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Business Transformation: Ideas to Action
Sustainable success in business today is all about firstly having great ideas and secondly being able to execute them.
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How innovation will shape the future of business: ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

How innovation will shape the future of business: ESADE Business School Commencement Speech | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it

4 Levels of InnovationPresident Bieto, Dean Sauquet, members of the faculty, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen….Thank you for the kind introduction. I’m honored to be at a university noted for knowledge, and

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4 Types of Innovation:

1. Individual initiative

2. Process improvement

3. Continuous innovation

4. Disruptive innovation

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Lessons From a Year of Business Consulting

Lessons From a Year of Business Consulting | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
I am quite pleased that my fledgling venture, Advisory and Consulting Services LLC, has zoomed past its first birthday. The indicators are positive, and figuring out how to scale the business is what
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Challenge you assumptions, both explicit and implicit. The most critical assumptions being implicit assumptions, your unacknowledged assumptions or blind spots. Start seeing you blind spots!

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Facebook grows up: Do startups need to change their culture to succeed? - Improvides

Facebook grows up: Do startups need to change their culture to succeed? - Improvides | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
As Mark Zuckerberg recovers from his 30th Birthday hangover, he shows us how startups need to grow up in order to become successful
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Move fast and break things

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Facebook grows up: Do startups need to change their culture to succeed?

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Culture

Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility 1
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Seven Aspects of our Culture: A wonderfully insight journey through the 7 foundational dimensions of a creating a High Performence Culture by Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

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Lifecycle Strategy: Product, Market, Execution Fit

Lifecycle Strategy: Product, Market, Execution Fit | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Do you know lifecycle strategy? It's pretty simple (and powerful). Basically, if you can identify where your business is on this map... ... then you'll always know what your next set of key
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the real question you should be asking yourself is not, “What should we do next?” but rather, looking at the product/market/execution lifecycles: “Where are we now?”

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Entrepreneurship. Difficult to spell. Harder to live.

Entrepreneurship. Difficult to spell. Harder to live. | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
I’ve often thought that the biggest hurdle to becoming an entrepreneur is because the word is so frigging difficult to spell. It genuinely took a few months before I could finally spell it without
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I love this idea: "Never say No. Don’t always say Yes."

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Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure? - Page 3

We've been seeking enterprise 2.0 and social business for several years now with some notable success, but still quite a lot of “vague” and some level of fatigue. Topic: Social Business.
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4. Wirearchies. 

What are they? It’s a perfect term for the emergent, collaborative structures of a heavily connected community of peers. A la Wisdom of Crowds.

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The Future of Collaboration Isn't What It Used to Be

The Future of Collaboration Isn't What It Used to Be | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Collaboration is not just a word, or tool, or outcome. It is a value system, a mindset that we choose to live and work by. It determines whether we see ourselves as the center of our universe, around which everything revolves, or whether We the People are the universe, an interdependent, networked ecosystem. Topic: Social Business.
David Ednie's insight:

Collaboration is more than an act, it is a mindset. I like this idea of the physical world collaborating with digital.

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How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it

How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Here is how the Internet - as we know it right now - dies. According to Nielsen, 89 percent of our time browsing the Internet on our mobile phones (and 81 percent of our time on tablets) takes plac...
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Web access moves from PC to mobile and tablet

Web access on mobile and tablet moves web browser to in-app access

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The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure'

The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure' | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
We might learn more from failing than succeeding.
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"When you are ready, the teacher shall appear." the old proverb states. Taking that idea one level further: "When you are struggling with a challenge, a master, a teacher, a mentor, or a productive failure will appear. The key to success then lies in the struggle not in possessing the answer. Seek opportunities to learn from Productive Failure.   

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Teachers have to be there and ask the right questions to guide students. It is a subtle and active process which creates a space for the learner to work towards their learning.
Lindsey Adams's curator insight, March 3, 10:34 PM

This article shows the benifits of letting students struggle with problems before receiving any help. Discusses how this allows students to connect on a different level with what they are learning and understand it better in the long run. 

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What are some tips on connecting with high-profile people that can help your startup?

What are some tips on connecting with high-profile people that can help your startup? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 26): I hang around high-profile people often. Here's some things that can help you connect:

1. Listen. If they say your idea sucks, listen to the feedback, take notes, and ask for contact info. Then go fix the problems, or come up with another idea and demonstrate you listened.
2. G...
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I like this one: "Don't wait until you are famous." and this one "Always be Networking." Prospecting = networking with a purpose!

