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Make Awesome Where Awesome Is Not


Every assumption is an innovation opportunity. The assumption that only a few of us is brave, creative and bold needs to be killed for everyone to make an impact in the Next Economy , one where most routine jobs will be delegated to algorithms and robots. The only thing we can’t delegate, and shouldn’t, is that what makes us human: creativity. If ain’t broke don’t fix it?

6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate

Digital Tonto

From corporate giants to startups to world class labs, here are the 6 things every successful innovator has in common. Related posts: If You Want To Innovate, Follow These 5 Rules. How Wells Fargo. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

We all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside. Some do this because of a necessity of topping up their nicotine levels or finding a few moments for having a chat, others just simply to step away, relax a little and freshen up. We immerse ourselves in our category as we know it as the natural place to start. Enjoy the ride!

Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. Find out what it is: wgdryZ9r0B @HarvardBiz. — Brian Tracy (@BrianTracy) August 20, 2016. The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered. Think about design thinking, for example. Bingo!

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Why Corporate Accelerators Fail — and What to Do About It

With more than 230 independent accelerators, it can be challenging to offer a value proposition that is compelling enough to startup founders. Large companies will need to change their accelerator strategy and design to be successful moving forward.

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Never forget your most valuable innovation asset


When targeting participants for your open innovation programme, consider suppliers, customers and universities. Yet, don’t forget your most valuable asset. The post Never forget your most valuable innovation asset appeared first on Blog Insights collective intelligence employee engagement open-innovation

DELL Technologies: The Layer In Between

Information Playground

In a previous post I used the diagram below to highlight two Dell Technologies organizations: DELL Client, which possesses a set of "endpoint" technologies. DELL EMC, which possesses a set of "cloud infrastructure" technologies. EMC has certainly contributed technologies into the "Endpoint Technologies" category. The data is then put to work (e.g. Steve. link].

Innovation Starts with A Question

Rmukesh Gupta

In a world where it is extremely difficult to sustain any competitive advantage you build, it is important to constantly innovate and come up with new ideas, products and solutions and that too at Speed. We all know that innovation always starts with an insight. You have an insight when you suddenly see things differently. You see things differently when you start looking at things differently.

The Growing Importance of a Strategic Approach to Innovation Communications

Innovation Excellence

Corporate innovation leaders have recently taken an “ecosystem” perspective to their innovation activities, with a downstream impact being a more strategic view and approach to managing internal communication efforts. collaboration culture Experience Innovation communications Innovation Strategy leverage

Upgrade Your Innovation Program with Crowdsourcing Best Practices

Communities are forming around companies, ideas, projects, start-ups, and people. This white paper teaches organizations how to assess impact, reach, and generate engagement in their innovation programs with the help of the crowd.

113 Ideas for Strategic Planning Process Improvement


It is time for strategic planning across organizations. To make it a little easier to track down ideas for how you can approach developing strategy this year, here are nineteen Brainzooming articles filled with 113 techniques and ideas for improving your organization’s strategic planning process. 113 Ideas for Strategic Planning Process Improvement. Ideas for Simplified Strategic Planning.

7 Lessons in Leadership, Diversity And a Culture of Learning from an Animated Short Film

Rmukesh Gupta

I stumbled upon a short animated video which did such a great job of showcasing the kind of leadership and a learning culture that will be needed to succeed in a workplace – which operates in a volatile business environment, has a multi-generational workforce and wants to thrive by moving forward. Before we can continue, pls take the two or so minutes to watch the video below.

Innovation, ecosystems, platforms and more

OVO Innovation

I'm pleased to announce that Paul Hobcraft and I will be working together on a number of posts that relate to some discussions we've had about innovation, more specifically how innovation must evolve from creating interesting but incomplete solutions to understanding how customers want to have interesting, seamless experiences. Over the next few weeks we'll be writing posts on a new shared website that examine the state of innovation, and provide a reason we think so many innovation outcomes fail to achieve their goals. But, one step at a time.

Innovation, ecosystems, platforms and the promise of more to come

Paul Hobcraft

Jeffrey Phillip s and I are launching our fourth collaboration together, this time we are exploring innovation ecosystems and the growing impact they are having in the business world through their ‘conecting and collaborating difference’ that can lead to vastly different final customer experiences. just want to reaffirm what he has written on this, originally over on his site.

Transform your Company and Rethink Innovation – A Report by Stefan Lindegaard

Innovation professionals around the world talk too much about “innovation” and “innovation culture”, the terms are blurred. It’s time to rethink. In the face of digital transformation and the threat of disruption, companies have to change. But how?

Strategic Planning Exercises – Asking Questions People Can Answer


As we mentioned, business people are expending considerable energy preparing for strategy planning meetings. That is evidenced by our web traffic as searches for effective strategic planning exercises and effective strategy meetings jump. Invariably, executives are seeking information on strategic thinking exercises suited to making strategic planning participants more effective and successful.

