Sat.Jan 14, 2023 - Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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Happiness is linked to higher creativity

Idea to Value

Many people have the stereotype of a creative person as someone who is broody, weird and possibly a little depressed. But according to research, the opposite might actually be true. Numerous studies have looked at what sort of mood results in people producing their most creative output. And the results are overwhelmingly clear: Being happy is good for your creativity.

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The needs of Innovation Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

The needs of Innovation Coherence. Innovation often fails to align with strategic needs. It is a known, well-discussed fact. This is often not the fault of the innovator but the very people designing but not sharing the strategy or failing to recognize all the implications this might mean in shifting resources, investing money or simply under-appreciating the complexities that often lie with innovation to conceive, validate, contribute and deliver the contributions into that strategy.

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Time Management Tips to Maximize Innovation

IdeaScale

Although the average American works 8.8 hours per day, most employees deliver peak productivity just 3 to 4 hours a day. Knowing this, you and your team can experiment with different time management strategies to maximize your peak hours. This will elevate ideation and the quality of work completed on your latest projects. There is [.].

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What Will Humans Do In An Artificially Intelligent World?

Digital Tonto

In his story The Library of Babel, Borges describes a library which contains books with all potential word combinations in all possible languages. Such a place would encompass all possible knowledge, but would also be completely useless, because the vast majority of books would be gibberish consisting of random strings of symbols. In essence, deriving meaning would be an exercise in curation, which machines could do if they perfectly understood our intentions.

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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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Why campfires are the perfect analogy for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I grew up in Scouting and really enjoyed my time as a scout. What I think most of us enjoyed the most were the weekend campouts, where we could sleep in tents, roam in the local forest and, best of all, build fires. I've never fully understood why boys are so attracted to fire. Perhaps it is fire's potential destructive nature. Perhaps it's the concept of controlling such an awesome power.

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Your Guide to Fueling Enterprise Innovation in the Transport Industry

Qmarkets

For vehicle manufacturers and service providers in the global transport industry right now, innovation isn’t so much optional as existentially vital. We’re right at the beginning of an era of market disruption affecting sweeping, radical changes to personal and public transport, and the pressure on companies to innovate is coming from all directions.

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How to build an open innovation ecosystem

HYPE Innovation

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted and waits to be transformed.

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Be In The Room

CorporateIntel

Over the past weeks, several major companies have announced various return-to-office policies. That means a requirement to be in an office some number of days each week. Thus far I have resisted sending a similar memo because I think for the most part this is best left to the judgment of department leaders who understand their goals, More than that, I am counting on the good judgment of individuals to make sense of advancing their career horizons.

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Taking on the knowledge barrier: Solar lessons for consumers and producers

Christensen Institute

Solar energy systems can transform a complicated and expensive product—power—into a simple and affordable one, but…how exactly does that happen? Solar energy has a solid foothold among electricity options, and because there remains mass nonconsumption of electricity in growth economies, solar energy solutions will only continue to become increasingly popular.

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Innovation Management in 2023: Leadership & Strategy

Innov8rs

Innov8rs |. If we are to discover a prosperous future path, innovation is no longer optional. With a potential recession in sight and inflation, layoffs, and other geopolitical issues challenging the ability to protect traditional forms of competitive advantage, innovation is our only option. What are the biggest challenges heading into 2023? How to address innovation within the current market conditions?

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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 Five Innovation Skills for Generating New Ideas

HYPE Innovation

Nature or nurture ? The question is as old as the world. A re we born the way we are or are we raised t o become t he people we are today ? The same goes for the traits and skills we use at work. Do we come into this world with a special talent and ability to innovate better than others, or is it something we can all learn and acquire over time? According to a study of 72 innovative entrepreneurs and 310 executives, the innovators demonstrated five key innovation skills consistently more than th

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Getting Through Grief Consciously

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Tullio Siragusa Life brings opportunities, happiness, and skyrocketing success when we decide to live it fully and without fear. Along with that, we will face challenging times that will cause us to grieve. Globally, we are all facing a form of grief right now. Be it the loss of a loved one […].

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It’s “health care”: 3 reasons why 2 words can help transform an industry

Christensen Institute

Health care has a long and storied history in the United States, and much has been said about its failings: it’s too expensive, our health outcomes are poor, our life expectancy is lower than that of other high-income countries, et cetera. Late Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen, even said in his 2009 Mayo Transform presentation , “a general hospital actually is not a viable business model.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a New Board Leader

Harvard Business Review

Board leadership is more important than ever. Here’s how to ensure you take a thoughtful and disciplined approach to the process.

