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Five Principles of Effective Idea Development

Sopheon

Follow these five principles of idea development for a focused set of high-value ideas aligned to your strategy. The post Five Principles of Effective Idea Development appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Ideation Process idea generation ideation innovation process

Celebrating the Integrators

The Future Shapers

As her blond curls bounced down the stairs, she vaulted her words out ahead of her, “I’ve got an idea!” These words always came from our daughter’s mouth when she was hatching a new plan; one that inevitably involved my wife or I in some wacky way. Whether we were at the beach, the park or simply sitting at the kitchen table, that toddler always had an idea. She was insatiable that way. There was never a day where she seemed to be out of creative new things to try or explore.

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Game of Thrones, Star Trek and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I recently wrote a couple of articles for Innovation Excellence that explored innovation insights we can glean from science fiction writers. In this article, I want to further expand on that topic, and ask how other authors, including William Gibson, Jules Verne and James Burke may be able to help us stretch our thinking. Innovation Strategy Arthur C. Clarke Creativity Game of Thrones Gene Rodenberry GoT Science fiction Star Trel

The Power of Silly Questions

Destination Innovation

Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men Books. In 1970, Roger Hargreaves’ 6-year-old son Adam asked his father a question. It was a question that only a child could ask. No adult would ever conceive of it. Adam said, ‘Daddy, what does a tickle look like?’. In response Hargreaves, a cartoonist, drew a picture of a round orange blob with a face and long rubbery arms. It became the central character in Hargreaves’ first book, Mr Tickle.

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!

Health Technology Startups Changing the Landscape of Healthcare

Rocketspace

Global health care spending is projected to reach $10.06 trillion by 2022. There are several factors that can explain the dramatic increase in spending such as growing and aging global population, rising life expectancy, and increasing incidents of diseases. In the last five years, over 14,000 companies have been created in the healthcare industry as entrepreneurs around the world rush to this growing industry to develop innovative solutions.

Innovation, Change and Transformation in London – Part One

Braden Kelley

I’m off to London tomorrow for my London Business School class reunion. And, while I’m looking forward to reuniting with my LBS classmates, I’m also looking forward to connecting in person with some of the smartest innovation, change and transformation … Continue reading → Change Innovation Business Transformation collaboration community London meetings

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These Are the Skills Your Kids Will Need for the Future (Hint: It’s Not Coding)

Innovation Excellence

An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do long division. Today, curriculums have shifted to focus on a more global and digital world, like cultural history, basic computer skills and writing code. Yet the challenges that. Innovation

What Will our Children Do? 20 Jobs of the Future

InnovationManagement

Back in January 2010 we wrote a report for UK government on The Shape of Jobs to Come. The study highlighted new jobs that might emerge in the global economy by 2030 as a result of exponential developments and breakthroughs in science and technology. Many of those are now real jobs and the rest are still likely to materialise. Editorial Trend Alert

Aligning Your Innovation Management with Your Organizational Goals

IdeaScale

Any form of creativity needs direction, and this is as true of business innovation as anything else. Aligning business goals and innovation strategy is the key to reaching those goals and developing effective innovation. Look At Goals. Any organization has two sets of goals: the short-term, which can tend more towards the practical and financial, and the long-term, which can be more visionary. The two should interact.

This Small Startup Is Building The Tools That May Power The Quantum Era

Digital Tonto

"We could see the potential to one day do things that just weren't possible with digital computers, even the high performance systems we were working with." Related posts: IBM Is Building A Network. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Quantum Computing

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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.

Why We Need More Women In Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Every once in a while I get a comment from an audience member after a keynote speech or from someone who read my book, Mapping Innovation, about why so few women are included. Embarrassed, I try to explain that, as in many male dominated fields, women are woefully underrepresented in science and technology. This has. Build Capability Change collaboration culture Feature Of The Week Innovation

Five Bottlenecks of Digital Innovation

InnovationManagement

The business needs to define strategy, profitability, and relevance at any given time to break through bottlenecks and avoid pitfalls on the path to innovation. Enabling Factors Strategies

3 Common Tech Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Game-Changer

Tech startups are like the lottery – you see the big winners in the news, but nothing about the millions of the not so lucky. Well, actually you might read about the biggest tech startup failures and this article intends to prevent you from this fate. In this article, we’re going to highlight some common tech startup mistakes and how to avoid them. How many startups really fail, and why? You may have read that most startups fail within the first year, but this is actually untrue.

Pay Attention to Customer Experience to Unleash Impactful Innovation

IdeaScale

The cost of consumer switching among retailers and other providers is estimated at $1.6 trillion. Yet 80% of “switchers” think their original provider could have done something to retain them. Many companies think of innovation in terms of products, internal processes (like supply chain management), and business model innovation. But far fewer consider innovation in customer service.

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.

