April, 2019

Here Is Why Companies Often Do A Lousy Job Innovating

Ankush Chopra

Does it come as a surprise to you if I tell you that most organizations are lousy at innovation? How else do you explain the fact that some great ideas languish in organizations whereas some poor ideas reach the market?

What I'ved learned so far about digital transformation and innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Lately I've been drinking from the firehose. It seems every day there are new reports on digital transformation and innovation. My good friend and collaborator Paul Hobcraft is constantly reviewing new reports and creating insights of his own, which inundate me with more information.

How Crowdsourcing Can Enhance Innovation Performance

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly popular in today’s business world.

How Do You Create an Innovation Culture?

HYPE Innovation

This is the second part of a two-part series in building an innovation culture. Make sure to read Part 1: What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture here ! People & Culture

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.

Are You Prepared to Run a Digital Business for the Digital Age?

Braden Kelley

In our digital age, all companies must change how they think, how they interact with customers, partners, and suppliers, and how their business works on the inside.

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Extending innovations value- appreciating the whole system.

Paul Hobcraft

There is always a time to reflect. It is when you have those spaces within your daily work you must take a view, a break, consider something that builds your energy up some more, to make it more resilient.

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Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019

Rocketspace

One thing noticeable amongst corporate innovation leaders is that they are constantly reading and discussing new concepts, models, and ideas. corporate innovation services blog corporate innovation books innovation books books on innovation top innovation books 2019 best books on innovative thinkin

How long ago did creativity evolve in humans?

Idea to Value

Creativity is a uniquely human trait. Many animals have evolved the ability to use tools, but this is usually the result of of them discovering this use by accident and then passing the knowledge on to other members of the group.

The Most Important Factors For Startup Success

Game-Changer

We’ve all, of course, read about the spectacular success of startups. It’s impossible to escape the amazing tales of people starting with an idea in a garage (think Apple) and growing it into a billion-dollar global business.

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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.

Innovating at Cloud Speed

Braden Kelley

Innovation in the software industry continues unabated. No longer do we have to program computers directly in ones and zeroes, with cumbersome paper punch cards, or even to craft every line of code by hand. We have entered a new … Continue reading → Innovation Technology

How to Stop Killing your Staff

Destination Innovation

Are you the kind of boss who gets in at 7.30 am, works hard till 7 pm and expects all your people to do the same? Are you finding it hard to recruit people who want to? Trust me when I tell you that this approach is not so good.

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So CX + DX needs IX for the transformations we need

Paul Hobcraft

We are on the brink of a transformation, a global one that connects us into information, knowledge, and insights in ever-powerful ways. thanks to the digital internet. We are also exploring the use of Artifical Intelligence (AI) more than ever.

24 Innovative Startups Making Climate Change Impact in 2019

Rocketspace

The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable. We’ve all witnessed heartbreaking viral news: a starving polar bear , whales washing up on shores with car parts in their stomachs , the deadliest wildfires in California history , and the worst tornadoes in Alabama in 30 years.

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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!

Is Busyness getting in the way of your Business?

Idea to Value

In today’s generation, there is so much pressure to “hustle” ( what some people call Entrepreneurial Porn ), that it is leading people to believe you need to be constantly busy in order to be successful.

10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 5: Evaluation and Recognition

HYPE Innovation

INTRODUCTION. This is the fifth and final part of the broader series on the 10 Rules of Innovation Management.

Innovation, Change and Transformation in London – Part One

Braden Kelley

I’m off to London tomorrow for my London Business School class reunion. And, while I’m looking forward to reuniting with my LBS classmates, I’m also looking forward to connecting in person with some of the smartest innovation, change and transformation … Continue reading → Change Innovation Business Transformation collaboration community London meetings

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Change the Point of Attack – Insights from Nelson

Destination Innovation

On October 21 1805, the French and Spanish fleets, consisting of 33 ships under the command of Admiral Villeneuve, were intercepted by a British fleet of 27 vessels under Admiral Nelson, off the coast of Cadiz in Spain.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

Paul Hobcraft

You sometimes need to kick yourself. Well in my case that seems to be increasing by the day. I have to confess I have drifted in and out of checking on Nesta , based in the UK. Different reasons, different focus areas partly although innovation keeps us together, well me checking in on them, I’m not so sure it is the same their end. Nesta is an innovation foundation. They state: “For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality. It also means changing lives for the better.

7 Global Food Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

The global food market is blazing. Last year was a golden year for food tech startups. According to PitchBook, 2018 set a decade-high record for VC investment in the space with food startups such as unicorn DoorDash and Instacart valued at $4.4B.

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Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?

IdeaScale

Ideas are more than brainstorming. It’s easier to begin a project than to take it to fulfillment and easier to rest on your laurels than to keep pushing. We’ve all learned this, whether it’s that new hobby or a newly launched business, and it also applies to ideas.

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

Leapfrogging

The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it.

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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.

Why your organisation should be applying innovation management to new product development

Exago

The pressure on businesses today is intense. To remain competitive, or even relevant, organisations must have the ability to innovate and to test, fail and succeed quicker in developing a new offering and new features.

The Maginot Line and the Fall of France

Destination Innovation

Image by Jean-LouisBourgogne from Pixabay. After their experiences in the first World War the British and French High Commands assumed that any new war with Germany would be similar to WW1 – a massive static engagement between two huge armies.

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Here’s What You Need To Know To Compete In An Ecosystem Driven World

Digital Tonto

To thrive in an ecosystem, you have to connect and build up the nodes around you Related posts: Today, You Need More Than A Market Strategy, You Need An Ecosystem Strategy. It’s Ecosystems, Not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems

For interesting innovation, ignore your instincts

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been around the block for a while, and every once in a while I'll tell the folks on my team who are younger than me what's likely to happen with a specific strategy or project. Since they are young and a bit wet behind the ears, it often comes as a surprise to them that I can predict with some degree of certainty what's likely to happen.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.