2021

Why Finland Has the Best Education System in the World

Idea Champions

The school I want to begin

This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

Idea to Value

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well).

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The art of “Back Casting” needs care

Paul Hobcraft

Backcasting is a planning method that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present. The fundamentals of the method were outlined by John B. Robinson from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

The Double-Handed Approach to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Most new products and services are developments or combinations of existing offerings. But just adding features can lead to a product overloaded with ‘feature bloat’ Instead try giving with one hand and taking away with the other.

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.

Why We Are Beset With Conspiracy Theories (And How To Fix It)

Digital Tonto

In a nutshell, the function conspiracy theories play is to explain things that we don’t otherwise understand and feel out of our control. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the age of Covid has. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What is Brainstorming?

Pondr

Because brainstorming is basically coming up with ideas to find solutions, it is a process we do everyday. We are always solving problems and moving between conflict and resolution - often without even thinking about it.

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Exago and New Whys join forces in the Saudi Arabia innovation market

Exago

Sharing the vision to enable and empower people innovation in organisations, New Whys is the latest partner to join EPIC – the Exago Partners Innovation Community.

Thinking about innovation and strategy

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked several times lately to write about, or perhaps more specifically, to opine about, innovation strategy.

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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The Top 25 Most Influential Innovators

Innovation Leader

2020 was a brutal year that separated a few forward-looking companies that continued to invest in innovation from the rest of the pack. From mRNA vaccines to streaming services to commercial spaceflight, here’s our list of the Top 25 Most Influential Innovators working inside big organizations

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 Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture

InnovationManagement

In this article by Jeff DeGraff, he presents the four types of innovative cultures and four best practices for building a culture of innovation. The post The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Podcast S4E94: Cyndi Burnett – Creativity in education

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Cyndi Burnett, Director at Creativityandeducation.com. We speak about what it takes to bring creativity into homes and classrooms.

Designing Unique Workshops is hard work

Paul Hobcraft

Finding opportunities for Innovation and Growth is hard work. It is the value of having good, interactive, highly particpative workshops breaks much of those initial barriers to allow the hard work to begin in a more cohesive and collaborative way.

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Harness the Random with this Method

Destination Innovation

The use of chance is a key element in lateral thinking. How can you deliberately introduce chance into your creative thinking? The Random Word method is very good. Here is another brainstorm method for you to try – Roll the Dice.

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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

The Digital Era Is Over. Long Live Innovation!

Digital Tonto

We tend to assume that we’ll notice when something important is afoot, but that’s rarely the case. The truth is that the next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all. It doesn’t. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

A Guide to Innovation Management Models and Theories

Pondr

Today we’ll be focusing on Innovation Management Models, which refers to the theories around how innovation gets organised, managed and implemented. This area of innovation research is such a vast and varied landscape, with countless philosophies and concepts to draw from and acquaint yourself with

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

IdeaScale

What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. It seems like new innovation types arrive at the scene all of the time, leaving people reaching for Google to get up to speed.

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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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

What shapes your thinking?

Jeffrey Phillips

There's a famous saying, attributed to Marshall McLuhan, who is reported to have said - we shape our tools, and then our tools shape us. Supposedly Churchill said something similar, only about buildings. I think what was attributed to McLuhan is true - we shape our tools, and then they shape us.

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All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Leanstack

Getting to product/market fit (aka the inflection point in the hockey-stick curve when a product's traction starts rapidly growing) is one of the most significant milestones for a startup.

PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer on Embracing Failure

Innovation Leader

Maruo Porcini, PepsiCo’s first-ever Chief Design Officer, offers insight on the intersections of innovation and design, methods for getting to the root of customer needs

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Business Model Disruption: MrBeast vs McDonalds

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly disruptive year for the restaurant industry with losses of over $240B in the US market alone. Supply chains have been cut, the way people consume and order food has been turned upside down by the pandemic.

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.

Podcast S4E96: Jeff DeGraff – Mastering the 6 skills of the creative mindset

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we welcome back the Dean of Innovation, Dr Jeff DeGraff, who has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 companies to improve their innovation programs. We speak about how to cultivate a creative mindset.

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

Write Your Future News Report

Destination Innovation

Image by Neven Divkovic from Pixabay. If you are planning a major change, a big initiative, a new product launch or something really innovative then try writing a future news story. Imagine that the project has been a surprisingly big success.

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The Humility Principle

Digital Tonto

We rarely fully understand the consequences of the actions we take. We live in a world not of linear cause and effect, but complex ecosystems in which even our best laid plans touch of a complex web. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

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.

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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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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One constant and one big change to consider in your business

Jeffrey Phillips

David Bowie sang a song about change called Changes. He spoke about the need to change - to "face the strange" - and find a new reality. Another band - Rush - talked about change as well. In their song Tom Sawyer, they wrote that "changes aren't permanent, but change is".

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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!