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5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas | Innovation | Scoop.it

How to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing. What happens when you cross a checkerboard with a midnight snack?


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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By combining very different things we can come up with new ideas. Hmmm. Very interesting. 

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Connecting unexpected people, places, objects, and ideas provides a huge boost to your imagination. You can practice this skill by using provocative metaphors, interacting with those outside your normal circles, building on existing ideas, and finding inspiration in unlikely places. These approaches enhance creative thinking and are terrific tools for generating fresh ideas.

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BI guest blog series continues: Data is going to get very personal

BI guest blog series continues: Data is going to get very personal | Innovation | Scoop.it
[Note from the editor:  This is the third in our series of BI-focused blog posts.  Thanks again to Bob Johansen for sharing his expertise as the head of the Deltek BI Affinity group.  If you want t...
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Thanks to Deltek for allowing me to write on Business Intelligence. If you are interested in where the future of data might be taking us, please read on and let me know what you think in the comments.

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The Social Employee: The Secret Sauce That Cisco, Southwest Airlines, And Adobe Use To Win

The Social Employee: The Secret Sauce That Cisco, Southwest Airlines, And Adobe Use To Win | Innovation | Scoop.it
Thanks to social media businesses are more transparent than ever. In a conversation with one of the authors of the new book The Social Employee Fast...
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As many small to mid-size firms embark on the journey toward a more social workplace, this article sheds light on how to handle the transistion and gives advice on what not to do. A great read. 

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5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas | Innovation | Scoop.it

How to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing. What happens when you cross a checkerboard with a midnight snack?


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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By combining very different things we can come up with new ideas. Hmmm. Very interesting. 

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Connecting unexpected people, places, objects, and ideas provides a huge boost to your imagination. You can practice this skill by using provocative metaphors, interacting with those outside your normal circles, building on existing ideas, and finding inspiration in unlikely places. These approaches enhance creative thinking and are terrific tools for generating fresh ideas.

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Why Your Manager Doesn't Want You To Innovate

Why Your Manager Doesn't Want You To Innovate | Innovation | Scoop.it
Despite all the talk about the importance of innovation, most managers don't really want their people to come up with new ideas. Here are three reasons for these mixed messages, and what you can do about it.
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Dematerialization – A Pathway for Innovation

Dematerialization – A Pathway for Innovation | Innovation | Scoop.it
Dematerialization is a key strategy for innovation and one I discuss in my book, Flash Foresight. What is dematerialization? Quite simply, it’s the ability to make things smaller.As technology
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The trend is that technology is getting smaller. Other things could as well. What can you think of that should be smaller?  

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What will CRM look like in 2015?

What will CRM look like in 2015? | Innovation | Scoop.it
As we become accustomed to a real-time, data rich world the existing enterprise applications have to adapt — including customer relationship management software. Here are some thoughts on making it better.
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Laws that choke creativity [Video on TED.com]

Lawrence Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture.

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How is your firm fostering a culture of innovation?

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