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Sustainable success in business today is all about firstly having great ideas and secondly being able to execute them.
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Six Simple Insights to Become a Better Innovator

Six Simple Insights to Become a Better Innovator | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Innovation is a paradox for most of us. On the one hand you are well aware that you have to take new roads before you reach the end of the present dead end street. On the other hand it is risky. It
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3. Think innovative - act conservative

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 9, 3:26 PM

3. Think innovative - act conservative.

Your organization is less innovative than you are. That's why you have a game-changing role. Your effectiveness will be dependent on the internal support you can create among the non-innovators. That's why it's wise to be innovative and act conservative. Present your innovative breakthroughs not as something really extraordinary (and risky) but as the normal next thing to do. Your chances to convince the non-innovators will increase dramatically.

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Does the internet promote fairness of income distribution? (w/ Video)

Does the internet promote fairness of income distribution? (w/ Video) | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The question of how an economic system should be structured in order to best promote fairness and equality is one of the most debated subjects of all time. By approaching the complexities of this question from the field of network science, researchers from MIT and other institutions have ...
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topocracy transitions to a meritocracy

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The difference between quantification, measure, metric, and KPI

The difference between quantification, measure, metric, and KPI | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
KPIs don't work for our business! Does this statement sound familiar to you? Even in a business world there is no good understanding of what a KPI, a metric and a measure is and what the difference is
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When is a metric a KPI and when is a KPI a metric? The answer is: sometimes and always. 

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5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies

5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Accelerate the Implementation of Your Strategy: A great strategy won’t create a competitive advantage -- unless it gets implemented. We will help you accelerate the implementation of your strategy to get the results you want.
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Over come the mindset of passive compliance. "Can we do that?", "We can't do that.", "We have to go through the proper channels.". . . . .

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Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur?
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Creativity is a bigger predictor of success in life than intelligence

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Kevin Kelly's curator insight, January 29, 8:11 AM

 Is creativity more important than passion? What's your experience?

Progressive training's curator insight, January 29, 12:29 PM

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

#Entrepreneurs

# creativity

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5 Steps To Follow Through On Everything

5 Steps To Follow Through On Everything | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
How exactly do you see through everything you start? Hint: Much of success lies in what you do before you start.
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3. Prepare for Success: "Just do it” doesn’t cut it anymore. Deciding what you are going to do also means deciding what you are not going to do or stop doing. Sometimes it is harder  to stop doing something than starting to doing something new.

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A
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We learn by observing the behaviour of others in our environment and seek acceptance in society by imitating others. Social learning is doing that online.

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Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
When it comes to getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.
David Ednie's insight:

What's the difference between goals and systems?

If you're in sales, your goal is to over-achieve your sales quota. Your system is your prospecting system and pipeline management system. Systems deliver sustainable results. Closing is a single event in your sales system.

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So You Want To Start A Blog?

So You Want To Start A Blog? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
If you're planning on starting a blog, there's no shortage of reference material here at MakeUseOf -- we have an entire manual dedicated teaching you the ins and outs of Wordpress, and we've even compared two popular blogging platforms then laid...
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Follow your heart

Stay laser focused

Be original

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Four stages of disruption

Four stages of disruption | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Innovation and disruption are the hallmarks of the technology world, and hardly a moment passes when we are not thinking, doing, or talking about these topics. While I was speaking with some
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Disrupt or be disrupted. Innovate or Die using the process of disruption. 

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Improve Your Learning From A to Z | Learnstreaming

Improve Your Learning From A to Z | Learnstreaming | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
26 Ways to Improve Your Learning Infographic
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Improve your ability to learn. Its as easy as ABC. 

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Rolls-Royce plans 3D printing for jet engine parts - FT.com

Rolls-Royce plans 3D printing for jet engine parts - FT.com | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce is gearing up to use 3D printing technology to produce components for its jet engines, as a means of speeding up production and making more lightweight parts.
David Ednie's insight:

On-demand just-in-time spare parts for jet engines thanks to 3D printers. Image the implications for Doctors and Surgeons for on-demand just-in-time body parts.

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Stop Competing – Start Winning By Innovating

Stop Competing – Start Winning By Innovating | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, competing with other individuals or companies is counterproductive. From a business perspective, focusing on your competition instead of focusing on continuous innovation
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Competitive separation starts by moving closer to customers and anticipating what they will want tomorrow, not closer to your competitors are what they are doing today. 

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The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure

The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Letting fear of failure stop you from asking for what you want ensures you won't get it.
David Ednie's insight:

Don't tell me that it can't be done, just humour me and give me a list of ALL the things you would need to make it a reality.

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Kevin Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 8:56 AM

What would you do if fear of failure was not an issue?

