The world’s best company to work for

Innovation 360 Group

Just the other day A Great Place to Work also released their list 2011 FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® which is based upon a deeper cultural audit and as far as I can see much more reliable. Their Top 5 on the Fortune list 2011 is: SAS. At the moment the competition takes place around Europe… I get back on that when released the 26th of May. Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was: General Electric.

Buy 10,000 green mil and get an Audi for free

Innovation 360

Social Innovation and sustainable thinking is emerging, business leaders shifting focus using social and sustainable thinking sharpening their competitive advantages. Interested reading more? Have a look at our new trend watch at [link]. The post Buy 10,000 green mil and get an Audi for free appeared first on Home of Innovation. Blog Uncategorized Audi Green Green Innovation Innovation Social Innovation Sustanability

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One big open innovation square dance…

Innovation 360

Innovation is a way of getting competitive advantage which is well known and documented since ancient times, ranging from machinery, war equipment to the beauty industry and all trial building the perpetuum mobile. What´s happened lately is the paradigm shift of opening up the innovation process from being secret and closed towards inviting for collective wisdom and creativity. We call it open innovation or sometimes Innovation 2.0.

One big open innovation square dance…

Innovation 360

Innovation is a way of getting competitive advantage which is well known and documented since ancient times, ranging from machinery, war equipment to the beauty industry and all trial building the perpetuum mobile. What´s happened lately is the paradigm shift of opening up the innovation process from being secret and closed towards inviting for collective wisdom and creativity. We call it open innovation or sometimes Innovation 2.0.

How increased interest open opportunities for countries like Sweden

Innovation 360

Historically European countries like Sweden has had a low interest which has lead to investments in automated manufacturing plants competitive with labor intensive manufacturer in the BRIC area, we can find examples like Flextronics. At the moment many Swedish manufacture plants are bought by BRIC players which are an interesting phenomenon as the interest is increasing meaning that there are reasons beyond low interest here.

Enter the O-Desk, next level of entrepreneurship

Innovation 360

Recently I used odesk.com (the world’s leading network for freelancers, very competitive pricing) to find skilled people for a project. Today I will share a recent happening but before that some words about trust.

Open Innovation: A Tried and True Approach

Rocketspace

McDonald's making this kind of modern move was hardly surprising, though, as they'd seen huge success in 2011 with a German campaign called "Mein Burger," a six month competition allowing customers to invent and crowdsource new burgers online. In the summer of 2014 , much of the tech press was amused, and even a little aghast —McDonald's had opened a digital incubator in San Francisco. This smelled of the worst sort of Silicon Valley me-tooism.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2011 more…. Focus stage: Early-stage Published: 2011 more…. Focus stage: Early-stage Published: 2011 more…. Design Competitions. Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2011 more…. A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

They did just that, and by 2011, e-books sales surpassed sales of print books. In fact, by April 2011, Amazon became the world’s largest e-book retailer. As the customer advocate, you’ll need consistent habits that help you: Stay informed about customer satisfaction and the competitiveness of your offerings. As the customer advocate, you work closely with employees to keep customers at the forefront of innovation. You want your employees to innovate with the customer in mind.

The Creativity Crisis: It’s Getting Worse

Idea to Value

Making test scores as the measure of success fosters students’ competition and narrows their goals, such as getting rich, while decreasing their empathy and compassion for those in need. In “ The Creativity Crisis (2011) ” I reported that American creativity declined from the 1990s to 2008.

Innovation Metrics session at Innov8rs Madrid

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation is notoriously difficult to measure but any activity that significantly impacts investment, staffing, resources and competitiveness needs to be measured. Since 2011, we have hosted intimate, immersive and impactful gatherings (previously as Intrapreneurship Conference) for corporate innovators to understand how other companies are doing it, experiment with new methods and tools, and learn essential skills. INNOVATION METRICS AT INNOV8RS, MADRID.

Options-based Strategy: An Approach for Uncertain Times

The Inovo Group

What is needed is a new strategic framework that serves both the current, increasingly competitive, situation as well as providing a strategic path through an uncertain future. By 2011, they had several established stores in the Washington DC area and were ready to expand.

HLL Hyreslandslaget AB Best-in-Class Service Innovation Across Europe

Innovation 360 Group

When co-founders Borje Toressomand and Sune Törnquist decided to launch their company in 2011 they knew what kind of company they wanted to start. By leveraging both incremental and radical innovation strategies, an approach strongly correlated with increased capability in our own research , they have been able to gain a huge competitive advantage in a very conservative industry. Magnus Penker presents Lisa Toresson of HLL with their Innovation IQ, the highest in Europe.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

As opposed to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking is not necessarily bound to entrepreneurs (to be); it is an essential skill for ‘strengthening human capital, employability and competitiveness’ (Bacigalupo et al., Klein & Bullock, 2006; Lewin, 2011; Von Mises, 1949). Koppl, 2008; Lewin, 2011). This is also referred to as the choice between pivoting or persevering (Ries, 2011). #3: Lewin, 2011). 2011). 2011). 2011). Introduction.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

Then it becomes a mad scramble to transform ourselves, often with damaging consequences of deteriorating performance, battling more competition that are sensing our weakness, never capable of returning to those previous highs. According to a survey by McKinsey in 2011, 72% of our transformation programs fail to deliver on their original targets. It is leading practice, exploring, keeping it still efficient but different that you move towards a real competitive difference.

