November, 2019

Take Your Biggest Problem…and Skip It

Daniel Burrus

Every business runs into issues that can or will halt progress and cause the company to stagnate. These include slow cash flow, out-of-date technology, and long sales cycles; you name it, it likely exists.

Why context is more important than ideas

Jeffrey Phillips

Everyone has ideas - they are like the air, everywhere and ubiquitous. People who say they don't have any ideas are merely referring to their lack of ideas about a specific issue or in a specific setting. Everyone has ideas, all the time. What they often lack is context.

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Trying Painstorming Before Creative Problem Solving

BrainZooming

In business, you’re usually equal parts discovering problems AND using creative problem solving to address the issues. Yet, a client approached us to design and conduct a cross-operation innovation strategy engagement focused solely on identifying problems.

15 Things Leaders should Not Do – if they want Innovation.

Destination Innovation

We hear plenty of advice for leaders on what they should do to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in their organizations. It might be smarter to just stop making some of the common mistakes which inhibit innovation. Here is a list of things that leaders should definitely not do.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Designing Strong Experiments

Franziska Beeler and Tendayi Viki

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well.

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The Innovation Leader’s Secret Superpower: Curiosity

IdeaScale

It’s the people who ask questions that innovate. One common quote about science you often hear is “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’

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Innovation Intelligence – 4 Thinking Tools for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

This continues on from an Innovation Excellence blog I wrote last month about how personality types can influence innovation capability.

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What’s the Best Idea Criteria for Innovation Programs?

InnovationManagement

One of the most popular webinars that IdeaScale has ever hosted is our webinar on how to select the best ideas. We are constantly being asked by our customers and prospects, “how do I know a good idea when I see one?”

Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (Part 2)

Innovation Excellence

If you are following along, I’m writing a series of posts about the opportunities and challenges with the way we think about and implement the concepts behind explore and exploit. In my first post I wrote a short introduction to the topic.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

The Truth Behind Netflix’s Incredible Success

Digital Tonto

What made Netflix successful wasn’t just one big idea. In fact, just about every assumption they made when they started the company was wrong. Rather, it was what they learned along the way that made. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Innovation Is About More Than Technology

Game-Changer

There’s this belief that technology is innovation. It’s a limiting belief. I get it, it’s sexy. It gets a lot of attention, but innovation is about more than technology. You can innovate in business model, management, processes and other areas too.

Innovation is a Lifestyle, Not a Bunch of Metrics

Innovation Excellence

Far too many supposed innovation experts believe that measuring activities is critical to success. Maybe. Maybe not so much. At least for the big stuff. Innovation activities simply for the sake of doing something without context and insight from the measure may be in fact very misleading.

Understanding the Innovation Landscape needed for Enabling Technologies in the World’s Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

During this September to November 2019 period, I deliberately chose to have a 100% focus on the energy transition that the world is committing to undertaking, of reversing the rising global climate temperatures through a shift from fossil fuels to increasing commitments to renewables.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Focus on the Problem, not the Customer’s Request

Destination Innovation

Image by William Iven from Pixabay. The best innovations solve real problems. They provide solutions that customers are prepared to pay money for. So it seems to make sense that we should listen carefully to customer requests. But this can be a mistake.

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12 years of Exago, in numbers!

Exago

Today, we're celebrating 12 years of bringing innovation together. Instead of sharing what we have achieved in that time, we take a look at some rather different numbers behind the Exago scenes. The post 12 years of Exago, in numbers! appeared first on Exago. Blog anniversary innovation

5 Steps to Brainstorm the Future of Your Market

HYPE Innovation

This is the second blog post in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight.

Technology And Globalization Have Failed Us

Digital Tonto

Technology alone will not save us. To solve complex challenges like inequality, climate change and the rise of authoritarianism we need to take a complex, network based approach. We need to build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

Podcast S3E45: Ron Carucci – The four pillars of successful leaders

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Ron Carucci, Founder of Navalent and an expert on assessing and building leadership capabilities in teams.

So are we doing enough in the Energy and Urbanization Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent SIEW Opening Keynote Address , entitled “ Accelerating Energy Transformation ,” Cedrik Nike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, asked the question to the audience: Are we doing enough? Sadly he only had ten minutes.

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Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

IdeaScale

Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

Keep your eye on the prize: a clear goal is dimension 3 of successful innovation

Exago

Innovating successfully in 2020 requires good leadership, a people-first strategy and, as dimension 3 of our guide shows, setting clear, tangible goals and measuring a broad range of results.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

Exclusive: Overcoming innovation roadblocks (Part 2)

Adam Zuchetti

How Artificial Intelligence Is Forcing Us To Answer Some Very Human Questions

Digital Tonto

The dilemma that confronts us now is that when machines replace tasks that were once thought of as innately human, we must redefine ourselves and that raises thorny questions about our relationship. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

Idea to Value

Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation.

Focusing on Innovation for our Energy Transition we are all undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

When you are undertaking such a transformation in any system like energy, innovation becomes vital to inject new forces of dynamism and creative thinking to tackling such a change.

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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.

How to Identify Leaders among Your Staff

IdeaScale

Innovation can’t thrive without leadership. Innovation leadership is emerging as a primary need of today’s businesses. Does your present team contain potential innovation leadership? It’s likely if you take time to identify them.?. It isn’t enough to have an outstanding leadership team today.

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Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups

Exago

The Web Summit 2019 was as amazing as ever. With over 70,000 attendees, Exago joined the crème de la crème of tech and innovation at the Altice Arena in Lisbon this week. The post Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups appeared first on Exago.

The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Innovation Excellence

Intrapreneurship is an employee(s) initiative for developing new business within established ?rms, rms, somehow different from the core business.

4 Things To Know About How Technology Will Evolve Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

Over the next ten years, we’re likely to see nascent technologies hit their stride and create completely new industries. The time to prepare is now. Related posts: Materials Science May Be The Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.