Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

Why Is Innovation So Hard?

Viima

The majority of companies find innovation difficult. In fact, according to McKinsey, only 6% of executives are actually satisfied with their innovation performance. Innovation Innovation Management

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.

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

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.

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.

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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China Plans to Trump Innovation from Outer Space

Braden Kelley

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States.

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?

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.

Understanding the innovation options in your business

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.

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! ]].

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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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.

Ideas are easy, good ideas are hard

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm writing a series of posts that examine some of my lessons learned after over 15 years of corporate innovation consulting.

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!

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! ]].

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.

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.

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.

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.

Language: the most challenging and trival innovation barrier

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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.