July, 2017

3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos

Hype

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! ]].

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.

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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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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! ]].

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.

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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.

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 Four Main Types of Collaboration

Hype

“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”.

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.

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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

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! ]].

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?

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

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

Hype

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?

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?

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! ]].

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.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

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

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.

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.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

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

Podcast #017 Trevor Crane – Why everyone should publish a book to grow their business

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk with 10-times Bestselling Author Trevor Crane about what it takes to write a book to take your business to the next level. Trevor helps people from all walks of life not only gain the confidence and tools to publish their book, but to do it in a way that it is highly likely to become a bestseller and turbocharge their business.

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic

Hype

“Anything that just costs money is cheap” John Steinbeck - American novelist. Before we move on to see how ecosystems are built and managed, let’s take a moment to grasp their underlying logic.

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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?