Sat.Jun 10, 2017 - Fri.Jun 16, 2017

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas. Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like.

Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts

Digital Tonto

We need to shift from an educational system that values what you can answer to one that values what you can ask. Related posts: 4 Government Programs That Drive Innovation. How We Should Prepare Our. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Putting the Daily Innovation Model together

Exago

We've seen how you can locate your position in the Daily Innovation Model, built to help companies see innovation as a daily function of their job. When we place the continua on two axes - incremental to radical and process to product - things get interesting and we end up with four quadrants.

Crowdsourcing vs. Open Innovation: What’s the Difference?

IdeaScale

Open innovation vs. crowdsourcing can be a tough call. What’s the difference between crowdsourcing and open innovation? It can feel like a simple question, but it’s a bit more complex than you might expect. Here’s a deeper look at how these two concepts differ.

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.

Bad idea of the Week: Kronum – an overly complicated sport nobody wanted

Idea to Value

In “Bad Ideas of the Week”, we highlight the inventions which people tried to get off the ground but which failed and we can learn from. This week, I want to bring you the story of a new sport which was doomed from the start as a concept.

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IoT Is Rewiring Established Industries: Here’s How

Rocketspace

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been called the next Industrial Revolution. In a recent report, BI Intelligence found that there will be 34 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, which represents an increase from 10 billion in 2015. Today’s IoT startups are laying the groundwork of a new economy that connects physical and digital realms—subsequently creating a world in which people are closer together and information has the potential to travel faster than ever before.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Intelligence, not just Our Processes?

Daniel Burrus

The single most disruptive influence on business, as well as society, will be artificial intelligence (A.I.), which includes technology such as machine learning and cognitive computing to name just two. In other words, there is more than one type of A.I.

Healthy Visionaries

Idea to Value

If you want to create a high-growth company or transform a slow- or flat-growth organization into a category-dominating leader, you cannot manage this type of growth with an MBA-styled leader who wants to function like a strategic CFO by mainly cutting costs and managing profit and loss. Companies looking to lead—to either invent or reset a category—need to study the phenomenon of healthy visionaries. What makes legendary great leaders great? They share a sense of destiny.

What accelerates innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Lately I've been reading about the efforts to build or create innovation accelerators. Universities, businesses and even cities and regions are talking about innovation and the need to create accelerators or innovation enablers. I'm glad that everyone is excited about innovation, and that they want to provide the means to help it flourish and help it move more quickly. But the thing is, like most late arrivals, they've got the wrong end of the stick as the Brits like to say.

A Critical Measure of Innovation: Leadership and Priorities

Game-Changer

No matter how much effort we put into codifying it, innovation is really hard because it’s all about combating human nature; both inside and outside the business. Externally, people have to adopt an idea for it to become an innovation ; this is the hardest part.

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.

What I Learned From Breaking Out Of My Comfort Zone

Digital Tonto

When you stretch your horizons, you not only gain new experiences, but also learn that you are capable of going even a bit further the next time. Related posts: How I Learned To Hack. How to Build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 9 indicators that your corporate innovation programme is failing

Idea to Value

My colleagues over at the Board of Innovation have put together a great little Slideshare presentation which I recommend everyone have a look at. It is all about the indicators that an innovation programme may in fact be failing. Check out the slideshare here below: 9 Indicators That Prove That Your Innovation Programme Will Fail from Board of Innovation.

Using Design Principles At IdeaScale

IdeaScale

Having design principles is like having a set of constraints or guidelines to work with.

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Failing Fast Causes More Failure

Innovation Excellence

One scary statistic is that 70% of change initiatives fail. An overwhelming proportion of new product launches fail. Most new businesses fail. The sad fact is that failure is all around us.

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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!

Smiling Throughout a Strategic Planning Process? YESSSSSSS!!! It’s Possible!

BrainZooming

“I’ve known those guys for years, and they smiled all the way through a strategic planning process. That’s when I knew I wanted to meet you guys.” ” That’s what the CEO of a nearly-$1 billion, employee-owned company said to us at our first meeting.

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Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational capability required is vastly different.