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CFP: 3D Printing Conference in Paris, June 1

Open Innovation

For example, in 2011 the publisher of Forbes predicted that 3D printing would become the “transformative technology of the 2015–2025 period” (Karlgraad, 2011). Additive manufacturing creates new rules of competition including “economies of one” (Petrick and Simpson, 2013) and accelerating mass customisation (Jiang et al.,

The Mind of an Entrepreneur: What Makes Us Unique?

Game-Changer

But don’t let Hollywood fool you: There’s no such thing as NZT-48, the magical genius pill from 2011 blockbuster movie, Limitless. Knight did what he had to do, and after failing more times than he could count, he blew past his competition, creating the brand we know today. While some people are content with a steady job in the 9 to 5 rat race, others dream of one day becoming their own boss.

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The Life Sciences Industry: Decision Making from Batch to Continuum

IdeaScale

IBM estimated in 2011 that of the 161 billion GB data that the healthcare Industry needs to analyze to make decisions, about one fourths of the total cost of curation is attributable to human effort, workflow tools and metadata. Innoplexus started a journey in 2011 to use AI to completely automate this process. The life science industry is close to a significant transformation. Regulations are tightening considerably.

Innovation Metrics session at Innov8rs Madrid

Innovation 360

Innovation is notoriously difficult to measure but any activity that significantly impacts investment, staffing, resources and competitiveness needs to be measured. Since 2011, we have hosted intimate, immersive and impactful gatherings (previously as Intrapreneurship Conference) for corporate innovators to understand how other companies are doing it, experiment with new methods and tools, and learn essential skills. INNOVATION METRICS AT INNOV8RS, MADRID.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain innovation in a competitive, dog-eat-dog marketplace, it alone is not always sufficient to turn a great innovative idea into a profitable “on-the-store-shelves” reality. 5] The authors of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (McGraw-Hill 2011) include Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. [6]

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Covering Innovation My Way

Paul Hobcraft

This thinking is driven by a need for new products and services and experiences, otherwise, we believe customers will continue to turn away from discrete, disconnected products and services increasingly over time, Shaping and introducing new innovation ecosystems is not easy but it has enormous potential to transform competition and in my view, it is ushering in the new innovation era.

Creative Thinking Skills – A Simple Way to Boost Creativity

BrainZooming

When being different than the competition is important (and it always is), an extreme idea can dramatically boost differentiation. 188 Tips for How to Be Creative Creative Thinking Skills – 13 Creative Ideas worth Remembering Your Top 17 Brainzooming Blog Articles for 2011 Creative Thinking Skills – 200+ Tips and Tools Leave It to Nature for Glorious Creative Inspiration.

Discovering the Trends of Tomorrow with AI

ITONICS

This can lead to a significant competitive advantage, especially in large companies. Another important application is the strategic observation of competition with the help of machine learning.

When Pundits Say That Robots Will Take Our Jobs, Remember These 4 Things

Innovation Excellence

So training tellers to process transactions efficiently was a key competitive trait. What’s more, these aren’t considered competitive traits, but commodity services. Borders filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and was liquidated later that same year.

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Why Software Won’t Eat The World

Innovation Excellence

In 2011, technology pioneer Marc Andreessen declared that software is eating the world. First, they lack barriers to entry, which makes it difficult to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Finally, rabid competition leads to high costs.

Using a feedback loop to kick-off corporate strategy

The Future Shapers

Although it looked revolutionary when it first came out in 2011, the Lean Startup ‘build-measure-learn’ feedback loop wasn’t all that new. Saving time and frustration, this iterative way of going about strategy has the potential of becoming a new source of competitive advantage. For decades the lean manufacturing movement has evangelized similar loops. Most notable were: the Deming cycle: plan-do-study-act (from William E. Deming).

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

McKinsey in 2011 identified that 72% of transformation programs fail to deliver on their targets so there is an awful lot of thinking, planning and working through any transformation to make sure you end up with the 28% of the success stories. We need to ask can this lead to disruption, ours and others for competitive advantage? Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

Wisdom of the Crowd – Fact or Fiction?

Wazoku

But improving a firm’s forecasting competence even a little can yield a competitive advantage. In 2011, Philip Tetlock teamed up with Barbara Mellers, of the Wharton School, to launch the Good Judgment Project. In general, people are terrible at forecasting. Each day we forecast a wide range of things and we get most of them wrong.

Identifying Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation

Strategos

Founded in 2011 by Michael Dubin and Mark Levine, the startup attracted a lot of attention when Mr. Dubin featured in a comedic ad posted on Youtube that went viral. Over time, other companies then adopt similar models and win a share of the market, and while several distinctive competitive strategies exist at first they often converge until the entire industry more or less uses the same playbook to compete with one another.

Innovation Circle in Madrid – How Ready Are You To Innovate?

