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Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

Hype

So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected. Why is that? Strategy & Alignment

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

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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

Paul Hobcraft

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this means and its business impact. I certainly believe the ecosystem approach will increasingly become the main value-producing stream for innovation delivery.

Reputation is Everything. What’s Your Everything?

Daniel Burrus

Organizations as diverse as Samsung and Wells Fargo can attest to the fact that reputation is everything. And with the explosive proliferation of social media, reputation is only going to become more important. As a prevalent saying goes, you’re only one Tweet or Facebook post away from a public relations nightmare. But Anticipatory Organizations have long recognized the critical importance of managing reputation proactively whenever possible. Welcome to the Reputation Economy. Research bears this out. Another 64 percent say their purchasing decisions are impacted by social content. SHARE.

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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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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

Find your worst nightmare… and make it come true!

IdeaScale

The next wave of disruption. Uber disrupted the world taxi market in a couple of years and even the courts are having trouble slowing their growth. Even in other less-Uber-dominated markets, you can still find similar locals services. But in either case the process of disruption is the same. Yesterday I took a ride with Uber in Berkeley and the driver wasn’t doing the job for money. And Uber?

Are Millennials Not Ambitious Enough?

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Technology and millennials get a bad rap. But, whether or not people believe it to be true, rather than being a tool that eliminates jobs and disrupts people’s livelihoods, technology is a tool for progress. But have we millennials, the generation that is often stereotyped as leading the tech revolution, become complacent ? Are we doing more than enough?

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.

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.

The Complexities of Digital Transformation

Innovation Excellence

I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere I go on the internet for some time now and yet, I don’t yet see true success stories of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so?

Explaining the Origin of Innovations with the Opportunity Vacuum Framework

InnovationManagement

In our society, it is still quite common to attribute the creation of new ideas to either genius or serendipity - a lucky moment finding a valuable insight without actually looking for it. In recent years, however, human creativity was demystified. Empirical research shows that the development of novel ideas has less to do with the inexplicable genius of some individuals, than with the circumstances in which they occur. No genius of any sort could have invented an iPhone in 1850, since the technological trajectory was not anywhere near this point at that time.

Where to Find the Venture-Backed Startups Other Corporates Are Missing

Rocketspace

Silicon Valley. New York. Boston. Startups in these locales always claim the largest share of venture capital funds because of their proximity to the biggest and best-funded VC firms. Competition for deals is fierce , making it expensive to fish these markets for new investment opportunities or tuck-in acquisitions. Finance Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Venture Capital CVC

4 Simple Questions That Can Re-vitalise Growth for Your Cash Cow

Rmukesh Gupta

Every organisation that has seen some success has some form of a cash cow, which continues to grow and provide the fuel necessary for the organisation to invest in new products or services, which can bring in the next level of growth for the organisation. It is also inevitable that at some point in time the growth in the cash cow would slow down. The questions are as below: What is the key product?

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.

Turning the Innovation Tables

Innovation Excellence

Recently, I attended an interesting program co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina's health care innovation program and AARP. This got me thinking. We're doing corporate innovation all wrong, and the innovation sprint that UNC and AARP were conducting have got it right. Let's imagine for a second what this would look like in a corporate setting.

Great Innovators as Great Mentors: Is This a Skill You’re Nurturing?

InnovationManagement

Companies that are looking to gain a competitive edge are also looking for the innovators among them. But what do innovators look like? Organization & Culture crowdsourcing innovation process innovators jump mentors oak ridge national laboratory ORNL

2 Keys to Prioritizing Strategic Opportunities

BrainZooming

Short Story: Instead of voting on strategic priorities, use exercises incorporating individual perspectives and strategic conversations to make fact-based decisions on where to focus your company’s attention. How do you approach prioritizing strategic opportunities ? There is no one way that’s right for deciding among competing initiatives. Prioritizing Strategic Opportunities.

The Hard Thing About “Digital Transformation”

Rmukesh Gupta

The Hard thing about Digital Transformation by Mukesh Gupta. Premise : Everywhere you go on the internet, there is one thing that is prevalent. No, I am not talking about Donald Trump, though he seems to be prevalent almost everywhere as well. I am referring to “Digital Transformation” I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere i go on the internet for sometime now and yet, I don’t yet see true success story of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so?

