Innovationship

Sparking Innovation in Kuwait

Innovationship

PARTNERING WITH UCLA ANDERSON FOR INNOVATION MENTORSHIP. A team presents its initial direction to the other participants. What could you create with four months, the full support of your company, and the mentorship of a team of innovation experts?

The Big Secret of Design Thinking? Doing.

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million. That’s roughly the number of hits you get today on Google when you search on the term “design thinking.” Design thinking has come a long way since my days at IDEO back in the early ‘90s when the mere mention of the word “design” saw most technologists and non-designers frowning their brow with skepticism. What was design thinking before it was design thinking? Back then, this process wasn’t called design thinking. In fact, it didn’t have a name at all.

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Today is a Prototype for TomorroW

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WE ARE ALL DESIGNERS! Look around you. Seriously; stop reading for a minute, and look around you. Everything you see — literally every thing — was designed by someone. The chair you’re sitting on, the clothes you are wearing, the walls and ceiling and floor, the screen and device on which you are reading these words. everything. And not only tangible things: the sites you visit, the services you use, the restaurants you frequent, notice that all of them are the result of design.

Break ‘Em Up!

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CHANGE YOUR WORK HABITS FOR A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE How can I learn to think up wild ideas? Can I become more innovative or is it just a natural gift? Where do new ideas come from? We often get asked these sorts of questions from people searching to inject new ways of thinking into their work, hoping to find a secret formula for great ideas that will give them the leading edge. If you’re one of them, you’re not alone.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Great Ideas Aren’t Enough

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HOW KODAK MISSED ITS CHANCE TO LEAD THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION As you sow, so shall you reap. You’ve heard this proverb before, and you’ve undoubtedly had the experience of realizing its simple truth: the initial conditions of a process will have a dramatic impact on the outcome. To build further on the metaphor, there are parameters that farmers must consider when sowing for next year’s crops: what to sow, when to sow, and how to spread the seeds.

Why Do Some Brainstorming Sessions Suck?

Innovationship

9 BAD HABITS TO BREAK FOR BETTER IDEATION Time flies, seasons change, and before you know it, the annual barrage of articles trashing the validity of brainstorming is once again upon us.

Why Every Large Organization Should Decentralize Innovation

Idea to Value

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to.

Podcast S3E62: Fredrik Haren – The Creativity Explorer

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Fredrik Haren, known as the Creativity Explorer. We speak about what we can learn about creativity from different cultures around the world.

Podcast S3E60: Håkan Ozan – Building an ISO standard for innovation management

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Håkan Ozan, who has helped to draft the recent ISO Standard on Innovation Management. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 His start with innovation management systems. 00:02:30 What is an innovation management system.

Why I like the idea of Energy Fitness Landscapes

Paul Hobcraft

I have been building out the value in my proposal of having a Fitness Landscape framework within the Energy Transition and why it makes sense. Here in this post, I want to expand on my thinking around navigating a complex landscape that the Energy Transition demands.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Podcast S3E59: Kathryn Haydon – How to become more creatively productive and prolific

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Kathryn Haydon, keynote speaker and founder of Sparkitivity. We speak about breaking through the inertia of no, and how to use the Universal Creative Process to become more productive and prolific.

A new normal is upon us, the paradigm shift that will change the World.

Paul Hobcraft

There is a real increasing pressure to totally reinvent my business. The past business paradigm of reaching out, providing value, and making money is still there. Still, it is how we all undergo the changes needed in a radically different set of economic circumstances.

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How crisis-driven innovation can help your organization

HYPE Innovation

A note from the author: I first wrote this blog as the basis for a talk in the UK last year when the only thing worrying us was the "crisis' of Brexit.

Seeing the Energy Transition in Different Horizons and Innovative Ways

Paul Hobcraft

The majority of my recent work has been in investigating and building a comprehensive understanding of the #energytransition. It is, to say at the very least, complex and challenging, but for me, satisfying and rewarding. Let me briefly explain how I am going about this and why.

