Mon.Jul 08, 2019

Cognitive Bias is an Innovation Killer

Innovation Excellence

I recently wrote about Cognitive Diversity, and today I reflect on Cognitive Bias, the other side of the same coin. I think (subconsciously biased) therefore I am (subconsciously biased). Psychologists generally agree that 90% of our decision making is driven by the subconscious.

The Three Roles You Need to Have on Your Innovation Team


No matter the decade in which you grew up, the future promised one thing: flying cars. And yet generation after generation has been disappointed as our technological progress that has given us everything from angry birds to nanotechnology, but… still no Bladerunner vehicles.

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Creating Innovation Spaces

Innovation Excellence

If you’re in the innovation game you probably ought to meet Madame de Geoffrin. Anyone working at the fuzzy front end or trying to find ways to ‘get out of the box’ could probably benefit from a few minutes of her time. She has a wealth of experience around how to enable this sort of. Innovation

Innovation-Led Transformation: delivering the next, now

Idea to Value

Everyone knows instinctively that innovation feels risky, especially compared to large, established transformation projects (like IT implementations or operational restructuring). Yet how risky is innovation actually?

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!

Are You Hiring Workers, Or Are You Hiring Leaders?


Gapingvoid delivered this question in their daily newsletter , and I believe how leaders answer this question determines how they view their company now and tomorrow. What’s the difference between a worker and a leader?

Innovation Labs Should Not Be A Home For Homeless Ideas

Strategyzer Innovation

In a bid to avoid the stifling bureaucracy within their company, intrapreneurs often create innovation labs that are separate units from the main organization.

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About Innovation and Crazy Loonshots

The Future Shapers

A loonshot refers to an idea or project that most scientific or business leaders think won’t work, or if it does, they think it won’t matter as it probably won’t make money. Loonshot ideas substantially challenge conventional wisdom and it is essential for business survival.

5 Tips for Legacy Modernization Through Integration


A majority of the IT services spend today goes towards keeping the lights on- maintaining existing enterprise applications, keeping systems in shape, and taking care of software that is critical to the business- no matter how obsolete they get.

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Innovation Labs Should Not Be A Home For Homeless Ideas

Strategyzer Innovation

In a bid to avoid the stifling bureaucracy within their company, intrapreneurs often create innovation labs that are separate units from the main organization.

Who do European companies innovate with?


The current environment of disruption requires companies to be in constant transformation if they are to avoid being left behind, and to set themselves apart from the competition. In this race, an increasing number of companies choose to open themselves up to collaboration from external actors.

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.

Advice on Ecosystem Development & Co-Creation

Innovation Leader

Andy Michuda of Sopheon, Shannon Lucas of Ericsson, and Michael Britt of Southern company explore best practices for ecosystem development. Get advice here

Innovation spotlight: Is ServiceNow 2018’s most innovative company?

Idea Drop

The world is full of innovation. From the pencil in your hand to the company you work for, everything has a story that can give you insight into history’s moments of invention. This is the message that we want to send you; innovation isn’t rare – it’s the very essence of our modern lives. Our […]. The post Innovation spotlight: Is ServiceNow 2018’s most innovative company? appeared first on Idea Drop | Idea Management Software. Innovation Management

Is it possible to disrupt a cow?


Technology can save the climate, but we will have to think beyond the bun. By: Seth Miller Managing Director, Xinova Innovation Services Group The first, most critical fact to recognize about our food system is that it’s solar powered.

Is Your Law Firm Attracting the Right Clients?

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Running a law firm is full of highs and lows on a daily basis. You have several clients to keep happy and you are always looking for ways to attract new people into your office.

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.

Tiger and Federer, and the Case for Generalists

Michael Roberto

Source: Bleacher Report David Epstein has published a terrific new book titled, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World." He makes the case for not specializing too early in life, but instead, taking advantage of a period of sampling and discovery.

Stock Management – Considerations For You

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When you are selling a physical product, there is nothing worse than running out – because you simply didn’t keep a better eye on it. What is worse than that?

Hiring Etiquette for Employers

Michael Roberto

Source: We've all heard the usual advice for job seekers as they prepare for interviews: prepare thoroughly, be punctual, ask good questions, follow up promptly with a thank you note, etc. How about for employers?

Practical Ways To Improve Your Website’s Marketing Potential

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post-. Other than yourself (and your marketing team if you are fortunate to have one) your website is your businesses greatest marketing tool. It gives you a digital presence ; a virtual window for potential customers to peer into and hopefully buy from you.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Telltale Signs Of Unhappy Customers

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. An unhappy customer is one way to undo your hard work. All it takes is a series of unfortunate mistakes, and they will bounce to a competitor without a second glance.