Sat.May 24, 2014 - Fri.May 30, 2014

Forms: The Complete Guide—Part 4

Boxes and Arrows

In which we take a look at selection-dependent inputs, and see that they’re a lot more simple to put together than they look. Forms. They’re often the bane of users’ online lives. But it doesn’t look like they’re going away any time soon.

Customer Orientation Effects on Innovation

Integrative Innovation

There is a lot of dicussion around how customer orientation effects innovation. The most extreme assertion is to “ignore the customer” in order to not becoming distracted from true innovativeness by getting too close to customers, limiting innovation to incremental new offerings.

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Puma Exec on Keeping Score of Innovation

Innovation Leader

"If someone on the team is not a little uncomfortable," says Global Director of Innovation and Strategy Louis Joseph, "then it’s probably a little too safe

The Secret that Victoria Didn’t Know


What the best way to move into an adjacent market? A recent Bloomberg Businessweek* article highlighted how not to do it, reporting briefly on the difficulties that Victoria’s Secret has had in moving from lingerie into the markets for sports bras, sweaters, jeans, and dresses. None of these new ventures has fared as well as […]. Innovation

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Pivotal Practices for Leading Innovation

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

This is true whether you are a chief innovation officer, line manager, or technologist. The catch: you are not born with these skills. You develop them through practice. In the words of Stanford University professor Bob Sutton, “Leading innovation is a daily chore where you work at getting slightly better.” ” In my work with companies, I’ve discovered two pivotal practices for

Enabling Breakthrough Innovation

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Breakthrough innovation requires new ways of thinking about customers, markets and companies. Mobile giant Ericsson is a prime example of a company that thought beyond its current market focus to create opportunities for itself and its partners. Insights are foundational to innovation. They help you “think different” in three important ways. You can use your insights to: Generat