December, 2018

What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture

HYPE Innovation

Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

Rocketspace

Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

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Create! Don’t Compete

Game-Changer

I’ve had many meetings with principals in large organizations and companies who say, “I am worried my business will be completely replaced by some Silicon Valley startup. How can I build something to counter that?”.

Treat Your Innovation Pipeline just like your Sales Pipeline

Destination Innovation

Managing the Sales pipeline is a well-developed executive skill in any company selling large ticket items to business customers. Each sales person has to gather data and input their reports and forecasts.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on.

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Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Some say that Lean Management has now become obsolete; others talk about a ‘post-Lean’ world and say it is fated to die.

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Raising Capital for Your Startup? 5 Things Investors Are Looking For

Rocketspace

Fundraising is a process. It takes time and energy — more time and energy than you might think. And based on the conversations that we've had with experienced startup founders, raising capital for your startup, on average, takes three to six months. Startup Services

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Latest Interview with Voltage Control’s Innovation Series

Braden Kelley

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Douglas Ferguson of Voltage Control, to speak with him for their Innovation Series about my work as a popular keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and thought leader on the topics of continuous … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation Innovation Charting Change Disruptive Innovation Experiment Canvas Interviews Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

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Ten Top Places to Visit in the Cape Town Area

Destination Innovation

Photo of Cape Town by HP Botha on Pixabay. The Western Cape of South Africa has much to offer the visitor. Here are some recommendations for fascinating places to visit. Cape Town. Watched over by the imperious Table Mountain, Cape Town boasts many splendours.

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The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? I have been often returning to scaling struggling with finding the best answers. Many organizations struggle with scaling.

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How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 3. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

How to Keep Your Creative Team Fresh & Inspired

IdeaScale

Creativity is about more than just art. Creativity is how we get great innovation, but encouraging creativity in a structured environment, like work, can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with a little creativity of your own, you can get the ideas flowing.

Who Are the Best Corporate Event Planners in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a successful corporate event in London requires the expertise of a skilled corporate event planner. When it comes to planning events, time management, resource allocation, and communication across multiple teams are absolute necessities.

How best to use innovation to fight corruption: 2 Case Studies

Idea to Value

Corruption is a huge problem. It is estimated by the United Nations that up to 5% of the global economy (estimated to be around $2.6 trillion) is lost to corruption annually. In one case I remember vividly from 2015, Nigeria’s former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn [Ed: Yes, that’s a billion with a B] by awarding phantom contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets and ammunition.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Breaking Taboos – Two Lessons for Innovators

Destination Innovation

During WWI there was tremendous demand for bandages and sterile dressings for Allied wounded on the Western Front. The US company, Kimberly-Clark, developed a new cotton-like material from wood-pulp. It was highly absorbent.

Entering 2019 – What Do Each of Us Need to Focus Upon?

Paul Hobcraft

As we enter 2019 I always like to take a day or so, to reflect and think about what I should be focusing upon in the next year, around innovation. What has influenced me in 2018 and what I feel is shaping my thinking going into 2019?

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How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0?

Exago

Once the go-to strategy for ensuring business efficiency and growth, in the context of the current reality, Lean Management has been branded by some as being outdated. But, in a more evolved form, this business approach has in fact shown that it can complement Innovation Management when it comes to company operations, and could be the answer for businesses to remain competitive in today’s world. The post How can Lean and Innovation make your business evolve to 4.0? appeared first on Exago.

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Maintaining an Innovation Mindset as Your Business Grows

IdeaScale

There’s something to be said for stability, but also innovation. If you’ve ever seen a plant grow, you know that new shoots are flexible and willing to go nearly anywhere and try nearly anything to get at the resources they need.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Have You Seen These 7 Cool Conference Venues in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a conference is no easy feat. There are a ton of preparations to make leading up to the event. From seating and food to speakers and exhibitors, event planners must. Event Venue

How Borderlanders Prepare Us For The Future

Game-Changer

My friend Rachel Christensen gave an insightful talk at TEDxTijuana titled Beyond Your Border , the story of borderlanders: those people whose lives exist in two countries and prepare us for the future! Two months ago I invited Rachel to talk about this topic on my podcast; check it out here.

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The Explosive Power of Trial, Error and Self-Play

Destination Innovation

In 1997 an IBM computer called Deep Blue famously defeated the world chess champion, Russian Gary Kasparov. It was seen as a seminal victory for a machine over the human brain. Deep Blue had been programmed by chess experts who gave it all the tactics and strategies known in chess.

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Top 5 Innovative Technologies That Will Disrupt and Dominate 2019 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

With every passing year, innovations on this planet abound. Just 30 years ago, the internet was a rarity, and few could have ever imagined just how extensively this new technology would disrupt and dominate our lives.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 2. The post Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories business transformation commitment engagement innovation-priority leadership

Align Innovation Incentives to Goals

IdeaScale

A lot of crowdsourced innovation programs will tell you to offer incentives to your community of participants in order to drive engagement – but sometimes that’s a challenge for organization either because of budget restrictions or company regulations.

De Beers Group’s GemFair™ and Tracr™ move into RocketSpace Campus in London

Rocketspace

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How To Create Something Truly Original

Digital Tonto

Despite what many say, truly original work doesn’t emerge fully formed from a brainstorm or sudden epiphany Related posts: How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Creativity

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

The Greatest Bluff in WW2

Destination Innovation

The bluff is a tactic often used to deceive an opponent into believing that your hand is stronger than it really is. For example, when playing poker, you might bet heavily with a weak hand in an attempt to convince other players to fold. Admiral Graf Spee. In 1939 at the outbreak of WW2, Hitler ordered the German Navy, to intercept and destroy Allied merchant ships.

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Organizational Pathways to Business Model Innovation

Innovation Excellence

For several reasons, such as disruptive threats, digitalization or blurring industry boundaries, established companies are increasingly forced to create new business opportunities, i.e. to come up with adapted or even entirely new business models.

Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 4. The post Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago collaboration collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement gamification participation

What is an Employee Satisfaction Survey?

IdeaScale

An employee satisfaction survey is a powerful tool that the Human Resource department in general and managers in particular use to understand the level of satisfaction of the employees associated with the respective organization.

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.