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.

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.

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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.

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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

By comparison, averaged over all companies that have been using Spigit for. QUANTIFYING A CULTURE OF. INNOVATION A RIGOROUS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF. CORPORATE INNOVATION CULTURES Is there a best way for companies to innovate successfully? Our research. proves there is.

Handy Advice on Grammar and English Usage

Destination Innovation

Comparisons are as bad as cliches. Always avoid all aimless alliteration. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. Parenthetical remarks are unnecessary (even when relevant). It’s wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions shouldn’t be used. Avoid ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Foreign phrases apropos of writing are not de rigueur. One should never generalise. Eliminate quotations.

What unicorns and nawhals tell us about innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Narwhals are almost as rare as unicorns of course, and have a single horn (really a tooth), but there the comparison ends. My lovely wife and I were returning from a long car trip, having one of those wide-ranging conversations about everything and nothing that consumes time during long periods of interstate driving. The topics were shifting and free-flowing, when suddenly she asked the question: what's the difference between a unicorn and a narwhal?

How to Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Use one of IdeaScale’s other evaluation methods: five star-ratings, pairwise comparison, etc. Crowdsourcing has been judged to be one of the most impactful, but least used digital hacks by organizations by Gartner. Why is that?

What Apple Can Learn From Tires

Matthew May

I have absolutely no base of comparison, nothing to relate the numbers to. Now where it gets interesting is in the comparison of different version of the tire…Vittoria makes it super easy by using color-coded overlays.

#1,288 – Plastic Eating Enzyme

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

On face value it pales in comparison to the Pacemaker or even the Slinky. Some of the greatest discoveries of all-time have happened by accident. The Microwave. Play-Doh. Viagra. The list goes on and on. And now there’s a new entrant: plastic eating enzymes.

Wrong Thinking: The Key to Thinking Differently

Game-Changer

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?”

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.

I Could Live Without Facebook. Could You?

Game-Changer

For comparison, Netflix, one of the most successful subscription services has 100 millions paid users; I’m doubtful Facebook could do any better. Facebook is in hot water right now.

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.

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Customer Experience Strategy: 4 Ideas for Creating Customer Focus

BrainZooming

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.

Researchers Devise a Way for AI to Boost Innovation

IdeaConnection

What scientists have done is devise a way for computers to find analogies, that is comparisons between very different methods and problems that have underlying similarities.

How to Foster Innovation in a Risk-Averse Environment

IdeaScale

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?

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Overall Innovation Program Health

IdeaScale

How you perform in comparison to other IdeaScale communities. IdeaScale’s new reporting dashboard has been adopted by numerous organizations so far, but we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the reasons customers have started making decisions with the new reporting dashboard. The short answer?

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

BrainZooming

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

Leave Benchmarks Behind

Daniel Burrus

Would that move your organization past an “us versus them” struggle and promote innovation without a knee-jerk comparison to what others are doing? Competition inherently invites comparison and, with it, the idea of benchmarking.

Creating New "Benefit Delivery Vehicles"

Innovation in Practice

For that, you need to do a detailed comparison of how your product compares to the competition's, feature by feature. . Then look at your competitive comparison. Innovation is all about delivering value to customers, and you do that by offering them the right products and services.

4 Questions of World-Class Entrepreneurs

Daniel Burrus

I have worked with a wide variety of businesses in many countries and the motivation throughout Asia is without comparison. Several years ago, I was a keynote speaker at the first world summit for Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners hosted by Ernst & Young (EY).

#1,328 – Cobra Kai

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The closest comparison might be the Despicable Me series that puts an evil genius in the spotlight. Great ideas come in all shapes and sizes but one sector that I’ve rarely touched on are the great ideas hailing from Hollywood. Cobra Kai changes all that.

Recommendations on Producing a Cover Letter When Time For Workforce

Gijs Van Wulfen

Compare and Contrast Essay An assessment as well as Comparison article can be an composition in which a person possibly assess anything or even distinction anything. Right after determining the niche to your essay, you should proceed to brainstorm the particular things regarding comparison and form a contrast about the 2 subject areas along with road available the particular thoughts of this article put together. Have guests get turns using cards looking for a match.

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.

Is your company up for disruption? Possibly not

David Marks

The fantastic valuations of a typical startup makes respectable earnings elsewhere seem feeble by comparison. (I For the best part of the past decade consulting firms and doom mongers have been heaping scorn on established companies and large corporations.

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Disruptive Brands Screwing Up Your Customer Expectations

BrainZooming

To the extent that they have meaningful comparisons in other industries , search out the highest-performing providers outside your market. Years ago, I attended a services marketing conference sponsored by a prominent university.

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.

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.

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.

Alexa to the Rescue: Considering the Environments in Which We Innovate

Innovation Archetecture

By comparison, I am of an age where I view Alexa as something of an anomaly and Siri as something of a nuisance. One afternoon last week I picked up my four-year-old daughter from her pre-school. On the drive home she said, “take me to McDonalds.”

The Declaration of Innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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

Qmarkets

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.

Ideation Collaboration Software – Did you know your innovation software is an amazing collaboration system?

eZassi

You can view a FREE ideation collaboration software comparison and download a one-page, step-by-step comparison checklist to compare your select choice of providers. Ideation Collaboration Software: Killing three or more birds with one software.

The Total Economic Impact of an Innovation Program Driven by Spigit

Spigit

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.

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.

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.

Innovate to Reduce Your Customer's Risk

Innovation in Practice

Show comparisons between your product and the competition. Do you remember a time when you were just about to buy something, but at the last minute, you stopped and said, “No, I don’t think I’ll buy this.” So what stopped you? It was most likely because you were worried about something.

Project Management – 8 Chracteristics of a DRI

BrainZooming

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.