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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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The White House Seeks Ideas on the Equitable Delivery of Services


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


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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! ]].

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.

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.

Society 2045 Achieving Harmony Through the Connection Practice

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045 Achieving Harmony Through the Connection Practice. What has been overlooked for many years gained importance during the current pandemic: mental health. Being stuck in homes has hampered many people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

Being Too Focused on the Test is Dangerous

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Like most premeds, I got into medical school, mostly, because I am good at taking standardized tests, I can memorize lots of information , I had some cultural and economic advantages and I knew what … Continue reading → education Entrepreneurship Healthcare edupreneurship

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Critical Considerations During the DMAIC Measure Phase


Organizations turn to the Six Sigma business methodology to reduce variation, eliminate defects, and make operations more efficient and effective. One of the cornerstones of Six Sigma is the DMAIC process improvement cycle. DMAIC stands for define, measure, analyze, improve, and control.


Our 7 Favorite Newsletters

The BMI Lab Blog

Newsletters have been around for many many years. Probably even for hundreds of years. With the rise of email marketing in the early 2000’s, sending news updates and other information became more common.

10 Clever Ways to Stop Ideation Bullies from Hogging Your Brainstorming Sessions

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky Whether you’re responsible for digital transformation or just trying to improve a product, process or marketing program, coming up with ideas is almost always an important part of success.

If we can Turn Deserts into Forests, what else can we do?

Rmukesh Gupta

I recently stumbled onto a blog that talks about how some people have figured out how to transform a barren desert into a lush, lively forest ecosystem. And it seems that the process is not very difficult. This has been done in China, India, Africa.

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.

How to Sell Your Idea Internally


We all know the stories of managers who far too often dismiss the ideas of their employees. When we seem to get more “no”, than “yes”, we tend to blame the leadership, or perhaps the organizational culture. But there’s more to rejected ideas than meets the eye.

The Formula for Successful Strategy Deployment


When you're thinking about rolling out Strategy Deployment in your organization, it can be intimidating to know exactly where to start, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to set yourself up for success right from the beginning.

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Importance of Long-Term Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Scientists studying data from Mars recently found that the red planet may have oceans worth of water embedded in its crust in addition to the ice caps at its poles.

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Being a Leader is not a Position, it is a Decision

Rmukesh Gupta

This short image by Jessica Hagy reminded me of what leadership is all about and what it is not. It is not about authority. It is not about position. It is not about power. It is not about the “LEADER” It is about making a decision.

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!

Embracing contradictions

The Future Shapers

COVID-19 demonstrated that leading and managing with contradictions requires managing within the paradoxical nature of inter-connection, and participation is a leadership competency requirement.

Best Practices for Strengthening University-Industry Partnerships


yet2 ‘s CEO, Tim Bernstein , presented the keynote address in the “CEOs Session on Industry Academia Interconnect” at IEEMA’s DigiElecBharat conference. The conference is focused on innovation in the electrical industry in India.

the dangerous and radical and disruptive are squashed


You are an innovator – and you are proud to be an innovator. You pride yourself on listening to your customer’s desires and building products which do just that. The only problem is: your customer’s job-to-be-done is not aligned with your company’s job-to-be-done.

Episode 065: Is It Creative to Copy Others?

Innovation in Practice

The title of this episode reveals the question on many of our minds: is it creative to copy someone else’s idea? At first glance, that wouldn’t seem very creative. If you were to take someone’s idea and claim it as your own, few would label that “creativity.”.

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.

Effective Idea Management: How It Can Help Your Business


The thought of missing a great idea or simply letting an opportunity-rich concept slip through the cracks too early on in the innovation process is one that keeps innovators everywhere awake at night. Effective idea management offers a systematic and structured approach to remedy these concerns.

Microsoft's Study on Remote Work and Collaboration

Michael Roberto

Source: Stanford Professor Bob Sutton recently posted a link to a fascinating piece of research by Microsoft regarding the shift to remote work.

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What is a “Useful Belief” that can help you Move Forward Today?

Rmukesh Gupta

The amazing Lisa O’Neill recommended that I read the book “Useful Belief” a couple of weeks ago in a session that she was hosting.