Sat.Jun 25, 2016 - Fri.Jul 01, 2016

The amazing CGI behind that unforgettable Games of Thrones battle

Idea to Value

I love Game of Thrones. It’s almost a perfect TV show, with a wonderful blend of story, visuals, fantasy and characters. [Ed: Ed: And don’t forget the sex]. And messy, visceral violence.

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Innovation Killer: Leave Your Innovation Team Alone If You Want Great Ideas

Game-Changer

As a leader, to enable innovation in your teams, you need to create the conditions necessary for innovation to happen. That means setting bold goals, providing support and getting out of the way; but it isn’t easy.

Managing With A Soul

Digital Tonto

The truth is that an organization doesn't find its soul by looking inside itself, but by finding its place in the world. Related posts: The Efficiency Paradox. 6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

ASO Company holds innovation and intrapreneurship conference in Istanbul

Exago

Exago’s partner ASO Company brought together over 100 innovation and human resources managers and some of Turkey’s leading firms – such as Siemens, LinkedIn and Vodafone – for its Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship Conference, this month in Istanbul. At the. Read More.

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.

This is the new blackest material in the world, absorbing over 99.965% of light

Idea to Value

You know that little black dress you’ve had your eye on, because black hides imperfections? Well, it’s about to get significantly blacker. Surrey Nanosystems has just released details on their newest product, called Vantablack.

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Why Rabobank Embraces a New Food and Agriculture Accelerator Model

Rocketspace

As the world's leading financial services provider for the food and agriculture sector, 44-year-old Rabobank is in a unique position to offer insight across the entire supply chain.

The role Human Resources can play in Innovation and its needed Design

Paul Hobcraft

The management of human resource (HRM) needs to be replaced with the management of human creativity and ingenuity, as this is the triggering point to innovation success and delivering longer-term sustaining success.

Should a car be able to decide who to kill and who to spare?

Idea to Value

Inevitably, and unfortunately, sometimes when there are big innovations which work with both humans and machinery, there will be fatalities. This week, the first known fatality happened with something that will be affecting millions of us in a few years time: Automated driving by cars. Yesterday, the driver of a Tesla S (which are known as having the best safety rating in the world ) was killed while the car was using its Autopilot setting.

The Data Delusion

Digital Tonto

The notion that you can transform a failing media company—or any company in any industry for that matter— by infusing it with data and algorithms is terribly misguided. Related posts: The Problem. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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.

Open Innovation: A Tried and True Approach

Rocketspace

In the summer of 2014 , much of the tech press was amused, and even a little aghast —McDonald's had opened a digital incubator in San Francisco. This smelled of the worst sort of Silicon Valley me-tooism.

The role Human Resources can play in Innovation and its needed Design

Paul Hobcraft

The management of human resource (HRM) needs to be replaced with the management of human creativity and ingenuity, as this is the triggering point to innovation success and delivering longer-term sustaining success.

Brexit as an innovation opportunity

RTI Innovation Advisors

I rise neither to praise the British exit from the EU or to condemn it. There are plenty of people on both sides of the issue who will praise or condemn exceedingly well. The British people have either fallen for a terrible lie or rid themselves of a burdensome bureaucracy. This will either be excellent for the UK or terrible. Right now the markets are asunder, because they hate uncertainty.

State of Global Innovation Report

Innovation Excellence

We hope this study serves as a useful tool for your organization to gather the insights it needs to be more innovative, and especially to help surmount the obstacles that typically hamper organization-wide innovation competence.

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.

14 Event Marketing Strategy Questions You NEED to Ask Early

BrainZooming

I mentioned in an earlier article how the Gas Can event on June 24, 2016 was “half empty” at best. After the event, I posted on Facebook about how difficult it is, once you’ve produced events, to sit in the audience and not re-produce an event with major production problems.

Brexit – Economic Destruction vs. Creative Destruction

Adam Hartung

I’m a believer in Disruptive Innovation. For almost 100 years economists have been writing about “Creative Destruction,” in which new technologies come along making old technologies — and the companies built on them — obsolete.

Second-hand UX

Boxes and Arrows

Something that I feel is overlooked by a lot of product designers is the second-hand experience of their product. That is to say, above and beyond the target user, who is affected by the product—and most importantly—what is their experience?

Business Transformation Is All About Feedback

Innovation Excellence

We aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t.

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!

5 Keys to Streamlining Strategic Planning

BrainZooming

Following our post on the tenth anniversary of the Brainzooming strategic planning methodology , the guys at Armada Corporate Intelligence , who were an important part of developing and testing the process, wrote a companion article.

Customer Engagement Is More Important than Ever

The Human Factor

Every CEO or business owner knows the importance of attracting new customers. That’s why most companies spend a significant part of their budgets on marketing and advertising to develop customer engagement among repeat and new customers.

LinkedIn + Microsoft = Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

Microsoft recently hit the headlines after revealing a $26 billion agreement to buy LinkedIn. In a digital age when most people obtain their social updates and look for work using a social network, Microsoft had been noticeably lacking in this area for some time. When a large corporation has no expertise in a rapidly growing area such as social media that represents a Hard Trend (a future certainty) going forward, it typically buys what it needs.

How and Why You Want to Strip Great Ideas of their Identity

Innovation Excellence

Drew Boyd shares examples and strategies for boosting creative output and idea generation in the workplace. Continue reading → Build Capability Innovation Leadership People & Skills Processes & Tools collaboration Creativite Output ideation Innovation Teams Workplace Innovation

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.

3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016

BrainZooming

Last Friday’s Gas Can Creative Conference sponsored by AAF-KC (American Advertising Federation – Kansas City) was a half-empty gas can, at best. While there were a few presentations and ideas to stimulate our creative thinking skills, there were far too few for an all-day event.

MCA Groupe Solver Spotlight

Innocentive

Our network of problem solvers is increasingly global and diverse , made up of both individuals and companies. But who are the companies involved in solving InnoCentive Challenges and why do they do it? What advice might they have for other companies wanting to become Solvers?

Innovating to Drive Customer Lifetime Value

Innovation in Practice

Imagine a hypothetical scenario where you’re forced to make a choice between innovating for Customer A or Customer B. Which one would you choose? Well, it depends on how much they buy from you. If Customer A spends more money on your products than Customer B, you’d select that one. But wait a minute.

Building Capability, Capacity and Competency in the Innovation Core

Innovation Excellence

For innovation to grow and be sustained, we need to consistently build our innovating resources, they give delivery of the healthy living cells to promote and sustain us in new value potential.

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?