Sat.Feb 08, 2020 - Fri.Feb 14, 2020

The True Value of Your Time


Time is our scarcest resource. Other resources like money and people can fluctuate up and down, but time only moves in one direction. When I share this quote with others, they appear to get it?—?but but then their actions prove otherwise.

Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust


Trust is the currency of business success. Here’s how to build it into your corporate culture. Leading organizational change to create a corporate culture that delivers continuous innovation is one of today’s most strategic business imperatives. But how do you do that? We’ve seen what happens to companies when customers lose trust in their brands – just think Target (data breach), Chipotle (E. coli outbreak), and Facebook (selling user data).

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There's gold in the data - but have we learned the lessons?

Jeffrey Phillips

For some reason I can't get the song Clementine out of my head. Perhaps it's because of the line - dwelt a miner, a 49er. that keeps that song playing in my mind. We are in a significant transition.

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Stop Itemizing Everything: Move Beyond Competition

Daniel Burrus

This Friday: Don’t Miss Daniel’s Live Webinar, “What’s Causing The Retail Apocalypse?”. Friday, February 14th at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Click to Register. Human beings are competitive in all circumstances, and it has only intensified in today’s predominantly technologically advanced world.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

What Role Does Competition Play in Innovation?


Is your team working together, or splitting apart? Competition is innate in what humans do. Everybody wants to be the best at something, whether it’s their hobby, their job, or their industry. However, left unchecked, competition can become a toxic fight to win, rather than succeed.

Steps to Design Thinking in Practice

Are you interested in learning about the steps of design thinking so you can take action on applying the process? What is design thinking ? Design thinking is a popular approach to getting started with innovation that begins with empathy and understanding the needs of your users or customers.

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Innovative Ideas When You Need Them


Want a new, easy-to-access source of innovative ideas? I mean, who doesn’t, right ? Stuck at the airport during an ice storm, I was talking with a sales executive for a well-known insurance brand. His company’s big kickoff sales meeting was scheduled for the following week.

Blockchain: Finding the Balance Between Decentralization & Usability


Usability has seen a massive shift in the last decade. We’ve gone from requiring practically Ph.D. level knowledge to access cryptocurrency to simply being computer or smartphone literate. In the early days, very few people could have performed the 1st blockchain transaction but now a toddler could perform one on your phone by mistake! So usability has certainly improved, but some might argue that it is quickly traded off in decentralization. Let’s look at the facts.

How to practice engaged thinking

The Future Shapers

Innovation leadership requires a different way of thinking, a different type of leader. It might seem like a truism, but to be really engaged and resilient, to be able lead innovation effectively and manage people optimally, you should look into becoming and engaging and valuable thought leader.

6 key dimensions to assess in an innovation management software


If you have been given the green light for an innovation management software that will arm you with the right tools for your innovation initiative, these 6 points will help you choose the optimum fit for your organisation.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

A Sad Fact: Leaders Who Lie Can Still Be Trusted by Their Followers


Being truthful and being trustworthy aren’t the same, which poses a problem for both society and the practice of leadership itself. In today’s world, it’s hard to know who to listen to and what to believe. Who’s the best Presidential candidate? Is Brexit good or bad? Which college is best for my child? Usually there’s no one “right” answer. Diverse opinions exist and “alternative facts” bolster every side.

Why Software Won’t Eat The World

Digital Tonto

Make no mistake. The future will not be digital. The truth is that we still live in a world of atoms, not bits and most of the value is created by making things we live in, wear, eat and ride in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to pick a coworking space in an innovation district

Innovation Excellence

Coworking is the way people work these days. Coworking now takes up 27million sq feet of office space across the US, and 19 more growth statistics that prove coworking is the new normal. There are currently 14,411 coworking spaces in the world today. The number of coworking members will rise to 3.8

In Technology, Entrepreneurs Must Take the Biggest Shots to Make the Biggest Gains

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here's how "moonshot thinking" can transform entrepreneurship - and three areas it could benefit the most. Technology

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Innovation building blocks: diverse perspectives and voices

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing a series of blog posts focused on some of the most fundamental building blocks. These fundamentals are necessary to sustain innovation in corporations, and are most often overlooked or treated as an afterthought. Some of the building blocks I've reviewed are: - having a cultural bias for innovation - encouraging discovery and exploration - ensuring enough time, and the right kinds of time, for innovation Today I am focusing on the importance of diversity for innovation success.

