November, 2016

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To Manage for Innovation is to Manage for Progress not Stability

Game-Changer

Something extraordinary happened to the human species over the past two centuries: Economic growth transformed everyday life and changed poverty from a near-universal condition to a limited problem. The technologies that enabled this change emerged largely in Western Europe. Why there  and not, say, in China? So, what’s the takeaway for businesses? Complacency follows.

Testing My Personal Limits with Innovation

Braden Kelley

A few months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing. As a … Continue reading → Heatlhcare Innovation basketball cross country exercise fitness football lacrosse Marathons Physiclo soccer sports sprinters track

The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently

Digital Tonto

Revolutions don’t begin with a slogan. They begin with a cause. Related posts: Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate. How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation

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Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. There is often a difference in understanding the value creating points between them. The vital map of the customer journey. There is some real catching up taking place to justify any transformation. In summary.

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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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The 3 Traits that Enterprises of the Future Share in Common

Rocketspace

Byline: Michele McConomy. The open marketplace will always innovate faster than any corporation. Maxwell Wessel, general manager of SAP.io, an innovation arm within SAP, outlined a few reasons why. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups Traits

Can We Teach Algorithms Right From Wrong?

Digital Tonto

We need to treat the standards by which artificial intelligences will operate just as seriously as those that govern our legal systems and how we educate our children. Related posts: Here’s Why. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Artificial Intelligence Philosophy

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

Credit: Acacia Communications. wrote this recently in a post entitled “ Bringing New Innovation is Stretching the Mind “ It opened with this view: “There is a profound shift taking place, relating to innovation. Increasingly we are seeing a growing dissatisfaction on the impact that innovation is having; in growth, in returns, in market and customer impact. Posted on May 19, 2016.

4 leadership paradoxes and how to embrace them

Hype

“A leader takes people where they want to go. great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be” – Rosalynn Carter. Incremental or radical? Structured or unstructured? People or processes ? If there is one thing innovation management theory is never in short supply of, it’s dilemmas like these. Leadership

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.

Blockchain Is A Disruption and An Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

When Bitcoins were first introduced in 2009, they were the first cyber currency. labeled them a Soft Trend—one whose future was looking good but not certain. At the same time, I identified cyber currency as a growing Hard Trend that would continue; accordingly, I suggested there would be many more cyber currencies in the near future. Blockchain Explained. But there’s another level of safety. SHARE.

No idea is an island

OVO Innovation

The title of this post is a bit provocative, and that's on purpose. Every company wants to innovate, and further they desire that the limited innovation they accomplish succeed wildly. This is of course whistling past the graveyard, as most innovations, like most venture capital investments, won't return the initial investment. Instead, most companies demand innovation results on par with the iPhone while funding innovation with the equivalent of corporate bake sales. This skips right over the outright failure of bad ideas and bad products, of which there are legion.

Four Corporate Approaches to Working with Startups

Rocketspace

Every innovative startup presents a potential opportunity for corporations interested in the business's unique offering. There's more than one way to capture the value of those upstarts, and corporate leaders must decide on the best approach — or approaches. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships

Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most Advanced Technology

Digital Tonto

Tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Google are making some of their most advanced resources available to anyone who wants to use them. Related posts: How Technology Can Save Government. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Artificial Intelligence Innovation Open Innovation

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.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

I am so caught up in transformation, no, actually I am swimming in it. No gentle backstroke for me lapping in the digital transformations that are being written about, this is a hard swim, one I’m not sure I can stay afloat and make headway, yet I must, well actually we all must. We all need to learn to swim along this new digital transformation road. So I need to pick it apart. In summary.

Open Innovation: 2 approaches towards value creation

Imaginatik

Open Innovation has been around for years. Like any concept or technology, a time-lag exists between when it emerges, gets used by early adopters, and becomes usable by many. Open Innovation (OI) is no different. So, why invest in Open Innovation? Yet Open Innovation could be much more than “open things up” to our stakeholders and customers. Take this back to open innovation. Both work.

Better, Not Just Longer, Life: Hacks For A Better Future You

Daniel Burrus

The fact that people are living longer is a demographic reality. Alongside Alongside that has come a significant shift in how people approach their health. Rather than getting sick—then seeking medical attention—millions of people are employing technology to do what they can on their own to look after their health proactively with the goal of a better future. SHARE. Not Just A Matter of Years.

