Innovation is Human

Braden Kelley

As … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Psychology analogies comparisons exercise fitness health StrategyIn many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before.

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

Idea to Value

By comparison, a Formula 1 engine spins at about 15,000 RPM. Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations.

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The Age of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

While as impactful as the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Age were, they will pale in comparison to what lays just over the horizon. Innovation will be the key to success in this era of rapid technological advancement and adoption.

These guys built a beautiful scale version of our solar system

Idea to Value

Doesn’t our planet seem so small in comparison? Sometimes it takes my breath away what some people can do with a little imagination, careful planning and some hard work.

104 Mobile Marketing Facts [infographic]

Innovation Excellence

This infographic, compiled by the team behind Website Builder, offers 104 mobile marketing facts, including desktop vs. mobile comparisons, niches that work best, great mobile marketing techniques, but also usage, user friendliness, adoption, commerce, search and conversion stats.

Customer Experience Strategy: 4 Ideas for Creating Customer Focus


Think about the price comparison tool Progressive Insurance ads feature. To keep potential customers from third-party sites, Progressive offers competitive price comparisons, even though it does not always win.

Virgin just invested in new supersonic jets which travel faster than Concorde

Idea to Value

In comparison, Concorde’s top speed was around 1,350mph. Virgin will partner with Boom to buy 10 of its new supersonic aircraft, with ticket prices about the same as current business class. These innovative planes would be faster than the decommissioned Concorde service, able to fly from London to New York in about 3.4 hours, yet would be cheap enough to run that they would be economically competitive with normal airlines taking more than twice as long.

Google Changes Its Logo: Does it Matter?

Michael Roberto

Google announced today that it has changed its logo (see the before/after comparison here). While the shift may not be substantial, it did cause me to ponder the impact of a logo change. After all, some companies spend considerable amounts of money on logo redesigns. Does it matter at all?

The Elements of Blockchain

Information Playground

How are these keys managed in comparison to other corporate key management systems? How Technologists across Dell have been discussing a variety of Blockchain use cases with our customers.

12 Resources to Lead a Strategic Planning Process When You’re New


As a new strategic planner, you can quickly gain advantage by bringing intriguing comparisons to the table. Making Great Comparisons.

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

As we come closer to the year-end it’s good to look back, make some dedicated time to take ‘stock’, in this case, on innovation’s progress.

Preparing for a Better Brainstorm: Tell an Embarrassing Story?

Michael Roberto

On the other hand, the sharing of "pride" stories may have "caused people to worry more about hierarchy and social comparisons." Kellogg's Leigh Thompson writes about some fascinating new research on the Harvard Business Review blog this month. She describes an experiment in which she and her colleagues tested the impact of having group members tell an embarrassing story about themselves before beginning a brainstorming session.

How EA Became the Most Hated Company On the Internet (and How They Can Fix It)


The comparison is, "I'm buying a car that comes with a stereo, I shouldn't have to pay extra to unlock radio stations I want to listen to!". . In comparison, the second most downvoted comment on Reddit has "only" 25,000 downvotes. A Problem, There Is.

Fast Track Accounts Payable (AP) Improvements for Savings

Tata Consultancy

Invoice processing activities vary from basic verification, to a comparison of what was ordered and what was delivered. Accounts Payable (AP) Automation – The Journey so Far.

Wrong Thinking: The Key to Thinking Differently


Because in comparison to what is, true creative ideas a wrong; they challenge the status quo. In the The Big Bang podcast we provoke and discuss possible futures, which means we have to ask ourselves “what’s possible?”

Innovative law: Interview with Shaun Temby from Maddocs

Idea Drop

Not simply by comparison of words, because, obviously, that’s a pretty simple exercise, but actually a comparison of context. Tell us about yourself, and your role at Maddocks. I am a Practicing Partner in our Commercial Disputes Team.

Levers for Healthcare Innovation

Idea to Value

Clinician knowledge sharing and comparison. Healthcare in the United States is in transition. The historical fee-for-service model in the healthcare industry is being challenged and is unsustainable as the future nears. Change will continue with the demand for new approaches for healthcare. This change is immense, impacting nearly every aspect of the health system.

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

Partly they, Siemens, have lived with Mindsphere for some time and it has become embedded in where they are going, perhaps forgetting the significant lag the outside world has to this, to relate or appreciate or make those essential comparisons.

Project Management – 8 Chracteristics of a DRI


It’s easy for people in big meetings to weasel out of taking responsibility for taking action and moving an initiative forward. What’s the project management answer to addressing this tendency among teams and team members? One answer is making sure you identify a DRI.

How to Foster Innovation in a Risk-Averse Environment


Draw comparisons between what other companies are doing, make it clear why they’re doing it, and refer to their success and what they’ve learned from it. Risk aversion can make innovation difficult. How do you get around your company’s aversion to risk?

Can mindfulness stimulate sustainability-oriented innovation?

Norbert Bol

Positive aspects of mindfulness are that people gain a better awareness of one’s inner and outer worlds without immediate categorizations, comparisons, self-reference, judgements or criticism.

How Innovation Affects Brand Loyalty

Innovation in Practice

And, show comparisons between your product and the competition. A company that retains a high percentage of its customers must be doing a lot of things right. That’s why Retention Rate is the best indicator of a company’s long term viability. But keeping customers can be very challenging.

