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What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?


The corporate innovation space is booming. Companies are setting up new innovation offices, incubators, or accelerators, and hundreds of internal and external hackathons are being organized around the world.

So the value we can derive from using Knowledge Graphs

Paul Hobcraft

How does Knowledge Graphs fit within our need to communicate in new, visually exciting ways? Let me provide a short narrative to give this a meaning and why it is becoming so important. Today we deliver content- It has become far too easy. We are drowning in it on a daily basis.

How Do Millennials Innovate?


Every organization is adjusting to the generational shift that has welcomed millennials into the workforce, but the reason for that is that they are now the largest group represented.

Today, You Need More Than A Market Strategy, You Need An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

Collaboration has become the new competitive advantage Related posts: Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. The New. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems

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 Silicon Valley Your Business


Every year, thousands of companies send their employees to Silicon Valley to visit start-ups and enterprises. They’re hoping these employees can understand and absorb some of the innovation magic and energy here and disseminate it throughout the rest of their organization.

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How To Pursue A Grand Challenge In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

Digital Tonto

By investing sustainably in solving fundamental problems, we can create new businesses to replace the ones that will inevitably falter. Related posts: Everybody Should Be Pursuing A Grand Challenge. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Grand Challenges Innovation

What the Australian Economy Gets Right About Innovation; and Lessons for Other Countries (Part 1 in series)


Over the past few months I have been spending time with a range of Australian companies, getting to better understand their business models and approaches to innovation.

Capitalism isn’t broken. It’s been high-jacked.

Innovation Excellence

We live in tense times. In our era even seen systemic and corporate fraud at SkyTel, Enron, and others. We’ve watched our tax dollars bail out many of the largest banks and insurance companies. We’ve witnessed a huge economic shift that favors the very wealthy and minimizes the Middle Class.

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.

Give yourself a better financial tomorrow

The Human Factor

You don’t want to be working for the entirety of your life chasing money. There has to be a time when you can retire comfortably, having money to live on to better your life long after you have hung up your cap at work.

Balancing Data and the Human Element for Successful Innovation


Data can tell us a lot, but not everything. The numbers, so the saying goes, do not lie. The idea that cold, hard data tells us everything we need to know about everything is hugely popular at the moment. Algorithms and machine learning will tell us all we need to know, right? Perhaps, but history says perhaps not. No matter how big the dataset, data mining and analysis have limits—or the “head” approach—and the same is true of “softer” method like customer surveys, the “heart” approach.

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How to be Happily Busy

Rmukesh Gupta

Time is the most precious commodity that we have. Attention is the second most important. And we need to trade both of these (depleting, non-renewable) with other people and organisations.

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

Six Considerations for Inclusive Innovation. The Wall Street Journal published an article this week, Why Innovation is a Team Sport. . It reveals a broad based study on innovation done by the research firm Great Place to Work. You can download the entire white paper at Great Places website.

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.

Advice to a Young Physician Entrepreneur

Innovation Excellence

I’m often asked about how to pursue a physician entrepreneurial career pathway. Like Peter Medawar opined almost 35 years ago in his “Advice to a Young Scientist”, allow me to offer some advice : 1.

A $2.4 Billion Lesson All Innovators Should Heed

Stephen Shapiro

Being different is not the same as being differentiated… After years of development and $2.4 billion in investment, the Revel Casino opened its doors to the Atlantic City Boardwalk on April 2, 2012. This beautiful hotel is top-notch, sophisticated, and classy. I know. I visited it.

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Disruptive Brands Screwing Up Your Customer Expectations


Years ago, I attended a services marketing conference sponsored by a prominent university. One professor made an intriguing claim: customers compare a brand’s performance on specific features to the best performance of any brand offering that same feature.

Trade Wars and The Importance of Being Open to Persuasion!

Rmukesh Gupta

We are living in a society where on every topic imaginable, every on-going debate, people are either for something or against something and at most times both at the same time. This is a condition which typically leads to more polarisation and alienation than consensus.

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.

University Crowdsourcing Zero Carbon Goal


The University of London has set itself a monumental challenge – to reach zero carbon emissions by the year 2036. To help it achieve this goal it is going to crowdsource a new zero-emissions program, covering its operations and built environment.

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature.

Occupying Terra Incognita: How Governments can shape the Future

The Future Shapers

During the 16 th Century when maps of the world moved from being symbolic representations based on Christian teachings to a record of discovered land masses, early cartographers were presented with a problem. With vast expanses of white spaces representing the terra incognita (the unknown lands existing beyond documented coastlines,) cartographers were forced to go beyond the strict guidelines of map-making and represent the ‘great unknown’.

19 Options to Accelerate Your Innovation Strategy


A client raised a question about what more it can do to quicken its pace of innovation ? As with lots of innovation questions, my quick response was we have an eBook for that. and lots of articles, too!

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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.

Small Business is Getting Bigger: How to Keep Innovating as Your Company Grows


Business innovation benefits business owners and consumers alike. It helps grow competitive advantage in saturated markets and time and time again have proven to be financially lucrative and socially inspiring. It's crucial to any organization's long-term success and especially hard to scale and maintain. Strategies build Business competition Design Sprint Framework framework goal google innovation innovation management KPI launch prototype scale test transparent validate

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Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I recently discovered the greatest TV show of all-time. A TV show that is even better than Lost, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Dark Matter , or even my latest obsession, Rick and Morty. A show that is fast-paced and hilarious, featuring razor sharp wit and epic performances.

How Administrative Assistants Can Help Creativity In A Big Way

Innovation Excellence

As the hidden communication and prioritization network, administrative assistants can have a great impact on company innovation. Last year I was asked to deliver a keynote to an internal company conference for administrative professionals in Virginia. The topic was culture for creativity.

The Most Interesting Thing in The World


The Most Interesting Thing in The World Is In Your Pocket I was a fan of Last Man Standing before it was canceled and during a recent binge watch there was an interesting scene of a neighbor couple bickering over a smartphone – they were sitting at the kitchen table and the husband was looking… The post The Most Interesting Thing in The World appeared first on hellofuture


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.

An Interview with Intrapreneur Brett Winton

The Future Shapers

Using personal and lived examples, Brent Witgen shares his learning on intrapreneurship with Tirza Hollenhorst. Brent presents several unexpected observations about cultural differences, setting big goals, and the culture of innovation in Scandinavia. Intrapreneurship: Creating a startup environment within a corporate one. Tirza Hollenhorst : Brent, thanks for joining me today.

Time to Kill Corporate Innovation Theatre and Get Serious | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

The late Stephen Hawking famously said that “intelligence is the ability to adapt to change

5 Tips to Build a Strong and Successful Team


You may be the mastermind behind the business idea that has led to establishing your company, but your employees are the backbone of its success. No brand, no matter how necessary it may be, is immune to failure caused by poor internal structure and leadership. Strategies Uncategorized diversity hiring practices hiring process learning options mentor strategy team assets Transparent communication

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Flipping the Script on Innovation

Innovation Excellence

“If the Door is Shut, Open it. If the Door is Open, Shut it.” ” Change of State Innovation In looking for innovations it is sometimes helpful to consider whether your product or service is open or closed. If it is open what would happen if you enclosed it?

Corporate Innovator Incubator Halves Mobility Innovation Vetting Timeline; Simultaneously Saves 30% in Costs

A leader in smart, high-performance automotive space, recognizing the imminent disruption its sector faces from autonomous vehicles, began a practice to encourage and field pitches from mobility startups and other technology innovation companies…