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 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?’.

Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

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.

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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.

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.

Understanding future conditions is vital to create innovative solutions

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm just wrapping up another project that's focused on trend spotting and scenario planning, working to help a client company understand the emerging competitive conditions their business will face in the next 5-7 years. While foresighting, trend spotting and scenario planning are exceptionally valuable, many innovation projects simply ignore the benefits they can receive from doing this work. Instead innovators plunge in to create the products and services they believe customers need.

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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.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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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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! ]].

Why Your Organizational Structure is Fundamentally Incapable of Innovation

Rocketspace

The RocketSpace team was in Austin attending South by Southwest (SXSW) where 85,000 attendees discussed disrupting their markets with implementation of the newest systems and technologies.

5 Habits That Will Make You A Better Futurist

Game-Changer

You can’t predict the future, you have to create it. Still, a main component of doing innovation is forecasting ; understanding what drives the future. This is something I get asked about a lot, and don’t claim to be a futurist.

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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.

Digital Transformation, Data and Innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

In my last post I tried to illustrate the importance (and the challenges) of data to digital transformation. This is often a complex and difficult idea for people to understand - why is "data" so hard? Why can't computer systems work more effectively?

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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.

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.

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! ]].

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.

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?

How To Manage Misfits And Not Kill Your Company

Game-Changer

Rebels, misfits, renegades, heretics or troublemakers whatever you call them, are commonly seen as difficult to work with. Because their strengths (driven, talented, smart and impatient in achieving outcomes) can sometimes make them come across as a s and go rogue.

Digital Innovation meets As a service

RTI Innovation Advisors

For a while now I've been considering the impact of all the emerging digital transformation tools on innovation. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and a host of other technologies will have a bit impact on how corporations conduct work and create new insights and new products and services.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

The Power of Brand: It Starts With Trust

Game-Changer

I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan and have written about how the Jordan brand has driven culture and stayed relevant; even though MJ has been retired for almost 20 years. Air Jordan’s are highly coveted, specifically the older ones.

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?