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A Guide to Effective Brainstorming

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Diana Porumboiu Brainstorming is one of those hyped terms that these days has a reputation of its own because of the controversy surrounding it. Is it just a shallow activity, organizations do when they are stuck in a rut? Or is there an efficient way to go about it without wasting time?

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My 7-Year-Old Son Throws A Tantrum Over the Same Thing that Upsets Entrepreneurs. Let's Stop This!

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Every few months, it's the same throwdown.

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Which is more important – the idea or the team?

Destination Innovation

Imagine that you are a venture capitalist investing in start-up companies. Ideally you are looking for a really good team with a great new idea. But if you had to choose, would you prefer a great idea in the hands of an average and competent team or an average idea in the hands of a really great team? Pause for a moment and make your choice. It is a dilemma which Ed Catmull describes in his book Creativity Inc.

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The Great Digital Reckoning Is Near

Digital Tonto

Clearly, there is something afoot in Silicon Valley. The technology is maturing, the scandals keep getting bigger and, with information and communication technologies representing a mere 6% of advanced economies, we still have yet to see anything approaching the impact of earlier technology revolutions. Make no mistake, a reckoning is fast approaching.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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Innovation Basics: 3 Product Development issues and how to solve them

Wazoku

Changing the world, one idea at a time has to start somewhere. Even the organizations that regularly bring about revolutionary change had a first step to take on their journey. In the Innovation Basics series, we focus exclusively on what that first step could look like for newcomers to the innovation world. Follow this guidance to achieve faster, better innovation.

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Creating a Unified Future with Design Thinking: How to Align Sales and Marketing After M&A

Tullio Siragusa

Creating a Unified Future with Design Thinking: How to Align Sales and Marketing After M&A Post-merger and acquisition integration can be a complex and challenging process. One of the most critical aspects of successful integration is unifying the sales and marketing functions of the newly merged or acquired organization. This is because the alignment of these functions is essential for driving revenue growth, building customer relationships, and creating a strong brand image.

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What Sports Teach us about Continuous Improvement

Kainexus

When Jeremy Sochan of the San Antonio Spurs steps up to the free-throw line, he shoots using one hand. Even if you aren’t an avid basketball fan, you probably know that players typically use two hands for shotmaking, not one. When Sochan, an NBA rookie, switched his shooting form in December of 2022, he intrigued the league, sparking discussion from commentators and the press about the bizarre shot.

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Software that Writes Itself? Low Code / No Code Applications have Arrived

Daniel Burrus

One technological advancement that is taking companies by storm is something that most businesses or organizations likely did not see coming, nor did many consider the positive implications of: The rise of low code and no code interfaces. Low code and no code application development refers to the use of visual tools to create software applications without the need for traditional programming languages to write code long-hand.

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Why do I Continue to Blog and You Should too

Rmukesh Gupta

I have been writing on this blog for more than 12 years and this is my 851st post. I wanted to reflect on the experience. For a variety of reasons (some known and some unknown), this blog never became popular nor did I get significant number of visitors. I do not make any money from the blog. So, my friends, family and colleagues have asked me many a times the question: If you are not making money of this, why do this at all?

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The most important question in development

Christensen Institute

Who will fly, fix, and fund the helicopters? And why? One of the things that caught my eye in a February, 2023 Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report was the change in helicopters for the Afghan army. The report noted that the Afghan Air Force (AAF) was “familiar with the Soviet-made Mi-17 helicopter” and was “able to do most of the maintenance on those aircraft.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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How to Keep Innovating in an Economic Downturn

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | As we seem to heading towards economic downturn, leaders find themselves trying to reduce costs and foster growth at the same time. This dichotomy delivered by the financial pressure is unfortunately pushing many leaders and top managers towards suboptimal decisions that tend to focus more on survival and not enough on investing in the future.

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How Will the Advancements in Low-code/no-code Platforms and Technologies

Acuvate

How will the advancements in low-code/no-code platforms and technologies shape the future of Power Apps and its role in empowering citizen developers and businesses to build custom solutions and automate processes? Srinu Tamada Technical Manager Acuvate Modern application development is undergoing a revolution, with citizen developers now able to build their own applications and only reaching out to professional developers when necessary.

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International Women’s Day: A Wazoku Interview

Wazoku

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th every year , with the aim of celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness of the barriers faced in daily life. It is a day to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and to promote positive change for women across the globe.

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Fertility coverage, but no paid leave? The seemingly innovative move that’s crushing employer competitiveness

Christensen Institute

During the pandemic, we saw an increase in mental health and paid leave benefits to attract and retain employees amidst the Great Resignation. This is a huge win for employees and mental health care alike, as 88% of employers have enhanced their behavioral health services in the last year. While employer benefits often cover employees and their dependents, in this post, “employee(s)” refers to all those receiving benefits (i.e., the employee, their spouse, both, etc.).

