October, 2019

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The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

Innovation Excellence

The Personal Computer and the Internet have, without a doubt, revolutionized business in the last 25 years. For most of us, it’s now impossible to think of the business world without all of the technology and the services built on top of these two innovations.

Wrong Diagnosis means Wrong Remedy

Destination Innovation

We tend to revere our clinicians as towering experts in their fields. So how often do you think doctors misdiagnose? How often might your doctor tell you that you have some illness or condition, but it’s not right?

Yes, Your Company Is Actually Discouraging Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Acknowledging the problem is the first step, folks. Innovation Now

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Today’s CIO: The Chief Innovation Officer

Daniel Burrus

Today’s world of business is not just changing—it’s transforming. The difference is that change is doing something in an incrementally different way, while transformation is doing something so drastically different that it becomes a qualitative shift.

Types of Innovation – The Ultimate Guide with Definitions and Examples

Viima

Innovation can be a confusing topic because there are so many different kinds of innovations out there and everyone seems to use the term differently. Innovation Innovation Management Types of Innovation

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The Business Of Being Human

Digital Tonto

Management is not an algorithm. It is, in the final analysis, an intensely human activity and to do it well, you need to put people first. Related posts: The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human. How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What Pundits Predicting the Future Always Seem to Get Wrong

Innovation Excellence

Peter Thiel likes to point out that we wanted flying cars, but got 140 characters instead. He’s only partly right. For decades futuristic visions showed everyday families zipping around in flying cars and it’s true that even today we’re still stuck on the ground.

My Big Failure

The Future Shapers

Failure has become common-place and should be celebrated, they say. It is touted as the innovators playground – but failure is never easy, no matter how you look at it. It is painfully personal.

How to Use Design Thinking to Guide Your Company’s Innovation

Braineet

All great innovations start with a key question: How can you make life easier for your users or customers?

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Creating an innovation mindset in your organisation

100%Open

Five ways to begin…. What makes an organisation “innovative” and what can be done to help the people in it develop an innovation mindset?

Is Your Strategy Being Hijacked?

Focused Momentum

Think like Charles Darwin

Destination Innovation

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury in England in 1809. His grandfather was Erasmus Darwin, a renowned doctor, scientist and poet. His father was a doctor who wanted Charles to become either a doctor or a clergyman and he was disappointed when his son chose a career in natural science.

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Delivering innovative outcomes means becoming a dynamic organisation

The Future Shapers

With the constant threat of disruption, change and shifting customer and employee expectations, combined with the increasing demand for organisations to deliver genuinely innovative solutions, what do organisations and leaders do?

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

[link]. What fascinates me presently is the energy transition currently being undertaken, due to the enormous amount of innovation options being considered and applied. New technologies are changing the very nature of how energy is going to be produced and delivered over the next ten to twenty years.

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Podcast S3E43: Joshua Seth – The importance of letting go of expectations

Idea to Value

In the premier podcast episode of Season 3, we speak with world-famous voice actor and keynote speaker Joshua Seth. Joshua has been the voice of characters in over 100 animated TV shows and movies and has a diverse background across creative disciplines like music, theatre, and stage illusions. In today’s episode, we talk about how we need to become more comfortable letting go of expectations in order to unleash our innate creativity.

How bad ideas can lead to good ideas

Exago

Most people will have heard the basic mantra of brainstorming: there is no such thing as a bad idea. With this premise in mind, people are encouraged to share any idea without fear of ridicule or judgement.

Are Gas Stations the Future of Starbucks?

Braden Kelley

Recently the Seattle Times published an article from the Washington Post highlighting a gas station in Maryland that has made the bold move of turning off its gas pumps and installing electric charging stations in their place.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

The WeWork Debacle Is Just A Symptom Of A Much Larger Problem

Digital Tonto

Why would investors value a conventional real estate business model like a software company? Because Silicon Valley investors tend to misjudge the physical economy. Related posts: 5 Business Lessons. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

IdeaScale’s Open Nation 2019 Set to Inspire Innovation

IdeaScale

The spotlight will be on creativity, communication, inspiration, and innovation leadership at Open Nation 2019, IdeaScale’s annual conference set for Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

The Digitization of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

We are on the cusp of a new digital era in energy. Digital technology has been involved in the energy system for decades. What is new, is the pace of digitalization occurring through technological innovation, providing solutions that enable the energy system to be transformed?

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This blew my mind: Mercury is the closest planet to Jupiter

Idea to Value

I love learning facts that challenge long-held assumptions and teach me to see things in a new way. Today, I learned something which seems completely counterintuitive, which is which planets in our solar system are actually the shortest distance from another.

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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.

Dimension 1 for successful innovation: Leadership and commitment

Exago

Part of our guide to innovating successfully in 2020, the first must-have dimension of any winning innovation programme is the leadership vision and commitment of a company's innovation leader. The post Dimension 1 for successful innovation: Leadership and commitment appeared first on Exago.

Get to Know the Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Reshaping the Business World

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From our October/November issue, these powerful women are making their mark on business (and history). Innovation Now

What Google’s Quantum Supremacy Means For The Future

Digital Tonto

Quantum computing isn’t just a more powerful version of today’s technology, it is a fundamentally different way of computing that will be applied to very different tasks. Related posts: Here’s What. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Effective Digital Managers Build Ecosystems for Innovation

IdeaScale

The digital workplace is increasingly faster-paced, with a speed-to-market mindset that doesn’t allow a leisurely pace or ignorance of digital advances. Speed-to-market is a primary driver for innovation.?. Harvard Business School Professor Linda A.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Continuing the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

Source: [link]. This week I have had one of those most intense periods of researching and then absorbing the material around different energy issues. Everywhere you turn, you stumble across reports on one aspect or another of the energy transformation we are undertaking.

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Podcast S3E44: Jesse Nieminen – Innovation software needs to work alongside culture

Idea to Value

In today’s episode, we speak with Jesse Nieminen, Co-Founder of Innovation Software company Viima. We talk about how companies can improve their innovation cultures, and how software is only part of the solution.

How to innovate successfully in 2020

Exago

The need to innovate has never been more pressing, and innovation managers must be well-equipped to be able to overcome their (and their companies’) most demanding challenges. We will be sharing the 6 essential dimensions that no innovation programme can do without in the coming year.

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5 Psychological Traits of Highly Innovative Organizations

Innovation Excellence

When creating an innovation team, we often put a lot of thought and effort into bringing the right functional expertise together. Making sure we have diverse marketing, design, engineering, product supply, finance, research and innovation working together early in the process is certainly smart.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.