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Lessons in Innovation from Rome’s Arch Enemy

Destination Innovation

Hannibal (247 – 182 BC) was an illustrious general of the North African state of Carthage, Rome’s enemy and rival for control of the Mediterranean. His father was a Carthaginian general, Hamilcar, who made his 9 year old son swear undying enmity for Rome.

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation

IdeaScale

When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization.

Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing

Destination Innovation

Why do we keep doing more of the same things? Is it because they are familiar and easy? Is it because we are lazy? Or are we scared that if we try something new it might not work and we will look foolish?

We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It

Digital Tonto

The truth is that even really smart people get the future wrong. We need to be explorers, not oracles. Related posts: We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Here’s How Technology Will Shape Marketing Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

We need to shift from crafting messages to creating experiencesWe need to shift from crafting messages to creating experiences. Algorithms can analyze and target, but only humans can truly inspire. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Marketing Technology Future Value Exchange

Innovation Hot Spots – Countries vs. Cities

InnovationManagement

We increasingly see the world and much of its innovation through the lens of cities not countries, but there is little clarity around where the true innovation hotspots of today, let alone tomorrow, are to be found. While there is general agreement around which are the most innovative countries, the lack of consensus around the criteria used to identify an innovative city has produced multiple views and varied answers.

Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Braden Kelley

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1.

Is ‘Jobs to be Done’ the Road Map for Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, ably assisted by three acolytes, Hall, Dillon and Duncan. It is an important work which makes some big claims.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

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Guide 4 Innovating

I was reminded last week on what I seem to have forgotten in my years of focusing on innovation, or was simply repeating, just how innovation has seemingly stayed still in much of its design in recent years, irrespective of what we believe has been ‘innovation advances’.

Data Gathers in a Cloud. It Takes off from the Edge

Daniel Burrus

In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications and connected sensors, what we call Internet of Things (IoT), is rapidly becoming an example of too much of a good thing. Fortunately, edge computing can help make that wealth of data a good deal more usable.

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Five Must-Attend Innovation & Tech Conferences in 2017

IdeaScale

Conferences let you meet the latest and greatest in innovation. Tech conferences are where innovation can truly kindle. But there’s also a dizzying array of them from which to choose.

How Big is Your Comfort Zone?

Mills-Scofield

Fly NYON #ShoeSelfies - Aerial view over Central Park, NYC. I’ve been thinking about comfort zones. Most of the discussion makes it seem like comfort zones are static. They’re not.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session will examine the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly.

What's the Best Incentive Compensation Strategy for Salespeople?

Michael Roberto

Harvard Business School Professors Doug Chung and Das Narayandas have conducted an interesting new study about compensation schemes for salespeople. They conducted a field experiment with a Swedish electronics retailer. The firm used a monthly quota system to motivate and reward salespeople. The scholars tested the effect of shifting to a daily quota system. What did they find? Overall revenue increased with the installation of a daily quota system.

Why We Need T-Shaped Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Big disruptive innovations don’t usually come from experts in the field. Max Planck, the famous physicist famously quipped that “science advances one funeral at a time”, and in some ways, you can argue that this applies equally to innovation.

The Creative Process

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post.

Identifying the Right Problem to Solve: A 4-Step Framework

IdeaScale

The votes are in, the consensus is clear- the #1 challenge for decision makers across industry is now selecting the right problem to solve and more precisely- being confident that that selection is the best problem to focus on.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Solving root causes of innovation blockage

Guide 4 Innovating

So what does block innovation? Arguably there are plenty of things up and down organizations. For instance a lack of resources, an overcrowded portfolio of ideas, a lack of dedicated people, treating innovation as a one-off, keeping it isolated and apart from mainstream activities. Yet many are simply hidden and need surfacing and require often an outside perspective. Here are ten really important barriers, that can hold innovation back.

Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition

Exago

Exago’s 3.6 idea management software release is a major leap forward from the previous versions. With a brand new homepage look and feel, it offers additional idea review gates and a more comprehensive evaluation process, as well as more effective communication mechanisms.

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized.

Innovation Strategy Ideas – Take Credit for Everything New

BrainZooming

Short Story: There could be better ways to formalize your organization’s innovation strategy, so ask The Brainzooming Group for ideas (via a FREE conversation) to make sure you consider alternatives! How do you introduce an innovation strategy for your organization ?

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The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Oil and Water: Why Corporations and Startups Rarely Mix

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. There are many experienced, talented and well intentioned people who are, without knowing, blockers to innovation.

5 Industries with the Most Innovative Companies

InnovationManagement

Have you ever wondered where great ideas come from? If your company has ever stalled for the lack of innovation, then you’ve probably thought about it from time to time.

How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges

Exago

Here’s a simple but essential tip when establishing your innovation challenges: pick ‘fights’ that are useful and bring attainable value to your organisation. The post How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

Innovation Excellence

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this m.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Don’t Miss It! 45 Experts in Boosting Creative Thinking Skills – All FREE!

BrainZooming

How are you boosting your creative thinking skills in dramatic ways for 2017 and beyond? If you haven’t thought about it, fortunately for you, there is an opportunity coming up April 2 through April 9, 2017! It features forty-five creativity and innovation experts! And it’s available online and FREE! The Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017 is a virtual event running from this coming Sunday through the following Sunday.

Read This if You are A Sales Executive or a Sales Leader: Best Among What I Read – Sales Edition

Rmukesh Gupta

Best Among What I Read by Mukesh Gupta. If you know me at all, you would already know that I read a lot of stuff – right from business topics like (Sales, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing) to personal topics like philosophy, religion, psychology, habit formation, economics and the lot. I used to share a collection of articles that I really thought were well written or were thought provoking for me, almost everyday till a few months back.

Storytelling is a Powerful Way to Transmit Tacit Knowledge

Idea Champions

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‘Collaborative Synthesizim’ and Innovative Nations

InnovationManagement

In an increasingly interconnected world, those individuals, sectors, and nations who can master collaborative synthesis will emerge as alpha-innovators. Through "collaborative synthesizim", the use of highly-integrated, progressive technologies working in synchronization will drive innovative practices, encourage new ways of thinking, and present new challenges. Column & Opinion collaborative synthesizing entrepreneurship global market globalization grassroots

Proven Strategy: How to Harness the Voice of the Customer to Solve Business Challenges

How do you leverage insights gained from customers, contact centers, and other customer support functions to solve your top business challenges? Gareth, VP of Product Management at Spigit, shares a proven strategy that will help you do just that.