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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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How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

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The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1.

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Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

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So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.

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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.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

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Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do.

How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

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The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive.

Creativity in Innovation: An Introduction for Innovation Managers

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As an innovation manager you have the enviable task of stimulating creativity across the organization, and channeling it towards the strategic goals of the company - ultimately creating breakthrough innovations. Lots of techniques exist for small-group creativity workshops, but stimulating creativity in online environments is relatively new. Let’s look at some advice and see how it translates to this world. Ideation & Collaboration

Knowledge as a social process

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Walker’s Wagon Wheel tavern in the 1970s has a particularly important place in innovation history. Its name provides a great description of its role – like spokes on a wheel people and ideas converged on its centre and on a Friday night the air was full of conversation.

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey

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Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts.

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The Power of Problem Exploration

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"‘Houston, we’ve had a problem here." John Swigert’s famous words, delivered in a voice as calm and clear as the mountain air in his native Denver, Colorado. But to the Apollo 13 mission controllers thousands of miles below in Texas, this fired the starting gun in a race against time. At 3:08 a.m. UTC on April 14, 1970, an explosion in the main oxygen tanks and the failure of a major part of the electrical system suddenly put the Apollo crew’s lives at risk.

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.

How the 'Not Invented Here' Effect Impacts Innovation Success

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Getting past the 'corporate immune system'. Imagine the scene. A warm summer’s day. The tree-lined slopes of gentle hills stretch towards a darker valley below. There’s a river running through it, sparkling water, dappled light through the leaves. Now place a party of schoolboys there, shipped out from the nearby town – lucky kids from well-off families, enjoying the fun of summer camp. On the first day, they form into two teams.

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Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

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Making organizations meaningful. Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting (AOM) where close to 10,000 students, scholars, and professionals in the management and organization space gathered to discuss companies’ raison d’être. The Innovation Manager

How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation

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The innovation management industry is highly fragmented today, which makes it confusing to understand which methods apply to which scenarios, and what the difference is between those doing crowdsourcing, and those doing enterprise programs designed to facilitate business transformation.

The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation

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Innovation is easy. Or rather, certain kinds of innovation are. Faced with the challenge of improving a product or service in the marketplace shouldn’t present too much of a problem for organizations with capabilities in managing and deploying their knowledge base.

How Value Co-Creation can Boost Your Innovation Process Significantly

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No matter the industry, co-creation of value is a hot topic. Marketing specialists swear by it; manufacturers and service providers try to integrate it in their innovation practices; researchers study it. Value co-creation happens within networks and enable individuals, groups and organisations to connect, collaborate, solve problems and satisfy heterogeneous needs and expectations together.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

On superbosses, mentoring and other prerequisites for innovation

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“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” I didn’t say that, Steven Spielberg did. And I could not agree more.

Can you really engineer an open culture?

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The idea that an open culture can be engineered or that cultural change can be outsourced is tempting.

The critical aspects for an innovation vision

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When we consider developing an innovation vision it's easy to get bogged down in details as we craft and then re-craft this to reflect our realities. Most of our discussions are internally related.

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How to turn around a failing program

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Not all enterprise innovation programs go well - sometimes they crash and burn, and sometimes they slowly degrade until they fall off the radar.

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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.

Where does Triz fit within our growing organizational practices for Innovation?

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We have seen a consistent change over the years to move towards a more inventive engineering and discovery mindset within our innovation approaches.

Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team

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Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn.

What is Free Innovation?

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Kittihawk, 1903. Wilbur and Orville Wright, up at an insanely early 5am, listening to the wind singing in the wires of their fragile aircraft. They’ve been doing this for three years – in fact ever since they had the idea of attaching wings to the bicycles their repair business operated on.

Sorting Through the Management Tools and Trends

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We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. The numbers are accelerating, and if anything it's adding more confusion to the pile we already have.

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How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Applying the Four Lenses of Innovation

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Rowan Gibson wrote a book called “ The Four Lenses of Innovation: A power tool for creating thinking ” that came out earlier this year. This is a book well worth obtaining and working through. Well, it provides an understanding to the thinking patterns that lead innovators to their big ideas.

The Four Main Types of Collaboration

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“In the same way you can never go backward to a slower computer, you can never go backward to a lessened state of connectedness” Douglas Coupland - Canadian novelist and artist, author of “Generation X”.

The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management

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Now many of you might not be any the wiser on what DMAIC and DMADV might mean, unless you have had some exposure to Six Sigma.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

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It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. Strategy & Alignment

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Is Imitation More Valuable Than Innovation?

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What do the Playboy Magazine’s beginnings, Swarovski’s Stardust collection, and a select range of Apple Stoers – not stores, the typo is deliberate - in Kūnmíng, China have in common? They have all found their glory in some more or less accepted form of innovation by copying/imitation. Disruption

To Innovate is to Pitch and is To Flirt

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One of the problems I encounter regularly is that selling innovation is very difficult. But why? It’s like a pitch, and many people are not used to speaking in public. So I want to give you some helpful tips, having been there, and done that. Why do you pitch?

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Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management

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"Oh, I've never thought about it that way!". Have you ever said this to a friend or a colleague at work? Or has anybody ever said this to you? Probably. We don't always share the same opinion or the same point-of-view with other people in our private or business environment.

Innovation Management Day 1: How to Launch Your Program

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In the above webinar, HYPE's Colin Nelson looks at how companies launch their innovation programs, and the key considerations to have in mind. Here's a brief walkthrough of some of the main talking points. Firstly, why do organizations implement innovation programs?

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.

6 Steps To Pitching Your Startup

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Pitching is a very essential skill that to a great extent determines the success of an entrepreneur. Reality is such that you might have the best business idea, but if you don’t manage to sell it (right), it will remain to be just an idea. Why so?

Insights from the Gartner CIO Survey

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Gartner’s annual survey of CIOs reaches out to 2,944 individuals from across 84 countries. It’s a useful barometer for the state of digital transformation, and technology support for innovation.

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Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

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Collaboration overload: when the outcome of your innovation effort is less than the sum of its parts

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Here is an outlandish but probably familiar thought: We employ too many mechanisms to move ideas forward and far too few to grow promising ones “back”.

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?