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Where Does Innovation Come From?

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Where Does Innovation Come From?
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For me it was the discovery of something much different, I think Florence is where innovation was born – and perhaps an inspiration for your business to get unstuck.
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Focus - Organize - Interrogate Trends, Innovations, Paradigm Shifts
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Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool

Joel Barker's T.I.P.S. Tracking - A Strategic Exploration Tool | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it

T.I.P.S. Tracking is a powerful strategic exploration tool that encourages individuals and organizations to manage key information on trands, innovations, and paradigm shifts.  It is focused on three key skills:  Focus - Organize - Interrogate

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The Hidden Consequences of a Growing Gig Workforce

The Hidden Consequences of a Growing Gig Workforce | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
In the employment firmament, their star is rising. They appear when you need them, go away when you don’t, and there’s always a long line of replacements ready to step in. Contract workers are in wide use today, and it’s
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A great to explore these and other consequences.  www.implicationswheel.com

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As Millennials Demand More Meaning, Older Brands Are Not Aging Well

As Millennials Demand More Meaning, Older Brands Are Not Aging Well | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Ask millenials and boomers what companies they value most and you’ll get very different answers. If brands want to make an impact with the consumers of the future, they need a clear mission.
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Will Human Recruiting Survive in an AI Future?

Will Human Recruiting Survive in an AI Future? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
What does artificial intelligence (AI) mean for the future of recruiting? About 90 percent of the tasks recruiters do will likely be automated in the years ahead, but that doesn’t mean that talent acquisition professionals will become extinct.
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The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.
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AI and Customer Service Future

AI and Customer Service Future | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
To find out what will customer service future look like and whether we’ll lose our jobs to robots, we spoke with experts in AI customer service.
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The Future of Customer Experience

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Understand new global and regional consumer trends and uncover innovation opportunities
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Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve | TRENDBANK

Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve | TRENDBANK | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
These Trends illuminate both human behavior and marketplace shifts; they chart what’s ahead and help us illuminate what steps to take today, so our clients thrive Tomorrow.
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"Trends" are "row items" in a  Strategy Matrix  the  help an organization determine their possible impact on Strategic Objectives and Key Characteristics.
 
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10 predictions about the AI revolution

10 predictions about the AI revolution | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
One of the world's foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the technology becomes commonplace.
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These are issues that could clearly impact many organizations' strategic objectives and key characteristics
 
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Podcast: Faith Popcorn on Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods

Led by Faith Popcorn – “The Nostradamus of Marketing” – Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve is the leading futurist trend marketing agency for over 40 years.
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Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You?

Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Our family dog, Loula, is microchipped. Our vet offered it to us as a service when Loula first joined our family. It provides some peace of mind in the sad event that Loula goes missing and ends up in a shelter or vet office. They would be able to read the rice-grain-sized RFID chip embedded in her leg, discove
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The company doing this offers the positives; the author includes negatives.  Wouldn't it be interesting -- and important -- for an exploration examining both (and more) positive and negative implications

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Family of 12-year-old who committed suicide after cyberbullying to sue school district

Family of 12-year-old who committed suicide after cyberbullying to sue school district | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
You're a loser. You have no friends. And finally: Why don't you kill yourself?
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Ruby on Rails is out: major coding bootcamp ditches it, due to waning interest

Ruby on Rails is out: major coding bootcamp ditches it, due to waning interest | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Is the end of Ruby on Rails nigh? Everything seems to point that way.
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Ray Kurzweil's Most Exciting Predictions About the Future of Humanity

Ray Kurzweil's Most Exciting Predictions About the Future of Humanity | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
The tech prophet envisions an exhilarating future for humanity.
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The Amazon and Whole Foods Story: Long-term Success Depends on Customer-centricity and Brand Synergy 

The Amazon and Whole Foods Story: Long-term Success Depends on Customer-centricity and Brand Synergy  | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Amazon’s announcement that it would acquire Whole Foods sent shockwaves throughout the retail industry — leaving competitors (and customers) wondering what this merger means for each company, and how it will impact grocery shopping as a whole. When you take two companies who have strong reputations for loyal customers and clear brand identities, you can’t help but wonder whether combining them will result in greatness or a giant mess.
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“Faux Innovation” and Other Discontents

“Faux Innovation” and Other Discontents | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
After digging a little deeper, I think I uncovered the source of the frustration — there was no real evidence that the desire for innovation was being met with meaningful adoption or implementation.
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This Is What Happens On The Internet In 60 Seconds

This Is What Happens On The Internet In 60 Seconds | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Here's what happens on the Internet in 60 seconds.
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This presents some pretty strong, 200 millions plus, reasons for understanding the value of the T.I.P.S. Tracking program.

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WhatsApp-only drama series launches in South Africa

WhatsApp-only drama series launches in South Africa | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
But in a world of media disruption, where over 1.8 billion people use mobile messaging apps (eMarketer, July 2017), brands need to speak to customers as they speak to each other: fast, informal, and seamlessly merging text, voice and media. Time for you to get serious about how messaging apps will shape how you tell your brand stories.
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AI and Customer Service: Now

AI and Customer Service: Now | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
AI is changing our world and it’s impact on customer service shouldn’t be underestimated. Prepare your team for the use of Artificial Intelligence.
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Poll: What workplace change do you want most?

Poll: What workplace change do you want most? | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
In this week's Trader Poll, tell us what kind of workplace change you want the most.
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OUR CASHLESS FUTURE HAS ARRIVED

OUR CASHLESS FUTURE HAS ARRIVED | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Led by Faith Popcorn – “The Nostradamus of Marketing” – Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve is the leading futurist trend marketing agency for over 40 years.
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A Look at the Big Picture of the Future of Work

A Look at the Big Picture of the Future of Work | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Maybe in your particular vision of the future of work, you imagine factories full of robots, automating commonplace tasks, while human beings orchestrate the work’s ultimate goals and intent. Perhaps you think of the working population’s shifting demographics, with the
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A very interesting and very relevant article.  It includes a classification of "implications" into three categories.  This could be a great foundation for a more thorough exploration because there are important positive and negative implications beyond what appear to be "first--orders"  or even just categories.

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Faith Popcorn on the Unpredictable Year Ahead

Faith Popcorn on the Unpredictable Year Ahead | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Futurist Faith Popcorn, who’s founder and CEO of Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, a strategic consultancy serving the Fortune 500, ha
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Little Caesars unveils Pizza Portal, letting customers grub and skip human interaction

Little Caesars unveils Pizza Portal, letting customers grub and skip human interaction | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Self-service pizza stations are convenient and let customers skip the small talk. But the devices could lead to job loss and problems communicating.
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It's not the same as one of our favorite vending machines, the Pizza Vending Machine, but it's certainly another match of innovation, service (?), and how technology continually changes dynamics for jobs.

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For Many Retailers It's Far Later Than They Think.

For Many Retailers It's Far Later Than They Think. | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
Retailers are paying the price today for failing to see emerging trends and adopting a culture of innovation. For some, it's already too late. For others they need to close the gap ASAP.
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Your Customers Still Want to Talk to a Human Being

Your Customers Still Want to Talk to a Human Being | T.I.P.S. Tracking | Scoop.it
As brands prioritize this digital experience, they often overlook a simple fact: communicating by voice is faster, easier, and more effective than typing messages back and forth.
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