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.

How To Create Something Truly Original

Innovation Excellence

While my achievements pale in comparison to many of those I interview, many believe. I study innovators for a living. Every year, I interview dozens of men and women who’ve achieved remarkable things.

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.

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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.

How Does Technology Influence Innovation?

IdeaScale

It reminded me of the staggering comparison: “It took about 75 years for the telephone to connect to 50 million people. In a recent round of research, I was reviewing adoption rates for new technologies.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

One of the trends in Shenzhen is around “open source hardware” In comparison to the hardware development process in a lot of Western companies, where before any business can be done there are a whole litany of contracts, non-disclosure agreements, IP protection and order discussions which need to be signed off, many individual designers and companies assume that their designs will be open from the start.

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 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.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Pairwise comparison. Look for a tool that lets your employees, customers, and partners do the heavy lifting of identifying winning ideas using fun and simple pairwise comparisons. Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. It’s a simple equation that is often a lot easier said than done.

How to Influence People and Drive Change

Leapfrogging

In comparison, a pull style of persuasion requires the use of more subtle persuasion tactics which are designed to draw people in before making a specific point or reaching a certain objective. What can you learn about change from Baker’s Four Strategies of Influence? By UpBOARD. Are you using the right persuasion tactics to influence the people you engage with?

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At the digital transformation and innovation crossroads

RTI Innovation Advisors

Product innovation will seem child's play by comparison, but business model change will be the real opportunity I went to a meeting about innovation earlier this week with a former client and a discussion about digital transformation broke out. It was both interesting and strange at the same time.

#1,472 – Energizer Phone

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The iPhone X contains a 2,716 mAh battery, for comparison — giving the P18K Pop more than six times the capacity.”. Like most people, I’m constantly plagued by the annoyance of the charge in my cell phone not being able to make it through the whole day. Even with minimal to moderate use.

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?

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?”

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

Leapfrogging

Consumers now bear more cost for their care, so they expect new tools for comparison shopping and finding ‘value’ as they shop for healthcare. The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it.

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'Tis Better to Give Than To Receive

Michael Roberto

When people give, the endpoint isn’t always apparent, therefore comparison—and acclimation—aren’t as likely. We've always heard the wise old adage, "It is better to give than to receive."

Your Business’ Website

The Human Factor

This is a web campaign which costs very little, especially in comparison to the other marketing techniques available. contributed post –. It is essential to have a dominant online presence in today’s day and age.

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.

#1,489 – Space Week: Lunar Library

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

That’s a lot but it pales in comparison to the 30 million page book that an Israeli startup is sending to the moon! I just put the finishing touches on a book about the history of innovation that clocks in at a whopping 432 pages!

How Do You Compare Very Similar Options?

Michael Roberto

He explains: Research I did early in my career found that there are two kinds of differences that emerge from comparisons. Markman suggests stopping the comparison and contrast for a moment. Source: JBSA You face a tough decision, and there appear to be two very similar options.

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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Reviewing research on 3D Printing

Open Innovation

By comparison, the first special issue on open source ( Research Policy June 2003 ) was about the phenomenon — with modest methods. At #RnDParis2019 today, I presented an updated overview of the business and economic research on #3Dprinting — almost all in the past five years.

Innovation Management & Understanding Consumer Behavior

Peer Insight

So when companies develop innovative products and services that don’t obviously fit into established categories, managers need to help people understand what comparison to make.”.

How to Measure the Success of Your Innovation Management Strategy

IdeaScale

Time itself creates points of comparison, whether you choose to evaluate them or not. Most of us have encountered a version of the saying, “You can’t improve what you don’t measure,” and it makes intuitive sense. Numbers don’t lie. Learn how to measure innovation success to improve the results of future innovation projects. Going forward on hunches, or feelings that a project is performing, is certainly possible, but it’s not wise.

#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.

Best Project Management and Tracking Tools

IdeaScale

An especially helpful feature of YouTrack is its graph that shows the comparison of assignees and how many tasks they are working on. IdeaScale encourages all of your employees to be innovative and create ideas no matter their role in the company.

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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.

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.

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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Next Generation Technology for the Agile Enterprise

SnapStrat

The metadata model makes scenario editing and comparison seamless and transparent. How SnapStrat is revolutionizing enterprise decisioning applications. by Jonathan Stern and Francis Upton IV. . Summary. SnapStrat creates enterprise applications on its platform to optimize and execute strategic business decisions.

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?

Book Chapter: Activities and Challenges in Environmental Scanning

ITONICS

Rationalizing Bad Decisions: How Moral Disengagement Plays a Key Role

Michael Roberto

It’s ‘collateral damage.’”) Advantageous comparison (“Doing A, is not as bad as doing B.” “It’s