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Innovation Strategy – Here, There, and Everywhere

BrainZooming

While there’s more to come in the months ahead, here are highlights of a couple of innovation strategy presentations this week to very different groups. Innovation Strategy in Your Organization – An Innovative Workplace Culture. Meaningfully engaging employees when inviting them to share ideas. Staying agile through focusing on what’s important for creating results. Innovation Strategy across a Community – Forward to the Future.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking

BrainZooming

Yesterday’s post on using a new type of SWOT analysis to stimulate bolder strategic conversations in strategy meetings garnered quite a bit of attention. This helps a group inside of a strategy meeting work harder and more effectively to generate ideas. Consistently moving with greater agility than competitors ? Creating engagement with our employees ? What are WEAKNESSES relative to: Delivering the product attributes and performance most important to customer s?

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Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

Meaning anyone who provides the vision for a product, whether it be in code, wireframes, comps, prototypes, or cocktail napkins. At a certain point, clients stop listening to the strategy—they just want to get to the pictures. But does that mean that designers should just make pictures and leave the strategy to others? The best designers transcend the gap between strategy and execution. Imagine getting two ideas for a new product. Design itself is a product.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

But perhaps above all, the scouting team's mission is to evaluate whether the direction of the potential company or technology to be bought matches with the strategy of the acquiring company. Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

But perhaps above all, the scouting team's mission is to evaluate whether the direction of the potential company or technology to be bought matches with the strategy of the acquiring company. Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Make the Commercial First

Boxes and Arrows

Today, digital products like apps and sites require marketing. Many products fail because they don’t solve a need their customers have or because the customer doesn’t know they themselves have a need for the product. Too often the team gets all the way through building the product to find out they can’t explain the product. Every product has at least one scary question to answer: Is it viable? Product detail shots.

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