How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

In this guest post, learn how to effectively implement a virtually-led design thinking project. This is an guest article by Sprintbase. . Design thinking is a hot topic for business these days, and it’s no surprise.

To innovate or not to innovate? That is not the question

Innovation Excellence

The case for innovation in 99 seconds, using art and a touch of magic to illustrate the accelerating pace of change. Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Wait!

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How Chatbots Are Revolutionizing the Hiring Experience

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Imagine being able to apply for a job over text message in less than five minutes. Technology

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

Landscape Monitor for Startups


Entrepreneurs deal with high levels of uncertainty; probably more than any other business. The more disruptive the startup, the higher the level of uncertainty. Will the customers buy? How do we reach them? Will we be able to sell at a profit? Will our partners do their part?

What To Do if Your Team Isn't Finding New Opportunities for Improvement?


The topic of this blog is a question that we get quite often. Teams will implement a continuous improvement program with much enthusiasm and tons of activity, but over time, the momentum slows, and new opportunities for improvement come less and less frequently.


MOFI Acquires Innovation Excellence

Innovation Excellence

Denying Your True Human Nature? Here’s What Happens When You Do


What are humans really like? I think we all, deep down, know the answer to that question. Yet, we still hold out hope that humans can change their nature. We feel that since we seem to be intelligent and capable of change?—?that that we have these big brains which allow us to think and feel?—?and

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

A Practitioners View of “The Why, How and What of Breakthrough Innovation”

Rmukesh Gupta

Needs Based Innovation I came across this video of Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellow, Kate Rosenbluth and her story of how she founded Cala Health. I think the approach that she has taken to building her startup is probably the approach that I recommend in most cases.

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Overcommunicate when the goalposts change


Change is constant and it's hard. It can be easy to put your head down and hope no one notices in the middle of all of it. Employee Feedback Employee Experience

In Memoriam: Professor Clayton M. Christensen

Innovation Excellence

By Craig Hatkoff, Co-Founder, Disruptor Foundation and Disruptor Awards;Co-Founder Tribeca Film Festival By Rabbi Irwin Kula, Co-Founder, Disruptor Foundation and President, Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership Photo courtesy of The Disruptor Foundation “A professor, a rabbi and an entrepreneur walk into a bar….”

Failing Fast (and Other Things Kids Should Learn)


As disruptive technology takes over, kids need to learn how to adapt and be empowered by skills that will prepare them for the future

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Coaching: It’s much more than communication skills.


What is Coaching? People often think of coaching as a set of communication or cognitive skills. While it’s true that coaching does require the ability to communicate and interact with others successfully, I would argue that coaching is something you do with your whole self.

‘Loonshots’: How to Support Crazy Ideas That Just Might Work

Innovation Leader

Ideas that have the potential to reshape industries may end up stuck in the corporate basement. So how can companies embrace risky ideas? Authors Safi Bahcall and Hugh Molotsi serve up answers in this video

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Hire The Future

Innovation Excellence

You’re about to hire someone in a key role. Your first question? Tell me about your previous experience in this field.” OK, I get it, you want experience, a veteran, someone who knows their way around the space, who’s been there, done that. Fair enough.

Solutions without Consultants

Stephen Shapiro

I come from a consulting background having spent 15 years with Accenture. The work we did (and they still do) is incredibly valuable. But not all companies can afford Accenture or McKinsey.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.