Wed.Feb 20, 2019

This Robot Video Will Show You Why It’s So Hard To Predict The Future

Innovation Excellence

If the threat of AI and Robots frightens you then you’re probably leaving out some very important math. If you’ve been following the work of Boston Dynamics (currently owned by Softbank) you’ve probably seen some of their four legged and wheeled robots which are able to navigate all sorts of obstacles and remain standing after. Innovation Technology Artificial Intelligence Drones military robotics Robots

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8 Imperative Questions to Evaluate Your Corporate Innovation Maturity


Corporate Innovation Maturity Scale: Evaluating Internal and External Innovation.

Why Audience Testing is a Vital Step in the Business Naming Process


After days or maybe even weeks of brainstorming and crossing off every possibility, you have finally found the perfect business name. Or, at least you think so. When naming your business, you must think beyond what you as the business owner think of the name. It’s great if you like it, and it’s wonderful if your team likes it, but at the end of the day, it is best if your target customer is interested in your business name too.

Beware conventional wisdom in innovation and digital transformation

RTI Innovation Advisors

One of my favorite quotes comes from Shaw, who said that all change in life originate from unreasonable people. Reasonable people, he said, will accept the status quo and change their lives to adapt to the status quo. Unreasonable people won't. Unreasonable people force change rather than accept the status quo. So, he argued, all change is dependent on unreasonable people.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Should You Have a Dedicated Innovation Department?


An innovation department can build new approaches and products with everyone’s help. Innovation is unquestionably central to any company’s future. Even in mature industries where change is slow, ripple effects can catch even the sharpest team off-guard.

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The Leadership Gap in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

A vast majority of executives, more than 80% according to sources, consider innovation to be paramount for the future success of their organization. Yet, very few of them are succeeding in it.

21 Questions to Help You Apply the Principles of Lean Management


We’ve written before about how the Lean management approach is prevalent in almost every industry. That’s because its twin pillars of continuous improvement and respect for people make sense in every sector. Supporting those pillars are the five principles of Lean.


What’s Your Problem?

Innovation Excellence

If you don’t have a problem, you’ve got a big problem. It’s important to know where a problem happens, but also when it happens. Solutions are 90% defining and the other half is solving. To solve a problem, you’ve got to understand things as they are. Before you start solving a new problem, solve the. Innovation problem solving

Viability – the Unexplored Innovation Variable


While existing companies execute a business model, start-ups look for one. Steve Blank. Tweet. Much has been written about desirability, how it is important to learn about how your customer views the world and design solutions that really fit their needs.

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Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Your Digital Future Begins Now


The digital future for your company is right now.

New York’s Leaders of Innovation Are Gathering for One Special Night

Innovation 360 Group

New York’s Leaders of Innovation Are Gathering for One Special Night.

6 Trends for Every Salesperson

Daniel Burrus

Every profession goes through changes, especially sales. A certain sales technique may have worked in the past, but that doesn’t mean it’ll work today. To be a top-performing salesperson today and in the future, you must continuously adapt to both market and social conditions. There are several new business trends taking place—all of which affect salespeople in every industry. Understand what the trends are and how to maximize them so you can maintain a successful sales career.

Playing the “What-If” Game with your Portfolio


Can you afford to continue to make portfolio decisions by looking in the rear-view mirror or should your company make these critical decisions by looking at future trends? The post Playing the “What-If” Game with your Portfolio appeared first on Sopheon.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Microinsurance in Rwanda: Problem fit meets profit

Board of Innovation

Board of Innovation travelled to Rwanda to help microinsurance companies come up with a human-centered solution for those who don't qualify for traditional insurance plans. The post Microinsurance in Rwanda: Problem fit meets profit appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Image Recognition: Top Current and Future Uses


Image recognition is going to be used on a large scale across sectors, changing the way we classify and search for visual information. Trend Alert

Microinsurance in Rwanda: Problem fit before profit

Board of Innovation

Board of Innovation's social initiative team travelled to Rwanda to help microinsurance companies come up with a human-centered solution for those who don't qualify for traditional insurance plans. The post Microinsurance in Rwanda: Problem fit before profit appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Expertise Inspiration inclusive innovation social

Lesson 9 from true innovation managers: people need rewards and recognition


To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together pieces of wisdom from our clients, innovation managers, to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 9. The post Lesson 9 from true innovation managers: people need rewards and recognition appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago communication engagement gamification hidden potential innovation-tips recognition

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

New Innovations in Sign Language Resources Are Created by the Crowd


Jon A. Fredrickson – Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer. Seekers Solvers InnoCentive News Challenges

New York’s Leaders of Innovation Are Gathering for One Special Night

Innovation 360 Group

Innovation360 Group is hosting a series of Innovation Circles in the heart of Midtown East and is now accepting applications for business leaders to join a select group of their peers as they test-drive next generation innovation tools.

How NOT to start your next meeting

Michael Roberto

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