Wed.May 22, 2019

Five Hurdles to Idea Management and How to Clear Them


Brainstorming is the beginning of idea management, but only the beginning. To keep the momentum going, idea management needs to clear away hurdles you may unintentionally put in the way. Whose Job Is It?”

Innovation Ecosystem Maturity


I do not believe in comparing different innovation hubs around the world and creating “most compelling” rankings. The reason is simple?—?it it does not really matter whether Singapore, Tel Aviv or New York are better or worse than the other.

Here’s What Most People Get Wrong About Minimum Viable Products

Digital Tonto

The advantage of creating an MVP is that it essentially acts as a research lab where you can safely test hypotheses and eliminate sources of uncertainty. Related posts: The Hair-On-Fire Use Case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Mobility Startups to Watch in 2019


The transportation industry is taking it up a gear. The value chain is no longer delineated by traditional players and their skill sets —instead, a more holistic mobility ecosystem is developing. As part of this evolution, there are several players vying to build a strong position from incumbents such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier one manufacturers to “new-school” tech-startups and opportunistic venture capitalists.

The 7 Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

While a sustainable standardized method of innovation still eludes most organizations - having this in your toolbox is a game changer! Discover the 7 essential habits for enabling companies to systemize and establish innovation as a core competency.

Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

Innovation Excellence

For most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks involved are lower.

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Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley

The Benefits of Innovation Training for Operational Employees. 85% of CEOs put Innovation as a Top Three priority. Consider a Brown Bag Innovation Training or Immersion in Innovation Concepts. Why is it that organizations don’t invest in training operational employees?

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Marketers Must Learn to Anticipate Content Trends

Daniel Burrus

Do you remember when MTV was the best way to get in front of the teen and young adult audience? Once mobile technology became popular, it didn’t take long for that age group to be on the move. In no time, videos were streaming on iTunes. Though teens continued to watch, viewership dropped.

How to Avoid a Marketplace Flop


You know Gerber. It has built a strong brand with parents from all around the world over the last 90+ years. Parents know that when they choose Gerber, they are getting quality food for their babies. Like all companies, however, Gerber needs to innovate and grow.

A virtual consultant is born!

Board of Innovation

Our consultants move heaven and earth to help businesses innovate in a relevant and meaningful way. But how do we keep raising the bar even more? To facilitate the needs of our customers on a different level we set out a new goal for ourselves: becoming half human and half machine. Sounds a bit sci-fi. Continue reading. The post A virtual consultant is born! appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration Expertise

Key Innovations that are Transforming the Supply Chain Industry


Technology is transforming every industry across the globe, and its effectively driving the business world forward as a whole.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Open Innovation Drives Subway Menu Innovation


To innovate its menu offerings a fast food restaurant franchise forges an open innovation partnership with a food and travel video network

Which Lean Manufacturing Tools Can Improvement Software Enhance?


One of the reasons that the Lean manufacturing business methodology is so popular with companies in every industry is that it comes complete with a set of tools for structuring and managing the goal of continuous improvement and waste reduction.

Silvia Heras (Zurich Insurance): “With ‘Imagina’ we have placed all employees on the same level”


Building a common space where Zurich Insurance employees and agents can contribute and build ideas to improve any aspect of the company and, more specifically, improve customer service.

Trends and Technologies Innovating the Banking Industry


Trends will matter in the banking industry in the months and years ahead. The challenge is to find out which ones are the most relevant to a given company. Is it big data and AI? Maybe the cloud? Or maybe open banking?

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.