July, 2017

3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos

HYPE Innovation

Jeff Bezos just became the world's richest man. His creation, Amazon, is an incredible company. The consistency and breadth of innovation it has produced over the past two decades is awe-inspiring.

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future.

The Myth of Common Sense

Game-Changer

Last year I advised a restaurant owner on customer experience strategy for his restaurant. He had previously done benchmarking against other restaurants, but felt and knew he was missing something more deeper, something that would stick with people.

No Innovation Strategy Fits Every Problem, So You Need To Work With Full Toolbox

Digital Tonto

The truth is that every innovation strategy fails eventually, because there are always new problems to solve. Related posts: Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail. The Difference between. [[ 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.

Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. But in 2003 the company was $800m in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. The turn around in its fortunes has been spectacular.

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The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Innovation is easy. Or rather, certain kinds of innovation are. Faced with the challenge of improving a product or service in the marketplace shouldn’t present too much of a problem for organizations with capabilities in managing and deploying their knowledge base.

Why Asian People Are Uncreative? Why Jewish People Are Creative?

Idea to Value

Please note, this is a contributor article by Dr KH Kim and discusses her research, and should not be construed as a generalisation of any group of people. Creativity is the process of making something unique and useful, and the successful outcome of this process is an innovation. My research coalesced around the three steps of the CATs framework for innovation: Cultivate the C limates (step 1), nurture the A ttitudes (step 2), and apply T hinking s kills (step 3).

Four Visions of the Future of Work

Game-Changer

New America and Bloomberg have come together to convene Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, with the goal of analyzing theories of the future of work.

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4 Myths About Innovation That “Gurus” Love To Tell

Digital Tonto

The only “right way” to innovate is to solve a problem that people care about. You have to decide for yourself how you will get there. Related posts: Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Four Disruptive Tech Trends That Will Impact Your Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

What will shake up the world this year? What’s next in technology?

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The Pressures Placed on the Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

nd There are multiple “stretching and straining points” that make the life of the innovator increasingly uncomfortable. These build into increasing frictions where the eventual performance of innovation seemingly disappoints the leadership of organizations. So why is that?

The Four Main Types of Collaboration

HYPE Innovation

“In the same way you can never go backward to a slower computer, you can never go backward to a lessened state of connectedness” Douglas Coupland - Canadian novelist and artist, author of “Generation X”.

5 Ways to Test Innovative Ideas (Cheaper and Faster)

Leapfrogging

A few weeks ago, Jeff Bezos voiced a dirty little secret about disruptive innovation: it’s not just about creating groundbreaking new products and services, it’s about creating groundbreaking new products and services that people actually want to buy. “At

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.

Disruption Never Comes From Within

Game-Changer

Photo by Esther Lin. Every business misses the future and gets disrupted by an outsider. This happens because the incumbents are stuck in their ways, doing the same thing over and over again and never zoom out to take a look at the macro view.

3 Technologies You Need To Start Paying Attention To Right Now

Digital Tonto

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all. Related posts: 5 Technologies for 2031. The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade—Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Innovation requires learning, relearning and unlearning

RTI Innovation Advisors

There's probably few activities that corporate folks enjoy less than corporate training. For most it's guaranteed to be a slog, or a review of policies and procedures rarely used and important only to a specific team or set of circumstances. While people are attending the "mandatory" training to learn material of vague importance to their day to day jobs, their inboxes are filling up, cat videos are going unwatched.

Reducing the friction around innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I was reading a report by the IBM Institute for Business Value’s “ Fast Forward: Rethinking enterprises, ecosystems, and economies with blockchains”. In IBM’s thinking, they have clearly taken friction as part of the need to be broken down within any rebuilding of the supply chain.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about, and also to, innovation managers here on the blog. In fact, we have an entire section dedicated to them. At HYPE’s annual event in Bonn the topic was also in the limelight. Mike Hatrick (the event moderator) asked the question: who really is the innovation manager?

Is Myopia the Biggest Threat to Innovation?

IdeaScale

Innovation is all about the ability to see clearly. A lack of clarity can be deadly to companies in any number of ways, but one of the most deadly is how it can choke off innovation. Here are a few case studies and what organizations can learn from them. Kodak.

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Next Economy with Mohit Mamoria

Game-Changer

Of all the technologies that are discussed on a daily basis, blockchain might be the least understood. As I’ve written before, blockchain is a key emerging technology that will drive the Next Economy.

We All Need To Prepare For A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The ones that will win in this new era will not be those with a capacity to disrupt, but those that are willing to tackle grand challenges and probe new horizons. Related posts: Great Companies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Is innovation unreasonable?

RTI Innovation Advisors

Thank goodness for Twitter. What would we do without this constantly refreshing stream of bromides, insights, accusations and occasional bursts of wisdom? Just yesterday while perusing the Twitter stream I saw a quote attributed to Jonathan Ive that made me want to sit up and scream. The quote was relatively straightforward and seems innocuous on its face: "To do something innovative means you reject reason" Sounds about right, doesn't it?

Innovation and the Tech World

Idea to Value

While the world of Technology has filled the world with tools of productivity and connection, it has its drawbacks. Many people today suffer from the shadow side of technology. Droves of burned out, screen-addicted zombies sign up for Digital Detox weekends. Families schedule nights without cellphones at the table once a week or only allow their preschoolers to play video games after reading.

Open Innovation: Tackling Mood, Conflict and Knowledge Boundaries

HYPE Innovation

While artists – bloggers included – do not typically disclose where they get their inspiration from, I will share this one secret with you: I am a huge fan of Freakonomics Radio. Some of my older posts on grit , foresight , and gamification all draw on something heard on the show.

Interview with David Gurteen

Destination Innovation

My interview with David Gurteen founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Cafes and expert on organizational learning and internal communications. He explains what a knowledge cafe is and why he believes that most of us are poor at conversations.

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!

Chatbots and the Future of Education in India with Apurva Muthe

Game-Changer

Artificial intelligence, a powerful emerging technology sweeping business and society will drive the Next Economy and chatbots, aided by powerful natural language processors, are beginnig to make an impact across various industries; including education.

Why You Need To Understand Noah Effects And Joseph Effects

Digital Tonto

It pays to build the ark before the storm Related posts: The Mathematics of “Anything Can Happen” Remembering Benoit Mandelbrot. How Numbers Lie. Simplicity Is Not So Simple. 3 Crucial. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Ways to Test Innovative Ideas (Cheaper and Faster)

Leapfrogging

A few weeks ago, Jeff Bezos voiced a dirty little secret about disruptive innovation: it’s not just about creating groundbreaking new products and services, it’s about creating groundbreaking new products and services that people actually want to buy. “At