Wed.Mar 15, 2017

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The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government Funded Science Into Real Businesses

Digital Tonto

The Lean Startup isn't not just a series of techniques and tricks, but a fundamentally different way of thinking that can help anyone launch a new product or venture. Related posts: How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Business Models Innovation Lean Launchpad Lean Startup


Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector


Crowdsourcing can add up in surprising ways. Can finance benefit from crowdsourcing? While open innovation and crowdsourcing are incredibly popular in other industries, the financial industry is necessarily more conservative about the technology it uses and the consumers it listens to. Open Innovation As Customer Service. Looking Outside The Industry. Crowdsourcing and finance often make sense.

Why You Need a Personal Innovation Strategy

Innovation Excellence

The challenge we're facing is to avoid personal obsolescence, and to thrive amidst the churn. And that’s why I believe in developing a Personal Innovation Strategy -- a written out game plan to keep you on course and adding value no matter what’s going on in your life right now. Book Review Build Capability Innovation coaching future futurist Personal Strategy

Why Some Startups Win

Steve Blank

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. His company had marched through customer discovery, learning about the customer problem, validated solutions and was now scaling sales and marketing. All good news. But he was getting uneasy that as his headcount was growing the productivity of his marketing department seemed to be rapidly declining. I wasn’t surprised. —-. Why Do You Work Here? Titles Are Not Your Job. This is a big idea. Period.

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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If you don’t know what to do, you may be on the right track.

Mike Shipulski

What would you do if: You had to push through your fear of being judged? You had to break some rules to get an idea off the ground? You had a concept that would displace your most successful product? Your colleague tried to scuttle your best idea? You knew it was time to stop judging yourself negatively? Your colleague asked you to help with a hair-brained idea? You were told “No.”.

The innovation knowing/doing gap

OVO Innovation

The more we learn, the more we discover that innovation is vital to renew businesses of all sizes. Those that undertake significant innovation activities seem to grow and prosper. Those that neglect innovation seem to wither away. Executives understand this. More importantly, markets understand this. And when markets understand and signal something, executives get on board. Innovation, therefore, is an important component of future success of many companies, and executives understand this. That's the good news. This void is growing and something will fill it. So, what's left?

Ten Tips for Story Tellers

Destination Innovation

One of the best ways to get your message across is with stories. Facts and data can be persuasive but many people prefer a story. So how can you craft a good story? Here are some hints which work in most situations including social, political or business settings. Don’t tell theoretical stories. Talk about real people and what happened to them. Set the scene. Include a call to action.

Hootsuite's Czar of Bad Systems

Michael Roberto

Source: Wikipedia Ryan Holmes, CEO of social media platform Hootsuite, has written a terrific article for Fast Company about the latest management initiative at his firm. Holmes begins by recounting the story of one employee who became frustrated with the approval process required to send one customer a Hootsuite t-shirt as a gift. The t-shirt cost $15. Processes never die.

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.