July, 2017

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.

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 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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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! ]].

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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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).

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.

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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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! ]].

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.

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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Innovation requires learning, relearning and unlearning

OVO Innovation

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Is innovation unreasonable?

OVO Innovation

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?

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.

The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation

Hype

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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

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.

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 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

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

Hire Innovators + Keep them Innovating.

Daniel Burrus

Leaders who want to see their organizations leap far ahead of their competition are usually deeply involved in any number of employee activities and programs. That’s understandable, but a high level of involvement can often become counterproductive.