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This air cooling system for the slums uses plastic bottles and requires no electricity

Idea to Value

In Bangladesh, 70% of the population live without regular electricity, often in tin-sided huts which can reach 45°C inside. This simple solution is made from recycled materials and can cool a room by 5 degrees, making life much more bearable.

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Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster

Rocketspace

Startups are innovating. Corporations are reinventing. We take a look at both in Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster.

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How to conquer your audience

Exago

Giving you easy access to new sources of innovation, open innovation practices allow you to ask different questions of different communities. The post How to conquer your audience appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights initiative-success open-innovation

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The Main Impediment to Innovation

Destination Innovation

What is impeding innovation in your business today? I asked this question at a Master Class on Innovation I ran recently for senior executives leaders in large organizations. The answers included many corporate culture issues such as: - We are risk averse. There is a fear of failure.

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!

Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports

Idea to Value

Believe it or not, this isn’t the only innovation website out there, and I’m not the only innovation consultant in the world.

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

Digital Tonto

The crazy predictions Ray Kurzweil made a decade ago don’t seem so outlandish now. Related posts: The Singularity: Apocalypse or Nerd Rapture? Facebook, Instagram and the Singularity. Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Productivity Is For The Robots (For Now)

Game-Changer

It’s inevitable, the robots are coming for our jobs. McKinsey Global Institute predicts that robots could increase global productivity 50% by 2025, adding $2 trillion to the economy ; other studies point to similar outcomes.

Setting the Vision for Innovation is as Easy as ABC

Idea to Value

A Great Leader paints an ABC vision – Appealing , Believable and Challenging. You cannot expect your team to be enthusiastic and innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed. It is up to the leader to set the course and give a bearing for the future. This is set in broad terms and is described as the mission, core purpose or vision for the organisation.

Why Real Mistakes Lead to Bigger Innovations

Innovation Excellence

The vast majority of executives (even "enlightened" innovation leaders) unwittingly kill promising innovations long before the upside or risk can be determined. This silent killer curtails or dooms most corporate innovation efforts.

Muhammad Ali an analogy for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a sports guy. I like all kinds of sports. Grew up playing baseball, football and running track. When my kids came along naturally they adopted other sports than the ones I was familiar with so I've learned to "love" swimming and soccer. If you know swim meets you'll appreciate the joke we pass around our family: I hope my last day on earth is at a swim meet, because they never end.

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.

How Do You Train People In Jobs That Yet To Exist?

Game-Changer

Every technological transitions replaces or eliminates existing jobs but also creates new ones; the challenge is transitioning those who are left behind because they’ve become experts at doing things that are no longer needed.

To Successfully Implement Innovation in Business, You Must Fight Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

Idea to Value

The new innovation in business book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation explains that the main reason even the most promising innovative ideas fail is due to the organizational failure to implement the innovation plans. Why is it that organizations shy away from innovation implementation?

Successful Implementation: Fighting Innovation Assassination and Organizational Culture of Fear

Innovation Excellence

To successfully implement Innovation in business, you must fight organizational culture of fear and innovation assassination.

Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant?

Faisal Hoque

Here's what you need to know to balance your intuition with the data—now that there's more of it than ever. The post Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant? appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

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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.

Research, invention and innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm pissed off today. I'm pissed off because our elected officials continue to denigrate entrepreneurs and business people. Yesterday Nancy Pelosi, the democratic demogoge of Hollywood, lectured people about the iPhone. Steve Jobs and Apple, she claimed, did not create the iPhone. If this is true you must be wondering, well, how did they get all that revenue and profit then?

Creative Quickies – Taking Both Business Strategy Paths at Once

BrainZooming

My natural inclination when it comes to business strategy is to identify what is MOST IMPORTANT and build everything around that. Tie the objectives, priorities, and strategies to a very tight focus for an organization.

How to Adopt the Innovative Mindset

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is an iterative process. You can create a detailed plan for how to innovate, but these strategies rarely survive their first contact with the market. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” said boxer Mike Tyson. Success comes when you learn to adapt.

Diversity: A Driver of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Take a look at the people around you at work. What do you notice? Well, we all differ from one another. But appearances aren't the only way we differ, it's the unique views and backgrounds that we bring that can help you boost your creativity at work. Diversity is a driver of creativity.

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.

Innovation circles the publishing industry

Jeffrey Phillips

There are a few relatively hide-bound industries in the US that have to date been somewhat impervious to real innovation. If you've followed this blog you know that I believe traditional retail banking is one of those industries. Retail banking is already dead, it just doesn't know it yet. Another industry ripe for innovation is the book publishing industry. Sure, self-publishing is on the rise, and I published my last book (shameless plug alert!)

Strategic Priorities – Crunch Time for an Entrepreneur

BrainZooming

When something has to give, what strategic priorities will you give up? When it is crunch time, what will emerge as your real strategic priorities? And are the priorities you pick the same strategic priorities you said you’d emphasize when it was time earlier in the year for strategic thinking?

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Why Values are Very Important for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Would you know what things matter to your employees? This post explores why this matters, especially for innovation. Continue reading → Innovation Management People & Skills culture Values

How PwC Turns ‘Corporate Antibodies’ Into Allies

Innovation Leader

Every company has antibodies, or necessary guardians of the enterprise. Mitra Best of PwC shares five tactics that can help productively engage these antibodies

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.

Visa Calls on Startups for Innovative Solutions

Planview Spigit

On April 29th, in order to solve their biggest business challenges, Visa turned to the startup community for help with the announcing of its second-annual Everywhere Initiative.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

It’s always incredible to work directly with Brainzooming blog readers in supporting their companies’ innovation strategy objectives.

Apple is Not the Next Blackberry, it’s the Next Toyota

Innovation Excellence

In a blog post that recently went viral, Marco Arment argued that Apple may be the next Blackberry. He pointed out that, while other tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google are advancing in key artificial intelligence technologies, Apple is falling behind.

How Science & Trends Drive Innovation at Nestlé Purina

Innovation Leader

Dan Smith of Purina offered Innovation Leader a look at how the pet food giant created a hit new product, and how human eating and shopping trends impact its business

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.

Visa Calls on Startups for Innovative Solutions

Planview Spigit

On April 29th, in order to solve their biggest business challenges, Visa turned to the startup community for help with the announcing of its second-annual Everywhere Initiative.

How to create a culture of innovation?

Be-novative

Last week we held an event, which gave attendees a new perspective on successfully creating and maintaining innovation culture in companies. With two guest presenters, we talked about innovation technologies and best practices from Fortune500 companies and Silicon Valley startups.

Creativity Redefined for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The words “creative” and “creativity” have been hi-jacked by the world of advertising. The word means something specific to those familiar with Mad Men or Thirty-something advertising stereotypes.

How Traditional Planning Systems Failed Microsoft, and Its Board

Adam Hartung

Last week Bloomberg broke a story about how Microsoft’s Chairman, John Thompson, was pushing company management for a faster transition to cloud products and services. He even recommended changes in spending might be in order. Really? This is news?

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.