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What is the ROI of Better Ideas?

IdeaScale

How much is an idea worth in terms of return on investment? It’s an intriguing question in part because it seems hard to measure.

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These 4 Paradigm Shifts Will Define The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

It is all too easy to get caught up in old paradigms. When progress is powered by chip performance and the increased capabilities of computer software, we tend to judge the future by those same. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Importance of Innovation | Continuous Improvement

Pondr

Innovation always responds to a recognized need or a void. When an idea is supported financially and formulated with the right technology, it has wings to fly.

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The 10 Minute rule from the founder of IKEA

Idea to Value

You can do so much in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10 -minute units, and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity. Source: Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA (Men’s Health – October 2017 Interview). Inspiratio

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Register Today for RIDG’s Return on Innovation: Webinar Series

Speaker: Michelle Royal, Founder of RIDG

Join RIDG's Chief Innovation Officer, Michelle Royal, for a free 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET. You’ll learn how to lead your business to a new frontier in a time of disruption and prepare for the future despite intense financial and mental constraints of a pandemic. This is the first webinar of a three-part series on how innovation produces higher profits and happier people. RIDG helps companies make strategic financial decisions and empowers their teams to grow the business.

FirstBank leveraging digital innovations to thrive amidst the pandemic

Exago

FirstBank being the premier Bank in West Africa has lived up to its reputation as a brand of strength and dynamism. We have made laudable digital and technological investments over the years that positioned us to tackle the attendant hitches of the pandemic and adapt to the new normal seamlessly.

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How Can Small Ideas Have a Big Impact?

IdeaScale

Innovation is often seen as stemming from a ground-breaking change. Someone has a big idea, develops it into a familiar product, and the rest is history. This, however, isn’t always the case. Some innovations derive from small ideas.

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Podcast S5E104: Adii Pienaar – Building Life Profitability

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with South African serial entrepreneur Adii Pienaar about Life Profitability.

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FREE EBOOK | The 4 things business leaders looking to innovate need to know right now

Exago

Almost a year since the pandemic hit us, it would be naïve to still perceive digital transformation and business innovation as ‘nice-to-haves’. The vaccination wave brings new hope for economic recovery, yet many businesses are looking at a tough year ahead.

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Measuring Innovation - The Ultimate Guide to Innovation Management KPIs | Innovation Management

Pondr

You may be familiar with the term KPI (Key Performance Indicator), which is used to study how well a business is achieving its goals through a measurable value. A KPI is something you use across all levels of an organisation to evaluate targets.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take an 8-Hour Shower Each Week: The Benefits of Creative Time

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Scheduling entrepreneurial creative time is important. Take some time to stop running your business, and focus on generating new ideas. Habits of Highly Productive Teams

Firefighters prevent innovation

Idea to Value

In many companies, there are employees known for their ability to fix problems. They are colloquially referred to as “firefighters”, because they are constantly putting out fires around the business.

FREE EBOOK | The 4 things business leaders looking to innovate need to know right now

Exago

Almost a year since the pandemic hit us, it would be naïve to still perceive digital transformation and business innovation as ‘nice-to-haves’. The vaccination wave brings new hope for economic recovery, yet many businesses are looking at a tough year ahead.

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Member Spotlight: Lisa Rothstein, Drawing Out Your Genius

Innovation Leader

Lisa Rothstein of Drawing Out Your Genius, discusses visual thinking, the importance of communicating ideas, and how anyone can learn to draw

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!

5 Root Cause Analysis Techniques to Breakthrough Barriers

Kainexus

A root cause analysis is a structured method for finding the underlying causes of process problems and undesirable outcomes. Root cause analysis is a core problem-solving technique used by organizations dedicated to continuous improvement.

Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

Idea to Value

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA’s latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars.

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#2,157 – Dating Profile Generator

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Perhaps one of the reasons why I’m still single is that my dating profiles aren’t up to par. Would a funnier approach serve me better? Or maybe I need to add in more movie quotes? Either way, it’s clear that I need help. Thankfully.

Discovery Sprint: A Free 12-week program for Startups

Strategyzer

If you are an ambitious and early-stage startup, with a dedicated team, a promising idea and the hopes of finding a scalable business model, this post is for you! Strategyzer News

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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.

16 Questions to Ask on Your First (or Next) Gemba Walk

Kainexus

Toyota Chairman Fujio Cho gave a brilliantly simple description of what to do on a Gemba walk. "Go Go see, ask why, show respect," he said. That’s it in a nutshell. During a Gemba walk, supervisors and leaders go to the place where work is done (the Gemba).

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The Connection Between Positive Change and Workplace Fulfilment

Idea to Value

Amidst Zoom meetings, sales reports, trend analysis, and fighting to keep up with the competition, it’s easy to overlook workplace fulfilment on the never-ending list of tasks required to run your business.

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The currency of the 21st century

The Future Shapers

Why should you care about trust in the workplace? Because if trust is not given attention and a culture of distrust start to form, it has the power to expedite or erode performance, profitability and productivity.

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How Tyson’s CTO Is Using Big Data to Forecast COVID Spread

Innovation Leader

Because food distribution was labeled an essential business, Tyson Foods never shut down any of its plants. Right at the start of the pandemic — as early as January — Scott Spradley and his team began analyzing data to predict how infection might spread within them

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.

#2,152 – 2021 Trends Report

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I’ve always wanted to come up with a trends report similar to the famous Internet trends report put out annually by Mary Meeker but I never got around to it.

In a Digital World, Protect your Most Valuable Asset: Ideas

Daniel Burrus

These days, data has become more valuable in our economy than oil. There have been many discussions about the individual value of your personal data, how to protect it and even who owns it. But what about your intellectual property as an entrepreneur or business leader within an organization?

In search of novelty – The use of deliberate metaphors

The Future Shapers

In the search for bold and novel ideas, most professionals get stuck. Metaphors help you to get unstuck by breaking the natural tendency to rely on one’s pre-conceived patterns and beliefs. Metaphors enable our brains to sort and recombine information in new ways to create unexpected associations.

5 Items for a Good Ideation Session

Inspiring Next

Really? Out-Of-The-Box ideation still needs a well-boxed upfront planning, an expert facilitator, and a disciplined approach to post processing. Planning an Ideation Session involves these steps.

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.

What Matters in Innovation — Feb. 26, 2021

Innovation Leader

What mattered in innovation this week? Innovation Leader’s Scott Kirsner, Derisk CEO Alex Slawsby, and CIC Captains of Innovation’s Carrie Allen share

What are microservices, and how do they work?

mjvinnovation

Imagine the following situation: you are assigned to move a large stone from one side of the room to another. You can do it in two different ways, right? First: move the stone all at once, making a massive and time-consuming effort.

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#2,156 – Hill Batteries

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

You wouldn’t want to turn a molehill into a mountain but in the future you will want to turn a hill into a giant battery. That’s the hope at least of a new company. Fast Company explains: “A U.K.-based