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7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change

7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Learning isn't done through memorization or new knowledge--it's in your actions every day. Here's how you might be standing in your own way.
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People learn best when they’re learning from each other.. Hire a coach or put yourself into a structured process. And know that learning takes time.

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Otto Scharmer's Blog

Otto Scharmer's Blog | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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3 Vectors of Transformation:

1. Personal Transformation: From Me to We

2. Relational Transformation: From Ego to Eco

3. Institutional Transformation: From Silos to Collective Creativity

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Understand the Customer

Understanding the customer must lie at the foundation of your Business Strategy, your Business Model(s) resulting in Competitive Advantage. Not understanding...
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Your Competitive Separation starts and ends by understanding the Customer. 

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Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators

Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Through connectional intelligence, the best innovators use their relationships to drive their passions and never shy away from tough conversations...
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Connectional intelligence liberates collaborative intelligence.

Collective knowledge and experience liberates creativity and Innovation

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Blockbuster or Netflix – Which Is Your Organization?

Blockbuster or Netflix – Which Is Your Organization? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great argues that good is the enemy of great.Harvard Business School professor Michael Tushman argues that success leads to inertia.Why do some organizations fail to
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Is your organisation ambidextrous? Because most aren't. Great organizations deploy both exploit and explore strategies to win, maintain relevance and continually grow.

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Agile Visualization: Ignore The Buzz At Your Own Peril

Agile Visualization: Ignore The Buzz At Your Own Peril | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Self-service business intelligence. Should you ignore the buzz and just go on with your business? Pierre Leroux explains.
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Agile visualization – the “newer” face of self-service BI

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Insight from Creative Corporate Culture new post - david@saleschannel-europe.com - SalesChannel Europe Mail

Insight from Creative Corporate Culture new post - david@saleschannel-europe.com - SalesChannel Europe Mail | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email
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“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” - Edward de Bono

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You're doing it wrong

You're doing it wrong | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets, along with apps connected to new cloud-computing platforms, are revolutionizing the workplace. We’re still early in this workplace transformation, and the tools so familiar
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Tools drive cultural change.

New Technology X Old Thinking = FAIL

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The Phoenix Principle: Like Sbarro, Will You Be the Next Domino to Fall?

The Phoenix Principle: Like Sbarro, Will You Be the Next Domino to Fall? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
In fast changing, global markets understanding trends is the most important part of planning - or you could end up like Sbarro.
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Plan for the future, not from the past

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25 Most Essential Insights About Innovation

25 Most Essential Insights About Innovation | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Innovation is difficult. You are not the only one who thinks it's a challenge. It has been a struggle for me the last 25 years as manager, consultant, facilitator and as founder of the FORTH
David Ednie's insight:

1. The problem of brainstorms is the inability of people to let go of the old ideas.
2. For most companies evolutionary ideas are quite revolutionary.
3. Research turns $ in knowledge, innovation turns knowledge into $.

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25 Most Essential Insights About Innovation

#Innovation

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
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Creative people love to expose themselves to new experiences, sensations and states of mind - and this openness is a significant predictor of creative output.

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Over the past few years I have watched so many people in my entrepreneurial network walk away from their business and return to full time employment. Why? No doubt the economy is tough and in tough...
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With little tenacity and a "can do" attitude, powered by passion and purpose you can achieve anything.

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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Don't sabotage yourself.
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Networking is like art. There are great artists, good artist and improving artists. The art of being a great networker is all about asking questions, and showing sincere interest in the other person for no other reason than you are interetsed.

If you are in sales, prospecting is networking with a purpose.

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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

# Networking

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The Unexpected Benefits of Rapid Prototyping

The Unexpected Benefits of Rapid Prototyping | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Build business partners' confidence with intervention design.
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The obvious benefit of rapid prototyping is getting early versions of your product into the hands of your target customers. Then refining and improving your product based on customer feedback and then repeating the process as required. The less obvious benefit and the primary benefit - I believe - is the impact on accelerating customer adoption of the final product. The rapid prototyping process creates "pre-early adopters" who are familiar with and love your product because they co-designed it with you. Leverage these early adopters/opinion leaders by "Tipping the Funnel". Get them to tell their families, friends and colleagues...

The broader benefits of Rapid Prototyping are:

1) Accelerating Time to Revenue 

2) Reduction in Marketing spend: Awareness creation, advertising, demand generation, promotional incentives, trial offers, etc...

Go slow to go fast

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