Trending Questions

InnovationManagement

What is a trend, and other questions answered by Sébastien Van Laere, Co-founder of Superframe, an agency using insight and foresight to develop brand-, innovation- and business strategy for some of the biggest global brands. The post Trending Questions appeared first on InnovationManagement.

The problem with trend spotting

Jeffrey Phillips

I am a huge fan of trend spotting and scenario planning. Most companies simply do not understand the insight and the power that developing and interpreting trends and scenarios can provide. Yet far too many companies don't do enough trend spotting and scenario development.

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Which Trends Can You Trust?

Daniel Burrus

Mention the word “trend” in a group setting and you’ll find that most will shrug it off, the reason being that the word “trend” has a negative connotation to it, causing trends to be considered untrustworthy. I refer to those as Soft Trends. Trends Are Short-Lived.

Top 5 Innovation Trends in 2019

Rocketspace

So, what are the five top innovation trends that will mark 2019, and where should businesses be placing their bets? corporate innovation strategy corporate innovation services blog innovation trends 2019 innovation trends80% of executives think their current business models are at risk to be disrupted in the near future and 84% say their future success is extremely dependent on innovation.

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Join Logi Analytics as they explore new survey findings and trends. The latest trends and future landscape of the embedded space. Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity.

10 Disruptive Trends for 2020

Leapfrogging

Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Predictable Wildcards – Unforeseen disruptions are now an inherent part of life, instilling the need for “responsive strategy” – the continous process of trend scanning, scenario planning, and trial-and-error testing of business models based on the disruptive trends occurring in the external world. Innovation business strategy disruption fintech innovation trends

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Podcast S4E69: Daniel Burrus – Seeing the future and knowing the trends that will come true

Idea to Value

We speak about the difference of hard trends ( that will definitely happen) and soft trends (assumptions, that might happen or might not) , and using the principles of hard trends to guide your innovation efforts. 00:09:00 – The three types of hard trends.

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7 Global Food Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Food and AgTech food technology trends 2019 food tech trendsThe global food market is blazing. Last year was a golden year for food tech startups. According to PitchBook, 2018 set a decade-high record for VC investment in the space with food startups such as unicorn DoorDash and Instacart valued at $4.4B.

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3 Retail Trends Shaping the World in 2020

Rocketspace

corporate innovation services blog Chinese retail trends retail trends 2019 retail trends 2020 retail technology trends the future of retailThe future of retail is unfolding before our eyes. Nike recently introduced a subscription model for children’s tennis shoes. Alibaba’s Freshippo markets defined the potential of offline-to-online user experience while also dedicating over 40% of retail space for dining and cooking classes.

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How Amazon Used Trends to Buy MGM for Free

Adam Hartung

Amazon earned up so much "trend value" from anticipating trends that they bought MGM, essentially for free. Innovation Investing Software Strategy Trends amazon e-commerce trend trend value walmart

#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.

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Anticipatory Leaders and Accelerated Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

Hard Trends and the Pandemic. These leaders also know that technology-driven Hard Trends have all dramatically accelerated during the global pandemic. Once again, this is where Hard Trends in technology helps.

How has COVID-19 Accelerated Trends in Customer Service?

InnovationManagement

To survive, businesses need to adapt by accelerating customer service trends that already exist. . The post How has COVID-19 Accelerated Trends in Customer Service? Since the outbreak of COVID-19, customer behavior has changed dramatically.

A Look at Innovative Sustainability Trends for 2020

IdeaScale

Are you looking to shape sustainability trends in 2020? There are several trends set to shape these sustainability efforts in 2020. Trends also show investors will move away from non-eco-friendly sectors such as coal.

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How to Identify Industry Trends

Hype

While the second post provided guidance, practical tips, and examples on how to get started with brainstorming the future of your market , this post offers insight on where and how to identify industry trends to support brainstorming and other foresight activities.

Positive Disruption using Hard Trends and Soft Trends

Daniel Burrus

This is the difference between Soft Trends and Hard Trends. If you don’t like a Hard Trend, there isn’t a way for you to change it. However, if you don’t like a Soft Trend, you can easily change it to your advantage. This is a Hard Trend, while a Soft Trend would be whether you will transform your business processes. The smart watch business is already filled with competition; however, by using Hard Trends, you can stack the deck in your favor.

Believe the Hype? Not All Tech Trends Live Up to Their Reputation

Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation

IdeaScale

There are many different crowdsourcing trends that have taken place over the past several years, but there are three in particular that I believe are shaping the future of innovation more than the others. In this article, I will be discussing those three trends, and why I believe they are shaping the future of innovation. The reason why this trend has become so popular is because it allows upper management to focus on other tasks that may be more important.

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Three Trends in Supply Chain Innovation

IdeaScale

The post Three Trends in Supply Chain Innovation appeared first on IdeaScale. Getting what the customer needs, right where they are, at precisely the time that they want it is becoming ever more important. Efficient supply chains reduce waste, save money, and ensure the best possible goods are made and brought to market. There’s a lot of innovation waiting to turn supply chains into ever more powerful tools. Automation And Robotics.

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Healthcare trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Reading Time: 10 minutes We discuss the trends that will overhaul the healthcare industry in 2020. The post Healthcare trends that are shaping 2020 appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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The Future of Email Marketing: Trends and Predictions for 2020

InnovationManagement

The post The Future of Email Marketing: Trends and Predictions for 2020 appeared first on Innovation Management. The importance of email marketing when spreading the word about a product or service cannot be overstated.

Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

Hard Trends: Easier to Identify Than You Think

Daniel Burrus

But, if Hard Trends, or future certainties, are as easy to identify as I maintain, what is the Hard Trend in all of this? What’s a Hard Trend? As previously stated, a Hard Trend is a future certainty, in that it is something we know is going to occur whether we want it to or not.

From Trend Watching to Idea Wrangling: How To Turn Cycles Into Action Plans

Daniel Burrus

We’ve seen cycles come and go—everything from music trends that emulate days gone by to past decades of fashion making a comeback. Trends Are Cycles. Hard Trends and Soft Trends sound similar to the concept of cycles, don’t they?

Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector in 2020

IdeaScale

The post Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector in 2020 appeared first on IdeaScale. The financial sector continues to face numerous changes in today’s ever-evolving business landscape. As challenges are introduced, new opportunities arise.

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Is the “New Normal” We Face a Soft Trend?

Daniel Burrus

But contrary to the Hard Trend that a global pandemic will come to a close, a future certainty that is not so set in stone is the aforementioned “new normal” and both how we will react to it and what it will entail. Soft Trends Defined. If a Soft Trend doesn’t benefit you, change it!

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Emerging Trends in the Automotive Sector

IdeaScale

However, no matter what automotive company you work for, there are some emerging trends that will impact your roadmap. Here are just a few of the emerging trends that we’ve seen. Who is going to be most excited about this new trend? Mckinsey shared this insightful article about what the emerging trends are in the automotive sector. The post Emerging Trends in the Automotive Sector appeared first on IdeaScale.

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Meta-Trends & Mindsets

Yet2

I want to share with you his thoughts on meta-trends he presented in “ Technology Converts Scarcity into Abundance.”. Below is an overview of his presentation that covered the meta-trends he’s noticed. Trends in Food: Functional Foods, Superfoods, Eating Less Red Meat.

Trends in Training & Development

InnovationTraining.org

Learn about the latest training trends and practices here. In this article, we’ll cover some of these top trends in training and development in the year 2020 and beyond. Today’s workforce is competitive, goal-oriented and self-motivated.

2018 Trends: read, then what?

Board of Innovation

The post 2018 Trends: read, then what? Trends How Might We Tools trendsRead More. appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Using Banking-as-a-Service To Capitalize On Trends In Financial Services

Innovation 360 Group

The post Using Banking-as-a-Service To Capitalize On Trends In Financial Services appeared first on Innovation360. More and more banking consumers are leaving their traditional providers behind to satisfy.

How To Identify Relevant Trends And Technologies For Your Organization

ITONICS

Trend Management Technology Management Foresight & StrategyPreparing for the future requires organizations to carefully consider Where to Play, How to Win, and What to Execute.

Trends Drive Value- Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft

Adam Hartung

Watch carefully for the trends. eBooks Innovation Investing Strategy Trends amazon citi group General Electric Google Microsoft stock market valueEvery industrial "era" is based in technology innovation. Those innovations are valued by investors and are reflected in the stock market.

Ecommerce Trend Forecast for 2021

Collectivecamp

Knowing the latest on the ecommerce industry could be the difference-maker between building a successful business and failing before you reach your goals

4 Hot Tech Trends in Senior Care

Entrepreneur - Innovation

News and TrendsAs the elderly population grows, entrepreneurs can expand opportunities along with it.

Infrastructure Trends: Becoming More Sustainable

The Human Factor

These are some of the major trends in this industry to focus on. The post Infrastructure Trends: Becoming More Sustainable appeared first on Holly Green.

6 Trends for Every Salesperson

Daniel Burrus

There are several new business trends taking place—all of which affect salespeople in every industry. Understand what the trends are and how to maximize them so you can maintain a successful sales career. The more you understand and adapt to today’s current business trends, the better your sales will be—today and in the future. Are you anticipating future trends in your sales career? The post 6 Trends for Every Salesperson appeared first on Daniel Burrus.

10 Financial Services Trends to Innovate Around

New Markets Advisors

business strategy financial-services trends innovationInnovation is all about delivering value to organizations by finding new ways to help consumers achieve the jobs they are trying to get… Continue reading on New Markets Insights ».

Trends First, Solutions Second

IdeaScale

This also means that organizations need to be trend tracking so that they can always include these signals as part of their initial review of existing information that informs their solution seeking. In order to constantly be building a repository of information, you can also ask for customers and employees to be adding to your trend tracking. IdeaScale also supports idea linking so that administrators and moderators can group ideas according to themes or trends as they emerge.

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Insurance technology trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Read about the key challenges faced by insurance innovators as we discuss 5 trends that have been impacting the industry: AI, blockchain, digitization, personalization and data, as well as hiring and retaining technically skilled talent. The post Insurance technology trends that are shaping 2020 appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Accelerate Growth Using Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

By learning to separate the Hard Trends that will happen because they are based on future facts from the Soft Trends that might happen because they are based on various levels of assumptions, you can learn to become anticipatory in both your planning and execution and discover new and powerful ways to accelerate your growth and success. Hard Trends represent future certainties—things that we know with absolute confidence will occur. Hard Trends can help with that.