Wed.Apr 21, 2021

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Idea to Value

People are so obsessed with getting the “right” ideas. Instead, it is often much more effective to just have LOTS of ideas. This makes the likelihood that at least some of those ideas will be of high quality significantly more likely.

New Research Suggests That Humans Struggle With Subtractive Thinking


Subtraction is the simplest, most common path to innovation. Whether it’s products, services or writing, simplifying is one of the greatest abilities of innovators. Do only certain people hold a monopoly on this very valuable skill? It seems so.


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Three Steps to Applying the A3 Problem-Solving Methodology


The A3 problem-solving methodology was first used by Toyota in the 1960s and later embraced by proponents of Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean, and other systematic approaches to continuous improvement. "A3"

Managing ideas at scale: Key principles

The Future Shapers

Corporate innovation needs a strong supply of high-quality ideas that feed into a fast and effective ‘innovation opportunity discovery’ process.

Quantifying the Value of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is built on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present real-time data and analytics in easy-to-understand and highly customizable formats.

Transformation is the Only Way to Really Change the Game 

Daniel Burrus

Steve Jobs of Apple once stated, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” This mantra has resonated with hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders over the past decade since Jobs passed on.

How Aerospace Giant Embraer Approaches Spin Outs

Innovation Leader

Only 23 miles separate Hollywood from LAX. During rush hour, this distance can take over one hour to traverse. However, EVE Urban Air Mobility imagines a future with air taxis that can make the trip in minutes


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How to Create a Culture of Innovation During Covid

Innovators Alliance

Company culture is not a ‘one size fits all’ attribute. In fact, a company’s culture is as uniquely tied to it as a human is to their personality. It is cultivated slowly, tied to unique goals, and is built with the contributions of others.

Smart Product and IoT Manufacturing Require New Realization Processes, Best Practices


Given the separate development tracks of physical goods, software, and hardware, smart products require even smarter processes. The post Smart Product and IoT Manufacturing Require New Realization Processes, Best Practices appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Process

What Does a Healthy Innovation Portfolio Look Like?


The concept of an innovation portfolio is still new to some organizations; however, it’s been a topic of conversation among innovation professionals for years. In 2014 Harvard Business Review (HBR) published the article, Managing Your Innovation Portfolio.

Future Trends 2021: Purpose & Co-creation


Purpose answers an all-important question, “ Why does a company exist? ”?—?and and the answer can serve as the beacon for all organizational decision-making in 2021 paired with collaboration in an online world.

The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

Europe’s Super Football League: Business Model Failure, Leadership Debacle

Bill Fischer

This week, JP Morgan Chase and twelve of Europe’s elite football teams launched, and then shut-down, a surprising business model innovation, that was probably dead on arrival; a striking testimony to not only poor business model design, but also inept industry leadership.

Five Signs Your Business Is Going Under

The Human Factor

You may have heard about red flags to look out for in your personal life, but have you ever considered the red flags to look for in your business?

Entering the Movie Theater of Your Own, Unique Creative Process

Idea Champions

The creative process is a most mysterious one -- the inner journey a person takes to transform an impulse, idea, or inspiration into a manifested form that other people can enjoy.

How To Keep Yourself Busy On Your Work Breaks

The Human Factor

source. Whether you are working from home or in the workplace using your breaks effectively to relax the mind can be hard to do. It can be easy to waste your breaks scrolling down social media or staring into space.

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

Should Your Research Include Surveys or a Crowdsourcing Component? Check Out Our Infographic!


Innovation requires both ideas and data. Our infographic explores when you should collect data with surveys versus developing ideas with crowdsourcing. You’ll need to consider your needs for communication, types of data, and what resources and value you might find with both techniques.

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Creativity & The Power of Persistence

Michael Roberto

Source: Thrive Global Does our creativity diminish over time? Most people think so. They believe that that we are likely to generate our most creative and innovative ideas during the early stages of brainstorming.