The 9 Rules Of Innovation
MARCH 6, 2016
The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Related posts: The New Rules Of Disruption. The Difference between Strategy and Innovation. What Is Innovation? The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Strategy
10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy
AUGUST 29, 2016
Leaders should always be asking themselves What’s new?, What’s next? and What’s better?; that’s where the future is. And we can take deliberate steps to answers those questions…. What technologies will drive the biggest changes in industries over the next 10 to 20 years and create the next economy ? How might the way we work, hire and collaborate change in the future? Really, they don’t.
The 10 Methods of The Lean Startup
JANUARY 5, 2016
“Startup success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.”. The Lean Startup was published in 2011, yet its impact has been enormous. Companies are still getting to grips with the ideas set out in the book, most of which were not new in the first place. Frameworks
How Should You Budget for Corporate Innovation?
JULY 28, 2016
Budgeting for corporate innovation initiatives can be challenging, so corporations often fall back on the subjective judgement of CEOs and their executive team about where their company stands in the overall marketplace and how they think it will evolve. To avoid this pitfall, corporates look to create a more structured approach to budgeting.
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.
Eleven Ways to use Crowdsourcing
JULY 13, 2016
How are firms using crowdsourcing? Its adoption has been widespread and companies are finding many new uses for the technique. Ideascale have published a white paper on crowdsourcing which you can download. Here are the ways that are identified in the paper which also contains many examples and links: 1. Solution Finding. Opinion Seeking. Design Competitions. Data Collection. Instead of. Testing.
The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators
OCTOBER 3, 2016
We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend? How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. Today larger organizations are having to face the stark truth.
When no one wants to innovate
JULY 18, 2016
Over the last few weeks we've taken calls from several potential clients, all of whom seem to have an unusual problem. An executive or even the CEO has asked their teams for innovative new ideas and solutions, offered support and promised rewards, but after several weeks of communicating this new approach, no new ideas are forthcoming. After puzzling over the issue for a week or two, we get a call. The conversations go something like this: "We've told our folks we need more innovation. We've promised to reward them for their ideas. We communicated this through email or other means.
Lessons from Lego: Low risk innovation tools for everyone!
JULY 9, 2016
Evan Shellshear's new book focuses on successful techniques to innovate cheaply and effectively — and answers questions regarding how strategies used by leaders like LEGO are able to turn companies around from looming bankruptcy to industry leading success.
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 Google Innovates
JUNE 12, 2016
What makes Google special is the way it’s been able to integrate an entire portfolio of innovation strategies into a seamless whole. Related posts: Google’s (not so) Stupid Strategy. How Google. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts
Here’s what innovators do differently that imitators don’t
JANUARY 18, 2016
Are all innovators alike , and can we all learn and develop the skills to become innovators? I’m big on fundamentals, and though you can’t create a Mozart or David Bowie , you can unleash your innovation capability by applying the skills necessary to be creative and innovate. For me, innovation is a mindset. The really insightful word in that definition is “habitual.” They observe more.
Digital transformation – are you ready to transform and change your innovation approaches?
MAY 29, 2016
Business digital transformation, it can get your pulse racing as you look for the nearest exit. It is being asked of everybody to get involved but have we a sufficient understanding of it? Add in the magic ‘need’ so innovation can benefit from this business digital transformation and we begin to shift around in our chairs even more. Business Transformation
Big Business Wants To Cowork Too
JUNE 14, 2016
Coworking spaces have exploded onto the office scene and it's not just entrepreneurs and freelancers who've noticed – big business wants in on these innovative work environments too. According to Deskmag's Global Coworking Survey 2016 , over ten thousand coworking spaces will open their doors this year, despite increasing real estate prices in key regions. Coworking/Real Estate Open 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.
The Eight Change Mindsets
MARCH 23, 2016
The future of magnets is here
Idea to Value
MARCH 20, 2016
If you’re anything like me, you were probably fascinated by magnets when you were younger. But the new “smart magnets” in this video just made my jaw drop. I just saw a video (above) on a new innovation which is a completely new way to not only manufacture magnets, but design them so that they have completely new properties. It blew me away. What are you looking forward to?
Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation
MAY 5, 2016
“In the end, these projects are all business model problems.” ” That’s what I said to my friend Steve Adelman about the projects we collaborate on as part of the Wharton-UQ Global Consulting Practicum program. “Why aren’t they market entry problems?” ” he replied. I was stumped by his question for a couple of days. What causes the difference?
Idealize the Answer
JUNE 13, 2016
When you are looking at a tricky problem try specifying the ideal answer in a world where there are no constraints. What would a perfect solution look like if we had unlimited resources to achieve it? In the book, Idealized Design [i] , Russell Ackoff, Magidson and Addison describe how Bell labs did just such a thing with the telephone. A better answer was to create ATMs.
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.
Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. There is often a difference in understanding the value creating points between them. The vital map of the customer journey. There is some real catching up taking place to justify any transformation. In summary.
Brexit as an innovation opportunity
JUNE 28, 2016
I rise neither to praise the British exit from the EU or to condemn it. There are plenty of people on both sides of the issue who will praise or condemn exceedingly well. The British people have either fallen for a terrible lie or rid themselves of a burdensome bureaucracy. This will either be excellent for the UK or terrible. Right now the markets are asunder, because they hate uncertainty. Once the rules and process are understood and the actual outcomes are clearer, things will revert to a more normal condition. Which is what we as innovators should attempt to avoid.
7 Important Creative Thinking Skills
JULY 18, 2016
We were on a call with an extended creative team generating ideas for client videos. During breaks, I found myself jotting down examples of important creative thinking skills the team was exhibiting. 7 Important Creative Thinking Skills. Infographic by and courtesy of Diane Bleck – DoodleInstitute.com. Suspending advocacy of your own idea to push for another person’s concept.
The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World
OCTOBER 16, 2016
Just because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even Better For Established Businesses. How IBM Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Lean Launchpad
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.
Solving the 10 Most Common Innovation Challenges
JUNE 2, 2016
The importance of innovation is increasing each year. Some companies are establishing their internal and external innovation teams, focusing more on developing a culture of innovation. This is a change. It is not easy. Resistance can occur due to some practical and psychological reasons inside the organization. Innovation isn’t easy. Prove it. Give the consumer a little credit. Cheap ideas.
John Bessant on Why Innovation is About Connections
JANUARY 10, 2016
John Bessant is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University. Back in May 2015 he gave a talk at our Innovation Forum in Bonn (he’s coming back again in April 2016). One of the interesting ideas he talked about was spaghetti innovation, and the need to weave more connections in and out of your innovation network. Here’s a breakdown of John’s idea. Innovation Strategy
Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster
JUNE 7, 2016
Startups are innovating. Corporations are reinventing. We take a look at both in Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster. Transact Capital's Patrick Morin fills us in on what makes or breaks company success, while AMD's Roy Taylor and Social Flutterby's Wendy Harvey share what their respective companies have learned along the way. Read more to find out. Corporate-Startup Partnerships
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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 the current patent system actually hurts innovation (and how patent trolls are being fought)
Idea to Value
AUGUST 26, 2016
One of the most common questions I get asked when talking to companies about their issues with innovation is “how do we prevent someone stealing our ideas? Should we get them all patented?” ” Unfortunately, the answer to that isn’t so simple. And worse than that, in many cases it is being abused by companies in ways which actually discourage innovation completely.
A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management
MAY 8, 2016
As reiterated by Tim Kastelle in the previous post , it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both are equally important. This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. Therefore, it’s titled a model for integrative innovation management.
Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Most innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic. We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones. For new products the projects might go through a stage-gate process where they have to clear certain hurdles in order to have extra resources released. There is a program and the projects adhere to it.
In the blink of an eye, it gets something bigger
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
So in the past week or so we have seen the announcement that Capgemini has acquired Fahrenheit 212 , at present for an undisclosed sum, now that one was a real surprise. I have a friend when he is presented with something that stops him and makes him really have to think he would say “intriguing”. This joining forces is one of those ‘intriguing” moments for me. David meets and marries a Goliath.
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.