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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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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?

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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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos just became the world's richest man. His creation, Amazon, is an incredible company. The consistency and breadth of innovation it has produced over the past two decades is awe-inspiring.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future.

The 15 Enemies of Innovation

Game-Changer

When I put my consultant hat on I have a very easy way to detect whether or not your company is committed to innovation, and whether or not it will: the way you lead and prioritize. My examination has nothing to do with capability, but with leadership.

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.

Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

Game-Changer

Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with.

The 9 Rules Of Innovation

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The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Related posts: The New Rules Of Disruption. The Difference between Strategy and Innovation. What Is Innovation? The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Recently, well actually, over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know or at least have an opinion upon.

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.

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus

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Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy

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Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

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There is no one "true path" to innovation but there are some common attributes Related posts: 6 Things Great Innovators Do Differently. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Four Visions of the Future of Work

Game-Changer

New America and Bloomberg have come together to convene Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, with the goal of analyzing theories of the future of work.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. Content. Introduction. Nick Skillicorn. David Burkus. Stephen Shapiro. Pete Foley. Gijs van Wulfen. Kevin McFarthing. Robert Brands.

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.

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World

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Just because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even Better For Established Businesses. How IBM Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators?

Game-Changer

Ideas are the seeds of innovation, and all people are creative. So, the answer is yes. But it comes with a caveat: Most every organization wants innovation but rejects creativity. Think about that.

Be Unpredictable – Surprise your Customers and Competitors

Destination Innovation

Boy Browning. Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896 – 1965) was known as ‘Boy’ Browning. He served in the British Army with distinction in the First World War. He was promoted to Adjutant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

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Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

Braden Kelley

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative?

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.

How Google Innovates

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What makes Google special is the way it’s been able to integrate an entire portfolio of innovation strategies into a seamless whole. Related posts: Google’s (not so) Stupid Strategy. How Google. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What is your level of Innovation Maturity?

Braden Kelley

Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.

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An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

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“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

Business Model Strategies & Tools for Disruptive Digital Innovation

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Want Disruptive Digital Innovation? Here are 5 Business Model Strategies and Tools for Strategic Business Growth. At some point every industry and every organization will face disruption.

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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.