November, 2020

Setting the right innovation challenge

Paul Hobcraft

Image Atos [link]. Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. Atos employees 110,000 across 73 countries with annual revenue of Euro 12 billion.

Survey shows the most important skills for 2025 will be creativity and innovation

Idea to Value

According to the new 2020 Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, there will be an increasing demand for skills related to Innovation and Creativity between now and 2025.

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10 Principles for Transformational Change

Digital Tonto

Positive change never happens by itself. Any significant change always inspires fierce resistance and we need to overcome that resistance to bring change about. The post 10 Principles for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Fly, Crash, Adapt

Destination Innovation

Paul MacCready. Paul MacCready (1925 – 2007) was an aeronautical engineer and inventor of the first human-powered aircraft. MacCready was born in Connecticut to family of doctors. He was fascinated by engineering and airplanes from a young age. At 15 he won a national model building contest.

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Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

The Exago Smart Blue Jay release is out. A new experience for all innovators

Exago

Starting today, our leading, brand-new-look idea management platform makes it simpler and more appealing to participate in the innovation challenge. Plus, it highlights outcomes and user rankings, and you can check out all your activity, tasks and points on one new profile page.

What type of innovation are you talking about?

Strategyzer

People often don't understand each other when they talk about innovation. The main reason for this confusion is that there are different types of innovation. To be understood, it is fundamental to specify what type of innovation you are talking about. Corporate Innovation Management

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Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Idea to Value

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

We Need To Rethink Agility For The Post-Digital Age

Digital Tonto

Over the past few decades, we have largely been moving faster and faster down a predetermined path. Over the next few decades, however, we’ll increasingly need to explore multiple domains at once and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Most good innovation is offensive

Jeffrey Phillips

If you are a football fan, the way I am, you know the old adage: defense wins championships. For years, decades even, defense held sway in the coaching ranks. Everyone seemed to believe, and it was often proven out, that the teams with the best defense would win the championships and the Super Bowl.

TASC: A Practitioner’s Tool for Better Results in Open Innovation

InnovationManagement

Despite its popularity as a way to promote innovations, organizations face challenges in their open innovation (OI) initiatives. As knowledge flows are vital for the success of OI initiatives, organizations should identify right partners in their open innovation implementations.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

The Most Common Experiment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Strategyzer

The best plans for experimentation don’t always come through. We’ve learned this in working with teams to design, run, and analyze experiments over the years. Part of learning this process is becoming more proficient at quickly running experiments while making progress through data-driven insights.

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Adjusting to a changing world

Paul Hobcraft

The issue we must tackle today, is how we go about adapting to the changing world? One that will be able to take all the advantages of the changes all businesses are undergoing, how societies will be adjusting and responding.

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Podcast S4E86: Linda Naiman – Creative Resilience

Idea to Value

We speak with award-winning designer and artist Linda Naiman. Linda is the founder of Creativity at Work and helps organizations develop creativity, innovation, and leadership capabilities, through coaching, training and consulting.

Innovation Isn’t Just About What You Know, It’s About Who You Talk To

Digital Tonto

The best innovators are not necessarily the smartest or even the hardest working, but those who actively build up a strong network of collaborators. What’s becoming clear is that collaboration is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

I don't want to live in a Ready Player One world

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm working with a startup, focused on the future of nutrition. This is not my first startup, or as we used to say in Texas, my first rodeo, and I doubt it will be my last. I've had the good fortune to work in several startups that had different trajectories.

The Exago Smart Blue Jay is here. A new experience for all innovators

Exago

Following the launch of the Exago Smart app, 2020 now brings the Blue Jay Desktop Release – smart and captivating, offering more engagement and keener decisions. Our leading, brand-new-look idea management platform makes it simpler and more appealing to participate in the innovation challenge. The post The Exago Smart Blue Jay is here. A new experience for all innovators appeared first on Exago.

Interview with Stefan H. Thomke, Author of “Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments”

InnovationManagement

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Stefan H.

We are searching for new pathways

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems and Platforms are our pathways to a new innovation future. Ecosystems have suddenly become of age, as they can be formed around common concepts fairly rapidly, they can enable cross-cutting innovation to be delivered in highly collaborative ways.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Podcast S4E88: Moodi Mahmoudi – Ideas are not the same as innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Co-Founder of the NEXT Business Design App, Moodi Mahmoudi. We speak about why ideas are worthless, how software is changing the Business Design world, and why ideas suck.

What We Can Learn From The Failure Of Quibi

Digital Tonto

Probably the most important thing we can learn from Quibi’s failure is to not believe your own PR. Plan for and prepare things to go wrong. Nobody really knows anything until it can be observed in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

IdeaScale Podcast – How NYU Was Able to Successfully Drive Change

IdeaScale

Change management is a crucial part of innovation. Organizations must keep moving forward for transformation to occur. Universities are responsible for driving innovation. One 2018 study revealed funding for university research grew more than 5.5% each year over a ten year period.

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Innovation Rarely Occurs From The Inside

Game-Changer

For things to change, someone has to start thinking and acting differently. Most of the time, it’s maverick’s who challenge the status quo; not incumbents. For all the talk about corporate innovation going on, truth is there’s not much going on. Most of it is just talk.

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Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

What is a Virtual Innovation Lab?

InnovationManagement

The Virginia Department of Transportation created their own Virtual Innovation Lab, where they collaborate to solve problems related to remote work, engineering topics, safety, and more with the help of their entire distributed workforce. Learn more in this December 15th webinar!

Pace of innovation – The ultimate competitive advantage

The Future Shapers

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

Podcast S4E87: Sahar Yousef – Making Superhumans

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Sahar Yousef. She is one of the youngest faculty members of UC Berkeley. In her 10 years of research on Making Superhumans, she has found ways to improve mental performance in as little as 7 weeks.

The Dignity Economy

Digital Tonto

In the final analysis, ideology should serve people, not the other way around. The success of a society needs to be measured by the well-being of the people who live in it. If we increase GDP, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Is Sanitizing and Reusing PPE a Viable Innovation Strategy?

IdeaScale

The COVID-19 global pandemic led to a shortage of products such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper. While those are not products that can be reused, it may be possible to sanitize and reuse others like certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Innovation Inception: 3 ideas to unlock the minds of leaders

Strategyzer

Over the past 50 years, the average life span of companies in the S&P 500 has been cut in half. It is more critical than ever to help leaders increase the resilience in their organization.

Frugal Banking: An Opportunity to Create Customer Value in the Future?

InnovationManagement

Investments that are necessary to innovate and serve customers are no longer sustainable while COVID-19 hastens the need to exploit the potential of digital innovations. Serving customers accurately during unprecedented times requires a new mindset and business model innovations.

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4 Ways to Unplug from the Present and Plug into the Future

Daniel Burrus

What if I told you there is a way to predict and even pre-solve the problems and challenges your organization will face and plug into the future? Most people believe such a concept is impossible; a crystal ball as such doesn’t really exist.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!