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How Marketers Can Capitalize on the Coming Internet of Things

How Marketers Can Capitalize on the Coming Internet of Things | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The so-called Internet of Things? Fugetaboutit ... at least for a while. The Internet of Things refers to a world where everyday physical objects are connected to the Internet and are able to identify themselves to other devices.
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Activating Creativity an HR challenge for the next years

It is time to take advantage of the creative potential in your organisation. You could offer employees and stakeholders a positive perspective.
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Why Organizations Should Embrace Healthy Rebellion

Why Organizations Should Embrace Healthy Rebellion | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

I have been on a bit of a renaissance journey over the past 4-5 years. Nearly all of my life I have been assigned the moniker “rebellious” in various situations in my life. I have been told I was “difficult to manage” by previous superiors in the workplace. I’ve always taken some of that feedback on board as a means to try and improve myself, but always felt it had a bit of a malicious tone to it instead of a helpful one. What I discovered? I am more creative than I gave myself credit for.

 I have learned that creativity almost always happens outside the boundaries of conformity. Those who have a proclivity towards conformity often feel threatened, offended or irritated by those who actually enjoy dancing outside the prescriptive lines drawn by conformity. Creativity is an act of rebellion on some level. Now I realize that the reason I was “difficult to manage” was because I should have been led by that person, rather than attempted to be managed …punished for lack of conformity, whatever.

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Burberry Revenue Exceeds Estimates as Digital Push Drives Sales

Burberry Revenue Exceeds Estimates as Digital Push Drives Sales | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported first-quarter revenue that beat estimates as digital marketing initiatives drove sales of apparel and accessories in Asia and the Americas.
Retail revenue rose 9 percent to 370 million pounds ($635 million) in the three months through June, London-based Burberry said today in a statement. Analysts predicted 354 million pounds, according to the median of 15 estimates. Excluding currency fluctuations, sales climbed 17 percent.
Investment in initiatives such as click-and-collect, which allows shoppers to order products online and pick them up in stores, have helped Burberry outperform its peers even as the pound’s strength and softer tourist demand in Europe weigh on growth. The maker of $30 lipstick and $995 trenchcoats is the first European luxury company to report sales for the quarter.
“We remain confident of delivering sustainable, profitable growth into the future,” Christopher Bailey, Burberry creative head and chief executive officer, said in the statement.
Bailey, who added the CEO’s role in May, faces investor opposition to his proposed 10.3 million-pound pay package, plus stock awards. The Investment Management Association has issued its second-most serious alert on Burberry’s pay policies ahead of tomorrow’s annual general meeting, an IMA spokeswoman said.
Total comparable sales increased 12 percent, Burberry said.
To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Roberts in Paris at aroberts36@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Celeste Perri at cperri@bloomberg.net Paul Jarvis, Kim McLaughlin
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Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects

Thingiverse is a universe of things. Download our files and build them with your lasercutter, 3D printer, or CNC.
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Forget command and control--Try connect and inspire to innovate

Without open, inclusive, collaborative leadership, innovation simply can't thrive.

More than 60% of leaders describe their own leadership style as either "command and control" or "old school hierarchal." But highly hierarchal leaders who manage by dictating, demanding and doing things themselves are increasingly finding themselves facing uncomfortable headwinds.

Not only are employees--especially Gen Ys, who make up more of the workforce than Boomers do today--pushing back in new and profound ways, voting with their feet and leaving for other managers and companies, but businesses are also suffering.

Companies that can't attract and retain the best young talent find it harder to connect with the demographic externally--something increasingly critical to many businesses. The complex business challenges and the environment require broad thinking to generate new ideas and innovation.

Without open, inclusive, collaborative leadership, innovation simply can't thrive.

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Invitation to Innovate

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It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation.

Innovation

is hardly a new term. Dating back as early as the 15th century, innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare, and means “to renew or change”. It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation.

According to John Kotter, Innovation does not come out of a controlled situation. “If you want more innovation, allow more chaos”. Innovation cannot be created by delegating, prescribing, or forcing it.

- See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/innovation/invitation-innovate/#sthash.cnGk98SS.dpuf

is hardly a new term. Dating back as early as the 15th century, innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare, and means “to renew or change”. It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation.

According to John Kotter, Innovation does not come out of a controlled situation. “If you want more innovation, allow more chaos”. Innovation cannot be created by delegating, prescribing, or forcing it.

