Thu.Jun 13, 2019

Making Marketing Innovation a Growth Lever for Your Business

Innovation Excellence

Many businesses fail to realize that they are not in a single business, but are actually in two. First, they’re in the business of working on products and services that will help solve their clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals today. But that’s only half of the picture.

Less snake oil, more thought leadership please!

The Future Shapers

What do business leaders want? is perhaps too broad, or too simple, a question. It goes without saying that you want to build business success, deliver a high-value strategy, provide outstanding customer outcomes, deliver great returns for shareholders and build a great place to work.

How Businesses Use Crowdsourcing to Disrupt and Avoid Disruption

Innocentive

Innovation Insights Seekers

The Innovation Manager's Summer Reading List 2019

HYPE Innovation

Is it just me, or does this also happen to you? Summer after summer it's the same. Usually, at the beginning of the season, I start to think, "okay, which book should I take on vacation?" fully aware that, in the end, I'll return home having not opened it once).

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.

An Innovative Complaint – United Breaks Guitars

Destination Innovation

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

Top 5 Women Innovators of All Time

IdeaScale

There’s an old saying that goes, “The rooster crows, but the hen delivers,” and it’s an apt metaphor for the world of invention. Most of us have little difficulty listing male inventors, but rattling off a list of female innovators is harder.

More Trending

Questions or Full Stops

Carla Johnson - Innovation

June 13, 2019 There’s an ever-widening gap between what’s natural to us as children and what’s taught into us through the educational system and corporate culture.

How Ratan Tata avoided a ‘Kodak Moment’

Innovation Excellence

Imagine the scene. It’s the early hours of the morning. A young engineer lies awake, unable to sleep because of the excitement. After what seems like an hour of trying to find a comfy position to nod off, he checks the clock. Just fifteen minutes have elapsed since the last time he looked!

10 Reasons to Invest in Your Employees (and How It Can Pay Off)

CMOE

Running a business requires making many different kinds of investments. A company invests its money and resources into advertising, research and development, social media, partnerships, technology, security, and much more.

How to Evaluate Visual Project Management Tools

Kainexus

We’ve received a bunch of responses to our recent posts about visual project management. Many of our readers have shared their stories about how moving to visual management has helped them get more projects completed and to better understand the results of their improvement efforts.

Tools 72

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.

The Company That Created Robot Pizza Trucks Is Now Pushing to Solve the Global Issue of Plastic Pollution

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Zume is expanding past pizza and will manufacture compostable replacements for single-use plastics. Environment

Real-Time Lessons Learned from John Toussaint at the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

Kainexus

I'm here at the 2019 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in a keynote with John Toussaint, MD, the Executive Chairman of the Board at Catalysis

yet2’s Thoughts on The Japan Society of Boston’s Business Forum

Yet2

Earlier in June I attended a Business Forum sponsored by the Japan Society of Boston titled: The Changing Landscape: Mergers, Acquisitions, and the Future of US/Japan Trade.

Tales from the 2019 Innovation Bootcamp

Strategyzer

We’ve just completed our 4th annual innovation bootcamp in Baden, Switzerland!

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!

Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you want to improve your employee morale, then this is very easy to do. The below tips should help you to get started without any difficulty at all. Communicate.

Tips 52

Change Caused By Innovation

Phil McKinney

As a result of some digital spring cleaning I was doing, I found and was listening to old shows from 2005 – the first year of my podcast. Honestly, given what I know now, I wish could have re-written and re-recorded them.

Useful Upgrades That Will Improve Your Employees’ Work Ethic

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. As a business owner there will always be something on your agenda that needs to be fixed with urgency. When you look at your employees’ work ethic you aren’t sure whether they are lacking skills or motivation, but you are ready to make a change and improve it.

#1,512 – Black Mirror Week: Translatotron, Deep Fakes, and the Future of Trust

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

President Trump is a pathological liar who denies saying most of what he said. Facts he doesn’t like get distorted. Truths get twisted. Anything he doesn’t agree with gets labeled as fake news. One minute we’re going back to the Moon. The next week it’s Mars, of which the Moon is a part.

Video 44

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.

Machine to Machine (M2M): what it is and how it works

mjvinnovation

M2M technology was first adopted in industrial environments and later found applications in health, business, insurance and more. It is also the basis of the Internet of Things. In this article, we’ve decided to show you in detail what Machine to Machine is, how this phenomenon is transforming business, and how you can make use of it in your company. Check it out! Machine to Machine: What is M2M Communication.