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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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Win at Digital Transformation By Connecting Portfolio Management and Value Stream Management 

Planview

No organization in any industry is immune to the necessity of digital transformation to remain competitive. Four out of five CEOs are looking to digital technology investments to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent, and supply constraints. However, many digital transformation initiatives struggle to deliver the expected financial value, with more than half lagging behind original estimates, according to a Gartner survey of CIOs.

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What Do You Like to Do?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski I like to help people turn complex situations into several important learning objectives. I like to help people turn important learning objectives into tight project plans. I like to help people distill project plans into a single-page spreadsheet of who does what and when.

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How to Steer and Monitor Innovation Projects with Portfolio Kanban Boards

ITONICS

From providing a clear overview of ongoing innovation projects to enabling informed decision-making – this article will show you the benefits of Kanban boards in innovation portfolio management and how you can use this powerful tool to streamline innovation initiatives and balance portfolios.

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Research: How Price Changes Influence Consumers’ Buying Decisions

Harvard Business Review

Online shopping platforms allow people to see changes in a product’s price over time — offering opportunities for buyers and sellers alike.

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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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How Not to Slowdown Progress

Rmukesh Gupta

Leo Szilard, in his book – The voice of the dolphins, and other stories has a short story titled The Mark Gable Foundation. In this short story, there is a conversation between two characters, one of who thinks that the pace of scientific change is too fast and is seeking ideas on how to slow it down. Here is their exchange: “I’m thinking of setting up a trust fund.

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Startups Must Be Where Their Customers Are

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Steve Blank “A CEO running a B-to-B startup needs to live in the city where their business is – or else they’ll never scale.” I was having breakfast with Erin, an ex-student, just off a red-eye flight from New York. She’s built a 65-person startup selling enterprise software to the financial services […].

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Innovation Management in 2023: Open Innovation & Partnerships

Innov8rs

Innov8rs |. Nobody can solve everything on their own. When we collaborate more openly with others, our odds of solving real problems and creating value for our customers and users increase. For corporates, open innovation is all about being transparent and public about the challenges and themes they're looking to go after and solve, and then finding the best-fit partners for that.

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Money, Flexibility, Development? Figuring Out What Employees Really Value

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with HBS’s Amy Edmondson and INSEAD’s Mark Mortensen on thinking beyond stock options, bonuses, and remote work privileges.

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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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Streets, Roads, Stroads and Leadership Effectiveness

Rmukesh Gupta

I was listening to a podcast episode on 99% Invisible hosted by the inimitable Roman Mars and they were talking about Stroads, which piqued my curiousity. So, today, we will explore this topic but from a leadership lens. Before we go ahead, I think it makes sense for us to define each one of these terms and what it means. Roads: A road is defined as a medium to move vehicles (cars, trucks, etc) from one point to another as quickly as possible.

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10 Ways to Rock the Customer Experience In 2023

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken As of today, 2022 is behind us. It was quite a year. Some businesses are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic, and then came employment issues, supply-chain problems and a shaky economy.

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IoT-based Predictive Maintenance in Industry 4.0: The Way Forward

Acuvate

With connected equipment and fleets, rising customer demands, and receding room for error, predictive maintenance in industry 4.0 is the future. Fixing before it breaks – that’s the mindset manufacturers, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals, among other sectors, will have to adopt in order to thrive. There is reason, there is opportunity, and there are platforms and solutions to make it happen.

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9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2023 and Beyond

Harvard Business Review

Amid a looming economic downturn, employers can expect another tumultuous year.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Are You Prepared for “the Riskiest Year” in Business?

Innovators Alliance

While I like to start the year on a positive note, I feel compelled to share with you an article on a serious topic: What do you foresee for your company in 2023 in terms of your company’s biggest business risks? One business leader I follow is Jim DeLoach, managing director of Protiviti , member of Forbes’ CFO network and regular contributor to Forbes magazine.

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99.7% of Innovation Processes Miss These 3 Essential Steps

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Congratulations! You developed and are using a best-in-class Innovation Process. You start by talking to consumers, studying mega-trends, and scanning the globe for emerging technologies and disruptive offerings. Once you find a problem and fall in love with it, you start dreaming and designing possible solutions. You imagine what could […].

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Unlock the Power of the SaaS Business Model

Collectivecamp

SaaS has been a big buzzword in the business world for a few years, but some businesses have yet to grasp the idea. Imagine your business or startup is behind in the new age of fast and easy tech due to misinformation on the SaaS business model.

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Research: The Unintended Consequences of Right-to-Repair Laws

Harvard Business Review

A model assessing their potential impact suggests manufacturers might flood the market with cheap goods, raise prices, or both.

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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