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Topic: Business Innovation
Great Design Is Non-Negotiable — Here’s the Science to Prove It
Article // Mar 31, 2021 11:20:46 AM // 7 min read
Great Design Is Non-Negotiable — Here’s the Science to Prove It

Great design is not a luxury. It’s a necessity.   This bears repeating: Great design, a product that looks good and works well, is essential for success. Software has matured enough that you simply will not succeed with an ugly, ill-conceived…

Optimize Your Team by Applying Brain Science
Podcast // Mar 26, 2021 10:40:10 AM // 1 min read
Optimize Your Team by Applying Brain Science

The tech industry is full of stereotypes. The business exec who only talks in MBA acronyms and spreadsheets. The developer who’d rather code alone in a dark room than attend a co-worker’s birthday lunch. The diva designer who always insists on more…

Track These 2021 Fintech Trends to Stay Relevant
Article // Mar 3, 2021 10:31:36 AM // 7 min read
Track These 2021 Fintech Trends to Stay Relevant

Is your inbox flooded with emails predicting trends for 2021? While trend forecasting might seem overdone or cliche, like joining a gym January 1, there’s good reason to reflect on themes emerging in your industry. 

Jacob Glenn of M Genio: How to Scope Innovation Projects
Podcast // Mar 2, 2021 11:04:31 AM // 1 min read
Jacob Glenn of M Genio: How to Scope Innovation Projects

Because of today’s advanced technology and malleable software, there’s almost no product idea that’s too outlandish to create in some form. While it’s exciting to have seemingly endless possibilities, actually ideating and making truly new,…

How Shopify Guides Consistent Product Improvements
Podcast // Feb 26, 2021 10:56:06 AM // 1 min read
How Shopify Guides Consistent Product Improvements

About This Episode It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of dropping big, bold, and shocking product changes without a lot of forethought. But, unless you’re Apple or Tesla, this approach to design isn’t sustainable. 

Why Innovation Labs Don’t Work (and What to Do Instead)
Article // Feb 5, 2021 1:28:19 PM // 5 min read
Why Innovation Labs Don’t Work (and What to Do Instead)

What if you could lose weight by putting your friend on a diet? You could eat whatever you want and reap the benefits of your friend’s healthy habits by proxy. Scale this model to the masses and you’d be alarmingly rich. 

Managing Design Across Multiple Departments
Webinar // Nov 4, 2020 8:41:37 AM // 1 min read
Managing Design Across Multiple Departments

As digital products, apps, and websites become more advanced and human-centered there is an increasing need for organizations to to stop “shipping the org chart” and work across departmental boundaries. This can be difficult, especially in large…

Chidi Afulezi - The Innovation Mindset
Podcast // Sep 9, 2020 7:46:16 AM // 1 min read
Chidi Afulezi - The Innovation Mindset

Innovation isn’t a project, it’s a mindset. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of approaching innovation with the same guidelines, principles, and processes that you would a project, but when it comes to real innovation isn’t the whole point to do…

How to Validate Your Product Roadmap
Article // Aug 18, 2020 11:48:01 AM // 7 min read
How to Validate Your Product Roadmap

In the classic film National Lampoon’s Vacation, Clark Griswold uses a simple computer program to map out the trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. He wants to get the family to WallyWorld and “maximize the fun time without missing out on any of the…

Udaiyan Jatar - Blue Earth Network
Podcast // Aug 18, 2020 10:01:02 AM // 1 min read
Udaiyan Jatar - Blue Earth Network

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