March, 2017

How to Practice The Art of The Possible

Game-Changer

Innovative leaders and organizations practice the art of the possible. What is the key trait all innovators have? Curiosity, which enables them look beyond the obvious and consider possibilities. Innovation is about new, surprising and better options.

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Your lazy brain: Why thinking is actually uncomfortable

Idea to Value

A fantastic video by Veritasium which shows how your brain usually reacts instinctively, because that is more energy efficient that actually working on a challenge.

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We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!

Tim Kastelle

Imagine an island country where the only industry is making mousetraps – let’s call it Mousetrapia. And the people that live there are incredibly creative. Consequently, they invent new mousetraps constantly, and they patent them as well.

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

Hype

So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.

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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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The myth of a better mousetrap: A case study in bad innovation

Idea to Value

One of the most famous quotes about innovation goes as follows: Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. Unfortunately, this is not how innovation works.

Is ‘Jobs to be Done’ the Road Map for Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, ably assisted by three acolytes, Hall, Dillon and Duncan. It is an important work which makes some big claims.

Five Components of a Repeatable Innovation Portfolio

IdeaScale

Creating a repeatable innovation portfolio helps you plan more efficiently, scale resources, and gain insight for the growth of your innovation program. There are five key elements of a repeatable innovation portfolio: Opportunity Identification and Campaign Creation. Idea Collection and Inspiration.

Setting yourself apart through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Breaking News : “ Over the past 15 years, a portfolio of stocks based on the Innovation Leaders analysis has repeatedly outperformed all major indexes. Average return has been 14.5% CAGR and in 2016 , growth was 18.9% – significantly higher than S&P500, NASDAQ and FTSE 100.

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.

First, ask what your innovation purpose is

Exago

What is your company’s innovation mission? And how does your initiative take part in carrying it out? The post First, ask what your innovation purpose is appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges innovation management innovation-journey innovation-tips purpose

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Companies Don’t Innovate, Markets Do

Game-Changer

One of the reasons big companies can’t innovate is they grow inert and can’t match the dynamism of the market. Markets are dynamic, companies are not. It’s very hard for companies to match the velocity, variance and selection of markets.

How Carbon Fibre really works

Idea to Value

You have most likely heard of Carbon Fibre, the ultra-tough, lightweight material made of microscopic carbon tubes but which is stronger than steel. But have you ever thought about how it is actually produced? And why it is still so expensive?

13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting

Destination Innovation

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed.

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.

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus

Digital Tonto

Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy

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Is innovation really important to you?

Paul Hobcraft

How can we establish Innovation as the vital link to a process of change and strategic direction options? One that lifts the debates of managing today’s business by linking it into the future and then turning this thinking into a series of plausible and coherent set of activities?

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How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

Exago

Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.

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To Outperform: Learn from Anomalies

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Recently, I’ve been giving a series of conferences at INIDE University on technological trends , Future-Proofing , the future of work, how to keep pace with technology and orient ones company to compete in the Next Economy.

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.

Podcast #009 – Paul Hobcraft on the Three Horizons Framework

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak to innovation expert Paul Hobcraft. Paul is the founder of Agility Innovation and is well known for his insights into the Three Horizons Framework. In today’s episode, we talk about: Why executives need coaching on innovation (05:35). Why senior leaders often feel like they need to start from the beginning with innovation (07:35). What has changed in innovation over the past few years, divergence and convergence (11:15).

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Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Braden Kelley

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1.

Innovation is about finding and discovering

OVO Innovation

I've been thinking a lot about the challenges that midsized and larger companies face when trying to do more innovation. It's not a secret that they need to do more innovation; everyone knows this. It's not really a secret what innovation is, or what the potential benefits might look like. We've seen the results of good innovation in the marketplace.

We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It

Digital Tonto

The truth is that even really smart people get the future wrong. We need to be explorers, not oracles. Related posts: We Need To Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing And Start Preparing For the Next One. [[ 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.

Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z

Exago

If given the choice, one in four Millennials would now leave their current employer to join a new organisation or do something different. The post Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z appeared first on www.exago.com.

Inspiration Comes from Anywhere

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. A common innovation challenge inside established organizations is the Not Invented Here syndrome , where you block ideas that come from outside the four walls of your organization; denying yourself of inspiration and a fresh perspective.

Lessons in Innovation from Rome’s Arch Enemy

Destination Innovation

Hannibal (247 – 182 BC) was an illustrious general of the North African state of Carthage, Rome’s enemy and rival for control of the Mediterranean. His father was a Carthaginian general, Hamilcar, who made his 9 year old son swear undying enmity for Rome.

Podcast #010 Nicole Yershon – How to run a successful innovation lab

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Nicole Yershon, who ran the successful Innovation Lab at Ogilvy, one of the world’s largest advertising firms. We talk about what an innovation lab is, and what it takes for it to be successful and actually add value. Topics discussed today: Moving from an analog world to a digital world (01:30). Trying things which have never been done before (02:30). The purpose and evolution of an Innovation Hub at Ogilvy (04:15).

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.

The Four Types of Innovation Metrics

Imaginatik

Innovation metrics are hard. Casual observers typically assume that innovation, as a “fuzzy” art, can’t be measured at all. This is an unfortunate belief, because it unduly complicates innovation’s crucial role in driving firm-wide value.

How Every Industry Can Learn From The Open Source Movement

Digital Tonto

The future, in large part, will be made of proprietary business built on top of communal technologies. Related posts: What Marketers Can Learn From The Civil Rights Movement. How IBM Learned To Love. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges

Exago

Here’s a simple but essential tip when establishing your innovation challenges: pick ‘fights’ that are useful and bring attainable value to your organisation. The post How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com.

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Are Millennials Not Ambitious Enough?

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Technology and millennials get a bad rap. But, whether or not people believe it to be true, rather than being a tool that eliminates jobs and disrupts people’s livelihoods, technology is a tool for progress.

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.