August, 2014

The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

StartX , a nonprofit startup accelerator, recently devoted an entire day to the role of design in early-stage companies. One panel included Laura Klein, Todd Zaki-Warfel, Christina Wodtke, and Mike Long. Each panelist had made their mark on how design is done in start-ups: Laura wrote the influential O’Reilly book on UX for Lean Startups, and Todd penned the bestselling Rosenfeld Media Prototyping book.

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10 Awesome Lessons on Innovation from Great Explorers

Gijs Van Wulfen

This advertisement ran in a London newspaper in 1913. Could you have imagined answering it? If you did, you are a real innovator. Besides you, over 1000 men did. They were hoping to be chosen for an Antarctic exploration led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Want a new market ready for innovation? Find it on Craigslist

Improvides

If you're looking for opportunities to launch new and innovative businesses, the best place to start looking appears to be Craigslist Craigslist is one of the granddaddies of the internet. It's been around since 1995 (older than some entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley!), and frankly is as basic-looking as a website can get. It also has customised […]. Originally published at Want a new market ready for innovation? Find it on Craigslist. Blog articles Craigslist innovation startups

Crowdsourcing and User Innovation Conference 2014

Open Innovation

The 2014 "Open and User Innovation Conference" is over and Academy is about to begin. Before I get two immersed in AOM, let me offer a few belated insights about #OUI2014 and why it remains relevant — and (I argue) central — for OI and UI scholars.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Gentlemen, This is a Football

Technology Created

Vince Lombardi was a legendary coach. There’s no debating that. His record was 96 wins against 34 losses. He won six division championships, two conference championships and two Super Bowls.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

This is part three of a three-parts article co-written with innovation-3 ‘s Frank Mattes. The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect.

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How Vendor Contracts Influence M&A Discussions

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

As consolidation picks up, buyers and sellers must examine their vendor contracts to make sure terms and pricing are in their favor

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10 Awesome Lessons on Innovation from Great Explorers

Gijs Van Wulfen

This advertisement ran in a London newspaper in 1913. Could you have imagined answering it? If you did, you are a real innovator. Besides you, over 1000 men did. They were hoping to be chosen for an Antarctic exploration led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

I’m now home after 3 conferences and 2 weeks on the East Coast. During the trip, much of my time — and all of my speaking roles — was spent talking about networks, communities, ecosystems and platforms.

Consequential DisruptionDISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

Linda Bernardi

Why Global Disruption is not enough. We Need to Disrupt MEANINGFULLY! As you know, I have been a strong advocate of disruption leading to innovation from the 1st day of my career post graduate school (Mathematics) at BBN (Bolt Beranek & Newman) in Cambridge. We invented things that did not exist and in as […]. Blog Disruption Innovation consequential disruption device innovation enterprise gadget innovation

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Setting Innovation Goals at American Cancer Society

Innovation Leader

The American Cancer Society's new Managing Director of Product Innovation talks about building an innovation team, setting goals, and collaborating within a large non-profit

How Heathrow Airport Clears Emerging Tech for Take-Off

Innovation Leader

London’s Heathrow Airport handles 72 million passengers a year. Amidst the need for operational efficiency, Richard Harding explains what the innovation team has achieved

How DuPont’s Innovation Centers Bring It Closer to Customers

Innovation Leader

Karen Weining of DuPont explains how the pioneering materials company has been collaborating with customers at its network of 12 innovation centers around the world

What are Fidelity, Schlumberger & Others building for Glass?

Innovation Leader

Companies are experimenting with Glass apps for airline check-in personnel, oilfield workers, and assembly line workers. The hoped-for benefits are better service and more productivity

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why Intuit Says ‘You Never Know’ about Ideas until You Test ‘Em

Innovation Leader

Executive Bennett Blank explains how Intuit is creating infrastructure that encourages teams to test ideas in the market to help determine which ideas hold real promise

Disney SVP on How Accelerator Program Led to New Partnerships

Innovation Leader

With the Walt Disney Co. about to launch the second round of its Disney Accelerator program for startups, we caught up with Michael Abrams, Senior Vice President of Innovation

Xerox CTO on Connecting Research to Customer Pain Points

Innovation Leader

Sophie Vandebroek of Xerox discusses how the company connects to emerging customer needs and how her team solves customers problems fast

Decisions for the 1st WOIC

Open Innovation

After several meetings by the co-chairs and hundreds of reviews, the acceptance decisions have been made for the World Open Innovation Conference 2014. Authors have been notified and people can start making their plane and hotel reservations. December's Program The program chairs — Chesbrough, Piller, Tucci and West — were overwhelmed with the interest in our inaugural conference.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Can You Get It For Me Wholesale?

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Study Finds Renegotiating Core Services Contracts Can Yield Huge Savings

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Awesome Innovation Infographic To Double Your Effectiveness

Gijs Van Wulfen

Take a closer look at the Innovation Infographic as pdf. Starting innovation is for many a struggle to master. A study of Booz & Company shows only a quarter of all companies are effective at the start of innovation. And Stage-Gate Guru Robert Cooper shows that of every seven new product/service projects, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched, and only one succeeds. You might recognize some of the struggles in practice: “Our short-term mindset rules.”

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Awesome Innovation Infographic To Double Your Effectiveness

Gijs Van Wulfen

Take a closer look at the Innovation Infographic as pdf. Starting innovation is for many a struggle to master. A study of Booz & Company shows only a quarter of all companies are effective at the start of innovation.

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