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How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Which of these is the most important skill for a leader of innovation? Setting the vision, goals and metrics. Generation of great ideas. Selection of the best ideas. Starting exploration projects. Listening to customer feedback. Managing the portfolio and stage-gates.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Hackathons: What Are They and How to Run Them

HYPE Innovation

Take two seemingly unrelated words, "hack" and "marathon," and put them together to describe one of the most popular and powerful problem-solving techniques in the past decade. Ideation & Collaboration

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How To Spot A Fraud

Digital Tonto

We need to have a healthy skepticism, especially with ideas we would tend to agree with. We should ask questions, explore alternative explanations of the same data and be open to additional evidence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Exploring the Energy Transition Fitness Landscapes – opening thoughts on Hydrogen

Paul Hobcraft

I am struggling with the Hydrogen Story. It is tough to relate to something where the realization may take 40 years to move from ambition to achievement. I get it that delivering Hydrogen is the vital piece of the decarbonizing of the world by 2050, yet it does seem a long, hard road to travel.

5 innovative solutions to combat Coronavirus developed by creative companies

Idea to Value

Necessity is the mother of invention. This famous saying is especially true right now, as the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, some companies and creative individuals have already come up with innovative solutions to the problem.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Facing a Difficult Decision? Just Spin a Coin.

Destination Innovation

How do you go about making a really tough decision? Like whether to quit your job, buy a house or dump your boyfriend? You have weighed up all the options, written down the pros and cons, tossed and turned in your bed but still cannot decide.

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The immediate shift in work and social norms needs innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Being in a personal crisis is one thing, but being in a global one is a whole lot different. So much is totally out of your control. You can rant and rave at some of the decisions have been made, or likely to come on some current performances.

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Podcast S3E61: David Burkus – Why your company should Pick a Fight

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with David Burkus about his new audiobook: Pick a Fight. We speak about why underdogs do so well, and what it takes to get your team to rally behind a cause.

Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

Idea to Value

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. The phrase has become one of the most overused clichés out there.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Ten Questions to ask during a Recession

Destination Innovation

If your organisation is facing a difficult time during the current downturn then here are some questions to ask at your next executive meeting. Are we doing all that is necessary in order to survive? I guess that is the question that you are already sharply focussed on.

Podcast S3E53: Alex Osterwalder – Creating an invincible company

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Alex Osterwalder, Partner at Stratgyzer and creator of the Business Model Canvas. We speak about what it takes to create an invincible company, with a particular emphasis on the importance of a balanced innovation portfolio.

How Can You Force Yourself to Think Outside the Box?

Destination Innovation

There are many ways. Here are some suggestions: First recognise that we all live inside boxes which frame our view of the world. We all make assumptions. Stay curious and open-minded. Ask many questions about any situation and be receptive to different points of view.

Idea to Value awarded as the Innovation blog with the most traffic for 2020!

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I’m thrilled to say that Idea to Value has just been awarded the most popular innovation blog of 2020, according to research by Orchidea.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself.

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Idea to Value

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line?

Online Courses to Grease the Gears of your Brain

Destination Innovation

As an author and trainer, I have run master classes around the world on lateral thinking and innovation. I have now created a number of online courses to help you acquire skills in these areas. Please take a look at these courses. Master Lateral Thinking. Problem Analysis Tools and Techniques.

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Recession, Survival and Innovation

Destination Innovation

In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? Well the short answer is that you have to survive first.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

How Inovation Affects Leadership and Reskilling: Industry 4.0 Case

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The fourth industrial revolution is no longer just something that companies need to prepare for – it’s a reality that has already arrived. Everything about our current landscape is changing, from how we communicate to the avenues we have for connectivity. In the age of Industry 4.0,

Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

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Exago offers innovation management software to fight COVID-19 and adapt to the “new normal”

Exago

Exago is making the Exago Start idea management platform available to NGOs and educational and research institutions to help combat the impacts of COVID-19. The post Exago offers innovation management software to fight COVID-19 and adapt to the “new normal” appeared first on Exago.

Working through the current disorder we find ourselves in

Paul Hobcraft

In times like these, we need to “unfreeze.”

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.