How to Refresh Your Innovation Strategy in 2018

IdeaScale

Refreshing your innovation strategy is likely on your to-do list for 2018. Maybe you’re happy with your strategy, or just not sure how to improve. One common problem in innovation strategy is that businesses grow, and what originally worked might simply be too constraining. In particular, consider if your strategy would have produced the same results and if not, why not? Want to start 2018 with a better innovation strategy?

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2018

Innovation Excellence

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2018 was our seventh full year of operations. To celebrate we’ve pulled together the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2018 from our archive of nearly 7,500 innovation-related articles from more than 400 contributing authors.

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Accelerate Your 2018 Commitments and Start the Year Strong

Braden Kelley

As 2018 picks up speed, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the first or second quarter. Why not get an MBA-qualified resource to help you complete … Continue reading → Leadership Management marketing Strategy consultants contingent staffing contract workers contractors jobs people per hour project work

Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are September’s twenty most.

Understanding Users at Scale with Product Analytics

Speaker: Sandhya Hegde, Director of Product, Amplitude

A deep understanding of how users interact with your product is critical for PMs at every stage of their product's lifecycle. Whether you are building new features, trying to improve customer experience or battling poor retention - user behavior forms the foundation of your product strategy.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of November 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are November’s twenty most.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. But because the industry’s margins are so low, this strategy carries real risk. Gaps like this between those that formulate strategy and those that execute it will make it incredibly hard to implement new ideas.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are October’s twenty most.

Strategy of Innovation vs. Innovation Strategy

Grasshopper Herder

The post Strategy of Innovation vs. Innovation Strategy appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Lean Startup Innovation Innovation Accounting Metrics StrategyWhether the companies are private or public, shareholders are demanding a vision for the future. How will these old, inflexible companies survive in industries facing.

The Top 10 Business Strategy Books of 2018

Innovation Excellence

There’s a big trend when it comes to business strategy books and it’s all about business models In my work advising executives from both big companies and startups, I get insight into what’s on the minds of some of the most strategic, innovative leaders in the planet. There are a few consistent and common themes, Leadership Management Strategy Books

Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Game-Changer

What’s the best strategy book I’ve read? Not specifically business strategy, but strategy in general. While I was scrolling through my books I stumbled on Richard Rumelt’s masterpiece Good Strategy Bad Strategy ; this is the best book I’ve read on strategy. Think about the following: what’s your strategy? This is the premise of the book, and the reason Mr. Rumelt decided to write a book about strategy. Strateg

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.

A Failproof Innovation Strategy in 3 Steps

Rocketspace

There is no magic formula for building great innovation strategies. innovation consultants Corporate Innovation Positioning Leading Corporate Innovator Innovator innovation strategyWhat is the secret of a successful corporate innovation project- is it the idea or the company running it? However, there are fatal mistakes that will make your innovation mission impossible.

What’s New In Corporate Innovation 11 January 2018

Imaginatik

This type of “ecosystem thinking” is smart innovation strategy that corporates would do well to emulate. AccorHotels, one of the world’s largest hotel chains is implementing a highly focused and targeted strategy aimed at taking the initiative back from Airbnb. A very Happy New Year to you all as we continue with our second edition of “What’s new in Corporate Innovation”.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of May 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are May’s twenty most.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are April’s twenty most.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are June’s twenty most.

Measuring Innovation Performance

with the overall business strategy How much risk they carry What the trade-o?s Website: hackerearth.com/innovation Email ID: contact@hackerearth.com © 2018 HackerEarth Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. INTRODUCTION Constantly ?nding nding new and better ways to serve customers well, which can confer a. competitive advantage or be a USP, is what drives every organization. Innovation-active ?rms

Five Must-Attend Innovation and Technology Conferences in 2018

IdeaScale

Attending conferences is a great way to ignite your creativity, whether you’re just beginning to develop an innovation strategy or a long-time veteran of building innovation. There are many great technology conferences in 2018, but these five are particular standouts for innovation this year: Chicago Ideas. Mobile Beat 2018. New York, Fall 2018. The post Five Must-Attend Innovation and Technology Conferences in 2018 appeared first on IdeaScale.

How Mental Models Drive Strategy, Often For The Worse

Digital Tonto

Why Digital Marketing Strategy is so Hard. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Management Mental Models StrategyOur brains are wired to look to the past, not the future. Related posts: We Need To Switch Our Mental Models From Hierarchies To Networks. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Top 20 Innovation Articles of January 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are January’s twenty most.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are July’s twenty most.

Today, You Need More Than A Market Strategy, You Need An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

Collaboration has become the new competitive advantage Related posts: Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. The New. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems

7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Innovation strategy is an enormous topic, and staying current can be an intimidating task. Hendrickson and Colwick explain why this is inevitable, and more importantly, how to “future-proof” your innovation strategy. We often write off the basic research and studies governments fund, and Fitzgerald argues that doing so puts us at risk for our innovation strategies being wiped out. The post 7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy appeared first on IdeaScale.

How to build effective strategy even in constant change

Innovation Excellence

Strategy is More Important than Ever Many have pronounced “Strategy is dead.” Citing the speed with which new technologies are emerging and the perpetual changes to market conditions, consultants and executives alike are claiming that it is no longer possible to craft a meaningful long-term strategy. Strategy” must be adaptable and ever-evolving. Change Strategy 21st Century Strategy business leadership Innovation Leadership VUCA

How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days

Board of Innovation

The post How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise innovation strategyGo from the blank page on Monday to multiple innovation blueprints on Friday.

