June, 2017

Either You Drive Disruption Or You’re Outpaced By It

Game-Changer

If you haven’t noticed, the Next Economy is here. Every single industry, domain and business is being disrupted by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain, internet of things, drones and 3D printing.

Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Digital Tonto

Many organizations get stuck because they end up locking themselves into a single strategy. That's how they get disrupted. Related posts: There Is No One True Path To Innovation. Apple’s Innovation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What is Design Thinking? Extensive interview with Tom Kelley from IDEO

Idea to Value

One of the most important figures in the field of Design Thinking is Tom Kelley, one of the heads of IDEO along with his brother David. Recently, Tom was interviewed by High Resolution (video above) about his thoughts on Innovation and Design Thinking.

Focus on the Opportunity, not the Problem.

Destination Innovation

Two groups of engineering students were given a similar task – to design a bicycle rack for a car. The first group was shown an existing but poorly designed roof rack for bicycles. They looked at all the issues with the current design and then set out to come up with something better.

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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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Stand for Something if You Want To Inspire and Stand Out

Game-Changer

Often I get asked about what the best marketing strategy is. Before answering the question, I make people consider the fact that it’s hard to pay attention to anything on a day to day basis when we are bombarded with so information, notifications and all types of distractions.

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All Great Innovators Have One Thing In Common — They Stick It Out

Digital Tonto

They have the courage to grind it out long after many others would have given up. Related posts: Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas. Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like.

Strategic cost-cutting is not dead, and we are here to prove it

Exago

Leaders with a clear vision tend to use cost-cutting and improvement to align costs with business strategy. The trend gained ground in the last decade, as world turmoil intensified and growth became a more elusive and complex goal to reach.

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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.

Seven Strong Reasons not to Innovate

Destination Innovation

If you want to stop your organisation from trying to develop significant new products or services then here are seven solid arguments you can rely on. We are successful. We are growing and making a modest profit. Innovations absorb resources and cost money.

We are in need of a common language for innovation

Paul Hobcraft

German Late Medieval (c. the 1370s) depiction of the construction of the tower. Any innovation common language needs working upon. It firstly needs recognition it is in our best interests to find a common point.

Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators?

Game-Changer

Ideas are the seeds of innovation, and all people are creative. So, the answer is yes. But it comes with a caveat: Most every organization wants innovation but rejects creativity. Think about that.

Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts

Digital Tonto

We need to shift from an educational system that values what you can answer to one that values what you can ask. Related posts: 4 Government Programs That Drive Innovation. How We Should Prepare Our. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Inspirational and creative furniture made from folding woods

Idea to Value

Check out this video to see some amazingly creative furniture designed by Dutch designer Robert van Embricqs. Created using just a single piece of bamboo and strategically cut and fit together, each piece transforms from a flat slab of wood into a functional piece of furniture. A table. A chair.

Failing Fast Leads to More Failure

Braden Kelley

One scary statistic is that 70% of change initiatives fail. An overwhelming proportion of new product launches fail. Most new businesses fail. The sad fact is that failure is all around us.

Three Ways Diversity Boosts Your Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Many voices lead to greater innovation. What does diversity have to do with innovation? Some may argue the two are just buzzwords, but they’d be wrong.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

We are caught in a real tug of war within much of what we do in business today; in our responses and reactions to many of the dramatic business conditions we are facing, many deteriorating or being challenged by greater global competition.

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.

Being A Creative Generalist

Game-Changer

James Taylor , who hosts a very popular podcast about creativity and innovation interviewed me recently. We talked about Being a Creative Generalist , which is a topic I’m excited and advocate about.

Is Big Data Doing More Harm Than Good?

Digital Tonto

The truth is that no amount of complex tables and graphs can hide the fact that humans, with all of their faults, lie behind every system. Related posts: If Big Data Is To Live Up To Its Promise, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Dr Beau Lotto on how being creative requires the brain to do what it fears most

Idea to Value

In this interesting perspective video (above) from Dr Beau Lotto, we find out why being creative is one of the things which the brain fears most. At a high level, it is all about the fact that the brain is designed to reduce and remove uncertainty from our lives.

Change Planning Toolkit™ Ask Me Anything Transcript

Braden Kelley

On Thursday, June 8th I took all questions about the Change Planning Toolkit™ on TWITTER via hashtag #cptoolkit and my contact form. Here were the questions and the answers: 1. I bought your insightful book Charting Change – How can … Continue reading → Change

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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.

Putting the Daily Innovation Model together

Exago

We've seen how you can locate your position in the Daily Innovation Model, built to help companies see innovation as a daily function of their job. When we place the continua on two axes - incremental to radical and process to product - things get interesting and we end up with four quadrants.

Advancing My Applied Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

I wrote a post “ Needing to Think Applied Innovation Services ” recently, it was extending my view that innovation needs to change. We need to think of innovation in different ways, we need to automate it and in addition augment it.

What Kind of Company is a Good Fit for Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 and continues to be a family run business today with over 600 stores nationwide.

Retail Isn’t Dead, But It Does Need To Adapt

Digital Tonto

The rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Today, even native digital companies are opening up physical locations. Related posts: The Future of Retail. Why The Future of Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Curiosity: The Key to Creativity and Innovation

Idea to Value

Albert Einstein generally did not like school, but this all changed when he was 16 at Aarau High School, Switzerland where teachers nurtured his curiosity and encouraged him to ask a lot of questions and even express criticisms. He not only became popular among his classmates but imagined what it would be like to ride a light beam, paving the way for his later theory of relativity.

13 Change Management Experts Share Their Tips

Braden Kelley

Recently my colleague Daniel Lock collected and published points-of-view (POV) from 13 change management experts on implementing fast, dramatic and powerful change.

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How to Boost Your Startup’s Attractiveness to Venture Capital Investors Using The Business Model Canvas with Martin Luenendonk

Game-Changer

My guest for this episode of the podcast is Martin Luenendonk, CEO of RoadToFunding.com, who just published a super actionable, in-depth 7,000+ words guide on how to boost a startup’s attractiveness to venture capital investors using the Business Model Canvas.

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