August, 2020

Why Consensus Kills Innovation

Digital Tonto

Big ideas are never easy. Almost by definition, they are unlikely, fraught with risk and often counterintuitive. They need champions to inspire and empower beliefs around them. That’s why leadership. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics

IdeaScale

Today’s business climate is uncertain. Disruption, exponential growth, and the technology landscape contribute to the need for constant innovation. Company leaders can no longer formulate a business model and rely on the five-year plan. Instead, organizations need change to thrive and grow.

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3 of the Best Uses for AI in Our New Normal

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Advances in artificial intelligence continue to provide entrepreneurs with exciting ways to improve their companies. Future of Work

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Gibbard and Tamborello. In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast.

Register Today for RIDG’s Return on Innovation: Webinar Series

Speaker: Michelle Royal, Founder of RIDG

Join RIDG's Chief Innovation Officer, Michelle Royal, for a free 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET. You’ll learn how to lead your business to a new frontier in a time of disruption and prepare for the future despite intense financial and mental constraints of a pandemic. This is the first webinar of a three-part series on how innovation produces higher profits and happier people. RIDG helps companies make strategic financial decisions and empowers their teams to grow the business.

Podcast S4E73: Robert Lowe – How LEGO invests in new innovations and partnerships

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Rob Lowe, head of Value Creation and Marketing at LEGO Ventures. We speak about what innovation and creativity mean at Lego, and how they look for partners to invest in.

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Exago and Número 7 launch N7 e-commerce for businesses to conquer their digital space

Exago

With COVID-19 massively accelerating digital transformation, Exago and Número 7 join efforts to launch the N7 e-commerce offer and help businesses find new routes and spaces to welcome customers online.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

Jeffrey Phillips

For those of you who were listening to radio and, yes, buying compact discs back in the 1990s, you may recognize the headline of this post as the title to an R.E.M It also depicts what innovators and entrepreneurs should be thinking in the middle of this COVID epidemic.

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Strategy In A Post-Digital World

Digital Tonto

The truth is that the future tends to surprise us and nobody can say for sure what the next few decades will look like. Strategy, therefore, can’t depend on prediction. However, what we can do is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Taking The Guesswork Out of Innovation

Strategyzer

To manage an innovation portfolio and make the right investment decisions, you need metrics to measure progress of projects in your portfolio. But many organisations we work with fall into the trap of using execution metrics on innovation projects. We believe innovation needs its own metrics.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Podcast S4E75: Byron Lopez – How South Park produces a show in only a week

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Byron Lopez, who is a Technical Director on the award-winning animated TV show South Park.

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Constructing an innovation conversation framework is never easy, we all come at it in different ways and when it comes to those strategic conversations, we feel a sense of panic and growing tension as our messages begin to fray at the edges and slip more into tactical, the more we talk.

Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma

Exago

Inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration are the foundations of Almaroma, the latest partner to join Exago’s growing global network. The post Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration inclusivity innovation partnership sustainability

The important gap between capability and need

Jeffrey Phillips

I'll be writing occasionally for my friends at the Collective - a group focused on autonomy, mobility and the use of drones. I think this group has an excellent opportunity to create new solutions and influence new products.

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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!

We Need To Unlock The Power Of Cause And Effect

Digital Tonto

Our historic inability to encode a basic understanding of cause and effect relationships into our algorithms has been a serious impediment to making machines truly smart. Clearly, we need to do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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And the Winner Is… Announcing 2020 Innovation Management Awards

IdeaScale

Since 2015, the Innovation Management Awards, presented by IdeaScale, have sought out the best innovation strategists, designers, and approaches. 2020’s field was a tough one to narrow down, as innovation management has spread from the smallest businesses to the biggest conglomerates.

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

Idea to Value

This video is quite interesting, if you’re interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day.

Do you recognize your innovators leaders position?

Paul Hobcraft

Often innovation succeeds or fails by the personal involvement and engagement of a ‘selected’ few. Recognizing the types of innovation leadership might help you manage the innovation work a little better. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader?

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.

Don’t let great ideas escape with the new Exago Smart app

Exago

Marking quite a challenging year for businesses worldwide, we at Exago are thrilled to launch the new Exago Smart enterprise innovation app to mobilise people to find solutions together.

Innovation is a harsh mistress

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a big fan of science fiction. There's really nothing more interesting to me than to think about how the future will unfold, and science fiction is a great way to project what may happen with society and technology in many different future settings.

How To Design Your Organization For Transformation

Digital Tonto

In today’s highly connected marketplace, the world has become fast and hierarchies are simply too slow. That’s why the desire for change is not nearly as important as the will to prepare for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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Five Ways to Engage Customers in Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Customers are the key stakeholders in your innovation process. Yet involving them can often be the most challenging part of building a better approach to their needs. Here are five ways to get them involved.

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.

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator’s Solution and the Strategy Paradox.

Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

Often you hear the request made: “Can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”.

5 Customer or User Journey Mapping Templates from Miro

InnovationTraining.org

These templates can help you better understand the customer or user experience. One of our favorite design thinking and innovation software tools , Miro, offers templates and resources for innovators looking to better explore and understand user experience and the customer journey.

How to Select the Next Best Test from the Experiment Library

Strategyzer

We are excited about the popularity of Testing Business Ideas. One of the main reasons we wrote the book was to get beyond just a list of experiments. Simply running a bunch of experiments to see what happens will create an illusion of progress.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Happy 11th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Thanks for all of the support over the past 11 years. Here are some of my favorite posts over the last year or so. Related posts: Happy 2nd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 8th Birthday Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Socially Responsible Innovation Part One: For-Profit Companies

IdeaScale

Corporations have struggled with the balance between profit and the greater good since the beginning of capitalism.

Podcast S4E72: Mark Batey – How our environment affects our creativity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak again with creativity researcher Professor Mark Batey from the Manchester Metropolitan University.