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How To Spot A Fraud

Digital Tonto

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Which Industries Will Innovate Most in the Wake of COVID-19?


The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruption across industries. How businesses and consumers behave is being altered by this crisis. Tech and non-tech companies are implementing remote working, travel has significantly decreased, and supply chains are seeing global disruption.

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12 Characteristics of a Lean Organization


The renowned football coach and philosopher, Vince Lombardi, once said, “ Perfection is unattainable, but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence. ”. That’s the mindset of a Lean organization.


Hackathons: What Are They and How to Run Them

HYPE Innovation

Take two seemingly unrelated words, "hack" and "marathon," and put them together to describe one of the most popular and powerful problem-solving techniques in the past decade. Ideation & Collaboration

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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!

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation


Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it.

Company-Wide Innovation Is an Anticipatory Imperative

Daniel Burrus

If you were to ask anyone in your organization to outline their daily responsibilities, you’d likely get a list that includes position titles rather than responsibilities, like sales or information technology.

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Opportunity in Adversity: New Workplace Models in the Post-COVID World


COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has effectively shattered the premise that people need to go to "office" to work. In an almost overnight digital shift, the entire workforce of companies shifted to remote work. Once the COVID threat is past, will we ever go back to business-as-usual?

CI Reporting Woes? How to Measure What Matters


Ever wonder why factories, warehouses, grocery stores, and other similar businesses usually have a sign that says something like, "Accident-Free for 82 Days."

What if we said no to our customers, once in a while?

The Future Shapers

Is the customer always right? What if the customer wants Cat Soup? Sometimes, it’s worth challenging the assumptions we make in our professional lives to see what ideas it might spark.

Podcast S3E62: Fredrik Haren – The Creativity Explorer

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Fredrik Haren, known as the Creativity Explorer. We speak about what we can learn about creativity from different cultures around the world.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

A Successful Approach to Corporate Innovation: ?The 8 Ps of Innovation?


The business environment is becoming increasingly complex. Organizations have lived in a stable environment for many decades. The competitive advantage resulted from executing better than competitors. This is no longer the case.

5 Prerequisites for Sustainable Government Innovation


Creating a thriving culture of innovation is difficult for any organization, but governments, in particular, can struggle with it.

Why Did This 17-Year-Old Turn Down $8 Million for His Coronavirus-Tracking Website?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

For some, it's not all about profit. At least not right now. News and Trends

Why Innovation Needs Legitimacy and Power to Flourish

Strategyzer Innovation

One of the key attributes of an invincible company is the ability to manage the Explore and Exploit portfolio with an equal amount of strategic focus and energy. But Explore and Exploit are very different. The same practices you use to exploit existing businesses cannot be used to explore new ideas.

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.

11 Templates for Brainstorming

These top ideation and brainstorming templates from Miro can be used with your team remotely or in the same room. Interested in templates for brainstorming that you can even use with a team online? In this guide we will share some of the most popular brainstorming frameworks.

How to Spot Innovation Opportunities that Others Miss


Spotting new opportunities is an important part of innovation. Becoming anticipatory means looking at industry trends to determine how they are shaping your industry both internally and externally.

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Telehealth and COVID-19: The Global Rise of Telehealth and Advances in Digital Health Technology in the Post COVID-19 World


COVID-19 has catapulted global telehealth to the forefront of medical care, flourishing with new and existing technologies ready for healthcare workers to use in a serious effort to combat this deadly virus in a preventative manner.

Healthcare ecosystem mapping ? A first step to shape your market

Board of Innovation

Read about why ecosystem mapping is a critical first step in developing an ecosystem strategy and get some actionable insights on how to go about it. The post Healthcare ecosystem mapping – A first step to shape your market appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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.

A legacy of innovation

The Future Shapers

We have 11 years left, to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in the hope of avoiding disaster. How do we change our behaviour? What is my legacy as a leader? Where do we start? The post A legacy of innovation appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Innovating in a Time of Uncertainty and Challenge

Innovation Excellence

Editor’s note: The article below encapsulates a sponsored research project titled, Innovation for a New Era , conducted by Patrick Deren, Matthew Grant and myself, that was completed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to Use Your Brain During Unexpected Change

The Human Factor

source. The human brain is an amazing tool. But there’s one thing it doesn’t handle very well – change. Especially change of the magnitude brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody saw this virus coming, but it has turned our world upside down.

Reigniting Growth

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: As we slowly open up the world economy and learn to live with what has turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, almost all businesses will be looking to figure out a way to grow their businesses as quickly as possible and as fast as the current situation will allow them to grow.

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.

How to effectively prevent discrimination

The Future Shapers

The disadvantages of discrimination seem to be a no-brainer. But just agreeing is not sufficient. Whether you want to avoid discrimination while interviewing a potential new employee or whether you intend to assess a social dispute, you can do better if you don’t simply address the symptoms.

Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

Innovation Excellence

Identify the right problem. Who doesn’t love to solve a great mystery? After all, the greatest stories in history tap into that very desire to solve problems; the story presents a mystery and has you follow along as its characters search for the Six Ws.

Dignity Health is Designing the Digital-First Future of Medicine

Innovation Leader

In January 2020, only 337 of Dignity Health’s patients had experienced a virtual visit. By May 5, the number of virtual visits had raced past 82,000. Here’s how they’ve been training docs and bringing patients along

SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats

Cascade Strategy

A SWOT Analysis helps you to discover the internal strengths and weaknesses of your organization. It also helps you to discover the external opportunities and threats that confront you. As such, it's an invaluable tool for performing both internal and external Strategic Analysis

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.”

Scorecard: Ready to restart your business in the Low Touch Economy?

Board of Innovation

Find out what more you need to do to get your business through Covid-19’s aftershocks with the Low Touch Economy scorecard. The post Scorecard: Ready to restart your business in the Low Touch Economy? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy Business design

Continuous Learning for Continuing Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The job of acquiring new skills in the next normal. Sometimes this feels like one more hat to juggle. Some of us are self-professed lifelong learners; so this job of skills acquisition seems to come easy. For others, it can be a chore.

How Changemakers Innovate Within Government Agencies

Innovation Leader

Innovators in the public and private sectors face many of the same challenges: There’s resistance to change and internal politics that can bog down progress. However, teams in the government may have tighter budgets that come directly from tax payer dollars.

The New Important ? Strategy for a Pandemic-Shaped World


It’s been weeks since the last Brainzooming blog. Sorry about that, especially for those of you who’ve noticed and wondered what happened. The short answer? Dramatic changes in my activities throughout this pandemic took precedence.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.