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Why Is Innovation So Hard?

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The Fat Cat Syndrome Prevents Innovation And Opens The Door For Disruption

Game-Changer

What is the fat cat syndrome? Here are a few definitions: The state of mind one possesses when one becomes so successful, he/she disregards the inefficiencies and lost opportunities. Fat cat is a political term originally describing a rich political donor, also called an angel or big money man.

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Choosing WHAT to Do

Innovation Excellence

In business you’ve got to do two things: choose what to do and choose how to do it well. I’m not sure which is more important, but I am sure there’s far more written on how to do things well and far less clarity around how to choose what to do. Choosing what to do. Innovation Strategy wardley maps

All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang. When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Corona releases Fit Packs: Beer cans that link together

Idea to Value

The Mexican Beer manufacturer Corona has found an innovative new solution to the problem of plastic packaging which holds packs of beer together.

Cracks in Unicorns — Why Corporate Innovators Should Take Heart

Rocketspace

It is now 8 years since Marc Andreessen penned his famous essay “ Why Software is Eating the World ” in The Wall Street Journal. Since this time, tech titans have continued to grow like weeds through their “ blitzscaling ” strategy and the “uberification” of everything.

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How the Gig Economy Impacts Innovation

IdeaScale

Today, more than one-third of workers in the United States are part of the gig economy, and that translates into 57 million people. For some, freelancing is a stopover between permanent jobs, but for 24 percent of workers in the U.S., it is their primary, full-time vocation.

Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Idea to Value

Today, we are speaking with the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle. Can you imagine a job title more closely related to creativity than that?

These 4 Major Shifts Will Drive The 21st Century

Digital Tonto

The truth is that every disruptive era is not only fraught with danger, but also opportunity. Every generation faces unique challenges and must find the will to solve them. My hope is that we will do. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Understanding the innovation options in your business

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of blog posts to document some of the things I've learned in innovation along the way, over 15 years of leading corporate innovation work.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both

IdeaScale

Innovation has to come from somewhere. Even the biggest game-changers come from understanding the “game” and are built on in-depth knowledge of how existing products or processes work. How businesses conduct operations on a daily basis can encourage or discourage breakthrough innovation.

5 Keys to Successfully Leading a Family Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Family businesses aren't always easy, but they are most definitely be worth it. Father's Day

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4 Things Business Leaders Can Learn About Transformation From Social And Political Movements

Digital Tonto

In the final analysis, driving change is less about a series of objectives than it is about forming a common cause. Related posts: Social Movements Can Teach Us A Lot About What It Takes To Build A. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Apple Inadvertently Revealed its Next Big Thing

Innovation Excellence

and it’s not what you think… Eclipsing yourself when you’ve just finished changing the world isn’t easy, it’s nearly impossible. But here’s one way Apple might just pull it off, again.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What is an Innovation Catalyst?

InnovationManagement

There are numerous new innovation job titles: Chief Innovation Officer (a job title that has increased in occurrence by 500% according to ZipRecruiter’s job title analysis), Innovation Manager, Innovation Coach… the list goes on.

3 Steps To Learn From Mistakes

Game-Changer

Mistakes. We all make them. We wouldn’t grow without them. I used to be overly critical with myself when I was younger, and would get pissed whenever I made a mistake. Today, that isn’t the case. I realized that we all make mistakes, especially when you take an unknown path.

What It Takes to Be an Innovative Leader

IdeaScale

Leading any endeavor can be a challenge, and leading innovation can be an even bigger challenge. Fortunately, the values that make a good leader dovetail well with being an innovative one. A Positive Attitude.

How IBM Sees The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Innovation Excellence

Ever since IBM’s Watson system defeated the best human champions at the game show Jeopardy!, artificial intelligence (AI) has been the buzzword of choice.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Language: the most challenging and trival innovation barrier

Jeffrey Phillips

In my continuing series of lessons I've learned from 15 years of corporate innovation, I've tackled issues including the reasons ideas need sponsors , or why ideas are easy and good ideas are difficult. In this episode I'm going to talk about my experiences as a translator and interpreter.

The Infinite Game

The Future Shapers

While we now live in a world that is on a path of continually accelerating transformation, most executives continue to act as if we were still living in the 20th Century. Unfortunately, this attitude is putting many companies on a road that will eventually drive them out of business.

5 Steps to create an international team of innovation catalysts

Board of Innovation

In early 2019 Cigna International engaged Board of Innovation to help accelerate their innovation capability by establishing a global innovation network.

Harvard Study Reveals One Word is the Secret to Being Likable and Emotionally Intelligent

Innovation Excellence

Some things are so simple that we just can’t help complicating them. Here’s one area where you absolutely need to keep it simple.

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How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

How to Help Marketing Teams that are in a Creative Slump

InnovationManagement

No matter how good you are at your job, slumps and dry spells are just part of being in a creative role at work. When it’s your job to constantly think, innovate, and create, there’s just no getting around it—sometimes you hit a creative slump. How you get out of that slump is what matters.

Interview #6: Virtual Reality is moving beyond your PSVR (Wes Potter)

Innovation Walk

It’s hard to deny that we have entered a world that thrives on innovations in technology. From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data insights and a variety of computer-generated graphics that will baffle your senses.

Strategic Plan Template

Cascade Strategy

Need a helping hand to create your strategic plan? Download our tried and tested strategic plan template - the same template used by thousands of startups and multinationals alike.

Spring Lab: Instilling a Startup Mindset into Large Corporations

Innovation Excellence

1) What is the mission (the reason why, la raison d’être) of Spring Lab, its value proposition, and its main line of services (acceleration devices, learning expeditions, collective intelligence workshop, innov-athons, bootcamp) ?

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

What distinguishes agile from traditional ways of working?

Lead Innovation

As companies need to act faster and more flexibly, more and more companies are questioning traditional project management methods. Agile working promises to make companies more dynamic. Read in this blog post how agile work differs from traditional work and which projects are suitable for it.

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How to Navigate the Hoshin Kanri Planning Process

Kainexus

One of the most important and challenging responsibilities of leaders is setting the strategic direction of the organization and steering everyone toward it. Sometimes, the ultimate goal is called “True North.”

How Technology is Changing the Promotional Landscape

InnovationManagement

Technology continues to evolve at a steady pace. It's no secret that modern technology has, in many ways, shaped how businesses and companies promote themselves, as well as their products or services to their target audience.

Diverse Talent Drives Innovation: A Collision Conference Interview with Rusul Alrubail

Innovation Excellence

Collision Conference took place in Toronto, Canada May 20-23. It is North America’s fastest growing tech conference, welcoming 25,000+ participants from 125 countries with 45.7% female attendance.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.