Sat.Jan 07, 2023 - Fri.Jan 13, 2023

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How to Team Build to Spark Innovation

IdeaScale

Teamwork is essential for brainstorming new innovations and bringing your innovations to life. But first, you must build a cohesive team. If team building isn’t a current priority, or it has fallen by the wayside—it’s never too late to bring your team together. In fact, it may be precisely what they need to push themselves [.].

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5 Time-Consuming Innovation Tasks You Can Easily Eliminate

ITONICS

We know that time is of the essence for everyone (not only in innovation). Innovation processes entail a number of manual, labor-intensive, and repetitive tasks that can obstruct quick and efficient results. To accelerate and scale innovation, teams have to strive for automation to get work done faster, easier, and more consistently without human intervention, giving you the time to focus on what matters most.

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Laughter can make people more creative

Idea to Value

We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine. But it turns out that if you want to be more creative and come up with highly original ideas, then laughter might also help you. In two sets of research studies, participants were either shown humorous film clips or were allowed to listen to humorous records before doing a creativity test. In both cases, compared to participants in a control group, those who were exposed to something funny and humorous performed better on the creativity test.

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Innovation comes in different forms and problems, all requiring financial support.

Paul Hobcraft

Developing countries need innovation and financial support. Innovation has a very tough job of attracting the necessary money to take a concept or idea all the way through to commercialization. There is always that constant asking about the economic return and the associated risks. Financing game-changing investments, replacing something existing or simply providing something new have tough financial questions always to be answered.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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2023: Making The Shift From Disruption To Resilience

Digital Tonto

It’s been roughly 25 years since Clayton Christensen inaugurated the disruptive era and what he initially intended to describe as a special case has been implemented as a general rule. Disruption is increasingly self-referential, used as both premise and conclusion, while the status quo is assumed to be inadequate as an a priori principle. The results, by just about any metric imaginable, have been tragic.

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Want to see Exponential Growth in 2023? Invest in these three Digital Accelerators

Daniel Burrus

For a business or organization, cost-effective solutions to current and future problems is a primary goal of many internal leaders. Of course, this is not limited to having less scrap as a manufacturing company or offering fewer refunds to dissatisfied customers as a retailer. Much of what cost savings has to do with these days is found in processing power, bandwidth, and storage — the Three Digital Accelerators that I have identified as the cause for accelerated digital disruption since the ei

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Company Culture Doesn’t Come from a Monitor: How to Create a Connected Workforce in an Increasingly Virtual World

Planview

How important are in-person connections in an increasingly remote work environment? The short answer is “very,” especially since there are a lot fewer of them. Planview is on a mission to “Build the Future of Connected Work,” – so I spend a lot of time thinking about the human aspects of connection. Not just the team-to-top, cross-functional, idea-to-impact dimensions of Connected Work but the person-to-person, individual connections that make our work more meaningful, insightful, and valuable.

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Leaders, Futures and Foresight

Rmukesh Gupta

As leaders, we are expected to have a vision of the future that we are leading our teams towards. To build this vision, we need to be able to think of the potential and probable futures, to decide and pick the one that we want to move towards. So, we need to learn to think about futures and learn the skill of foresight. Here is a conversation in which futurist Sohail Inayatullah (from MetaFutures) shares his perspectives with examples about thinking of transformational futures.

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Sustaining a Healthy World Through Growing Crop Health

Business and Tech

According to the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, the world is facing setbacks in agricultural production. Extreme weather events, climate change, economic shifts, and some government policies have impacted crop health and yields across the globe, and with it, some of the tools that deliver that production most efficiently. ­­. A thriving U.S. agricultural industry is at the core of building a healthy and resilient world.

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Global Prosperity in 2023: Our plan for impact

Christensen Institute

On January 15, 2019, I published The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty with the late Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen and former Harvard Business Review editor, Karen Dillon. Since the book’s release, members of the Global Prosperity team have presented our ideas on market-creating innovations (MCI) in more than 30 countries , developed an MCI bootcamp , and written numerous articles on the critical role of market-creating innovations in ign

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Key Technology Trends to Watch in 2023: From AI and 5G to Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity

Tullio Siragusa

Key Technology Trends to Watch in 2023: From AI and 5G to Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity No one has the absolute pulse on the trends more likely to gain traction this year, but having spoken to 400+ CEOs and CTOs of emerging tech companies as the ex-Producer and Host of a top-rated tech podcast, the trends point to the possibility for these five areas of tech to make progress in 2023 and beyond.

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Do Crypto Prices Actually Mean Anything?

Harvard Business Review

The proliferation of fraud, scams, and meltdowns suggest that they don’t — but price isn’t the only way to measure real-world value.

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Huddle Board Examples to Encourage Collaboration

Kainexus

One of the fundamental principles of continuous improvement is that positive change is the responsibility of every employee. Embracing that idea is far easier than making it a day-to-day reality. One powerful tool for keeping improvement work top-of-mind is the daily huddle. Whether your team works together in person or includes remote workers, daily huddles can help structure the effort to improve and standardize process operations.

