Sat.Aug 24, 2019 - Fri.Aug 30, 2019

4 Steps to Build a Thriving Innovation Ecosystem


RocketSpace is an established ecosystem connector working together with corporations, startups, and investors to identify opportunities and foster innovation. As a consultant at RocketSpace, I work to identify pain areas and provide cross-industry, cross-technology solutions.

It’s A Rush Job: The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Taking On Work With A Short Deadline

The Human Factor

contributed post –. From consulting to construction at some point in your career, you are going to be asked if you can do a rush job. That is whether you squeeze a project for a customer into a, particularly short deadline.

How do you make a culture of innovation stick?


100%Open is not a culture change agency, it’s an open innovation company whose mission is to connect the suits and the sneakers. So how come we get involved in many transformation and learning programmes?

Top 1000 companies that spend the most on Research & Development (charts and analysis)

Idea to Value

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.

What Is The Purpose Of A Business?

Digital Tonto

Today, business leaders need to manage for mission, not for metrics. Purpose cannot be reduced to a simple concept like shareholder value. Related posts: 4 Things Every Leader Should Know About. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What companies today can learn from Exponential Organisations


As the information-based world moves exponentially, many companies face the risk of being left behind and become obsolete. Drawing inspiration from exponential organisations, we pinpoint the key attributes that make ExOs so extraordinary.

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VUCA is a matter of perspective

RTI Innovation Advisors

VUCA is the new black. Suddenly everyone has realized that sometimes the economy or markets are volatile or uncertain. If I were older and cranky I'd blame this on the millennials, not because they are millennials but because they've never lived with a stock market that goes down.

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It’s Ecosystems, Not Inventions That Truly Change the World

Innovation Excellence

Imagine yourself as the CEO of a Dow component company in 1919. You are fully aware of the technological forces that would shape much of the 20th century, electricity and internal combustion. You may have even be an early adopter of these technologies. Still, everything seems like business as usual.

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Growth Happens When You Stretch


I’ve been going to the gym since I was 18; almost half of my life. In muscle building parlance, to grow muscle you have to stretch it; you have to feel discomfort. You have to force it. Muscle builders pursue the burn because when you do it right, you’re sore the next day.

Save the Date: Register for IdeaScale’s Summer Webinar!


Learn what’s new in our webinar.?. Open innovation, intrapreneurship, crowdsourcing. No matter what methods your innovation strategy involves, we’re talking about how our new features and updates will help you build a stronger, more innovative company September 4th in our online webinar.

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.

Q&A With An Executive: How To Feed An Innovation Funnel

Strategyzer Innovation

A short while ago, I had a coffee chat with the Chief Digital Officer of an ASX100 consumer goods company who is currently leading the digital transformation of a product-based company into the digital world.

The Long Sleep: Innovative Product Gestation

Innovation Excellence

You could call it hibernation, but that’s too kind. You could call it neglect, yet some are working on it pushing the proverbial boulder up the corporate mountain. To be kind, let’s simply call it The Long Sleep.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation


According to research conducted by Accenture , 96% of the studied executives agreed that the long-term success of their companies depends on their ability to innovate. However, not all businesses succeed in innovation.

Open Innovation Experiment Joins the Fight against Cancer


Open innovation is giving doctors another tool to fight cancer. There is no computer more powerful or creative than the human mind, and coordinating dozens, hundreds, or thousands of them can draw forth amazing results.

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 Innovation in pharma broken?

The Future Shapers

By now, there is no question that innovation is a growth source for companies independent of size and industry. Some executives are going as far as seeing innovation as an essential way for companies to accelerate the pace of change in today’s global business environment.

Top 50 Innovation Twitter Sharers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

We thought it would be a fun summer activity to pull together a list of the top innovation personalities and information sharers on twitter.

Do You Know Your Company’s Implementation Rate?


With the rise of the innovation department, numerous organizations are focusing their attention on their company’s ideation rate.

Does Financial regulation inhibit Innovation?


The Financial Sector in the UK is arguably the heart of the economy. In 2018 alone the financial services sector contributed £132 billion to the UK economy , 6.9% of total economic output. .

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.

How to Lead Virtual Teams [4 Key Traits of Virtual Leadership]


“Dave—it’s been an honor and a privilege working with you these past 12 years, but my family and I will be moving to Florida in the spring so I must regretfully tender my resignation.”.

How to Design for Success

Innovation Excellence

What do they want? Some get there with jobs-to-be-done, some use Customer Needs, some swear by ethnographic research and some like to understand why before what. But in all cases, it starts with the customer. Whichever mechanism you use, the objective is clear – to understand what they need.

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Innovation Q&A – 30+ Common Questions About Innovation


Working with our customers and partners involves a lot of interesting conversations about innovation. People often have quite many questions around it, and we've noticed that some of those are being asked more frequently than others. Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Questions

How to Implement the Balanced Scorecard

Cascade Strategy

The Balanced Scorecard is one of the best known strategy frameworks ever created. It's been used by thousands of organizations since the 1980's, when it was originally devised by Robert Kaplan and David Norton. It's also one of the first things you'll learn about on a business or management degree.

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?

Flagging out in logistics and its negative effects

Lead Innovation

The practice of flagging out in international freight transport has increased considerably since the end of the 1990s. You can read in this article where the reasons for this are to be found and what effects are associated with it. logistics

Truth Behind Sears Collapse and How Your Business Can Avoid It

Innovation Excellence

Common wisdom has it that Sears just couldn’t keep up with Amazon. The truth is much more interesting and holds a critical lesson that you need to know to build your business and brand. Richard Sears was brilliant.

A Quick Guide to the Kaizen Methodology


If you are exploring ways to make your organization more efficient and better at sustaining continuous improvement, you may have come across references to the Kaizen Methodology.

Deutsche Telekom, Digital Credit Union And Telenet Reveal Their Digital Transformation Secrets

The Future Shapers

Digital transformation is not easy. Particularly when you consider that, reputedly, around 70% of all transformation programs fail to meet expectations or their objectives. That means only 30% of programs succeed.

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.

Can a Stale Business Break Through and Innovate?

Innovators Alliance

Do you recall when you first started your business? Can you remember what it was like when you were just figuring things out? Every day seemed to be full of breakthroughs, accomplishments, and exciting opportunities for growth.

It’s Not Enough to Drive Change, You Also Have to Survive Victory

Innovation Excellence

In early 2004, Viacom announced it would spin off Blockbuster Video, leaving CEO John Antioco master of his own fate. He moved quickly to meet the threat posed by Netflix head on, launching Blockbuster Online in 2004 and, after successfully testing the concept in a few markets, ending late fees in early 2005. Still, not. Innovation Blockbuster Iraq Netflix

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Strategy Deployment Tips for 2020


It may seem early to start thinking about the strategic plan for 2020 , but the kids are back in school, and pumpkin spice is on the shelves, so it is time to start at least planning for the plan.

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These 6 trends improve the transport logistics of tomorrow

Lead Innovation

Globalization demands logistics that function more and more efficiently. At the same time, transport by ship, plane and truck must become more environmentally friendly. Read in this blog post which trends will make global transport more efficient and sustainable. logistics

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.