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You Can’t Cost-Cut Your Way To Innovation


Business is hard. And there are many widely held beliefs about what leads to success. One of them is “Increase sales, reduce costs” Do both, and you’re gold. Reducing costs is where the focus goes to when increasing sales becomes a challenge.

Is Your Innovation Program Changing Employee Sentiment?


Many people launch an innovation community as a way of improving their employee engagement scores. But how do you know if you’re moving in the right direction? Many IdeaScale customers are interested in gathering sentiment analysis.

The Silicon Valley Myth

Digital Tonto

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Step 5: Be resilient to create a cost-conscious culture in your innovation agenda


If you are introducing cost-cutting in your innovation agenda, your ultimate drive is to create a cost culture that sustains itself over time and is not forgotten three months after being announced by the leadership. The post Step 5: Be resilient to create a cost-conscious culture in your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights business transformation engagement innovation-journey innovation-results innovation-thoughts participation purpose

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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A week in the life of an Innovation Consultant

Board of Innovation

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Fatigue and Complacency: The Bane of Inspiration and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Oftentimes, an entrepreneur or an employee’s greatest strength also acts against them as their greatest weakness. While this duality isn’t always easily expressed, nowhere is it more apparent than in the budding, overzealous worker who burns bright, and then burns out.

Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (part 2)

OVO Innovation

If you are following along, I'm writing a series of posts about the opportunities and challenges with the way we think about and implement the concepts behind explore and exploit. In my first post I wrote a short introduction to the topic. In that post I looked at the history of exploring and exploiting, which I'll suggest comes from the conquest of the new world by the Spaniards, when Columbus and others explored, and the Spanish government exploited the opportunity for centuries.

The Disrupted or the Disruptor: Pick One

Daniel Burrus

What comes to mind when you hear the term “disrupt”? Does it suggest chaos, lack of direction or other unsettling events? Or do you see it from the other side of the coin—when you’re the one causing the disruption and, as a result, leveraging the opportunity that results?

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.

Electrolux to Launch an Open Innovation Factory


In a move designed to accelerate innovation in its manufacturing processes and boost product development, Electrolux is launching the Electrolux Innovation Factory.

Your Next Innovation Campaign


You’ve got some new ideas! Great job! But now what? Well, there are two very important things that need to happen to make your crowdsourced innovation community a success. First, you need to make sure to implement ideas.

Defining Innovation Capital

Innovation Excellence

Innovation capital is made up of many different assets that are often context specific and interconnected and this makes it hard to build without taking a broader, more holistic approach to developing your capabilities, capacities and competencies to innovate.


A week of an Innovation Consultant

Board of Innovation

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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.

What are your best excuses for innovation strategy shortfalls?


This is a new slide for a two-day innovation strategy workshop we’ll be presenting this week in Los Angeles. While the slide is new, the appearance of all of these excuses (and more) for not advancing with an innovation strategy are anything but new.

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5 Effective Strategies for Motivating Employees (That You May Not Have Considered)


There are literally thousands of articles on the internet giving advice on how to motivate employees — it’s not exactly the rarest of topics. However, this one is going to be a little different. I’m going to give you a list of five ways to motivate your employees that not only work, they’re also a little off the beaten path. Strategies employees innovation management motivation

Dell Boomi for Blockchain Data Anchoring

Information Playground

There are many integration aspects to consider when deploying new blockchain applications onto an existing IT architecture. Many of them are listed here. One of the more intriguing challenges is the integration of existing data assets with a blockchain.

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One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

Innovation Excellence

Distraction is always the enemy. Here’s one simple technique to maintain focus on what’s really important. Busy Work So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.

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.

Corporate ‘Scaling-Up’: Joining the Peer Group to Solve the Challenges

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Internal startups and corporate intrapreneurs are facing difficulties to scale, just like usual startups struggle at transforming their first customers in large business.

Idea Management Platform – a Way to Improve Your Company (Updated)


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Cyber Security: Best Practices You Should Implement


Dealing with cyber security issues had become increasingly important as more businesses, even ones that don't think of themselves as inherently tech-centric, become more dependent on internet applications, databases and analytics. Strategies

A week of an Innovation Consultant

Board of Innovation

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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.

Six Things You Have to Believe in Order to Succeed

Innovation Excellence

Success, in business and in life, is about following a set of beliefs that will guide your journey when nothing else can.

10 Great Ways to Crush Creativity – Video

Destination Innovation

How to put the NO into Innovation! The post 10 Great Ways to Crush Creativity – Video appeared first on Destination Innovation. Videos criticize ideas crush creativity hoard problems lumen5 promote from within

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Here’s How To Keep Your Data Project From Running Of The Rails

Digital Tonto

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Messy Beats Tidy


In his book, “Messy,” economist Tim Harford argues cogently that we are wrong to strive for order and tidiness because openness, adaptability and creativity are inherently messy. We should appreciate the benefits of untidiness. Organization & Culture creativity innovation management Messy

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.

International Good Idea Day!

Idea Champions

Let me be the first to inform you that today is the first annual International Good Idea Day -- a day I am officially declaring without the approval from my dysfunctional government or any slick lobbying group attempting to hustle other people's products or services for a hefty commission.

Taking the Path to Digital Transformation

Innovation Excellence

This is the first of three articles on embracing digitization, transformation and innovation. It is becoming more and more apparent that we are living in a moment of profound possibility and enormous disruption.

Your Education Awaits! Get out of the Classroom!


As a freshman, Nate Goodman decided one of the many ways he'd learn in college was outside the classroom, talking to those around him - peers, profs, alum, everyone. This way of learning is a long standing tradition most of us alum relied upon and it's great to see it continue.

Mona Lisa – Apple: Brands To Icons!

Linda Bernardi

Last week, between meetings in Paris, I had a short break and decided to go to the Louvre Museum to answer one question. Something that has fascinated me since I saw the Mona Lisa for the first time as a child. But now with a twist. How did Mona Lisa and Apple become icons?

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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