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

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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

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

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.

Idea Bullies: Identifying and defusing them

The Future Shapers

I first realised I was an idea bully in my mid-twenties. Maybe I was sitting at a boardroom table, maybe I was on a Skype for Business call…either way, I was pitching an idea I was exceptionally invested in. I was certain I knew what was best and that was that.

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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.

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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

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.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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).

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.

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.