Wed.Apr 19, 2017

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

The backdrop of digital transformation and its consequences

Paul Hobcraft

Digital transformation is now omnipresent and has the potential to reshape the way all organizations operate.

Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management


"Oh, I've never thought about it that way!". Have you ever said this to a friend or a colleague at work? Or has anybody ever said this to you? Probably. We don't always share the same opinion or the same point-of-view with other people in our private or business environment.

99 Mental Barriers for Innovation Infographic

Open Innovation EU

Many of our students work on innovation projects for SME. When asked to organize an ‘open innovation session’, students enthousiastically start to read details about open innovation, open sessions and different ways of creating an open innovation-mindset within SME.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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The 18th Camel

Idea Champions

A father left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons. When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will. The will of the father stated that the eldest son should receive half of 17 camels while the middle son should receive one third and the youngest son one ninth.

Identifying High Potentials in Your Organization

Michael Roberto

Many organizations seek to identify their high potential employees. They provide them good opportunities for growth and development and interesting work assignments. Firms typically invest a great deal in their high potential employees. A r ecent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that many firms may be going about this process all wrong. They might not be selecting the right people as their high potential employees.

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Innovations in Automation Demand Employee Upskilling and Soft Skill Development

Innovation Excellence

Overall, there exist about five million fewer manufacturing jobs today than in 2000, a problem that government leaders have been ignoring by “recklessly putting their heads in the sand,” according to Martin Bryant of the Manchester Digital council.

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Going In

Digital Tonto

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Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

FinTech Startups Are Democratizing Finance and Incumbents Must Adapt


The financial crisis of 2007 chipped away at the trust that many people used to have in traditional providers of financial services. This loss of faith, combined with the new technologies and an influx of money into fintech startups, has led to the creation of innovative new financial products and services, ones that put financial control back into the hands of consumers. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships FinTech Innovation Models

Do You Know What Open Innovation Is?


In case you hadn’t heard, open innovation was defined by Henry Chesbrough as “a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.”. But what does that really mean?

Branding Strategy – A Strategic Thinking Question to Add New Value


It’s natural for a business to struggle with new ways and places to add value for its customers. Other than dropping price, in what ways can you adapt your branding strategy to boost the benefits and reduce the costs (be they financial or non-financial) of having your company as a provider?

How to measure innovation output (part one)

Idea Drop

How to measure innovation output is a question that continues to perplex executives from across the business world. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer is far from straightforward.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Success – the Enemy of New Work

Mike Shipulski

Success is the enemy of new work. Past success blocks new work out of fear it will jeopardize future success, and future success blocks new work out of fear future success will actually come to be. Either way you look at it, success gets in the way of doing new work.

Want to Innovate? Get Hungry!

Idea Champions

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How to measure innovation (part two)

Idea Drop

In part one of this post , we introduced the recurrent problem of how to measure innovation output. We touched on the necessity of having appropriate metrics in place, the various challenges involved and the importance of setting objectives.