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Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?


It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. Strategy & Alignment

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Ten Ways To Evaluate If Your Organization Has An Innovation Mentality

The Future Shapers

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”. If there were a top ten quotes that capture the essence of what innovation is about – the human spirit pushing boundaries – this would definitely feature as one of my favorites.

Why Innovation Mentors Matter for Corporations


Technological advances and rapidly changing consumer preferences are forcing corporations around the world to become more innovative in order to remain relevant. Startups are disrupting every industry with innovative products and creative solutions. This has left corporates wondering: “ What makes disruptive startups more innovative?”. Intrapreneurship Corporate-Startup Partnerships Productivity Leadership Mentorship mentor Innovation

Scaling Edges vs. Transforming Core

Innovation Excellence

Dual approaches are evermore finding their way into corporate strategy, development and innovation. There are several manifestations at play, such as.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Why do only a third of the organizations worldwide have formal innovation metrics in place despite accepting that innovation is critical to survival? Download this eBook to learn about the 5 basic principles that guide every successful innovation process.

The 3 P’s: Putting Innovation Into Practice


In the innovation space, too much focus is placed on methods, not enough on mindset. Tools are the methodologies, mindset is the habits. One of my colleagues recently told me he’s learned about mentality, not processes, in the time he’s spent working with me. He’s right!

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A feast of opportunities for Siemens?

Paul Hobcraft

I decided to invest a decent amount of time into the Siemens 3 rd Quarter Announcements and it has been worth it.

Why Innovation Mentors Matter for Corporations


Technological advances and rapidly changing consumer preferences are forcing corporations around the world to become more innovative in order to remain relevant. Startups are disrupting every industry with innovative products and creative solutions.

What unicorns and nawhals tell us about innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

My lovely wife and I were returning from a long car trip, having one of those wide-ranging conversations about everything and nothing that consumes time during long periods of interstate driving. The topics were shifting and free-flowing, when suddenly she asked the question: what's the difference between a unicorn and a narwhal? After all, they both seem a bit mysterious and they share the uncommon attribute of possessing only one horn.

How Does Technology Influence Innovation?


In a recent round of research, I was reviewing adoption rates for new technologies. It took over 55 years for automobiles to reach 80 million people, whereas the internet was able to achieve the same feat in less than 18 years.

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.

Status Quo Culture Versus Innovation Culture


What does a culture of innovation look like? Last week I gave a talk at an event on the foundations of a culture of innovation. Instead of telling you what a culture of innovation looks like (they’re all different but share habits), I focus on what all organizations do to impede it. A great way to think about innovation culture is to invert the common question “what do we have to do to innovate?”; ”; to “what are we doing to impede it?”

The History Of The Killer Questions

Beyond the Obvious

I started writing the Killer Questions when I was in my short-lived “retirement” early in 2001. As I relaxed in the Virginian countryside, my mind started to flash back to various experiences I’d had during my working life.

5 Innovative Agricultural Practices That Are Changing the World

Innovation Excellence

Digitization in the modern age means that almost every contemporary field or industry is becoming more and more reliant on hardware connected to and, in some cases, controlled by software.

Research is Collaborative


Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open, networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners.

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.

Here’s What You Really Need To Know About Blockchain

Digital Tonto

Eliminating information bottlenecks is how blockchain will truly change the world Related posts: Bitcoin May Not Survive, But The Technology Behind It Will Live On. Marketers Need To Start Preparing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Blockchain

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

Six Considerations for Inclusive Innovation. The Wall Street Journal published an article this week, Why Innovation is a Team Sport. . It reveals a broad based study on innovation done by the research firm Great Place to Work. You can download the entire white paper at Great Places website.

Four Ways to Overcome the Impossible

Innovation Excellence

“You’ve heard it a million times but here’s why it’s true.” ” I’m just coming off of a one year build of a new startup.

3 Steps to Design Your Innovation Management Program


Disrupt or be disrupted has been the slogan of the past few years as new startups repeatedly overturn and overtake established companies that have been around for years. This trend has given rise to “ innovation management ,” a term that risks being ignored simply for how wonky it sounds.

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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 9th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

My favorite posts over the last year Related posts: Happy 8th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 4th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 2nd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 3rd. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Top Posts


Building a Culture of Innovation: A Lesson from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Can the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum really teach you a thing or two about building an innovative culture? You bet. Read on. In an article on Innovation Leader, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO, Greg Harris, shared his thoughts on what innovation means to the nonprofit organization.

Innovating Human Resources

Innovation Excellence

If you boil down the function of Human Relations to logical extremes, you end up with polar opposites.

19 Options to Accelerate Your Innovation Strategy


A client raised a question about what more it can do to quicken its pace of innovation ? As with lots of innovation questions, my quick response was we have an eBook for that. and lots of articles, too!

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

The right time horizon for technology development

Mike Shipulski

Patents are the currency of technology and profits are the currency of business. And as it turns out, if you focus on creating technology you’ll get technology (and patents) and if you focus on profits you’ll get profits.

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) and InnoCentive Announce Award Recipients in the Challenge for Novel Green Preservatives



Product Development Process Lessons from BOSE’s Innovations

Innovation Excellence

I had the good fortune to work with Dr. Amar Bose and with the great company he founded. I helped to bring into the world two blockbuster products – BOSE’s Noise-Cancelling Headphones and the BOSE® Wave® Music System.

Is it Worth It?

Rmukesh Gupta

I just saw this video where the world’s best coach (arguably) shares his advice on trying to add too much value to a conversation or a relationship is not always a good thing. . Firstly, take the 4 minutes and watch the video: There are three things that I liked in the video: .

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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.

Four Free Hacks to Make Your Travel More Comfortable

Stephen Shapiro

I am on the road nearly 200 days a year. With over 30 years of travel under my belt, I’ve discovered many simple and free ways to make your travel more enjoyable. Here are my four favorites. I hope you like them as they’ve made my life a lot better. Keeping Window Shades Closed.

InnoCentive Helps Innovate New Treatments for ALS


InnoCentive recently partnered with the ALS Association and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Teva”) to create and release a premium challenge aimed at helping find treatments for people with neurodegenerative diseases like Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2018

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?