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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More Than Ideas: Learnings From Managing Intrapreneurship Programs

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Intrapreneurship programs are not easy to implement. Since business environments are rapidly changing, it isn't surprising that intrapreneurship programs are increasingly popular. They support employees develop innovative solutions, often informed by their daily interactions with customers, partners and other stakeholders. Yet not every intrapreneurship program leads to successful outcomes beyond innovation theatre.

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How to Help Superstar Employees Fulfill Their Potential

Harvard Business Review

An analysis of 3,000 applications to Harvard Business School’s High Potentials Leadership Program reveals common challenges and opportunities.

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Understanding Novelty is the Key to Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If you want to get innovation right, focus on novelty. Novelty is the difference between how things are today and how they might be tomorrow. And that comparison calibrates tomorrow’s idea within the context of how things are today. And that makes all the difference.

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Biden’s latest regulatory overreach hits colleges

Christensen Institute

In a show of regulatory overreach , the Biden administration’s Department of Education issued guidance last week to expand its tentacles into the internal affairs of colleges and the contracts they sign with outside organizations. Why bureaucrats in Washington, and not the colleges themselves, are best positioned to monitor contracts with outside parties that serve students is unclear.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Celebrating 25 Women Who Influenced and Shaped My Thinking And Work

Rmukesh Gupta

I wanted to take this opportunity this International Women’s day to recognise and thank women who have had a significant impact on my thinking in my professional life. I have also been fortunate enough to host many brilliant women as part of my podcast – “Pushing Beyond the Obvious) and want to take the opportunity to thank them for the time and insights they shared with me.

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Executives Need to Invest in Understanding the Customer Experience

Harvard Business Review

Only half of chief executives are confident they are able to provide high-quality digital experiences to customers, according to a new survey.

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How Community is Reshaping the Marketing Landscape

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken According to bestselling author and marketing expert Mark Schaefer, the next—and last—great marketing strategy is community. When I read his latest book, Belonging to the Brand, I was intrigued by the subtitle, Why Community is the Last Great Marketing Strategy. Is it really the last?

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Future industry ecosystems will be highly collaborative and adaptive.

Ecosystems4Innovating

Future connected industry ecosystems will be highly collaborative Seizing breaking opportunities, dealing with disruptions and delivering on more demanding customer needs are raising the complexity of managing today. The growing recognition is the need to build flexible ecosystems; of partners where access to a diverse on-demand set of talent, knowledge, expertise, resources and capabilities needs a broad approach in today’s world to meet these complex challenges they seem to multiply dail

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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2023 Is the Era of Generative AI Like ChatGPT. So What's in it for Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

OpenAI's ChatGPT is still in its early stages and has the potential to eventually become more powerful than Google. Here are three potential ways that entrepreneurs can take advantage of AI.

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Where Women’s Leadership Development Programs Fall Short

Harvard Business Review

Without broader commitments to advancing women, these programs can signal that women are deficient and need fixing.

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The 6 Building Blocks of Great Teams

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from David Burkus Work is teamwork. And it’s no secret that some teams truly are greater than others. A recent meta-analysis combined research conducted on over 200,000 teams in a variety of industries in order to answer that question.

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Discovering ChatGPT: 7 Insights from Our New Working Relationship

BrainZooming

Have you spent time with ChatGPT yet to assess its potential impact and possibilities?

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Startup Spotlight: Canada-Based WeavAir's Solution Can Measure Multiple Air Purity Metrics For Air Distribution Systems (And It's Making Its Way To The UAE!)

Entrepreneur - Innovation

WeavAir's end-to-end business intelligence solutions -which are energy efficient and run on low carbon- help prevent the spread of air contamination and infection for air distribution systems.

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Removing Demographic Data Can Make AI Discrimination Worse

Harvard Business Review

A new study shows that including information about age, gender, and race can produce fairer outcomes.

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The Coming Innovation Slowdown

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Take a moment to think about what the world must have looked like to J.P. Morgan a century ago, in 1919. He was not only an immensely powerful financier with access to the great industrialists of the day, but also an early adopter of new technologies.

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How to Identify Relations Between Drivers of Change | ITONICS

ITONICS

As an organization operating in a competitive market , it's crucial to continually analyze the factors that drive change within your industry. These drivers of change , such as trends , emerging technologies , startups, competitors, risks , and ideas, can potentially disrupt the market. However, identifying the most relevant drivers of change can be challenging for many organizations.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

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. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene