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.

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.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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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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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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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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.

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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The Power of Being Wrong

Game-Changer

Anyone who achieves great things in any domain has the courage to be wrong. This means you’re willing to go against convention and look like an idiot. This is one characteristic that separates game-changers from everyone else; and it’s very uncommon.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

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.

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

Marketing Lessons from David and Goliath

Destination Innovation

Let’s start this marketing innovation blog with a Bible story from the book of Samuel. Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah.

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.

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

Bill Campbell’s Leadership Manifesto: It’s The People

Game-Changer

What makes a great coach? This question is at the heart of a new book. Trillion Dollar Coach tells the story of Bill Campbell, ex-football coach and CEO of Intuit, known for coaching many modern day entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

Be Hard To Kill

Game-Changer

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This is for all of you who feel miserable, are doubting yourself and feel like giving up. Please don’t. Entrepreneurship, doing anything that changes the games, is hard! Innovation is messy , it doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

4 Ways To Invest In Your Employees’ Creativity

IdeaScale

Is your organization centralized or decentralized when it comes to innovation? In a company where innovation is centralized, a specific department is tasked with innovating for the entire organization.

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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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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When Should You Collaborate and When Should You Compete?

Digital Tonto

You collaborate to reveal, but compete to develop and build. To build a great enterprise, you need to learn to do both zealously Related posts: 3 Paradigm Shifts That Will Drive How We Compete In. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Collaboration

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.

Why taking your best shot is all wrong in innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I was speaking with a prospective client recently and was dismayed to hear them talk about innovation in a manner that seems to suggest innovation is a "one and done" activity. Then a good friend introduced me to the book Loonshots, which I haven't read, but did listen to a podcast about. I'm not here to review Loonshots, but I do want to debunk the idea of innovation and its connotation to "shots" of any kind. We use this kind of language all the time - "take your best shot".

You Are Not Just Your Product Or Service. You Are Your Customer Experience

Game-Changer

A few weeks ago I treated myself to a deep tissue and hot stone massage. The place I went to was recommended by a friend, so I was looking forward to it. As someone who likes massages and spends some time watching YouTube videos on it, I’m “somewhat demanding” for what I’m paying for. Still, I arrived with no expectation and simply accepted a recommendation. The massage by itself was ok. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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Top Innovation Leaders and the Lessons They Teach

IdeaScale

Innovation can be sparked by anything, and these innovators can help. Innovation is all about a diversity of voices. The more perspectives on a problem, the more creative and effective the solutions to them will be.

Lesson 11 from true innovation managers. This is your final goal

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together pieces of wisdom from our clients, innovation managers, to truly bring innovation together. Finally, we reach Lesson 11. The post Lesson 11 from true innovation managers. This is your final goal appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation management innovation-journey innovation-results purpose

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!