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Life Changing Leadership Advice From Silicon Valley Billionaires

There are 56 billionaires in Silicon Valley. Other than the money, what else do they have in common? First and foremost, they have led their companies from ideas to a multi-billion dollar behemoths that invent, transform and dominate the industries in which they compete. Their leadership style can’t be easily imitated, but through hours of intense research PeopleSpark pulled together the best of their leadership advice, strategies and tips into this presentation. Continue reading

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By 2020, 50 percent of U.S. workers will be millennials. With three generations in the workplace, gaps are starting to emerge and it’s affecting your business inside and out. Is your brand making a splash or missing the boat? And who really should be in charge of your brand? Find out how to leverage this sea of change to ensure your efforts are helping move your business forward. Continue reading

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Innovation Tips That Will Change the Way You Think

Innovation plays an important role in a business. If you don’t create more effective processes, think of new products, or implement new ideas, your business will less likely to succeed. How do you become an innovative person? Here’s a short presentation. Continue reading

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Work Rules!

We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. Yet for too many people, the experience of work is demotivating and dehumanizing. Google has learned a ton about what makes for an enjoyable and productive workplace. They’re not alone – lots of other companies, ranging from grocers (e.g., Wegmans) to textile companies (e.g., the Brandix Group) to Brooklyn delis (e.g., Russ & Daughters), as well as academics and scientists, have learned the same simple truth: there are straightforward things we can do to make work better. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of May 2015

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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It’s no longer solely about asking primary research questions. Greg Heist of Gongos, Inc. talks about a holistic view of consumers, particularly as data becomes more abundant. It’s ultimately about helping organizations develop a competency in leveraging the data and knowledge the organization already possesses to tackle business challenges, both large and small. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: What Happens When Our Computers Get Smarter Than We Are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own? Continue reading

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