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How 3 Established Brands Unlocked New Growth [Case Study]

Innovation Excellence

One thing that all great expansion case studies have in common is that the brand defined their frame of reference to their own advantage. You can do this for your brand, too. Read on for an explanation, three notable case studies, and a downloadable eBook pdf.

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FinTech and Machine Learning

IdeaScale

When people talk about machine learning they are a referring to a type of artificial intelligence that has the ability to learn without explicit programming.

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Let Your Brain Take the Road Less Traveled

The Human Factor

Do you often find yourself doing the same things over and over and wondering why you get the same results every time? Contrary to the popular adage “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results,” it doesn’t mean you’ve lost your marbles.

Creativity, creative leadership and the value of innovation management

Exago

From janitor to CEO, everyone should be involved in daily in your innovation process. The tool to deliver this change is creative thinking, in the hands of a leadership that believes in and embodies its principles.

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.

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Empathy is The Greatest Creator of Energy

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. If you ever meet me, know that I’m a giver. I really like understanding and helping people, it makes me feel good.

Innovation Culture Starts With YOU, Not Your Boss.

Innovation Excellence

One of the most prominent organizational factors, if not the most prominent one, is autonomy. Studies showed a one-way relationship between autonomy and creativity. Employees need autonomy to be creative.

The Perception of Ideas as Problems

Idea Champions

Here's something I've been noticing lately: Business leaders and managers tend to respond to the introduction of a new idea not as an imminent solution to be nurtured, but as a new problem to deal with.

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength

BrainZooming

We mentioned how frequently we’re being asked to incorporate uncertainty into Brainzooming creativity and strategic thinking presentations.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

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

The Extent & Form of Open Innovation Today

Innocentive

Whilst challenge prizes have existed for hundreds of years, the concept of open innovation came to widespread attention through the work of Henry Chesborough. His 2003 classic Open Innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology highlighted the considerable potential of a more open approach to innovation, and alongside James Surowiecki’s Wisdom of Crowds , which was published the following year, showed a new way of thinking. Innovation Insights

Do Your Employees Need Passion?

InnovationManagement

If you’ve ever written a job description that calls for passionate, hard-working candidates, did you ever stop to think about what that means? Sure, having engaged and loyal employees is the ultimate goal of any company, but the word “passion” is loaded.

Where Will You Play? (Strategically Speaking)

Innovation Excellence

The question of where to play, strategically speaking, is deceptively simple. Most companies don’t give it enough deep thought and consideration.

Are You an Idea Addict?

Idea Champions

There are lots of things in this world people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones -- just to name a few. But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here's how it works: We think something up. We feel a buzz.

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.

5 Keys to a Flexible Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

Meeting with a client to design a visioning session for its upcoming strategic planning activities, I prepared several pages of options. The possibilities included many different directions we could incorporate within their strategic planning process.

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Happy 8th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Some of my favorite posts. Related posts: Happy 7th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 3rd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 5th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 2nd Birthday. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Are You An Amateur or a Professional?

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, I read a post by Shane Parrish on his Farnam Street blog and couldnt resist sharing this with you. He tries to explain why some people are ultra successful and some are not, despite having similar knowledge or experience.

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2017

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

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.

Recommendation engines force organisations to fundamentally rethink

Innovation 360

According to Michael Schrage ( HBR August 01 ), the single most important algorithmic distinction between “born digital” enterprises and legacy companies is not their people, data sets or computational resources: it’s a clear real-time commitment to delivering accurate and actionable customer recommendations. Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organisations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while also creating greater value for their customers.

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Weapon

Daniel Burrus

An organization’s culture is one of its most singular aspects. It’s one of a handful of characteristics that simply can’t be replicated. That poses a specific challenge. If your organization is acquiring or merging with another company, can your culture keep its most important attributes?

Overcoming fixedness before being locked in amber

OVO Innovation

It seems strange to me, after working for over 12 years in innovation, that so many people can view the same set of circumstances and opportunities in so many different ways. Our economy is awash in innovation opportunities, and the opportunities are growing and expanding. There are opportunities to innovate new products and services, of course, but also new channels and new business models. Customer experience is rapidly becoming an important innovation avenue.

How will Your Organization Prepare for Extreme Scenarios?

InnovationManagement

A BISS-project powered by the Service Science Factory Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant.

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.

Seizing on the Greatest Global Shift in 5,000 Years

Innovation Excellence

The year 2020 will mark the beginning of the most profound change in global demographics we’ve ever seen. Here are 3 ways to make that work in your favor. Big change takes us by surprise because it doesn’t fit the pattern of the past.

Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

Every organism eventually dies. In the long term, it is only ecosystems that survive. Related posts: The New Technology Ecosystem That Will Power Small Business. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems Leadership

5 reasons why I applied to work at 100%Open

100open

At our last Monday Morning Meeting, as I was enjoying a slice of cake and listening to my colleagues’ lists of achievements over the last week, I realised that I feel that I am now a part of the team, 6 months after I came across the 100%Open website for the first time. So I decided to write down some of the things that got me here.

The Idiot Savant's Guide to Emergency Ideation Under Ridiculous Time Constraints

Idea Champions

Here's the deal. You are a PR, Marketing, or Communications firm and one of your clients has just asked for the impossible. Again. They need killer ideas from you within the next 48 hours. Maybe sooner.

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.

EXCESSIVE CREATIVE THINKING by Alan Black

BrainZooming

It’s been quite some time since Alan Black , Ph.D., CSP, DLA, guest posted on Brainzooming. Based in Athens, GA, but a true global traveler, Alan’s mission is to travel the world to help spark the increased development of Creative Thinking everywhere he can in every way he can. Here is Alan’s take on pushing beyond a single answer to embrace excessive creative thinking! EXCESSIVE CREATIVE THINKING by Alan Black.

Improve Your Organization with Design Thinking & Change Leadership [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

"How can we improve?" is a conversation taking place at nearly every organization. Innovators and product managers have the right perspective that is needed. They are uniquely equipped to make the move from building better products to building a better organization. Innovation Innovation Management Organizational Performance Product Management product managers

Define Your Innovation Success with Idea Hunt’s Enterprise Innovation Platform

IdeaHunt

Define Your Innovation Success With Idea Hunt’s Enterprise Innovation Platform Defining success is an important step that can and should be taken at the start of every innovation project. By defining success you create a target toward which your users can direct their energy, their creativity, ensuring that they work together towards a common goal + Read More. Idea Hunt

Turning Big Data into Big Paydays

InnovationManagement

The global technological advancement has been ongoing for many decades now. The ability to generate big data by companies concerning their clientele and customers is an opportunity that to exploit and transform into huge returns on paydays. Venturing into data analytics can form a source of income for many more people globally as big data continues to get more use. Trend Alert big data

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.