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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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! ]].

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Technology Makes Us Dumber If We Let It

Game-Changer

Just like we’ve asked about the internet , Google and social networks , the question now shifts to our devices: As our gadgets and devices get smarter and smarter, are we getting less so?

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!

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.

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?

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Me, We!

100%Open

The shortest poem in the english language, by the late, great Muhammad Ali, is simply “Me, We” By which I think he meant we are nothing without our connection to other people. This week the British people chose, against all of the odds, to go in the opposite direction. Namely to go from “we” back to “me” again. To disconnect from our European neighbours. Needless to say it’s been quite a week.

Responsible and shared leadership

Norbert Bol

Leadership can be found at any level of an organization. This means that you don’t have to be a manager to be a leader. To make this work it must be possible in an organization to lead one another. Recent research shows that this can take place when there is enough diversity and commonality. Diverse teams are more successful and innovative than homogeneous teams, as diverse team are better at managing opportunities and threats to create more success in a sustainable way.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

The Most Innovative Marketing Tactic is with the Crowd

Innovation Excellence

The greatest innovations in marketing have occurred over the past decade, and are fueled by crowd-driven venues and user-generated content. Continue reading → Book Review Customers Innovation marketing

Former Gap Exec: Is Innovation Really Everyone’s Job?

Innovation Leader

Michael Perman formerly of Gap Inc. and Levi Strauss & Co. writes, “Yes, everyone needs to have EMPATHY, but in reality, innovation requires talent, passion, and tenacity

The next three years will be more decisive for the success of businesses than the last 50 years – speed becomes the most critical factor for success

etventure

The next three years will be significantly more important and decisive for companies than the previous 50 years – this was the conclusion reached by a study that surveyed 1,500 CEOs.

How B2B2C Drives Digitalization and the Innovation of New Business Models

Innovation 360 Group

n the 1990’s, chess was often brought in as a useful tool for talking about advanced business concepts. Strategic vision was superimposed on an eight-by-eight block to determine how much time, space and material were required to successfully deploy business initiatives and gambits.

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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.