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Biggest Strategy Mistake: Putting All Your Eggs In One Basket

Game-Changer

Businesses have always relied on various forms of advertising to promote themselves. It’s still holds true in the digital world we live in today. But the internet changes everything because today every business is a digital business or a dead business.

The 5 Whys

Digital Tonto

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Step 3: Invest more in a bottom-up approach for your innovation agenda

Exago

When developing your innovation agenda, bear in mind that employees deal daily with inefficiencies in your company, having often diverse and powerful ideas related to organisational processes and products. The following are real examples of this. The post Step 3: Invest more in a bottom-up approach for your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights collective intelligence Efficiency employees experience innovation-results innovation-tips

Six factors that lead to greater innovation success

OVO Innovation

I've been thinking a lot about why innovation fails. Not about why supposedly innovative new products fail, because there are multiple reasons for the failure of a new product. It could be too early or too late in the market window, or it could simply have the wrong pricing or distribution. A new product may lack key features or components, or like some successful products take years to build an audience. I'm actually more interested in the 90+% of ideas that never make it to product development.

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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Offering a Real Clarity to Their Innovating Future: Munich RE

Hype

The most impressive presentation I reviewed in 2017 was the one from Munich Re, held on 21st November 2017 on their investor day. This, for me, was so well structured and offered such a high level of clarity on the pathway they are pursuing, combining innovation and digital, with the outcomes emerging, of building a new suite of Business Models. I can only touch on it here and suggest, you do your own drawing of conclusions. Trends & Future Thinking

Eradicating Invasive Mussels via Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

They’re the mollusk world’s ‘most wanted’ the mussels with a price on their gills. Invasive quagga and zebra mussels are a huge problem in parts of the United States and a solution is needed fast.

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Net Neutrality and its Impact on Innovation

IdeaScale

In today’s technologically advanced society, the Internet is a vital resource for start-ups and established businesses alike when it comes to driving innovation.

Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Innovation Excellence

A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It’s launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs’ vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What’s more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.

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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.

Cross-Cultural Disaster: Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in India

Michael Roberto

www.ndtv.com Business Insider reports this week on the trip that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to India. The entire trip represents a classic example of what NOT to do when traveling to a different country.

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Are you starving for powerful female leaders in your strategy planning workshop?

BrainZooming

We were facilitating report outs at a strategy planning workshop after multiple teams tackled developing high-level plans to improve various employee challenges in a relatively high-performing company.

Birthdays, Bicycles and Brevity

100open

Open innovation is never easy at the best of times. Not least because it’s underpinned by three counterintuitive truths that can trip you up if you don’t keep on reminding yourself of them.

Mindfulness and Innovation

IdeaScale

The start of a new year is so motivating. A fresh start, a new leaf – we usually enter a year with a lot of good intentions and plans to make positive changes in our lives. I know it can be tricky to stick to your resolutions, but I like making these promises to myself.

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.

Design Thinking and the Customer-Centric Organization

Innovation Excellence

“There’s a reason millions of people try to solve crossword puzzles each day. Amid the well-ordered combat between a puzzler’s mind and the blank boxes waiting to be filled, there is satisfaction along with frustration.

Innovation Lessons: Why Is Amazon Crashing The Innovation Game

Ideanote

The post Innovation Lessons: Why Is Amazon Crashing The Innovation Game appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights digital solutions innovation innovation spotlight new ideas

Success Theater at GE: Ambitious Targets and Hiding Bad News

Michael Roberto

Thomas Gryta, Joann Lublin, and David Benoit have written a lengthy feature article in the Wall Street Journal today about GE's struggles. The authors describe a "confidence culture" where senior executives set very ambitious targets and exuded relentless optimism about achieving those goals.

2 Super Smart Ways to Catalyze Innovative Success

BrainZooming

An article in The Wall Street Journal by Paul Ziobro shares an report on how toy manufacturers, including Mattel and Hasbro, are accelerating their new product innovation processes. The brands want to capitalize on market growth stemming from toys tied to popular social media themes.

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.

How to Go Beyond the Email Blues

Idea Champions

In 1999, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek blues song about email. My purpose was to poke fun at some of the email madness going on at that time. (If If you want to give a listen, click the link above). It's 18 years later now and the email scene has become even weirder.

Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?

Innovation Excellence

Back in 1997 some of you reading this were not even born, but Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple. It was 12 years since he had been fired from the company he had created with Steve Wozniak in 1976. At that point, one of the greatest marketing campaigns in the history of technology was.

Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

We all manage something or other, whether it’s other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves. Managing suggests careful planning, a well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What if we applied that definition of management to opportunity?

The Leader’s Journey

Mike Shipulski

If you know what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you’re pretty sure what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you think you may know what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you don’t know what to do, try something small. Then, do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.

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.

Evaluate Ideas Easier Than Ever Before With Ideanote

Ideanote

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Transfer of Value as an Internet Protocol

Information Playground

As part of Dell EMC's collaboration with the MIT Media Lab , we had a visit from Alin Dragos last week. Alin works on the Lightning Network at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative (DCI). 

One Thing You Must Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

Innovation Excellence

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.

How Much Do You Love Free, Fun Strategic Planning Advice?

BrainZooming

With nearly 2,400 articles (at time of publication) on strategy , branding , and innovation , it’s safe to say there’s a ton of content on the Brainzooming website. You can go deep, wide, and in multiple directions on these core topics.

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.

Hack: connect with one (or more) startups nearby

Board of Innovation

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You're Right!

Idea Champions

There is a scene from Fiddler on the Roof that has taught me more about life than most holy books I've read. In it, two men are heatedly arguing over the age of a horse. When they see Tevye, the town milkman/sage, walking by, they begin passionately pleading their case. Tevye!"

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Innovation in Practice

Imagine pulling out of the driveway for your regular jaunt to the grocery store. While turning the corner to exit your neighborhood the car console screen lights up with an ad for the latest laundry detergent. Perhaps the concept seems foreign, but software companies, such as Telenav Inc.,

Digital Technology is Changing the Innovation Game

Innovation Excellence

Digital technologies are beginning to have a real impact on the methods, approaches, and rates of our innovation outputs. Social technologies are giving us real-time understanding.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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