January, 2017

The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed. Something has to change, we need to jettison old ways. In with the new in 2017, out with the old.

2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world.

Here’s Your License to Innovate!

Tim Kastelle

All the Permission You Need The most common barrier to innovation that I hear about in my classes and talks is “But my boss won’t let me.” ” Here’s a solution. Print this out, fill it in, and carry it with you at all times. Problem solved!

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2017: Collaboration Is No Longer A Choice, But An Imperative

Digital Tonto

In the new business environment that's emerging, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner. Related posts: The New Era Of Cognitive Collaboration. Building Creative. [[ 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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This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

Idea to Value

Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations. This is exactly what Manu Prakash did with his team at Stanford when trying to make a better, cheaper way to test blood samples in poorer countries. Check out his video above.

Handy Advice on Grammar and English Usage

Destination Innovation

Always avoid all aimless alliteration. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. Parenthetical remarks are unnecessary (even when relevant). It’s wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions shouldn’t be used. Avoid ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Foreign phrases apropos of writing are not de rigueur. One should never generalise. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “I hate quotations.

We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization

Digital Tonto

If you want to innovate, forget the metrics and focus on your mission Related posts: Why Best Practices Can Lead To Better Innovation. Why Every Business Should Consider Innovation Teams. What is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Change a Behavior if You Want to Change a Result

Game-Changer

English: A collage of an image modified with 16 different Instagram filters (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I started 2017 will a couple of posts about reinvention ( here and here ). Fittingly, Recode published a look into Instagram’s reinvention.

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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.

How does innovation management help in digital transformation?

Hype

The power of digital disruption is so immense that it now sits on the top priority list for almost every executive.

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

Exago

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

Understanding how films use colour palettes to affect the audience

Idea to Value

I recently came across this short introductory video explaining how Hollywood films use colour in various ways to change how the audience experiences a film. No, I am not talking about the simple distinction between black & white films and later technicolour varieties.

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4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

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.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. Article based on the upcoming book, The Invisible Advantage ). It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation.

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5 Challenges Tijuana Must Overcome to Become an Innovation Hub

Game-Changer

This is part 1 of 2 on my view of the Innovation Ecosystem in Tijuana. In part 2 two I’ll share with you what we’re doing to approach these challenges.

Over The Next 5 Years, IBM Sees Atoms Fusing With Bits To Create New Insights

Digital Tonto

IBM Research sees a new era emerging in which software and instrumentation will combine to give us unprecedented insights into the physical world Related posts: How to Create Insights. Why Atoms Are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Six common mistakes and one advice for innovation challenges

Exago

Operational efficiency is clearly ahead in idea implementation, while sales and marketing, sustainability and better customer experience count for more than half of all the ideas implemented. By dissecting the innovation challenges that performed the worst – and excluding extrinsic. Read More.

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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.

Do you have an Innovation Mindset? Do you want one…? Are you sure?

Idea to Value

Some years ago I took on the challenge of building an innovation center and organization in China for a Fortune 500 firm. Full of excitement and passion, I started hiring some great talent and jumped headlong into the role of leader, coach, mentor and manager.

How do you Create an Annual Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time for a brand new annual innovation strategy for your organization. Perhaps you’ve been working on your annual strategy since before we entered this new year, or perhaps you just now have the bandwidth to really confront it.

Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team

Hype

Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn.

Please All, and You Will Please None

Game-Changer

Happy New Year to you! I wish you an amazing 2017. Some people make a list of resolutions at the beginning of every new year. Whether you make a list or not, starting the new year is a good time to reflect. Last year I saw a lot of conforming and pleasing others; lots of consensus.

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.

How The Cloud Is Helping Small Businesses Compete With The Big Guys

Digital Tonto

Technology disrupts, but it also empowers and the cloud may be the best example of that. Related posts: Cloud Computing Just Entered Totally New Territory. 2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts. The Cloud. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

Rocketspace

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

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GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt on why they are scrapping performance reviews to be more like a Startup

Idea to Value

General Electric is a great case study for how a large corporation can change their company culture and strategy to become more innovative. In this exclusive interview with Linkedin (video above), CEO Jeff Immelt talks through some of the changes the company is in the process of implementing to adjust to the needs of the future. […]. Originally published at GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt on why they are scrapping performance reviews to be more like a Startup. leadership

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system.

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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.

Taking advantage of emergence for discovery

Paul Hobcraft

Generalists Are Hardwired for Reinvention

Game-Changer

My last post on the challenges Generalists face in a society that rewards specialists got a lot of attention from people who are Generalists themselves (from healthcare); not from Specialists.

To Create Real Change, You Need To Do More Than Just Protest

Digital Tonto

It doesn't take much to join a protest or throw a rock. History is made by those who can define a path forward and persuade others — even those who are initially skeptical — that it is a journey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Are you a Lateral Leader?

Destination Innovation

As a leader which column do you fall into? Conventional Leaders. Lateral Leaders. Lead from the front. Lead from alongside. Direct. Inspire. Use conventional methods and seek to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Develop new methods and seek to change the rules, change partners or change the approach to the problem. Think they know best (and often do). Harness the abilities of others. Have a strong sense of direction and purpose. Have a vision and use it to inspire others.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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