December, 2017

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently.

When Corporations Fund Startups, Both Can Win

Digital Tonto

A corporate venture program can provide a valuable window into the future Related posts: How Power Is Shifting From Corporations To Platforms. Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley? 4 Things. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Essential Skills Required to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

Idea to Value

Many entrepreneurs believe that the most important factor that will determine their level of success with a startup relates to their overall experience and skills in the niche area. However, the most successful entrepreneurs have developed a certain set of skills that have helped them reach their goals.

Transform Your Business with a Change Success Manager

Braden Kelley

“Stealing the role of customer success manager from the world of SaaS is the key to making your digital transformation efforts a success.”

Change 165

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.

8 Best Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To

Game-Changer

If you have not been keeping up, emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy. Which means that in the future, you’re either a digital business or a dead business.

What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017

Imaginatik

What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017. By Jaimie O’Byrne. Hello folks, and welcome to our first edition of “What’s New in Corporate Innovation.” Everyone’s talking about innovation these days – a profusion of content ranging from social posts on Medium and LinkedIn to the hallowed pages of HBR and the Economist – and everything in between. In each post, we’ll highlight a few noteworthy pieces and explain why they’re worth reading. What’s new with the Internet of Things? McKinsey).

Trends 126

More Trending

4 Skills That All Great Innovators Share

Digital Tonto

Great innovators aren’t prima donnas or glory seekers. They are problem solvers. 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! ]].

These Xiaogang farmers could have been executed for their innovation in 1978, instead they changed China forever

Idea to Value

The year was 1978. The location was the small town of Xiaogang, China. And the situation was desperate. But what came next should serve as an inspiration to any leader trying to improve the innovativeness of their teams. After years of governmental and agricultural mismanagement, people in China in the 1970s were starving to death of famine.

Change 138

Wrap Up Those 2017 Loose Ends and Finish the Year Strong

Braden Kelley

As 2017 comes to a close, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the year. Why not get an MBA-qualified resource to help you complete the work?

Your Need For Certainty Kills Innovation

Game-Changer

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. It’s an uncertain path that tests women and men’s mental and emotional fortitude; it’s not for everybody. As innovators we have fight against human nature; our own and that from our fellow humans.

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.

Indispensable Employee Attributes for Successful Innovation in Your Business

HYPE Innovation

We all know that old, wooden idea suggestion box that was flamboyantly presented during the Q1 openings but ended up tucked away under someone’s desk. It started off great, with people adding various ideas with equally different purposes but after a while, it died and became part of the company relics. For companies, these inputs for change are highly welcome. By tapping into the wisdom of the crowds within the organization, they can innovate their business for the better.

Course 117

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Siemens Innovation Day. I really appreciated it, yet it took me time to absorb all that was provided, over these past two weeks. One outcome is this post. I am grateful to have had the time to translate this in my mind.

Transformation Takes More Than Ideas, Behaviors Also Need To Change

Digital Tonto

We need to be open to new possibilities to solve new problems. Innovation needs exploration. Related posts: It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World. The Next Great Transformation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Change 124

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

You will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion. These are the people who know a great deal about the subject matter of the campaigns and can give you strong feedback on your problem statement and criteria for success.

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!

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational capability required is vastly different. But the litmus test is.

6 Books I Read In 2017 That Are Worth Your Time

Game-Changer

If you’ve been following me for a long time you know I have a very Hungry Mind. On top of magazines, articles and reports, I read at least 1 book per month; and have gone up to 4 in years past. This year I read 15 books in all, lighter than before but interesting nonetheless.

Using the Power of Crowdsourcing to Combat Humanitarian Catastrophes with Innovation

HYPE Innovation

That old saying - ‘many hands make light work’ - takes on a particular meaning in the world of innovation. Faced with open-ended challenges which require radical solutions, the more minds we have on the task the more likely it is that the innovation ‘light bulb’ will flash on! Whether we are seeking a radical new idea for a novel challenge or suggestions to help improve an existing situation there’s no doubt that shared creativity is a powerful resource.

The enemy is already within. The flood gates are open. Can GE recover?

Paul Hobcraft

Managing cash, balancing this out with your liabilities and obligations, knowing your market dynamics, and equally, having a good understanding of where the future growth lies, are all essential for managing any healthy business.

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?

Two Contrarian Thinkers who went Unheeded

Destination Innovation

Lord Lansdowne. Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice (1845 – 1927), the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, was a distinguished British statesman who held senior positions in both Liberal Party and Conservative Party governments.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 3: Idea Review

IdeaScale

What’s the best idea among the ones you’ve defined? You’ve collected ideas. You’ve refined them. Now it’s time to see what’s made it through the process and evaluate which to act on. But how should the process of reviewing ideas be engaged in?

Getting into that Christmas swing?

Exago

Never resist good old traditions. Always dare to create new ones. Merry Christmas and a sparkling New Year! from your team @exago. The post Getting into that Christmas swing? appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Christmas

100
100

10 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Emotional Artificial Intelligence Could Do

Game-Changer

This was the year most every large company took notice of the rise of artificial intelligence.

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.

Top Posts of 2017

Digital Tonto

The articles you liked the best over the past year Related posts: Top Posts of 2016. Top Posts of 2013. Top Posts of 2012. Top Posts of 2015. Top Posts for 2014. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Top Posts

99

When It Comes to Trends, Know Which ones to Trust.

Daniel Burrus

Mention the word “trend” to some people and you may receive a smirk in response. Because many people simply don’t trust trends. That can be a significant mistake. Some trends are, in fact, very trustworthy—so much so that they can be considered future certainties.

3 Keys To Creating Meaningful Innovation In Your Marketplace

Innovation Excellence

The phrase “disruptive innovation” gets thrown around a lot. The way we describe disruptive innovation has moved far past Clay Christensen’s original use of the phrase. Yet, it’s one of those buzzwords that we often use but don’t necessarily know what it means, or how to create it.

Secure Innovation Management for US Government-Wide Mandates

IdeaScale

In 2011 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a government-wide cloud security memo and guidance policy known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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.

5 Things Innovative Companies Can Learn From Amazon

InnovationManagement

It is no secret that Amazon is a titan of industry. Given their tremendous success, they are quite obviously doing more than a few things right.

Game-Changer’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Game-Changer

2017 was a good year in many ways. For one, it was my 10 year anniversary as a blogger ! Yes, I’ve been writing Game-Changer since 2007. And as I’ve done in years past, here are the 10 most popular posts of 2017. A Critical Measure of Innovation: Leadership and Priorities.

12 Reasons Budget Meetings Aren’t Strategic and 3 Ways to Fix Them

BrainZooming

It’s that time. Organizations are reviewing budgets for the year ahead. While everyone hopes these meetings are smart, strategic, and have a meaningful impact on the business , that rarely seems to be the case. 12 Reasons Budget Meetings Aren’t Strategic.

Before Tom Peters, before Peter Drucker, we had Mary Parker Follett

Tim Kastelle

What year do you think this quote is from? There are three ways of dealing with difference : domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.

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.