October, 2021

Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

I recently wrote a post, “ Affordability versus Sustainability – a cause to be addressed.” ” That post looked at the shifts that I felt were underway in moving from a society that accepts where it is heading in expecting “affordability” is changing.

Podcast S6E136: Kaiser Yang – Crack the innovation Code

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Kaiser Yang, Founder of Platypus Labs and author of the upcoming innovation book Crack the Code: 8 Surprising Keys to unlock innovation. We speak about what it takes to apply creativity to build successful innovations.

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How Open-Minded Are You? Quick Quiz.

Destination Innovation

Image by Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay. Almost everyone considers that they are open-minded and receptive to new ideas. But in reality it is very easy to fall into a rut where we cling to our own entrenched concepts of the world and subconsciously reject notions which might disturb our views.

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3 Management Myths That We Desperately Need To Unlearn

Digital Tonto

Mark Twain is reported to have said, “It's not what you don't know that kills you, it's what you know for sure that ain't true.” Ignorance of facts is easily remedied. We can read books, watch. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

The White House Seeks Ideas on the Equitable Delivery of Services

IdeaScale

Overview: A broad number of perspectives are crucial to high-quality innovation and the delivery of basic services.

How to Create a Seamless Hybrid Work Environment - Inpixon

Leon Papkoff

What are the considerations when achieving a truly hybrid workplace versus the traditional workplace of yesterday

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What do you see?

Idea to Value

Look straight in front of you. What do you see? You might be surprised by what you don’t see. Do you see the transparent outline of your nose? Oh yes, now you see it. It was there the whole time. But you haven’t noticed it for days, months or even years.

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Ten Tips on How to Approach a Difficult Conversation

Destination Innovation

Sometimes you have to have a difficult conversation. You may have to reprimand someone, fire someone, end a relationship or tell bad news. Most people approach these interactions with trepidation. Let’s look at a couple of bad approaches and then some tips on how to do it better.

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Why corporate innovation is harder than a startup

Jeffrey Phillips

Since innovation is a difficult and often misunderstood word, or perhaps just because it is used to mean different things in different contexts, it can be difficult to understand why innovation at an entrepreneurial company or a startup is different from innovation in a corporation.

Innovating During and Post-Crisis: How to Keep the Momentum

IdeaScale

Although the pandemic results have been catastrophic in many ways, it’s important to remember that massive periods of transformation also pave the way for innovation. Around 90% of executives say they expect the pandemic to change the way they do business for at least five years.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

How the Value Prop Canvas Tool Can Speed Up Innovation

Leapfrogging

As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and organizations to help guide innovation initiatives and business strategies.

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Why We Need To Invest In An Innovation Economy

Digital Tonto

The Cold War was fundamentally different from any conflict in history. It was, to be sure, less over land, blood and treasure than it was about ideas. Communist countries believed that their ideology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Podcast S6E135: Genein Letford – Intercultural Creativity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Genein Letford, award-winning speaker, best-selling author and corporate trainer on creative thinking and Intercultural Creativity.

Society 2045 Future of Workplaces

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045 Future of Workplaces. This past summer, Society 2045 had a series of interviews with change makers seeking to improve the way society works. One of our guest speakers was Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member of Silicon Valley Alliances.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The cost of innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

For many years, in writing this blog, and in leading innovation projects for my clients, I tried to advocate for the benefits of innovation. After all, as the saying goes, sell the sizzle, not the steak.

Crowdsourcing During a Pandemic and Different Innovation Roles

IdeaScale

Overview: In 2017, Davidson College redesigned its innovation program for more transparency, engagement, and democracy. The process was designed to bring in and launch as many ideas as possible, built on the IdeaScale platform.

Use this White Space Innovation Tool to Supercharge Your Innovation Efforts

Leapfrogging

Over the last two decades, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most innovative business leaders to help develop innovative solutions and services for companies big and small.

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To Achieve Real Change, First Anticipate And Overcome Resistance

Digital Tonto

Any change, if it is important and potentially impactful, is going to encounter fierce resistance. As Saul Alinsky noted, every revolution inspires its own counter-revolution. That’s why nearly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

Ideas are worth nothing without execution

Idea to Value

I often tell my clients and students that ideas are priceless. Because you cannot put a price on an idea. When it comes to creative ideas, they need to be executed. If an idea just stays in your mind, or the mind of anyone else, it has no value and can make no impact.

The Most Powerful Skill You Can Develop Is To Get Inside The Minds of Other People

Game-Changer

Professor X , from the X-Men is not considered the most powerful mutant. But to me, he is because he has the most powerful superpower of all: the ability to read people’s minds.

Book Review - Built to Innovate by Ben Bensaou

Jeffrey Phillips

Since I am an innovation consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies to build innovation capacity, and I regularly blog on this site about innovation topics, I often have the opportunity to review new books about innovation.

Why Innovation Teams Need Prioritization Frameworks

IdeaScale

Innovation is the driver of societal progress. Without it, stakeholders and organizations alike aren’t able to improve their conditions. However, “innovation” in itself is a hard concept to grasp. What counts as “innovative,” and why?

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 Six Pillars of Innovation Culture

InnovationManagement

Every year, IdeaScale asks our customers what their main priorities are for the coming year, and without fail one of the top two priorities is to create a culture of innovation.

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Digital Tonto

I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know many genuine changemakers over the years. Both of my books, in their own way, explored the question of what makes these people different. How are they. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Give your team a compass, not a map

Idea to Value

I just had a great discussion with Kaiser Yang (look out for the upcoming podcast interview ), and he told me about the value of compasses for innovation teams. As a leader, sometimes you may encounter team members who look to you for the exact answers.

The Most Powerful Leadership Move For Developing Other Leaders

Game-Changer

What is the main challenge new, inexperienced leaders have? As new Managers, most everyone has a hard time adjusting to the new job because as a Manager, you don’t make the cake anymore; you supervise the making of the cake.

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.

37 Digital Tools for Running Business Experiments

Strategyzer

There are so many tools out there for running business experiments online. It can be a little bit daunting to orient yourself. So here are 9 experiments from Testing Business Ideas by David Bland and Alex Osterwalder, along with 37 digital tools to get you started.

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How to Solicit Employee Ideas Using the IdeaScale Platform

IdeaScale

Overview: IdeaScale’s platform serves as the foundation for employee engagement around innovation, allowing you to build on it in any way that works best for you.

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Where do Ideas Come from?

Rmukesh Gupta

I was recently speaking to a group of students about how can we learn to be creative on-demand and was asked this question. The student asked is there a way we can categorise all the different ways we can come up with a creative idea. This is another way of asking – Where do Ideas come from?

Round Robin Brainstorming Technique: What It Is & How to Use It

InnovationTraining.org

Find out what the round robin brainstorming technique is and how to utilize it below. We’ve talked about brainstorming and ideation many times before, and that’s because it is an essential part of the innovation and design thinking process.

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.