November, 2016

The Productivity Problem

Digital Tonto

The price for securing our future amounts to only a small fraction of pennies on the dollar. How are we coming up short? Related posts: Is Digital Technology Really Making Us Any Better Off? The 3. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older

Idea to Value

I couldn’t wait to teach you some amazing insights I recently found out on how creativity evolves over time, so I just grabbed by phone and shot this quick video for you.

Without Experimentation There Is No Innovation


Established organizations want to better their operations, find a new way to go to market, increase customer loyalty or any other positive outcome that betters the business; with a predictable strategy. But better and different outcomes are not achieved in a straight line ; chaos is the norm.

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Open Innovation: 2 approaches towards value creation


Open Innovation has been around for years. Like any concept or technology, a time-lag exists between when it emerges, gets used by early adopters, and becomes usable by many. Open Innovation (OI) is no different.

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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Four Magic Phrases to Improve your Powers of Persuasion

Destination Innovation

Would you like to be more persuasive with people? How can you get people to like you, respect you and listen to your suggestions? Studies have shown these four simple expressions to be highly effective when used in the right circumstances: 1.

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When You Punish People for Asking Questions They Stop Asking


Questions invite collaboration and shared responsibility. Great leaders understand that it takes new questions to create a new future , and they’re not necessarily the ones asking those new questions; employees are.

Microsoft Reinvented the PC – Enter Surface Studio

Idea to Value

Today, it seems that every social or age group of buyers is divided into dozens of subcategories for which the computer manufacturers create new models. The diversification of computer market has led to the production of various types of models in the last few years.

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Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

I am so caught up in transformation, no, actually I am swimming in it. No gentle backstroke for me lapping in the digital transformations that are being written about, this is a hard swim, one I’m not sure I can stay afloat and make headway, yet I must, well actually we all must.

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.

Analytics: The Business Value Beyond New Ideas


Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go.

Why Do Some Technologies Just Never Seem To Die?

Digital Tonto

The technologies that endure do not merely innovate with respect to features and functionality, but create value through forming new connections. Related posts: The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

As the Manager, should you be present in the Brainstorm meeting?

Destination Innovation

You want to hold a meeting with the team you manage in order to generate some really creative ideas. You would like the group to challenge assumptions, think differently and come up with plenty of radical proposals. Here is the dilemma.

4 Ways To Be Useful and Stave off Irrelevance from Machines


Every revolution brings about change. The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key technologies that intersect to create one massive meta trend, underpinned by artificial intelligence. If A.I. reaches the point were it is truly autonomous, it might be the last invention humanity will create.

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.

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work. Rams is renowned for his “less, but better” design philosophy, which helped him design a number of iconic products for both Braun (electronics) and Vitsœ (furniture and the 606 Shelving system) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making both companies household names.

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Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviors of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. There is often a difference in understanding the value creating points between them.

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Unleashing Innovation Within Your Company


Is innovation embedded into every thread of your company? Or is innovation still something that is truly yet to be realized? Most companies have a huge untapped potential that they are not fully utilizing. Your employees, partners, customers and vendors have a plethora of ideas.

The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently

Digital Tonto

Revolutions don’t begin with a slogan. They begin with a cause. Related posts: Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. 6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate. How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and 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.

Knowledge as a social process


Walker’s Wagon Wheel tavern in the 1970s has a particularly important place in innovation history. Its name provides a great description of its role – like spokes on a wheel people and ideas converged on its centre and on a Friday night the air was full of conversation.

To Manage for Innovation is to Manage for Progress not Stability


Something extraordinary happened to the human species over the past two centuries: Economic growth transformed everyday life and changed poverty from a near-universal condition to a limited problem. The technologies that enabled this change emerged largely in Western Europe.

Innovation by design is better than innovation forced

Idea to Value

Some companies are born innovative, some achieve innovation and others have innovation thrust upon them. To be innovative at birth is a fine start for a company and to carry on innovating throughout its existence will make for a longer, richer life. To achieve innovation is a conscious process of directed change – of strategies, structures, systems, mindsets and cultures – and that too is very valuable.

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Lessons learnt on 164 real innovation management challenges


To see more clearly what has worked better – or hasn’t worked – with our own clients in recent, real innovation management initiatives, we’ve selected 10 with different size dimensions, from different countries and continents and a variety of sectors.

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.

Building a Strong Foundation for Change

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Will Sherlin of 3PillarGlobal about my latest book Charting Change on The Innovation Engine podcast.

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Can We Teach Algorithms Right From Wrong?

Digital Tonto

We need to treat the standards by which artificial intelligences will operate just as seriously as those that govern our legal systems and how we educate our children. Related posts: Here’s Why. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to turn around a failing program


Not all enterprise innovation programs go well - sometimes they crash and burn, and sometimes they slowly degrade until they fall off the radar.

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Is A.I. The New Buzzword?


Kevin Kelly is quoted as saying that “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI”. Indeed, and 2017 may well be the year A.I.

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.

Innovation is Potent Leadership

Idea to Value

You can’t outsource the important things. After working with more than 100 clients, we have noted one of the most critical factors in the success of an innovation project: if you outsource all of the work on your innovation projects, they will fail. It doesn’t matter if you use our humble Studio or a 7-figure firm from Palo Alto or London. Many good innovation firms can generate consumer insights and craft a winning portfolio of concepts that have the nature to change your top-line growth.

Leveraging Innovation Methods to Drive Strategic Initiatives


I recently had an opportunity to meet with a group of sustainability leaders who wanted to effectively combine Sustainability and Innovation. That's actually a very powerful way to drive your strategy & develop an innovation capability at the same time.

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Your ultimate innovation challenge – what works and what doesn’t


When it comes down to planning and developing your collaborative innovation initiatives, the way you identify, frame and share your organisation’s challenges with your targeted community is a key determinant of the success of your initiatives. The post Your ultimate innovation challenge – what works and what doesn’t appeared first on Blog Insights

Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most Advanced Technology

Digital Tonto

Tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Google are making some of their most advanced resources available to anyone who wants to use them. Related posts: How Technology Can Save Government. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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