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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,

Podcast S3E43: Joshua Seth – The importance of letting go of expectations

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In the premier podcast episode of Season 3, we speak with world-famous voice actor and keynote speaker Joshua Seth. Joshua has been the voice of characters in over 100 animated TV shows and movies and has a diverse background across creative disciplines like music, theatre, and stage illusions. In today’s episode, we talk about how we need to become more comfortable letting go of expectations in order to unleash our innate creativity.

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

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Introduction. Top 1000 Companies which spend the most on R&D. Industries which spend the most on R&D. R&D Spend by country. Fortune 500 list and their R&D spending. Conclusions. Methodology. Introduction.

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

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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.

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.

Corona releases Fit Packs: Beer cans that link together

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The Mexican Beer manufacturer Corona has found an innovative new solution to the problem of plastic packaging which holds packs of beer together.

Podcast S2E38: Duleesha Kulasoorya – Exponential Technology is already here

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In today’s episode, I speak with Duleesha Kulasoorya about how exponential technologies are already changing the way business is done, and how companies will need to adapt in order to survive.

14 LGBTQ+ Innovators, Inventors and Scientists who changed the world

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This month is Pride Month, during which time the LGBTQ community comes out in force to celebrate their identity. I wanted to write an article celebrating the works of the most influential gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual innovators, inventors and scientists throughout history.

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Unique Ways Successful Startups are Changing the Corporate Innovation Landscape

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The word ‘corporate innovation’ is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword, but for the most forward-thinking companies, it represents the future of the business and a significant spend on research and development.

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Podcast S2E40: Ray Fleming – How Microsoft reignited their innovation mindset

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In today’s episode, we speak with Ray Fleming, the Higher Education Director for Microsoft Australia. We speak about how Microsoft went from losing its status as a worldwide innovator to rediscovering what it takes for innovation to succeed at a large, well-established company. Topics discussed in this episode: 00:01:30 – How to connect technology to business purpose.

Podcast S2E41: Rodd Chant – What it takes to be a Creative Director

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In today’s episode, we speak with Rodd Chant, who describes himself as a Creative Something. Rodd started out in music, before leading Advertising companies in Australia, Singapore, New York, Tokyo and now back in Australia. We talk about what it takes to succeed in the creative industries, and how to lead creative individuals. Topics discussed in today’s episode: 00:03:00 – What actually does a Creative Director do? It is about guiding your team to produce their best work.

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!

Tart-up or Start up? Two innovation strategies for established companies

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The innovation game is not played on a level playing field.

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

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As someone who works for a strategy consultancy, it becomes clear that for most companies, there is a disconnect between what they say their strategy is, and how they actually behave. This can have a profound impact on the likely success rates of innovation in those companies.

Ten Types of Innovation: 30 new case studies for 2019

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If you’ve followed my work for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the Ten Types of Innovation, a framework developed by Doblin (now a part of Deloitte). I previously listed it as the #2 innovation framework you should be using. And with good reason.

The ‘perfect’ office layout for innovation and productivity

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Contents. Future offices need to be flexible. The death of open plan offices. What office environments make people more creative? The ‘perfect’ office environment for innovation and productivity. Conclusion and sources.

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Innovation-Led Transformation: delivering the next, now

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Everyone knows instinctively that innovation feels risky, especially compared to large, established transformation projects (like IT implementations or operational restructuring). Yet how risky is innovation actually?

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

How to think of failure like a scientist

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Failure is a strange thing in innovation management nowadays.

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Podcast S2E35: Taylor Ryan – How corporations and start-ups benefit from collaboration

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?. In today’s episode of the idea to value podcast, we speak with Taylor Ryan, CMO of Valuer.ai, about the benefits that both corporations and startups can get from collaborating. We discuss what it takes for startups to succeed with their innovation efforts and the danger of large established corporations from assuming that they won’t be disrupted. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:00 – Why corporations are starting to see the value in working with startups.

