May, 2018

The Single Most Important Skill of Great Innovators

Innovation Excellence

No matter how smart or creative you are, this one skill is what sets all great innovators apart from the rest of the crowd. Innovation is often thought of strictly as an act of creativity. The more creative you are the more innovative you will be. Not so. We are all creative. Yes, some more.

The Value of Innovation at a Time of Crisis

InnovationManagement

We often talk about the role of innovation in an age of constant, radical disruption, as defined by the 4th industrial revolution. Within this new environment, innovation leaders should play an essential role in helping the organization thrive and drive growth.

5 Valuable Innovation Lessons Companies can Learn from Google

IdeaScale

Google didn’t put the world at a fingertip without innovation. Is there a company that more perfectly defines modern life than Google?

The 7 (+1) things you have to do to succeed as an Innovation Director

Exago

As companies fight to stay ahead of the innovation curve, the role of the Innovation Director is developing and growing in significance.

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.

Why We Can't Innovate

Bill Fischer

In the face of disruptive innovation, most firms that we see recognize the threat fairly early, but fail to change the way that they go about innovating. They falsely believe that they "know" the customer, they champion the future, but invest in the present and they lack urgency

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Nine Cognitive Biases that lead us to make Bad Decisions

Destination Innovation

Thinking traps that steer us into wrong directions and poor decisions. Short video. The post Nine Cognitive Biases that lead us to make Bad Decisions appeared first on Destination Innovation.

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The Arrival and Potential of Knowledge Graphs into Our World

Paul Hobcraft

Knowledge Graphs have a real potential to become highly valuable, topical and relevant. If only we can get them prised out of the engineer, data scientists, or software experts hands.

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Innovation “Gurus” Love To Talk About These 4 Myths — None Of Them Are True

Digital Tonto

What worked for Steve Jobs or Elon Musk Might not work for you Related posts: 4 Myths About Innovation That “Gurus” Love To Tell. There Is No One True Path To Innovation. Innovation Is The Only True. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Creativity Linked to Emotional Intelligence

Game-Changer

Where do creative ideas come from? There are many sources, and no single one is better than others. The best ones, at least for me, come from a deep source of frustration or pain born from ones own experience or empathizing with someone else.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call

Exago

To help scale bold ideas to tackle the world's big social, environmental and economic issues, the Unilever partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is now calling on social enterprises to apply to TRANSFORM. To invite ideas and promote collaboration to further catalyse impact, they have chosen Exago’s open innovation software. The post TRANSFORM calls on social enterprises to apply to the open call appeared first on Exago.

What Does a Chief Innovation Officer Do?

IdeaScale

We continue to see more and more Chief Innovation Officers at the enterprise level. In this survey from 2015, researchers report that 43% of large companies have some sort of top innovation executive in place, which was up from 33% in 2011. But what does a Chief Innovation Officer do?

Why do we Underestimate the Power of Progress?

Destination Innovation

How well-informed are you about the state of the world? Please try this short quiz. How did you get on? Most well-educated people do badly in this little test. The average person gets only two or three questions right out of 13.

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is funny but that often-used phrase “ what goes around, comes around ” seems appropriate here.

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.

How Mental Models Drive Strategy, Often For The Worse

Digital Tonto

Our brains are wired to look to the past, not the future. Related posts: We Need To Switch Our Mental Models From Hierarchies To Networks. Why Digital Marketing Strategy is so Hard. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers

Game-Changer

Earlier in the week I was having a conversation with a friend who asked me about problem solving. He wanted to know my thoughts on the best way to learn how to solve problems. My response: If you want to learn about problem solving, learn from designers.

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Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

The Innovation Manager

Corporate Challenges to Innovation – How Do You Keep It Going

IdeaScale

This article is part 6 of a 5 part series, originally started on the Ever Evolving website , where we are taking a deep dive into the 5 common challenges to innovation that an organization faces. And, I admit, that is some funky math.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

When the Idea is Ahead of the Technology

Destination Innovation

Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure. Consider the common remote control for your TV set. The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955.

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

There is huge value in applying the three horizon framework into your thinking. It is as useful a framework that you can get to help decide where you are heading. It is not just for innovation application, that can determine innovation activities.

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It’s Not Just Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, The Internet Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

Digital Tonto

There's a massive security hole in cyberspace and we need to close it Related posts: The Internet, The Web and the Future of Media. In Defense of Facebook. Why Your Social Strategy Is Broken And How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Experience or potential? Which would you rather have?

Game-Changer

In last Thursday’s Innochat session about “Innovation and Experience” one of the questions posed was: How important is experience to the ability to innovate? Tomorrow is Thursday, #innochat day! Our topic: "Innovation and Experience" What is your experience of innovation?

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community

HYPE Innovation

How can an event be inclusive and exclusive at the same time? By appealing to a variety of professionals who work in a very narrow niche, of course. For example, to the professionals heading (and sometimes herding) innovation management efforts in their organizations. Open Innovation Events Trends & Future Thinking

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What the U.S. Coast Guard Can Teach Us About Innovation

IdeaScale

The Coast Guard has changed the game with innovation. When we look for inspiration with innovation strategy, we rarely consider organizations outside the corporate world. But it’s not just start-ups and big companies innovating.

What’s New In Corporate Innovation

Imaginatik

Could Blockchain Technology Help Avoid Another Cambridge Analytica? When you nestle up on the sofa and log into your favourite social media account or do a bit of online shopping are you aware, REALLY aware, how your data is being accessed and used, and by whom? Facebook, for example, generates tens of billions of dollars (and growing) a year in revenues from advertisers looking to use your highly targeted data, based on your social habits, hobbies, preferences etc.

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Return Value Back to Knowledge

Paul Hobcraft

“ Let’s return knowledge back to knowledge!” ” “Let’s return value back to knowledge” This held my attention. So now I want to draw this to your attention, the underlying story.

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!