September, 2016

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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

Lean Startup: Why Every Corporate Innovation Team Should Consider It

Rocketspace

While Lean Startup methodology is employed most often by high-growth startups, the iterative “build-measure-learn" process that makes it so popular among tech entrepreneurs also makes it a great framework for corporate innovation teams to test concepts. That's why corporations like GE, ING, and Samsung, are adopting the methodology in an effort to operate more like high-growth startups.

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Creating the Physical Space for Innovation

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Building spaces for innovation is a hot topic these days. Whether you call them innovation hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs, accelerators or hotspots you can hardly turn a street corner or a magazine page before you bump into another example. The names may vary but the underlying idea is the same – a place where people can meet to get inspired and supported by each other, to articulate and co-create.

Why “Follow your passion” is terrible advice for you & those you care about

Idea to Value

One of the most common pieces of advice floating around the internet is also one of the most dangerous: To be happy in life, you need to figure out what you are passionate about, and singlemindedly pursue that as your ideal job. This is especially true for anyone who dreams of a creative career or being an entrepreneur and choosing their own destiny. Everything else is secondary. The passion trap.

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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Spotting Disruption: 5 Industries Ready for Transformation

Rocketspace

It's easy to see what makes Uber or Tesla disruptive businesses now, but sniffing out the early-stage ventures that will go on to reshape an industry can be far more difficult. Veteran VC Tim Draper, founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates, shared his thoughts on the industries ripe for transformation in a recent talk at RocketSpace.

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Idea Champions

There's a lot of talk these days about the importance of innovation. All CEOs worth their low salt lunch want it. And they want it, of course, now. What sparks innovation? People. What sparks people? Inspired ideas that meet a need -- whether expressed or unexpressed -- ideas with enough mojo to rally sustained support. Yes, there is. FOLLOW YOUR FASCINATION. Don't dismiss it as trivial. Honor it.

Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

Idea to Value

INSEAD Business School, along with Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have just released their analysis of the world’s most innovative countries for 2016. Together, this is called the Global Innovation Index  and aims to objectively measure several dozen indicators to assess which countries are comparatively more innovative than others. Institutions.

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Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Google is widely considered, by both the general public and business experts, to be one of the most innovative companies in the world. So how does Google promote a culture of innovation and ensure that innovative ideas are properly implemented, creating profitable new products that position the company for long-term success? Rather, Google has openly shared this information with the public.

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.

So how do you manage exploiting and exploring for Innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

So how do businesses organise their structures to be able to simultaneously manage the needs to exploit and explore innovation? Managing this, in all honesty, though, is hard to get the balance right but highly valuable if you do achieve it, it can transform the business. It is far more than ‘just’ this.  We often face conflicts on knowledge acquisition, absorption and translation.

4 Things Managers Need To Know About Data

Digital Tonto

The truth is that it’s not enough to be “data driven.” Today’s managers need to take care to prepare their data so that it reflects reality, understand what types of analysis to apply, derive. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management

The One Question Your Managers Should Be Asking To Spark Innovation

Rocketspace

A May 2016 survey of 170 large companies with revenues greater than $1 billion found that 82.4 percent have implemented lean startup methodologies to some extent. Another 9.4 percent of companies are exploring implementing programs. The overwhelming desire of large organizations to be “more startup like" is unsurprising. Corporate Innovation

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

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Making organizations meaningful. Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting (AOM) where close to 10,000 students, scholars, and professionals in the management and organization space gathered to discuss companies’ raison d’être. The Innovation Manager

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.

Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020

Idea to Value

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. In fact, it is going to be the third most important skill overall. This comes from a new Forum report, The Future of Jobs , which took input from an extensive survey of CHROs and other senior talent and strategy executives from a total of 371 leading global employers, representing more than 13 million employees. The Critical Thinking. Creativity. People Management. Coordinating with others. Emotional Intelligence.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Innovation Excellence

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “Most Innovative Companies 2014” survey. Beside Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye.

Resources and Scale Don’t Guarantee Innovation

Game-Changer

I was recently invited to talk at INIDE University to a group of MBA students about how to manage for innovation. As I mentioned on my previous post,  managing for innovation means optimizing the core while exploring the future ; these students already hold management positions in their organizations so this topic is important; and new to them. We’re not Google. Losing money is not fun.

