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How AI is Accelerating Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Throughout history, various technologies have led to the acceleration of breakthroughs in the industry. For example, the telescope improved astronomy, while using a microscope led to innovations within biology. Artificial intelligence has the potential to act in the same way.

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Is Design Thinking dead?

Idea to Value

A few weeks ago, I saw an article in Fast Company about the layoffs at IDEO , one of the world’s most respected Design Thinking firms. In fact, IDEO was one of the pioneers of Design Thinking back in the late 1970s, but the process of using Design Thinking as part of innovation work really exploded in the 1990s and 2000s. The rise of Design Thinking and IDEO Back then, Design Thinking was seen as a way to incorporate more human insights into the innovation process, which often struggled wh

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Innovation: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

IdeaScale

Innovation is a term that has been used in various contexts and has different meanings for different people. It can be defined as the process of creating something new or improving an existing product, service, or process. However, the definition of innovation can vary depending on the industry, organization, or individual. For example, innovation in [.

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Why Truth Matters

Digital Tonto

Today, the truth can seem like nothing more than a preference. We pick a side, form a group identity and set out to prove our worth by supporting the party line. In our quest for status, we try to top those around us, leading to a purity spiral in which everyone competes to see who can be the most true to the cause. Yet truth is more than opinion. Facts are falsifiable.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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7 Steps to Repair a Damaged Business Partnership

Harvard Business Review

No long-term partnership — personal or professional — is without challenges. Getting key issues on the table in a timely way and having open, direct, and respectful conversations can reduce frustrations and facilitate needed change. In this article, the authors outline seven steps to take if your business partnership has gotten rocky.

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How Big-Box Retailers Can Harness The Power of AI

IdeaScale

Artificial intelligence is disrupting every industry today and the retail industry is no exception. In the years to come, the retail sector is going to experience significant changes. The retail industry is one of the largest industries in United States by workforce. According to the USA Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail industry comprises of [.

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The Exponential Marketer: Harnessing AI for Revolutionary Growth

Daniel Burrus

You only have two options when it comes to the future of technology in marketing: First, which is unfortunately appealing to many, you can hunker down, sticking to the old marketing tactics to drive sales. In doing so, you decide to let others deal with advancements in digital technology while you sit on the sidelines and see what happens. This strategy seems safe because others are taking the risks, not you.

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Your Burnout Is Trying to Tell You Something

Harvard Business Review

Research has established that burnout is primarily the result of psychologically hazardous factors that occur at your workplace. Not being given the resources or time you need to manage your workload, for example, or working in an environment where you have insufficient control and autonomy, are known burnout triggers. No two experiences of burnout are exactly alike, and recovery requires that you pinpoint the unique workplace conditions that are contributing to your stress.

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How Sales and Customer Experience Connect

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Customer service and customer experience (CX) are more than what happens after the sale. It’s not just a department to call when there is a problem. It actually begins long before a customer ever makes a purchase.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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7 Innovative Promotional Ideas to Set Your Brand Apart

IdeaScale

If you're looking for ways to make your brand stand out from the competition, it's time to get creative with your promotional strategies. Innovative promotional ideas can help you capture the attention of your target audience and leave a lasting impression. In this blog post, we'll explore seven unique and effective promotional ideas to set [.

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Abu Dhabi Youth Challenge: Techstars Startup Weekend Invites Participants To Collaborate With Early Childhood Education Sector Stakeholders

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The Techstars Startup Weekend will also provide a platform for participants to convert their business ideas into tangible prototypes within a 54-hour-frame.

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Using “Digital Academies” to Close the Skills Gap

Harvard Business Review

“Digital academies” are among the most successful approaches to closing the digital skills gap. These initiatives are specific to the company’s culture and narrative, are highly experiential and considerate of organizational team dynamics, and reach across the enterprise. Using DuPont’s digital academy as a model, companies should design their own internal upskilling programs to serve broad employee segments, include experiential elements, encourage continuous engagement, and prioritize flexibil

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5 Essential Customer Experience Tools to Master

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley There are so many different tools that customer experience (CX) professionals can use to identify improvement possibilities, that it can be quite overwhelming. Because CX is a human-centered discipline, it doesn’t require a lot of fancy software to do it well.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Gemba Walk Checklist for Manufacturing [How To] | KaiNexus

Kainexus

The term "Gemba" comes from Japanese and is widely used in various industries, particularly in lean manufacturing practices (or lean in other settings). "Gemba" (現場)—sometimes spelled "Genba"—translates to "the real place" or "the actual place" in English. In the manufacturing context, it refers to the place where value is created, where the actual work happens, such as the shop floor or production line.

