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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,

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

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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.

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Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

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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?

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

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

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The Personal Computer and the Internet have, without a doubt, revolutionized business in the last 25 years. For most of us, it’s now impossible to think of the business world without all of the technology and the services built on top of these two innovations.

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

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Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation.

This blew my mind: Mercury is the closest planet to Jupiter

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I love learning facts that challenge long-held assumptions and teach me to see things in a new way. Today, I learned something which seems completely counterintuitive, which is which planets in our solar system are actually the shortest distance from another.

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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 S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

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Today, we are speaking with the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle. Can you imagine a job title more closely related to creativity than that?

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.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Ten Types of Innovation: 30 new case studies for 2019

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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.

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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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.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

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.

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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Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone else in the world. Prof Firestien has a new book coming out called Create in a Flash: A Leader’s Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation.

S3E46: Max McKeown – The Innovator’s Gap

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Dr. Max McKeown about his new book, The Innovator’s Book. We spoke about the need to write this book in a different way to the method-heavy textbooks which often are left on shelves and never read. It is a beautifully written, concise book that I managed to get through in less than two hours, filled with insights on the main jobs which an innovator needs to perform.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Podcast S3E44: Jesse Nieminen – Innovation software needs to work alongside culture

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In today’s episode, we speak with Jesse Nieminen, Co-Founder of Innovation Software company Viima. We talk about how companies can improve their innovation cultures, and how software is only part of the solution.

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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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.

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?

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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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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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S3E47: Prof. Keith Sawyer – The Creative Classroom and improving learning outcomes

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Keith Sawyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof Sawyer is an expert researcher on creativity, and we talk about what it takes for children to learn most effectively, how teachers and schools need to adapt to new ways of teaching, and how this can teach us about becoming more creative.

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.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

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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How to think of failure like a scientist

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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.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Podcast S3E48: Adam Malofsky – Innovating with your customers’ customer

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In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adam Malofsky, the MD of Elemence. We speak about the need to understand your customers’ customer, and the theory of Adaptive Innovation. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – How Adam’s father’s innovation journey helped Loctite succeed. 00:03:00 – The best way to innovate is by finding the needs of your customers’ customer.

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.

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.

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.

How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.