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Why Don’t You Have Enough Innovation?


Nearly every company’s strategy these days is to grow through innovation, yet many fall short. We all know the standard reasons: innovation is hard, innovation is uncertain or innovation grinds against the gears of the operating organization.

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A Future of Software Without Code

Innovation Excellence

Early digital computers weren’t very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, which was time consuming and difficult.

Latest Interview with Voltage Control’s Innovation Series

Braden Kelley

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Douglas Ferguson of Voltage Control, to speak with him for their Innovation Series about my work as a popular keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and thought leader on the topics of continuous … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation Innovation Charting Change Disruptive Innovation Experiment Canvas Interviews Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

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The yearly pulse of healthcare innovation

Board of Innovation

We took the yearly pulse of healthcare innovation. Here are the results of the checkup and our prognosis of the future. Healthcare is one of the industries that has the greatest potential — and need — for a sea change in innovation in the coming years.

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.

One Genius Initiative That Ends the Generational Divide

Innovation Excellence

Generation bashing is tearing organizations apart. Here’s a simple way to put an end to it. Iconic CEO Jack Welch came up with a way to bridge the generation gap in 1999 and yet almost 20 years later 86% of companies still haven’t caught on.

Innovate Much? Then, EPIC Is for You!


Hello, and happy Monday! Emma here. You may remember me as the woman who so disliked conferences that Mike felt compelled to write a blog post for her. And that’s okay if you do — but you should know that I no longer dislike them.

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Happy Holidays from Innovators Alliance

Innovators Alliance

To our member organizations, sponsors, and all Ontario business leaders, we wish you and your employees a wonderful holiday season! We hope you enjoy a relaxing, joyful time with your loved ones, and we look forward to the new innovations 2019 will bring. Holiday Hours.

How Will Consumer Products Change in the Next Decade?


Our products have come a long way in 100 years. Looking back at 1918, the most popular toy in that decade was Lincoln Logs , this year, the most popular toy to get your kid for Christmas is the Kano Harry Potter coding kit. Life Cycle Processes 3D printing big data harry potter coding infinity room lifecycle processes Lincoln logs meow wolf the experience economy

Coming Clean: How cleantech clusters benefit from idea management


You’d have to be living under a rock to not understand why there’s a rush on cleantech. Yup, the world (apart from a certain someone, looking at you Mr. Trump) is finally waking up to the challenges of climate change and other critical sustainability issues.

Connect the Dots (or Don't Lose Track of Key Strategic Assumptions)

Focused Momentum

In the last blog post , I discussed how necessary it is to set strategic context repeatedly during the early stages of implementing a new strategic direction.

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.

The Worst Ideas of 2018 (so far).


We love ideas. Good ideas. Trailblazer ideas. Simple Ideas. And yes, also bad ideas. Because behind every terrible idea is a lesson. Something we can learn so we can become better human beings in a better world. But for that to happen we need to talk about them and learn from them!

6 Lessons for Corporate Innovation Teams from the Downfall of Theranos | Collective Campus


Here are six key learnings from the downfall of Theranos for corporate innovation teams

The Worst Ideas of 2018 (so far).


We love ideas. Good ideas. Trailblazer ideas. Simple Ideas. And yes, also bad ideas. Because behind every terrible idea is a lesson. Something we can learn so we can become better human beings in a better world. But for that to happen we need to talk about them and learn from them!

Brussels Airport holds an Innovation Challenge to improve passenger experience

Board of Innovation

Employees at Brussels Airport help passengers' airport experience take off through a customer-centric ideas contest. The post Brussels Airport holds an Innovation Challenge to improve passenger experience appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration brainstorm

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!

Innovation Types that Will Surprise You (With Examples)


Disrupt this, disrupt that. You’ve heard of disruptive innovation because it’s the most discussed out of all innovation types. Being able to change an industry, or an entire market, is great - it makes you rich and famous. Let’s be realistic though, there are only a few who pulled it off.

6 Ways More Sleep Makes You a Better Innovator | Collective Campus


Listen to the likes of leadership coach and retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink, and you will be up at the crack of 4:34am, you’ll proceed to splash some cold water on your face and “get after it”, despite every fiber in your body, more likely than not, willing you to go back to sleep

Ten Rules for Building a Good Company

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, I stumbled upon a book – “ Tree-Ring Management” by Hiroshi Tsukakoshi. Hiroshi san is the Chairman of a kanten manufacturer far from the bustle of Tokyo , amid the natural beauty of Nagano prefecture in Japan. In the book , he argues that the primary purpose of a business is to make its employees happy. Their management philosophy also indicates that slow, controlled growth is better than rapid growth and in fact fast growth is the enemy.

#1,414 – Implosion Fabrication

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A new breakthrough from M.I.T. researchers could have HUGE implications for the future, even if it does involve shrinking things down to the nanoscale.

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.

8 Successfactors of Organizing a Global Hackathon


From the Facilitators’ point of view What does it take for a team to win? Best practices from the Global Aegon Hackathon, 2018 As innovation SaaS platform provider, our goal is not just to support companies in making better products and services for the future.

Focus and clarity – the theme of 2018 for Xinova


A lot can happen in a year! End of Year – with Brad Roberts, Global Head of Network Platform Xinova has seen plenty of change since I joined our predecessor company in 2010, but no year has been more important than 2018 in bringing focus and clarity to the mission that we’re on. For those of […]. Inventor Community Brad Roberts Global Head of Network Platform Reflecting on 2018 ThinkBeyond xinova Xinova End of Year Statement