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The Power of User-Led Innovations

Hype

Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes. But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump! Dealing with nappy changing is a good example – a chore for most of us, but for a few people also an unlikely source of inspiration for innovation.

How to Set Up a Pilot or Test Case for a Startup/Corporate Partnership

Rocketspace

Disruption is commonly associated with startups. Corporations tend to lose the ability to take smart risks and move quickly once they reach a certain level of growth and success — but it doesn't have to be this way. Large companies can combat stagnation by engaging with high growth startups. While recent research shows that 82 percent of large companies view interactions with startups as important or mission critical for innovation, many struggle to actually bring new ideas to life through collaboration. Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot Longer Than You Think

Digital Tonto

Agility is often overrated. Innovation is never a single event. Related posts: It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World. Innovation Starts—And Ends—With Mindset. Innovation Needs To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

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Becoming an innovative company: better late

OVO Innovation

So, after over a decade of innovation consulting, I can say without doubt that companies that are just starting to innovate have it much better than those that were attempting it years ago. That's because as more companies try more innovation, more tools are vetted, more methods explored and exposed. Today, there are more proven methods and more people with more innovation skill and experience, so if you are starting now you can get started on the right foot. In this case it may be better to be late. The real impact (and real return) is in business model, experience and service innovation.

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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Here’s Your License to Innovate!

Tim Kastelle

All the Permission You Need The most common barrier to innovation that I hear about in my classes and talks is “But my boss won’t let me.” ” Here’s a solution. Print this out, fill it in, and carry it with you at all times. Problem solved! Actually, you don’t even need my permission to innovate – you just need permission from yourself.

How The Cloud Is Helping Small Businesses Compete With The Big Guys

Digital Tonto

Technology disrupts, but it also empowers and the cloud may be the best example of that. Related posts: Cloud Computing Just Entered Totally New Territory. 2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts. The Cloud. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology

Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink

InnovationManagement

It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee. Groupthink has its perks: everyone feels comfortable, and there’s no risk of tension among members. It’s safe. Unfortunately, it can also kills creativity and innovation.

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2016

Innovation Excellence

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2016: Robert F Brands Robert Brands was the founder of InnovationCoach.com, and the author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A.

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.

With innovation, it depends.

Mike Shipulski

By definition, when the work is new there is uncertainty. And uncertainty can be stressful. But, instead of getting yourself all bound up, accept it.  More than that, relish in it.  Wear it as a badge of honor. Not everyone gets the chance to work on something new – only the best do. And, because you’ve been asked to do work with a strong tenor of uncertainty, someone thinks you’re the best.

The 10 Personas of an Effective Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

Allow me to make a wild guess. You have participated in more than a few brainstorm sessions in your life. And allow me to make another wild guess. Many of those sessions left you feeling underwhelmed, over-caffeinated , disappointed, disengaged, and doubtful that much of ANYTHING was ever going to happen as a result of your participation. Yes, again? thought so. Translation? Let it rip. Hang ten.

Disruptive innovation: where, not what

OVO Innovation

First, a slight diatribe. Why is it that companies think their people can do successful innovation when they don't share a common language? In the title I've used the word "disruptive", and by this I mean innovation in the "third horizon" - incremental, breakthrough and disruptive. I'm defining disruptive innovation as new products, services or business models that "disrupt" existing products or markets. For example, Apple and iTunes disrupted Tower Records. Netflix and its rental model disrupted Blockbuster's retail store model. But this is just a language problem, you'll say.

Three Insights for Innovators from Elon Musk

Innovation Excellence

Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and learned to program. At 17 he went to University in Canada and subsequently settled in the USA where he founded a company, Zip2, which provided online travel guides. Zip2 was an early internet success and.

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.

Unlocking the One Trillion-Dollar Sustainable Innovation Opportunity

InnovationManagement

Last week Unilever announced research showing that one-third of consumers now purchase its brands based on their good social and environmental performance, but went on to suggest that brands are missing an opportunity from not promoting sustainability effectively. Getting this right could unlock a further $1trn market opportunity for sustainability innovators.

