Leadership Matters In More Ways Than One appeared first on InnovationManagement. Leadership

Podcast S5E112: Simon Hill – What’s new at Wazoku

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak once again with Simon Hill. The last time we spoke with Simon , he was the CEO of Wazoku. Since then, he has also taken over the Open Innovation platform Innocentive.

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.

Revealing, Building And Emerging: We Need To Take A More Biological View Of Technology

Digital Tonto

What both the optimists and the Cassandras miss is that technology is not something that exists independently from us. It is, in fact, intensely human. We don’t merely build it, but continue to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

New Research Suggests That Humans Struggle With Subtractive Thinking


Subtraction is the simplest, most common path to innovation. Whether it’s products, services or writing, simplifying is one of the greatest abilities of innovators. Do only certain people hold a monopoly on this very valuable skill? It seems so.

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How big is your reject pile?

Idea to Value

People are so obsessed with getting the “right” ideas. Instead, it is often much more effective to just have LOTS of ideas. This makes the likelihood that at least some of those ideas will be of high quality significantly more likely.

4 Places to Find Your Next Big Idea

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Many entrepreneurs think innovating requires new knowledge, but sometimes it's a matter of looking in unexpected places. Innovation

This Is How You Don’t Develop An Organizational Culture


How do you develop an organizational culture? It starts with practicing what you preach on a day to day basis; your values and beliefs. And you have to do that consistently, not every once in a while.

Leading Large Scale Cultural Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

I wanted to share this short video, in which Simon Sinek , in his usual style, shares the way he sees cultural transformation work.

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.

How this 1976 French wine tasting disrupted an entire industry

Idea to Value

How sure are you that your products are better than the competition? How confident are you that your company will not be disrupted by a smaller competitor? This story shows how an entire industry was so convinced of their superiority that they weren’t even aware that they were being overtaken.

Transformation is the Only Way to Really Change the Game 

Daniel Burrus

Steve Jobs of Apple once stated, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” This mantra has resonated with hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders over the past decade since Jobs passed on.

Managing ideas at scale: Key principles

The Future Shapers

Corporate innovation needs a strong supply of high-quality ideas that feed into a fast and effective ‘innovation opportunity discovery’ process.

What Are The Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations?


I love meeting innovators. You meet all types: some of them are blue sky thinkers, some of them are feasibility buffs, some of them are incredible networkers and presenters, and some of them are shy and fascinatingly deep thinkers. The post What Are The Six Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations?

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.

Why did Taylor Swift just re-record her chart-topping album?

Idea to Value

Taylor Swift is one of the world’s biggest music stars, having sold over 200 million records and receiving 11 Grammy awards. She is also respected for being a highly creative songwriter and performer.

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Back to Basics - 6 Principles of Lean Healthcare


We spend a lot of time and effort on this blog digging into the details of how to start, spread, and sustain a Lean culture. We think it is important to get very specific about the Lean tools and techniques that produce measurable results for healthcare organizations.


This is What the Small Business Model of the Future Looks Like

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Smaller companies need to be digital-first to succeed. Entrepreneurs

Can Industry 4.0 Bring 6th Sense to Inspection Activity?

Inspiring Next

Oh Really? Human ability to see when something is failing has become better through non-destructive evaluation methods.

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.

Fascinating idea: Would we buy carbon-neutral products if they were 2% more expensive?

Idea to Value

I just came across this fascinating TED video by Jens Burchardt , BCG’s global expert on climate impact and low-emissions technologies. In it, he shows how much more expensive it is to produce carbon-neutral commodities, like steel.

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Lessons for Leaders from the Movie – “The Fundamentals of Caring”

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: This past weekend, I ended up doing what I really love doing – watch movies. One of the movies that I watched was the 2016 movie “ The Fundamentals of Caring ” featuring the unassuming Paul Rudd. The movie was based on a book.

How Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer Sets Priorities

Innovation Leader

How does Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer look for opportunities outside of the core? Megan Lyon shares best practices and tips for other innovators in charge of strategy

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How to Create a Culture of Innovation During Covid

Innovators Alliance

Company culture is not a ‘one size fits all’ attribute. In fact, a company’s culture is as uniquely tied to it as a human is to their personality. It is cultivated slowly, tied to unique goals, and is built with the contributions of others.

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.

Reimagining Fundraising with innovation

Board of Innovation

How 14 leading NGOs teamed up to re-shape fundraising with innovation The year 2020 shook things up in ways no one would ever have thought possible. Countless NGOs who rely heavily on fundraising operations were facing immense challenges.

The Power of Noticing

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the key skills that we need to develop if we want to be leaders, in general, is our ability to notice things. This is a meta skill, that once we learn, can be extremely useful in many spheres of our lives (work, home, community, etc).

How Aerospace Giant Embraer Approaches Spin Outs

Innovation Leader

Only 23 miles separate Hollywood from LAX. During rush hour, this distance can take over one hour to traverse. However, EVE Urban Air Mobility imagines a future with air taxis that can make the trip in minutes


A carnival of trivial ideas

The Future Shapers

Management leaders and innovators are celebrated across the world for being thought leaders and setting the pace in creating the future. This does however not necessarily lead to the wellbeing of all, humans and animals alike.

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 to Write a Job Description

ExactHire - Startups, just one of many jobs sites, is home to more than 16 million job postings. How can yours stand out? How can you avoid underqualified applicants? Most importantly, how can you persuade the best candidates to apply to your company?

How to Get Real about Your Potential

Tullio Siragusa

How to Get Real about Your Potential. Getting real with yourself and the kind of person you are takes a lot of courage and determination. It is not always easy to muster up the courage and the boldness to confront the reality about yourself. . Getting real takes a lot of guts and the ability to be powerfully vulnerable.”.

What Startups Teach Corporates about Venture Failure

Innovation Leader

Failure rates are high for startups and new ventures launched by established corporations. But do these failures follow similar patterns and have comparable causes? What can startup founders and corporate innovators learn from each other about how to avoid new venture failure?

Constructivism: The Philosophy of Education

The Future Shapers

How do we learn best? Constructivism can be equated to an important learning theory that all educators use to help their students learn.

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!