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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

Innovation fundamentals: using time effectively

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing an occasional series on some of the fundamental building blocks for innovation success - at least those that I think are critical, intangible and often overlooked. I've written previously about having a bias for innovation in your culture , seeking and finding important and unmet needs or opportunities , and introducing discovery and exploration in your innovation process. All are important to understand and all are critical to successful innovation.

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So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design. We are in the middle of it, some of you may not have noticed its impact and change but it is significant on the understanding of innovation, in it’s future design. To achieve this innovation has gone digital, pure and simple. So the need to innovate comes from digital as the source.

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How Schibsted Media Group Used Empathy and Evidence to Validate New Ideas

Moves the Needle

This disconnect leads organizations down the wrong path toward producing products and services that no one really wants , because they aren’t using evidence (data + insights) to guide their product development. What’s an Innovation Sprint?

Non-Profit Innovation: NCARB Brings New Product to Market

Moves the Needle

How The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Used Lean Innovation to Create New Value for Their Customers Take this Case Study with you! The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards ( NCARB ), a national non-profit organization, develops standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. The list of work was developed based on internal assumptions of what customers needed. Is your Non-Profit looking to develop a new product?

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Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets. Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At And worse, even if someone does manage to start something new, our management structure has so many financial, legal and HR hurdles that every initiative needs to match our existing business financial metrics, processes and procedures. More agile competitors are starting to eat into our business.

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Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

Three years ago Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty and I published our book, Building a Culture of Innovation. [1] 1] The book was inspired by, and written for, all of those leaders who understood that in order to thrive in today’s global marketplace they needed to set innovation as a capability at the heart of their culture but were uncertain how to go about it. Have senior leaders shifted not only their approach but also their perspective on the value of innovation?