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2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

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.

To Create Real Change, You Need To Do More Than Just Protest

Digital Tonto

It doesn't take much to join a protest or throw a rock. History is made by those who can define a path forward and persuade others — even those who are initially skeptical — that it is a journey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Change Leaders

Innovation Excellence

What does it mean to be a change leader? What behaviors must they engage in day in and day out to drive real and meaningful change?

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 One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity

Innovation Excellence

The underlying premise of any organization is to create value. Historically, firms have done so through engineering ever greater efficiency.

A decade of innovation teaches us this

OVO Innovation

I've been pondering for several weeks, at least since the start of the new year, the state of play of innovation in large corporations.

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.

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.

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.

What Stops Us from Creating Breakthrough Innovations

Innovation Excellence

Why do well-intentioned people, who have all the motivation and incentives to create breakthrough innovations, end up watering down their intentions and at best come up with an incremental innovation and at worst have nothing to show for their efforts?

Pairing at the Dojo

Information Playground

I spent the month of January pairing with the Dell EMC Dojo team at the Pivotal Labs facility in Cambridge, MA. As I've reflected on the experience there are three things that come to mind. Too Busy To Blog. The pace in the Dojo is designed to result in continually creating working code.

The Most Underrated Skill in a Salesperson

Rmukesh Gupta

I’ve worked in a sales job for the first 15 years of my career. And like everyone who has worked in a sales job for such a long time, I have my own war stories about how I won deals from the brink of losing them.

Six Tips to Customize and Improvise your Presentation

Destination Innovation

Many speakers at conferences give a standard pre-packaged presentation. They prepare it in advance and give a competent performance but they miss the chance to really connect with the audience.

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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.

Why are Children more Creative than Adults?

Innovation Excellence

I came across an interesting article entitled 10 Great Inventions Dreamt up by Children. They range from earmuffs to crayon holders to an underwater talking device.

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy

BrainZooming

Suppose you are on the hook to put together a team meeting or workshop to develop a strategy. Maybe you have done something similar before, or maybe you have never led a strategic planning process. Is there something or some place you can go to get ideas on how to develop a strategy workshop?

Leveraging Organizational Identity to Foster Growth

Daniel Burrus

A quote often attributed to Oscar Wilde urges people to be themselves because everyone else is taken. In a way, that bit of wisdom certainly applies to organizational identity, where what you are serves to differentiate you from both partners and competitors. But in building and managing identity, anticipatory organizations are very much aware that a valuable identity is not a one and done proposition.

5 Most Influential Innovators of the 21st Century

InnovationManagement

Ever since the beginning of mankind, there has always been someone who pushes the human race forward, such as the cavemen who learn how to make fire or the Native American Indians who sharpened stones to create weapons.

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.

Sarah Miller Caldicott (1957-2017) Illuminating Collaborative Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The innovation community has unexpectedly lost a dear friend, colleague, and collaborator. Sarah Miller Caldicott was a great-grandniece of Thomas Alva Edison and, in several books and insightful presentations, she illuminated Edison's collaborative genius and further reignited his relevance today.

Project Management Techniques – 21 Articles to Better Manage Projects

BrainZooming

The Brainzooming blog wasn’t originally focused on project management techniques. Successfully going from strategy to implementation, however, is critical to business success. Creating a strong, innovative plan is only part of the strategy equation.

5 Challenges Tijuana Must Overcome to Become an Innovation Hub

Game-Changer

This is part 1 of 2 on my view of the Innovation Ecosystem in Tijuana. In part 2 two I’ll share with you what we’re doing to approach these challenges.

Supporting Innovation with Autonomy and Accountability

InnovationManagement

Innovation tends to thrive in an environment where there are less bureaucratic restraints and an appetite for calculated risk. However, without a structured management system in place, experimentation can go awry and great ideas risk falling by the wayside. This is where accountability and autonomy can provide the essential framework to support the innovation process to its full potential.

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.

Three Paths to Successful Organic Growth

Innovation Excellence

The inconvenient truth that most leaders understand yet neglect to appreciate is that organic growth is a 'one size fits one' endeavor and best practices will only get you so far. Growth Innovation Management People & Skills organic growth Performance success

10 Questions to Identify Innovative Thinking in Salespeople

BrainZooming

Several people asked recently about questions to help identify innovative thinkers in sales. While we have done a bunch of strategic and creative thinking skills workshops for sales teams in the past several years , we have never put together a specific diagnostic on this topic.

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Nike Founder Phil Knight explains his Crazy Idea

Richard Hughes-Jones

I’m a sneakerhead. In English, that means that I collect trainers. I love the aesthetics of the shoes, but perhaps more so the dynamics of the collectibles market which Nike effectively created. Phil ‘Shoe Dog’ Knight’s book was therefore primed to be a great read and it didn’t disappoint. As the founder, former CEO and now Executive […]. The post Nike Founder Phil Knight explains his Crazy Idea appeared first on Richard Hughes-Jones. Startups

The Frustrated Innovation Team: What Should They Do?

InnovationManagement

Many executives talk a lot about innovation, but they don't really know how to make it happen. A corporate innovation team asks themselves: How do we "educate" our executives on innovation management and develop stronger corporate innovation capabilities together? Organization & Culture execution of innovation HR innovation strategy innovation training problem solving strategic partnership teamwork top-down

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.

How Product Managers and Innovators Can Speak with GRAVITAS

Innovation Excellence

Have you ever wondered why some people earn attention and respect when they speak, and others don’t? Such people are said to have gravitas. With gravitas, you can express yourself clearly and with the passion and confidence to persuade, influence and engage listeners.

Aligning Organizations for Digital Transformation

Integrative Innovation

America Isn’t Out Of Ideas. In Fact, A New Era Of Innovation Is About To Begin

Digital Tonto

What we really need is more ideas about how to translate our scientific prowess into tangible economic impacts. Related posts: We Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s How: How America Became. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation Vannevar Bush

What stops Us from Creating Breakthrough Innovations

Rmukesh Gupta

Have you ever been part of an innovation project that started off with big ambitions and dreams about coming up with disruptive innovations which are expected to be game changing and end with a me-too or a watered down incremental innovation to an existing product category?

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.