The Moral Dilemma of Autonomous Vehicles

Rocketspace

For some time now, we've known that the future of mobility is self-driving cars. From Google to Tesla, from startups to automakers, it's the technology that everyone is working on and the first iterations are already out there. Until now, the market has been focused on the technology—how to create the level of artificial intelligence (AI) that's necessary to drive a car and give drivers the confidence to be mere passengers in their everyday vehicle. Trends Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mobility

Official Top 20 most influential innovation blogs & bloggers: 2016

Idea to Value

Here is the only impartial list of the best Innovation blogs by the world’s most influential innovation bloggers. Ladies and Gentlemen, I know you care about innovation. But with all of the hundreds of writers out there, it can be tough to know who’s insights and advice are worth your attention. So over the past few […].

Three Practical Ways to Turn Naysayers into Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Finding new product ideas and innovations to excite customers requires colossal creative effort and a certain comfort level with risk-taking. The considerable effort to take a product from idea to development to launch is both time and energy intensive. If it also demands dealing with naysayers at the table who poke holes in every idea.

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.

Elon Musk – Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

Destination Innovation

Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and started to program. At 17 he went to University in Canada and subsequently settled in the USA where he founded a company, Zip2, which provided online travel guides. Zip2 was an early internet success and in 1999 he sold it to Compaq Computer Corporation for $330m. In 2008 he became CEO and product architect.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. Shared and easy-to-use innovation practices and tools can enable everyone in a company to work together to develop ideas that deliver compelling customer value. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Innovation Processes  .

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?

BrainZooming

I listened to a radio show featuring Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak called More2Life. The topic was trust, and how people that grew up in negative home environments with crappy parents can learn to trust and not trust the right people. They shared a four-question test for determining someone’s trustworthiness. jotted down the questions since I saw them as a strong strategic thinking exercise.

Are You a Change Leader?

Innovation Excellence

The power is in the engine, but the wheel is in the bridge. When Lou Gerstner took over as CEO of IBM in 1993, he took the reins of an old and prestigious institution with a rich history. Gerstner had no experience in the computer industry, but he did know about leadership. His resume included. Change Leadership Apple change management cultural transformation IBM JC Penney Teamwork

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.

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

Exago

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

Lessons Learned the Hard Way: 3 Management Techniques for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

One of the biggest challenges that corporate innovation teams face is management. Think about it: you're asking your highest-achieving employees — people who have successfully avoided failure their entire working lives — to participate in experimental initiatives. What happens if a multi-million dollar project falls through the cracks? Team management Leadership Innovation Models

Implementation Strategy – 3 Roles to Focus a Distracted Organization on Results

BrainZooming

This week’s  “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence  looked at how you focus a distracted organization on an implementation strategy to align and focus activities. Not an easy task. Here is a recommendation to make it happen through taking on three different strategic roles. . Full plan implementation could take twenty-four to thirty-six months. After Impacts.

How to Spur and Maintain Innovative Spirit in Your Team

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is the driving force of progress, which is a vital element of business development. To put it simpler, if you want your business to grow, you must incorporate innovation into it. This does not mean that you should update your equipment and learn new techniques only. You also need to apply innovation in product. Consumer Innovation Innovation business development Teamwork

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.

20 Insanely Interesting People I Came to Know in 2016

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the things I do over time is to discover new people and learn from new sources. I had shared my earlier list of 25 insanely interesting people in 2014. You can find that list here. They are changing the world as we know it. Here is my list of insanely interesting people I came to know in 2016 (in alphabetical order). Then I went on to listen to his book – Originals on Audible.

4 Things to Think About When Creating Your Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

This time of year is full of meetings with leadership and teams in order to help them prepare for the year ahead. People discuss financial goals, sustainability goals, profitability targets, customer success metrics, and more, but there are also numerous research & development teams out there who are coordinating their annual innovation strategy who struggle in their process to create a cohesive innovation strategy. Life Cycle Processes challenge change management evaluate goals innovation planning innovation process innovation program processes roadblocks roadmap workflow

Innovative Ideas – Make Room for Old Ideas

BrainZooming

“Not all ideas are new. When you generate innovative ideas, make room for old ideas that have been around , but have never gotten a decent chance to advance.”. Occasionally, someone participating in a strategy workshop filled with innovative ideas will complain that a lot, or maybe all (REALLY? the ideas already existed in the organization. Lots of new ideas. GREAT NEW IDEAS. Mike Brown.

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Does the new need to be new?

Innovation Excellence

Does every innovation need new technology, or a new manufacturing process, or a new patent? Does it need to be new for the sake of it? Not if you understand exactly what you have before you start, and how it can be exploited further to meet new demands in the marketplace.

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