Sat.Nov 26, 2022 - Fri.Dec 02, 2022

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3 Important Things That Monkeys Can Teach Us About Business And Life

Digital Tonto

G. H. Hardy, widely considered a genius, wrote that “For any serious purpose, intelligence is a very minor gift.” What he meant was that even in purely intellectual pursuits, such as his field of number theory, there are things that are far more important. It was, undoubtedly, intellectual humility that led Hardy to Ramanujuan, perhaps his greatest discovery of all.

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The Meaning of Hoshin Kanri: What, Why, and How

Kainexus

We are fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time chatting with customers and other organizations that are interested in continuous improvement about how they approach the need for constant positive change. Many techniques that are used in the Lean and Six Sigma management approaches come up during these conversations, but one which seems to be less understood than many others is Hoshin Kanri.

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Leading Your Way Through Crisis

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 novel, The Sun Also Rises, in which a character is asked how he went bankrupt. “Two ways,” he answers. “Gradually, then suddenly.” The quote has since become emblematic of how a crisis takes shape. First with small signs you hardly notice and then […].

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Balancing your innovation portfolio: Does the 70-20-10 rule still apply?

Idea to Value

How much of your innovation budget and innovation efforts should focus on improving your existing business, and how much should seek to explore and transform your business for the future? This is one of the fundamental strategic questions which every business leader needs to consider. One of the best ways to assess what proportions your company should allocate to different types of innovation projects is by looking at your current and desired innovation portfolio.

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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 Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back.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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Start Planning for The New Year and Make Strategy a Priority

CMOE

It is no secret that 2023 is coming at us fast. If you want to be a proactive leader and create a winning team and strategy, now is the time to start focusing on a forward-looking direction and identifying strategic priorities. Here are 5 things you can do to get started now. 1. Carve Out Some Time. A Bloomberg study found that the time spent on planning ahead or strategizing has declined to single digits – 9%.

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The Failure of the DEI-Industrial Complex

Harvard Business Review

How organizations can hold themselves — and the practitioners they work with — accountable for measurably improving outcomes for marginalized populations.

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How (and Why) to Implement Effective Gemba Walks

Kainexus

Most leaders who adopt the continuous improvement management style focus mainly on performance indicators that can be measured for good reasons. Metrics like cost, production throughput, error rates, customer satisfaction scores, and other quantifiable business metrics guide decisions related to improvement priorities and provide insight into the impact of implemented changes.

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Seven Ways to Create Brand Recognition Learned from Benihana

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken When you think of recognizable brands, companies like Coke, Apple, Amazon, and McDonald’s come to mind. It’s hard to imagine there is anyone who wouldn’t recognize the brand name or logo of these companies. Some of my clients have said something like, “If we could just get a fraction of […].

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Want to improve maternal health outcomes? Employ doulas.

Christensen Institute

To put it bluntly, maternal health in the US is in crisis. . Year after year, the US health care system fails to meet the health needs of soon-to-be and new mothers. Additionally, there are jarring racial disparities in maternal health. In particular, Black mothers increasingly face adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, including higher rates of maternal mortality and preterm birth. .

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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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Research: Men Speak More Abstractly Than Women

Harvard Business Review

Abstract language tends to be associated with leadership, meaning that how women are socialized to communicate can make them less likely to be seen as leaders.

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How Might We Statements: Asking the Right Questions

Viima

Whenever I start a new project, I have my mind set immediately on the results, to the what I want to achieve. The beginning seems to be the hardest part for me. After discussing this with a few colleagues and friends, I realized that I am not the only one to dread the start. Those first few steps we take before any bigger task are crucial: research equips us with the knowledge we will need later, setting clear goals paves the way to follow, and having a clear vision prevents wasting time.

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What are Strategic and Market Foresight?

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley In my previous article What’s Next – Through the Looking Glass we explored the notion that time is not linear and this is a key part of the FutureHacking™ mindset. To paraphrase, we get to the future not in a straight line, but by hopping from lily pad to lily pad and […].