Using Blockchain Innovation to Rebuild Trust in the Food Industry

Innovation Excellence

Consumer trust is one of the biggest hurdles that the food industry is up against today. A recent Food and Health Survey uncovered a serious trust deficit between consumers and food manufacturers and suppliers, and we don’t have to look far to see why. In October 2018, J&J Snack Foods recalled its Fit & Active sandwiches from Aldi stores. Build Capability Feature Of The Week Health/Healthcare Industry Technology

How Businesses Can Better Support the Mental Health of Their Employees

InnovationManagement

To be successful, you must be the first one in and last one out. You must work extra hours, you must think about work, answer phone calls, reply to emails, even when you’re off the clock. You must put your personal life on hold to impress the boss. You must show your commitment to the company to ensure your place. Organization & Culture

The Power of Being Wrong

Game-Changer

Anyone who achieves great things in any domain has the courage to be wrong. This means you’re willing to go against convention and look like an idiot. This is one characteristic that separates game-changers from everyone else; and it’s very uncommon. Here’s Amy Edmondson on the power of being wrong. A few weeks ago I had a chat with the COO of a marketing agency.

How to Run a Hackathon that Spurs Real Innovation

IdeaScale

Hackathons originally emerged as a way to quickly advance software technologies and identify new areas for technology innovation. The term has since evolved to encompass other types of intensive collaboration events. Though hackathons often make use of software, they’re no longer necessarily about developing software, but about developing innovation.

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.

Getting to Why

Innovation Excellence

In their classic book on negotiation and persuasion, Fisher and Ury outline the steps to get to yes. They suggest the following approach: Separate the people from the problem The purpose of this step is to recognise that emotions and egos can become entangled with the problem in negotiations, and that this will adversely affect your ability. Change Innovation change leadership John Kotter Organizational Change

Smart Construction: How AI and Machine Learning Will Change the Construction Industry

Daniel Burrus

These days, seemingly everyone is applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. I have written about disruptions in the manufacturing industry, such as Industry 4.0 , while illustrating the Hard Trends that indicate where improvements w ill be made in the future. The construction industry, which makes up 7% of the global workforce, should already have applied these technologies to improve productivity and revolutionize the industry. However, it has actually progressed quite slowly.

True Leaders Inspire Freedom

Tullio Siragusa

True Leaders Inspire Freedom. A baby elephant was tied to a pole at the zoo. For years she tried to break free tugging at the pole by the rope tied around her neck. She tried and tried and could never break free. Many years later, she grew to be a very big and powerful elephant. She was still tied to the same pole. She could break free of her bondage so easily now that she had become a big elephant, but her mind conditioning will not allow her. She does not even try.

How AI and LMS are positively disrupting the workplace.

IdeaSpies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dominating the workforce more than ever and at a rapid pace – the rise of AI and automation is greatly redefining our future and the future of working. A report commissioned by Google indicated only 9% of Australia’s listed companies are making sustained investments in automation, compared to 20% in the US. While many fear AI, it should in fact be viewed as an opportunity to positively transform the workplace.

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.

Okoni Innovation Agency: there is no transformation without creation

Innovation Excellence

Pierre Baudry, Marc-Antoine Franc and Cécile Bernardet are respectively founding partner, partner and project director at Okoni, an new kind of Innovation Agency, which involves co-making innovation with their customers. First Cécile and Marc-Antoine guided me at Okoni premises, then Pierre took his pen to explain how their holistic approach is quite singular, and impactful on. Design FabLab Incubation Marc-Antoine Franc Okoni Pierre Baudry startups Transformation

How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome

Grasshopper Herder

A list of questions and answers will only get you so far in a discovery interview. To truly understand your customer, you have to listen to their stories. The post How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Interview user experience

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Entrepreneurship and the Business Model Canvas in Unlikely Places

Strategyzer Innovation

Entrepreneurs are often thought of as trailblazers, job creators and economic boosters. The skills entrepreneurs derive from building their business ideas often trickle down into how they build their lives and interact with society. What if we could instill the confidence of an entrepreneur into the most isolated in our society?

US Government’s $2 Trillion infrastructure plan – will it create public value?

Faisal Hoque

Outcomes and values are changes in conditions that make a positive difference. They generally begin with a verb (e.g., increase, expand, or improve) and are both specific and measurable. The post US Government’s $2 Trillion infrastructure plan – will it create public value? appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Bringing Agile Innovation Into The Stage Gate Process

Innovation Excellence

Everyone is talking about how to speed up their innovation process. Or, at least make it more efficient. It is the current hot topic, especially amongst the multinational Goliaths. And with good reason… Starts-ups and digital business models are proving over and over again that they are winning at the innovation game. And this. Innovation agile innovation stage gate process

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The Lean Manufacturing Cheat Sheet

Kainexus

I created dozens of cheat sheets during my high school and college career. Don’t worry; I didn’t use them to cheat on the test. I found that the exercise of creating a crib card helped me review the relevant material and organize my thoughts, so when it was time for the exam, I was well prepared to do well without resorting to fraud. Anything that I would want to put on the sheet was something that I should fully understand.

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Three Reasons Most Corporate Innovation Programs Fail | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

For most of the twentieth century, large organizations could project what the next five years would look like with a high degree of confidence, but technology has changed the rules of the game in the twenty-first century and created an increasingly ambiguous and befuddling business landscape

Radical Innovation Begins with These 2 Leadership Skills

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”