The Growing Rivalry Between Google And IBM

Digital Tonto

Google vs. IBM is a rivalry for technological rather than market dominance, yet it's likely to determine much about how technology shapes our world. Related posts: Why The Google-Nasa Partnership. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Google IBM

The Case for Dual Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago. At this time it became pretty obvious to me that this concept – academically worn-out but deficiently or not at all put into practice in most organizations – would be of increasing importance.

3 Key Characteristics of Good Business Metrics

Rmukesh Gupta

I recently read a HBR article titled,  Don’t Be Tyrannized by Old Metrics. The post talks about the importance of having the right kind of metrics for your business. In my opinion, metrics are like the dashboard you have on the car. They do have some value but are of no use if you are going in the wrong direction. They are as below: Good Metrics are not necessarily easy to measure.

The 5 Traits of High-Performance Corporate Innovation Teams

Companies need more than a cookie cutter approach to building their corporate innovation teams —which is why it’s easy for initiatives to get stuck as one-off projects that deliver minimal ROI. See the top 5 traits to look for in your team.


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Why Investors Should Support the Tesla, SolarCity Merger

Adam Hartung

In early August Tesla announced it would be buying SolarCity. The New York Times discussed how this combination would help CEO Elon Musk move toward his aspirations for greater clean energy use. But the Los Angeles Times took the companies to task for merging in the face of tremendous capital needs at both, while Tesla was far short of hitting its goals for auto and battery production.

Solve Food Industry Challenges at Open Innovation Event


Have you got a brilliant idea that could help major food companies such as Mars, General MIlls and Tesco overcome their business challenges? If so, you’ll have an opportunity to grab their attention at the 5th Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event. Anyone can take part – individuals, research centers and companies of all sizes and maturity from the UK and anywhere else in the word.

Innovation from the Summer of 1927 – Part II

Innovation Excellence

This is the second in a series of articles based on Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America, 1927, which takes a whirlwind tour through a series of major events that occurred in the summer of 1927.  Bryson relays the story of the architect Harvey W. Corbett, whose ambitions were larger than physics would permit.  Corbett, Bryson. Innovation Henry Ford New York Yankees

Can You Involve the Crowd in Your Innovation Initiative?

The crowd provides organizations with better ideas at a lower cost, but on which questions can you ask the crowd to collaborate? This white paper details how to establish your crowd, questions to ask the crowd, and how to measure results.

Lessons In Customer Loyalty

Rmukesh Gupta

The Offer: I got a message from Raymond indicating that they missed me as I had not shopped with them for some time and that they would love to have me back to their shop. And that they would like to give me a  gift of INR 500. visited their showroom and was in for a surprise. My brand loyalty with Raymond did take a hit as a result of this transaction. It was all about the brand from thereon.


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Is your leadership style fostering employee engagement?


Your organization is defined by more than just the industry you're in or the services you provide. Your success - and your image - is also shaped by your employee culture, the way you treat your employees and the relationships you have with customers. Employee Engagement Social Business Employee Culture

High School Reunion Ideas – 18 Fun Questions to Ask


I came up with this list a few years ago when some friends were searching for high school reunion ideas that would help pass the time. It’s reunion time again. Here’s the list of fun questions in text and image form. Try them out, and see who fits each category at your high school reunion! High School Reunion Ideas – 18 Fun Questions to Ask. Most unrealized intellectual potential?

How Does Employee Engagement Serve Innovation

Organizations that prioritize employee engagement enjoy increased productivity, higher customer satisfaction, and more. That’s why it’s important to engage employees in innovation. Learn the best tactics for employee engagement in this white paper.

How to Actually Keep a Trade Secret

Innovation Excellence

I can’t tell you it is a secret – well ok… Trade secrets have a number of fundamental flaws. Probably the most difficult thing about keeping a trade secret is your company has to be able to keep a secret. While the concept of keeping a secret is easy, the implementation can be extremely difficult.

Innovation – Simple and Effective

Rmukesh Gupta

I was driving home from office yesterday when I caught a glimpse of this advertisement on a small restaurant (Lemon Rice) on St. Johns Road in Bangalore. I was so happy to see this. This is a great example of innovation in action. Click To Tweet. This also tells us that any one who wants to can innovate. This also tells me that small entrepreneurs who hustle can be extremely innovative.

Stop the Red tape: Align your organization around ideas


Collecting ideas from employees is not a new concept. During World War 2, USA implemented Training Within Industry (TWI), where employees were asked to assess how they do their job and suggest improvements continuously. After World War 2 it was introduced to Japan and later popularized as Kaizen or Toyota Production system and later more […