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! ]].

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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.”

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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).

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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.

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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.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

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.

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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! ]].

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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.

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Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Holidays are Good for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Design and marketing are integral to the process of turning good ideas into successful innovations. And I believe that these are best integrated into the innovation process as early as possible, making the product story and the user interface an integral part of our innovative product or service.

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

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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.

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.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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?

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.

What is a “Fail Fast” Organizational Culture?

Innovation Excellence

How could developing a “fail fast” culture help organizations unfreeze, survive, flow and flourish with the current levels of fear, ambiguity, uncertainty, volatility and instability in 21st century organizations?

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.

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.