Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

How Successful Crowdsourcing Depends on Asking Interesting Questions

100%Open

The 100%Open roadshow has made its first stop in Washington DC at the lively Global Crowdsourcing Week Conference. We were lucky enough to be asked to speak. I thought I’d share the slides here so everyone can start asking more Interesting Questions ! I love this quote that I heard on the radio recently: To cut a long story short, crowdsourcing at its best and most effective depends on getting the question right. Is your question intriguing? It is easily communicable?

Experimentation Is Not Free

Game-Changer

All it takes is one. But you have to pick the right one. One of the big challenges of every entrepreneur is getting that first client, because it means validation; that first client is and should be an early adopter (check out my post on what early adopters look like ).

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Five Questions that Spur Innovation in the Workplace

IdeaScale

A smart look at hard data can yield brilliant innovation. Any type of innovation can be traced back to a simple question of some sort. More often than not, that question boils down to “Why?”

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

How do we find answers to knowing what measures give us for success in any digital transformation? Are today’s measures relevant to tomorrow, are they still based on our legacy system of measurement, when a business was operating in a stable, predictable environment?

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.

Four Questions that every Entrepreneur must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you are planning a new product or a new business then you will probably need to get some approvals. You might need to raise some finance. In either case you have to convince some sceptical decision makers. Here are four key questions that they will want you to answer: Problem.

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Don’t Judge An Innovator By Their Job Title

Game-Changer

Guess what? Last week’s post on hiring mistakes organizations make when hiring innovators hit a nerve. Many people chimed in, discussions happened afterwards and I added a couple more ideas to the original list.

A Failproof Innovation Strategy in 3 Steps

Rocketspace

What is the secret of a successful corporate innovation project- is it the idea or the company running it? There is no magic formula for building great innovation strategies. However, there are fatal mistakes that will make your innovation mission impossible.

How to look beyond product innovation in medium enterprises

Exago

One of the most common myths when leading idea management in medium enterprises is that you should strongly focus efforts on product innovation, as the ultimate goal is to have the next big thing.

Pundits Say You Should Find Your Tribe. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Them

Digital Tonto

Just as we need to invest in building strong, trustful relationships, we also need to go beyond our comfort zone and seek out new connections Related posts: How To Create A Movement Within Your. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Leadership Movements

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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.

Innovation Isn’t About What You Know, But What You Don’t

Innovation Excellence

When Steve Jobs first came up with the idea for the iPod, it wasn’t actually a machine he had in mind, but “a thousand songs in my pocket.” It was, at the time, an impossible idea, because hard drives of that capacity and size just didn’t exist. In fairly short order though, the technology caught.

What are the Best Corporate Venues in London?

Rocketspace

With so many event venues to choose from, it can be difficult to find a venue that accommodates your business's unique event goals and objectives. Finding the "right" corporate event venue for your conference, networking group or board meeting should be an absolute priority.

Innovation Is ….

IdeaScale

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How Gamification Can Alter Our Behavior

Daniel Burrus

During this unique period of technology-driven transformation, the education sector has so far been slow to embrace the power of digital tools that can be used to accelerate learning.

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.

Content recommendations and the creation of emotions

Boxes and Arrows

This article investigates content recommender systems. Because Netflix is probably the best known recommendation system and numerous articles have been published about their system, I will concentrate on their content recommendation mechanism as representative of the type.

Seven Life-Changing Lessons From Someone Who Lost Everything

Innovation Excellence

If you woke up tomorrow without the use of your arms and legs, would you think life was fair? The answer might just surprise you. Independence found, and lost. When I was 19, I landed a job that would be a turning point in my life and teach me not only that life isn’t fair, Leadership

Can Conflict Lead to Innovation?

IdeaScale

#CyberAware for Small to Medium Sized Business: Cybersecurity is More Than Compliance

MSSBTI

Cyber warfare is real, is here, and America is losing. Military personnel, law enforcement, and private security use bulletproof vests to protect themselves in hostile zones. These vests minimize injury and provide a means of security and safety of life.

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!

Important Questions for Innovation

Mike Shipulski

Here are some important questions for innovation. What’s the Distinctive Value Proposition? The new offering must help the customer make progress. How does the customer benefit? How is their life made easier? How does this compare to the existing offerings? Summarize the difference on one page.

Innovation in K-12 Education

Innovation Excellence

There are many changes taking place in education. As an outward sign of this change, schools are striving to make their environments more like the “the real world,” which is to say like adult workplaces.

Dear Consultant, Do You Ever Wonder How?

Ideanote

“To answer the most vexing innovation and research questions, crowds are becoming the partner of choice.” – leading innovation academics, -- Delivered by Feed43 service

Collective Campus Launches Legal Academy to Help Law Firms Innovate | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

A recent survey of 154 companies found that more than one in four company lawyers cannot name a law firm they regard as innovative

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.

Questions You Should Ask Crowdsourcing Platforms

Innocentive

by Jon A. Fredrickson Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer. Innovation Insights Seekers

These 5 Companies Are Creating the Opportunity of the Century

Innovation Excellence

History has shown that a single event can launch the dreams of a generation, and this one is hanging right over your head! You have noticed it, right?) Moonshot I grew up in what I like to call the Apollo Generation. We were lucky enough to be born at a time when we could witness.

Small Business Successes That You Can Achieve Right Now

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. When you run a small business it can be very difficult to see the bigger picture in the future. You might believe that your business will stay small for all the years to come, when really you could be aiming for a larger scale company.

Why Good Ideas Don’t Fly and What To Do About It?

Rmukesh Gupta

Every leader talks about the importance of innovation to their business. In public, every leader talks about how they and their teams are at the fore front of innovation. In private, the very same leaders confess that they are nowhere near the level of innovation that they would like to be at. . On one hand, they confess that they are struggling to get the innovation process work as effectively as any of their other functions.

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?