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Podcast S2E39: Bem Le Hunte – How we need to innovate our university education system

Idea to Value

In today’s episode, we speak with Bem Le Hunte about her interesting new university curriculum designed to enhance the creativity and innovativeness of her students.

Leading Digital Transformation – The Interview

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Rob Llewellyn for his Leading Digital Transformation podcast, and discuss how most organizations fail at innovation because they fail at change. They may aspire to innovate but often struggle and continue … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation Innovation

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The Limits of Positive Thinking

Destination Innovation

The magical potency of positive thinking has been a common theme among motivational speakers for a long time. In 1952 Norman Vincent Peale published his seminal book, The Power of Positive Thinking. He advocated that you should always be optimistic.

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Confusion or Diffusion in Energy Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

Following on from my recent post, “ Managing Energy Transition through Innovation ,” let me build out the innovation argument further. Innovation needs to be talked up within Energy. It is the catalyst to all within the current energy transition underway.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Corporate Innovation Maturity: The Innovation Benchmarking Brief, Part I

Rocketspace

Corporate innovation is an elusive yet imperative term that reverberates at the core of Fortune 1000 companies today. Take a look around. Samsung recently announced record-setting data transfer harnessing the power of AI and 5G to shape the future of connectivity.

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The Digital Revolution Is Ending. Here’s What You Need To Do Now:

Digital Tonto

Digital technology has only been one phase of the journey of advancement. The most exciting things are still yet to come. Related posts: Why The Future Is Not Digital. Let’s Face Facts, The Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Join Me at Innovation Leader’s IMPACT 2019 in San Francisco

Braden Kelley

Want to find out how to learn fast instead of failing fast? Join me in San Francisco, CA next month – October 22-24, 2019 at Innovation Leader’s IMPACT 2019, their annual conference where innovation leaders from organizations around the world … Continue reading → Change Design Innovation Training

Why I still get my Netflix movies in the mail

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm a movie junkie - I love movies. Old movies like Casablanca, or even new movies like John Wick 3. Can't wait to see what John Wick can survive in the third installment. I wore out a Blockbuster card back in the day when Blockbuster was a thing.

3 Signs An Organization Isn’t Ready To Change

Game-Changer

Any talk about innovation inside organizations is mostly just that; talk. Because just like any individual that wants to make a change in his / her life, actually taking that step requires some reflection and clarity as to what you have to do to change; and you actually have to want to change. And it isn’t easy; because you have to change your habits. In the world of business, organizations fail because they miss the future.

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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.

Crowdsourcing and APIs: Everything You Need to Know

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is the act of harnessing the power and work force of a crowd to accomplish a task. Lately, companies creating documentation for APIs have turned to crowdsourcing. Instead of companies hiring an entire documentation team, all that’s needed is one person to edit contributions.

How Do You Define INNOVATIVENESS? Getting it Wrong Could Cost You

InnovationManagement

Underlying an innovative culture driven by an innovative leader is innovativeness. Innovativeness drives business growth by increasing innovation opportunities. The post How Do You Define INNOVATIVENESS? Getting it Wrong Could Cost You appeared first on Innovation Management.

How to test whether your innovation strategy is socially responsible

Board of Innovation

Design an innovation strategy that takes sustainability, social impact, and integrity into account using our new tool and revised innovation sweet spot. The post How to test whether your innovation strategy is socially responsible appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise

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Real Reason Shoppers Are Not Returning

Innovation Excellence

Malls are closing. Retail stores are fighting to stay afloat. Analysts expect that more than 6,000 stores will close in 2019. More than 40,000 employees are expected to be laid off. The blame is often cast on the new digital retail experience.

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!

How Do You Know When You Gave It Your All?

Game-Changer

We all encounter and seek challenges all the time as athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, students, employees or any other domain we choose. Whether or not we succeed, as we want, at whatever we do is determined by the decisions we make, luck and the effort we put into it.

Understanding the Role of Culture and Innovation in a Globally Distributed Workforce

IdeaScale

Creativity and innovation are universally considered as positive phenomena. Every culture esteems creativity in its own way. Moreover, innovation psychology researchers conclude that both creativity and innovation are well-distributed across all global cultures.

StratChat Webinar Replay with Hal Gregersen: Asking Great Questions

Strategyzer

Here's the replay of our StratChat webinar with special guest Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of 'The Innovator's DNA'. Webinar

Insurance technology trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Read about the key challenges faced by insurance innovators as we discuss 5 trends that have been impacting the industry: AI, blockchain, digitization, personalization and data, as well as hiring and retaining technically skilled talent.

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.

Increased R&D Doesn’t Mean Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A recent PwC study looked at a large rise in global R&D spending in 2018, more than a 17% gain over 2017. Many pundits shared the article as evidence of an innovation revolution despite the warnings in the article. Silly, huh? The piece states, “rising R&D spending is an indication that companies are committing to. Innovation R&D Customer Insight Inclusion of R&D teams

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Market Demand, Not Just Technology, Create New Career Paths In The Next Economy

Game-Changer

I own a small collection of Air Jordan’s. I bought most of them in the resell market, which is projected to become a $6 billion business globally by 2025, according to a recent analysis from Cowen & Co. So, providing authentic sneakers to people like me is a big business!

Creating an Innovative Culture for Your Nonprofit Organization

IdeaScale

Eighty percent of nonprofit leaders consider innovation to be mandatory, yet of those, only 40 percent think their organization is ready for innovation. Leaders recognize the importance of innovation, yet many aren’t sure how to make their organizations innovation-ready.

Innovating for Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

100%Open

Albert Einstein once said that “the crisis is the best blessing that can happen to people and countries because the crisis brings progress”. Indeed, innovation is being brought about by global crises currently happening in the country and around the world today.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Book Review – The Disruption Mindset by Charlene Li

Rmukesh Gupta

Overview: I got a digital preview copy of this book via NetGalley.

Therantology

Innovation Excellence

The Theranos story continues to unfold in the headlines and will likely be the stuff of Harvard Business School cases for years to come. Here is a brief history of Theranos. and where they find themselves now. According to the WSJ, Theranos Inc.

4 inspiring ways the most innovative organisations use co-creation

InnovationTraining.org

A survey of top global companies by Innovation Leader found that 61% of big companies regularly team-up with suppliers, distributors, partners and franchisees to innovate. 58% work directly with customers and end-users to co-create new products and services.

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Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

Global manufacturing executives rank “skilled talent” as their #1 competitive differentiator. When it comes to innovation, building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge over skills-focused peers.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.