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Innovation Lessons from the Fidget Spinner

Destination Innovation

The fidget spinner is a child’s toy which easily spins around a central bearing. Because it is a type of gyroscope it can be used to perform various tricks involving balancing, throwing and catching.

Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Braden Kelley

Innovation is not a solo activity. While the rare lone genius may be able to invent something on their own (although still always inspired by others), nobody can innovate by themselves. Innovation by its very nature, requires collaboration.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.” The man asking, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, was dead sincere. We were at a social event. He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised.

Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust and needs to be designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive.

Technology Scouting: Why It Works – A Harvard Business Review Published Study Perspective

Technology scouting can increase the rate and potential for meaningful innovation. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Business Review makes the case for technology scouting. Research shows that connecting with a wide range of external resources increases the rate of, and potential for, meaningful innovation.

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Do We Need a Digital Bill of Rights?

InnovationManagement

That the new Apple iPhone X uses facial-recognition software (FRS) to unlock the device rather than a pin or fingerprint, underlines the importance of this burgeoning technology. We will likely see a massive spread in the use of FRS which will bring many benefits but some serious risks which we need to start addressing now. Trend Alert AI digital bill of rights facial recognition

Innovation SOP: How Chief Innovation Officers Can Develop Trust Between Work Teams

Qmarkets

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

Building A Network To Solve Education

Digital Tonto

The power to solve tough problems won't be found in ivory towers, but emerges at the center of networks, where ideas can connect, evolve and adapt to a ever-changing and more complex. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

“Faux Innovation” and Other Discontents

Innovation Excellence

Over the course of this year, I’ve had the good fortune of working with three Global 50 companies – two U.S. based and one European. I’ll simply refer to them as Company A, B and C. Despite being in different industries (high-tech, financial services and industrial), one common theme emerged: senior leaders in each of.

2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

That’s Innovation with Two V’s

Braden Kelley

Should innovation be spelled with two v’s instead of one?

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Should You Have an Innovation Department?

Innocentive

In my previous post I highlighted a report from The European Academic Network for Open Innovation into the skills shortage many organizations face when trying to innovate successfully. One potential solution to this challenge is to build a dedicated department whose primary remit is to innovate. You can then do everything necessary to ensure that the personnel within that department have the skills required. Innovation Insights

Mastering Global Innovation through Multicultural Collaboration

InnovationManagement

We live in an increasingly multicultural and networked world where innovation has the potential to transform lives from Austria to Zimbabwe. Leaders and teams are facing changing customer needs across cultures and geographies. If you’re responsible for international products, services, projects, or programs, how are you facilitating innovation and collaboration around the world? Organization & Culture Uncategorized

The Quantum Age Is Almost Upon Us We And Need To Start Taking It Seriously

Digital Tonto

What the quantum era needs most is not sensationalism and fear, but understanding. Related posts: Quantum Encryption Is Coming Sooner Than You Think. The Time To Prepare Is Now. IBM Is Using The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

Are You Building an All-Star Innovation Team?

Innovation Excellence

There’s been a big shift from individual performance to teamwork. To solve complex problems, you don’t need the best people, you need the best teams and that means we need to change the way we evaluate, recruit, manage and train employees.

Have You Read Adam Grant’s Originals?

IdeaScale

At IdeaScale, the employees like to encourage an atmosphere of continuous learning about innovation by hosting book clubs that relate to our industry. Earlier this year, we read Adam Grant’s Originals : How Nonconformists Move the World.

Curiosity Affects the Brain, Enhances Learning

Michael Roberto

Several years ago, Daisy Yuhas wrote an interesting article about new neuroscience research regarding curiosity and leanring. I came across the article today, and I thought it was worth sharing the key lessons. Yuhas explains the findings from a study about how intellectual curiosity affects the brain and shapes learning.

The future Collective Creativity brings for enterprises [free ebook]

Be-novative

We are at the doorstep of a new innovation era, one that is fundamentally di ff erent in the quantity and quality of breakthroughs it can bring. Several trends are forcing a break from the traditional, internal, and lengthy R&D approach, setting the dynamics of today’s Age of Innovation. collective creativity ebook resource

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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.

Context Matters in Successful Innovation

OVO Innovation

I think we often over complicate the work of innovation, because we believe it cannot be simple and straightforward. After all, how can an activity that can disrupt an industry, create compelling new products or services and reap significant riches be simple? To drive all of this change, certainly innovation must be difficult and complex, right? Consultants often benefit from this assumption that innovation is difficult or unusual.

Lego’s Innovation Lessons

Innovation Excellence

In strange and disappointing news, Lego announced that it was facing dire sales projections, with growth slowing from over 25% per year to low single digits. Strange, when just a few years ago Lego was on top of the world, with great new toys, Lego kits, Lego Robots and the Lego movies. Case Study education Entertainment Innovation Management Profiles of Innovators growth growth strategy risk Toy Industry Toys

Is it Time to Innovate? What Netflix Got Right (And WebTV Didn’t)

Daniel Burrus

One point I continually stress in speaking to audiences and in consulting with organizations of all sorts is the absolute importance of innovation.

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The World's Best Blog Collection of Awesome, Memorable Quotes

Idea Champions

If you're on the prowl for inspiring quotes you can use for work, your book, speech, website, news report, blog, proposal, kidnap letter, or time capsule, look no further. What follows are 21 universal topics -- everything from Possibility to Failure to Change. Change. Possibility. Beginning. Vision.

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.

Leadership isn’t binary, and that’s why judgement is important.

Mike Shipulski

100% of the people won’t like your new idea, even if it’s a really good one like the airplane, mayonnaise or air conditioning. I don’t know the right amount of conflict, but I know it’s not 0% or 100%. If 100% is good, 110% isn’t better. Percentages don’t work that way.

Here’s Why Consistency is Your Greatest Asset

InnovationManagement

Whether you’re an executive, a manager, or part of the team handling day-to-day operations, you’ve probably thought more than once about what you bring to the table within your organization. What do you feel is your greatest asset? Chances are, consistency never tops the list—but perhaps it should. Strategies

Creating a Culture of Innovation in Business

Innovation Excellence

Any business that wishes to survive​ ​(​​and thrive)​ ​in today’s constantly changing business environment must continuously evolve its processes, operations, strategies and product/service offerings.

Eight Tips for Successful Intrapreneurs

Destination Innovation

Say you have a great idea for a new product or service in your field of expertise but you are reluctant to take the plunge, quit your job and start your own business. You know that launching this venture on your own would be risky, stressful and costly.

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.

The Best Way to Share the Best of Your Best Practices: STORYTELLING!

Idea Champions

12 other short videos on storytelling. Storytelling at Work. Storytelling as a way to spark the innovation mindset

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification and GladWare Containers

Innovation in Practice

GladWare containers have become a common household item. Most kitchens today have that designated drawer filled to the brim with self-stacking plastic wonders and the infamous lids with the center circle.

Comment on Innovation Philosophy Video by Jon Fredrickson

Stephen Shapiro

Awesome and simple! You hit the nail on the head with this animated video

Are All the Best Ideas Used Up?

Innovation Excellence

A new study from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research suggests that truly novel ideas are not only harder and harder to come by, but they tend to be ever more expensive to explore. Innovation R&D Research Science ideas research

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.