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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

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.

Raising Capital for Your Startup? 5 Things Investors Are Looking For


Fundraising is a process. It takes time and energy — more time and energy than you might think. And based on the conversations that we've had with experienced startup founders, raising capital for your startup, on average, takes three to six months. Startup Services


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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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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

#1,417 – Ice Wires

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Scientists have long suspected that carbon nanotubes would play a key role in our future as an important building block with plenty of practical uses. Medical breakthroughs, computer components, heck, even as a way to construct a Space Elevator.

Intrapreneurship at Pernod-Ricard: test and learn in action

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Astrid Froment created Kangaroo Fund, an open innovation Fund for the 18,000 Pernod Ricard Employees, and an intrapreneurship program adopting experimentation & lean Start Up. In 2 seasons, it generated more than 250 ideas, 20 finalists, and 10 ideas incubated… She shares with us this exciting story. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Astrid Froment Coaching Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation intrapreneurship Lean startup Open Innovation Pernod-Ricard Startups

How to Prevent Technology from Taking Over Your Employees’ Workday

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. If you are managing your own team and running your business, chances are that you will need to monitor productivity and deal with potential distractions. Technology can help tremendously with this, and it can increase the workload of your employees.

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!