Wed.Aug 01, 2018

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of invention, innovation and being creative.

It’s All About Interaction!


The central role of Interaction Design when creating delightful customer experiences. Organisations depend on their competitive advantage in order to become or keep successful, relevant for their customers and grow over time.

The Role of Women in Innovation


A scroll through my LinkedIn today is pretty powerful. I see numerous organizations profiling and celebrating their “First Female CEO” or “Women in Charge of Blockchain” or “the Female Entrepreneurial Movement.”

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The World’s Top Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators


For corporations and startups alike, achieving success and growth depends on a support network and ecosystem in which to collaborate. In this article, we explore eight different innovation hubs and how they help support both new enterprises and innovation-minded corporations. FinTech San Francisco China Melbourne Japan Stockholm Sweden Cities Cybersecurity Innovation Australia Tokyo Shenzen Hubs New York City Tel Aviv IoT Hardware Unicorn

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.

It’s Time To Be Skeptical About The Lean Startup. Here’s Why:

Digital Tonto

No innovation strategy fits every problem Related posts: The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World. The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Lean Startup


The World’s Top Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators


For corporations and startups alike, achieving success and growth depends on a support network and ecosystem in which to collaborate. In this article, we explore eight different innovation hubs and how they help support both new enterprises and innovation-minded corporations.

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Nine Steps to Make the Hardest Decisions Easier

Innovation Excellence

Decision making can be tough, especially for highly creative individuals, but this simplified approach of “Separating the Seeds from the Weeds” can clarify virtually every decision you make. If you want to make good decisions you have to get out of the emotional weeds.

12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

As technology continues to impact our lives, workers at every level in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. The problem is, we live in an uncertain world, and because of the high levels of uncertainty we all face, people of all ages and careers are finding it difficult to know what new skills to learn, what courses to take, and what degrees to get that will provide them with the most opportunity going forward.

Agnes Sävenstedt

Innovation 360 Group

Director-Level Consultant. Background. Executive-level consultant and C-level positions including Head of Business Units, Head of Strategy and Head of Innovation.

Innovation Leaders: If You Show Impact, ROI Will Come

Planview Spigit

Innovation leaders: you don’t have to prove return on investment (ROI) right away, but you do have to show some impact.

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.

Peet van Biljon

Innovation 360 Group

Senior Advisor, North America. Background. Peet is a well-rounded international executive with deep consulting, high-tech and advanced industry experience. He is regarded as an innovative strategist, a creative problem-solver and a thought leader on ethical innovation.He

Learning How Our Brain Learns, Unlearns and Learns Again

Rmukesh Gupta

I stumbled upon this amazing video which I think clearly articulates how our brain works, with respect to learning new skills. Before I share what I learnt from the video, I will strongly recommend that you watch the video first. What I learnt from watching the video: Our brains are lazy in a way.

John Saiz

Innovation 360 Group

Based in Houston, TX, the USA. Background. John Saiz, former Chief Technology Officer of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is a Principal Industrial Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation).

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!

Sten Jacobson

Innovation 360 Group

Director Level Consultant. Background. Sten is an executive consultant and workshop leader with 25+ years of successful C-level assignments including international management consulting.

How to Get Your Ideas in Front of Your Boss


Productivity Hacks. I bet you are already thinking meditation, ruthless morning routines and living your life according to rigid plans -- Delivered by Feed43 service

Peter Glasheen

Innovation 360 Group

Head of Faculty, Director-Level Consultant, Black Belt. Background. Peter Glasheen is an experienced consultant and senior Executive with multinational company and international exposure (Australasia, Western Europe, Middle East, SE Asia, USA).

Intentions (Announcements) Vs Actions

Rmukesh Gupta

The Announcements. We have recently had a lot of announcements around businesses deciding not to use plastic straws as they wreck havoc on the environment specially on marine lives. Disney Is The Latest Major Company To Eliminate Plastic Straws. Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by 2020. Hyatt Announces Global Efforts to Reduce Single-Use Plastics. American Airlines Lays Down the Straw. Marriott International to Remove Plastic Straws Worldwide by July 2019. And many more.

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.

Why R&D and C-Suite Struggle to Innovate


If you have a C-suite that’s focused on this quarter’s results, getting their attention on something that is two years away from revenue is hard. – Bill Weber (@ATLInnovator), president of GrowthPilot in our conversation at the 2018 IRI Annual Conference in Atlanta.

A Checklist Every Leader Should Be Thinking About

Rmukesh Gupta

I follow the “ The Great Game of Business ” team and the work that they do to help enable businesses become open book and transparent to all their employees. If you are an entrepreneur, it is worthwhile to check their work and explore if it is a good fit for you and what you are trying to achieve. Yesterday, they posted a blog post (I have used the same title) which I found to be very useful to me and am sure will be useful to all leaders. You can read the full blog post here.

Spanx CEO Sara Blakely: Workarounds, Questions, Observation

Michael Roberto

This Stanford interview with Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely is chock full of leadership insights. For those who do not know the story, Blakely came up with her initial product idea when she designed a simple workaround before heading to a party.

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ABCDEFG of Successful Digital Transformation

Rmukesh Gupta

I came across this very interesting post by John Hagel, where he brings up a very interesting topic, one that I feel strongly about – Digital Transformation.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?