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! ]].

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.

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.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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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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.

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.

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 Should Your Chief Innovation Officer Do for Your Company?

Innovation Excellence

Recent research shows that consistently innovative companies hold 6 times the market share, make 3 times the profit, and do 50% better during recessions than their average peers. This article is an adapted excerpt from Yoram Solomon's recent book: Blueprints for the Next Big Thing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

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.

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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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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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).

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!

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.

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.

Rule 1: Allocate resources for effectiveness.

Mike Shipulski

We live in a resource constrained world where there’s always more work than time. Resources are always tighter than tight and tough choices must be made. The first choice is to figure out what change you want to make in the world. How do you want put a dent in the universe?

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?