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Biggest Strategy Mistake: Putting All Your Eggs In One Basket

Game-Changer

Businesses have always relied on various forms of advertising to promote themselves. It’s still holds true in the digital world we live in today. But the internet changes everything because today every business is a digital business or a dead business.

The 5 Whys

Digital Tonto

By continually questioning you can get beyond mere grievances, start attacking core problems and begin to make a real difference Related posts: Building A Network To Solve Education. Everybody. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Does Innovation Get Easier The More You Do It?

Game-Changer

Many consultants pitch innovation as a systematic, repeatble process. I believe these people are just appealing to people’s need for certainty and fill their pockets. As I’ve explained before, innovation is very hard. And though I’m seen as an innovation consultant, I don’t like being called an expert or consultant in innovation because there’s no such thing.

Make every idea count for your business this year

Exago

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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 We Can Make The Next Big Thing Happen Much Faster

Digital Tonto

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Net Neutrality and its Impact on Innovation

IdeaScale

In today’s technologically advanced society, the Internet is a vital resource for start-ups and established businesses alike when it comes to driving innovation.

Strong Airline Profitability? Is it Really About Fees?

Michael Roberto

Source: Dallas News For decades, the airline industry has been characterized by abysmal profits. The list of airline bankruptcies is seemingly endless. However, the Wall Street Journal reports this week that U.S. airline industry profitability is very strong at the moment - "healthier than ever" according to the headline. The newspaper credits the litany of fees charged by airlines for the strong income numbers: Profit per passenger at the seven largest U.S. airlines averaged $19.65

Lead. Don’t Compete

Game-Changer

This is a quick post I’m writing for a friend of mine who’s in the middle of a leadership challenge … It’s easy to look at what others are doing and copy that. It’s easy to follow what already works. It’s all easy, no need to think about it.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released 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.

These Two Words Will Change Your Perception of Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Innovation Excellence

It’s easy to criticize Amazon until you realize that what Bezos is doing is what every disruptive company desperately needs. The firestorm of controversy about the work environment at Amazon, sparked by the New York Times article a couple of years ago, has become almost religious.

Offering a Real Clarity to Their Innovating Future: Munich RE

Hype

The most impressive presentation I reviewed in 2017 was the one from Munich Re, held on 21st November 2017 on their investor day. This, for me, was so well structured and offered such a high level of clarity on the pathway they are pursuing, combining innovation and digital, with the outcomes emerging, of building a new suite of Business Models. I can only touch on it here and suggest, you do your own drawing of conclusions. Trends & Future Thinking

Mindfulness and Innovation

IdeaScale

The start of a new year is so motivating. A fresh start, a new leaf – we usually enter a year with a lot of good intentions and plans to make positive changes in our lives. I know it can be tricky to stick to your resolutions, but I like making these promises to myself.

Success Theater at GE: Ambitious Targets and Hiding Bad News

Michael Roberto

Thomas Gryta, Joann Lublin, and David Benoit have written a lengthy feature article in the Wall Street Journal today about GE's struggles. The authors describe a "confidence culture" where senior executives set very ambitious targets and exuded relentless optimism about achieving those goals.

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined 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. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

2 Super Smart Ways to Catalyze Innovative Success

BrainZooming

An article in The Wall Street Journal by Paul Ziobro shares an report on how toy manufacturers, including Mattel and Hasbro, are accelerating their new product innovation processes. The brands want to capitalize on market growth stemming from toys tied to popular social media themes.

Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?

Innovation Excellence

Back in 1997 some of you reading this were not even born, but Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple. It was 12 years since he had been fired from the company he had created with Steve Wozniak in 1976. At that point, one of the greatest marketing campaigns in the history of technology was.

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Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

We all manage something or other, whether it’s other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves. Managing suggests careful planning, a well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What if we applied that definition of management to opportunity?

Five Must-Attend Innovation and Technology Conferences in 2018

IdeaScale

How do you learn more about innovation? Attending conferences is a great way to ignite your creativity, whether you’re just beginning to develop an innovation strategy or a long-time veteran of building innovation.

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.

The Leader’s Journey

Mike Shipulski

If you know what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you’re pretty sure what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you think you may know what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you don’t know what to do, try something small. Then, do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.

Evaluate Ideas Easier Than Ever Before With Ideanote

Ideanote

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One Thing You Must Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

Innovation Excellence

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.

Transfer of Value as an Internet Protocol

Information Playground

As part of Dell EMC's collaboration with the MIT Media Lab , we had a visit from Alin Dragos last week. Alin works on the Lightning Network at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative (DCI). 

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.

How Much Do You Love Free, Fun Strategic Planning Advice?

BrainZooming

With nearly 2,400 articles (at time of publication) on strategy , branding , and innovation , it’s safe to say there’s a ton of content on the Brainzooming website. You can go deep, wide, and in multiple directions on these core topics.

Hack: connect with one (or more) startups nearby

Board of Innovation

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You're Right!

Idea Champions

There is a scene from Fiddler on the Roof that has taught me more about life than most holy books I've read. In it, two men are heatedly arguing over the age of a horse. When they see Tevye, the town milkman/sage, walking by, they begin passionately pleading their case. Tevye!"

Digital Technology is Changing the Innovation Game

Innovation Excellence

Digital technologies are beginning to have a real impact on the methods, approaches, and rates of our innovation outputs. Social technologies are giving us real-time understanding.

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.

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Innovation in Practice

Imagine pulling out of the driveway for your regular jaunt to the grocery store. While turning the corner to exit your neighborhood the car console screen lights up with an ad for the latest laundry detergent. Perhaps the concept seems foreign, but software companies, such as Telenav Inc.,

Business Development Strategy – Can Your Brand Grant Prospects’ Desperate Prayers?

BrainZooming

I’m involved with a new outreach effort at church. Our objective is connecting with people that have left the Catholic Church or those that have expressed an interest in joining.

Secrets to Success for Norway's Ski Team

Michael Roberto

Source: www.wwlp.com Bill Pennington has written an interesting article about the Norwegian ski team in today's New York Times. I first heard about this ski team's interesting dynamics during a feature on NBC's Olympic broadcast a few days ago.

The Innovation Burnout Syndrome

Idea Champions

Most newly launched organizational innovation initiatives have a dark side, a not-much-talked-about shadow side -- the metaphorical alcoholic-father-in-the-basement side. And it is this.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.