Mon.Sep 09, 2019

What NASA Can Teach Us About the Intrinsic Value of Connecting to Other Innovators


Numerous organizations run crowdsourced innovation programs, because companies can find better new ideas and take action on those ideas faster. This process allows companies to set a challenge and gather ideas from hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of participants.

How Tiffany & Co. is Turning Prototypes into Products Faster

Innovation Leader

The legendary jewelry-maker Tiffany & Co. dates back to 1837. A new Jewelry Design & Innovation Workshop is changing how the company creates products

Innovation Culture: What Is It And How Can Employers Create It?

Any business that won’t try new things will soon start to get stale, and the staleness will rapidly spread to affect every aspect of the company. It’ll become a malaise dragging everyone down — even if they can’t say exactly what’s wrong, they’ll feel it sapping their enthusiasm.

Entering its Fourth Cohort, TERRA Food + AgTech Accelerator Builds on Success to Tackle Food and Packaging Waste, Food Safety, and More


corporate innovation services blog TERRA Food + Ag food and agriculture accelerator

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.

Testing Your Business Model

Innovation Excellence

Sometimes we get caught up in the details when we should be working on the foundation. Here’s a rule: If the underlying foundation is not secure, don’t bother working on anything else.

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How a Summer Office benefits our company

Board of Innovation

For the second year running, our whole team packed up their Sharpies and Moleskines and ventured to the South of France for our temporary summer office. We rented a complete glampsite and turned it into a remote workspace for an entire week. Why we did it.

Here’s What You Need To Know To Compete In An Ecosystem Driven World

Innovation Excellence

In 1980, a young Harvard Business School professor named Michael Porter published Competitive Strategy, which drove thinking on the subject for the next 30 years. In essence, he argued that you build sustainable competitive advantage by maximizing bargaining power throughout a value chain. Yet more recently, that kind of single firm level analysis has been. Innovation Ecosystems

Three Symptoms You may Lack Strategic Focus (and what to do about it!)

Focused Momentum

A constant in strategic management is the need to respond quickly to perceived threats or potential opportunities. More than ever before, the speed of decision-making is as important as the decision itself. Strategic Focus Strategic Management

Huge Home Business Mistakes To Avoid

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Starting a home-based business definitely has its benefits. It provides great flexibility, allowing a work-life balance most of us crave. However, there are difficulties to contend with too.

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.

Cost Differentiators: Resource Dodgers - Harness the Power of Idle Assets


In our upcoming book, The Invincible Company , we investigate a series of business model mechanics that have propelled companies to success. Books Case Studies

Lessening Your Business Impact On The Environment

The Human Factor

contributed post –. source. It’s important to consider how your business impacts the environment, and how you can apply very realistic methods to reduce your measurements and come out with better standards.

Infographic – Banking Darwinism


In a scenario of many changes, adaptability is a decisive factor in bank survive. That’s why we came here to bring up a hot topic these days: Banking Darwinism. Did you like our infographic?

Success Is A Mindset: Making A Profit From Freelancing

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Anybody can become a freelancer in 2019. It’s easy. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection to start your own business in the modern world. What’s hard is actually being successful.

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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!

The Labyrinth of Innovation Death

Gregg Fraley

The Classic Pitfalls of Innovation. Mandates, Training, Process, Talent, Conflict, Risk. Where Have Your Initiatives Failed? Innovation programs are like a labyrinth designed to have you lose your way — and die!

3 Myths About Managed IT Services, Debunked

The Human Factor

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What is IIoT? Industrial IoT and how it can help your business


ARTICLES & RESOURCES. What is IIoT? How Industrial IoT can Help your Business. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. What is IIoT? IIoT stands for Industrial IoT or Industrial Internet of Things.

Technology Radar: Your Go-to Platform for Technology Management


THE WHAT. A Technology Radar maps the technology direction of an organization; the identified, selected and evaluated technologies can serve as threats or opportunities for the future of the company.

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.

Overcome “Lean Startup” Hurdles in Big Businesses


The IRI conference attracts Leaders in Innovation from all over the globe to talk about everything R&D. While these companies span a wide variety of industries, many innovators were seeking solutions to similar problems.