Thu.Apr 20, 2017

Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss

Game-Changer

How do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.

What is Free Innovation?

Hype

Kittihawk, 1903. Wilbur and Orville Wright, up at an insanely early 5am, listening to the wind singing in the wires of their fragile aircraft. They’ve been doing this for three years – in fact ever since they had the idea of attaching wings to the bicycles their repair business operated on.

Trending Sources

The TRUE story of Post-It Notes, and how they almost failed

Idea to Value

Everyone knows the story of the humble Post-It Note, and how it represents an idea’s ability to evolve and flourish. Some people would even hold up Post-It Notes as a symbol for innovation itself, much like the lightbulb is a symbol for an idea.

Why We Must Change Our Mental Models from Hierarchies to Networks

Innovation Excellence

Once you start thinking in terms of networks rather than hierarchies, it becomes clear that we must change how we do things; and not just within organizations, but also in how we approach a competitive marketplace.

2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

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Three Ways Government Agencies Can Do More With Less —Right Now

IdeaScale

The Trump Administration is ready to reduce waste, cut costs, and innovate in government. But are Federal agencies?

Content Marketing Strategy – 15 Keys to Shooting 25 Social Media Videos in One Day

BrainZooming

On Tuesday, we were at the Kansas City Public Library to shoot videos featuring content from Brainzooming articles, downloads, and workshops. It was a whirlwind day. We shot twenty-five videos during the day to support our own brand’s content marketing strategy. Yeah, twenty-five videos.

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Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

“Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Many companies pursue it. Few actually achieve it. Most end up settling for incremental innovation. What’s the difference between the two? Apple offers a perfect example.

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Back to Basics: Elements in the Product Story

Innovation Excellence

Be clear with your product marketing! Many companies and people confuse what they mean when discussing Value Propositions, Benefits, and Features. Be clear with your product marketing.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

Be Frightened of Old Ideas

Idea Champions

About John Cage. Idea Champions. Want to upgrade your brainstorming? 50 quotes on the power of ideas. If you google "brainstorm training

Seeker Spotlight: NHS England

Innocentive

NHS England, along with its partners in the Healthy New Towns Programme, have just launched the Healthy New Towns Design Challenge. This Challenge is seeking ideas for new housing developments that foster health, well-being, and independence for residents.

NOT FINDING WHAT YOU'RE DIGGING FOR? Move the Hole!

Idea Champions

I like what Edward deBono once said about the phenomenon of creative people trying to get results, but coming up empty (and I paraphrase). "If If you are digging for oil and don't find any, move the hole!". Pretty simple, eh?