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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from The Beatles: Lessons in Creativity, Playfulness, Collaboration and Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Discover how The Beatles' lessons in creativity, playfulness, collaboration and innovation can inspire entrepreneurs to build successful businesses and unlock new levels of innovation.

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How Continuous Improvement Influences Sustainability Efforts

Kainexus

Environmental sustainability is a critical issue facing the world today. While there are many ways to address this issue, continuous improvement offers an effective approach to help individuals and organizations achieve long-term sustainability goals. Continuous improvement involves constantly assessing and improving processes and systems to achieve better outcomes.

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3 Examples of Why Innovation is a Leadership Problem

Innovation Excellence

Through the Looking Glass GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Do you sometimes feel like you’re living in an alternate reality? If so, you’re not alone. Most innovators feel that way at some point. After all, you see things that others don’t. Question things that seem inevitable and true. Make connections where others only see differences.

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Leveraging the “Pamplemousse Principle” in Creativity Training

InnovationManagement

Leveraging the “Pamplemousse Principle” In Creativity Training For more than a dozen years my innovation agency has taught customized creative problem-solving workshops (what we now call “Un-Think” programs), to senior managers in medium and large organizations. Evaluations from the literally thousands of executives who have taken the workshop average 4.8 out of 5.

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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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The Pitfalls of Crowdsourcing: How to Overcome Them to Spur Innovation

Viima

There is a lot of buzz around open collaboration as a driver for innovation. Studies, academia, research, and the myriad of examples from companies are boasting about the amazing results brought by ideas from external parties. A study shows that 85% of the top global brands have used crowdsourcing during the last decade. But is crowdsourcing truly effective to spur innovation?

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Top Continuous Improvement Tools for Your Business

HYPE Innovation

While innovation is typically perceived as one disruptive change that sets you apart from the competition, more often than not, innovation is an accumulation of many small improvements that eventually lead to a competitive advantage and all the other great things associated with innovation.

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The Rise of ChatGPT and Its Impacts on Innovation

Wellspring

Most of us have heard about ChatGPT, while many have actually used it in some way, even if only to see what the hype is all about. It's one of the fastest adopted technologies ever and will have impacts on how we work, what we produce, and how quickly we're able to innovate.

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Building an Inspiring Energy Narrative

Ecosystems4Innovating

I struggle increasingly with individual energy organizations’ pledges of moving their solutions towards a carbon-neutral future. The mixture of reports, initiatives, and viewpoints all move towards the transformation of the energy system but they all admit or fail to address TWO crucial aspects. Firstly the limited time we have to make such a transition in their offerings of new and different imaginative ways to change the current dynamics within our energy systems.

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Have You Become Too Reliant on Star Performers?

Michael Roberto

Source: NBA.com Tom Taiyi Yan and Elad Sherf wrote a brief article this week in the Wall Street Journal describing their fascinating new research regarding team over-reliance on superstars. They cite a terrific study of National Basketball Association players. Here's an excerpt: To investigate how team dynamics worked, we started by looking outside the world of business—at basketball.

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We Expect Humans To Be Accountable. We Should Expect No Less Of AI

Digital Tonto

In 2020, Ofqual, the authority that administers A-Level college entrance exams in the UK, found itself mired in scandal. Unable to hold live exams because of Covid-19, it designed and employed an algorithm that based scores partly on the historical performance of the schools students attended with the unintended consequence that already disadvantaged students found themselves further penalized by artificially deflated scores.

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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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Revolutionizing the Industry: How These Driving Innovations Are Changing the Game

IdeaScale

Innovation has been the driving force behind some of the most significant advancements in modern history. From the invention of the wheel to the creation of the internet, innovation has enabled us to achieve new levels of progress and success. Today, driving innovation is more critical than ever before, as industries all over the world [.

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The U.S.–India Relationship Is Key to the Future of Tech

Harvard Business Review

As tensions mount between China and the U.S., India’s role in global innovation — and who it partners with — becomes increasingly important.

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Why Leaders Must Encourage Their Employees to Explore Their Creativity — and How to Do It

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Leaders can get frustrated when it seems their employees aren't being innovative. But creativity isn't something that just happens — leaders have to foster it with a culture of freedom and understanding.

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A Force for Good: Meet Value Engineering & RFXIS Director Paula Lina

Planview

It only takes a few minutes talking to Paula Lina to see her passion. Paula is Planview’s Director of Value Engineering & RFXIS and leads the Force for Good initiative. With nearly two decades at Planview, Paula is passionate about the company, its people, and its impact for good. Let’s get to know Paula Lina. Explain your role at Planview and a few of your responsibilities.