- See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/innovation/invitation-innovate/#sthash.cnGk98SS.dpuf

is hardly a new term. Dating back as early as the 15th century, innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare, and means “to renew or change”. It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation.

According to John Kotter, Innovation does not come out of a controlled situation. “If you want more innovation, allow more chaos”. Innovation cannot be created by delegating, prescribing, or forcing it.

- See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/innovation/invitation-innovate/#sthash.cnGk98SS.dpuf

is hardly a new term. Dating back as early as the 15th century, innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare, and means “to renew or change”. It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation.

According to John Kotter, Innovation does not come out of a controlled situation. “If you want more innovation, allow more chaos”. Innovation cannot be created by delegating, prescribing, or forcing it.

- See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/innovation/invitation-innovate/#sthash.cnGk98SS.dpuf

is hardly a new term. Dating back as early as the 15th century, innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare, and means “to renew or change”. It seems the best-kept secret of today’s top businesses is how they create an atmosphere that promotes and cultivates innovation.

According to John Kotter, Innovation does not come out of a controlled situation. “If you want more innovation, allow more chaos”. Innovation cannot be created by delegating, prescribing, or forcing it.

- See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/innovation/invitation-innovate/#sthash.cnGk98SS.dpuf
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Can Big Companies Innovate? Points and Figures

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Solving the Need for Innovation Speed

Solving the Need for Innovation Speed | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Perched in this cool area of the IBM event show-floor dubbed the ‘Pitstop’ our team had the opportunity to ask attendees a short series of what appeared to be hopelessly obtuse and non-related questions. Little did the audience know – at that time – that their answers were helping to shape a LUX (Live UX) mobile design challenge we were about to launch on [topcoder]. The survey takers had no idea that their answers of Prince, Peter Parker, or Pac-Man were actually helping us decide key inputs that were going to be included in the specification for this live, less than one day, LUX design challenge. So what did these questions and answers help us determine? Let’s have a look:

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Customer service trends - are you being served? | Trends | Marketing Week

Customer service trends - are you being served? | Trends | Marketing Week | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Transparency and trust are top of people’s priority list for customer service.

The study by Engine Service Design finds that most people (56 per cent) want services from brands to be open and honest, meaning they are ‘clear, trustworthy and nothing is hidden’. The survey asked 1,000 UK adults to select their top three priorities for customer service.

While honesty comes top, efficiency receives the second highest number of mentions, with 52 per cent. This means the service is ‘quick and responsive’. The third highest priority (44 per cent) is that the brand is knowledgeable and the service is provided in a ‘skilled and competent’ way

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China: Boom, Bust or Somewhere in Between?

There has been much hype, media focus and speculation throughout the last decade over what is happening and what the future holds for China, from a financial perspective. This fascination is...
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De wereld in 2025: 10 wetenschappelijke innovaties die we mogen verwachten

De wereld in 2025: 10 wetenschappelijke innovaties die we mogen verwachten | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Hoe ziet de wereld er in 2025 uit? Zullen fossiele brandstoffen voorgoed verleden tijd zijn? Zullen we kanker kunnen genezen? En hoe zullen we reizen en communiceren? 10 voorspellingen.
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Why Google's "Ridiculous" Looking Car Is Brilliant

Why Google's "Ridiculous" Looking Car Is Brilliant | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
It’s not too surprising that the release of images of Google’s prototype robocar have gotten comments like this:
Revolutionary Tech in a
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Materials repair themselves automatically and repeatedly, similar to the way cuts heal

Materials repair themselves automatically and repeatedly, similar to the way cuts heal | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Small cracks that develop within the fiberglass bodies of modern cars and planes can quickly turn into irreversible damage, which undermines
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The mad scientists of 3D printing: How MadeSolid is remixing the formula

The mad scientists of 3D printing: How MadeSolid is remixing the formula | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
MadeSolid is an Emeryville, California-based startup that is trying to bring 3D printing to the masses by creating high quality materials for the printers themselves.
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Unleashing employee creativity to deliver on sustainability

Unleashing employee creativity to deliver on sustainability | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
It's one thing to have a sustainability strategy, but to get employees to engage and champion it, companies need to listen to their concerns and appeal to their interests Sponsored feature
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AirDog: World's First Auto-follow Drone for GoPro Camera

AirDog: World's First Auto-follow Drone for GoPro Camera | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
AirDog: Auto-follow Drone for GoPro Camera. Designed for sports enthusiasts, outdoor fans and indie moviemakers. Shipping in November.
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8 Things to Stop Doing Now. Even better than a "to-do" list is a "not to do" list.

