Mon.Jan 07, 2019

What 2019 holds for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I wrote my obligatory look back at 2018 article on innovation recently, so it is natural that we should turn our attention to where innovation will take us in 2019. In the 2018 review I made some disparaging remarks about Apple, which may or may not have caused it to lose a tremendous amount of market capitalization. Or perhaps the stock was overvalued and Apple has become more interested in margin than in innovation. I'll let you, gentle reader, be the judge.

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Trade Hubris for Humility


Salko ‘21, Kyra ‘20, Jake ‘20, me, Matt ‘18.5, Nate ‘19, John ‘21, Samanee ‘19. One of the reasons I love mentoring students is because it keeps me learning, exploring , questioning and challenging my beliefs – keeping me relevant and useful to the world (I hope!).

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A reorganization viewed from the inside, with Fly The Nest

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Since our first article with Fly The Nest in November 2016, it has come a long way. Digital & Internet Execution Innovation Agile Cédric Mao Erwann Rosier Fly the Nest Leadership Organization Purpose Scale-up Spotify Squad Start-up Vision

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Food for Thought: Innovation Menu for 2019

Innovation Excellence

Food for Thought is my new pop-up restaurant where people who can think (our innovation experts) serve their ideas to people who can’t (everyone else). STARTERS The Next Big Thing It’s different every day!

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.

3 Innovative Projects with Ideanote to Get '19 Started


What better way to start this new year than to put actions behind words on that innovative organization culture of yours? An Ideanote project can help you with that. As an all-in-one innovation platform, Ideanote can be successfully used in a manner of different ways.

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Presenting and publishing OI research

Open Innovation

It’s a new year, and many OI scholars are preparing work for submitting to conferences, special issues and regular issues of journals. Since I didn’t blog a lot in 2018, I thought this would be a good time to share some thoughts about presenting and publishing OI research. 2019 Conferences Most scholars know about the Academy annual meeting , which in 2019 is returning to Boston; in fact, many of us are already stressing about January 15 (full paper) deadline.

Here’s How To Keep Your Data Project From Running Of The Rails

Innovation Excellence

We were told that “data is the new oil.” The Internet of Things combined with the ability to store massive amounts of data and powerful new analytical techniques like machine learning would help derive important new insights, automate processes and transform business models. It seemed like a massive opportunity. Yet Gartner analyst Nick Heudecker? estimates. Technology Big Data data Data Analytics

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Power of the Global Crowd

The Future Shapers

Going it alone, maybe inside your business or working with the wider community? Closed or Open Innovation? In this hyper-connected world which one is going to enable you to innovate efficiently and effectively? Big questions that are still very much challenging the leading academics and organisations across the world. This thought piece will explore the work of James Surowiecki and his view in the power of crowds.

Avoid These Legal Pitfalls For Startups

The Human Factor

Image source. Contributed post –. The law is in place to protect everyone, and the chances are that you know enough about it to ensure you don’t end up in hot water in your normal life. But when you are just starting out in business, there is a whole new field of things to consider.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

#1,436 – Edible Cotton

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

If we’re going to feed the world’s ever expanding population then we’re going to need to think outside the box. To come up with some innovative new farming techniques in order to create highly efficient sources of protein.

Unlocking Creativity Released Today, January 7th!

Michael Roberto

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported me throughout the process of writing my latest book, Unlocking Creativity. The book launches today, published by Wiley. Here's a quick recap: If you think your enterprise needs to hire its way to creativity, think again.

#1,435 – 2019 Breakthrough Nominee: DNA Based Artificial Intelligence

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

One of the biggest buzzwords and trends in 2018 was Artificial Intelligence. AI was everywhere you looked from the Echo speaker in your living room to the algorithms powering your Facebook feed and Google searches.