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The Power of the Outsider Mindset

Destination Innovation

Elon Musk. What do the following people have in common? Levi Strauss, Henry Ford, Estee Lauder, Walt Disney, Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington, Sergey Brin? They are all famous entrepreneurs who founded successful new businesses. But also they are all immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Red pill or Blue pill innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

As readers of this blog (and you know who you are) are bound to know by now, I am a movie fanatic. I love good movies, average movies, older movies and so forth. I like movies that I can quote, and also like movies that are based on my favorite books.


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4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know (But Most Don’t)

Digital Tonto

The truth is that leadership is the art of managing the ambiguous, or as Stanley McChrystal has put it, “a complex system of relationships between leaders and followers, in a particular context, that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Kill a stupid rule: an amazing way to reduce red tape

Idea to Value

A few years ago I had a very interesting discussion with Lisa Bodell , CEO of Futurethink and bestselling author of innovation books Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins. She told me about how most employees waste far too much time in meetings and answering emails.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation? We are entering some perilous times in climate change and what this will mean in destruction in what we know, what we value and what we are used to.

Crowdsourcing: Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation


On June 25, 2021, the president signed an Executive Order (EO) to advance diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal workforce.

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Podcast S5E123: Marcus du Sautoy – The Creativity Code

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation? We are entering some perilous times in climate change and what this will mean in destruction in what we know, what we value and what we are used to.

How To Create A Concrete Roadmap for Innovative Ideas


“The hard part is implementation” – that’s what I hear over and over from innovators. It is very easy to get lost and overwhelmed with decisions and nuances when you’re molding an idea into a functioning offering.

10 Question Checklist To Help Guide Teams Through The Innovation Journey


In a the past I have been gifted books about innovation to read and review; I’ve read plenty and have published my reviews here. On my own, I rarely purchase a book about innovation, or business, because it’s highly repetitive.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Delighting customers with less

Idea to Value

Sometimes, less is more. I just had a wonderful experience which reminded me that in order to add value to your customers, you don’t always need to find new things to add and new features for everything. It is human nature to try and solve problems by adding more , rather than focusing on less.

How Business Leaders Can Foster an Innovative Work Culture

Companies are in need of new ideas to gain an advantage in the game. Company Culture

Trending Questions


What is a trend, and other questions answered by Sébastien Van Laere, Co-founder of Superframe, an agency using insight and foresight to develop brand-, innovation- and business strategy for some of the biggest global brands. The post Trending Questions appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Intelligent Failure: The Type of Failure That Drives Innovation


When you celebrate failure, you encourage innovation. Does your organization celebrate failure? If your answer is yes, I’d like to know what that looks like and how that’s going for you. If your answer is no, read on.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

How to tell when it is the right time to walk away

Idea to Value

It is one of the most painful things to do. But at the same time, one of the most important. Walking away from an idea or project which is just not working. In some cases this can mean literally moving on and walking away, to another team or project.

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Unicorn Hunters S1 EP5: Carbon Capture (MechanicalTrees™ )

Unicorn Hunters Presents MechanicalTrees™ - Negative Emissions Technology to Mitigate Climate Change to Worldwide Investors. Innovation

Some Summer Silver Linings


So far, the UK’s weather this summer has been questionable at best, torrential at worst. After the year we’ve had, it would be nice to have some sun, but sometimes silver linings have to do.

Episode 050: The Results Are In: New Inventions from the Multiplication Challenge

Innovation in Practice

I gave you a challenge and you stepped up. In case you missed it, a few episodes back I discussed the multiplication technique. I also applied it to the photography industry by explaining how every facet of photography was created by the use of the multiplication technique.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Cells that fire together, wire together

Idea to Value

It’s a phrase that if you are interested in creativity, it is worth remembering. As I described in my previous article about myelin , neuronal cells that have previously fired together in a network can have that network strengthened.

Is the Way of the Future In-Store or Online? Why not both?

Daniel Burrus

Whether we swipe our finger or ask Siri using our voice, smartphones have become a window to the world of information and knowledge sitting in our front pockets and purses.

The accidental persecution of the innovators

The Future Shapers

Inventors. Innovators. Out of the Box thinkers. Every organisation claims to seek this in candidates, yet once we have them on staff, are we providing the environment required for thriving, let alone simple survival?

Is South Africa the Next Silicon Valley?


When you think of the most innovative places in the world, what do you picture? Silicon Valley and its array of tech startups? Tokyo, because it has the highest number of patents filed worldwide? London, where over 15% of the workforce is employed in the tech sector?

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

How Supply Chain Analytics Enhance Innovation, Transparency & Agility

Cascade Strategy

Using traditional supply chain execution strategies is getting increasingly onerous due to a jumble of various software systems, price challenges, and ever-increasing consumer demands.

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Understand the Benefits of an Omnichannel Business


Omnichannel is a type of communication and sales channel integration strategy. It is keeping in line with Digital Transformation and providing greater insight into the process of understanding customer needs.

Help with Cross Functional Teams


Is It Possible to Improve Teamwork in a Cross-Team Environment? How Do I Do it? The above question is one that is frequently asked by customers and clients who are experiencing a variety of team challenges that exist across the enterprise.

Psychology skills for leaders navigating through the waves of the corona crisis

The Future Shapers

Initially, crisis responses tend to be constructive and is characterised by decisiveness, effectiveness and maturity. People tend to switch into emergency mode and become laser-focused on the immediate situation.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

The Importance of a Plan B

Cascade Strategy

If we’ve learned anything from the last 18 months, it’s that the world is much more uncertain than we could ever have imagined.



The pandemic has increased the pace of change in a digitally accelerated world, and at the same time, it is forcing organisations, leaders, and teams to become more purposeful, human, and customer-centric.

Podcast E28: Randomness Is Not Random

Stephen Shapiro

We assume randomness lacks a pattern. But there are inherent patterns in randomness. Unfortunately, our brain is wired to find patterns even when they don’t exist in order to create shortcuts that speed decision-making. But what if this very process can lead us down the wrong path?

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The mysteries of systemic acupuncture

The Future Shapers

The changes required to transform organisations may point to using several leverage points and it can be uncertain, even volatile, requiring a refined sense of monitoring and a navigational agility in order to ensure that the resulting outcomes are what was intended.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.