Innovation Sighting: Attribute Dependency and High Heels

Innovation in Practice

A great example of the Attribute Dependency Technique can be found at My Place Café & Bar at the Hilton Osaka hotel in Japan. Attribute Dependency is one of the five innovation methods called Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT).

3 Character Traits of a Good Innovation Manager

Innovation Excellence

Almost every CEO that I meet wants to find out a way to out-innovate their competition. They want to innovate to improve their profits. They want to innovate so that they can help their customers innovate.

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.

Expert Interview Series: Michel van Hove of Strategos About Creating Innovation Within a Company’s Culture

IdeaScale

Michel van Hove is the co-owner and partner of Strategos , a strategy and innovation consultancy that helps companies grow. We recently spoke with Michel to hear his thoughts on how to successfully foster a culture of innovation within a company. Tell us a bit about your background. What drew you to Strategos? My career began with a small company in the entertainment industry that developed the first large screen stadium video displays for U2 and other leading music acts.

Re imagining Gala Fundraising efforts

Betterific

Partnering with Deloitte’s Pixel division, we worked with a Diabetes non-profit to dream up ways to rethink Gala Fundraising. Gala fundraisers are always the same – you throw on a suit (or a tux if you’re fancy), eat fancy chicken by the bay, and participate in a silent auction.

How Ideation Transformed the Culture of the Largest Bank in the Southern Hemisphere

Planview Spigit

89% of Spigit customers are leveraging ideation to create a culture of innovation. That’s a stat we uncovered in our 2017 Business Innovation Report. Establishing a culture of innovation is a hot topic. It’s on the shortlist of strategic initiatives executives around the world are implementing to transform their organizations. However, it takes investment both from a resource and effort standpoint.

What Horses, Camels, and Birdwatching Teach Us About Innovation

Innovation Excellence

One of my favorite quotations is that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. This oft-repeated maxim serves as a succinct statement of the sub-optimization that can occur when one relies on a myriad of individual opinions to develop a solution.

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?

The Part of the Innovation Process that Everyone Forgets

InnovationManagement

One of the biggest challenges to innovation is the middle part of the process - where most of the work is happening behind the scenes. As your innovation campaign progresses, you must continue to instill excitement across all team members, and find ways to reengage them as advocates. In this case study, we’ll examine how Dick’s Sporting Goods engaged their employees in product development and effectively encouraged them to participate in their innovation community.

Governance, Reporting & Communications

Innovation Leader

This report collects the best insights from innovation execs at companies like Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil, and others, including recommendations from our members

Don’t Stagnate, Innovate.

Wellspring

Although large multinationals can no longer maintain the R&D and innovation monopolies they enjoyed in previous decades as displayed by research centers such as Xerox’s PARC, there nonetheless remains a disparity in the level of investment between firms.

Go Out and Find a Problem Worth Solving

Innovation Excellence

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow Innovation author Greg Satell to talk with him about his new book Mapping Innovation , which is his first book. Congratulations Greg! Innovation Interviews authors Books future Greg Satell IBM Mapping Innovation technology Trends

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 Ezassi Could Outperform Your Current Innovation Platform

eZassi

Crowdsourcing innovation is becoming a standard operating procedure in many industries because it shortens R&D time, reduces costs, improves market responsiveness, and creates a collaboration network, all of which supports the development of cutting-edge products and services.

Real Management Applications of Big Data

InnovationManagement

Big Data has had a big impact on the competitive landscape. Businesses that have embraced this explosive technology of digital media are better positioned to market faster with products and services that satisfy customers' needs adequately. Wise management of time is very critical in staying ahead of the competition.

Don’t Stagnate, Innovate.

Wellspring

Although large multinationals can no longer maintain the R&D and innovation monopolies they enjoyed in previous decades as displayed by research centers such as Xerox’s PARC, there nonetheless remains a disparity in the level of investment between firms.

Platforms Are Eating The World

Innovation Excellence

A recently as a decade ago, the world was largely dominated by “pipeline” businesses with linear value chains. We would buy products at retail outlets, or possibly their online versions, stay in hotel chains when traveling and hail taxis one the street and nobody thought much about it.

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.