February, 2017

The Eleven Change Roles

Braden Kelley

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail.

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Innovation Is Combination

Digital Tonto

If you want to innovate, don’t sit around waiting for a great epiphany, look for what you can combine to create something truly new and powerful. Related posts: An Innovation Roadmap. Innovation Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

If You Want to Be Innovative, Innovate

Tim Kastelle

Too many people want to make their organisations more innovative without going through the pain of actually changing anything. This does not work. In an interview on Tim Ferriss’ podcast , Jocko Willink says: If you want to tougher mentally, it is simple: be tougher. Don’t meditate on it.

KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success


Exago has partnered with KPMG in Portugal to promote the first global ‘Innovation Survey’ to companies operating in the country. The post KPMG’s ‘Innovation Survey 2016’ reveals how collaboration is central to success appeared first on www.exago.com.

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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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Data And Technology Don’t Change Your Culture, They Reveal it

Digital Tonto

We shouldn’t be so quick to blame algorithms. When we don’t like what we see, it is possible that we are looking at the culture we have created. Related posts: If Big Data Is To Live Up To Its. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Building Differentiating Capabilities for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We so often get caught up in the building of our capabilities. In some ways, I keep attempting to “peel the innovation onion” in explaining the need to focus on building the capabilities in different ways but to be honest it needs these various approaches to an ever-changing environment.

Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs


Visa and Kyvo, an Exago consulting partner, are looking for Brazilian financial technology start-ups to participate in Track, the new business acceleration programme. The post Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs appeared first on www.exago.com.

Reframe the Problem by replacing Logic with Emotion

Destination Innovation

In business we are trained to be analytical. We respect data, targets, percentages, market shares and ratios. MBA students analyse case studies with detailed spreadsheets. We frame problems in terms of metrics and numbers. For example we might ask: How can we increase sales by 10%?

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 I Battle Distraction Sickness


Illustration by Christian Laborin. According to a recent study, distraction as a result of the constant data deluge costs the U.S. economy $997 billion each year. That’s a lot of money, and a lot of wasted productivity that went down the drain.

Creativity in the music spectrum, and how that translates to business

Idea to Value

As part of a big (secret) project I’m working on, I recently had a very interesting conversation with one of my colleagues, Peter Cook (previously interviewed on this Idea to Value Podcast). In it, we talked about the similarity between the different types of creativity which exist in the music industry, and how there are clear parallels to how many businesses operate and generate ideas.

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Digital Tonto

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more. Related posts: How to Build an Innovative Culture. How To Build An Effective Culture. Building Creative Collaboration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent post over on a dedicated website for discussing ecosystems and platforms, I was discussing the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. I quote “I’d say Amazon are “ asset heavy ” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”.

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.

A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges


How exactly can you establish and structure your innovation challenges? We give you a hand with our Idea System Launch. The post A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges experience innovation-tips

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Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas


Innovation leaders must master a wide range of skills in order to enhance the innovation potential of their teams. Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business.

You Are What You Pay Attention To


Illustration by Christian Laborin. Fake news is killing people’s minds! This is what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said and he wants to do something about. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that fake news isn’t new.

How will we Solve Problems like Global Warming?

Destination Innovation

The great advances mankind has enjoyed in health, prosperity, food production and longevity are largely taken for granted. Around one billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in the last 20 years.

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.

Technology’s Moral Crisis

Digital Tonto

It is never enough to simply charge boldly forward, we also need to stop every once in a while and think about where we are going. Related posts: Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has been rapidly changing and much of its basics have been swallowed up by some newly defining frameworks that have raced up to the top of the innovation agenda. They have driven much of our thinking and reacting.

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Elon Musk shows how you can turn a Twitter complaint into a solution in 6 days

Idea to Value

Elon Musk is proving to be a wonderful example of how innovative a company leader really can be. Not only is he disrupting several industries with his Tesla and SpaceX companies, but he is constantly pushing his companies to the boundaries of what is currently possible. Not only this, he just showed everyone another example of how social media can actually be used effectively to find new ways to improve your offering.

The Innovative Mentor


Mentors see themselves as people developers. They take a long-term view of their staff and see innovation projects as an opportunity to stretch their employees’ capabilities and to help them achieve their aspirations.

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 Startups Slay Giants


Illustration credit Christian Laborin. Slaying giants is fun, almost every new disruptive company slays a giant or two. Last week I had a chat with a team based in Puebla Mexico working on a cool augmented reality application for museums.

Keep it Simple – Like the Original Spreadsheet

Destination Innovation

Dan Bricklin was a student on a Harvard MBA course who struggled with all the models and calculations that the case studies required. In 1979 he invented the world’s first spreadsheet, Visicalc, in order to make his life easier.

Why IBM Bets On Patents

Digital Tonto

Freedom of action has a lot to do with it. Related posts: How IBM Innovates. There Is No One True Path To Innovation. The Open Economy. Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. Apple Is Not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO

Innovation Excellence

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.

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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.

I need your iPhone… (in a way…)

Idea to Value

I wanted to ask you something… Do you have an iPhone, or other smartphone? And specifically, do you like the idea of getting insights on innovation and creativity in an audio podcast, which you can listen to easily on your way to work, in the gym or at home? In that case, I have some great news. I’ve just launched the Idea to Value Podcast. And this is where you come in… I need your opinion and views. What do you think of it, and the content on it?

Improving Workforce Engagement in Your Purpose-Driven Workplace


It’s clear that consumers care about quality and price when purchasing products and services. However, did you know that company reputation and social responsibility, rank immediately after those two factors?

Obsession: The Difference Between Good and Great


Illustration by Christian Laborin. Survival in the 21st century demands a ceaseless obsession with your customers and with the possibilities that new technologies can offer them. When hiring or collaborating, we want to work with the most talented people.

Ten Top Tips for Success with Open Innovation

Destination Innovation

Traditionally businesses developed all their new products in-house using ideas that came from their Marketing or R&D departments (or sometimes the MD’s pet projects). Increasingly this internal focus is being replaced by a more powerful and effective approach – open innovation (OI).

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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