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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

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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.

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

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

IdeaScale

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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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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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

IdeaScale

“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

Game-Changer

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.

Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

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.

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.

Qmarkets Integration Suite Expanded with Google Workspace and Microsoft Azure

Qmarkets

Making User Provisioning Easier Than Ever We’re pleased to share that the Qmarkets platform is now certified by two of the leading cloud platform marketplaces: Google Workspace (formerly known as G-Suite), and the Azure Government Marketplace.

Intelligent Failure: The Type of Failure That Drives Innovation

Game-Changer

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.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

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.

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.

Strategy Development: The Key Principles

Cascade Strategy

There is no right or wrong way to build a company strategy. That was very clear at the 2021 Strategy Fest where we heard a range of different speakers bring their own perspectives, tools, and frameworks to the table that have worked for them in the past.

Is South Africa the Next Silicon Valley?

InnovationManagement

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?

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

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.

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 Customer Segmentation Impacts Strategic Decision Making

Cascade Strategy

One of the most resonant themes that we saw coming out of the Strategy Fest was how important understanding your customer base actually is.

Help with Cross Functional Teams

CMOE

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.

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

Some Summer Silver Linings

100%Open

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 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.

Trending Questions

InnovationManagement

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.

Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

4 Steps For Enhancing Environmental Scanning Capabilities

ITONICS

End2End Innovation Management begins by asking the fundamental question, Where to Play. Answering this question relies on several congruent activities and internal capabilities that primarily fall within the discipline of Foresight and Strategy.

Understand the Benefits of an Omnichannel Business

mjvinnovation

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.

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.

Qmarkets Integration Suite Expanded with Google Workspace and Microsoft Azure

Qmarkets

We’re pleased to share that the Qmarkets platform is now certified by two of the leading cloud platform marketplaces: Google Workspace (formerly known as G-Suite), and the Azure Government Marketplace.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.