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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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Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 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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BEST OF TED: How To Manage For Collective Creativity

What’s the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of “Collective Genius,” has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated “creatives.” Continue reading

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Motivational quotes can trigger the invisible push buttons inside the human mind that unleash immense positive energy. These motivational quotes have been worded by the most experienced and successful entrepreneurs, sportspeople, social workers, politicians, and war veterans from the world, each quote a brook of inspiration, a river of knowledge, and an ocean of motivation. Continue reading

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Disaster preparation will not only save lives, but it can provide a blueprint for emergency personnel to better respond to these tough situations. Innovation can help professionals bring these learnings in and out of the office setting. Continue reading

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After using statistical algorithms to predict the fate of a few thousand companies, venture capitalist, Thomas Thurston has exposed controversial discoveries about what drives commercial success for disruptive innovation. It’s confounding simple, but, still really hard to apply because— we’re so human. Continue reading

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