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4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation


Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

Over The Next 5 Years, IBM Sees Atoms Fusing With Bits To Create New Insights

Digital Tonto

IBM Research sees a new era emerging in which software and instrumentation will combine to give us unprecedented insights into the physical world Related posts: How to Create Insights. Why Atoms Are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Six Habits of Highly Innovative Retailers

Innovation Excellence

As retailers look to drive profitable growth through loyalty and differentiation, innovation usually plays a prominent role. Innovation can take many different forms, such as product, customer experience, business model, service and process innovation. However, becoming innovative is not easy.

Attracting and Retaining the Best Employees

Daniel Burrus

It’s no revelation that great organizations are made up of great employees. That means it’s imperative that organizations of all types and sizes have a firm strategy in hand for identifying, attracting and retaining top talent. But for Anticipatory Organizations , hiring the “best” goes further than an appealing pitch, followed by a welcome aboard handshake.

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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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How to answer the objection, ‘We are happy with our Current Supplier.’

Destination Innovation

As a sales professional, how would you handle the objection, ‘Thanks but we are perfectly happy with our current supplier’? In this short video Paul Sloane shares the ‘Columbo’ response – the killer question which moves you forward.

IdeaScale Community Archetypes


Building successful communities requires understanding of the people and their needs, as well as setting up the proper technology and policies to match the characteristics of users and purpose of the community.

5 Things I Learned From Managing People

Digital Tonto

Management is not about building and executing plans, but the art of guiding teams through plans going awry. Related posts: 6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People. Managing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Organizing within Networks of Collaborators


Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world.

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.

Intel Capital Is Betting Millions On Four Categories: Should You Be Copying Them?


Just like great artists, great investors steal great ideas from those with demonstrated expertise. No corporate venture capitalist (CVC) has demonstrated as much expertise and excellence over the decades as Intel Capital. So when the firm unveils new bets at its Global Summit each fall, you can bet that everyone with fresh capital and a need for ideas is watching closely. Finance Trends Venture Capital Artificial Intelligence (AI) CVC

Awaken Your Inner Venture Capitalist


Venture capitalists are good at finding, choosing, and bringing the creative ideas of others to market. They have good judgment about which ideas and value propositions will work. They can project how potential ideas may play out within the organization and in the marketplace.

The future of innovation

Norbert Bol

Last week the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos-Klosters Switzerland, where the world’s top leaders from all walks of life came together to achieve common goals and drive new initiatives.

There is no Innovation Today Without a Digital Component & Vice Versa


Merck is a leading science and technology company in the sectors of healthcare, life science and performance materials. In this interview, Dr. Christoph Huels, Chief Innovation Officer at Merck, discusses entrepreneurial thinking, strategy, ecosystems and culture in the digital era. Interviews chief digital officer digital era digital innovation digitizing healthcare innovation culture interviews IoT organization & culture technology transformational 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.

Change a Behavior if You Want to Change a Result


English: A collage of an image modified with 16 different Instagram filters (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I started 2017 will a couple of posts about reinvention ( here and here ). Fittingly, Recode published a look into Instagram’s reinvention.

Creative Thinking Skills – How to handle an 8-foot door and a 23-foot task?


I met Adrian Martinez at an internal management meeting for our client, LeSaint Logistics. Adrian has incredible creative thinking skills. How was I so sure about his creative thinking skills ? Well, get a load of this example! He is a manager with LeSaint, and he faced a challenge.

Innovation: The Ultimate Team Sport

Innovation in Practice

A fast way to boost your creativity is to harness the brainpower of others. Creativity is a team sport, and you’ll generate better ideas if you surround yourself with people to help you. When you invite colleagues to be part of a creativity session, be sure to create a diverse team.

The Digital Tsunami


These days, when migrants arrive at a refugee camp, one of the first things they ask for is access to WiFi and electricity to recharge their cell phones. Their smartphone is as basic a resource for survival as food and water. This is a vivid reminder of the fact that we are fully immersed in a digital world.

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.

Culture Trumps Concepts

Innovation Excellence

When many people hear the word “Innovation” they think of a service that created a category: Xerox or FedEx. Or, they think of one that made bold, brilliant moves to earn a leadership position in an emerging space: Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb.

Bad News is Good News

Rmukesh Gupta

Most of us don’t like to be bearer of bad news, neither do we like to hear bad news. However, one of the most important things that you could do is to create a culture where the people you lead feel that it is fine to be the bearer of bad news – the earlier the better.

5 Ways to Turn Your Implementation Plan into Results


It is time to launch the implementation plan for your organization’s most important strategic initiatives. Does your implementation team move seamlessly from planning to action? Do they quickly identify what they need for success and get started?

Tech Startups for Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Drawing Investments


While e-commerce is booming, millions of dollars in venture capital is flowing to tech startups focused on physical stores or on the intersection of online and bricks-and-mortar retail. In fact, companies aiming to help merchants harness the power of online and mobile activity to make offline sales are doing particularly well with VC firms. But they're not the only retail tech players scoring both customers and funding. Venture Capital Innovation Models CVC Retail

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.

Spigit Announces the Acquisition of Kindling Inc. and a Record Year


Spigit is off to a great start in 2017 after a very successful 2016. Last year we announced our strategy to extend our leadership in Innovation Management, and I’m pleased to say that we are firing on all cylinders, as Spigit has become the defacto standard for the enterprise.

Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil


Kyvo Design – Driven Innovation, an Exago consulting partner, is now the representative of Global Silicon Valley labs (GSVlabs) in Brazil. The post Exago’s partner is the exclusive user of GSV acceleration methods in Brazil appeared first on

Leadership Skills – 15 Ideas for Innovative Leadership in 2017


Last week’s “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence picked out highlights on leadership skills from Fast Company magazine. They found these items particularly relevant for the year ahead.

Facing the New Innovating World in the 21st Century

Innovation Excellence

This week my research was moving around issues of complexity within innovation and I came across a great paper, written by Deborah Dougherty called "Organizing for innovation in complex innovation systems".

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.

To Grow Fast, You Need to Slow Down

Rmukesh Gupta

Everyone wants to grow! Everyone is running fast towards soemthing that they think will help them grow – in business, in their jobs, in their personal life. Growth is critical in every sphere of life as without growth, things stagnate and eventually die.

With innovation you’ve got to feel worthy of the work.

Mike Shipulski

When doing work that’s new, sometimes it seems the whole world is working against you. And, most of the time, it is. The outside world is impossible to control, so the only way to deal with external resistance is to pretend you don’t hear it.

7 Organizational Harmony Principles from Dayton Moore


I had the opportunity to see Dayton Moore, General Manager of the Kansas City Royals , discuss his perspective on organizational harmony as he opened the Jump Start 2017 conference in Atlanta. SMC 3 sponsors the annual conference.

Is Innovation Signal or Noise ?

Innovation Excellence

The attempt to eliminate noise from an operating system or a business process is an interesting and perhaps worthwhile challenge until one considers the question: what is the real signal? What is creating the noise? In many businesses today, there are several signals: noise conflicts. These include.

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.