Innovation 360

Innovation is notoriously difficult to measure but any activity that significantly impacts investment, staffing, resources and competitiveness needs to be measured. Since 2011, we have hosted intimate, immersive and impactful gatherings (previously as Intrapreneurship Conference) for corporate innovators to understand how other companies are doing it, experiment with new methods and tools, and learn essential skills. Innovation Circle – How Ready Are You To Innovate?

Is Innovation in pharma broken?

The Future Shapers

Pharma was rated among the least customer-friendly industry in a 2011 Harris poll, down 43% from a similar survey conducted in 1997. By now, there is no question that innovation is a growth source for companies independent of size and industry. Some executives are going as far as seeing innovation as an essential way for companies to accelerate the pace of change in today’s global business environment.

What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

The idea was conceived by Eric Ries and brought to life in his book The Lean Startup back in 2011. Competition is now global. This leads to no real innovation at all, and leaves the company vulnerable to competition, disruption and the natural deterioration of existing products and markets. In the past, we’ve discussed the history of innovation , what it means to be innovative, and some of the challenges facing organizations when it comes to straight up innovation.

7 Things Every CEO Should Know About Their Patents

Anaqua

And secondly, looking to baseball, the quintessential analytics dream sport, with a century of meticulous and massive data to use to drive competitive advantage – and it wasn’t until the late 90’s and early 2000’s that the standard metrics and value interpretation were challenged, giving teams that were more innovative and savvy in analytics an important statistical advantage. End of 2011 $1,578. End of 2011 $48 (net of accumulated amortization of $1,114).

5 Ways FinTech Will Disrupt Your Company

Planview Spigit

billion in 2011 to $20.3 These friction points add up to a $4 trillion problem , but tech-driven innovations like digital wallets, biometric security measures and integrated in-app purchasing offer clear solutions for streamlining the process and improving the customer experience – an integral factor in driving sales, boosting conversions, and winning the competitive battle for customer trust.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Robert Brands

While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain innovation in a competitive, dog-eat-dog marketplace, it alone is not always sufficient to turn a great innovative idea into a profitable “on-the-store-shelves” reality. 5] The authors of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (McGraw-Hill 2011) include Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. [6]

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

McKinsey in 2011 identified that 72% of transformation programs fail to deliver on their targets so there is an awful lot of thinking, planning and working through any transformation to make sure you end up with the 28% of the success stories. We need to ask can this lead to disruption, ours and others for competitive advantage? Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit.

The 10 Telltale Signs of Future Troubles for WalMart

Adam Hartung

But if we take an historical look, despite how well WalMart’s value has done between 2011 and 2014, there are ample reasons to forecast a very difficult future. 2 – In March, 2010 AdAge ran a column about WalMart being “stuck in the middle” and effectively becoming the competitive “bulls-eye” of retailing. Even though WalMart’s value was not declining, its key competition was clearly being forecast to grow impressively.

Generation (I)nnovation: Why Today's Teens Instinctively Understand Disruption

Mills-Scofield

As of 2011, only 26% of teens were employed. Certainly the reasons for this decline are multifaceted, from a struggling economy, to competition with older workers, to time conflicts, to the fact that many teens just don’t want traditional “teen jobs.” And don't forget the competitive college admissions market.

Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

The other paper is newer and somewhat less known: an under-appreciated O’Mahony and Lakhani (2011) chapter in Research on the Sociology of Organizations. Technological competition and the structure of the computer industry." Research in the Sociology of Organizations , 33 (2011): 3-36. I’m now home after 3 conferences and 2 weeks on the East Coast.

Workplace Culture: Productive People Make High-performing Teams That Produce Rapid Results

Innovation Excellence

According to Global Human Capital Trends 2015 pg 36, “Organizations that create a culture defined by meaningful work, deep employee engagement, job and organizational fit, and strong leadership are outperforming their peers and will likely beat their competition in attracting top talent.”.

Can Netflix Double Pivot to Be a Media Game Changer?

Adam Hartung

These were some really big companies that saw their market shifts, but failed to “pivot” their strategy to remain competitive. Netflix’ share price soared from $50/share to almost $300/share during 2011. Netflix has been a remarkable company. Because it has accomplished something almost no company has ever done. It changed its business model, leading to new growth and higher profits.

The University of Central Asia: Educational Innovation in the Mountains of Rural Kyrgyzstan

New Markets Advisors

The Need for University Innovation A central strand of Christensen’s 2011 book, The Innovative University, is that each university has a “DNA”, core institutional traits that define its identity. The competition among institutions to outdo each other has contributed to the ballooning sticker price of tuition, which has greatly surpassed what is affordable to most families. Naryn campus in summer of 2017, at the end of the inaugural year.

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PokeMon Go – How Nintendo Beat Microsoft and Sony With an End Run

Adam Hartung

By 2011 Nintendo sale were down to 11.6m Sony and Microsoft both invested heavily in their competition. In fall, 2014 Microsoft raised the competitive ante, spending $2.5B ” While game apps did come out, these were seen as extremely limited and poor quality, not at all competitive to the Sony or Microsoft products. By meeting that need Nintendo has avoided direct competition, but found a way to dramatically grow its revenues.