Even better than a to-do list is a not to do list.

The good thing about to-do lists is that they help keep you focused.

But having a "not to do list" can actually be more effective, since if you follow it, you will free up a lot more time and energy.

Who doesn't want that?

Here are eight things you want to stop doing today

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What Do We Mean By New Leadership?

What Do We Mean By New Leadership? | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

I am a great fan of curation and use Scoop-it on a regular basis to bring together and publish articles and blogs on key areas of interest. One of my curates is called “New Leadership” and a couple of weeks ago one of my Twitter followers asked me what I meant by that. It was a fair question and following the death last year of Margaret Thatcher, it was one which got me thinking about the way that our concept of leadership has changed over the last couple of decades.


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Value Innovation Is The Key To Success

To truly deliver innovative products and services into the marketplace, don’t forget to also focus on achieving excellence in the "what" and "how."

I’ve been talking for a while now in my speecheshow crucial value is to innovation. It is no consequence as a result that value sits at the center of my definition of innovation:

Innovation transforms the useful seeds of invention into solutions valued above every existing alternative – and widely adopted.

In this definition you will also see that I draw a distinction between useful and valuable, and I develop it further in my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire – the following is an excerpt on the topic from the book:

“Often usefulness comes from what a product or service does for you, and value comes from how it does it. If you’re looking to truly deliver innovative products and services into the marketplace, then once you succeed at the designing and developing the ‘what’, don’t forget to also focus on achieving excellence in the ‘how’.”

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Exploring the criteria for collaborative innovation

Exploring the criteria for collaborative innovation | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The shape of our collaboration activities has been radically changing in recent years. The combination of technology, the internet, resource constraints and opening up of innovation to the outside ...
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Is your brand’s workplace creative enough?

Is your brand’s workplace creative enough? | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
If ‘brainstorm’ sessions are the limit of your company’s creative culture, it could be missing out on the untapped potential of its workforce.

“I believe, to my core, that everybody has the potential to be creative – whatever form that creativity takes – and that to encourage such development is a noble thing,” says president of Pixar and Disney Animation Ed Catmull in a new book, Creativity, Inc.

“More interesting to me, though, are the blocks that get in the way, often without us noticing, and hinder the creativity that resides within any thriving company.”

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Thinking creatively in retail

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Why creative thinking in marketing cuts much more deeply than interactive point of sale.

Moving chief marketing officer Matt Atkinson to the new role of chief creative officer responsible for product and service innovations, Tesco is also moving other marketing disciplines into the role of chief customer officer, held by Jill Easterbrook.

So what do these two roles now mean? Both are part of marketing yet separate. A recent Marketing Week article on underselling marketing at board level had a unanimous call: marketers cannot do their jobs effectively if they do not act as the customer champion.

Tesco is one of the few companies in the UK to introduce the role of chief creative officer, but perhaps it is also one of the few of size to justify it. In the US, Starbucks and Land’s End have chief creative officers and they have been commonplace in the fashion sector for some time

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Huawei: Groeispurt dankzij innovatie

Huawei: Groeispurt dankzij innovatie | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Sinds 2011 is de wereldwijde netwerk- en ICT-leverancier Huawei ook actief in de enterprise-markt. Het carrier-segment waarin het bedrijf groot werd, bood te weinig groeimogelijkheden om de ambities v...
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The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

High-tech Engineering, start up, Technology and Transformation

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving – via your iPhone – a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast out EMPs? Then, friends, you have come to the right place.

Here I’ll explore the top five startup projects and gadgets of 2014 so far.

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Following the Solar Brick Road to Clean Energy and Smart Roadways

Following the Solar Brick Road to Clean Energy and Smart Roadways | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Sometimes big ideas come from unexpected places. A proposal to power the entire United States with solar energy, without wires or solar farms, by
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3D printer constructs 10 buildings in one day from recycled materials

While not the first to use additive manufacturing to create buildings, a Chinese company is using 3D printing technology to build cheap housing out of recycled material at a rate of up to 10 structures in 24 hours.
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