July, 2021

East meets West in understanding Innovation Cultural Orientation

Paul Hobcraft

East and West- the different meeting points in understanding. I lived for about fifteen years in Asia and the before, and in the in-between period, I travelled around the region a fair amount.

Anyone Can Have A Vision. Building Competence Is Often More Important

Digital Tonto

Plenty of people have visions. Elizabeth Holmes had one for Theranos, but its product was a fraud and the company failed. Many still believe in Uber’s vision of “gig economy” taxis, but even after. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How music streaming has transformed songwriting

Idea to Value

Few songwriters have creates as many memorable hits as Björn Ulvaeus. You might not immediately recognise his name, but you definitely know his band. In this interesting TEDx talk , Björn talks about his own experiences writing music.

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IdeaScale Integration With MS Teams Helps Streamline the Idea-Sharing Process

IdeaScale

IdeaScale now has a Teams integration that makes it simple to submit ideas straight from your chat. Here’s how it works.

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.

Why an Innovation Roadmap Tool is Still Key to Driving Your Long-Term Business Success

Leapfrogging

Over the last 25 years, I’ve spent thousands of hours and run hundreds of innovation sessions designed to help business executives across all industries to develop better strategies which will enable them to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to developing the most innovative products and services to serve their customers. ? .

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.

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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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Disruption is not a strategy

Idea to Value

If you ask a number of startups what they are hoping to achieve, undoubtedly you will encounter one that is going to “Disrupt” their industry. Disruption is what Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and the iPhone did to their industries. Disruption is cool. Disruption is sexy.

IM Award Lessons: Improving Customer Success Through Innovation

IdeaScale

Grant Thornton International, a Fortune 500 company, is a winner of the IdeaScale 2021 Innovation Management Award for Best Innovation.

How to Use the Innovation Matrix Template to Create New Products or Services for Your Business

Leapfrogging

Depending on your industry, size and company structure, driving innovation within your business can be a huge undertaking. Some companies are founded with innovation in mind, while others may have struggled to innovate from the very beginning.

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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.

Why Your Creativity Is Your Most Valuable Skill

Entrepreneur.com

Innovation has driven entrepreneurs throughout history, ranging from Leonardo Da Vinci to Elon Musk. Entrepreneurs

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 Prepare Your Organization For Transformation In A Post-COVID World

Digital Tonto

In Built to Last, management guru Jim Collins suggested that leaders should develop a “big hairy audacious goal” (BHAG) to serve as a unifying vision for their enterprise. He pointed to examples such. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

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 Design Thinking Promotes Innovation

IdeaScale

It’s well known that design thinking is a creative problem-solving process, which focuses on reaching solutions that were previously inaccessible. To the trained eye, this may ring a bell as a common goal of innovative thinking as well.

Where do You Stand on the Road to Innovation? Use the Innovation Matrix to Help Drive Your Next Innovation Initiative

Leapfrogging

A little self-awareness goes a long way. For most organizations struggling to innovate for their customers and in their markets, chances are there is a lack of genuine self-understanding and assessment around what’s getting in the way and why.

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The cost of delaying innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Right now, as we (hopefully) emerge from the COVID pandemic in late summer 2021, there is a real debate underway in a lot of corporations. The debate is about whether or not to fund innovation work, and if the decision is positive, how much to spend or invest in innovation.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

Visual source; [link]. We need to think about a choice-cascade integrative model for innovation. Often we fail to understand our role in contributing to innovation; we need a cascading effect.

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.

The Truth About Automation, Jobs And Prosperity

Digital Tonto

When we use machines to perform tasks formerly done by humans we unlock multiple effects. The most obvious, of course, is that somebody is out of a job, less obvious are how technology affects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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1000 True Fans

Idea to Value

As an artist, professional creative or entrepreneur, how many people need to buy your wares in order for you to make a living? 10,000? 1 million???

Help IdeaScale Identify the Future of Innovation

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is gathering trends to inform their view of the future of innovation. To do that, they are asking futurists, innovation leaders, entrepreneurs, and other forwarding-thinking business leaders to answer at least one of three questions in their Future of Innovation Campaign.

Innovation Funnel Management System: The Secret Tool to Drive Innovative Product Development in Your Business

Leapfrogging

There were over 200 different concepts for new products and services written on multi-colored post-its and stuck on every conceivable surface across the conference room in my client’s office. The innovation session had been going on for most of 2 days, yet the participants didn’t look tired.

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.

5 Examples of How Hard Times Breed the Most Impactful Innovations

Entrepreneur.com

Difficult challenges are sometimes the secret behind the best innovations. Innovation

Startup Unidos: Innovation Beyond Borders

Game-Changer

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephanie Bermudez , founder and CEO of Startup Unidos. She is a game-changer, and I believe you will learn a lot from our conversation. Startup Unidos sees challenges at the border as opportunities to address social and environmental justice.

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.

What is exponential growth in technology?

Idea to Value

Some technology seems to improve gradually over time, and continuously get incrementally better through small steps. We call this incremental innovation. But what about technology which seems to be improving at incredibly fast rates?

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.

Winpak Case Study: Connecting Employees Across Multiple Continents and Languages

IdeaScale

Overview: Winpak, a global packaging company, noticed that its innovation outreach efforts were limited to those who were able to attend at specific times and places and rarely from its 2,500 frontline workers.

How to Use the Jobs to be Done Tool to Better Understand Your Target Audience and Drive Innovation in Your Business

Leapfrogging

How do you develop innovative products and services which truly resonate with your customers?

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The Ever Adaptable Netflix

Adam Hartung

Pivoting is in Netflix' nature as a company. They anticipate and react to customer needs. Not all pundits get it! Entertainment Entrepreneurship Innovation Strategy Trends fedex netflix Reed Hastings UPS USPS value delivery system

Trust: The Foundation of Leadership

Game-Changer

How do you determine who you choose to follow? What plays into your decision? Sure, likeability is one thing. But the main thing is trust. Trust is the starting point for leading others; trust and leadership go hand in hand.

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.