2024

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The Law of Artificial Intelligence: The 8th Law of Nature

IdeaScale

Introduction: What is innovation? Solving problems? Creating solutions? Sometimes there is no problem. Innovation is everything all around us. It is existentialism. This is why I say that innovation is nothing more than the laws of nature.

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Was this the Worst Decision in History?

Destination Innovation

Bayezid II was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1491 to 1512. He worked hard to govern fairly and gained the epithet of “Bayezid the Just” When in 1492, Spain expelled its Jewish and Muslim populations, Bayezid sent the his navy to evacuate them safely to Ottoman lands. He proclaimed that the refugees were to be welcomed. But he did make one far reaching and ultimately catastrophic decision.

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Jack Welch’s GE Was The Wrong Model To Take From The 90s. Lou Gerstner’s IBM Is The Right One

Digital Tonto

When Jack Welch was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine in 1999, it was still unclear what his legacy was going to be. Yet all the success belied serious problems rumbling underneath the surface. Welch increased profits largely by “financializing” the firm. Innovation languished. Yet perhaps the greatest indictment of Welch is those he chose to carry on his legacy.

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The great miscalculation–and exit–of multinationals in Africa… again

Christensen Institute

Deja vu. In 2015, many multinational companies exited Africa. Nestle cut staff across 21 countries and Barclays, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Eveready, and SABMiller retreated from different African markets they once believed had promise. The allure of Africa, particularly the widely referenced Africa rising narrative, was fading. The reasons the multinationals cited were all too familiar: failing or inexistent infrastructure, smaller than expected consumer market, struggling institutions, and corruption

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm of marketing potential!

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All Business Strategies Fall into 4 Categories

Harvard Business Review

The problem with strategy frameworks is that although they can help you determine whether an opportunity is attractive or whether a given strategy is likely to work, they generally don’t help you in the task of identifying the opportunity or crafting the strategy in the first place. This article introduces a framework, built on an in-depth analysis of the creativity literature, that aims to fill that gap by providing a systematic approach to identifying potential strategies.

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2023

Innovation Excellence

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2023: Robyn Bolton Robyn M.

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Many Employees Fear Being Replaced by AI — Here's How to Integrate It Into Your Business Without Scaring Them.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

There's no need to convince employees of the merits of artificial intelligence — just show them they are about to become more relevant, not less.

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Emergent Leadership

Rmukesh Gupta

Leaders must adopt emergent leadership in a rapidly changing world with new workforce expectations, technological advancements, and increasing competition. Becoming intentional, aware, and capable of sense-making is key, alongside viewing actions as experiments and monitoring for unintended consequences, thus necessitating continuous dynamic adaptation and a cultural shift away from rigid planning towards empowerment and engagement.

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4 Questions Worth Asking on International Women’s Day

Planview

Nearly 115 years ago, Clara Zetkin set a vision: that every country, every year, would celebrate women on the same day. The group that Zetkin rallied in Copenhagen then — about 100 passionate women from 17 countries — has grown exponentially. In fact, International Women’s Day (IWD) is now an official holiday in more than 25 countries, with thousands of marches, debates, concerts, and talks taking place each year.

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The Road to Innovation: Capricorn’s Idea Management Journey in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Qmarkets

Cooperation. Collaboration. Mutual support. These are important qualities at any organization, but at Capricorn they have a special significance. Founded in the mid ‘70s by a handful of Australian service station owners working together to increase their purchasing power with major oil companies, today the organization is a 27,000-strong member-based cooperative supporting businesses in the automotive aftermarket industry in Australia and New Zealand.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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What is the Decision-Making Process? Definition, Steps, Examples, and Ethical Process

IdeaScale

What is the Decision-Making Process? The decision-making process is defined as a systematic approach to making choices or selecting a course of action among several alternatives. It involves several steps, which can vary depending on the context, complexity, and significance of the decision.

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Revolutionizing the Deal-Making Landscape: yet2’s 11 Deals in a Single Month

Yet2

One of the ways we measure our success is through getting our clients to a deal with the companies we scout on their behalf. Last month, yet2 broke the record for deals in a single month with 11 deals in February 2024. To Compare: Looking back at 2022 , we set a new record for deals. Compared to 2021, we increased our deal count by 60%, and compared to 2020, we saw a whopping 140% increase.

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There Is No Formula For Success. We Need To Prepare For Luck.

Digital Tonto

The French writer Albert Camus believed our existence was absurd. He compared the human condition to Sisyphus, the mythical Greek king condemned to roll a boulder uphill, only to see it roll back down, for eternity. Incredibly, Camus imagines Sisyphus, returning to his labors at the foot of the mountain, as happy, having found meaning in his task. That is the nature of existential rebellion, to find meaning for yourself in a universe that provides none.

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The literacy and numeracy revolution happening in Malawi

Christensen Institute

With a GDP per capita of approximately $555 and annual national government expenditure per person at $109 , Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. This means spending on virtually everything in Malawi is low, including education. Even though Malawi spent almost 23% of total government expenditure on education from 2017-2019, this amounted to just $52 per capita.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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You Need New Skills to Make a Career Pivot. Here’s How to Find the Time to Build Them.

