Thu.Jun 20, 2019

Ideas are easy, good ideas are hard

Jeffrey Phillips

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.

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Innovation Requires Getting The Facts Right

Phil McKinney

There is an old saying that goes something like this, “Speaking with passion but without the facts is like making a beautiful dive into an empty pool.” As John Adam’s famously said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the […].

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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?

3 Steps To Learn From Mistakes

Game-Changer

Mistakes. We all make them. We wouldn’t grow without them. I used to be overly critical with myself when I was younger, and would get pissed whenever I made a mistake. Today, that isn’t the case. I realized that we all make mistakes, especially when you take an unknown path.

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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.”

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.

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.

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.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

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

#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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

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.