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Business Applications for Artificial Intelligence: An Update for 2020 Innovation

Business Applications for Artificial Intelligence: An Update for 2020

Discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) elicits a wide range of feelings. On one end of the spectrum is fear of job loss s...

3/18/2019 | 12 minute read

Welcome Authenticity, Prepare for Innovation Innovation

Welcome Authenticity, Prepare for Innovation

There’s been a lot of chatter about authenticity in the workplace. Academic journals and business websites tout the importanc...

12/05/2016 | 6 minute read

The Perks of Procrastination Innovation

The Perks of Procrastination

For the procrastinators in our midst who often succumb to deadline-induced stress, it may be surprising to discover that proc...

10/19/2016 | 4 minute read

3 Ways to Boost Productivity with a Morning Ritual Innovation

3 Ways to Boost Productivity with a Morning Ritual

Our bodies have limited reserves for fueling our productivity. Studies have shown that when our energy and self-control are d...

9/21/2016 | 4 minute read

How to Lead Successful Innovation: Lessons from Experts Innovation

How to Lead Successful Innovation: Lessons from Experts

Your firm's ability to innovate again and again is critical to its success—just as it has been for Intuit, Apple, Google, and...

7/29/2016 | 12 minute read

Four Steps to an Effective Innovation Process Innovation

Four Steps to an Effective Innovation Process

For any growth company, the process of innovation can be both exciting and daunting. Your team has no shortage of ideas, but ...

6/14/2016 | 2 minute read

Divergent vs. Convergent Thinking: How to Strike a Balance Innovation

Divergent vs. Convergent Thinking: How to Strike a Balance

We've all seen this happen: an idea is placed on the table, and immediately our analytical lens zeros in—we don't have the bu...

5/10/2016 | 2 minute read

What Kind of Problem Solver Are You? Innovation

What Kind of Problem Solver Are You?

Today's professionals are under pressure to keep the ideas coming and to deliver new products, services, and organizational c...

10/16/2015 | 8 minute read

4 Ways Creative Thinking Drives Professional Success Innovation

4 Ways Creative Thinking Drives Professional Success

"We are going to reimagine every unloved product in people’s lives!" That's the line that yielded the equity the founders of ...

1/26/2015 | 6 minute read

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