Tue.Aug 20, 2019

Rethink Creativity: How to innovate, inspire, and thrive at work.

Innovation Excellence

Interview with Monica Kang, Part One of Two. I met Monica Kang at the Day of Innovation Conference in Indy where we were both presenters. Her approach to the often ill-defined world of Creativity was profound, awakening the better and forgotten parts of many of the people in her workshop.

Speed in innovation management: Why startups are faster than large companies

Lead Innovation

It is no secret that start-ups usually innovate much faster than established large companies. In this article you will learn why this is so and how the speed of innovation management in large companies can be increased. Innovation process

Exploring the Connection between Resilience and Innovation Leadership


Working together overcomes unexpected challenges.?. Innovation leadership is all about meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles in new and creative ways. Sometimes those obstacles are more urgent than others.

Common Fears of Starting an Open Innovation Initiative and How to Resolve Them

HYPE Innovation

Adding external elements to an internal innovation program can prove a true rite of passage. The transition requires an open culture, employee empowerment, and executive commitment. In other words, considerable maturity (1). Open Innovation

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.

So You Think You Know Your Competitors? Think Again.


A brand-new car sold by a vending machine and a robot that brings in the laundry - in this article, we'll explore how to prepare for new competitors entering the market. The post So You Think You Know Your Competitors? Think Again. appeared first on Innovation Management.

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How Location Can Determine the Success of Your New Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. There are many reasons to start your own business: you get to be your own boss, work flexibly, and get paid for doing the things you love. Having the freedom of running your own business may be a lot more accessible than you think.

How SnapStrat Amplifies Existing Analytics Capabilities


At SnapStrat we build predictive models and optimization algorithms for our customer implementations whenever necessary to improve outcomes of our customers’ most important decisions.

Expedia Exec: Three Elements for Successful Innovation

Innovation Leader

David Krieger, Sr. Director of Strategy and Business Development for Expedia.com, shares his advice on making innovation happen inside large organizations, and three trends his team is watching.

Event: Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019


We’re excited to announce that Wazoku is a prime sponsor and roundtable host at the upcoming Innovation Roundtable Summit in November.

Agile 52

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.

Finalists for Innovation Leader’s 2019 Impact Awards

Innovation Leader

The 2019 awards will be handed out this October in San Francisco, at the year’s biggest gathering of corporate innovators, Impact 2019. Here’s a look at who made the cut as finalists

Common Mistakes Novice Business Leaders Make

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. It is extremely easy to lump people into categories, especially within a hierarchical structure such as a business. It can be easy to view business owners in one light, investors in another, and the employees in a further division.

Book Review – Seeing Around Corners by Rita McGrath

Rmukesh Gupta

Overview: — I got this book as an advance review copy. Rita McGrath has produced another stunning book, in a way even better than her earlier book “The End of Competitive advantage”. You can pre-order the book here. Ease of reading: — The book is not only easy to read. The stories and the insights from the stories follow one after the other. The stories keep the reader interested and the insights from the stories allows us to learn from these stories.

Stand Out From The Crowd To Be A Successful Business

The Human Factor

source. contributed post –. As a new startup, you are probably overwhelmed by the need to compete with your already well established industry rivals. To be best placed to do this, you need to stand out from the crowd. It’s no good offering the exact same product or service as your closest competitor.

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!

Keon Research: curious thinkers


There’s a new style of innovator emerging. Or quite possibly, a very old style of innovator returning. For many, the title, “Inventor” conjures images of men standing beside hazardous-looking contraptions in old black-and-white photos.

Buying An Office Building: Is It Worth The Hassle?

The Human Factor

source. contributed post –. Many business owners choose to purchase a building that becomes their base. They may use one or two of the offices here for their company, and the rest of the space gets rented out. Instantly, you can see the lure here.

When Substitutes, Not Direct Rivals, Pose the Most Serious Competitive Threat

Michael Roberto

Source: Pixnio Years ago, many strategy faculty members used to teach an old Harvard case study about the breakfast cereal industry. The U.S. industry operated as an oligopoly. A few firms dominated the market (General Mills, Kellogg, Post).

Going Global with Your Business

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Many businesses today start small. Now that starting a business is so much easier, thanks to the growing use of the internet and online services, more of us than ever before are shunning life as an employee and going it alone.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.