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Do Something Different – Lateral Thinking in Sales and Marketing

Destination Innovation

Why do we keep doing more of the same things? Is it because they are familiar and easy? Is it because we are lazy? Or are we scared that if we try something new it might not work and we will look foolish?

We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It

Digital Tonto

The truth is that even really smart people get the future wrong. We need to be explorers, not oracles. Related posts: We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Culture Creator = Sustainable Innovation

IdeaScale

When playing the role of culture creator, the leader’s primary task is to ensure the spirit of the innovation process is understood, celebrated, and aligned with the strategy of the organization.

Three Emerging Corporate Innovation Models

Rocketspace

In 2017, the big theme among corporate innovation teams will be cautious optimism. While there is uncertainty about how the new geopolitical terrain will impact their business, corporates are still moving forward with innovation plans. They will continue to pursue accelerating their product development cycles, improving time to market, exploring emerging markets and competing for consumer loyalty. Working With Startups Accelerators Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

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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Innovation Hot Spots – Countries vs. Cities

InnovationManagement

We increasingly see the world and much of its innovation through the lens of cities not countries, but there is little clarity around where the true innovation hotspots of today, let alone tomorrow, are to be found. While there is general agreement around which are the most innovative countries, the lack of consensus around the criteria used to identify an innovative city has produced multiple views and varied answers.

Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Braden Kelley

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1.

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Guide 4 Innovating

I was reminded last week on what I seem to have forgotten in my years of focusing on innovation, or was simply repeating, just how innovation has seemingly stayed still in much of its design in recent years, irrespective of what we believe has been ‘innovation advances’.

Five Must-Attend Innovation & Tech Conferences in 2017

IdeaScale

Conferences let you meet the latest and greatest in innovation. Tech conferences are where innovation can truly kindle. But there’s also a dizzying array of them from which to choose.

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 Big is Your Comfort Zone?

Mills-Scofield

Fly NYON #ShoeSelfies - Aerial view over Central Park, NYC. I’ve been thinking about comfort zones. Most of the discussion makes it seem like comfort zones are static. They’re not.

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized.

Solving root causes of innovation blockage

Guide 4 Innovating

So what does block innovation? Arguably there are plenty of things up and down organizations. For instance a lack of resources, an overcrowded portfolio of ideas, a lack of dedicated people, treating innovation as a one-off, keeping it isolated and apart from mainstream activities. Yet many are simply hidden and need surfacing and require often an outside perspective. Here are ten really important barriers, that can hold innovation back.

Identifying the Right Problem to Solve: A 4-Step Framework

IdeaScale

The votes are in, the consensus is clear- the #1 challenge for decision makers across industry is now selecting the right problem to solve and more precisely- being confident that that selection is the best problem to focus on.

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.

How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges

Exago

Here’s a simple but essential tip when establishing your innovation challenges: pick ‘fights’ that are useful and bring attainable value to your organisation. The post How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

Innovation Excellence

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 m.

Innovation Strategy Ideas – Take Credit for Everything New

BrainZooming

Short Story: There could be better ways to formalize your organization’s innovation strategy, so ask The Brainzooming Group for ideas (via a FREE conversation) to make sure you consider alternatives! How do you introduce an innovation strategy for your organization ?

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Oil and Water: Why Corporations and Startups Rarely Mix

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. There are many experienced, talented and well intentioned people who are, without knowing, blockers to innovation.

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.

5 Industries with the Most Innovative Companies

InnovationManagement

Have you ever wondered where great ideas come from? If your company has ever stalled for the lack of innovation, then you’ve probably thought about it from time to time.

The Evolving Role of Design

Innovation Excellence

The role of design evolves at the speed of innovation—the dizzying, dynamic speed of the market. Design now has a seat at executive and board tables across the globe. More than ever, a holistic sense of design is valued as a legal means of significant competitive advantage.

Don’t Miss It! 45 Experts in Boosting Creative Thinking Skills – All FREE!

BrainZooming

How are you boosting your creative thinking skills in dramatic ways for 2017 and beyond? If you haven’t thought about it, fortunately for you, there is an opportunity coming up April 2 through April 9, 2017! It features forty-five creativity and innovation experts! And it’s available online and FREE! The Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017 is a virtual event running from this coming Sunday through the following Sunday.

5 Rules to Follow – Simon Sinek

Rmukesh Gupta

I came across this video where Simon Sinek talks about 5 rules to live by. He shares these lessons through some very interesting and compelling stories. I highly encourage to watch the video below (about 18 mins).

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.

How the Blockchain will Radically Transform the Economy

InnovationManagement

Say hello to the decentralized economy -- the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value. Videos blockchain technology economy

The Lego Kit of Life (by Design)

Innovation Excellence

What if I said that life was a set of Lego® bricks ~ all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors with a few bricks fixed together, unbreakable, but mot of them easily taken apart and rearranged? If you're like me, you love (yup, you still do, face it!)

9 Ways to Never Suffer from a Lack of New Business Ideas Again

BrainZooming

For many business people, it’s intimidating to walk into an unfamiliar situation (whether that’s a new company, client, team, initiative, or project) knowing you are expected to contribute new business ideas right away.

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Forecasting The Next Big Technology

Mike Shipulski

When a hurricane is on the horizon, we are all glued to our TVs. We want to know where it track so we know we’ll be safe. Will it track north and rumble over the top of us or will it track east and head out to sea? This is not trivial.

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.

5 Innovation Truths: as Told through Top Gun Movie Clips

InnovationManagement

During one of the recent (and frequent) screenings of Top Gun in our house, I was thinking about innovation. I had just finish a popular post for our company’s blog about the habits of the most innovative engineers and I began to draw parallels between Maverick’s journey and innovation.

If you don’t know what to do, you may be on the right track!

Innovation Excellence

What would you do if.You had to push through your fear of being judged? If you had to break some rules to get an idea off the ground? If you had a concept that would displace your most successful product?

The New Moore’s Law: Put your Chips on What’s Possible.

Daniel Burrus

When I first discovered Moore’s Law in 1983, I realized I could use it as one of my tools to accurately predict the future of technological change. At the time, few were paying much attention to Moore’s law. Over the decades, the press has declared the death of Moore’s law, usually stating that it is impossible for scientists to make processors smaller and more powerful at the same exponential rate.

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

The folks at Armada Corporate Intelligence profiled a Bloomberg Businessweek story on Fanatics , the sports apparel manufacturer and marketer, in its Inside the Executive Suite. Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy.

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.