October, 2018

The Future of Corporate-Startup Collaboration

The Inovo Group

“Collaboration can no longer be viewed as an optional extra, it’s a strategic imperative. Startups are now widely recognised as invaluable sources of innovation, fueling growth and providing pioneering business solutions”. Aline Santos, Unilever EVP for Global Marketing. Highlights.

Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

HYPE Innovation

A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. Some companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in that time. Other companies experience something different.

5 Corporate Innovations Models That Make the Most Sense for Businesses

Rocketspace

The world's leading enterprises commit to ongoing corporate innovation. In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, businesses are looking for new ways to create better products, capture more prospects, maximize sales, and. Corporate Innovation

Don’t be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

Destination Innovation

Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant. Zebras are people who see things in black and white. They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs. The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump.

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.

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

How do we find answers to knowing what measures give us for success in any digital transformation? Are today’s measures relevant to tomorrow, are they still based on our legacy system of measurement, when a business was operating in a stable, predictable environment?

The Emotion Philosophy Behind Emotion AI

Game-Changer

After working for a year on emotion AI, I can confirm that human emotions are complex; we don’t really understand them. And training a computing system to recognize them as a human does is even more difficult.

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Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Innovation Capital

HYPE Innovation

Innovation capital is one of the primary catalysts to value creation. And while understanding and investing in innovation capital is crucial, building innovation capital lacks the focus it deserves. In fact, it isn’t even on most people's radar.

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15 Startups to Watch in Food-Tech

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation food tech agriculture

Four Questions that every Entrepreneur must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you are planning a new product or a new business then you will probably need to get some approvals. You might need to raise some finance. In either case you have to convince some sceptical decision makers. Here are four key questions that they will want you to answer: Problem.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality.

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.

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

Game-Changer

I’ve talked at length about how companies aiming to attract innovators to their organization shoot themselves in the foot , because the culture they have doesn’t embrace innovation. Still, let’s ask: How do you hire innovators?

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How to look beyond product innovation in medium enterprises

Exago

One of the most common myths when leading idea management in medium enterprises is that you should strongly focus efforts on product innovation, as the ultimate goal is to have the next big thing.

How To Prepare Your Kids For a Post-Digital Age

Digital Tonto

The jobs of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines and value will shift from cognitive to social skills Related posts: How We Should Prepare Our. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Education

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Key Challenges Facing The Mobility Industry

Rocketspace

The mobility industry is changing. As autonomous and electric cars become the norm, what will the infrastructure look like? How many charge points are needed to sustain demand? How long will it take to charge each vehicle? What will the queues be like?

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.

The Innovation Journey Map

Destination Innovation

The Customer Journey Map is a popular management tool. It is a visual representation of customer interactions with a company and a tool to investigate, analyse and thus improve customer experiences.

Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Paul Hobcraft

Recently I was exploring the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and read an excellent Whitepaper from Aras Corp , one of the leading PLM solution providers.

Ignore Culture At Your Own Peril

Game-Changer

When I was 3 – 4 years old my love for Disney started. I had seen the movies but everything changed the moment I set foot in Disneyland. I still get excited even though I’ve been to Disneyland a bunch of times.

65% of Venture Capital-backed deals fail to return investment, and only 4% make substantial returns

Idea to Value

Everyone knows that investing in innovative new ideas carries a degree of risk. However, new data from Correlation Ventures shows just how risky investing in new companies can be. The chart above shows the financial outcomes for 21,640 different financing deals between 2004 and 2013 (note that these were the total number of deals, not individual companies).

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.

7 Must-Read Books on Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

Part of good business is reading business theory. Innovation strategy is an enormous topic, and staying current can be an intimidating task.

The 5 Benefits of a Corporate Partnership With Innovative Startups

Rocketspace

If you haven't invested in a startup-corporate partnership for your business, you could be missing out on valuable growth opportunities. In fact, many of the world's leading corporate stakeholders continually lean on. Corporate Innovation

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Encourage Action with the Get Out of Jail Free Card

Destination Innovation

Is your organization a little too comfortable? Are your people risk averse? Is there a blame culture? How can you encourage innovation by getting men and women to be more adventurous and entrepreneurial? How can you get them to take more risks?

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What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. Often, we are dealing in the unknowns and uncertainties. We continually lack facts, we keep seeking validation. We are pressured for results.

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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.

The Early Adopter Challenge: Everyone is Afraid of Being First

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies. All of these technologies are in the news 24/7. Yet, most organizations and governments are behind the technology curve. They’re either slow adopters or stagnant.

The Story Behind The World’s Most Incompetent Drawings

Tim Kastelle

Language Warning right at the start! I recently gave a talk at a workshop for the International CFO Forum in Singapore. After it was done, one of the participants came up to me and said: “Can I ask you a question about your slides?” ” “Sure,” I replied.

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Will Blockchain Disrupt the Healthcare Industry?

IdeaScale

Medical technology is advancing quickly, and yet, where blockchain fits is an open question. One of the biggest concerns in health care is records. Patient records, their portability, their access, and who has them is on the minds of doctors, patients, and government regulators.

How to Vet Startups for Corporate Partnership

Rocketspace

How can corporations determine whether or not a startup will be a good partner, looking beyond their funding and general market traction? Below, we will guide you through the top 5 questions to ask when evaluating a startup.

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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.

How Amazon Innovates

Digital Tonto

It's not any one practice, but how its culture and practice are so deeply intertwined that makes Amazon one of the most innovative companies on the planet. Related posts: How IBM Innovates. How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Amazon Culture Innovation Strategy

How much innovation energy does your bureaucracy have left?

RTI Innovation Advisors

One factor I've been considering for some time has to do with the power of a corporate bureaucracy to create or block change. On one hand, bureaucracies are good, in that they codify practices, principles and processes and allow people to get more done quickly as a unit than they might get done alone. Bureaucracies were created to allow people to scale concepts, inventions, products and ideas. However, any bureaucracy comes with a certain amount of baggage.

How Does Playing Video Games *Actually* Affect Your Brain And Well-Being?

Game-Changer

In my 11 years blogging here I may have written about my love for video games 3 to 5 times. Using those posts to highlight ways that game developers and designers push the boundaries of immersion. When my mom bought me the Nintendo entertainment system my life changed.

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A culture of innovation? It all starts with hiring

HYPE Innovation

Creating a culture that has a thirst for and thrives on innovation is the holy grail of business today. But it’s not as tangible, nor as easy, as creating processes, borrowing best practices, and funding innovation initiatives.

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!