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You Are What You Pay Attention To

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Fake news is killing people’s minds! This is what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said and he wants to do something about. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that fake news isn’t new. Facebook, whether they like it or not, is one culprit in helping spread fake news and other nonsense. Attention is currency. What it means for innovation.

Insights from the Gartner CIO Survey

Hype

Gartner’s annual survey of CIOs reaches out to 2,944 individuals from across 84 countries. It’s a useful barometer for the state of digital transformation, and technology support for innovation. CIOs have increasingly found themselves at the intersection between supporting the technology needs of the legacy business, and pushing change to transform the business going forward. Research

The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent post over on a dedicated website for discussing ecosystems and platforms, I was discussing the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. quote “I’d say Amazon are “ asset heavy ” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”. Let me repeat these as they are increasingly important in the world of platforms and ecosystems. Again I think Alibaba is doing a really good job of that. In summary.

Innovators will win with seamless experiences

OVO Innovation

I've written before, both on this blog and on the blog I share with Paul Hobcraft about platforms and ecosystems about the need for seamless experiences. Innovators often create technologies or products, which have interesting capabilities or features, but rarely do they think through the actual use of the products and understand how they fit in with other products, services, infrastructure, channels and data that exist in a customer's life. It's our stipulation that the future is about seamless experiences. That's a huge problem and an opportunity for innovators.

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 What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

Digital Tonto

A flash of insight will not make you Steve Jobs, it just means that you’ve recognized a pattern that may or may not really be there. Related posts: Platforms Are Eating The World. The Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

Effective Co-Creation - A Guide to Open Innovation Programs

Hype

Open Innovation is a challenging task for any company. Yet it yields great opportunities, and in this new world of digital transformation and rapid change in traditional markets, it's an approach CINOs have to consider. But how do you get started, and what do you have to consider to make it a sustainable part of your transformation strategy? Innovation Programs

Using Design Thinking to make your employees ready for the Internet-of-Things

InnovationManagement

Recent advances in technology put Internet-of-things (IoT)-innovation on top of the management agenda across industries. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015). The Service Science Factory and Noventum collaborated on this article to present a state-of-the art view on the Internet of Things and how to implement this vision within organizations.

Why People Quit

Michael Roberto

Why do people quit their jobs? Fast Company reported this week on a new analysis conducted by Glassdoor. The firm studied approximately 5,000 workers who switched jobs over the past decade. They found that three most important reasons for quitting are: Company culture Employee salary Getting stuck in the same job for long periods of time The firm discovered that, "On average, we find that a 10% higher base pay is associated with a 1.5% What didn't matter as much with regard to quitting? employee satisfaction employee turnover quitting retention

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.

IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing – The Human Brain

Innovation Excellence

Technology isn’t what it used to be. 40 years ago, computers were strange machines locked away in the bowels of large organizations, tended to by an exclusive priesthood who could speak their strange languages. They were mostly used for mundane work, like scientific computation and back office functions in major corporations. Yet by the 1980’s, technology. Technology Cognitive Computing computing IBM national laboratories neuromorphic chips

The Most Critical Horizon to the Success of Corporate Innovation Initiatives

Corporate Innovation

With existing business models in many different industries reaching maturity and providing little or no growth, and startups disrupting them with their new solutions, corporations find themselves more than ever in need for creating new businesses. But few corporations are able to consistently create from scratch new, big businesses that use innovative technologies and employ novel business models.

The Innovative Mentor

IdeaScale

Mentors see themselves as people developers. They take a long-term view of their staff and see innovation projects as an opportunity to stretch their employees’ capabilities and to help them achieve their aspirations. Depending on the scope of their ideas, innovators’ careers can be significantly shaped by this journey. The M entor Role in I nnovation . Gaining customer insights. Drill for oil?

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization 

BrainZooming

Suppose your organization is not going in the right direction. You and others on your senior management team are beginning to see that strategic reality. Still, you avoid the difficult conversation where you have to start reimagining the organization as something dramatically different. Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization. Mike Brown. Stimulate fresh thinking.

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.

How Startups Slay Giants

Game-Changer

Illustration credit Christian Laborin. Slaying giants is fun, almost every new disruptive company slays a giant or two. Last week I had a chat with a team based in Puebla Mexico working on a cool augmented reality application for museums. They asked for my thoughts on their app and business model, I happily answered their questions. Play the game you know you can win. Play a different one.

This Children’s Hospital in Dallas is Reimagining the Healthcare Business Model

Innovation Excellence

Over the past four years, Children’s Health in Dallas, along with the Business Innovation Factory, have been developing an innovative new model that reimagines how the healthcare system works with the communities it serves.