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The Empathy Edge: Forging Deeper Connections in the Business World

Tullio Siragusa

The Empathy Edge: Forging Deeper Connections in the Business World In an era where business dynamics are ever-evolving, the emergence of empathy and connection as pivotal forces is undeniable. These elements, once peripheral, have now taken center stage, redefining the essence of effective leadership and organizational success. The Heart of Leadership Gone are the days of rigid hierarchies and detached management.

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4 Questions to Assess the Trustworthiness of Your Company’s GenAI

Harvard Business Review

Generative AI has the potential to reinvent work, freeing us to unleash our creativity on the problems that really matter. But in order for this to happen, companies need to build people’s trust in the technology. The author, who has spent years researching trust, recommends asking four questions to assess the trustworthiness of your company’s generative AI efforts.

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Driving Change is Not Enough

Innovation Excellence

You Also Have To Survive Victory GUEST POST from Greg Satell In early 2004, Viacom announced it would spin off Blockbuster Video, leaving CEO John Antioco master of his own fate.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Why is Process Improvement Important? | KaiNexus

Kainexus

In the competitive landscape of today's business world, organizations face constant pressure to deliver superior products and services while optimizing operational efficiency. Continuous process improvement (CPI) contributes to success by providing a framework for organizations to regularly evaluate and refine their processes. This leads to cost savings and improved productivity, allowing businesses to meet or exceed customer expectations.

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The Four-item Gameplan for Executives to Ignite Innovation

BrainZooming

Innovation isn’t exclusively the executive team’s responsibility. Still, it’s vital that senior leaders actively encourage generating, testing, and adopting innovative ideas.

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How to Vet a Corporate Intelligence Vendor

Harvard Business Review

Demand for intelligence vendors is substantial and increasing. In 2022, global cyber threat intelligence was estimated to be a $4.93 billion industry, and U.S. security services was a whopping $48.1 billion. Geopolitical and security risk intelligence is an unquantified but essential and rapidly growing part of the story. But how do you know whether an intelligence vendor aligns with your company’s needs, risk tolerance, and ethics?

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The Dark Underbelly of Success

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Best practice – a tired recipe you recycle because you think the world is static. Emergent practice – a new way to work created from whole cloth because the context is new. Worst practice – a best practice applied to a world that has changed around you.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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DMAIC: Framework and Approach to Continuous Improvement | KaiNexus

Kainexus

Continuous improvement is a systematic and ongoing process to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall performance of an organization, product, or process. Rooted in the philosophy of incremental progress, continuous improvement involves identifying and implementing small, ongoing changes to achieve greater productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction over time.

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Managing WIP and Bottlenecks in the Financial Industry

Planview

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic world of technology, the adoption of Agile methodologies has undoubtedly transformed the landscape of how technology teams function. These Agile principles have introduced a new level of adaptability, collaboration, and responsiveness, allowing organizations to stay agile and competitive in the ever-evolving market.

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When an Active Pause Is the Best Strategic Choice

Harvard Business Review

In the face of competitive threats, managers are tempted to do something, because being active feels better than being passive. In fact, an active pause can make the most sense. This is especially true in industries facing a big technological change, when going “all in” on a nascent technology may have larger long-term costs than benefits.

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Creating Organizational Agility

Innovation Excellence

Why is it that we need so much agility for digital transformation? The answer is simple: the speed of digital. GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Digital moves fast. Technology is changing rapidly, and changing customer expectations. Competitors are moving rapidly, and start-ups and tech companies are going after your customers.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Corporate Innovation in 2024

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Whilst innovation remains a top priority for every CEO, we have again witnessed recently that when markets are uncertain and costs need to be cut, the innovation function is also amongst the first to be impacted. As a function, we’re still figuring out how we contribute to our organizations’ top and bottom line in sustainable and scalable ways.

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Spur Innovative Thinking | Sopheon

Sopheon

Ever talked to someone who churns out incredibly helpful soundbites throughout the entire conversation? Innovation strategist and architect Carla Johnson did just that on a recent episode of the Innovation Talks podcast. During that conversation, we talked extensively about the power of innovative thinking and its impact on ideas. Her book , “RE:Think Innovation,” expands on our discussion in great detail.

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When You Think You’re Doing Good Work — But Others Don’t

Harvard Business Review

Learning that others’ perception of you or your work doesn’t match up with your own is unsettling, but there are steps you can take to repair it. Learning how you’re perceived can provide an opportunity for self-improvement and professional growth. When you make the effort to reflect, seek additional feedback, acknowledge missteps, learn, and reach out for support, you’ll foster a new perception that you’re committed to — and capable of — growth.

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