Watch this artist create mirrors from trash, wood, fans and penguins

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When we think of what a mirror looks like, we usually think of a shiny surface which reflects light as a perfect image. However, Daniel Rozin has other ideas. As shown in the video above, Rozin creates amazing mechanical mirrors which mirror an image in a completely different way.

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The Tyranny of the Blank Page: How to get over writer’s block

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Why are blank pages so scary? Whether it is in the form of a book to be written, a presentation to be delivered, a song to be scribed or any other creative output. The sight of a blank page is enough to prevent many people from ever getting started. But why is this?

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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.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

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Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future.

Is your company just performing “Innovation Theatre”?

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Most companies say that they are investing in innovation. They will showcase large initiatives for gaining ideas and suggestions from across the organisation.

This artist creates sculptures using only parts from typewriters – the power of creative constraints

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Artist Jeremy Mayer creates unbelievable sculptures using only parts from old typewriters. Using these, he creates fantastic models of people, birds, insects and other animals. In the video above, he describes his creative process, which is heavily based on constraints. I have written previously about the creative power of constraints. It is due to the fact that our brains are actually not very effective at thinking of new ideas without any seed to build from.

Fascinating new innovation: 3D colour X-rays

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If you think that all X-ray images can do is show you a picture of your skeleton, think again.

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Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.

How this innovative yet simple drone delivers blood in rural Africa

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Amazon may be testing drone delivery for everything from phone cases to toilet paper, but it isn’t delivering the lifesaving material that Zipline is in Africa: Blood. Blood transfusions are vital for savings lives.

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Why most innovation and creativity training are NOT designed to deliver results

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Check out the short video above to understand why most innovation and creativity trainers don’t actually care about the results for your business. This has been something that has bothered me for all of the years I have been in this industry.

The single best way to improve your brainstorming sessions

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Brainstorming doesn’t work. At least, not the way most companies do it. And that is because most brainstorming sessions are not designed to deliver results for the company , only for the facilitator.

How to keep our children (and adults) from losing their creativity

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All children are born creative. Yet why is it that when we ask adults, the majority would not describe themselves as being creative anymore? What has happened over those formative years to remove a person’s ability to come up with great new ideas? Can we keep our children creative for longer?

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.

What are the three things every idea needs to be successful? The balanced breakthrough model

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What are the three things which every idea needs to be successful? At Deloitte, we have found that in order for an idea to succeed, it needs to possess three key attributes. Together, these three criteria form what we call the Balanced Breakthrough model. The Balanced Breakthrough Model.

Podcast S2E34: Catherine Orer – How artists can raise the value of their work

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Catherine Orer about what it takes for artists to raise the value of their work.

New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older

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I couldn’t wait to teach you some amazing insights I recently found out on how creativity evolves over time, so I just grabbed by phone and shot this quick video for you.

What is Design Thinking? Extensive interview with Tom Kelley from IDEO

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One of the most important figures in the field of Design Thinking is Tom Kelley, one of the heads of IDEO along with his brother David. Recently, Tom was interviewed by High Resolution (video above) about his thoughts on Innovation and Design Thinking.

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.

How long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

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Creativity is a uniquely human trait. Many animals have evolved the ability to use tools, but this is usually the result of of them discovering this use by accident and then passing the knowledge on to other members of the group.

This video shows how bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics

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One of the most pressing concerns in medical innovation is how to address the problem of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. There are regular news updates about diseases that are becoming resistant to traditional drugs, such as MRSA and even Super Gonnoreah.

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How machines learn (a great video explanation of deep learning)

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In today’s dose of inspiration, I wanted to give you an insight into one of the most innovative technologies of the past few years which has the potential to revolutionise entire industries: machine learning.

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The single biggest reason why startups succeed

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One of the most complicated questions to answer in business is why some ideas succeed and others fail. That is where I came across this interesting TED Talk by Bill Gross (video above), who is the founder of the first US-based startup accelerator: Idealab.

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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?