January, 2019

If You Want To Change The World, You Need To Start With Small Groups, Loosely Connected But United By A Shared Purpose

Digital Tonto

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Generational Shift: Is There Room for Business Conduct to Evolve?

Innovators Alliance

*This article was originally circulated in a Candido Consulting Group newsletter.

Broadening the church of Open Innovation

The Future Shapers

Open Innovation is about increasing the innovation potential of firms by opening them up to new ways of working with external organisations.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Adapted from original source [link]. An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow.

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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.

Deliberately Look in a Different Direction

Destination Innovation

Until 1954 there was only one television channel in the UK. It was the publicly owned BBC. In that year the government auctioned licences for commercial TV stations. These would be regional operations which could offer advertising on TV for the first time.

The Tyranny of the Blank Page: How to get over writer’s block

Idea to Value

Why are blank pages so scary? Whether it is in the form of a book to be written, a presentation to be delivered, a song to be scribed or any other creative output. The sight of a blank page is enough to prevent many people from ever getting started. But why is this?

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Why innovation leaders should invest in collaboration in 2019

Exago

Leadership is undoubtedly a critical piece of the business innovation puzzle. In fact, a recent study showed that the highest performing companies centralise their innovation strategy in upper management, meaning it is often those at C-level who push for innovation within a company.

Top 10 Innovation Blog Posts of 2018

HYPE Innovation

Imagine getting your ears chopped off for being innovative. Back in the 17th century, innovators were considered troublemaking disruptors of peace – and there was a price to pay for that. Fortunately, things have changed!

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Building the Single Innovation Digital Platform Environment

Paul Hobcraft

Aras PLM Platform Image courtesy of Aras. Throughout the past couple of years, I have been constantly arguing about the need to put innovation management on a digital platform.

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Lateral Thinking in the Fight Against Crime. The Northern Bank Robbery Story.

Destination Innovation

On the night of Sunday 19 December 2004, two groups of armed men, masquerading as police officers, arrived at the homes of Christopher Ward and Kevin McMullan in Belfast. Both men were officials of the Northern Bank, one of the largest banks in Northern Ireland.

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.

How to think of failure like a scientist

Idea to Value

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Looking for an Event Agency in London? These 5 Agencies Are at the Top of Their Field

Rocketspace

Planning a corporate event is an exciting but demanding task. It is a chance to highlight your business and achieve dramatic results. Whether a seminar, conference, retreat, or product launch, planning your own event can leave. Event Venue

How to Build a Company Culture That Promotes Innovation

IdeaScale

Your innovation strategy should be as unique as your employees. Fundamental to any form of innovation in any company is the voices of employees.

Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom.

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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!

Materials Science May Be The Most Important Technology Of The Next Decade. Here’s Why:

Digital Tonto

A vast acceleration in our ability to create new, advanced materials will power industries from energy to manufacturing Related posts: Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important Technology In The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation Materials Science

Bad news does not Travel up the Hierarchy

Destination Innovation

Flight Crew of the Challenger. On January 28 1986 the NASA Space Shuttle, Challenger, broke apart shortly after take-off from Cape Canaveral. Five NASA astronauts and two civilian scientists were killed.

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Why most innovation and creativity training are NOT designed to deliver results

Idea to Value

Check out the short video above to understand why most innovation and creativity trainers don’t actually care about the results for your business. This has been something that has bothered me for all of the years I have been in this industry.

Research and Development Innovation: The Shift from Traditional R&D to Corporate Venture

Rocketspace

In 2017, $782 billion was spent globally on R&D, an 11% increase from 2016 , which was largely driven by Chinese efforts as well as by global conglomerates, such as Amazon.

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?

How HR Impacts Corporate Innovation

IdeaScale

The right people make the difference in innovation. Human Resources is sometimes overlooked as a source of innovation.

It's past time to reintroduce risk into corporations

Jeffrey Phillips

I was on a conference call recently, discussing an upcoming keynote that I'll deliver to a academic-federal government program meant to accelerate new technologies from basic research into the market. We were talking about the "ecosystem" of contributors that can help move basic research from academia and research labs to market. One participant talked about the role that large corporations could play, and sometimes do play, in commercializing new technologies.

Business Pundits Love To Say These 4 Things — None Of Them Are True

Digital Tonto

Anytime someone tells you there is a simple fix to a complex problem, you're probably being sold a fairy tale Related posts: Innovation “Gurus” Love To Talk About These 4 Myths — None Of Them Are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management

7 Components That Make For A Great Startup Company Culture

Game-Changer

Startups boast about their culture, but most of the time they can’t even explain why it’s special.

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.

What are the three things every idea needs to be successful? The balanced breakthrough model

Idea to Value

What are the three things which every idea needs to be successful? At Deloitte, we have found that in order for an idea to succeed, it needs to possess three key attributes. Together, these three criteria form what we call the Balanced Breakthrough model. The Balanced Breakthrough Model.

3 Actionable Attributes to Create Innovation Culture

Rocketspace

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Why Fostering a Spirit of Curiosity Spurs Enterprise Innovation

IdeaScale

Asking questions makes companies better. Curiosity is “a strong desire to learn or know something.” You’d think that would be highly prized in society and the workplace alike. However, in some cases, people don’t necessarily value curiosity.

What 2019 holds for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I wrote my obligatory look back at 2018 article on innovation recently, so it is natural that we should turn our attention to where innovation will take us in 2019. In the 2018 review I made some disparaging remarks about Apple, which may or may not have caused it to lose a tremendous amount of market capitalization. Or perhaps the stock was overvalued and Apple has become more interested in margin than in innovation. I'll let you, gentle reader, be the judge.

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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.

How Google Partners With The World’s Top Minds To Power Its Innovation Machine

Digital Tonto

It's a long-term game plan designed to establish deep relationships based on cutting edge science and embed that knowledge deeply into just about everything Google does Related posts: Google’s (not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Google Innovation

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When An Organization Minimizes The Fear People Feel On The Job, Performance is Maximized

Game-Changer

What drives someone to complain? Selfishness and frustration. Last week I published a post about complaining , driven by selfish reasons, and how it stands in our way of making progress. Today I’ll focus on frustration.

Disruptive Innovative Dominoes: How Great Leaders Inspire Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The world we live in is in a constant state of change. A 2014 study hinges on that axiom, attempting to quantify the accelerating rate of said change in a business/enterprise capacity by looking at the entry and exit of U.S. corporations in the S&P 500 index. “In

Corporate-Startup Innovation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Success Stories

Rocketspace

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.