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8 higher ed resolutions from innovative college and university presidents for 2023

Christensen Institute

This piece was authored by the Presidents Forum. For decades, higher education was defined by rankings lists, with those at the bottom scurrying to catch up to those at the top. But the tumult of COVID seems to have accelerated the technological disruption that has long been taking place in higher ed, and, in this wake, traditional rankings seem closer to irrelevance than ever.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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The Top 20 Ideas Shared by IdeaSpies 2022

IdeaSpies

About 1,000 ideas were shared by IdeaSpies in 2022 and these are the most popular.

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Your Mobile App Needs AI. Here Are 3 Ways to Harness Its Power (and Why It Matters).

Entrepreneur - Innovation

For business owners with mobile apps, machine learning can change the game for your company. Here are a few insights on how to incorporate AI in your mobile app and why it's critical to your future.

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10 Ways to Boost Customer Satisfaction

Harvard Business Review

Takeaways from an analysis of millions of consumer data points.

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Dungeons, Dragons, and Jobs to Be Done in teen mental health

Christensen Institute

Teen mental health has reached a crisis point. Before the pandemic, the CDC reported increased rates of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation in teenagers, and stressed social connectedness as a key factor in addressing teen mental health. COVID-19, which only served to increase social isolation in teens, exacerbated existing mental health problems and created new ones.

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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Customer Experience versus Customer Service

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken As I talk to people about their experiences with the companies and brands they do business with, they often use the terms customer service and customer experience interchangeably. Are they confused? Do they not know the difference? Maybe, maybe not. And in the end, it doesn’t matter. They don’t care, […].

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What’s Up With Disruption?

Bill Fischer

Dismiss the likelihood of industry disruption at your own peril. Far from being just another bit of business school jargon, disruptive innovation is earning more attention than ever before, and the reason for that is that we are seeing a wider range of industries being disrupted, as never before.

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A Better Approach to After-Action Reviews

Harvard Business Review

Three myths that impede their proper use — and three strategies to help your team make the most of the practice.

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Is 2023 the year of the microschool?

Christensen Institute

With all the surprises sprung on the world over the last few years, it can be both exciting and frightening to imagine what 2023 might hold. Will this be a year defined by amazing breakthroughs for humanity—like cracking the formula for nuclear fusion and clearing a path to abundant clean energy? Or will it be a year loaded with new challenges—such as a global recession or escalating tensions between powerful nations?

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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What Business Are You In?

Innovation Excellence

(Hint: It’s Probably Not What You Think) GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton “What business are you in?” How do you answer this all-too-common question? Do you name the company you work for? The industry you’re in? The function you perform? Bad news, your business isn’t defined by the company, the industry, and even your function. […].

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Innovating in Uncertain Times

Faisal Hoque

Here’s why innovation in challenging times is essential—and 9 ways to go about achieving it.

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How to Make Peace with Feeling Less Ambitious

Harvard Business Review

You can’t always be at peak performance. Recognizing when to pull back can help you succeed in the long run.

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Design Thinking & Workshops in VR (Virtual Reality)

InnovationTraining.org

In this article we will: Explore how we can use VR (virtual reality) during the different steps of the design thinking process. Discuss what does and does not make sense in terms of DT and VR connections. Teach you how to design a VR workshop using an app called Zoe Immersive. A group of happy participants. Design Thinking Process & VR. Let’s start by reviewing the 5 steps of the Design Thinking process ( Empathize / Define / Ideate / Prototype / Test ) from a VR use case POV.

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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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Technology Pushing Us into a New Ethical Universe

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell We take it for granted that we’re supposed to act ethically and, usually, that seems pretty simple. Don’t lie, cheat or steal, don’t hurt anybody on purpose and act with good intentions. In some professions, like law or medicine, the issues are somewhat more complex, and practitioners are trained to […].

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Our Power Grids require Reliability, Resilience and Risk management.

Innovating4Energy

The pressure on our Power Grids needs urgent attention. There is a growing, possibly intense focus and awareness that our Energy Grids worldwide are in serious trouble. The significant changing consumption needs and generation patterns are causing significant concerns that existing ageing infrastructure is becoming a major source of risk to power grid safety, reliability and financial exposure and in failing to deliver power on the expected 24 x 7, we need.

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Managers, Stop Distracting Your Employees

Harvard Business Review

Four strategies to keep you from unintentionally sabotaging your team’s productivity.

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Pushing Beyond the Obvious

Rmukesh Gupta

In a recent blog, advertising legend Dave Trott shares the story of the insight that led the Wright brothers succeed in recording the first human flight in history, while everyone else struggled and failed. The key insight was that they understood that it was not the air under the wings that powered the flight but it was the lack of air above the wings that sucked the aircraft upwards.

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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.