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The Customer Factory Manifesto

Leanstack

Successful businesses are more alike than unalike. They share a common universal goal and employ a systematic approach to building a repeatable and scalable business model. This manifesto shows you how.

How California Plans to Do Its Part to Crush Climate Change in the Coming Years

IdeaScale

California faces unique challenges when it comes to climate change. It’s an enormous state with several major ports, making it a shipping hub; a state where driving is practically synonymous with travel; and it faces unique geological and meteorological challenges.

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7 Surefire Ways to Promote a Continuous Improvement Culture

Kainexus

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, famously said, “If you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will just take care of itself.” He might not have been thinking of a continuous improvement culture specifically, but he’s right. Culture is the foundation on which success is built.

Podcast S4E90: Greg Orme – The Human Edge

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with author Greg Orme. Greg’s book The Human Edge was voted as the business book of the year.

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!

Exago commits to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Exago

As we celebrate Human Rights Day 2020, we at Exago officially join public and private organizations worldwide acting to promote the UN 2030 Agenda and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. The post Exago commits to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago

The 4 Key Attributes Of Transformational Leaders

Digital Tonto

Change isn’t what it used to be. While history shows that revolutionary change is possible, today's transformational efforts seem to be rudderless, getting mired down and eventually fading away. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Why Christopher Columbus was a master innovator

Jeffrey Phillips

We all know the old rhyme - "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue". Further, we know the story - or at least some of it. We know that Columbus was mocked for wanting to sail west to arrive in India.

How Machine Learning is Changing Business Communication

InnovationManagement

Machine learning is not a sci-fi concept anymore. Over the past few years, it has improved business operations in multiple ways. One of the areas that benefit from ML technologies the most is business communications. So, how does machine learning impact your internal and external communications?

These 8 Heartland Cities Are Essential to the Future of American Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's why the future of American Innovation lies away from the coasts. Innovation

How Government Innovation and the Private Sector Cooperate to Protect Your Privacy

IdeaScale

Large data breaches are becoming a fact of life we have to deal with. In 2019 alone, an estimated 4 billion records were breached, a number that’s only rising.

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Want to Develop Your Team Superpowers?

Strategyzer

“We have too many meetings.”. Team & Project Management

The Customer Factory Manifesto

Leanstack

Successful businesses are more alike than unalike. They share a common universal goal and employ a systematic approach to building a repeatable and scalable business model. This manifesto show you how 1.

Designing our Innovation Ecosystems needs Five Considerations

The Future Shapers

To facilitate the innovation ecosystem, we should consider 1) Stakeholder considerations, 2) Strategic considerations, 3) Value design building considerations, 4)Tactical considerations, and finally, 5) Network considerations.

Elon Musk: Forget Breakthough Innovation — Just Make the Product Better

Innovation Leader

Elon Musk shared his thoughts on innovation at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council conference. Spend less time in meeting rooms, less time on PowerPoint presentations, less time on spreadsheets,” he said. Here are the three big takeaways from his session

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Failure to Succeed

IdeaSpies

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, battled depression and family illness before starting the bicycle shop that would lead th. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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All Work and No Play May Not Help Your Bottom Line

Daniel Burrus

It is no secret that children are attracted to video games like moths to light. From Minecraft to Roblox, children of today spend hours in front of screens both large and small, oftentimes much to the dismay of their parents and teachers.

Future Synthesist, foreseeing the future in our present, with Cecilia Tham

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Future Synthesist, what an intriguing role! Cécilia Tham takes us in this journey to the future, so we can shape an enlightening present. Creativity Innovation Cécilia Tham Future Future Synthesist Futurity Studio Prospective

Should Your Organization Be Working on More Moonshots?

Innovation Leader

Peter Williams discussed his experience as the CEO of Alpha, a long-term innovation group created by the Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The 5 Steps That Will Boost Your Creativity and Capacity for Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's how to get to those "aha" moments. Creativity

Play Bold: Create your resume of failure

Innovation 360 Group

If you want to learn how to get executives to open up and engineers to be playful, and how to really learn from mistakes, going beyond what you thought was possible, this is the episode for you. The post Play Bold: Create your resume of failure appeared first on Innovation360.

Innovation Serendipity

Sopheon

Sopheon CTO Paul Heller discusses how social distancing may be impacting creative collaboration sparks and innovation serendipity. The post Innovation Serendipity appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Innovation

Go for Launch: X.ai, Riff Analytics & Powow AI

Innovation Leader

Three AI-powered tools share their solutions to running better meetings, assessing employee engagement, and scheduling

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Automation on speed

The Future Shapers

Predictions are that a post COVID-19 crisis world will be more indebted, less global, and more digital than what we could have predicted only last year. Organisations are expected to have to deal with a myriad of changes to traditional ways of working and very little is certain going forward.

How To Help Your Team Manage Pressure

Tullio Siragusa

How To Help Your Team Manage Pressure. The weight of pressure is an inborn piece of work culture. Each of us faces pressure regardless of position, profile, title, insight, or sexual orientation. Steady pressure can cause us to fail to remember that others around us may be experiencing similar circumstances. As a leader, if you trouble your workers with an excessive number of tasks, it can later turn into reason for frustration and demotivation for your whole team.

National Pride: 3 Mexicans Win First Place In an Innovation Contest

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Nicolás Ángeles, Lizbeth Gutiérrez and Luis Lira, graduates of the IPN of Guanajuato, won with an environmental scientific project. Innovation

Preparing for Vaccine Distribution, Navigating Pivots at HCA

Innovation Leader

Chip Blaufuss of HCA Healthcare discusses his team’s COVID-19 preparations at the start of 2020 and getting ready for vaccine distribution in 2021

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Summits or Circuses?

The Future Shapers

Summits have turned into circuses. They don’t lead to radical breakthroughs, changed outcomes or even alternative strategies. They simply go round and round in ever-decreasing circles, covering known territory and leading only to disenchantment and frustration. It could be done differently.

After a strong Q3, where next for innovation investment?

Commodore Innovation

Innovation spending grew strongly in Q3. Investment in innovation by US-listed firms grew strongly in the third quarter of 2020—reflecting strong economic growth for the quarter 1. After falling about 2.9%

Are You Caught in the Innovation Purge? Part 1

helloFUTURE

Sometimes, you can almost feel it coming. It’s a palatable thing. The innovation purge. It goes something like this: A new leader or leadership team decides that your company is flagging on the innovation front and hires a Chief Innovation Officer or CINO.

There Is No ‘Workplace of The Future,’ Says Knoll VP

Innovation Leader

Tracy Wymer, VP of Workplace Strategy at design firm and manufacturer Knoll, shares predictions for how the office will change in 2021 and beyond

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”