Sat.Dec 19, 2015 - Fri.Dec 25, 2015

Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. It conveys your flexibility, nimbleness and your ability to be adaptive.

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The Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

Braden Kelley

Changing Outcomes, Changing Behavior When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes.

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7 Noteworthy Disruptive Innovations of 2015

HYPE Innovation

Disruptive innovations are defined as those new products and services that are so unique and powerful that they literally disrupt the entire industry. The cloud, for instance, was disruptive because it changed the way that people store and use information and applications.

The 2015 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

My list of great books that inform, entertain and inspire! Related posts: The 2011 Digital Tonto Reading List. A Digital Tonto Reading List for 2009. The 2014 Digital Tonto Reading List. The 2013. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and 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.

Ideas that must die Pt. 2


So far, in this podcast, we’ve discussed the possibilities of ideas that if created would improve the world. On this episode we flip the script, rather than asking if a new idea is a good one, we ask whether it’d be better if some of the ideas we cling to were killed off.

Spread the spirit!


At any moment during 2016, an idea can transform your business, an idea can change the world. Merry Christmas and our best wishes for a shiny new year! The Exago team. The post Spread the spirit! appeared first on Blog Exago

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9 Powerful Habits To Develop In 2016

Faisal Hoque

Look at things with a beginner's mind. The post 9 Powerful Habits To Develop In 2016 appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. homepage-recent Leadership | Management Life's Journey habits Life Life Hacks New Year Psychology Resolution

Innovative Ideas – Is there a little orange box under your tree?


What innovative ideas are you looking to imagine and implement in the coming year? Is a little orange box of innovative ideas under your tree?

New Energy for Climate Innovation

Outside Innovation

The United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in Paris from November 30 to December 12th, 2015, just a week after major terrorist attacks across the city.

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 – Just Released

Innovation Excellence

In a just released “The State of Innovation Management in 2015” that I have authored and kindly provided by HYPE for free, I believe you will find something of interest that you might have missed during a busy year, that is coming to a close.

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.

Becoming Real Innovators

Technology Created

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.” ― Francis Bacon. Companies today are eagerly seeking the answer to one essential question. How do we innovate? Today, 75% of companies say they’re committed to innovation as one of their top priorities [1].


Top 10 Innovation Links of the Week: 12.24.15

Planview Spigit

It’s time once again for Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Here are 10 new discoveries from this week. Making Agility Compatible for You.

The UBS Future of Finance Global Finals


It’s been an intense and exciting second half to 2015 for the whole 100%Open team. Working very closely and collaboratively with UBS, we launched The UBS Future of Finance Challenge on 12th August 2015, an open competition for entrepreneurs and technology startups around the world.

Innovation the Chinese Way: Francois Jullien Weighs In

Innovation Excellence

François Jullien is a brilliant French philosopher, professor at Paris Diderot University, and heading the chair for Alterity: he likes to take one step back, immersing himself in a different culture, and then come back to his initial matter.

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!

Creative destruction: innovation for sustainability transition

Norbert Bol

During the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris earlier this month, nearly 200 countries agreed to limit global warming to 1,5C above pre-industrial levels and getting to net zero emissions between 2050 and 2100. The agreement on these goals are a great result of difficult negotiations. Achieving these goals are probably even more difficult if we do not change our behaviour.

Eight Years of Blogging at Innovation in Practice

Innovation in Practice

This month marks the eight year anniversary of Innovation in Practice. As always, I want to thank my many readers and supporters who follow it. When you start blogging, you're never quite sure who will read it and continue reading it. A fellow innovation blogger told me not to worry about. Blog it, and they will come," is what he said. In essence, readers self-select based on their interest in the topic. I can't control it.

Step-Wise Learning

Mike Shipulski

At every meeting you have a chance to move things forward or hold them back. When a new idea is first introduced it’s bare-naked. In its prenatal state, it’s wobbly and can’t stand on its own and is vulnerable to attack.

Innovative Tech in Customer Support: Only as Good as the Company Using It

Innovation Excellence

We’ve all been there. It’s a weekday night, dinner needs to be cooked, your son is yelling for your help from another room, and you’re stuck on hold with your internet service provider because your modem took a dump on you.

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.

Happy Holidays 2016

Grasshopper Herder

Happy holidays for 2015 and into 2016! The post Happy Holidays 2016 appeared first on Lean Startup


Why Startups Fail?

Rmukesh Gupta

There are only three things that can kill a startup: Running out of cash: This is the biggest reason why most startups and even some of the large organisations fail. They run out of cash. Startup founders would give themselves a much better chance of success if they are able to figure out a consistent cash flow. Profitability can come later in the life of a startup, cash flow must come first. This is akin to oxygen for humans. No oxygen, no life. No cash, no startup.

Ending a Year that Mattered


The best gifts are each other - our relationships, our conversations, our smiles, our listening. Thank you all for the gifts of yourselves to me. I wish you a joyful holi-day season and a very blessed 2016! thank you Jessica Esch , as usual, for your incredible artistic talent ). Culture Leadership

The Special People That Believe in You

Innovation Excellence

Companies don’t need more ideas, they need ideas that are more meaningful. Companies have plenty ideas because they measure and track the number of new ideas generated. Meaningful ideas are, by definition, understood by a few and misunderstood by the rest.

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?

Scope Creep


Taking our own medicine. We at Strategos have taken a dose of our own innovation medicine recently as we have built out a major improvement to one of our offerings – management innovation.

27 Best Practices of High Performing Volunteer Organizations

Idea Champions

Unless you've been in a coma your entire life, chances are good that, at some time in your life (maybe now?) you've been a volunteer for a non-profit organization. That's the good news.

Bad Design Ruins the Miss Universe Contest

Michael Roberto

Was Steve Harvey just a terrible host for the Miss Universe contest, or is there more to the story? By now, most of you have seen the awful and embarrassing gaffe at the end of the competition. Host Steve Harvey mistakenly announces Miss Columbia as the winner, when in fact, she was the runner-up.

Turnbull’s Innovation Policy: What’s in it for big business?

Innovation Excellence

[link] Continue reading → Government Headlines Innovation News Uncategorized

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.

Eight Terrible Mistakes which Presenters Make

Innovation Excellence

Practice your presentation and deliver it with confidence and enthusiasm. Get your message across. You will enjoy it. More importantly, so will your audience.

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Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

Innovation Excellence

When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes. The difference is sometimes subtle for people, but the biggest difference is that outputs are usually activity-based where outcomes are behavior-based.

Go Big or Go Home: A Report from #CINONY2015

Innovation Excellence

Two weeks ago I joined several hundred others at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel for this year’s edition of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York.

3 Days to Nominate – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

Just a quick reminder that you've only got three (3) days left to nominate your favorites for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015.

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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.