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    From the Future to the Present: Visualization and Innovation

    April 26, 2017 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, Innovation Psychology

    Recent discoveries of exoplanets that are relatively close to our solar system are used to illustrate the importance of “visualization”—of future consumer lifestyles, work and recreation, and product and service preferences—for the process of innovation. Different aspects of the visualization concept are discussed, including distinctions between consumers and companies, the importance of widely shared images and competition, and a possible role for Zen philosophy. Particular attention is devoted to visualizations associated with digital innovations, such as smartphones, voice assistants and the internet of things. A key conclusion of the discussion below is that the concept of disruptive innovation should be expanded to include the idea of disruptive visualization. The latter phenomenon will probably become more prevalent in the future.

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    Leaders Should Listen More and Talk Less

    April 25, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Want to improve your leadership skills? Well, you can start by talking less and listening more. While your oratory skills may impress some, your ability to listen will impress even more. Great leaders understand the importance of surrendering the floor. Unfortunately, most leaders choose to dominate the conversation with rhetoric and fail to engage in proper communication, which requires listening.

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    Florence: Lessons from a Global Innovation Hub

    April 24, 2017 | By: | In: Editorial

    While discussing innovative cities, one can’t help but think about those that were major catalysts for change in the past: Athens, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Florence, for example. But how do they compare to more modern innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley, London, or Singapore? In this article, we’ll look at Florence – and 10 recognizable and applicable elements that contributed to its success throughout the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. We’ll also look at how Florence spurs innovation today.

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    Are Introverts More Innovative than Extroverts?

    April 20, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    The assumption that an introvert is insecure or antisocial can do a major disservice to that person – and to your company. To truly innovate and grow your business, it’s important to utilize all of the skills that your employees can contribute in their own way.

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    Five Ways Sustainable Innovation is Different from Normal Innovation

    April 18, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Strategies

    Today’s innovation rules were forged in a world that paid little attention to sustainability, where profit was separate from this higher purpose. Yet the disruptive nature of sustainability must surely change the way we innovate too. We must continue to reinvent our innovation processes to ensure it is fit for a changing world, in the five ways highlighted here.

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    Implementation is Your New Competitive Advantage

    April 17, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    When it comes to implementation there are three things that companies ought to be thinking about in order to maintain a competitive advantage: process, feedback, and the importance of having multiple stakeholders from the beginning. Learn more in this Open Innovation Guide from IdeaScale.

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    Organizational Revolutions through Idea Hacking

    April 13, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Businesses face the dilemma dividing resources between protecting the current value chain and developing new value propositions that in time replace the old ones. Not every organization has the luxury to have its own dedicated innovation unit and still then the ideas might not always be too innovative. Hackathons are an affordable and energizing way to generate innovative ideas that can revolutionize your organization.

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    7 Ways to Appeal to Your Customers through IoT

    April 12, 2017 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    To understand the impact of IoT on customer service you first need to know what it is. Briefly defined, IoT is a system of interrelated devices, digital machines, and objects that have unique identifiers. All these entities also have data transfer capabilities over networks without the need for human/human or human/computer interaction. In this article, we’ll explore how you can redefine and improve customer relationships through IoT.

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    How Neuroscience is Supporting Innovative Corporations

    April 11, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Strategies

    Progressive business leaders are building innovative actions, climates and ultimately cultures that align with “brain-friendly” science. In this article we outline some steps that you can take to support this kind of innovative organization.

  • ai-best-delivered-as-service-innoboard

    AI is Best Delivered as Service because there is Always Something that Needs Special Adjustment

    April 10, 2017 | By: | In: Interviews

    In this Innoboard interview with Dr. Joseph Reger, Fujitsu Fellow and Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu EMEIA, he discusses his take on the nature of innovation, the best opportunities for using AI at Fujitsu, why AI is best delivered as a service rather than a product, and much more.

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