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Why Successful Innovation is a Marathon and Not a Sprint

IdeaScale

Highlights. Despite seeming to appear out of nowhere, most great innovations are the culmination of years or even decades of work from multiple entities. Innovation strategy should be built around the idea of industry-changing innovation taking years broken into smaller, more manageable goals.

5 Innovation Lessons from the Backstory of OpenTable.com

Leapfrogging

In 1998, Chuck Templeton started a company called EasyEats.com. I went to high school with Chuck. We discussed the business plan which included providing recipes, food critic review, and much more. He eventually honed the scope and changed the name to OpenTable.

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Idea to Value

My vacuum cleaner sucked, badly. By which I mean, it hardly sucked at all anymore. Years ago when I bought it, it was amazingly strong and picked up everything. Now it could hardly pick up crumbs. Over the years, performance just dropped over time.

We Need To Shift Our Mindsets To Compete In An Ecosystem-Driven World

Digital Tonto

Traditionally, strategy has been seen as a game of chess. Wise leaders survey the board of play, plan their moves carefully and execute flawlessly. That’s always been a fantasy, but it was close. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

12 Self-Directed Questions To Help Improve How You Think

Game-Changer

Did I ever tell you that I have various notebooks where I collect questions? It’s a practice that I picked up many years ago, doing so sharpens my thinking, helps me ask better questions and enables me to extract insights from conversations.

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Use “Calculated Optimism”? for More Strategic Decisions

Leapfrogging

Harvard Research Suggests Pessimism Is Bad for Business. Replace pessimism with “calculated optimism” for better decision-making.

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Innovation portfolio management: what it is & why you need it?

Board of Innovation

Structuring your portfolio overview will do more than organize your innovation pipeline - you’ll figure out which projects are actually driving innovation while being aligned with your goals (and which ones are not). The post Innovation portfolio management: what it is & why you need it?

3 Powerful Mental Models For Thinking Clearly

Game-Changer

Clear thinking is rare, because thinking is hard. Show me someone who thinks clearly and I’ll want to know their process for achieving it. Personally, I’m more concerned by being seen as someone who thinks clearly than someone that’s called smart.

Use Leading and Lagging Indicators to Drive Your Business Forward

Leapfrogging

You get what you measure, so make sure you’re tracking the right things. I’ve seen a lot of organizations create strategies, programs, and projects focused on optimizing operations, streamlining processes, and driving innovation.

Collaborating over videoconference makes you both less creative

Idea to Value

Researchers have found that Zoom, Teams and other videoconference tools can stifle creativity. According to a new research study just published in Nature , collaborating with someone using screens instead of sitting face to face resulted in both participants being less creative.

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Re-Thinking For A New Age

The Future Shapers

In our last thought piece , we explored the theory that, rather than living in a world where everyone hates to fail, why not adopt a rethink-respond- regroup pattern. This way, we can experience failure as an opportunity for change, unlearning, and re-thinking.

THE PERFECT ANSWER

Imagineer7

“What steps would you take,” a question in a college exam read, “in determining the height of a building, using an aneroid barometer?”. One student replied, “I would lower the barometer on a string and measure the string.” The student failed immediately.

Emerging Trends in Design Thinking Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Emerging Trends in Design Thinking Innovation.

Podcast S7E159: Margaret Webb – Divergent Association Task

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast , we speak with Dr Margaret Webb from the University of Melbourne.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

What is a Mind Map Used for in Continuous Improvement?

Kainexus

If you look at any of the most popular business process improvement methodologies, you'll find that data visualization is a common theme. Kanban , for example, is focused on visualizing workflow.

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Can We Innovate Like Elon Musk?

Innovation Excellence

When we see someone do something really well, it’s always tempting to try to emulate them. And this is clearly a smart strategy; humans have evolved to automatically copy the successful strategies of others. We are cognitive misers, and it … Continue reading → Innovation Elon Musk

Our Singapore office opens its doors

Board of Innovation

Today, we open the doors to our first APAC office, and welcome in our partners. Here's why we opened an office in a remote-first setting, and what it means for our work. The post Our Singapore office opens its doors appeared first on Board of Innovation. All About us

Your brain on autopilot

Idea to Value

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming while still doing an activity, only to then realise you don’t remember anything that happened for a while. A classic example is that people have no idea what happened while they were travelling or commuting.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Ideation Activities, Exercises and Templates (from Miro)

InnovationTraining.org

These top ideation activity templates from Miro can be used when working remotely or in the same room. Whether you are working together in person or remotely, design thinking software tools such as Miro can help make the innovation process easier than ever.

Leveraging Tacit Knowledge to Drive More Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Diana Porumboiu The value of intangible assets in organizations is nowadays five times greater than the one of tangible assets.

The Top 100 ideas shared by IdeaSpies 2021

IdeaSpies

Top 100 ideas 2021 copy A Positive Pandemic Plan was by far the most popular idea shared by IdeaSpies in 2021. It was po (Feed generated with FetchRSS

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The Leader’s Guide to Executing Innovation

Viima

Many would-be innovators obsess over ideas, wait for inspiration to strike, and believe that with the right idea, success can miraculously come overnight. However, as we’ve written before , that’s just not going to happen.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

How To Run Pricing Experiments

Strategyzer

We see many teams struggle with pricing and validating the viability of their products/services. How do you identify a price customers are willing to pay? What price will enable you to make enough profit? How do you find the right balance

You Must Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack It’s been a tough two and a half for everyone since the COVID-19 crisis began.

(Preparing For) A Failure of Imagination

Phil McKinney

With organizational failures, the imagination is often at fault. We can't imagine things going wrong, so we don't plan for them. Organizations can't imagine that their employees would do something unethical, so they don't have policies in place to prevent it.

THE PERFECT SCORE IN AN EXAMINATION

Imagineer7

Some time ago I received a call from a colleague. He was about to give a student a zero for his answer to a physics question, while the student claimed a perfect score. The instructor and the student agreed to an impartial arbiter, and I was selected.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Alignment Is Needed Everywhere

The Future Shapers

Alignment of Innovation to organisation’s Strategic Goals. Working in most organisations, you spend a disproportional amount of time on looking to achieve alignment. This can range from aligning your meeting schedules to bigger strategic issues and an agreement on the way forward.

Four Key Attributes of Transformational Leaders

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Change isn’t what it used to be. Where earlier generations had leaders like Gandhi, King and Mandela, today’s change efforts seem rudderless.

Data-Driven Innovation: How to Establish an Effective Metrics Framework

Wellspring

This article was originally published on DATAVERSITY. Innovation

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How to create a project charter template + examples

Cascade Strategy

A great idea means nothing if you can't convince others of its worth. For that, you need a fantastic elevator pitch. Contrary to what you might think, that doesn't mean you should stand in the company elevator practicing a rapid-fire sales speech before the doors open again

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.