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It’s Not About The Money

The Future Shapers

If the last century was dominated by the craving for more and more money, coupled to an insatiable desire for more and more technology, what will displace such an idee fixe in the 21st century?

What Are Some of the Benefits of Open Innovation?


The span of human knowledge has grown vastly in the last century, to the point where many feel a traditional “closed” model of independent, internal research and development teams is no longer effective.


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Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

The building always the Innovation Business Case offers a unique approach to tackle one of the real problem areas within innovation- making the case compelling. One of the toughest aspects within Innovation is making the Business Case.

Learned Helplessness in creativity

Idea to Value

How is it possible for a human to control a fully-grown, 6 tonne elephant with only a piece of string? And how does this relate to people feeling like there is no point in doing anything with their idea, or thinking that they aren’t even creative?

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Why You Need To Build Change On Common Ground

Digital Tonto

The truth is that while people like the idea of being different, change is always built on common ground. Differentiation builds devotion among adherents, but to bring new people in, you need to make. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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From Fear of Failure To Freedom


Innovation has many enemies , chief among them is fear of failure. Many organizations fail because they miss the future, unable to adapt to changing conditions. They didn’t try. And when they did it was too late.

Podcast S5E101: Eric Quint – Scaling creativity and design in large businesses

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Design expert Eric Quint.

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Innovative Businesses Prioritize Creativity

Daniel Burrus

Human beings are meant to be creative. Year after year, entrepreneurs and employees alike are constantly driven to transform the world around them into something new, useful, and impactful in both their careers and personal lives.

How Can Your Organization Crowdsource Ideas?


The creativity of the world has never been more accessible, thanks to crowdsourcing. Yet incorporating crowdsourcing into your innovation strategy can feel like a challenge in need of that same creativity. How can you tap into the wisdom of large groups? Here’s what you need to know.

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!

Innovating in the midst of chaos and disruption

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a great poem by Kipling that I'm sure is now out of favor, but it has a central message that we all need to hear. The poem is "If" - and if you are interested in reading the poem you can find the link here. Go ahead and read it now. After the Biden inaugural, poetry is on the upswing in popularity and Kipling is a good poet. Plus, the poem has a message that we need to hear now.

Cui bono?

Idea to Value

It is a Latin phrase which means “to whom is there a benefit?” ” Always ask this question honestly and without bias when you are listening to advice about a new idea, innovation proposal or service offering.

An Introduction to Process Control Charts


Donald J. Wheeler, PhD is a world-renowned expert in continuous improvement. He's worked with W. Edwards Deming and wrote the classic book Understanding Variation. Wheeler once wrote and said, "Statistical Process Control is, at its heart, about getting the most from your processes.

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What Are Some of the Benefits of Open Innovation?


The span of human knowledge has grown vastly in the last century, to the point where many feel a traditional “closed” model of independent, internal research and development teams is no longer effective.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

The Source of Grit and Resilience

Rmukesh Gupta

In a recent post on HBR ([link] authors Rob Cross , Karen Dillon and Danna Greenberg talk about building resilience based on their yet unpublished research.

Nick Skillicorn awarded as Creativity & Innovation Development Coach of the Year (Europe)

Idea to Value

I’m proud to find out that I have recently been honoured as the Creativity & Innovation Development Coach of the Year (Europe) 2020 by Corporate Vision in their Corporate Coaching and Recruitment awards. This was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.

It Took A Pandemic To Realize These 8 Things


I remember back in 2010 I started telling friends and people with businesses they should start adopting digital technologies, how things would change and they had to or risk being left behind. Fast forward to 2016, I gave speeches at universities and organizations talking about the Next Economy and how 10 key technologies would drive and change everything. In 2016, the organizations that adopted digital technologies were mainly the ones leading their industry. Today, things have changed.

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The Best 2020 IdeaScale Features


It’s amazing how rapidly things change: ten years ago we didn’t have Uber, meal delivery kits, or Stranger Things. Now it’s hard to imagine life without them. It’s tough to keep up – especially when big things appear over the course of days, weeks, and years. A lot happened in 2020 and we’re on pace … Continued. The post The Best 2020 IdeaScale Features appeared first on IdeaScale. IdeaScale

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

What Local Government Can Do with Crowdsourced Innovation


If you look up Westminster, Colorado, you’ll find a university that looks like a castle, a bell tower intentionally made to look like Big Ben, and pictures of smart and cozy suburban homes sitting at the feet of the Rocky Mountains.

Survivorship bias

Idea to Value

Survivorship bias is one of the most common selection biases, and can be extremely detrimental when assessing whether a new idea or innovation will work. Survivorship bias is the tendency for humans to be aware of an focus on thins (be it people or products) which made it past some selection process, and not pay attention to the other examples which did not make it through.

How savvy retailers are attracting customers


Shoppers may be shifting away from cities, shopping centres and high streets, but here’s how big retailers are creatively coming. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Junior Sales Manager/ Praktikum Sales (m/w/d)


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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How Taco Bell Is Becoming the World's Most Innovative Franchise

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Let's take a glimpse at how the fast-food giant has maintained its globally iconic position. Franchises

Is your strategy really working? Confront the brutal facts

The Future Shapers

When you start thinking about your strategy, you first need to honestly evaluate what is going on, both inside your organisation and in the market. Especially if there’s a lot of change in the environment like we have seen for the last couple of months.

Should you Choose Tech Scouting or Crowdsourcing for your Open Innovation Project?


How should you choose the best approach for your open innovation project? Should you opt for tech scouting or crowdsourcing? Tim Bernstein , CEO of yet2 and Christian Cotichini , CEO of HeroX tackle this topic in HeroX’s recent webinar, Crowdsourcing vs TechScouting: Which One is Better?

Assessment: What Stage of Innovation Maturity is Your Organization At?

Innovation Leader

Welcome to IL’s Innovation Maturity Model assessment. This diagnostic is designed to help innovation, R&D, strategy, and new product development leaders understand the strengths and weaknesses of their innovation programs, and provide an instant score

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

#2,097 – Emojicode

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Human language has come a long way from petroglyphs and hieroglyphics just to devolve back into emojis replacing full coherent sentences. Emojis have become so prevalent now that an entire computer programming language known as emojicode that has even been created in their honor.

Podcast E14: Don’t Pivot; Divot!

Stephen Shapiro

Today’s episode is about a topic that is one of my favorites. During the pandemic, everyone keeps asking me, “How are you going to pivot your business?” ” My response is, “I’m not. I’m going to DIVOT.” ” What does it mean to divot?

How to Apply Innovation to Customer Success

Tullio Siragusa

How to Apply Innovation to Customer Success. A lot has changed in the customer service space in the past 20 years. Few businesses use to pay attention to the quality of their customer service. They spent more time and resources on things that could bring them revenue. Businesses also didn’t pay much attention to the hassle customers had to go through to report a problem or get an inquiry resolved. Waiting for hours on end for representatives to answer customer queries was the normal.

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