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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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How to understand and define user needs

Sopheon

In 2012, Google announced Google Glass, its futuristic voice- and motion-controlled smart glasses that display information directly in its user’s field of vision when they need it. With this product, they’d hoped to create the next revolutionary hardware platform. But when the product was released in 2014, it failed miserably. Why? Because nobody had asked for or needed it.

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Research: Asynchronous Work Can Fuel Creativity

Harvard Business Review

A study with Baul folk musicians found that recording asynchronously boosted creative freedom for women and didn’t negatively affect it for men.

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Learning From Ahmad Jamal About Moving Ideas

Bill Fischer

Be they instructions, directions, opinions, suggestions, lessons, rules, pitches, or any of the endless other ways of trying to get our ideas across, delivering a message, or sharing an idea, is a big part of everybody’s job. Ahmad Jamal has lessons on doing this right for all of us.

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What can TikTok teach us about health communication?

Christensen Institute

A 2021 Microsoft study found the average human attention span is a measly eight seconds. Over the past several years, how we consume media has changed, especially as the prevalence of social media has grown. The global population is also being presented with far more information than ever before, giving us multiple things to focus on at once. While many may see the shrinking global attention span as a negative, health communicators can use this trend to their advantage.

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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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The evolution of product management trends

Sopheon

With over 30 years of experience, Mike Bauer is a product and strategy executive who has managed and overseen more than 100 products across data communication, enterprise software, connected products, the Internet of Things (IoT), marketing automation, embedded systems, and big data. He’s served in many senior product management roles at notable enterprise technology companies, including 3Com, Innovu, Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), and Timesys before joining Sopheon in 2021.

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3 New U.S. Employment Regulations That Companies Should Prepare for Now

Harvard Business Review

A spate of laws and rules in three areas — noncompete clauses, pay transparency, and human capital disclosures — will have far-reaching implications on the talent landscape.

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The End of the Digital Revolution

Innovation Excellence

Here’s What You Need to Know GUEST POST from Greg Satell The history of digital technology has largely been one of denial followed by disruption. First came the concept of the productivity paradox, which noted the limited economic impact of digital technology. When e-commerce appeared, many doubted that it could ever compete with physical retail.

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Process Improvement Techniques for Operational Success

Kainexus

Leaders who want to develop a culture of rapid continuous improvement have many tools at their disposal. So many that it can be challenging to keep them all in mind when deciding how to execute an opportunity for improvement or address a difficult challenge. Most organizations don't use all of these techniques simultaneously, but each can be remarkably effective when applied to the right situation.

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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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Don't Let Your Sustainability Efforts Stop After Earth Day. Use These 5 Tips to Build Long-Lasting Green Initiatives.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here are some tips to create long-lasting green initiatives within your brands that you can be proud to promote on Earth Day and beyond.

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When Scenario Planning Fails

Harvard Business Review

Leaders of companies with operations in Russia share how they’ve navigated new and unexpected challenges during the war in Ukraine.

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Instant Revenue

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If you want to grow the top line right now, create a hard constraint – the product cannot change – and force the team to look for growth outside the product.

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72 New Innovation Questions for Strategy, Culture, AI, UX, and More

BrainZooming

I love reading about innovative organizations of all sizes and imagining what questions they might have asked to generate their breakthrough ideas. It’s one way to keep our work for Brainzooming clients (and readers) incredibly fresh, fun, and full of promising possibilities.

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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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EU-India Innocenter Hosts 8 High-Impact European Tech Startups At T-Hub Hyderabad

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The programme provides a strategic network of ecosystem facilitators like VCs, potential partners and corporations from India and many European countries, including government representatives from both the sides

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Research: Why Women Trust Their Employers Less Than Men Do

Harvard Business Review

A survey of more than 5,000 U.S. employees found that company policies designed to promote gender equity often backfire.

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Customers Care About the Destination Not the Journey

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken On a recent flight, the captain of the airplane announced over the PA system what time we would arrive at our destination. That would have been enough to make most people happy. However, he continued his announcement with a three-minute-plus speech.

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How to Make Virtual Training More Engaging: Your 7-Step Guide

CMOE

Staff training is integral to fueling growth and purpose among members of the workforce, and eighty-one percent of training and development departments embrace a people-centric culture. However, as more companies and industries move to flexible work environments and hybrid schedules, business professionals have shifted how they approach workforce training.

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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.