November, 2018

Six Lessons From Corporations With The Best Innovation Culture

Rocketspace

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Getting the right question is half the battle

Jeffrey Phillips

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

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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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.

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.

Solving the 'Who are My Stakeholders' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers’ Guide

HYPE Innovation

I was recently asked a very down-to-earth question: “Where do you find answers to practical issues in innovation management?” To this, I’d normally reply forums, journals, HBR , Springwise , and Scenario Magazine. They’re all sources I recommend on a regular basis.

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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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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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Stan Lee: 3 Lessons To Unlock Your Inner Visionary

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. We lost a great one! Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic 4, X-Men and other super-heroes died yesterday. He leaves a legacy of inspiration behind that will keep inspiring many more generations.

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!

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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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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When Innovation Goes Wrong, We Shouldn’t Blame Technology, But Ourselves

Digital Tonto

The unintentional consequences of technology have less to do with the relationship between us and our inventions than it does between us and each other. Related posts: The Story Of Technology. How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Martin Heidegger

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

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?

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.

Here’s to 11 years making innovation come together

Exago

Exago has come a long way since we embarked on our innovation adventure 11 years ago. In that time, we have seen thousands of brilliant ideas come to life, and we couldn't have done that without our greatest inspiration: our clients. The post Here’s to 11 years making innovation come together appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago innovation-journey purpose

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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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.

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.

How Trust Can Be A Competitive Advantage

Digital Tonto

The costs for a breach in trust are higher than you think and appear to be rising Related posts: Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage. Generosity Can Be A Competitive Advantage. How To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Culture Leadership

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.

Best Practices for Managing Multiple Stakeholders in the Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Innovation is about diplomacy as well as creativity. Central to any innovation process is stakeholder management. Any idea that you have will have ripples up and down both your company and your vendors, customers, government agencies you work with, and even the general public, in some cases.

Connecting the dots for the future at the Web Summit 2018

Exago

We are around and connecting with business leaders to empower people within companies to build what’s coming next together. Get in touch to meet via the Web Summit app: Diana Carvalho and Andreia Dias. The post Connecting the dots for the future at the Web Summit 2018 appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago business transformation ideas innovation-journey innovation-results innovationacrossborders Portugal web summit

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.

When the Box is the Limit

Innovation Excellence

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Walter Vandervelde, author of the compelling new book When the Box is the Limit. Walter believes that creativity is a mindset. Creativity is his profession, and he adores inspiring and helping people to develop their creative potential.

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?

Surviving Victory

Digital Tonto

The question that lays before us now is not so much which policies will be put in place, but whether we will ever be able to reach a national consensus based on shared values. Related posts: The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Movements Surviving Victory Transformation

5 Steps to Motivating Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rocketspace

For any growth-oriented enterprise or business, accelerating entrepreneurship and innovation is a top priority. The savviest businesses will even build dedicated innovation teams or join a corporate innovation program to drive increased. Corporate Innovation

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.