November, 2018

Six Lessons From Corporations With The Best Innovation Culture

Rocketspace

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Getting the right question is half the battle

RTI Innovation Advisors

I return once again to one of my favorite sayings, by Stephen Covey, who said (I'm paraphrasing): sharpen the saw before you start cutting the wood. It's a really simple thought - do the right things to prepare before you start a big task, but we lose sight of what adequate preparation looks like in so many activities. There are several reasons for this. First, many corporate activities are second nature. We know how to do them by heart, so preparation feels like wasted time.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid when Measuring Innovation

InnovationManagement

Measuring innovation is one of the most ambiguous tasks when engaging in innovation management. Because of the complex nature of innovation, finding the right metrics is far from being simple. Enabling Factors Strategies

Overwhelmed, underwhelmed at the Web Summit, Lisbon

Paul Hobcraft

I am taking the opportunity to review the Web Summit, held in Lisbon last week of 5th (evening) to 8th November 2018. The Web Summit, originally Dublin Web Summit, is a technology conference held annually since 2009. The company was founded by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly, and Daire Hickey.

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.

Disasters can open the door for Innovation

Destination Innovation

A catastrophe produces an unexpected set of circumstances and this can lead to opportunities for innovation. In January 1992 a container with 29,000 plastic bath toys was washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean. They were manufactured in China and were on route to the USA.

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5 Breakthrough Computer Vision Startups to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Vision is a dominant sense used to interpret the world. Computers now have the same capability. Computer vision enables a machine or computer to obtain data and information from images or multi-dimensional data sources to transform them into valuable insights.

Why Measuring Innovation Sentiment is Essential

IdeaScale

Metrics tell you if you’re working. Building a great platform and designing a positive innovation strategy that reflects both company culture and vision is a good beginning for any organization looking to become or remain a leader in their industry.

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Breaking the patterns for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

As far as one-hit wonders go, there are few bands that I listened to more than a band called the Godfathers back in the 80s and early 90s. They had a song that was meant to encapsulate our lived experience. The title? Birth, school, work, death. This is the pattern that we all live. More importantly, each of us has a fairly regular pattern for our work lives: get up, go to work, go to meetings, work on some deliverables, drive home, eat dinner. Rinse and repeat.

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Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

As we start to think about the next year, (is it here already?) it is a time of reflection and some forward thinking. We do need to make some real changes. From my standpoint, I am simply amazed at how the world seems to be spinning faster and faster.

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.

Innovation Insights from the Founder of Sony

Destination Innovation

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1921. His father owned a business brewing sake. It had been in the family for 14 generations and it was expected that Akio, the oldest son, would step into the business but the boy was more interested in electronics than in brewing.

Why You Should Master The Art Of Storytelling

Game-Changer

Humans have been telling stories for as long as anyone can remember. In fact, stories are the way we have a ‘collective memory’ at all.

The 4 Essentials of an Effective Corporate Innovation Strategy

Rocketspace

Today, businesses are in a constant sprint to outpace one another. In recent years, we've seen greater technological innovation than ever before. These next-generation product or service innovations are specially designed to fulfill. Corporate Innovation

How Technology Changes Our Home in the Most Unexpected Ways

IdeaScale

Technology is constantly changing our lives. It improved our communication and transportation, it increased the pace of business and development, it’s changed government and our families. It has also impacted our home in the most unexpected ways.

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 "whole product" is more relevant than ever

RTI Innovation Advisors

You simply must tip your hat to Geoffrey Moore and others who created the concept of the "whole product". I've written about this concept several times, and I raise it again because the underlying ideas are about to become really important in innovation circles. If you haven't read Crossing the Chasm or aren't quite familiar with what a " whole product " is, then it may make sense to go and read up.

Innovating in the digital age- a terrific report

Paul Hobcraft

The report from Arthur D Little “ Innovating in the digital age- a cross-industry exploration ” has to be the one report that really stands out for me from this year. I highly recommend it.

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Protect the Areas that are not showing Hits.

Destination Innovation

Abraham Wald was born in 1902 in Transylvania which was part of Austria–Hungary and is now in Romania. His family were devout Jews who would not allow the boy to attend school on Saturdays so he was home-schooled by his parents.

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Innovation Dies When Fear Rules

Game-Changer

Whenever I get asked by executives about how their companies can innovate they expect me to respond with a prescriptive 3 to 5 point checklist of things that will solve all of their problems. Instead, I respond with a question: what are you doing to impede it?

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.

5 Corporate Innovation Ideas You Can Steal From These Top Organizations

Rocketspace

The world's leading enterprise organizations frequently look to other businesses for inspiration. From product design and development to marketing and customer service, there are a thousand opportunities to learn from your. Corporate Innovation

What Makes a Great Idea!?

IdeaScale

Our CEO was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times and asked a number of thought-provoking questions about innovation: what sorts of companies struggle with innovation , why is it hard to get an innovation program started, and more.

The End of the Beginning, for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

It's a sign of maturity and experience to be able to determine just where you are in a journey, and I think the time has come to put some stakes in the ground about just exactly where we all are in regards to our innovation journeys.

Interview with Launchstreet About How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Braden Kelley

I was fortunate enough to join Tamara Kleinberg of GoToLaunchStreet, a TED speaker and entrepreneur recently for an interview for her Launchstreet podcast.

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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!

Six tips to help you think better at chess – and in general.

Destination Innovation

Here are some thinking tips to help make you a better chess player. Funnily enough the same approaches can be very helpful in other walks of life too. Develop your pieces. At the start of the game don’t move the same piece several times or launch a premature attack with just one or two pieces.

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Start With The User In Mind When Integrating New Technology Into A Process

Game-Changer

Companies with a restricted view of innovation can miss opportunities to create new value for customers and themselves. The restriction is their perspective on innovation, like believing that technology by itself is innovation; it’s not.

How Tech Startups Fit Into a Corporate Product Development Strategy

Rocketspace

For many industry-leading enterprises, a partnership with a high-growth tech startup has helped to unlock valuable product development opportunities. With support from a value-driven and agile startup partner, corporates can effortlessly test and optimize products in a controlled environment.

Digital Transformation Is Human Transformation

Digital Tonto

The high value work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines. Get the human part right and the technology will take care of itself. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Digital Transformation

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?