February, 2017

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How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

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The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1. Where to begin with Startups and Corporate innovators. How to make effective decisions while 'in flight'. Frameworks

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Innovation Is Combination

Digital Tonto

If you want to innovate, don’t sit around waiting for a great epiphany, look for what you can combine to create something truly new and powerful. Related posts: An Innovation Roadmap. Innovation Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation

The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

Ten Top Tips for Success with Open Innovation

Destination Innovation

Traditionally businesses developed all their new products in-house using ideas that came from their Marketing or R&D departments (or sometimes the MD’s pet projects). Increasingly this internal focus is being replaced by a more powerful and effective approach – open innovation (OI). Here are ten top tips to help you grasp the benefits of OI for your company: 1. Set Goals. Think win/win.

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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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Data And Technology Don’t Change Your Culture, They Reveal it

Digital Tonto

We shouldn’t be so quick to blame algorithms. When we don’t like what we see, it is possible that we are looking at the culture we have created. Related posts: If Big Data Is To Live Up To Its. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Big Data Internet of Things

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How this guy makes a living by stealing other people’s ideas

Idea to Value

“Nick, I have a great idea for an innovation, but I am scared someone is going to steal it!” ” I hear this from fear from entrepreneurs all the time. And it’s a tough problem to solve. Especially as it has become so incredibly easy to just copy what is working for other people. Or in some cases, like the one outlined here, even beat someone to market for their own product!

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.

Create your own Corporate Miracle Garden

Destination Innovation

I recently visited Dubai to give a class on Innovation. I asked the hotel concierge for a recommendation of where to visit on a free morning. He listed all the main sights but I had already seen them. He then suggested something new, the Miracle Garden. It is a remarkable place in the Western outskirts of the city. It is a riot of coloured blooms and glorious scents.

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.

Innovating for Social Good

IdeaScale

Many employees desire purpose in their work beyond earning a paycheck. And many businesses want to make a difference as well. When you innovate for social good, you not only create an external impact, but you help your employees fulfill their desire for meaningful work. What is Social Good? ” When companies focus only on shareholders, they affect a small number of people relative to society.

How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO

Innovation Excellence

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.

You Can Never Create The Future By Targeting The Present

Digital Tonto

The truth is that the next big thing starts out looking like nothing much at all. Related posts: The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing. Can Encryption Keep Our Information. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Albert Einstein Charles Darwin Innovation Quantum Computing

Building Differentiating Capabilities for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We so often get caught up in the building of our capabilities. In some ways, I keep attempting to “peel the innovation onion” in explaining the need to focus on building the capabilities in different ways but to be honest it needs these various approaches to an ever-changing environment. A different intensity of innovation onion perhaps? You take a fairly structured approach.

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.

Strategic Thinking 101: Strategy Is The Answer to These 5 Questions

Game-Changer

The President and CEO for Ford Motor Company, Mark Fields, had a conference where he spoke about Ford entering the self-driving car race in 2021 hoping to establish Ford as a leader in this field. Of course, self-driving is the next car revolution so it’s not surprising to hear Ford is entering the space. As in, what part of the market are we going after? How will we win? How will you win?

How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real

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Why do a large part of the design thinking projects in the corporate world never pass through the prototype phase? In recent years I’ve been involved with many design thinking initiatives. Many of them related to the development of new products inside large companies in industries such as finance, health, education and consumer goods.

Improving Workforce Engagement in Your Purpose-Driven Workplace

IdeaScale

It’s clear that consumers care about quality and price when purchasing products and services. However, did you know that company reputation and social responsibility, rank immediately after those two factors? And, when it comes to workforce engagement, exceptional employees care about work that has a positive impact on society. What is a Purpose-Driven Workplace? Improving W orkforce E ngagement.

4 Surprising Ways that Corporate Innovators Can Outsmart and Outrun Failure

Rocketspace

“In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it's the fast fish which eats the slow fish," says Klaus Schwab , founder and executive chair of the World Economic Forum. In other words, corporations aren't competing with each other—they're competing against fast-moving startups that threaten their existence. Despite limited resources, startups are unbundling billion- and trillion-dollar industries like consumer packaged goods, healthcare, automotive, and real estate, just to name a few. Meanwhile, the average life of an S&P 500 company is rapidly declining.

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.

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Digital Tonto

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more. Related posts: How to Build an Innovative Culture. How To Build An Effective Culture. Building Creative Collaboration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Collaboration Innovation

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. I 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.

Obsession: The Difference Between Good and Great

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Survival in the 21st century demands a ceaseless obsession with your customers and with the possibilities that new technologies can offer them. When hiring or collaborating, we want to work with the most talented people. But have you ever thought about the most obsessive? Unlike naturally talented people, the most obsessive will challenge you and make you better.

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.

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.

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.

How Corporate Innovators Can Navigate Risk and Uncertainty in 2017

Rocketspace

With a new U.S. administration now in office and trade negotiations beginning for Brexit, 2017 is poised to be a year of extreme uncertainty. But despite the risks, corporate innovators are bound to forge on and discover new opportunities for R&D and expansion. Intrapreneurship Trends Innovation Models

Build Your Career by Sharing a Crowdsourced Idea

IdeaScale

Techtronic Industries , or TTi, created one of the most dynamic IdeaScale communities called the Idea Farm. The power tools giant runs quick one-to-four week challenges to solicit ideas on how to improve their product lines. Moderators say it’s a powerful tool for employee engagement and collaboration. It has spawned more than 8,000 ideas and become the de facto office social network.

How to tell if innovation matters to your CEO

OVO Innovation

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled " Unleashing the power of Innovation " was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation. While interesting, there's not a lot "new" in the survey, and the authors give away the biggest challenge in the overview, by stating that: the problem is that while the eyes of the CEO are fixed on innovation, the body of the organisation may not be following. But let's focus on culture. What's changing? What's staying the same?

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.

The Internet of Things Is Creating Smart Airports

Daniel Burrus

For countless travelers, the term “smart airport” is an oxymoron. For these individuals, massive crowds, endless delays and a rash of other headaches hardly add up to an intelligent environment. One exponential technology—a technology that is growing at an exponential rate—that’s helping to create smarter, more efficient airports is the Internet of Things (IoT). Getting Better, but With Ample Opportunity. The technology failures that caused the widely publicized shutdowns of both Southwest and Delta Airlines in 2016 underscored the very real need to update aging IT infrastructure. SHARE.

How Employee Diversity Promotes Business Innovation

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Lack of diversity among employees hurts a company’s ability to innovate and remain competitive. Diversity - both inherent and acquired - naturally drives innovation through team members’ different abilities to spot gaps, solutions, and opportunities; to avoid groupthink; and to reach clients and customers who were inaccessible before.

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

3 Reasons Why Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs Play a Very Different Game

Rocketspace

Let's cut to the chase: Intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs are very, very different. An entrepreneur is someone who innovates by starting his or her own company (e.g., a startup), whereas an intrapreneur is an employee of a larger organization (e.g., a Fortune 500 company) whose job is to innovate within the corporation. Intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs are clearly not the same, so corporations looking to innovate need to treat them accordingly. Intrapreneurship Leadership Culture Innovation Models

Proven Strategy: How to Harness the Voice of the Customer to Solve Business Challenges

How do you leverage insights gained from customers, contact centers, and other customer support functions to solve your top business challenges? Gareth, VP of Product Management at Spigit, shares a proven strategy that will help you do just that.