How to turn around a failing program

Hype

Not all enterprise innovation programs go well - sometimes they crash and burn, and sometimes they slowly degrade until they fall off the radar. As an innovation manager, you don’t want to see this happen, and ultimately you are in the driving seat when it comes to taking action to steer the program on track, others are unlikely to do it. Innovation Programs

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.

6 Essential Podcasts for Corporate Intrapreneurs and Innovators

Rocketspace

Podcast listenership is on the rise in America, according to recent research by the Pew Research Center. Even though just 21 percent of people over 12 years old listen to podcosts, we like to imagine it's the busy, intellectually-curious professionals who are tuning in increasingly for brain food. Corporate Innovation Intrapreneur Innovation

The Productivity Problem

Digital Tonto

The price for securing our future amounts to only a small fraction of pennies on the dollar. How are we coming up short? Related posts: Is Digital Technology Really Making Us Any Better Off? The 3. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Economics Innovation

How the Innovation in the IoT Will Boost Our Economy

Innovation Excellence

When people think about the Internet of Things (IoT) in relation to the economy, they generally fall into one of two camps. One side of things looks the IoT and sees money, to the tune of $11.1 trillion annually, if you look at McKinsey’s evaluation. Others focus on more dire aspects. Ars Technica reports that. Innovation Technology economy Internet of Things

Ideas are at the Forefront of a New Organisational Era

Ideanote

Do you consider customer retention important? Is your CRM system a strategic tool used in developing leading, maintaining customer satisfaction or for calculating Lifetime Value of a customer? In the early 1990’s, many organisations still saw little value in customer retention and focused more on aggregated sales numbers. That is pretty far from where we […].

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.

Top Innovation Objectives For 2017

eZassi

View Full-Size Infographic. 1. Technology Scouting. Find the right solvers automatically, using sophisticated web crawlers. 2. Sustaining and Engaging. Keep your audience coming back with gamification and new challenges. 3. Advanced mobile features. Innovate on any device, on any platform, and at any time. 4. Idea identification automation. Easily identify the great ideas. Idea to a product” speed.

Practical Points on Critical Thinking

Innovation in Practice

What exactly is critical thinking? Do we know how to define it, or better yet, to foster it in those we are teaching? In her article, “Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points,” Dr. Linda B. Nilson aptly describes how critical thinking can be encouraged and successfully practiced in the classroom. However, she also sees commonality of thought in the literature surrounding the topic.

How Private VCs Are Fueling the Corporate Venture Capital Gold Rush, And How Your Company Can Take Advantage

Rocketspace

Not every VC believes in corporate venture capital. Well-known detractor Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, recently said that startups that take money from CVCs are "doing business with the devil" and that corporates that invest in startups are wasting capital. Corporate Innovation Venture Capital

Why Do Some Technologies Just Never Seem To Die?

Digital Tonto

The technologies that endure do not merely innovate with respect to features and functionality, but create value through forming new connections. Related posts: The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Disruptive Innovation Innovation Platforms

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 innovation a habit – the birth of the creative leader

Innovation Excellence

“The traditional way we’ve thought about leadership—which I would describe as leading from the front, this idea that someone is at the top making all of the decisions—is not the most effective way of unlocking the creativity of an organization, whether it’s a traditional design organization, like an Ideo, or a company that’s trying to.

The Death Of Strategy

Bill Fischer

Strategy is dead! Or, is it tactics

New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older

Idea to Value

I couldn’t wait to teach you some amazing insights I recently found out on how creativity evolves over time, so I just grabbed by phone and shot this quick video for you. also put together a much more detailed video on the research if you want the real juicy insights, and how it says […]. Originally published at New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older. creativit

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Three Playgrounds for Dual Innovation and Transformation

Integrative Innovation

Here is a chart, shown by Scott Anthony from Innosight during a worthwile  talk on “Dual Transformation” in July this year. It puts in a nutshell what he refers to as the “hardest challenge in business today”: Simultaneously strengthening today’s business while creating tomorrow’s. Transformation B: Create Tomorrow. Capabilities Link C: Flip the Dilemma.

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