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Don’t be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

Destination Innovation

Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant. Zebras are people who see things in black and white. They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs. The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump.

What Could Happen in a World That’s 4 Degrees Warmer

Game-Changer

Last week the U.N. released a report with not so surprising news: Earth has 12 years to avert climate change catastrophe. This isn’t surprising because it’s been widely talked about and reported for decades, and we’re feeling it; but here we are not taking it seriously.

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Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Paul Hobcraft

Recently I was exploring the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and read an excellent Whitepaper from Aras Corp , one of the leading PLM solution providers.

The Innovation Journey Map

Destination Innovation

The Customer Journey Map is a popular management tool. It is a visual representation of customer interactions with a company and a tool to investigate, analyse and thus improve customer experiences.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

Hype

A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. Some companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in that time. Other companies experience something different.

5 Things to Consider Before Making a Corporate Event Hire in London

Rocketspace

There are so many ways your corporate event could crash and burn. There's a ton of preparation and planning involved. How many guests are you expecting? Do you have enough seating? Have you considered guests dietary restrictions and preferences? Is the event space easy to get to?

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How much innovation energy does your bureaucracy have left?

RTI Innovation Advisors

One factor I've been considering for some time has to do with the power of a corporate bureaucracy to create or block change. On one hand, bureaucracies are good, in that they codify practices, principles and processes and allow people to get more done quickly as a unit than they might get done alone. Bureaucracies were created to allow people to scale concepts, inventions, products and ideas. However, any bureaucracy comes with a certain amount of baggage.

65% of Venture Capital-backed deals fail to return investment, and only 4% make substantial returns

Idea to Value

Everyone knows that investing in innovative new ideas carries a degree of risk. However, new data from Correlation Ventures shows just how risky investing in new companies can be. The chart above shows the financial outcomes for 21,640 different financing deals between 2004 and 2013 (note that these were the total number of deals, not individual companies).

The Early Adopter Challenge: Everyone is Afraid of Being First

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies. All of these technologies are in the news 24/7. Yet, most organizations and governments are behind the technology curve. They’re either slow adopters or stagnant.

How to Vet Startups for Corporate Partnership

Rocketspace

How can corporations determine whether or not a startup will be a good partner, looking beyond their funding and general market traction? Below, we will guide you through the top 5 questions to ask when evaluating a startup.

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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Nine Actions You Can Take Today to Make Your Company More Innovative

IdeaScale

Innovation strategy is often about direction and momentum. But in order to have either, you need at least a small amount of mass to get started. And as we all know, whether it’s a boulder or a bureaucracy, inertia keeps objects at rest from moving. So how do you get up some speed?

What’s Next For Steve Blank And The Lean Startup?

Digital Tonto

The Silicon Valley guru is on a never ending search to find a better way to solve problems Related posts: The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World. The Lean. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Lean Startup

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Innovation as a Path to Peace

Innovation Excellence

Can collaborative entrepreneurship facilitate a rapprochement in Cyprus? How can innovation offer a path to peace? This question was asked by two young entrepreneurs in Cyprus.

How Do You Overcome The Early Adopter Challenge?

Game-Changer

There are three forces needed for innovation to happen : ability, infrastructure and market. When all three exist you have an industry. Creating a new industry is a long-term challenge, which many people and organizations will not take on.

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

BP and RocketSpace Test Advanced Mobility Solutions with Global Startups

Rocketspace

London and San Francisco – October 9, 2018 - BP and RocketSpace , founders of the Mobility Tech Innovation Collaborative , are shaping the future movement of people, goods, and services in collaboration with global mobility and smart transportation industry leaders.

Innovations in Community Policing: Security & Public Safety for Cities of Brazil

IdeaScale

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City where I participated in an informative and lively workshop with 15 Latin American Mayors. The Mayors traveled to the United States from Brazil to learn about innovations in community policing.

4 Principles Of Digital Transformation

Digital Tonto

Before you can change actions, you must first transform values, beliefs and skills Related posts: 5 New Principles Of Strategy For The Digital Age. 4 Principles of Marketing Strategy For The Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Digital Transformation

How To Solve A Really Tough Problem In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

Innovation Excellence

By the early 20th century, the world’s great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by Cantor, Frege and Russell.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Innovation Management: The Value of Seeing What You Have

InnovationManagement

If your job is to get your company, team, or community to innovate, you know how organizational forces can make it hard to even try something new. Visualizing the resources available is an effective first step in overcoming some of those organizational forces.

Running Effective Innovation Workshops

Innovation in Practice

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that innovation is a team sport. The strongest teams are characterized by functional, gender, and cultural diversity among its members. And, teams that are successful at innovation are committed to ongoing growth via avenues such as innovation workshops.

How Will Transportation Change in the Next Thirty Years

IdeaScale

Tony Seba, author of Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation said “We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history.”

50+ statistics on innovation – What do the numbers tell us?

Viima

Even though innovation is a highly researched topic, the majority of the work has been conceptual, which in practice means that the researchers have looked at innovation and have tried to classify and explain it, as well as to find ways to best succeed in it.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Practicing Innovation: An Inside Job

Innovation Excellence

It is a heroic adventure being an innovation practitioner.

Benefits of Gamification in Employee Online Training

InnovationManagement

Gamification in e-learning is not the same as playing online games: it essentially means adding game elements to non-game activities and processes; and even if actual games are involved, they will have a purpose and affect work positively. Strategies e-learning employee training gamification gamify leader productivity

How to Nail Your Most Valuable Metrics Using the Customer Journey

Moves the Needle

The Customer Journey Everyone is on a journey. Some quite consciously, others perhaps unknowingly, but they still are moving, evolving, and hopefully growing. Businesses are inevitably a part of the journey. Through their products and services, they influence the experience.

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Fight or Flight Against The Corporate Antibodies

Beyond the Obvious

I have a very simple reason for being passionate about pushing back (fight) against corporate antibodies. Nearly all great ideas require nerve, vision, and guts to get in motion. The corporate antibody is the first of many hurdles that you’ll need to push your idea past.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Why We Should Encourage Accidental Innovation

The Future Shapers

Innovation is supposed to be the end product of a long, deliberate and often very expensive process. It seems almost insulting to suggest it might occur purely by accident, but a recent study suggests we should be a little less priggish about accidental innovation, and instead do all we can to encourage it.

Hospitality Industry Leading the Building of a Sustainable Future

Innovation Excellence

Hotel Terra in Wyoming is set on the edge of Grand Teton National Park and south of Yellowstone National Park, with some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find anywhere on the United States.

Five Digital Profiles of Innovators

InnovationManagement

Organizations need to invest in the cultivation of capacity for innovation and recognize innovators with varying talent and strengths.

21 projects in 21 months: the numbers behind my consultant life

Board of Innovation

I just wrapped up my 21st project in the span of 21 months! ?? And still, it’s really tricky to explain what I do.* To help answer that question for talents looking to join our team, I wrote down some statistics and spotted some patterns about my work at Board of Innovation so far. Here’s. Continue reading. The post 21 projects in 21 months: the numbers behind my consultant life appeared first on Board of Innovation. Innovation Team

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?