Thu.Jan 16, 2020

Why Innovators Ought to Focus on Product Deconstruction

Innovation Excellence

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about innovation and how we may have emphasized one component at the expense of another. Here I’m talking about something that should appear obvious – the focus of innovation in building new things.

Eliminating Uncertainty: How to Manage Innovation Risk in 3 Easy Steps

Qmarkets

Herman Kahn – futurist, author, and inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr Strangelove” – once described risk taking as “the essence of innovation”. It’s a fair assessment.

What Is Quantum Innovation?

IdeaScale

Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

Healthcare trends that are shaping 2020

Board of Innovation

Reading Time: 10 minutes We discuss the trends that will overhaul the healthcare industry in 2020. While data sharing, 5G, supply chain & logistics, and AI will be big, consumer behavior will make all the difference.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019: Tom Kouloupoulos Tom Koulopoulos is the author of 10 books and founder of the Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based.

7 Psychological Facts That Help Understand Customers Better

InnovationManagement

Psychology is not only about human emotions. Understanding their behavior, nature, and finding out the behavioral patterns is the ultimate goal of psychological studies. And the best practices of psychology can drive sales for business too.

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What to Do When the Cost-Cutting Knives Come Out

Innovation Leader

When times are good, corporate innovation groups often get a pass. What do you do when things aren’t so good? Here’s advice from Rick Waldron, a former innovation leader at Nike and Intel

What Matters At Work: Aligning Values and Providing Leadership

InnovationTraining.org

This is an InnovationTraining.org guest article by What Matters At Work author, Harry Webne-Behrman. I’ve worked with many individuals and work teams over the years, and I’m often impressed by the dedication and commitment people bring to delivering quality service in the face of obstacles.

Banking Insights and Identifying Post-Recession Opportunities

Innovation Leader

“Being seen as a group that is purely visionary and focused on idea generation can make your group vulnerable to cuts,” writes Michael Perman, a former innovation and marketing leader at Gap Inc. and Levi Strauss.

Marketing Manager (m/w/d) in Wien

whataventure

Werde Teil des Teams! Marketing Manager (m/w/d). in Wien (Vollzeit). Jetzt bewerben. Wer sind wir? Wir unterstützen etablierte Unternehmen in den Bereichen Intrapreneurship, Open Innovation und bei der Kooperation mit Startups.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

How Innovators Can Prepare for Tough Times

Innovation Leader

To help you plan for (and survive) challenging times, we sought advice from seven people who have guided innovation, insights, and incubation groups through difficult stretches, at companies like Starbucks, Whirlpool, Intel, and Levi Strauss & Co.

Gaining a Competitive Edge Through eLearning by Costa

CMOE

As eLearning becomes more popular as an alternative to traditional instructor-led training, organizations have a plethora of off-the-shelf courses to choose from. Such courses offer a cost-effective and easy way for organizations to venture into the realm of eLearning.

Living Through Budget Cuts: Mission, Communication & Metrics

Innovation Leader

“In recessions…groups get shut down completely,” says health care innovation expert Naomi Fried. Fried discusses defending the mission when times are tight

#1,599 – Xenobots

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

We’re only a few weeks into 2020 and already have an early idea of the year contender: Xenobots, the world’s first ever living robots! These remarkable organisms are both alive (made of living cells) and entirely programmable by researchers.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Three Recession Scenarios, and How to Survive Them

Innovation Leader

Nancy Tennant, a professor at Notre Dame and former Chief Innovation Officer at Whirlpool, lays out three recession scenarios that may hit your innovation group

#1,600 – Mojo Vision

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I’ve long maintained that it would be Augmented Reality, not Virtual Reality, that would capture the hearts and minds of the general public as people would naturally prefer the idea of seeing useful information overlaid onto the real world instead of being entirely transported into a standalone virtual world. The logistics made more sense too.

Demonstrate Value by Looking for Gaps to Fill

Innovation Leader

“Whenever the business softened just a little…Time horizons would shrink from years to ‘today,’” writes former Starbucks VP Dennis McGrath

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15 Awesome Quotes on Collaboration

Idea Champions

It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller. If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Three Steps to Preparing for an Economic Downturn

Innovation Leader

Former Estée Lauder Vice President Mark Polson offers a succinct guide to navigating an economic downturn, starting with an innovation agenda that “is laser-focused and closely aligned with the organization’s strategy

The Three Keys to Becoming a Masterful Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

As a former student of the martial arts, I have noticed a curious phenomenon in corporate America that is becoming increasingly troubling to me -- especially among "creatives" who aspire to become masterful brainstorm facilitators.