September, 2016

6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate

Digital Tonto

From corporate giants to startups to world class labs, here are the 6 things every successful innovator has in common. Related posts: If You Want To Innovate, Follow These 5 Rules. How Wells Fargo. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Creating the Physical Space for Innovation

Hype

Building spaces for innovation is a hot topic these days. Whether you call them innovation hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs, accelerators or hotspots you can hardly turn a street corner or a magazine page before you bump into another example.

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Lean Startup: Why Every Corporate Innovation Team Should Consider It

Rocketspace

While Lean Startup methodology is employed most often by high-growth startups, the iterative “build-measure-learn" process that makes it so popular among tech entrepreneurs also makes it a great framework for corporate innovation teams to test concepts.

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Resources and Scale Don’t Guarantee Innovation

Game-Changer

I was recently invited to talk at INIDE University to a group of MBA students about how to manage for innovation.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Innovation Excellence

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “Most Innovative Companies 2014” survey.

Spotting Disruption: 5 Industries Ready for Transformation

Rocketspace

It's easy to see what makes Uber or Tesla disruptive businesses now, but sniffing out the early-stage ventures that will go on to reshape an industry can be far more difficult.

Getting out of the Building, Going Cross-Industry for Seeking Out Radical Ideas

Paul Hobcraft

We all value those times when we can slip away from our desk, from the computer or phone and just simply step outside. Some do this because of a necessity of topping up their nicotine levels or finding a few moments for having a chat, others just simply to step away, relax a little and freshen up.

Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

Idea to Value

INSEAD Business School, along with Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have just released their analysis of the world’s most innovative countries for 2016.

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Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Where in the world is the audience for your open innovation programme?

Exago

As we've seen before, you’ll have to create audience-centric content to capture your open innovation audience. But, you should consider to locate suitable community places, as well as aligning your communication messages with your targets, places, channels and value pools.

4 Things Managers Need To Know About Data

Digital Tonto

The truth is that it’s not enough to be “data driven.” Today’s managers need to take care to prepare their data so that it reflects reality, understand what types of analysis to apply, derive. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How to Run a Successful Innovation Challenge

Innovation Excellence

Nothing is more intriguing, inspiring, and engaging than a good old-fashioned challenge. Whether you want to build a culture of innovation, reach employees in a meaningful way, or search for immediate ideas to solve pressing problems, an innovation challenge may be the answer.

The One Question Your Managers Should Be Asking To Spark Innovation

Rocketspace

A May 2016 survey of 170 large companies with revenues greater than $1 billion found that 82.4 percent have implemented lean startup methodologies to some extent. Another 9.4 percent of companies are exploring implementing programs.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Creating Meaningful Organizations - Learnings from the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting

Hype

Making organizations meaningful. Noble pursuit and this year’s theme at the Academy of Management’s 76th Annual Meeting (AOM) where close to 10,000 students, scholars, and professionals in the management and organization space gathered to discuss companies’ raison d’être. The Innovation Manager

10 Famous inventions that were the culmination of other people’s work

Idea to Value

A dirty (yet open) secret about innovation is that most great breakthroughs don’t happen thanks to a single lone genius.

So how do you manage exploiting and exploring for Innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

So how do businesses organise their structures to be able to simultaneously manage the needs to exploit and explore innovation?

How IBM Is Building A Business Around Watson

Digital Tonto

Today, Watson has become much more than a clever parlor trick, but a potentially huge line of business for IBM. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. How Data Will Transform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Learn from the Best: Google’s Nine Principles of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Google is widely considered, by both the general public and business experts, to be one of the most innovative companies in the world.

What Corporate Innovation Teams Need to Know about the New Breed of Unicorns

Rocketspace

In tech investing circles, unicorns—defined as a private company valued at $1 billion or more—are no longer a rare breed. Private equity researcher CB Insights says there are 170 operating in markets around the globe. As a group, investors value them at $620 billion. Corporate Innovation Trends

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Idea Champions

There's a lot of talk these days about the importance of innovation. All CEOs worth their low salt lunch want it. And they want it, of course, now. What sparks innovation? People. What sparks people?

Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020

Idea to Value

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. In fact, it is going to be the third most important skill overall. This comes from a new Forum report, The Future of Jobs , which took input from an extensive survey of CHROs and other senior talent and strategy executives from a total of 371 leading global employers, representing more than 13 million employees.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

A Message for Future MBAs: Innovation Comes From Exploration

Game-Changer

Jorge Barba at INIDE University talking about Innovation Strategy and Management. Where fear runs rampant, innovation dies. I was invited to speak to a few groups of undergraduates and MBA students at INIDE university, these are people who work at established and well known companies.

Three Flavours of Open Innovation: breaking down institutional boundaries through the X-Factor, Speed Dating, and iOT

Imaginatik

A great deal of activity has been happening under the topic of ‘open innovation’, however we have found very different initiatives launched by our clients that challenge a common definition of the term.

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Innovation Starts with A Question

Innovation Excellence

In a world where it is extremely difficult to sustain any competitive advantage you build, it is important to constantly innovate and come up with new ideas, products and solutions and that too at Speed. We all know that innovation always starts with an insight.

More Corporations Are Looking to Corporate Venture Capital to Access Innovative Startup Technologies

Rocketspace

Innovative startups pose a constant threat to corporations. To integrate some of the dynamism and energy of fast-moving startups, many companies invest in internal R&D, consider mergers and acquisitions, or set up partnerships with new and nimble players in the market.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

Seek Simplicity, But Distrust It

Digital Tonto

It is one thing that we don’t fully understand the devices we use every day, the markets that drive our commerce and the body of laws that govern our activity, but experts don’t either. We need to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

This video shows how bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics

Idea to Value

One of the most pressing concerns in medical innovation is how to address the problem of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. There are regular news updates about diseases that are becoming resistant to traditional drugs, such as MRSA and even Super Gonnoreah.

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Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless

Game-Changer

Check out this insight: #Productivity tools can't help if you don't already have this one skill mastered. Find out what it is: https://t.co/wgdryZ9r0B wgdryZ9r0B @HarvardBiz. — Brian Tracy (@BrianTracy) August 20, 2016.

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Strengthening the Organization and Accelerating Value – a fresh look at Capability Building

Imaginatik

Embedding an effective innovation program in your company requires a fresh look at capabilities. We find that very few – if any – large companies are truly set up to enable innovation to do battle with how the business landscape is evolving.

Swiss Post and Qmarkets – An Innovation Management Success Story

The Qmarkets team endeavours to ensure that all projects are successful, sometimes this is easier said than done. This post discusses an innovation project which posed many challenges, but also garnered many rewards. Read and Download it for free.