How IBM Is Building A Business Around Watson

Digital Tonto

Today, Watson has become much more than a clever parlor trick, but a potentially huge line of business for IBM. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. How Data Will Transform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Collaboration Innovation

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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.

More Corporations Are Looking to Corporate Venture Capital to Access Innovative Startup Technologies

Rocketspace

Innovative startups pose a constant threat to corporations. To integrate some of the dynamism and energy of fast-moving startups, many companies invest in internal R&D, consider mergers and acquisitions, or set up partnerships with new and nimble players in the market. Corporate Innovation Finance Venture Capital

Three Flavours of Open Innovation: breaking down institutional boundaries through the X-Factor, Speed Dating, and iOT

Imaginatik

A great deal of activity has been happening under the topic of ‘open innovation’, however we have found very different initiatives launched by our clients that challenge a common definition of the term. From this cross-client perspective we understand a broad set of practices and ambitions for open innovation, which we can begin to place in patterns of approach or flavours. Open Innovation

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10 Famous inventions that were the culmination of other people’s work

Idea to Value

A dirty (yet open) secret about innovation is that most great breakthroughs don’t happen thanks to a single lone genius. While history is full of stories of famous inventors, who are often national heroes, in almost every case they were just the first people to improve an existing system to the final stage where it achieved mass appeal. Galileo and the telescope. Galileo Galilei.

Innovation Starts with A Question

Innovation Excellence

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. Innovation culture Innovation Mindset innovative thinking

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.

8 Types of Innovation Processes (Infographic)

Open Innovation EU

As part of a simulation game on innovation management we have been running at universities and in corporate training programs for over 4 years now, we have developed an integrative model for dealing with innovation management on a daily basis. Innovation Management is a strategic activity that isn’t necessarily needed to implement throughly for every company.

A Message for Future MBAs: Innovation Comes From Exploration

Game-Changer

Jorge Barba at INIDE University talking about Innovation Strategy and Management. Where fear runs rampant, innovation dies. I was invited to speak to a few groups of undergraduates and MBA students at INIDE university, these are people who work at established and well known companies. They are also people who are moving up in the ranks, or gaining new skills to get that top spot.

Crowdsourcing Your Way to Innovative Success

Rocketspace

Every business wants to be as nimble and innovative as startups, but ambition and execution can be two very different things. Harvard Business Review survey of 3,500 corporate professionals in the U.S., Lower level employees said that management was neither inspiring them to innovate nor giving them the opportunity to do so. Corporate Innovation

Strengthening the Organization and Accelerating Value – a fresh look at Capability Building

Imaginatik

Embedding an effective innovation program in your company requires a fresh look at capabilities. We find that very few – if any – large companies are truly set up to enable innovation to do battle with how the business landscape is evolving. Digital transformation – ‘everything’ is changing and will become automated to the greatest extent, driving new customer expectations and experiences.

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.

Making a compelling business case for an integrated innovation framework

Paul Hobcraft

As innovation becomes a more consistent requirement rather than an occasional exercise, it must align to strategic goals and become part of the planning and execution cycle in more aligned ways.  . An increased focus on innovation as a consistent discipline requires significant reflection on what needs changing, what impact this change will have and how do we proceed to implement it.

50 Ways a Driverless Future Could Impact (almost) Everything

Innovation Excellence

What could happen when cars and trucks drive themselves? After recently of watching Ryan Chin, CEO of Optimus Ride speak at an MIT event about autonomous vehicles, Geoff Nesnow shares these 50 fascinating thoughts about what a driverless future will be like.

Why Organizations Need to Take Trust, Security and Privacy Seriously

Daniel Burrus

In this high-tech world driven by technology, change and disruption, we should never forget the human component. Ultimately, the world is ruled by relationships that can be both good and bad. Trust has always been important, but in a connected social world, its value is elevated. Consider trust as the new currency; it is earned through demonstrations of honesty, integrity and delivering on promises. Breaking this trust will cause businesses to lose profitability. Meanwhile, governments will lose the votes of those who feel betrayed. But I do want to receive relevant and useful communication. .

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Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless

Game-Changer

Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. Find out what it is: https://t.co/wgdryZ9r0B 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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What your definition of innovation says about your company [INFOGRAPHIC]