Sat.Dec 22, 2018 - Fri.Dec 28, 2018

The Explosive Power of Trial, Error and Self-Play

Destination Innovation

In 1997 an IBM computer called Deep Blue famously defeated the world chess champion, Russian Gary Kasparov. It was seen as a seminal victory for a machine over the human brain. Deep Blue had been programmed by chess experts who gave it all the tactics and strategies known in chess.

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Surfacing the real barriers to innovation.

Guide 4 Innovating

Here I am suggesting that there are ten intractable challenges that need breaking down and addressing to allow innovation to begin to really take hold. I’d suggest this might be a great starting point. Considering the intractable in anything is hard.

Constraint Based Innovation

Beyond the Obvious

One of the keys I’ve found to successful execution is constraint based innovation. It is exactly what it sounds like. When I’m in the execution phase of the innovation process and assigning teams to various ideas, I’ll ask them, “How long will it take for you to create the product?”

What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture

HYPE Innovation

Raise your hand if you don't want an innovation culture in your organization. The Innovation Manager

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Entering 2019 – What Do Each of Us Need to Focus Upon?

Paul Hobcraft

As we enter 2019 I always like to take a day or so, to reflect and think about what I should be focusing upon in the next year, around innovation. What has influenced me in 2018 and what I feel is shaping my thinking going into 2019?

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Create! Don’t Compete


I’ve had many meetings with principals in large organizations and companies who say, “I am worried my business will be completely replaced by some Silicon Valley startup. How can I build something to counter that?”.

The state of innovation at the end of 2018

RTI Innovation Advisors

Since everyone is compelled to write at least one backward looking story at the end of the year, I've chosen as my topic a review of innovation at the end of 2018. This review isn't meant to be an attempt to grade innovation activities or suggest better or worse approaches, but to think about innovation holistically and consider the implications and ramifications of where we are, and where we who would like to think of ourselves as innovators will be moving in the future.

Align Innovation Incentives to Goals


A lot of crowdsourced innovation programs will tell you to offer incentives to your community of participants in order to drive engagement – but sometimes that’s a challenge for organization either because of budget restrictions or company regulations.

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How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations


Seeing innovation as a leverage for change, the Brazilian Fleury Group currently has 2,500 stakeholders involved in its innovation efforts. They have shared almost 3,000 ideas, of which close to a third have been implemented, generating 4.3 million reais of aggregated value in the last two years alone (approximately 900,000 euros). The post How Fleury brings its suppliers on board to improve business operations appeared first on Exago.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

While a sustainable standardized method of innovation still eludes most organizations - having this in your toolbox is a game changer! Discover the 7 essential habits for enabling companies to systemize and establish innovation as a core competency.

Innovation “Gurus” Love To Talk About These 4 Myths — None Of Them Are True

Innovation Excellence

Go to any conference these days and innovation is almost sure to come up. When it does, you can be just as sure you will see something Steve Jobs said, something Elon Musk did (or plans to do) and some doomsday scenario about how robots will make us all obsolete (if they haven’t already). There.

Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019


As workplace demographics are transforming, employers struggle to match the evolving needs of a multi-generational workforce. New digital technologies have improved the way we analyze data, collaborate with employees, communicate and make decisions.

What is an Employee Satisfaction Survey?


An employee satisfaction survey is a powerful tool that the Human Resource department in general and managers in particular use to understand the level of satisfaction of the employees associated with the respective organization.

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Tech That’s Transforming Consumerism for the Better


Consumerism is already undergoing some big changes, and there will likely be even more as technology asserts itself as a dominant presence. But how exactly will these up-and-coming technologies impact manufacturers, retailers and, of course, modern shoppers? Trend Alert

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.

You Don’t Have an Innovation Problem, You Have a Trust Problem! (Part 3)

Innovation Excellence

In the first part of this article mini-series I demonstrated, based on my original research, that for innovation to exist, you must be able to create a culture of innovation, first.

Application of advanced analytics and machine learning in the banking industry


Banks have always been custodian of customer data, but they lack the technological and analytical capability to derive value from the data. On the other hand, fintech companies have the analytical capabilities and, thanks to payments services directives, they now have access to valuable data.

Innovation isn’t just a word. You need to do something.


A software tool/digital platform that’s easy to use would make it easier for your staff to contribute ideas. A recent Employee Innovation Survey asked employees what would make it easier for them to contribute ideas.

What can Process Automation do for Your Business?


As they say, there is a time and place for everything, and that goes for implementing process automation in your business as well. Automation can be very productive. However, not all processes are meant to be automated. Want the details? Keep reading. Life Cycle Processes


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.

5 Behaviours to Lead Successful Change

Innovation Excellence

Just how do leaders energise their people to embrace change? The need for change is constant in a constantly changing business environment. Unfortunately, the failure rate of change projects has little changed in recent years, despite the increasing use of agile methods.

Innovation Strategy – What is it and how to develop one?


Strategy is about making choices between a number of feasible options to have the best chance at “winning”, and innovation is just one of the means to achieving your strategic goals. Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Strategy

#1,419 – Vampire Leagues

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I want to be a vampire. Correction. I want to be THE vampire. Not the immortal, suck your blood, afraid of the sun, Twilight vampire that you may be imagining. But rather the person who won’t get to pick at all in next year’s fantasy football draft. That’s right.

The Art Of Business Trust

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post – Business trust is often something people very much take for granted. It’s easy to see why. Businesses cannot operate without it, so surely that means it’s a given? Not so.

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.

Innovate Like Isaac Asimov – Lessons from An Innovator Years Ahead of His Time

Innovation Excellence

It should be no surprise that innovation is a constantly evolving field. As innovators, it is in our nature to constantly evaluate, optimize and reinvent our models and processes. Indeed, how can we expect to help our clients to evolve and reinvent their products and services if we cannot continuously improve our own? However, sometimes. Creativity Innovation Strategy analogy Asimov innovation history innovation process Innovation Psychology insight parallel discovery Psychology

Don’t Build Your Network; Nurture It

Stephen Shapiro

Your best source of revenue typically does not involve chasing new customers… Over the years I have tried many methods for growing my business. I’ve hired internet marketing firms to implement outbound marketing programs or improve my Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Are you concerned about people resigning?


Employees would be more likely to stay if they could contribute more ideas. IdeaSpies Enterprise, a platform for ideas that will improve business performance, has revealed the results of an Employee Innovation Survey.

Borrowing Money for the Sake of your Business’ Progression

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post – Setting up a small business can prove to be a pretty expensive venture. You have to front the costs associated with bringing your product concept to life – this includes market research, product development, and manufacturing.

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.