Harvard Business Review

With any significant change in your career comes the need for new skills. But that’s even more true when you want a radical career change. In these situations, it’s going to take more than listening to a few webinars to build the knowledge you need get to where you want to go. You must set aside a significant amount of time for self-directed learning, formal training, or even a second job to gain the skills for the big leap.

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Difference Between Customer Experience Perception and Reality

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken This is an important topic that every CEO, business owner, leader, manager, and supervisor must understand. When it comes to customer service and customer experience (CX), there is a difference between perception and reality.

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Managing Product Portfolios with AI | Sopheon

Sopheon

InnovationOps is the way of the future for any organization intent on efficient, repeatable and scalable innovation. By bringing together culture, ways of working, people and products, companies can operationalize innovation and bring every team member together under an overarching goal.

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As a Black Woman CEO, I Built a Remote Company Not Just to Save Money — But to Mirror My Commitment to Diversity. Here's How.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

To fuel innovation and global success, you absolutely need diverse perspectives — and having team members all across the world with varying thought processes, life experiences and viewpoints is the key.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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The Rule of Thirds

Rmukesh Gupta

In one of her interviews, Olympian, author and film maker Alexi Pappas shares what she learnt from her coach – The Rule of Thirds. According to the rule, if we are pursuing a worthy goal, a third of the time we are in pursuit we should feel great, a third of the time, we should feel ok and a third of the time we should feel bad. If the proportion of the time we feel great, ok and bad is around the same, we are on track.

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People Make the Difference: A Day in the Life of Elisabetta, Director of Global Localization 

Planview

In many organizations, there are individuals whose contributions remain largely behind the scenes but are pivotal to a company’s success. One of the many people who fit that description at Planview is Elisabetta, our Director of Global Localization. Elisabetta’s role embodies the essence of “people make the difference.” As the head of a team that helps ensure our words resonate seamlessly with international audiences, Elisabetta brings people together from across the company to achieve one purpo

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Qmarkets and Arable Ventures Launch Partnership to Provide Combined Corporate Venturing Software & Consultancy Services

Qmarkets

A new partnership between Qmarkets and New York-based innovation and venture strategy firm Arable Ventures will provide a specialized innovation solution for enterprises across North America comprising both strategic consultancy services and dedicated software. Qmarkets works with consulting partners around the globe in order to offer localized support and strategic guidance to its customers wherever they are situated.

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Practicing Detachment: A Pathway to Fostering Sustainable Growth

Faisal Hoque

Detachment is not about disconnecting from the world; it's about finding inner peace amidst chaos, and embracing change with grace.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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How to Identify Weak Signals in Real-Time | ITONICS

ITONICS

Innovation teams face the challenge of constantly tracking and monitoring emerging trends and technologies, and other early signals relevant to their business. In the following, you'll learn some essential steps to help your team identify innovation opportunities and risks faster to stay ahead of the curve.

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There Are Things That Machines Can’t Do (And Never Will)

Digital Tonto

For the past century or so, the most reliable path to success has been the ability to retain information and manipulate numbers. That’s what gained entrance into the most prestigious schools and led to a career at a prestigious firm. Yet the reason that information processing has been so highly valued is precisely because humans are so bad at it. Today’s super-powered algorithms can mine vast stores of information and then express that information in writing, images, even sound and film.

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Transforming existing schools is an exercise in futility

Christensen Institute

The need to transform our K–12 schools grows more pressing each day. But here’s the hard truth: transforming existing schools is nearly impossible. The primary obstacle? Value networks. What is a value network ? It’s the environment that an organization exists within—the external entities that provide key resources and define the rules for staying in business.

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How to Present to an Audience That Knows More Than You

Harvard Business Review

What happens when you have to give a presentation to an audience that might have some professionals who have more expertise on the topic than you do? While it can be intimidating, it can also be an opportunity to leverage their deep and diverse expertise in service of the group’s learning. And it’s an opportunity to exercise some intellectual humility, which includes having respect for other viewpoints, not being intellectually overconfident, separating your ego from your intellect, and being wi

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Preparing the Next Generation for a Post-Digital Age

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do long division.

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Aligning product development and manufacturing | Sopheon

Sopheon

It’s a simple but common truth: teams that don’t collaborate and communicate won’t consistently innovate. Innovation at scale requires open channels of dialogue to ensure speed and accuracy, but that can’t happen when teams work in silos — especially when it’s between product development and manufacturing. These two teams are integral to product success, and they must leverage each other's expertise and perspectives, which can negatively impact innovation and problem-solving capabilities.

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I Moved My 80-Person Company to a 4-Day Workweek Even Though It's Against the Industry Norm. Here's Why We'll Never Go Back.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Dominic Tremblay and his partner Ludwig Ciupka are co-founders of TUX, a creative agency that introduced a 4-day workweek. Read more about the model's success.

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Turning Status Quo into Your Ally

Rmukesh Gupta

I recently read a blog post by Seth Godin titled, “The four cohorts of the status quo“ It reminded of the fact that as leaders, we need to understand the concept of status quo, how to leverage it and deal with it, as appropriate. This ability to not allow status quo to hinder our pursuits is a high leverage or impact skill for any leader.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene