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When Corporations Fund Startups, Both Can Win

Digital Tonto

A corporate venture program can provide a valuable window into the future Related posts: How Power Is Shifting From Corporations To Platforms. Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley? 4 Things. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The enemy is already within. The flood gates are open. Can GE recover?

Paul Hobcraft

Managing cash, balancing this out with your liabilities and obligations, knowing your market dynamics, and equally, having a good understanding of where the future growth lies, are all essential for managing any healthy business.

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Indispensable Employee Attributes for Successful Innovation in Your Business

Hype

We all know that old, wooden idea suggestion box that was flamboyantly presented during the Q1 openings but ended up tucked away under someone’s desk. It started off great, with people adding various ideas with equally different purposes but after a while, it died and became part of the company relics. For companies, these inputs for change are highly welcome. By tapping into the wisdom of the crowds within the organization, they can innovate their business for the better.

3 Lessons Learned from Open Nation 2017

IdeaScale

On a crisp early November day, innovators from around the world convened for Open Nation, IdeaScale’s annual conference celebrating innovation. They came to discuss how crowdsourcing ideas is changing their organizations and to learn best practices from each other. How do you find and prioritize the best ideas?” Kicking things off w @ideascale ’s ever-growing family #ideascalenation pic.twitter.com/VmPoMwOFBe. — Tim Parsons (@rookzero) November 2, 2017.

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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We Need To Focus More On Networks And Less On Nodes

Digital Tonto

Ideas don’t change the world alone, but depend on small groups, loosely connected but united by a common purpose to truly make an impact. Related posts: Justin Bieber, Social Networks and How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Creating a Culture of Accountability

Michael Roberto

How can I hold people accountable without creating a culture of finger pointing, blame avoidance, and excuse making? Leadership coach and consultant Peter Bregman argues that leaders must achieve clarity on five dimensions if they wish to build a culture of accountability in their organizations. Expectations - make sure your people know the objectives and outcomes that you expect them to achieve by a particular date.

Defining Your Innovation Metrics

IdeaScale

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

Innovation Excellence

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, many pundits were less than impressed. Some said that its unusual shape made it unwieldy. Others thought that it was too expensive. Still others remarked that all the extra software made it a poor choice for its primary function — making phone calls.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released 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 can Idea Management Tool Help You get Through Idea Generation Phase

Ideanote

The post How can Idea Management Tool Help You get Through Idea Generation Phase appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management idea management idea management platform Ideas

How to Create an Open Innovation Culture: Act Like a Venture Capitalist

Innocentive

In previous posts I’ve spoken about both the growth in open innovation and the ways that open innovation can help to tame the rapidly advancing costs associated with innovating in the modern world. Innovation Insights

Think Like a Traveler

Michael Roberto

IDEO's Tom and Dave Kelley wrote a wonderful book together a few years ago titled, "Creative Confidence." In the book, they offer tons of ideas on how to spark creativity in your organization, based mostly on their work developing design thinking as a process and set of tools for creating breakthrough innovations. One of my favorite passages has to do with encouraging people to "think like a traveler." Here is an excerpt: Ever travel to a foreign city?

Your Need For Certainty Kills Innovation

Game-Changer

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. It’s an uncertain path that tests women and men’s mental and emotional fortitude; it’s not for everybody. As innovators we have fight against human nature; our own and that from our fellow humans.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined 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. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Reinvent your business model with The DO School

Rapid Innovation in digital time

I met with The DO School in Berlin, a renowned development ground for young social entrepreneurs, involving corporates and startups, in a journey for disruption! Florian Hoffmann, charismatic founder and managing director kindly accepted to dig into The DO School value proposition. Continue reading → Execution Innovation Accelerator Disruptive Florian Hoffmann Incubation Innovation Management intrapreneur Start-up The DO School

Innovation SOP: Tips for Today’s Leaders on How to Launch an Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

Innovation and Cost Savings

InnovationManagement

Even if your organization doesn’t yet have an embedded innovation program, I can guarantee that your organization cares about finding opportunities for savings. That’s why programs like LEAN and Six Sigma continue to do so well. There are always new ways to improve efficiency and time saved almost always means money saved. Strategies affordability efficiency idea management incremental lean NYU savings six sigma students

Wrap Up Those 2017 Loose Ends and Finish the Year Strong

Braden Kelley

As 2017 comes to a close, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the year. Why not get an MBA-qualified resource to help you complete the work?

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.

MICRO LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

Innovation is a huge topic in organizations these days. Every company is looking for new and better ways to do more with less, differentiate themselves from the competition, and unlock the hidden genius of their workforce. At the same time, many organizations are budget-constrained.

Apple's Jony Ive on Team Trust & Listening

Michael Roberto

Fast Company published some excerpts this week from Rick Tetzeli's interview of Apple design chief Jony Ive. I especially loved Ive's comments on building trust within his design team, and how that helped them overcome the common problem of self-censorship. Here's the excerpt: In 30 years time, we’ll look back at, with such fondness, the way we worked, not necessarily what we did.

Data And Technology Don’t Change Your Culture, They Reveal it

Innovation Excellence

In Weapons of Math Destruction, mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil paints a disturbing picture of how data can go awry. Black box” algorithms that make decisions with little to no transparency or accountability can lead to bizarre situations in which judgments are handed down with no possibility of appeal. For example, she tells the story. culture data technology

Career Competencies Where Humans Win Hands Down

Daniel Burrus

The robots are coming! That well-worn phrase used both in fiction and serious journalism encapsulates a fear that many share—that machines of all sorts are poised to take over every career function and responsibility formerly performed by mere mortals. I have only one response: Relax.

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.

The EU Sustainability Directive Is Setting a New Global Standard for Business Practices

Innovation 360

US innovators and investor are closely watching the drama of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (Regulation 2016/679/EU), covering corporate responsibility for protecting personal data, which is scheduled to go into force in May of 2018. There’s another EU directive for 2018, though, and it could have a far deeper impact on the lives of individuals, organizations, and nations well into the future.

How to Leverage the Power of Storytelling in 15 Minutes Per Week

Idea Champions

Once upon a time there was a forward-thinking organization that understood what a powerful culture-building tool storytelling was. THEY GOT IT. But what they didn't get, was the fact that the effort to turn theory into practice was way easier than they imagined.

Fewer Experts, More Innovation?

Michael Roberto

Riitta Katila, Sruthi Thatchenkery, Michael Christensen, and Stefanos Zenios have conducted some fascinating new research about the role of experts during the innovation process. They studied over 200 surgical instrument ventures. The scholars examined the role that physicians played during the growth and development of these new ventures.

Innovation’s Degrees of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing

Innovation Excellence

Many of us became disconnected with the early part of the discovery for innovation, we simply became just the implementors, pushing the innovation through the pipeline into its final execution. That can change if we are willing and able to challenge our past assumptions. Build Capability Culture & Values Growth Innovation People & Skills Processes & Tools Leadership Strategy

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.

12 Reasons Budget Meetings Aren’t Strategic and 3 Ways to Fix Them

BrainZooming

It’s that time. Organizations are reviewing budgets for the year ahead. While everyone hopes these meetings are smart, strategic, and have a meaningful impact on the business , that rarely seems to be the case. 12 Reasons Budget Meetings Aren’t Strategic.

Allocating resources as if people and planet mattered.

Mike Shipulski

Business is about allocating resources to achieve business objectives. And for that, the best place to start is to define the business objectives. First – what is the timeframe of the business objectives? Well, there are three – short, medium and long.

What I Learned from 10 Chemical Salesmen and Some Masking Tape

Idea Champions

Quirky: Traits innovators share

OVO Innovation

Thanks to my blog, and hopefully the insights I share here, I'm often asked to review books about innovation and innovators. Recently I was asked to review a book entitled Quirky. The subtitle is: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World. Their capitalization, not mine. The traits that innovators possess or share has been an interest of mine for quite a while.

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.