Are you having fun riding the innovation waves?

Paul Hobcraft

[link] – riding-the-wave. Three years back I took a view on what to focus upon in my innovation activities to meet client needs, they did seem to make sense at the time.

Why the Finance Industry Cannot Ignore Fintech Any Longer

Daniel Burrus

The speed with which online start-ups and competitors can grow in comparison to the world’s largest organizations is staggering. The digital transformation has completely changed the business landscape in record time. We seldom stop to take stock of the situation, but the events of the past few years make it much easier to follow these Hard Trends to predict the future. Think: Airbnb offers more rooms worldwide than the biggest hotel chains and yet owns no property. SHARE.

Three innovative ideas leading towards greener Denmark


That makes the process fast, cheap and energy saving in comparison to existing casting processes. Denmark is a small country with many internationally acknowledged innovative solutions. So what is it that Denmark does so right when it comes to finding fast designs for a better future?

Is it novel?

Mike Shipulski

Novel work is work that creates difference, and that difference can be defined only in comparison with the state-of-the-art (what is, or the baseline system). Agree or not, companies think they have to grow to survive. (I I don’t believe it.)

Competitive Strategy – 7 Ways to Avoid “Never and Always”


Walking in on the Kansas City Chiefs – Oakland Raiders game broadcast Sunday on FOX, the announcers were discussing the Chiefs defensive scheme.

Hadoop on Isilon

Information Playground

Similarly, the feature set of a given Hadoop distribution may be lacking in comparison to other distributions. Other important comparisons include: HA Name Node redundancy (N-to-N versus Active/Passive). Over two years ago I wrote about the advantages of using Isilon and VMware for Hadoop implementations via the installation of the Hadoop Starter Kit.

The Declaration of Innovation

OVO Innovation

This comparison may seem a bit farfetched - overthrowing a distant government versus trying to engage a business in more innovation - but the analogies and investments and costs are very similar. In the spirit of July 4th, and more importantly focused on the real need for innovation and the significant resistance to innovation in larger companies, it occurs to me that innovators need to create their own Declaration of Innovation.

Is Experience Overrated?

Michael Roberto

The researchers write, “Past accomplishment and current challenge is rarely an apples-to-apples comparison.” In this month's issue of Harvard Business Review , we read about fascinating new research by Jeffrey Cohn, of the executive search firm DHR International, and J.P Flaum, of the consulting firm Green Peak Partners. They have studied the CEO hiring practices and philosophies of 32 private equity firms. Why examine these companies' selection processes for bringing new CEOs on board?

What to Blog About – 27 Content Creation Opportunities for Conference Attendees


In generating the list, I thought back to the two most recent events I’ve attended in Las Vegas: the Specialty Equipment Market Association event with tens of thousands of attendees and the Social Media Strategies Summit, which is a tremendously intimate conference by comparison.

Are you having fun riding the innovation waves?

Paul Hobcraft

[link] – riding-the-wave. Three years back I took a view on what to focus upon in my innovation activities to meet client needs, they did seem to make sense at the time.

3 Corporate Digital Transformation Pitfalls, and How to Overcome Them


From websites that expand your customer reach with easy ordering, shipping, price comparisons, and discounts to tools that help you organize everything from meetings to restocking inventory, technology is there to make your business run smoother, so embrace it!

How to Facilitate Experts and Streamline Your Innovation Management Process


As drastic as this comparison might seem, the very same quandary exists within the field of innovation management: How do you combine the invaluable collective intelligence of a large audience , with the irreplaceable analysis of a small group of experts?

Innovate or Deteriorate – How Can Corporations Ensure That Billion $ Opportunities Don’t Slip Away?


With the number of users on this platform reaching 100 million in 2009, this venture could be seen as a success, however in comparison to what it could have achieved, it should be considered an abject failure. Innovate.

Expert Q&A: Michael Stilger on Performance Excellence


Despite the un-glamorous comparison, imagine a snail crawling up a glass window. Qmarkets' SVP of Global Solutions, Michael Stilger, will be leading an innovation ideas session at this year's Business Performance Excellence summit , San Francisco, at 17:00 on the 27th of September.

The Total Economic Impact of Spigit’s Ideation Management Software


In comparison, our 2017 Business Innovation Report showed similar findings. When establishing an innovation program, business leaders often struggle with forecasting the potential economic impact. To address this, Spigit commissioned Forrester Research to conduct an independent study examining the value customers receive from implementing Spigit’s ideation management software.

The High Art of Designing Scaffolding


Woodworkers, for example and by comparison, will often design jigs to position a part in relation to a tool in order to augment the function of that tool.

Book Recommendation: Look by James Gilmore

Rmukesh Gupta

In making comparisons—within any field of study—greater understanding is gained. Just as value can be unlocked by making comparisons within an individual field, opportunities for new insights often only emerge when looking across multiple disciplines.

Superforecasters: Foxes vs. Hedgehogs

Michael Roberto

Here's an excerpt from a BBC story on Tetlock's research : Roberts cites the Isaiah Berlin essay “The Fox and the Hedgehog” – a comparison often used by Tetlock himself – which divides thinkers into those “hedgehogs'” narrowly invested in a single topic and “foxes” with a wider, if shallower, range of experience. You can't go anywhere, watch anything, or read any article these days without hearing from an expert or pundit predicting the future.