Thu.Aug 22, 2019

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger


Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.

8 books every innovation pro should read

Board of Innovation

A few years ago, we published a list of 7 top-notch books on innovation. Since then, sequels have been released and our field has evolved, so it’s time for us to make a few additions.

Creatives Build Rural Economies

Gregg Fraley

Rural Development Hinges On The Creative Class. Attracting the Creative Class is About Culture, Tolerance, and Quality of Life. Where Creative Workers Locate is Where Innovation and New Businesses Happen, Site Locations Follow.

Customer experience is about to undergo a significant transformation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been writing lately about the intersection of innovation and digital transformation, first because it is a very current topic and second because there are fascinating possibilities as innovation and digital transformation collide.

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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.

Are Doctors Linkedin or Linkedout?

Innovation Excellence

I think doctors have linkedout. Others have offered reasons why. Some disagree claiming that 1M doctors and nurses are on Linkedin. While that may be true, as the owner of a group that is approaching 30,000 members, I’ve observed: 1. Linkedin is mostly about finding a job.

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The Five-Step Approach to Disruptive Thinking

Innovation Leader

Luke Williams of NYU walks through the five steps of disruptive thinking, the “hybrid” approach to innovation, and what innovators can learn from professional chefs

A Business In The Spotlight

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Some of you might be a little bit intimidated by a business that always seems to be in the spotlight, but that’s exactly what you want in the era that we’re going through at the minute.

Top Style & Personality Assessments to Understand Your Employees

Understanding your employees work style and personality traits can increase productivity and employee satisfaction and reduce turnover. According to a 2017 workplace survey, 67% of HR professionals are using personality tests and pre-employment testing to better understand potential hires.

Starting Your Own Business: How To Figure Out Your Finances

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Most people who start their own businesses do so because they’ve had an amazing idea that they want to share with the world. But as it turns out, business is about a whole lot more than having great ideas.

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.

Convenience Trumps Everything Else

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I have realised this truth: Convenience trumps everything else. If you think about it, almost everything that we do, we do because it is convenient, not because it is the right thing to do, not what we say we want to do, but what is convenient to do. We want to eat healthy. But we end up eating fast food or canned food because it is convenient to order something on the supermarket aisle or order a fast food, than going to the market, buying vegetables, cook fresh food and eat it.

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Unexpected Business Decisions

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Getting Your Hands Dirty. So your best cleaner has just called in sick, and you have an important meeting today? Pick up that toilet brush! That’s the thing about owning your own business, everything falls to your feet if it goes wrong.

Top 5 Benefits of Chatbots for Your Business


At the Facebook Developer Conference, David Marcus, Vice President of Facebook Message Products, revealed that the number of active bots in Messenger has risen from 100,000 to 300,000 in just one year. As you can see, spreading your message to a large public is one of the greatest benefits of chatbots. Although surprising, the growth of this type of strategy is more than justified: chatbots bring a lot of benefits to organizations and the market has realized that.

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Break Out From A Culture Of Inefficiency

The Human Factor

contributed post –. As much as we like to pretend that everything is fine is our day-to-day work life, we can’t deny that stress is quietly eating away at our mental health. Is there such a thing as a day without stress?

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!

Open Innovation XPRIZE For Seafloor Mapping


A new way to autonomously map the sea floor for longer periods in a variety of environments and in a fraction of the time it takes traditional manned vessels

Signs That Your Business Needs Outside Funding in Order to Progress

The Human Factor

contributed post –. Every now and then, our business will reach a state where we feel like we’ve hit a dead end. We’re still increasing profits and we’re still growing our customer base, but we’re also unable to progress any further due to a lack of funds.

Are AI and Machine Learning Leading your Brand Astray?


Search for ‘AI and customer acquisition’ on Google and you will get over 30 Million results. Clearly, there is much hype surrounding AI, machine learning and other emerging technologies as they relate to improving customer acquisition efforts – and rightfully so. By leveraging real-time data analytics through machine learning, companies are able to become much more efficient in identifying, engaging and converting potential buyers.

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Driving Quarterly Results Thwarts Innovation


The IRI conference attracts Leaders in Innovation from all over the globe to talk about everything R&D. While these companies span a wide variety of industries, many innovators were seeking solutions to similar problems.

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.

Brunner PROfile: Create Synergy Between Legacy and Agency


Over the ten weeks I spent interning at Brunner, I found myself being both challenged and amazed. I’ve learned more about myself than I could have possibly imagined and met amazing people who have provided me with invaluable advice to further my career in the advertising industry. Among them are 12 tips and takeaways for those interning at an ad agency: The environment is fast-paced , and I mean run to your next meeting fast-paced. Get ready to get your steps in for the day.