Fri.Mar 17, 2017

The myth of a better mousetrap: A case study in bad innovation

Idea to Value

One of the most famous quotes about innovation goes as follows: Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. Unfortunately, this is not how innovation works.

Storytelling, the Brain & Work Culture

Innovation Excellence

I love the quote by the poet Muriel Rukeyser that says “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Humans live for stories. We learn from stories at home, school, from friends, and also very compellingly at work. Humans within a work culture are motivated by stories. Look at the famous founding myths of HP and Apple in the garages, of.

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Scandinavian Corporate Innovation, A Process of Inclusion

IdeaHunt

Scandinavian Corporate Innovation A Process of Inclusion Rather Than a Game of Telephone David Marquet** was speaking in a post on The Harvard Business Review about empowerment programs, and why they just don’t work, when he said, “ You can’t implement a bottom up concept in a top down way.” he goes on to […]. Corporate Innovation

Are Millennials Not Ambitious Enough?

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Technology and millennials get a bad rap. But, whether or not people believe it to be true, rather than being a tool that eliminates jobs and disrupts people’s livelihoods, technology is a tool for progress.

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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Part 1: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Values Centered Innovation

Part 1 of 3: Innovation is the core driver to meet critical business needs. In a 2007 McKinsey Quarterly article on “Leadership and Innovation,” the authors made it quite clear that “Innovation is a core driver of growth, performance and valuation.”

Can Open Innovation Fathom the Mystery of Disappearing Sea Lions?

IdeaConnection

Every year, biologists visit the US state of Alaska to count the number of Steller sea lions (also known as northern sea lions). They also study images of the mammals. For the last 40 years the population has been in decline, but the reasons for the worrying trend are unknown.