Tue.May 14, 2019

Guilt isn’t Noble. 3 Ways to Better Respond to Failure.


It was the beginning of 2018 and I believed that I was on the cusp of “the next big thing.” ” After nine months of hard work, I had built a platform called Educo with TED Talk speakers to help them turn their content into step-by-step applications that people could use to take action on the advice from their talks. The idea of helping individuals take action on expert advice had been a dream of mine for years – and finally it was about to become a reality.

Why Your Innovation Center Will Fail

Innovation Excellence

If you work for a big, established company, you’ve probably been noticing the sudden rise of a new trend: the innovation lab. Companies as diverse as Delta Air Lines, Target, Google, Pfizer, Marriott, Autodesk, Fidelity Investments, Ford, Verizon, and Stanley Black & Decker are jumping on the bandwagon. Most don’t deliver. Open innovation labs like this bring The. Innovation

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Crowdsourcing Trends Shaping the Future of Innovation


Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. Essentially, it is the process of obtaining information or ideas from as many people as possible whom are not associated with your business.

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Creating Collaborative Workplace Cultures

Innovation Excellence

Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Yet, according to Gallup, CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture. This is because culture is more about connecting with & sharing people’s. collaboration culture Innovation change growth Leadership success

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Taking an Audience-Centric Approach During the Tech Adoption Lifecycle


Most marketing professionals understand that insight into the hearts and minds of your customers is central to successful product innovation. But which customers? Who is going to buy my product first? What happens after that? How can I eventually grow my customer base to one billion people? The post Taking an Audience-Centric Approach During the Tech Adoption Lifecycle appeared first on Innovation Management.

The Great Extinction

The Future Shapers

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period…”.

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Understanding Tech Scouting's Split-Competency Model


Imagine you are the leader of a newly formed External Technologies Sourcing team at a large company in the heavy equipment industry. A product group has come to you, asking for help. They are building a new generation of self-repairing machines. Progress has been made, but the product group lacks experience and sophistication in developing several of the key digital technologies. This is great news.

Expanding Innovation at Our NYC Deep Dive

Innovation Leader

At our recent New York City Deep Dive event, leaders from around the US met in New York to discuss tactics for starting and expanding innovation initiatives. See photos

Your Seven-Minute Guide to Strategy Deployment Software


I recently read that it takes the average person about eight minutes to read 1000 words. You’re smarter than average, and this post isn’t quite that long, so you can read it and get the essential information you need about strategy deployment software in probably less than seven minutes. That’s terrific because there are so many technologies available to help you achieve better business results that no one has the time to read lengthy explanations about all of them.

#1,500 – PDK Plastic

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The creation of plastic in 1907 was a revolutionary breakthrough that changed society in the decades to come. To appreciate just how big this impact was just think about how many things there are in our daily lives from silverware to toys that are made from plastic. Modern airplanes include plastic. About half of your car is made from plastic as well. Tennis rackets include it. So too do stents given to heart attack patients. They even make up most pairs of eye glasses.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Success Story: How DMK Group established a high-performance Trend Management


Supported by ITONICS Radar and ITONICS Inspirator, the DMK Group implemented a powerful trend management process from scouting to the derivation of new business opportunities and scoutet over 2,000 relevant inspirations. The post Success Story: How DMK Group established a high-performance Trend Management appeared first on. Articles-Blog

What a Journalist Can Teach Lean Startups about Customer Interviews

Grasshopper Herder

Customer discovery tips from a writer who’s interviewed everyone from astronauts to zookeepers. The post What a Journalist Can Teach Lean Startups about Customer Interviews appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup User Experience & Research Generative Market Research Guest Post Interview Methods

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Success Story: How DMK Group established a high-performance Trend Management


The increasing pressure to innovate through mass digitization of economy and society demands a paradigm shift from incremental innovation to disruptive and strategic innovations. The post Success Story: How DMK Group established a high-performance Trend Management appeared first on. Articles-Blog

InnoCentive and DTEK Partner to Bring New Energy Solutions and Technology Through Open Innovation


London, May 14 th , 2019 — Emanuele Volpe, Chief Innovation Officer at DTEK, a strategic holding company and Ukraine’s largest energy holding, and Alph Bingham, President and Chairman of InnoCentive, the open innovation and crowdsourcing company, announced the signing of a new agreement that will leverage global crowdsourcing networks to create new and innovative solutions in support of DTEK’s energy and sustainability initiatives. InnoCentive News

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Brown Bag Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Brown Bag Innovation. “Innovation is everybody’s job.” ” Gregg Fraley, keynote speech, circa 2006. “Innovation is everybody’s job, but you have to provide smart ways to contribute” Gregg Fraley, keynote speech, 2019. . I’m excited to talk to you about a new offering, Brown Bag Innovation. It’s a lunch time workshop for those who are typically not involved in focused innovation efforts. It’s designed to help change cultures.