December, 2016

Those That Get It Don’t Need It, and Those That Need It Don’t Get It

Tim Kastelle

An innovation paradox Here’s a central problem with trying to get any new idea to spread – often, those that get it don’t need it, while those that need it don’t get it. It’s a paradox. This leads to problems for people that have new ideas.

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The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

Paul Hobcraft

So if there was ever a time to clear the existing innovation agenda and rework the entire space for innovating, it is about to become the pressing reality as we enter into 2017. There are so many forces coming together that require this reworking.

Why innovation portfolios matter

OVO Innovation

At this point in business evolution, every CEO understands the need for more innovation. After a decade of reading about it, getting pounded over the head with the Jobs/Apple story and watching new innovations disrupt entire industries, businesses are starting to react. More and more of them are doing innovation, with drastically different outcomes. Some are successful. Many are making significant investments and have had little success. Some are frankly abject failures.

Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Most innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic. We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Building the Core Competencies for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

For my final post of the year, I went back to some of my thinking through around the building blocks needed in the core competencies for innovation we need to have in place.

How Successful Movements Inspire Lasting Change

Digital Tonto

if you want to effect lasting change today, it’s no longer enough to merely command resources, you have to inspire opponents to join your cause. History shows these movements follow a clear. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Five Reasons to Invest in the Change Planning Toolkit™

Braden Kelley

There are many reasons the Change Planning Toolkit™ is worth far more than the small cost to acquire an individual education license for the toolkit to learn about the tools and how to use them.

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How Steve Jobs predicted what would cause Apple to lose its innovative edge

Idea to Value

One of the most misunderstood concepts in innovation management is why some companies can bring their ideas to life and continue innovating, while in other companies good ideas get no traction and die.

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Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Innovators Don’t Outwork Non-innovators, They Out-think and Out-execute Them

Game-Changer

Ask any person or team who’s ever worked on and delivered a better future about their process and they’ll tell you it was a messy journey; not a straight line.

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Which innovation challenges are more easily implemented?

Exago

By analysing 164 real innovation challenges, we’ve seen how people more easily relate to – and want to have a say in – questions that are closely tied to, and disrupt, daily work routines. These are, for instance, ‘How can. Read More.

Please forget best practice, it is all about next practice

Paul Hobcraft

Often you hear the request made of “can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”. Firstly please forget best practice, this is a mistake for you in a rapidly changing world.

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Let’s Not “Yada Yada” Innovation

Digital Tonto

Innovation can never be distilled down to a single event. We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that details matter. Related posts: Apple’s Innovation Problem. How Innovation Really Happens. An. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Understanding innovation's past leads to incredible insight

OVO Innovation

We tend to be very short sighted, we corporate executives. Our lifespans are relatively brief, all things considered. There are over 240 years since the founding of the United States, and using a 20 year cycle for generations that suggests approximately 12 generations of people during that brief window. Most of us work for approximately 40 years, but we rarely consider the events or recent history before we started working.

What Top Gear vs. The Grand Tour teaches us about creativity vs ownership

Idea to Value

You may be asking yourself what comparing two shows about fast cars has to do with creativity. The answer is … quite a lot actually. Let me explain. It all comes down to a complicated juggling act which everyone and every company struggles with at one point or another: The legacy of previous ideas vs […]. Originally published at What Top Gear vs. The Grand Tour teaches us about creativity vs ownership. amazon creativity top gear

The Real Challenge of Leadership

Game-Changer

I’m writing this post for my friend Julio, who I hope takes the leadership challenge head on… Innovative leaders are cut from a different cloth from traditional ones.

Develop Your Annual Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

It’s that time of year when organizations close the books for the current year and start focusing on the next. As you work through your annual planning, it’s important to consider your annual innovation strategy as well.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Wow, Christmas already?

Exago

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How Brands Can Become Great Storytellers

Digital Tonto

Great storytelling is infinitely more than simply producing content. It is, in fact, no less than helping customers connect with the soul of your enterprise. Related posts: 4 Things Brands Need To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Coping with Digital Transformation: Adopting a Rapid Innovation Process

Hype

As we start to close out our 2016 year, apart from the rush to finish certain tasks off, it is a time of reflection and some forward thinking to welcome in the New Year. From my standpoint I am simply amazed at how the world seems to be spinning faster and faster.

Give the gift of creativity to your family in 2017, and merry Christmas

Idea to Value

Our Christmas gift to you: Get 25% off your first month of Deep Creativity Training (now only $9) by using the coupon code “THANKSNICK” at checkout. Seasons Greetings from me and everyone else at Idea to Value. It’s been a fantastic first year for us, with so much to celebrate: Starting the website in March. Hosting interviews and Webinars with some of the world’s top experts in Creativity and Innovation. Having more than 300,000 visitors.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

5 Challenges for the Next Economy

Game-Changer

A world of ubiquitous technology is here, we have to accept it. Understand that there’s no stopping the push of technology into our lives. There are many emerging technologies that will drive the Next Economy , creating the industries and jobs of the future.

Innovation Goes Beyond Bright Ideas

IdeaScale

When organizations talk about innovation, they are referring to generating bright ideas. They spend time thinking “out of the box” and hope to come up with a brilliant new idea. But innovation is not the Idea; it’s more than that.

Innovation ain't what it used to be

OVO Innovation

I'm a big fan of Geoffrey Moore's work on Crossing the Chasm, which is the idea that every market can be divided into segments: very early technology adopters, the early majority, the late majority and laggards. It's clear from history that there are always people who will adopt a new idea or technology even while others think it is unfinished or even risky. The vast majority will wait until the technology becomes a "whole product" and "crosses the chasm" according to Moore.

What A President Trump Could Do To Advance Innovation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that the opportunities we have today dwarf anything that came before. However, opportunities are only valuable if you seize them. Related posts: We Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

How Do You Deal With Digital Transformation?

Hype

Are you exploring digital transformation? Even if you're not, your company certainly is. DT is going to hit us all, you can't bail out of this one.

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Corporate Innovation Ventures: Separation vs. Integration

Innovation Excellence

Proper management of the separation vs. integration tension has proven to be a vital, while underestimated ingredient to effective scaling of internal ventures and external startups in corporate settings.

Amazon Go: Freedom from Checkouts and a Sign of Automation To Come

Game-Changer

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” — Authur C. Clarke. When technology works, it works like magic.

Creating Innovation Connections as the Customer Advocate

IdeaScale

As the customer advocate, you work closely with employees to keep customers at the forefront of innovation. You want your employees to innovate with the customer in mind. Your team, unit, division, and even enterprise should know what is most important to your customers.

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.