Sat.Apr 01, 2017 - Fri.Apr 07, 2017

Subtraction: The Simplest, Most Common Path to Innovation There Is

Game-Changer

Waiting… It’s something we all do on a daily basis and have accepted as a given in most situations. Mostly, waiting is a hassle and inconvenience when our expectations of “waiting” are not met, and a pleasant surprise when they are exceeded.

Innovations Degree’s of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing

Paul Hobcraft

We often forget it is our people that really make innovation work. They determine the ideas, drive these forward to deliver them as new innovation concepts into the world.

Get Social with Your Innovation

Braden Kelley

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

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The 3 Things You Need to Build an All Star Team

Digital Tonto

We need to change the way we evaluate, recruit, manage and train employees. Related posts: How To Build Trust, Even With Your Enemies. How to Build Cooperation. How to Build an Innovative Culture. 5. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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How To Compete And Win In An Automated Age

Digital Tonto

When technology automates tasks, value shifts to humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines. Related posts: The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human. If You Want To Avoid Being. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Are you a Positive Role Model for Innovation?

IdeaScale

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”. Mahatma Gandhi. Innovators listen to what leaders say, but most of all, they watch what leaders do.

Innovation Evolution

OVO Innovation

I was asked recently to speak about innovation in a webinar and at a live conference. These requests left me in a somewhat reflective mood. When I'm asked to speak I want to provide the audience with valuable, useful insight, and that often requires ensuring a shared foundation before taking the audience where I think innovation is likely headed. In my thinking for these two programs, I've developed a five step evolution for innovation in most organizations.

An Introvert’s Guide: 23 Ideas to Meet New People at a Conference

BrainZooming

A friend is heading to a business conference by herself today.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Innovation is Social

Innovation Excellence

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy in the Workplace

IdeaScale

As if corporate managers didn’t have enough to worry about, they must now consider a new business challenge: investors are increasingly looking towards non-financial data to determine your company’s risk.

The Biggest Trends Impacting Retail Innovation

Rocketspace

There's no doubt that e-commerce is on the rise as more and more consumers every year shop online and from their mobile phones. But before proclaiming in-store shopping to be a thing of the past, it's wise to consider how brick-and-mortar retail stores are beginning to implement cutting-edge technology.

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6 Reasons to NEVER Skip the Opening Keynote at a Conference

BrainZooming

Yesterday’s Brainzooming mega-post was about how an introvert can go solo and still comfortably meet new people at a conference. I’m happy to report my initial audience of one for the mega-post used it with great success yesterday.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

How Big Brands Move to Brand Journalism

Innovation Excellence

The stories aren’t meant to sell corn flakes. They are meant to inform, entertain and engage in much the same way that articles on any mainstream media site accomplish the same goal. Naturally, there is a brand message, but it is subtle. True to the nature and mission of brand journalism.

7 innovative ideas that changed the retail industry

Ideanote

How did the digitalisation challenge the retail structure and its customer engagement techniques ? Retail industry has come a long way. Since the 1900`s when the local corner stores dominated the game, to department stores, malls and e-commerce.

Accelerate Growth Using Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

Certain mindsets and ways of thinking are genuinely habit forming. Taking years of successful growth for granted is one of them. Companies and organizations often inadvertently stunt their own success by making certain assumptions when it comes to growth. For example, let’s say your company has been growing by 8% a year for the past 10 years. It would be easy to assume that you will grow 8% next year. I find this sort of assumption about growth all too often.

7 Collaborative Strategic Planning Process Impacts (Even if the Plan Sits on the Shelf)

BrainZooming

Talking to executives, you hear the expectation that an organization should implement a solid strategic plan strategy-by-strategy. To the extent a strategic plan is not implemented in that way, it falls short in some fashion.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

5 Government Innovation Initiatives You Should Know About

Innovation Excellence

Open the Door to Disruption December 2015 ushered in a national Ideas Boom – a call to action for Australians to embrace a national identity that positions us as innovators, thought leaders and creative disruptors. The ambitious vision for a new Australia is a signature Turnbull initiative.

Gap Takes Advice from 5-Year-Old: What Innovators Can Learn

Spigit

Great ideas, and lessons, can come from anyone. Yes, even a 5-year-old. As reported by the Washington Post, 5-year-old Alice Jacob wrote a letter to the fashion retailer, Gap. In the letter, Alice urged Gap to consider going beyond the “pink” and “princesses” stuff common in their girls section.

Learning to Communicate With Difficult Co-Workers

InnovationManagement

No matter where you work, there's always some difficult co-workers you're going to have to deal with. Instead of wishing the situation away, which never works, it's time to learn how to perfect your skills for dealing with them.

Innovation and the Mythical Idealized Future State

Mike Shipulski

When it’s time to innovate, the first task is usually to define the Idealized Future State (IFS). The IFS is a word picture that captures what it looks like when the innovation work has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Getting the Right Talent for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

When I hire innovation team member, I always look for certain characteristics beyond just job experience and track record. I look for people who are competitive by nature, who have a high tolerance for ambiguity, who are great at networking, and who have a good head for numbers.

Hyping your Hackathon

Your Ideas are Terrible

Welcome to Part 4 of our series on corporate hackathons. In Part 3 we supplied the ultimate hackathon budget template, Part 2 tackled planning and success criteria, and Part 1 defined corporate hackathons and described their benefits.

Innovation Ecosystem Podcast: Lessons from Season 3 and the Difficulties Innovators Face

InnovationManagement

In this episode, Mark briefly shares his key takeaways from season 3 followed by a special sneak peak at his interview for Idea to Value’s Innovation and Creativity Summit coming up next week.

Mentoring versus Coaching for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

I lot of people get caught out in not knowing the differences between Mentoring and Coaching. Equally, when you are in the coaching mode you need to guard against moving over to the mentoring mode unless it is conscious ways. We are facing highly competitive environment changes.

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

The Story of Technology

Innovation Excellence

Every age is defined by its technology. The stories of Dickens wouldn’t have been possible without the steam engine and the industrial revolution it brought about. For that matter, neither would the those of Vanderbilt or Carnegie.

Modern Dual Corporate Innovation Balances Defense with Offense

Integrative Innovation

This is an excerpt of a post of mine, recently published at Haydn Shaugnessy’s journal “Hack & Craft” .

What does Facebook Stories say about Facebook’s innovation output?

Idea Drop

By now we are all aware of Facebook’s most recent addition to the News Feed: Facebook Stories. Notably, Facebook have been ostensibly unapologetic in their not-so-subtle plagiarism of Snapchat’s most popular feature. Does this ‘copy-and-paste’ formula signal an innovation crisis for Facebook?

The Founder, Innovation On Film

Gregg Fraley

Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc in The Founder. The Founder, Lessons in Innovation. The Founder , starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc , is the best film about innovation since Moneyball in 2011.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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