A Sniff Test for Strategy

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to developing strategy using the Play-to-Win framework, the most difficult question to answer is “How will we win?” From what I’ve observed and experienced in facilitating countless strategy sessions, I believe the reason it’s so difficult is that there is a tendency to discuss and answer the question in the abstract, which. Strategy competition scenario planning

How Tech Startups Fit Into a Corporate Product Development Strategy

Rocketspace

Through these types of powerful innovation strategies, corporates can build products that better align with customer preferences, wants, and needs. For many industry-leading enterprises, a partnership with a high-growth tech startup has helped to unlock valuable product development opportunities. With support from a value-driven and agile startup partner, corporates can effortlessly test and optimize products in a controlled environment.

The 4 Essentials of an Effective Corporate Innovation Strategy

Rocketspace

Today, businesses are in a constant sprint to outpace one another. In recent years, we've seen greater technological innovation than ever before. These next-generation product or service innovations are specially designed to fulfill. Corporate Innovation

Don’t Start Strategy with SWOT

Innovation Excellence

It’s Time to Retire This Old-School Tool -- Over the past few years of helping organizations develop new strategies, I’ve become aware and rather alarmed at a prevalent pattern, one which I find counterproductive, even detrimental, especially in these times of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity). It concerns the starting point for strategy work: nearly every time I begin working. Strategy Analytical Tools business tools SWOT SWOT analysis

Innovation Leader’s Impact 2018 Conference in Boston

Innovation Leader

Innovation Leader brought together 350 strategy, innovation, and R&D executives from around the world to Boston for Impact 2018. Photos from the conference inside

Top 20 Innovation Articles of February 2018

Innovation Excellence

Change Innovation Leadership Management marketing Social Media Strategy Top 10 ipad kindle mobile Most Popular Nook tablets Top 20Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are February’s twenty most.

Fall 2018 Corporate Innovation Events

Your Ideas are Terrible

Chief Strategy Officer Summit. The Enterprise Entrepreneurship Series. August 16th. Atlanta. CFO Rising Midwest Summit. Sept 6-7. Chicago. Future Trends. Sept 24-25. B2B Next Conference & Exhibition. Sept 24-25. Boston. BrandGarage Summit. October 3-4. Sonoma. Atlanta Techstars Demo Day. October 15th. Atlanta. Atlanta Corporate Innovation Summit. October 18th. Atlanta. WebSummit. Nov 5-6. Lisbon. Venture Olympics. Nov 14-15. Boston. Dec 6-7. Our Can’t Miss Pick!

News from CES 2018: Beyond the Hype of Kodak’s Blockchain Announcement

Yet2

Earlier this month Kodak made headlines from CES 2018 with the announcement of its own cryptocurrency, KODAKCoin. This is a phenomenon we saw back during the dot com days in the late 1990s where traditional companies would mention some kind of Internet strategy and their stock price would jump up,” commented Garrick Hileman from the University of Cambridge, as quoted in a BBC News story. Insight CES 2018 digital rights management Intellectual property IP technology insights

2018 Innovation Learning Priorities

IdeaScale

This year, we were somewhat surprised at the top three study priorities that innovators are focused on, but it’s also what you can expect to learn about at Open Nation 2018. Community Engagement Strategies. The good news is that so many engagement strategies are evergreen and can be used time after time, but there’s always something new to try every year (whether it’s a new channel for outreach or a new incentive structure that works better for public sector organizations).

Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool

Exago

You can save time and money by having your employees contribute ideas for the cost-cutting strategy, as well as cost-optimisation ideas that can transform and impact the company positively. The post Optimise your cost-cutting strategy with the right innovation management tool appeared first on Exago.

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How to introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation initiative: Step 1

Exago

To introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation management initiative and ensure that your business remains relevant and able to maximise its potential under less favourable circumstances, five major steps should be taken. The post How to introduce a cost-cutting strategy in your innovation initiative: Step 1 appeared first on Exago.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. But because the industry’s margins are so low, this strategy carries real risk. Gaps like this between those that formulate strategy and those that execute it will make it incredibly hard to implement new ideas.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. But because the industry’s margins are so low, this strategy carries real risk. Gaps like this between those that formulate strategy and those that execute it will make it incredibly hard to implement new ideas.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. But because the industry’s margins are so low, this strategy carries real risk. Gaps like this between those that formulate strategy and those that execute it will make it incredibly hard to implement new ideas.

Testing Your Strategy ? Does it nest?

Innovation Excellence

A few days ago, as I was waiting for an item I purchased in my local Apple store to be brought out to me from the back of the store, I had the opportunity to observe Apple’s frontline strategy be played out in front of me. Strategy Apple Store Apple WatchIt revolved around another floor associate assisting a gentleman.

The Real Starting Point for Strategy

Innovation Excellence

“If I had the key members of your executive suite all in the same room, would they all be able to articulate the essence of your current strategy clearly and consistently?” I asked the executive vice president of strategy. Strategy play to win Star Fitness Training Strategy CanvasProbably not,” she replied. But I do know we need a new one, because the current.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design. Innovation Strategy strategic purpose three horizon frameworkThe connection between the two is often broken. Yet how often do we fail to connect the innovation’s we design and execute.