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    6 Reasons Some People Are Uncomfortable with Innovation

    July 19, 2017 | By:

    When we talk about innovation, we sometimes forget that not everyone is on board with the new and revolutionary. Some people would rather stick to their same schedule and do the same thing, day after day: a predictable and comforting routine. For champions of innovation, this mindset is difficult to understand. However, you’re likely to meet many people over the course of your career who are simply uncomfortable with innovation, and you will have to learn to work with them. The first step to compromise is understanding, so let’s take a look at some of the reasons people are sometimes uncomfortable with innovation.

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    Hold Innovation & Mobilize National Entrepreneurialism

    July 18, 2017 | By:

    We are over flooded with massive innovation lacking commercialization; we have qualifications, certifications and degrees but seriously lacking directions; we have incubators and accelerators exhausted like real estate projects…we have make-believe economical development games but the real progress is not there. So what else we need?

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    How Big Data Will Influence the Insurance Industry

    July 12, 2017 | By:

    Although the advent of Big Data stands to benefit several industries, the insurance sector has a clear advantage in terms of leveraging technology to benefit not only its bottom line but also its customers. To a great extent, the insurance industry was one of the earliest adopters of Big Data; over the last few decades, actuaries and statisticians have been reviewing large data sets and preparing analytical reports for underwriters who in turn make decisions about coverage and premium rates.

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    How to Foster an Organizational Culture that Encourages Innovation

    June 29, 2017 | By:

    Innovative and forward-thinking companies are successful because they have new, exciting, and useful products or services before others and consumers take notice of companies regularly producing the next big thing. These companies are more effective and they can grow more rapidly because their company culture encourages innovation among their employees. A company of “intrapreneurs” can quickly become a successful and noteworthy company.

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    6 Potential Roadblocks to Innovation

    June 28, 2017 | By:

    Does it feel like your efforts in innovation lately have been…lackluster? Are you finding that your team just isn’t coming up with the great ideas you know they can produce? If your business is feeling stale and stagnant, you obviously want to know why, so you can make changes. Innovation efforts aren’t always simple and easy—and there are definitely some roadblocks that can come up along the way. Don’t get discouraged if you run into any of these common problems—you just have to be determined to prevent and work through them whenever possible!

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    Seven Good Reasons Not to Innovate

    June 27, 2017 | By:

    Innovation is risky. Customers are not asking for it. We are already successful… Getting momentum behind significant innovation is difficult, and sometimes it’s easier for a business to stay in what they deem a safe spot. Let’s look at seven arguments that inhibit innovation as well as their counter arguments.

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    A Revolution, an Ecosystem, an Ocean: 5G is Just the Beginning

    June 26, 2017 | By:

    “5G”, the generic term for future communications technologies, offers so much more than just the next level up in speed and data volume. It also presents very real challenges – of politics, regulation, culture and strategy as much as technology.

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    How Does Brexit Impact Your Innovation?

    June 24, 2017 | By:

    With the Brexit and doubts of Theresa May’s suitability and approachability as a key negotiator, there is uncertainty of the UK achieving a progressive deal with the EU. How will the continued negotiations impact product-oriented businesses and innovators – particularly once discussions begin in a few months’ time?

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    9 Ways to Convert Employees into Intrapreneurs

    June 21, 2017 | By:

    Companies that encourage and reward intrapreneurship have a great advantage when it comes to retaining the best talents – especially important in today’s creative climate. Here are a few ways that your company can turn your employees into highly-engaged intrepreneurs.

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    The Customer Experience Buyer’s Guide 2017

    June 7, 2017 | By:

    Your ultimate resource to the key CX investment areas for 2017 and how to make the most from your vendor partnerships.

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    ITU Telecom World 2017: Exploring Smart Digital Transformation

    June 6, 2017 | By:

    Questions about the role of AI, IOT, fintech, and more are at the heart of ITU Telecom World 2017, the leading tech event for governments, large businesses and SMEs, organized each year by ITU, the UN’s key agency for ICT matters. This year’s event will be held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 25 – 28 September, 2017, on the theme of smart digital transformation, its impact and opportunities.

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    How to Get Your Innovative Idea off the Ground in the Current Economic Climate

    June 1, 2017 | By:

    Incredibly, business confidence in the UK is continuing to rise, despite the spectre of Brexit and its potential implications on citizens. Many experts have attribute this to the growth of the manufacturing sector, which recorded a Credit Manager’s Index (CMI) score of 62.7 during the first quarter of 2017 and a 1.5% increase from the previous quarter. This hints at significant growth potential for product-oriented firms, which are currently able to increase exports due to a more competitively priced (and fundamentally weaker) pound.

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    How the Innovation Principle Supplements and Balances the Precautionary Principle

    May 31, 2017 | By:

    The aim of the precautionary principle seems laudable: lacking scientific consensus, the burden of proof for an action or policy not being harmful to the public or to the environment lies on those taking that action. In practice, however, this principle has proven a deterrent for innovation – particularly within the EU. How can the innovation principle – that is, examining new policies or plans for a negative impact they have on innovation – help to supplement and balance out the precautionary principle?

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    Charisma is Important for a Leader, But There are Other Qualities to Consider

    May 25, 2017 | By:

    It is important for any group or organization to have one or more strong leaders. To be a leader, it is critical that an individual has charisma as it will increase the odds that others will follow their words and believe in their ideas. However, charisma is not the only thing that an individual needs to be a good leader. What are some other qualities that are just as important?

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    The Innovator’s Dilemma: Lessons from Kodak

    May 24, 2017 | By:

    I guess everyone knows the tragic story of the EastmanKodak Company: founded in the 19th century, dominating the photographic film market during most of the 20th century and finally collapsing into bankruptcy in the early 21st century, shaken by a new technology they had once decisively initiated.

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