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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! ]].

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.

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?

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.

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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Successful Innovation is a Matter of Willpower

Innovation Excellence

In his book David & Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell quotes the psychologist Jordan Peterson who argues that innovators and revolutionaries tend to have a very particular mix of personality traits [i]. Innovators have to be open.

Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style

InnovationManagement

Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style! Collaborative Innovation bottom-up campaign team collaborative innovation communication crowdvoting executive sponsor idea management ideation ideation contests innovation champions open innovation question suggestion box synergy top-down workshop

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

Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs

Exago

Visa and Kyvo, an Exago consulting partner, are looking for Brazilian financial technology start-ups to participate in Track, the new business acceleration programme. The post Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs appeared first on www.exago.com.

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.

How Innovation Really Happens

Innovation Excellence

When Alexander Fleming, a brilliant but sometimes careless scientist, returned to his lab after a summer holiday in 1928, he found his work ruined. A bacteria culture he had been growing was contaminated by fungus and, as it grew, it killed all the colonies it touched.

Are Corporate Innovation Centers The Last Hope for Companies Too Big To Fail?

InnovationManagement

Companies once deemed “too big to fail” are increasingly exposed to failure. The threat of disruption is everywhere. Startups are taking on the Goliaths in every market. Scores of malls across the United States are in collapse. Many household brand names are losing ground or even shutting completely.

What the Future Holds for IoT and the Wearables Industry

Rocketspace

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, one thing was abundantly clear: Despite security concerns, the Internet of Things (IoT) is taking off. From large brands, such as Samsung and LG, to new players like French startup, Wair , which has developed a connected scarf that can act as an air filter, companies are connecting anything and everything (including your hairbrush) to WiFi.

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.

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.

9 Traits of Highly Innovative People

Innovation Excellence

I’m a big believer in people playing to their strengths, and this includes product team members and others involved in innovation. Not everyone has the same strengths – if we did, that would be a bit boring.

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PBTO50: Understanding Why We do, What We do with Dilip Soman

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show: In this episode we host, Dr. Dilip Soman. He is a behaviour scientist and the author of the book The Last Mile , and is a Professor of Marketing and holds the Corus Chair in Communications Strategy.

Implementation Strategy – How to Create Strategy for Results

BrainZooming

We were on the phone a client. We were discussing our approach for developing a specific business strategy. After completing their strategic plan a few months earlier, we’re now fleshing out a successful implementation strategy for an initiative they spelled out in the plan.

A User Manual To Working With Me

Game-Changer

Empathy, collaboration, creativity, leadership are future-proof skills everyone needs to have; which are in short supply. So, how do we embrace, develop and put these skills to work in a world where collaboration is an imperative?

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.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's assume for a moment that you and your company value BIG IDEAS -- the kind of ideas that have the potential to change the game, differentiate you from the competition, and spark some major business growth.

The Pitfalls of Biased Data

The Human Factor

It’s been months since the presidential election and I still haven’t recovered. Regardless of which party you align with or which candidate you supported, it’s hard to argue that this was one of the most uncivil, polarizing elections in our country’s history.

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Shorter Lines at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts

Michael Roberto

Several weeks ago, The Street reported the following news regarding Starbucks : " Starbucks also seems to be having trouble dealing with the rapid rise and popularity of its mobile order and pay technology. On a conference call with analysts, executives said there has been significant uptick in the usage of mobile order and pay. The jump created operational challenges, especially at its highest volume stores at peak traffic hours.

Using an Innovation Imperative to Counter Arrogance

Innovation Excellence

There is a fine line that separates competence, confidence, and certainty from arrogance.

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.

Building Products Using Design Thinking

Rmukesh Gupta

I was interviewed as part of the Authority Summit by Tim Morkes. In this interview, I shared with him on how Design thinking can be used to build new products or services that fall in the intersection of Desirability, Viability and Feasibility.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 10 Questions You Must Consider

BrainZooming

We’re getting a lot of questions currently about identifying the right strategic planning exercises. That continues to surprise me, since I’d expect everyone is focused on implementing strategies at this point. We see it with our clients, though.

Indian Management Cover Story: Hatching success?

Faisal Hoque

According to a recent report, there are presently more than 48 million small businesses in India, almost double the number of small companies in the US (28 million). The post Indian Management Cover Story: Hatching success? appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Learn to Gain a New Perspective

Innovation in Practice

During my career, a lot of my senior marketing colleagues would come to me and complain about some of their newest staff members. They were frustrated because these new marketers just couldn’t seem to get the right perspective of the market and translate that back to their day-to-day actions.

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.

3 Ways to Trick Ourselves to do What We Hold Most Important

Rmukesh Gupta

One thing that I have understood very clearly after reading the research from various behavioural scientist is that, we as a race still haven’t developed the ability to decide when presented with complex choices.

Answering Reader Questions on Strategy and Innovation Challenges

BrainZooming

We routinely ask those of you downloading Brainzooming strategy and innovation eBooks to share – if you are willing – the opportunities and challenges you are facing at the time. I went back through recent responses from among readers who are on the blog most frequently.

Lufthansa’s Inflight Open Innovation Platform

IdeaConnection

The German airline has come up with a neat way of doing open innovation and that is with its FlyingLab, which involves passengers testing new products and services while they are flying.

How to Get Better at Dealing with Change

Innovation Excellence

We live in an age where we see accelerating change all around us.

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.