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.

How to Educate Yourself for the Future

Innovation Excellence

In fact, a recent report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) showed that 40 percent of jobs are in danger of becoming obsolete. This phenomenon is called the Law of Accelerating Change, and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon. The only thing we can do to prepare for such change is to learn how to adapt to, better yet anticipate, it.

The Connected Leader: Relationships that Produce to Results

IdeaScale

No one is smart enough to solve really important problems alone. Networking is critical. Being able to find, build, and test ideas through a network of diverse perspectives offers leaders, teams, and innovation projects the benefits of new insights and novel points of view, which increase the chance of uncovering real breakthroughs. The Core of Networking. The Role of the Networker.

8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client

BrainZooming

Short Story: When it comes to creativity, start with and return to the underlying strategy ; that’s the most important piece of creative advice I have to offer. I’ve been trying to let go of some creative reins on the Brainzooming brand. It also reinforces something I’ve known for a long time: I’m both a great client and a horrible client. Know which type of gig you are working on right now.

Three Hurdles to Sustainable Innovation

InnovationManagement

Most people agree on the importance of sustainability in innovation, so why is it difficult to deliver? In this article, we’ll explore three hurdles to sustainable innovation: it’s often not considered by innovators themselves as they plan their projects; sustainability is not framed as an exciting and imaginative opportunity; and that sustainable innovation may not fit into a company’s ongoing processes. Column & Opinion Enabling Factors business process customer integration innovation program processes sustainability sustainable innovation

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.

Storytelling, the Brain & Work Culture

Innovation Excellence

I love the quote by the poet Muriel Rukeyser that says “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Humans live for stories. We learn from stories at home, school, from friends, and also very compellingly at work. Humans within a work culture are motivated by stories. Look at the famous founding myths of HP and Apple in the garages, of. Cognition culture Leadership marketing Psychology Sales Science bonds of culture branding Company Culture empathy Innovation know your audience michael graber motivate Neuroscience perspective persuade Southern Growth Studio stories storytelling war stories

First, ask what your innovation purpose is

Exago

What is your company’s innovation mission? And how does your initiative take part in carrying it out? The post First, ask what your innovation purpose is appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges innovation management innovation-journey innovation-tips purpose

If Not Now, Then.Later!

Mills-Scofield

Most of us have realized, or at least acknowledged, that life and careers are no longer linear, predictable, plan-able. We are told to be opportunistic (in a positive way) because we never know if the moment will be right again, hence the ever used adage, "Timing is everything." Timing is everything AND timing is not fixed! Sometimes the answer to, "If not now, when?" isn't Now ! Later !". “

Mobility and Transportation Disruption: Manufacturing On-Demand

Rocketspace

When thinking about the future of mobility, manufacturing isn't an industry that immediately jumps to mind for most people. Trends Logistics Mobility

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.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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Outside-In Innovation Strategy – 2 Ways to Take a Fresh Look

BrainZooming

I was talking with an engineer at a company that primarily employs engineers. The company focuses on materials testing. He told me how difficult it is for the organization to consider an innovation strategy. The reason why? The engineers are so accustomed to testing EVERYTHING, they routinely shoot down any innovative ideas. That’s what they are used to doing. Brainzooming Has an Answer!

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4 Simple Ways to Get Lucky

Rmukesh Gupta

4 Ways to Get Lucky by Mukesh Gupta. In an experiment, social scientist Richard Wiseman , placed advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. Over the years, 400 extraordinary men and women volunteered for his research from all walks of life: the youngest is an 18-year-old student, the oldest an 84-year-old retired accountant. He gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and count the number of photographs in the newspaper. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”

Application Overlay for a Digital Trust

Information Playground

In a recent post, I proposed an architecture for a digital trust. In that post, I defined applications within a digital trust architecture as  the initiators of data deposits and withdrawals. What's new and challenging is the statement about "any level" of the digital trust. Applications could be deployed within a cloud, on edge servers, on a gateway, or on an endpoint device.

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.