May, 2019

The Most Definitive Innovation Trait — Curiosity

Rocketspace

I have sat through numerous executive sessions on innovation at a multitude of Fortune 1000 corporations, and, something always strikes me as the observer.

Willing to Innovate? Start with Improving on Culture!

InnovationManagement

It is neither the business models nor the products that are innovative, but rather the minds behind them. Hence, nurturing a culture where people are willing to generate and execute on creative ideas is an essential skill for every innovation leader. The post Willing to Innovate?

Why Perfectionism Stifles Innovation

IdeaScale

Striving for excellence is not the same thing as demanding perfection. Striving for excellence opens up possibilities while demanding perfection attempts to carve outcomes in stone.

The Only Way to Understand (Innovation) Success is by Measuring Failure

HYPE Innovation

Success is a scarcity, especially in innovation. In fact, one of the few certainties in life is that everything will fail at some moment. Few innovations and experiments succeed, and even the biggest success stories end at one point.

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.

The Power of Silly Questions

Destination Innovation

Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men Books. In 1970, Roger Hargreaves’ 6-year-old son Adam asked his father a question. It was a question that only a child could ask. No adult would ever conceive of it. Adam said, ‘Daddy, what does a tickle look like?’.

Tart-up or Start up? Two innovation strategies for established companies

Idea to Value

The innovation game is not played on a level playing field.

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Innovation Capital Lies Within Organizational Learning

Paul Hobcraft

We need to know how to unlock the real value of innovation both personally and within the organization, we work for. If we do not fully understand where the innovation capital comes from, how new capital and stock can be provided, innovation will remain tentative, always stuttering along.

Is Artificial Intelligence The New Productivity Paradox?

Digital Tonto

There’s still so much we don’t yet see, for the simple reason that so much has yet to happen Related posts: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence Needs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Practices Innovation Managers Should Retire (And 4 to Keep)

HYPE Innovation

Every year, new tools, technologies, practices, and even full-rounded ideologies invade the innovation space. Those of us working in this space witness this change daily as we watch projects reach (or miss) their targets as a result of new information and tools used.

What if the current use of your product were banned?

Destination Innovation

Have you ever used a knife as a screwdriver or a shoe as a hammer? If so you repurposed a product for an application that the producer did not foresee. You put the product to another use.

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.

Podcast S2E35: Taylor Ryan – How corporations and start-ups benefit from collaboration

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the idea to value podcast, we speak with Taylor Ryan, CMO of Valuer.ai, about the benefits that both corporations and startups can get from collaborating. We discuss what it takes for startups to succeed with their innovation efforts and the danger of large established corporations from assuming that they won’t be disrupted. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:00 – Why corporations are starting to see the value in working with startups.

Health Technology Startups Changing the Landscape of Healthcare

Rocketspace

Global health care spending is projected to reach $10.06 trillion by 2022. There are several factors that can explain the dramatic increase in spending such as growing and aging global population, rising life expectancy, and increasing incidents of diseases.

Recognizing it is all about Value Creation

Paul Hobcraft

I am reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently, it answers everything but tells us so often nothing about how it is made up or it is truly present.

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The 7 stages of NPD and how to effectively manage product innovation

Exago

The process of developing a new product - whether it is a tangible, physical good or intangible, like a service, experience or belief - requires a systematic method to launch and commercialise it.

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!

Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?

Leapfrogging

Change your company’s structure to get bigger and better ideas. Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. But what’s the secret to getting it?

The Gladwell Trap

Digital Tonto

We can't believe everything we think. We need to ask the hard questions Related posts: The Selective Innovation Trap. The Gospel According to Gladwell. The Accidental Cartesians. What is a Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Fascinating new innovation: 3D colour X-rays

Idea to Value

If you think that all X-ray images can do is show you a picture of your skeleton, think again.

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Mobility Startups to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

The transportation industry is taking it up a gear. The value chain is no longer delineated by traditional players and their skill sets —instead, a more holistic mobility ecosystem is developing. As part of this evolution, there are several players vying to build a strong position from incumbents such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier one manufacturers to “new-school” tech-startups and opportunistic venture capitalists.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organization’s ways and wishes, especially the emphasis on working in structured, efficient and productive ways.

Want Innovative Answers? Ask Effective Questions!

IdeaScale

If somebody’s car won’t start, you don’t ask them “Did you keep turning the key until it started?” Yet, when getting the motor running for innovation, we too often ask questions not unlike that one.

How to Choose the Right Software for Concept Development

Leapfrogging

Concept development is where most businesses start when they think about launching a new product or service. Guest post by upBOARD . It is one of the early stages of the innovation process, and it is integral to the continued success of any organization.

Here’s What Most People Get Wrong About Minimum Viable Products

Digital Tonto

The advantage of creating an MVP is that it essentially acts as a research lab where you can safely test hypotheses and eliminate sources of uncertainty. Related posts: The Hair-On-Fire Use Case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Podcast S2E34: Catherine Orer – How artists can raise the value of their work

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Catherine Orer about what it takes for artists to raise the value of their work.

Top 5 Innovation Trends in 2019

Rocketspace

80% of executives think their current business models are at risk to be disrupted in the near future and 84% say their future success is extremely dependent on innovation. So, what are the five top innovation trends that will mark 2019, and where should businesses be placing their bets?

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7 Rules For Rebels, Heretics And Mavericks In Organizations

Game-Changer

Innovation is hard , it doesn’t happen by following a tried and true cookie cutter approach. It often begins when someone begins to think and act differently, usually in isolation, from the rest of an organization; challenging convention.

Motivate to Innovate: How?

IdeaScale

Engagement is a challenge even at the most innovative companies. Bringing in stakeholders across the board will take more than just a welcome email and a few meetings. Here’s how to gear your company for innovation, from the newest team member to the senior C-suite. Bring in The Highly Engaged.

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.

How to Build YOUR Best Innovation Process

InnovationManagement

How might we build a more efficient or effective innovation process? The post How to Build YOUR Best Innovation Process appeared first on Innovation Management. Collaborative Innovation Strategies

If You Want To Network Your Organization, Avoid These 4 Myths

Digital Tonto

Instead of trying to "break down silos," start thinking about how to connect them Related posts: How to Network Your Organization. If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths. The Synchronized. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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What Happens if You Try Taking Risk & Dealing With Uncertainty?

Mills-Scofield

Yuna Hur & Elaine Cheung - Versions of a Retail Pop-Up, Spring 2018. I’m honored to host a blog by one of my amazing mentees, Yuna Hur ‘18. Last year, as a senior, it was time to push academic limits 1 last time before graduating.

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Podcast S2E36: Amy Edmondson – Creating a culture of psychological safety

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Harvard Business School’s Professor Amy Edmondson about her concept of Psychological Safety.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.