Leadership Lessons from The Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu

Rmukesh Gupta

Leadership Lessons from Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu by Mukesh Gupta. Looks like the final curtain on the political crisis in Tamil Nadu finally came down, with Palanisamy being sworn-in as the chief minister. There are two leadership lessons that we can all learn from the way this entire episode unfolded. Importance of Succession Planning: This entire incidence only goes to show that there was no clear succession plan in place, if something were to happen to the erstwhile chief minister Jayalalitha. This is one of the most common mistakes that leaders commit. These scars heal slow.

The Most Critical Horizon to the Success of Corporate Innovation Initiatives

Corporate Innovation

With existing business models in many different industries reaching maturity and providing little or no growth, and startups disrupting them with their new solutions, corporations find themselves more than ever in need for creating new businesses. But few corporations are able to consistently create from scratch new, big businesses that use innovative technologies and employ novel business models.

Six Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful – Webinar and Book

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.

Why IBM Bets On Patents

Digital Tonto

Freedom of action has a lot to do with it. Related posts: How IBM Innovates. There Is No One True Path To Innovation. The Open Economy. Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. Apple Is Not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

Democracy in Action – Crowdsourcing at the RSA

Wazoku

“Fundamentally, economics is not about finding a right set of answers or mastering concepts that only econimists can understand. Economics is about human relationships, value and judgements – which can and should involve everyone.” Reema Patel, the RSA. The first in their series of three public Challenges has launched today, with a focus on how the economy can work for everyone. Author.

3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible. However, if we look closely, there are three ways to come up with an idea that has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation: Imagination Insights Challenging current assumptions Lets.

Career Strategy: Dear Job, I Can’t Quit You

BrainZooming

Are you in a job that looks, from the outside, as if it is perfectly stable, engaging, good paying, and the kind of position that people in your profession would die to get? Yet you, as the person in the job, feel trapped, under siege, and desperate to do almost anything else, but you can’t leave. What’s up with that? Possibly you want to launch your own gig, but it’s not the right time.

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 will take 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 is a session you don’t want to miss.

Lessons from My Attempt to Re-Claim My Weekends

Rmukesh Gupta

Lessons from My Attempts to Reclaim my weekends by Mukesh Gupta. Situation. One of the constant complains that my family has with me is that I am obsessive about my gadgets. Even when I am on a holiday or during the weekend, I obsessively go for the gadgets and if it is not checking my emails, it is to check my twitter feed or my Facebook feed or my LinkedIn or my blog stats or my podcast stats or WhatsApp groups or something else. But they complain that I keep reaching for my phone or my iPad for something or the other. I am sure this is a common phenomenon in most of our lives. Conclusion: .

Bringing Design Thinking into the classroom to prepare the next generation for the challenges of the future

Betterific

Paul Kim , is a teacher at Colorado Academy and Co-Director of the Redi Lab, and is best known for using the design thinking process to teach History.  He is our design thinking guest blogger. Paul is an innovator in the education space, who is not afraid to change things up and find new ways to connect with students. Differentiation by Design. by Paul Kim. empathize. define. ideate. prototype.

How to Create an Amazing Life by Design ~ 5 Fundamentals

Mills-Scofield

From the floorboards of Jackson Pollock' s studio in the Hamptons, NY. The paint spatterings can be traced to specific pieces of his art. Two and a half years ago, I was invited to share my story, Life by Design , at Brown University's Creative Mind Lecture series. Since then, it's taken on a life of its own with my mentees who now use it as a noun. Very little you do in life is irrevocable.

Two Factors For Change Management Success

Innovation Excellence

Long-term thinking is a vital element of effective change leadership. For change to pay off, a leader must have grit and a desire to see change through to the end. However, it can be tempting to focus your attention on the current quarter’s results, and put key change initiatives off. The forces pulling you to.

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 will share 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.

A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges

Exago

How exactly can you establish and structure your innovation challenges? We give you a hand with our Idea System Launch. The post A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges experience innovation-tips

PBTO51: Non-Obvious Trends with Rohit Bhargava

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show: In this episode we host, Rohit Bhargava. He is a “non-obvious” trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group, and an expert in helping brands and leaders be more influential. He is the Wall Street Journal best selling author of five books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business, building a brand with personality, and why leaders never eat cauliflower.

What and Who Do You Love, and How? 11 Takes on Love

BrainZooming

It’s Valentine’s Day. What better time for a retrospective on love in, if not all, at least a few of its varied forms. We We hope you love it! Creative Love. Creative Thinking – 6 Challenges Before Loving Your New Idea Too Much. Maybe you shouldn’t love your idea at first sight. Give it some time to grow into it. Managing Clients Who Love Their Creative Ideas. Real Love. Work Love. Personal Love.

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5 Reasons Sustainability Drives Innovation

InnovationManagement

Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources. The benefits of successful sustainability and successful innovation are similar, as well: a competitive advantage, improved profit margins, and better brand sentiment from employees and customers.

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