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A Fresh Take on Strategy Development

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Businesses have been using the same formula to develop strategies for many years. However, is this formula still valid in today’s fast-paced business environment?

A Beginner’s Guide to MVP

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What is an MVP? Why is it important for your business? In our beginner’s guide to MVPs our Head of Product, Gregor Ilg, explains what a minimum viable product is, how it is developed and how it can help companies to enhance innovation. Introduction.

Blockchain Demystified

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Blockchain is receiving a lot of attention, and is making inroads into the enterprise space. But what is Blockchain exactly, and why is it important? In the following blog, etventure’s Lukas Bower explains Blockchain – for an executive audience. What is Blockchain?

Why Go Digital?

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All the metrics you use to measure success indicate that you are doing just fine – So why “Go Digital”? etventure’s CEO for North America, Lukas Bower, provides some context – and clarifies why business leaders should not only “Go Digital”, but make innovation a top priority.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

The Business of Two-Speed IT

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What is Two-Speed IT? How can it accelerate time-to-market? In “The Business of Two-Speed IT” our Head of Technology, Martin Rudloff, explains Two-Speed IT for business leaders. As a leader, you are well aware of the pressure to drive innovation within your business.

Cognitive Biases – That’s how unreliable we think

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Cognitive biases are mostly unconscious, systematic distortions of our perceptions, decisions and judgements. Our ideation experts show why biases are relevant for generating ideas and give tips on how their influence can be reduced. Heuristics: abbreviations of the brain.

Product development: From hypothesis to experiment

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Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development.

Product development through hypotheses: formulating hypotheses

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Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development.

Product development through hypotheses: formulating hypotheses

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Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development.

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.

Creating Digital Entrepreneurs 

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When we think about digitization, we think about technologies, processes and business models. We rarely consider the importance of the “ human factor ” in the digital transformation process. The Cultural Status Quo.

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Going Lean, Again

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Friedrich Arnold, Senior Project Manager at etventure, explains how manufacturers can embrace the Lean Startup methodology as the centerpiece of their Digital Transformation. The Proud Leader.

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The Art of Agile

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In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context.

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Entrepreneurship: The “Trump Effect” is scaring away startups as Germany beckons (in German)

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Fewer and fewer German founders are motivated to move to the USA. Whereas just a year ago 32% wanted to launch their startup there, according to a current Bitkom survey this figure declined by more than one-half to only 15%.

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.

FinTechCube benchmark study: “Banks lack a customer focus”

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What is the state of digitization in the German banking sector? In order to answer this question, FinTechCube carried out the benchmark study “Digital Transformation of Banks”. More than 30 banks and around 200 private customers were surveyed for this.

Digital transformation: Good ideas implemented badly or bad ideas implemented well?

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Almost all companies are occupied with the issue of digital transformation. New studies appear almost daily that aim to demonstrate the importance CEOs and managers from all sectors attach to digital transformation. So far, so good.

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Product development through hypotheses – start of the new blog series

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Product development is confronted with the constant challenge of supplying the customer with a product that exactly meets his needs. In our new blog series, etventure’s product managers provide an insight into their work and approach. The focus is on hypothesis-driven product development – an approach that is oriented primarily towards the “Lean Startup” philosophy. Let’s face it: We do not know the ideal solution for every problem.

Digitization and digital transformation – an overview of the most important topics from the month of November

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Once again, we look back and examine the latest exciting digitization-related news. This month provided even more clarity about the way that digital players are moving in and occupying interfaces for interacting with clients.

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.

No such thing as the digital revolution? Avoidance strategies and status quo mentality are deadly when it comes to digitization!

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“There is no such thing as the digital revolution.” That is what Hans-Werner Feick announced recently in his column on the business portal website BILANZ.

Google Jobs – the winners and losers

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Interview with mobileJob.com CEO Steffen Manes on Google’s entry into the jobs market. Steffen – one has the impression that the recruitment business is currently holding its breath. The reason for this is that Google is entering the jobs market. What has happened? For a long time, there have been rumors that Google could consider the jobs sector attractive enough to develop its own offer there. That has now happened.

Digitization and digital transformation – an overview of the most important topics from the month of October

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Another month has passed, so it’s time to look back. What were the top issues relating to digitization in October? This month’s overview looks at the investment that is needed in Germany’s schools in order to prepare the younger generation for the digital future. It also considers the kind of jobs that will still be available in the future. Another hot topic last month was the lack of transparency at Google and Facebook, and the lack of data protection provided by WhatsApp and Yahoo.

‘Insurance for Digital Natives’ – study by W&W Digital and MSR Insights

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What makes the young, digitally savvy target group ‘tick’ when it comes to insurance? This is the question addressed by W&W Digital , the joint venture between Wüstenrot & Württembergische and etventure, together with the market researchers at MSR Insights. The ‘Insurance for Digital Natives’ study provides some indications. By using traditional sales channels and offering standard insurance products, insurance companies are losing touch with younger target groups.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Digitization and digital transformation – an overview of the most important topics from the month of September

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What did September bring in the way of digitization news? It is the end of the month and, as usual, we are providing an overview of the most important topics in the media. This blog covers Daimler’s digital offensive, the need for changes to corporate culture, and the advantages of digitization in respect to social equality. Daimler restructures its company for digitization ( FAZ ). A quick look at Daimler’s recent sales figures is enough to show that it is in a good position.

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How Do You Create an Innovation Culture?

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This is the second part of a two-part series in building an innovation culture. Make sure to read Part 1: What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture here ! People & Culture

The Power and Threat of Disconnecting Can Impact Innovation - Do Our Voices Matter?

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We are caught up in a polarizing world. Technology is either thrilling or frightening. Robots, automation, and intelligent systems can take over thousands of jobs (and are already taking over in some sectors).

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7 Global Food Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

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The global food market is blazing. Last year was a golden year for food tech startups. According to PitchBook, 2018 set a decade-high record for VC investment in the space with food startups such as unicorn DoorDash and Instacart valued at $4.4B.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

The Advantages of Fundraising with an ICO

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Marketing Lessons from David and Goliath

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Let’s start this marketing innovation blog with a Bible story from the book of Samuel. Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah.

Bill Campbell’s Leadership Manifesto: It’s The People

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What makes a great coach? This question is at the heart of a new book. Trillion Dollar Coach tells the story of Bill Campbell, ex-football coach and CEO of Intuit, known for coaching many modern day entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.

Change the Point of Attack – Insights from Nelson

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On October 21 1805, the French and Spanish fleets, consisting of 33 ships under the command of Admiral Villeneuve, were intercepted by a British fleet of 27 vessels under Admiral Nelson, off the coast of Cadiz in Spain.

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What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.