Sat.Aug 26, 2017 - Fri.Sep 01, 2017

Be Unpredictable – Surprise your Customers and Competitors

Destination Innovation

Boy Browning. Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896 – 1965) was known as ‘Boy’ Browning. He served in the British Army with distinction in the First World War. He was promoted to Adjutant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

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Can you really engineer an open culture?


The idea that an open culture can be engineered or that cultural change can be outsourced is tempting.

What percentage of your brain do you really use?

Idea to Value

We have all heard the myth that we only use 10% of our brains. But how close is this to reality? It would be more accurate to say that we only use between 1% – 16% of our brain, at any one time.

The Physics of Change

Digital Tonto

Every revolution inspires a counterrevolution Related posts: How Successful Movements Inspire Lasting Change. To Create Real Change, You Need To Do More Than Just Protest. How To Create A Culture Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Sights to see in North-East Scotland

Destination Innovation

Dunrobin Castle. Most visitors to Scotland stop in Edinburgh and then head to the north-west Highlands and Skye – which are undoubtedly spectacular. The opposite coast is much less visited but still has plenty to offer.

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Watch These 3 Videos To Expand Your Perspective On How Technology Drives The Next Economy


A number of emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy in the next 10 to 20 years, changing the way we do just about everything ; and it’s already happening.

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This Company Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

Digital Tonto

If they are successful, the business of making things will never be the same. Related posts: How Open Data for Science Will Change How Businesses Compete. How Data Will Transform Science. If Big. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Purpose as a Way of Business


Purpose offers a distinct advantage to organizations that have a clear mission and work to serve that mission. Not only does organizational purpose build clarity and drive company direction, but having a clear company purpose also turns company employees into better employees.

Time, Energy and Attention Are The Only Things We Invest That We Can’t Get Back


Here’s a typical scenario… You’re an employee at a large organization, have been there for a while. You see opportunities to make things better, you talk to people, some doors open then they close. You’re frustrated because you can’t make progress.

Generation Z and innovation in the workplace


Gen Zers are part of a generation that is global, social, visual and technological. They are the most connected, educated and sophisticated generation ever. The post Generation Z and innovation in the workplace appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights engagement innovation management innovation-tips

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.

Top Startups to Watch in Personal Smart-tech and Who is Investing in Them


Several publications, including TechCrunch and Mashable , picked their winners from a wide range of devices from different companies. If there was a common theme, it's that smarter devices offering data-driven personal services are headed our way in the near future. Below we highlight seven companies that could play a significant role in the personal smart-tech space. We also call out the investors who are betting big on them. Finance Trends Venture Capital CVC

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Walmart: How an Innovator in Arkansas Continues to Change our World


In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, an unlikely corporation spearheaded the relief effort.

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Diversity is an Innovation Metric

Grasshopper Herder

Diversity is a hot topic, but what is not often discussed is the fact that diverse teams are more innovative. Read more about why diversity is an innovation metric. The post Diversity is an Innovation Metric appeared first on


Beyond Moore’s Law

Daniel Burrus

Mark Twain was once quoted as saying that the reports of his death “had been greatly exaggerated.” That, in fact, was an out-and-out misquote—an obvious mistake.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

6 More Top Coworking Spaces in London for Startups


This is Part 2 of our series: The Best Coworking Spaces in London for Tech Startups. As previously mentioned in part one of this series, London now has more than 156 coworking spaces. In this piece, we will continue to outline some of the best coworking spaces in London for tech startups. Let's get started: Startup Tips and Advice

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Shoe Dog: 11 Lessons from the Creator of Nike [book review]

Innovation Excellence

I’m a sneakerhead. In English, that means that I collect trainers. I love the aesthetics of the shoes, but perhaps more so the dynamics of the collectibles market which Nike effectively created.

13 Ways to Sponsor Strategic Planning Process Success


Chuck Dymer and I led the first step in a client’s multi-day strategic planning process this week. The client wants to envision its organizational role decades into the future. This initial visioning exercise was hugely successful and fun.

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Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Innovation in Practice

Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. Design Thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you may know we’ve been relentlessly highlighting the importance of organizational ambidexterity as vital requirement for modern dual corporate innovation approaches.

4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

Innovation Excellence

In the late 1960’s, Gary Starkweather had a serious spat with his boss. As an engineer in Xerox’s long-range xerography unit, he saw that laser printing could be a huge business opportunity.

Customer Experience Strategy – 3 Steps to Developing Consistent Processes


Talking with another organization’s leaders, I started probing about their work processes. My suspicion (which proved correct) was they didn’t have formal processes to dependably produce their best work every time.

Is Your Team Proficient in the 3 Cs of Innovation?


When leaders foster a culture of innovation, they enable their teams to be creative, flexible problem-solvers who thrive in the face of change. But what is a culture of innovation? And how does a leader begin to foster one? Building a culture of innovation originates with embracing The 3 Cs: critical thinking, curiosity, and customer-centric design. Creative Leadership Enabling Factors

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

How Writing Makes You More Successful

Faisal Hoque

Writing allows you to explore who you are. It's a way to revisit the past, connect with the present, and draw a map for the future. homepage-recent Life's Journey business insider creativity Entrepreneurship Faisal Hoque Growth Inspiration Journey Life

29 Innovation Activities for Your Next Ideation

Innovation Excellence

I often get asked what activities a team should do in ideation to get better results and keep it fun. While there's a limitless list of possibilities that need to be tailored to each innovation challenge, I do have some favorites.

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy


How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? In an a mid-August 2017 article in The Wall Street Journal , Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, Inc.,

The Three Rs of Innovation – Risk, Reward, and Resources

Mike Shipulski

Is it innovation or continuous improvement or is it innovation? Is it regular innovation or disruptive innovation? Is it new enough or too new? These questions are worse than meaningless as they suck emotional energy from the organization and divert emotional energy from the business objective.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Crowdsourcing Hurricane Relief and Rescue Efforts in Houston


While the world looked on in shock at the pictures coming out of Houston, Texas, some people swung into action, developing crowdsourcing initiatives to help rescue victims and coordinate relief efforts to flood-hit areas. Their actions have helped to save countless lives. Relief and Rescue.

Seven Valuable Lessons from a New Amazonian

Innovation Excellence

It has been just over 100 days since I began my new role at Amazon Web Services (AWS). I have received hundreds of LinkedIn questions, Facebook comments, and even DMs on Twitter asking what it is really like on the “inside” of one of the world’s most innovative companies. Here are 7 of the most.

Customer Co-Creation: How Producers Can Benefit From Their Customers’ Creativity


The model of production most established companies will be familiar with involves a series of basic steps. Beginning with market research – to identify gaps and test ideas – new products and services then move through phases that include research and development, creation and manufacture, and launch. The drivers are external and each element of the process is protected. However, this model is changing.

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How to Run Successful Corporate Hackathons with Ideation Software


“Every human being has a great idea.”. This quote by Lale Kesebi, Chief Communications Officer and Head of Strategic Engagement at Li & Fung, perfectly sums up an opportunity that’s right in front of every company’s face. Whether your organization has 100 or 100,000 employees, each individual has ideas for new products or improvements, drawn from their day-to-day experiences and knowledge.

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?