Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

The 3 Forms of Open Innovation


And how to gradually utilize them to implement a full scale open innovation program

9 Diversity Dimensions That Increase Innovation, and One Reason They May Not

Innovation Excellence

Human resource departments tout diversity, because a diverse company will better represent all of its customers. But how does diversity help creativity? What are the important factors we typically forget?

Innovation Thrives When there is Fuel to Burn

The Future Shapers

I live in the Mountain West of the United States. The sheer beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and countless other natural wonders is well known. It is also becoming known as a tinder box. Years of dry conditions, unrelenting heat and an explosion of people living in the mountains have been a devastating combination. While we have an abundance of natural beauty, we also have an abundance of fuel; ready to burn.

Ten Tips for A Successful Pitch

Destination Innovation

Henry de Zoete and Will Hodson, co-founders of Look After My Bills, secured the best ever deal on the BBC show Dragons Den (equivalent to the US TV show Shark Tank). They received offers from all five investors on the show. They ended up selling just 3% of their business for £120,000 ($160,000 US).

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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.

The Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook


The largest companies by market cap have a common denominator —they’ve leveraged cutting edge technology to transform their business and industry from the inside out.

An Innovation Lexicon


Innovation means different things to different people. Sometimes it’s hard to have a good conversation about innovation, because people understand the concept in very different ways.

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All Innovators Work From Failure


The work of innovation – whether you’re doing R&D, creating a breakthrough, pursuing a disruptive strategy or sustaining your core – is not business as usual. It doesn’t work in a straight line, and the more radical the project the more uncertainty there is.

The Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook


The largest companies by market cap have a common denominator —they’ve leveraged cutting edge technology to transform their business and industry from the inside out.

Nonprofit Solutions for Innovation


In the last post from this series, we talked about the nonprofit situation and how the nature of nonprofits leads to inherent problems.

Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German


Exago Smart collaborative innovation software can now be used by German speakers in their own language. With the new version, the Exago enterprise-grade solution becomes available in nine language options, enabling over a million people worldwide to share ideas and insights and contribute to their company’s innovation and business goals. The post Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German appeared first on Exago.

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.

4 Things To Know Before You Move Your Business To The Cloud

Digital Tonto

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Keeping Your Innovation Momentum

Innovation in Practice

At some point in your journey to drive innovation, you’ll want to take a deep breath and ask – what happened here? What have we achieved? And, what do we need to do now to keep the momentum? Momentum is critical. I’ve seen too many innovation programs get off to a fast start only to fizzle out later.

Eight Things Winning Innovation Teams Do Differently

Innovation Excellence

It’s no secret that innovation is tough to pull off. Even the “world’s most innovative” companies sometimes stumble. Just ask General Electric, which was recently delisted from the Dow Jones Index.

How Entrepreneurs Can Be Better Leaders

Innovators Alliance

*Originally published on SpyderWorks: click here to access. Entrepreneurs aren’t always known for their people skills. And frankly, neither are engineers.

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!

The Type of Game That Kills Creativity and Innovation

Stephen Shapiro

There are two types of games. One kills creativity and the other is for kids… Business is serious. Right? But what if we could game playing to enhance our businesses? Games can be a useful tool for enhancing creativity. They make work more fun, they reduce stress, and they get people in action.

The Rise of Innovative Entrepreneurs


Watch Live Debates on Sept.7 th 2018. As the global mindshare shifts towards grassroots and sustainability, what are the top starting points of new global prosperity centric revolutions?

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Bet Your Business On A Platform

Innovation Excellence

Hertz is a nearly 100 year-old business valued at about $2 billion. Uber is an 8 year-old business valued at $50 billion. Marriott is a 90 year-old business, with hotels all over the world, and is valued at $39 billion, while AirBnB achieved a similar value in just 11 years and doesn’t own any rooms.

My Company is Not Big Enough For an Innovation App.


"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a -- Delivered by Feed43 service

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.

How To Staff Your Innovation Group


Fill It Full Of Doits, And You’ll Never Be Short Of Ideas A while back, I wrote a blog post about the two kinds of people in the world, the ShouldWes and the DoIts. You can go back here to read the full post, but in short, the DoIts are the action takers, the ones… The post How To Staff Your Innovation Group appeared first on hellofuture. corporate creativity culture ideas innovation leadership management work

What’s New in Social Media Marketing


Social media marketing has become increasingly popular over the past few years. No wonder this is so when approximately 2.5 billion people use social networks on a daily basis. Facebook is still the most popular social media platform, despite its recent Cambridge Analytica Scandal , with more than 1.45 billion unique daily visitors. Strategies augmented reality chatbot customer service Micro-influencer marketing social media advertising technology

Entrepreneurial Psychopathologies

Innovation Excellence

The US Armed Forces has a problem with soldier suicide and depression.

#1,368 – The Clam Pillow

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Similar to the way we wrap our bodies in blankets for comfort, The Clam Pillow allows us to do the same for our heads, helping us to fall asleep quickly and peacefully.

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?

The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

News flash! Creating an engaged workforce where employees bring all their skill, talent, passion and energy to work every day isn’t rocket science. It doesn’t involve brain surgery. And you don’t need a Ph.D. in human resources development.

Enthusiasm: A Vital Element in Strategic Thinking.

Focused Momentum

Strategy development is the most creative work leadership teams get to do together; rather it should be. All too often poorly facilitated planning efforts become chaotic or worse, boring.

Doing Right is Good Marketing

Innovation Excellence

The vehicles of marketing have transformed more in the last 10 years than in the previous 100 years. The communication tools and methods of the Industrial Era do not work in our shared world of instant informa­tion exchange. marketing Marketing Strategy michael graber Southern Growth Studio

10 Inspiring Innovation Podcasts


If you’re like us, you love podcasts! You look to them for information on trends, emerging technologies, psychology studies, and more. How I Built This. What It Is: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies.

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.

Tips to Turn Around a Failing Business

The Human Factor

image credit. Contributed post. If you think your business might be in trouble, is there anything you can do to turn it around? That depends on how soon you realize there is a problem and how deep-rooted the problems are. Check Out The Numbers .

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My Company is Not Big Enough For an Innovation App.


“A big business starts small.” Richard Branson. Does size matter when it comes to innovation management? Company size, that is…. Well, there are certain innovation challenges that all sized companies face, no matter size, such as: Lack of innovation processes. An absence of employee engagement.

Scaling School

Innovation Excellence

Several years ago, I decided to give sailing a try. I started by going on a few local trips with some folks who owned a small boat and then, gradually, decided to improve my skills and confidence.

Where Does Innovation Fit & Who Should It Report To?

Innovation Leader

Former Keurig Green Mountain VP Rachael Schwartz lays out the pros and cons of several different org structures in our newest downloadable resource

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.