Thu.Jun 20, 2019

Ideas are easy, good ideas are hard

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm writing a series of posts that examine some of my lessons learned after over 15 years of corporate innovation consulting.

Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both

IdeaScale

Innovation has to come from somewhere. Even the biggest game-changers come from understanding the “game” and are built on in-depth knowledge of how existing products or processes work. How businesses conduct operations on a daily basis can encourage or discourage breakthrough innovation.

Innovation Requires Getting The Facts Right

Phil McKinney

Corona releases Fit Packs: Beer cans that link together

Idea to Value

The Mexican Beer manufacturer Corona has found an innovative new solution to the problem of plastic packaging which holds packs of beer together.

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.

China Plans to Trump Innovation from Outer Space

Braden Kelley

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States.

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Developing Collaborative Leadership Styles

Innovation Excellence

With a new Australian government recently in place, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. This caused many voters, like myself, to question what leadership style might be best for our country’s future?

Idea Magnets and New Product Development from a New Tree

BrainZooming

Suppose you’ve been successful innovating. Suddenly, you can start over in the same field. What new product development strategy might an Idea Magnet employ to pursue a fresh path to new ideas? That’s a question guitar innovator Rick Turner faced.

Business Pundits Love to Say These 4 Things — None of Them are True

Innovation Excellence

Go to just about any business conference and you will see a pundit on stage. He or she will show some company that failed and explain the silly mistakes that they made, then follow-up with a few basic rules to help you avoid those pitfalls and become super successful.

Starting with the why – two compelling reasons why innovation is important to business

Idea Drop

Simon Sinek caught the attention of the business world when he wrote these simple words in his international bestseller, Start with the Why: “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.” Although sales and marketing teams everywhere have been operating under this paradigm for decades, the message has yet to be […]. The post Starting with the why – two compelling reasons why innovation is important to business appeared first on Idea Drop | Idea Management Software.

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.

Different Types of Knowledge and What They Mean For Your Organization

CMOE

Every successful company or organization in the world is built upon the same foundation: knowledge.

Inside AXA Next’s Innovation Avenues

Innovation Leader

AXA Next unites the French insurance company’s innovation initiatives. Learn more about AXA’s different innovation funds and how the company explores the insurtech

How Technology is Changing the Promotional Landscape

InnovationManagement

Technology continues to evolve at a steady pace. It's no secret that modern technology has, in many ways, shaped how businesses and companies promote themselves, as well as their products or services to their target audience.

How to Navigate the Hoshin Kanri Planning Process

Kainexus

One of the most important and challenging responsibilities of leaders is setting the strategic direction of the organization and steering everyone toward it. Sometimes, the ultimate goal is called “True North.”

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!

#1,522 – 6G

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

We barely even have 5G yet and already there is talk of something even better coming along: 6G! A truly game-changing technology that could offer blazingly fast connection speeds.

Leading with Lean Agile Principles: What the 2019 NBA Finals Can Teach Businesses About ‘Winning on the Rebound’

Qmarkets

In the worlds of sport and business, the story of the underdog defying the odds and rising to the top is always an inspirational crowd pleaser.

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What’s your Innovator Dilemma?

Xinova

In April of 2019, 5 members of the Xinova team traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend the IRI Annual Conference. The conference attracts Leaders in Innovation from all over the globe to talk about everything R&D.

The Outlook on R&D: Five Practical Insights from IRI 2019

Xinova

By Andy Tolton, PR and Marketing Manager In April of 2019, 5 members of the Xinova team traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend the IRI Annual Conference. The 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 […]. The post The Outlook on R&D: Five Practical Insights from IRI 2019 appeared first on Xinova.

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.