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Best Practices for Engaging Your Innovation Community


Developing a broad and deep innovation community puts a wonderful resource at your fingertips. Yet tapping into that resource requires more than just cheerleading. Here’s how to bring your community together and work toward a common goal.

The COVID-19 Slingshot and the Evolution of Work


Given the circumstances we find ourselves in, there is much discussion about what the future of work looks like for lawyers (and b. Feed generated with FetchRSS


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How companies prioritized innovation during the crisis

Board of Innovation

To hunker down or branch out? We look at how large and small companies budgeted for innovation in the wake of Covid-19. The post How companies prioritized innovation during the crisis appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Innovation strategy Inspiration

Who’s Responsible for Innovation? Everybody!


Innovation is the key to forward movement. It creates value and improves existing systems so new ideas can emerge. Innovation research shows 61 percent of executives embrace open innovation to generate ideas.

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!

Podcast S3E66: Mark Metry – Overcoming social anxiety and shyness

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Mark Metry, host of the popular Humans 2.0 podcast and author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone.

Can social distancing optimise innovation in a 21st-century pandemic?


At such a difficult time for everyone, it is not yet clear what the real impacts of the pandemic will be on economies, companies and individuals.

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How to Design a Strong Experiment that connects to your Value Proposition Canvas

Strategyzer Innovation

We work with teams all around the world to help visualize their business idea using tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. Ideally, teams should quickly test their canvases using experiments, as we’ve documented in the book Testing Business Ideas.

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Crowdsourcing Leads to Civic Engagement: Four Real-World Examples


Civic engagement is fundamental to good governance, and crowdsourcing is a powerful way to draw in an enormous range of constituencies to hear what they feel is crucial to making their city a better place. Below are a few examples of civic engagement accomplished via crowdsourcing.

How Three Different Tech Companies Are Tackling the Common Fight Against Coronavirus

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Innovating in real-time to stop the pandemic. Innovation

Pulling Back the Curtain on Disney’s Storied Imagineering Department

Innovation Leader

Leslie Iwerks discusses growing up in a family of Disney creatives, and her new docu-series “The Imagineering Story.” She is joined on the call by her father, Disney legend Don Iwerks

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

When Zero is the Only Acceptable Goal


The Utah Department of Transportation has an audacious goal. Zero fatalities. According to its website, “Zero Fatalities is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways.

Corporate-startup collaboration checklist

The Future Shapers

Partnering between two different size companies will never be easy, regardless of how much they need each other. The success of a collaboration depends on one hand on mutual understanding and on the other hand on thoroughly preparing before signing on the proverbial dotted line.

The Tech Industry Can Be An Accelerator for Change. Here's How

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Instead of focusing entirely on company cultures and HR practices, we need to put our tech to better use. Technology

How AARP is Pivoting Innovation in 2020 and Investing in Startups

Innovation Leader

At Innovation Leader’s recent online event for nonprofit organizations, Andy Miller of AARP discussed how his team helps build an innovative culture that permeates the organization — and how they’re making new investments in startups

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.

10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading


For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean - Lean manufacturing, Lean enterprise, Lean thinking, etc.


#1,730 – Dog Fitness Tracker

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I used to be obsessed with my Fitbit and making sure that I got at least 10,000 steps everyday. So much so that I even lead my department to a first place finish in our team step challenge at work last year!

The future of AI in sports for players, broadcasters and fans

The Future Shapers

To some, the very notion of Artificial Intelligence may seem like a novelty- especially sport, but it is here to stay and will play an increased role in how we all watch and experience our favourite teams and events.?Deltatre’s Deltatre’s Head of Innovation, Pietro Marini, shares his predictions.

Why Underinvesting in Innovation is Riskier Than Ever

Innovation Leader

As the world grapples with the current public health crisis and its long-tail impacts on society and the economy, many CEOs and their boards of directors are looking for reasons not to invest in innovation. That’s riskier than ever, contends Ali Geramian, a Managing Director at KPMG LLP

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.

Re-imagining Your Brand Experience after Covid-19


You’ve heard of virtual hugs. What about shadow hugs? I won’t be demonstrating shadow hugs on Tuesday’s free Jumpstart Your Business Operations webinar.

Training on the Future of Work

Learn more about the future of work and how your organization can receive personalized innovative FOW training or workshops. Many wonder what exactly the future of work will look like, especially in a constantly changing post-2020 pandemic landscape.

An office working revolution?

The Future Shapers

The world as we know it has changed and we have but no choice to change with it. There are various reports that institutions are not going to let more than approximately 30% of staff back into offices over the next 12-18 months.

Stop Trying to ‘Bounce Back’ to Normal

Innovation Leader

Rather than trying to restore all of the activities from February 2020 in the US, we should be thinking about how to “bounce forward” toward something new

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.

Mitigating risk with a balanced innovation portfolio

Innovation 360 Group

Interdependency. Assume that you have a number of projects that you want to execute, and you have a number of resources that can be used to execute them (resources such as innovation managers, or programmers).

Robotic Process Automation: what changes with the automation process


These activities can include queries, calculations, record-keeping and transactions. But this quick explanation is too little to understand the revolutionary power of this concept. So keep reading.

Learn why the pandemic should not disrupt your strategic management.

Focused Momentum

Mid-year usually is the time to review progress against goals, and update your strategic thinking, given new changes to your plan assumptions. Is a mid-year check-in against plans relevant given the sweeping changes we are experiencing with this global pandemic?

How R&D Keeps the CPG Industry on the Cutting-Edge

Innovation Leader

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) describes any product that requires routine replacement — from personal care to food. No matter the item, companies in this space have to create new offerings that shoppers will buy again and again. To find out how big bets empower the process, we talked to Ranjani

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.”

What we have learned about testing business models

The BMI Lab Blog

Two new products/solutions out of three fail to meet customer expectations. A superior business model is the base of sustainable business success.

Embrace Diversity & Inclusion with Intentionality

Tullio Siragusa

Embrace Diversity & Inclusion with Intentionality. Diversity at the workplace implies an organization that employs a diverse team of people that directly reflects the society in which it exists and operates. True diversity entails identifying all of the elements that makes us distinctive from one another and respecting and appreciating what makes each of us unique in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and nationality.

#1,736 – Cancel Everything

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I am a die-hard baseball fan. Borderline obsessed. I literally moved to Arizona to be closer to Spring Training. And I am adamant about one key point: under no circumstances, in any shape or form, should there be a major league baseball season this year. It’s asinine.

The Future of 3D Printing in a Post-COVID World


Of the many procedural and technological changes in manufacturing over the past few decades, 3D printing is one of the more futuristic concepts to emerge.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.