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When Value Becomes Long-Term

Faisal Hoque

It’s a view of value that goes far beyond price tag or profit margin. Value is truly multifaceted—emotional, tactile, even spiritual.

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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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When Someone Asks Your Opinion, Give It

Harvard Business Review

We often withhold our preferences in an attempt to be more likable — but research shows that this approach can often backfire.

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Want to Foster Innovation? Don't Start a New Committee — Do This Instead.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Sparking innovation is easier than you might think — and you won't have to schedule another meeting to make it happen.

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Brewing a Better Customer Experience

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley There is probably nothing more important to the ongoing success of a business than a consistently excellent customer experience. How many brands are you loyal to that provide a bad customer experience? Customer Experience (CX) is more than customer service, more than the brand image your sales and marketing work so hard […].

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Design Thinking for Startup Sales Success: A Step-by-Step Guide

Tullio Siragusa

Design Thinking for Startup Sales Success: A Step-by-Step Guide. One of the biggest challenges for startups when it comes to sales is finding and acquiring customers. This can be difficult for startups because they often have limited resources and a small customer base. Additionally, startups may struggle to establish credibility and trust with potential customers, who may be more likely to do business with established companies.

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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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Bad Data Is Sapping Your Team’s Productivity

Harvard Business Review

Mislabeled, missing, or incorrect information creates more work for everyone.

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Artificial Intelligence In The Public Sector

Faisal Hoque

AI affords the opportunity to transform planning, problem solving and public services.

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Shark Tanks are the Pumpkin Spice of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton On August 27, Pumpkin Spice season began. It was the earliest ever launch of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte and it kicked off a season in which everything from Cheerios to protein powder to dog shampoo promises the nostalgia of Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Since its introduction in 2003, the Pumpkin Spice Latte has attracted its […].

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Innovation Nation: How The UAE Is Establishing Itself As A Global Frontrunner In Game-Changing Technologies

Entrepreneur - Innovation

A look at how the UAE government has made it clear that the country will become a global hub for tech, innovation, and business.

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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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FTX and the Problem of Unchecked Founder Power

Harvard Business Review

Growing quickly requires giving up some control. It’s investors’ responsibility to make sure that happens.

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Episode 11 – Breathing Life into Organisations on Innovation Life Support

IM Insights

About the Episode. Elijah Eilert is talking to Susie Braam about what keeps innovators within large organisations going and what makes it really hard for them. Susie shares what good leadership behaviour looks like, the problems with short-term thinking and how to carve out the necessary space for a strategic approach to innovation. Topics and Insights . (01:00) Introducing Susie Braam.

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Innovating in a Downturn

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore Downturns are wake-up calls. They ask us to sharpen our focus and be more disciplined in our allocation of resources. It’s a tough-love regimen that can make our enterprises more healthy as long as we commit to the program. There are three ways to get a return on innovation, […].

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Disruption is the new constant; forget the Status Quo

Ecosystems4Innovating

credit Storyblocks.com. Our existing business organizations need to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical constant change. They need to be ready to meet different challenges that will be consistent, complex and highly challenging, require the ability to be highly adaptive, and need high levels of open collaboration. Connected technology needs to be central to responding rapidly and enabling this more volatile world we are facing.

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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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To Retain Your Best Employees, Invest in Your Best Managers

Harvard Business Review

A record 43% of managers say they’re burned out. Here’s how to help them grow and develop.

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Episode 12 – How to Measure Australia’s Innovation Ecosystem: Understanding the Innovation Metrics Review

IM Insights

About the Episode. Elijah Eilert is talking to Joseph Brookes about the Innovation Metrics Review , a report that assesses the way Australia is currently measuring innovation, and then makes recommendations on how it can be improved. The Australian Government commissioned the review discussed in this episode due to a recommendation from Innovation and Science Australia in 2017.

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Innovate for Good – Breaking Paradoxes

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Teresa Spangler At the time of my writing this, the world is in the midst of unprecedented triple crises. The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on healthcare and on the personal lives of people globally. The economic impacts of this pandemic are crippling nations, small towns, and people all over the world. And to top […].