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Innovation Is Not Mad Science, It’s Good Science

Innovation 360

One of the most common misconceptions about innovators is that they, like artists of popular imagination, reach their ideas through lightning-strike inspiration.

How to Build an Innovative Corporate Culture Without Breaking the Company

Rocketspace

In an effort to outpace competitors, industry-leading businesses have invested heavily in innovation. An innovative corporate culture allows businesses to hurdle industry roadblocks with relative ease. Additionally, an innovative. Corporate Innovation

Breaking the patterns for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

As far as one-hit wonders go, there are few bands that I listened to more than a band called the Godfathers back in the 80s and early 90s. They had a song that was meant to encapsulate our lived experience. The title? Birth, school, work, death. This is the pattern that we all live. More importantly, each of us has a fairly regular pattern for our work lives: get up, go to work, go to meetings, work on some deliverables, drive home, eat dinner. Rinse and repeat.

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Innovation Insights from the Founder of Sony

Destination Innovation

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1921. His father owned a business brewing sake. It had been in the family for 14 generations and it was expected that Akio, the oldest son, would step into the business but the boy was more interested in electronics than in brewing.

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.

Start With The User In Mind When Integrating New Technology Into A Process

Game-Changer

Companies with a restricted view of innovation can miss opportunities to create new value for customers and themselves. The restriction is their perspective on innovation, like believing that technology by itself is innovation; it’s not.

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Connecting the dots for the future at the Web Summit 2018

Exago

We are around and connecting with business leaders to empower people within companies to build what’s coming next together. Get in touch to meet via the Web Summit app: Diana Carvalho and Andreia Dias. The post Connecting the dots for the future at the Web Summit 2018 appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago business transformation ideas innovation-journey innovation-results innovationacrossborders Portugal web summit

Six tips to help you think better at chess – and in general.

Destination Innovation

Here are some thinking tips to help make you a better chess player. Funnily enough the same approaches can be very helpful in other walks of life too. Develop your pieces. At the start of the game don’t move the same piece several times or launch a premature attack with just one or two pieces.

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Shake Shack’s Innovation Kitchen Lets Customers Try Secret Dishes Before They Hit The Menu

Game-Changer

Quick, get a pen and write this down in your “to remember” notebook: There is no innovation without experimentation. Organizations that understand this principle create an evolutionary advantage that enables them to disrupt themselves.

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What Makes a Great Idea!?

IdeaScale

Our CEO was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Business Times and asked a number of thought-provoking questions about innovation: what sorts of companies struggle with innovation , why is it hard to get an innovation program started, and more.

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.

The State of Open Innovation Today

Innovation Excellence

Last summer I wrote about an interesting report exploring the extent of open innovation around Europe. The study, conducted by the European Academic Network for Open Innovation, showed the growth in open innovation, with the majority of organizations practising it in some form or other.

Why The Biggest Breakthroughs Often Come From The Quiet Geniuses

Digital Tonto

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Eat The Bug: Do What Others Can’t Or Won’t Do

Game-Changer

Every organizations lives and dies by its strategy. What makes a good strategy? T he best strategies are simple and answer 5 fundamental questions : who, what, where, how and why. Still, developing a strategy is hard.

How Should Your Business Find the Next Big Thing?

IdeaScale

Disruptive or incremental innovation? In pop culture, the story of innovation is sudden as a brilliant idea arrives in a flash of genius.

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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 Playgrounds Crush Innovation and What to Do About It

Innovation Excellence

Disruption, strategic initiatives, and bleeding edge technology are just a few of the buzzwords business leaders spout to demonstrate their commitment to innovation. This sincere intention is not always matched by the ability to foster innovation.

Six Practices of Successful Innovators

Phil McKinney

Innovations surround us. Things we enjoy and rely on everyday are thanks to successful innovators. These are people who had an idea and, through hard work and creativity, turned it into an amazing innovation. In what ways did these people think differently? What practices made them successful?

How an innovation strategy sprint speeds up the entire process

Board of Innovation

Introducing the Innovation Strategy Sprint: a 1-week, fast, high-energy board session that helps co-design an innovation blueprint. Go from one year to one week. The post How an innovation strategy sprint speeds up the entire process appeared first on Board of Innovation.

The Rise of the Innovation Department

IdeaScale

Companies of all sizes are organizing their innovation programs around their crowds these days. The reason for this is because a great deal of research has emerged that proves the power not just of valuable ideas, but connections between valuable ideas.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

5 Ways to Measure Whether Your Idea Will Become a Great One… or Fail Miserably.

Innovation Excellence

“Everything begins with an idea.” Right? Uhhmmm… not really. Instead, everything begins with a problem. Something happens (or doesn’t happen) that highlights a problem that either already exists or could exist. And more importantly, the need for a solution is born.

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Innovation 360

Disruption is the new normal in the global, mobile, digital world.

If You Want To Change The World, You Need To Start With A Keystone Change

Digital Tonto

Great transformations always start with something tangible that lead to a wider, more sweeping vision. Related posts: How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Cascades Keystone Change Movements Transformation

What the ideation platform marketplace is getting wrong – the 7-year itch?

InnovationManagement

The ideation platform marketplace hasn’t really changed that much in the past 7 years or so. There was an early burst of innovative design and alignment with user needs, but at this point the sector seems to have stagnated in terms of how they add value.

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.

Paving the Way for Innovation Strategy

Innovation Excellence

The digital landscape is rapidly changing, and technology is advancing in ways that were unfathomable even just a few years ago. As a business, you can no longer rest on legacy mindsets and antiquated processes, despite how much success they’ve driven in the past.

Never Trust an Atom (and Sometimes Your Brain)

The Human Factor

While browsing in a bookstore the other day (yes, I prefer real books to digital readers for business reading), I saw a young person wearing a tee shirt that gave me a good laugh. The front of the shirt had a colorful graphic of an atom, with electrons swirling around the nucleus.

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How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

Mike Shipulski

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. You can’t compete with the successful business teams that pay the bills because paying the bills is too important. No one in their right mind should get in the way of paying them.

The Indispensable Tool for Every Innovator

The Future Shapers

Every domain has its indispensable tools. What would astronomy be without the telescope and, conversely, how would a biologist get their work done without increasingly powerful microscopes? Social media platforms have become critical to the work of most marketers.

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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!

The Single Greatest Source of Innovation According to Apple

Innovation Excellence

As Apple embarks on one of the most aggressive retail makeovers they are signaling a fundamental shift in how companies innovate. What is the single greatest source of innovation? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not a product.

IBM iX and RocketSpace Launch Aging Population Industry Collaborative

Rocketspace

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Will Your City Be a Smart City Soon?

Daniel Burrus

Despite the apparent trade-off between privacy and efficiency, authorities across the globe are intent on becoming known for achieving smart city status and for the right reasons.