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Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Lately, I've been obsessed with methods for facilitating innovation for nonprofits.    It isn't a matter of facilitation techniques, but process design.     

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Target's New CEO Brian Cornell Lacks Innovative Pizzazz

Target's New CEO Brian Cornell Lacks Innovative Pizzazz | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

OK! After a diligent search Target’s management found a new Chairman and CEO. He is Brian Cornell, 55 and he will report to work in Minneapolis on August 12.

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Innovation Should Be Mandatory In Higher Education

Innovation Should Be Mandatory In Higher Education | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Technology and innovation are creating increasingly attractive options and alternatives to existing systems of education, and consumers are learning how to take advantage of those.
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Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look.

Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look. | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Even today new inventions don't always involve harnessing high technology. The smallest idea can inspire a transformative product.
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A Highly Dubious Measure of Innovation

A Highly Dubious Measure of Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
A closer look at five of the 81 indicators that researchers use to rank nations in the Global Innovation Index
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5 Brilliant Strategies That Make Honda One Of The World's Most Innovative Companies

5 Brilliant Strategies That Make Honda One Of The World's Most Innovative Companies | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Embracing paradox is one of the secrets of Honda's global success.
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Successful Innovation Leaders 'Make Their Organizations Ready And Willing To Perform'

Successful Innovation Leaders 'Make Their Organizations Ready And Willing To Perform' | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

In this increasingly challenging business environment, innovation – or, rather, the ability to be innovative on a continuous basis – is the elusive big beast. 

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What's the Secret to Effective Innovation?: Video

What's the Secret to Effective Innovation?: Video | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Larry Keeley, president and co-founder of Doblin Group, discusses the secret to effective innovation with Cory Johnson on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)
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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Value creation is no longer one-and-done.
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What the Ziploc Bag Can Teach Us About Innovation

The ubiquitous, indispensable Ziploc wasn't created overnight. Like most meaningful innovations, it took a patience and persistence that many entrepreneurs overlook.
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The Innovation Turbo-Charge: How To Train The Brain To Be More Creative

The Innovation Turbo-Charge: How To Train The Brain To Be More Creative | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
For a very long time, we haven’t had a good enough understanding of creativity and how it works in the brain to be able to train people to be more creative. This is beginning to change.
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Lessons On Innovation From Visionary CEOs

Lessons On Innovation From Visionary CEOs | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

As CEOs seek to grow their business the answer often comes down to one word – innovation. Innovation is the heart that pumps out new value to existing and new customers. 

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How Do You Embrace Culture Change In Your Company? - TalentCulture

How Do You Embrace Culture Change In Your Company? - TalentCulture | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
"...changing the culture of an organization can seem like an impossibility." Learn the importance of embracing a cultural change in your office with Nancy Rubin.
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Why should crowdfunding only be for startups?

Why should crowdfunding only be for startups? | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Larger businesses have barely begun to explore the benefits of the strategy, experts argue
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4 Problems With Wall Street, and the Innovative Companies that Are Tackling Them

A review of some of the companies looking to give traditional Wall Street finance businesses a run for their money.
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Improv and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Innovative Spirit

Improv and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Innovative Spirit | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Theater techniques can teach startups a thing or two about developing an openness to new ideas.
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How Philanthropists And Investors Can Work Together To Create Social Change

How Philanthropists And Investors Can Work Together To Create Social Change | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Scaling up innovation is rarely as simple as investing in a company. The best social innovations aren’t companies – rather they are social movements, coalitions co-created by businesses, social sector organisations and governments working together. 

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STEM from the humanities: How visual arts, empathy and storytelling fuel innovation

STEM from the humanities: How visual arts, empathy and storytelling fuel innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) operate at the core of the digital age. But the humanities factor prominently into the equation. Elements from the humanities -- visual arts, empathy, storytelling -- provide engagement to innovation.

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Today's Leaders Must Learn To Thrive In Disequilibrium

Today's Leaders Must Learn To Thrive In Disequilibrium | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Technology and customer preferences are evolving so rapidly that the only businesses that will survive are those that are constantly adapting to changing conditions.

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Five Steps to Profitable Innovation | Innovation Management

Five Steps to Profitable Innovation | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Innovation is one of the hottest topics in business these days. More and more, companies are coming out with new products and services designed to amaze their customers and get them to dig deeper into their pocketbooks. 

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You’re Not Steve Jobs -- You Need to Learn From Customer Behavior

You’re Not Steve Jobs -- You Need to Learn From Customer Behavior | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

As a digital analyst, I’m often challenged by executives who don’t feel a sense of urgency to invest time and resources in studying digital customers.

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The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries.
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What The Wright Brothers Could Teach Today's Innovators About Solving Problems

What The Wright Brothers Could Teach Today's Innovators About Solving Problems | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Three tips for testing your assumptions the Wright--er, right--way
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The Cardinal Sins of Innovation Policy

The Cardinal Sins of Innovation Policy | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Why should a city, a region, or even a country want to have an innovation policy?
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Top 6 habits of innovative companies

Top 6 habits of innovative companies | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
To innovate today, companies need to involve both insiders and outsiders. Innovation requires attacking problems from a few different angles. Innovative companies have six traits that others should emulate.
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Why Best Practices Can Lead To Better Innovation

Why Best Practices Can Lead To Better Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
What’s really important is creating a culture of change, where “best practice” is understood to be a transient term, soon to be overtaken by something vastly better.
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