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Data Bias Is Becoming A Massive Problem

Digital Tonto

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Crowdsourcing and Traffic


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving which means that many of you are traveling to be home for the holidays. And if you are traveling that means that you’re trying to avoid something that no one enjoys: traffic! So we thought we’d look at some of our favorite crowdsourcing and traffic stories.


What is Tesla? It’s Not A Car Company…


Last night I was chatting with a buddy of mine about how Tesla will dominate the hypercar market, competing against the likes of McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti and Koenigsegg. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but if not then here it is: I like supercars.


Companies betting big on open innovation


“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively.


Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Improving your Business Potential for Innovation - Limitations and Criticisms of Design Thinking


Let me summarize where we are today in Design Thinking. Design Thinking has raised a lot of expectations as well as its fair share of controversy. Why are organizations so caught up by DT? Often it became the promise of having creative ways to solve solutions and work in harmony with all the rational thinking that dominates much of business thinking today. DT sounded so appealing, it quickly became “oh, we need some of that.”. Methods & Frameworks


We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization

Innovation Excellence

For decades, managers have been focused on efficiency. From Frederick Winslow Taylor and his Principles of Scientific Management early in the 20th century to more modern practices like Six Sigma, executives continually honed their operations to achieve maximum productivity at minimal cost.


Want to Build a Culture of Innovation? Then Seek Out Your Innovation Agents


‘No man is an island, entire of itself’ runs the saying and it should probably go on to say that no concept should be introduced in isolation either. In the VUCA world, we’re all challenged with constantly trying to do something new, to create lasting change, transformation and disruption.


Success through Collaboration

Daniel Burrus

If there’s one industry that stands out as a bastion of secrecy and cutthroat competition, it’s pharmaceuticals. So what in the world were GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer thinking when they partnered in the development of new HIV medications?


Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

50 Quotes on Risk Taking

Idea Champions

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Goethe. Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller. It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.


Why Hesitate? Innovate. Start, and Learn.

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is not a linear, analytic process where a business case is built, investments made and products launched. Rather, it is a recursive, iterate framework for spending small increments of time and money to learn more and design a solution for a real problem.


Why you should celebrate the unusual, crazy, and unconventional ideas


Imagine an awards ceremony where your long-winded award acceptance speech is punctuated with repeated “requests from Miss. Sweetie Poo: " Please stop. I'm bored.” This is one of the running jokes at the Ig Nobel awards.


6 Ideas to Imagine Social-First Video Content for Brand Videos


A client reached out yesterday with a “quick cry for help!”. The client’s organization is taking time today to imagine ideas for a brand video that looks at the customer experience they deliver from the audience’s perspective.


A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Five Weird Inventions That Never Made The Cut


The post Five Weird Inventions That Never Made The Cut appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights Bad ideas Funny idea selection


Pruning Your Root Cause

Innovation Excellence

Process improvers the world over rally around root cause analysis as if it were the Holy Grail of all things organizational. But is it? Understanding the root cause of a problem certainly makes sense in the context of a present day situation carrying the potential for a correct answer or solution.


10 Tips to win a hackathon


Everyone wants to be a winner. However, in both life and hackathons, victory comes to those who want it the most. With limited time to solve problems, and submit prototypes, a hackathon is an ultimate test of skills and endurance. Here is what you can do to win your next hackathon: .


THE IDIOT SAVANT'S GUIDE to Becoming a Better Storyteller

Idea Champions

Click here to listen (and view) my November 22nd webinar on storytelling in the workplace. Entertaining, mind opening, and practical. Hosted by the good people at PatSnap.


6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

New Tech Scouting Challenge from IdeaConnection


At IdeaConnection we’ve got a great technology scouting challenge for you that could net you a cool $2,500 referral fee for each accepted lead that the client decides to follow up on. Can you help one of our clients source the following?


The Extraordinary Team Creation Manifesto

Innovation Excellence

A New Science is showing us how staying in-the-flow may be the most important part of building extraordinary teams.


Trends and Innovations in the Real Estate Industry


The real estate industry has always been quite static while facing its own set of challenges and obstacles. However, technological innovations will reshape every industry eventually, real estate included. Trend Alert



Idea Champions

Ever feel invisible, unappreciated, unacknowledged? Ever feel the need to be seen, recognized, and validated? (Or Or maybe this is more of an issue for other people in your life: your friends, family, or co-workers.)


The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Additive Manufacturing’s Holy Grail

Mike Shipulski

The holy grail of Additive Manufacturing (AM) is high volume manufacturing. And the reason is profit. Here’s the governing equation: (Price – Cost) x Volume = Profit. The idea is to sell products for more than the cost to make them and sell a lot of them. It’s an intoxicatingly simple proposition.


Want to Nail Pricing? Understand Market Dynamics First

Innovation Excellence

Pricing is a game – one with asymmetric and imperfect information. So what does this mean for you? Basically, you’re very unlikely to nail pricing the first time. And even if you do come close, you’ll have to adjust as your product and market mature.


Protecting Big Data from Cyberattacks


We are seeing an unprecedented increase in data breaches across organizations in both private and public sectors. The most recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the major credit rating agencies, is equally alarming and frightening to millions of customers. Public or private data is no longer safe anymore. Strategies


Understand What Lean Six Sigma Is Without Getting a Huge Headache

Idea Champions

Ten years ago, my company was a vendor to a Fortune 100 company devoted to SixSigma. So devoted, in fact, that they required all of their vendors to take a two-day day Six Sigma training. While I never liked thinking of myself as a "vendor", I took the course. My experience of it?


Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

10 Tips to win a hackathon


Everyone wants to be a winner. However, in both life and hackathons, victory comes to those who want it the most. With limited time to solve problems, and submit prototypes, a hackathon is an ultimate test of skills and endurance. Here is what you can do to win your next hackathon: .


Innovate like a Pilgrim

Innovation Excellence

Scott Bowden investigates and shares how the Pilgrims voage to America yields lessons for the modern-day innovation practitioner.


5 Ways to Innovate Your Company’s Cash Flow


Good cash flow is essential to any business, no matter the size or sector, and we know that to maintain a healthy bank balance, it is important that cash outflow is smaller than cash inflow. Balancing is just one part of the equation, however - let's take a look at a few ways to innovate your company's cash flow. Strategies


How to Keep Team Members Engaged To Ensure Your Project’s Success


Only 32 percent of employees in the United States are engaged in their work, according to the annual Gallup employee engagement survey. And disengaged employees are bad for business. As Jeff Ross point out, disengaged workers are disconnected from the company and co-workers.


Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.