Inspiration

Teny Gross #BIF8 Summit: The Importance of Being Civilized

We are kicking of this BIF curated series with a video of #BIF8 Summit storyteller and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, Teny Gross. As a crusader for nonviolence, Teny and his streetworkers are igniting peace in urban Providence. Never shying away from the hard truths about the violence epidemic worldwide, Teny inspires hope while pulling on your heartstrings.

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Lessons from the Puzzle of Innovation

So what this has to do with innovation? Upon reflection, lots of ideas came to my mind about the analogy between solving Jigsaw puzzles and solving the innovation process puzzle, in organizations. So let me start with the Jigsaw puzzle solving process and tips to consider in piecing together your innovation process.

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Suggestion Box vs. Idea Management Software

We've all seen them. Suggestion boxes. But are they really innovative? Do they really provide companies with everything they need to capture suggestions and ideas? If you're looking to evaluate the necessity of your suggestion box consider these four points for why idea management software can beat a suggestion box...

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The First 90 Days

The First 90 Days written by Michael Watkins offers some excellent tips on how to start in a new role and how to analyze the challenge ahead for any leader taking over an organization. I have been able to apply them quickly at every company I worked for as most of them needed an “innovation turn-around” to “wake up” the organization, to remove all organizational roadblocks, and to face tough economic market

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Healthcare Kiosks are Coming

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings are coming and promise to deliver healthcare on the spot via telemedicine. HealthSpot is part of a wave of upcoming small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings.

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