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Openness to Experience and Creative Achievement

Openness to Experience and Creative Achievement | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Openness to experience is the personality trait most consistently associated with creativity.
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Openness to experience is a better predictor of creativity than Intellect. I am I surprised? No! Think entrepreneurs - if you equate creativity in business to creativity in the arts. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 8:03 PM

We are not different people. We are one unifed entity which includes the creative, intellectual, spiritual, physical, and affective. When we look at great thinkers, we often see a holistic, integrated person.

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4 Things We Have Wrong About Creativity

4 Things We Have Wrong About Creativity | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Think creativity is all blue walls and blue skies? Nope. Its more about sitting on an airplane and coming up with a lot of bad ideas.
David Ednie's insight:

Creativity happen at the edge of your existing competent area.

Breakthroughs come when they are ready in a rush and tumble of ideas, true inspiration typically comes when our minds aren’t clogged with extraneous thoughts. The more new ideas someone produces, the greater the chances that something good is coming out. The secret lies in getting to the other side of failure.

All Failure is Failure to Adapt http://bit.ly/1i238mM

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Perpetual beta: Learning about Learning Technology

Perpetual beta: Learning about Learning Technology | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Harold Jarche talks about work in 'perpetual beta'. It's a great subversive notion: 'we're not there yet'. When Google launched, for a number of years it's logo showed 'beta' underneath: a business...
David Ednie's insight:

Constantly sharing = constantly learning

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Management Consulting Essentials: Pre-qualification

Management Consulting Essentials: Pre-qualification | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
I meet and talk with a lot of independent management consultants.  99% of them are extremely busy.  They are so busy that they have little time to learn n
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B2B selling is all about about facilitating a purchase decision

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8 Things You Should Not Do Every Day

8 Things You Should Not Do Every Day | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
It's for your own good. Cut these things out of your day and you'll see gains in productivity--not to mention happiness.
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Don't let the past dictate your future

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, February 24, 9:57 AM

A lot of these tips remind us that multi-tasking doesn't work. With all our digital toys and social media, it's tempting to multi-task, and if you're talking to someone they always know. Is that the message you want?

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If You Want Organizational Change, Ask The Customer

If You Want Organizational Change, Ask The Customer | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Organizational change is always at the top of the C-suite agenda but if you're looking to improve operations across a number of areas where do you start ? Here's a couple of suggestions.Your
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When a customer complains, they're telling you what's wrong. How does your organisation capture and respond to customer complaints? Do you empower your customer facing people to deal with customer complaints "appropriately"? Do you act on this information at C-level? Do you use customer complaints as a compass to drive strategic direction and organisational change?

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Why organisational change can be difficult

Why organisational change can be difficult | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Organisational change from a Darwinian perspective
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The end of "Big Bang" Change Thinking:

1.  Ask small questions.
2.  Think small thoughts
3.  Take small actions.
4.  Solve small problems
5.  Bestow small rewards.
6.  Identify small moments of success.

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Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself

Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Picture this. You meet someone new. "What do you do?" she asks."I'm an architect," you say."Oh, really?" she answers. "Have you designed any buildings I've seen?""Possibly," you reply. "We did the
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The challenge of describing what you do in compelling terms, without using these 16 terms, just made the exercise that much harder. Or did it?

Describe what you did for your most recent client, why it was important to them, the actual results achieved, who made the decision to use you and if they are happy to recommend your work. Do that in 25 words or less and you have nailed it! 

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Achieve Your Goals in 2014 -- Here's Research That Can Help

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 -- Here's Research That Can Help | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Twenty-two motivating (and often surprising) tips from our archive.
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Here are 22 inspiring and actionable ideas that you can use to move forward towards achieving your goals in 2014. 

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Kevin Kelly's curator insight, January 29, 6:24 AM

Would you add anything to these 22 tips?

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3 Brilliant Negotiating Tips I Learned From Steve Jobs

3 Brilliant Negotiating Tips I Learned From Steve Jobs | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
This entrepreneur reveals what he learned watching the Apple CEO negotiate a blockbuster deal with AT&T several years ago.
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Be bold! His outrageous demands and his willingness to fight for them that caused Jobs to succeed.

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cashflow tuna's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:51 PM

Dig into the details, be BOLD, and fight for outrageous demands. 

 

CashFlow Tuna helps it's clients negotiate with vendors, collect from customers, and improve their cashflow using the tips in this article and you can to. 

 

One rule we live by is to always make it a partnership.  If you are open and honest with your suppliers and customers you will find yourself spending less time looking for new ones and more time growing your business. 

 

Have a great weekend, 

 

CashFlowTuna.com

 

 

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The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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All important, but the critical difference maker that I see today is Entrepreneurialism: thinking like an Entrepreneur and not like an Employee.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 22, 2:12 PM

Great list ....