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Why so many entrepreneurs often achieve nothing for weeks

Idea to Value

Not all entrepreneurs are lazy. In fact, many entrepreneurs are some of the most innovative and hardworking people in the world. But most people who run their own business, especially after it has just started, have (or had at one point) a big, guilty secret. They are producing NOTHING.

8 Principles of The Innovator’s Solution

HYPE Innovation

The Innovator’s Dilemma gets more of the headlines, but the follow-up book by Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Solution , is a far more useful piece of work. The Innovator’s Solution starts out by describing the ‘dilemma’, and in one chapter removes the need to even read the original work.

No Company deserves to survive with apathy in its future

Paul Hobcraft

I have always found April a difficult month. It seems to be the defining month for transition between winter and summer. It can fool us on the first day ( April fools day ) and its weather for us in Europe does exactly the same, usually all month long.

How Innovation Really Happens

Digital Tonto

Truly breakthrough innovations are never a single event, nor are they achieved by one person, or even within a single organization. Rather, they happen when ideas combine to solve important. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

How does plastic injection molding work?

Idea to Value

It’s one of the most common manufacturing processes in the world, responsible for a huge number of the products you own. Yet most people don’t know how it works. How do you produce plastic into the millions of products produced daily?

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The ultimate innovation management success factor


Most innovations come through steady, continuous improvement. Embedding innovation as corporate culture takes time and perseverance. The post The ultimate innovation management success factor appeared first on Blog Insights gamification incremental-innovation initiative-success

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IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing—The Human Brain

Digital Tonto

Rather than hyper-rational calculating machines, computers will think more like we do and help us to collaborate more effectively—with each other and machines. Related posts: Advertising on the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

This legendary 1947 letter on the lack of creativity in advertising is even more true in 2016

Idea to Value

A major issue around advertising and marketing nowadays is that there is a drive to “learn and perfect” it. And this is resulting in less actual creativity being used.

The Dangers Of Creating The Future


What if you had a camera in your eye that recorded everything? You could then go back and watch it over and over again. Wouldn’t it be amazing?

The seven stages of innovation grief

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm writing this a bit tongue in cheek, but the point of this blog is very serious. There are a number of phases that innovators go through, accepting what they can about innovation based on what the executives and corporate culture allow. Growing as an innovators is something like experiencing the seven stages of grief, only it's often in reverse. When we experience grief, as when we lose a loved one, psychologists note that many people progress through a number of stages.

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.

TED talk: “I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer” [video]

Innovation Excellence

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice -- first with Linux, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by coders worldwide.

Spigit Recognized as a Leader in Innovation Management in New Report

Planview Spigit

Innovation management software is quickly becoming a go-to solution for companies in all industries who want to transform their businesses and stay competitive for years to come. We’ve seen this trend pick up steam as the number of companies leveraging innovation management continues to grow.

Extreme Creativity – History of Rock


Looking for Extreme Creativity ? Are you REALLY looking for extreme creativity? Do you have a few minutes to spare? Then you have to look at this video, “History of Rock.”

Here comes the hypenated innovation offering

RTI Innovation Advisors

It's almost inevitable that innovation will grow to become an amorphous blob of ideas, techniques, processes, "experts", software and a host of other things. It's the natural order of economics that when an opportunity is available, everything rushes in to fill the vacuum, and as the market becomes crowded various offerings must differentiate themselves from the others to demonstrate value. It's like this with cheese, wine, beer (remember when there was only Budweiser and Miller?

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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!

What Does Emotional Intelligence have to do with Productivity and Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Elon Musk, much like Steve Jobs, couples his drive and ingenuity with a fluid charm and charisma, making him and leaders of his caliber something like the Ubermensch.

PBTO34: The Art of Being Unmistakable by Srini Rao

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show today: In this episode, we host Srini Rao. He is the host of the very popular – Unmistakable Creative Podcast. . Why is he on the show: He is a podcast host and an online entrepreneur.

Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity


Interestingly, the most challenging situation for Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop success is when it includes TOO MANY individuals viewing themselves as creative. Yes, you read that right.

Are You Stuck in A Leadership Bubble?

The Human Factor

While browsing the Internet on one of my countless airplane trips, I came across an interesting article that discusses the results of a recent American Management Association survey. <

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.

World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

Innovation Excellence

World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21 is a dedicated time worldwide to inspire new action, create novel ideas, make new decisions; solve problems in new ways, do something new, support new thinking, partner with new people, hold new conversations, use a new pair of eyes.

PBTO33: Creating Award Winning Products with Yogita Agarwal

Rmukesh Gupta

Who is on the show today: In this episode, we host Yogita Agarwal. She runs a product design studio in Mumbai called Ware Innovations. . Why is she on the show: In her short career so far, she has already won multiple awards for multiple products. She has won.

Internal Branding Strategy – 1 Way to Stop Horrible Executive Videos


Internal executive videos are funny things. Well, actually, they are rarely funny things. More frequently, internal executive videos are boring things. Or odd things. Or cringe-worthy things.

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Crowdsourcing ideas: sexy ideas get implemented

Norbert Bol

Through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, the mating of ideas. Matt Ridley – When Ideas Have Sex. Idea crowdsourcing is the act when a company outsources the generation of new ideas (e.g.

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?

Seven Metaphors to Help Creative Leaders Innovate

Innovation Excellence

Here are seven metaphors to help you drive innovative behaviour as a creative leader. Lift the veil - why does your organisation want to innovate? If your top management team plans to launch an innovation initiative, have them answer three questions first: a.

At Shell’s TechWorks Lab, It’s ‘All About Deploying’

Innovation Leader

Shawn Murphy of Shell TechWorks shares the lab’s projects, funding, and mission — finding innovative ways to drill for oil and gas, and exploring future energy sources

PC Sales drop >10% Q1 2016. Surprised? Do You Care?

Adam Hartung

Leading tech tracking companies IDC and Gartner both announced Q1, 2016 PC sales results, and they were horrible. Sales were down 9.5%-11.5% depending on which tracker you asked. And that’s after a horrible Q4, 2015 when sales were off more than 10%.

Artificial Intelligence: The Promise of Limitless Possibilities

Daniel Burrus

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of 20 core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, is rapidly working its way into our lives from Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M, to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri.

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.

Exploring Drivers of Innovation Change

Innovation Excellence

I always show a particular interest in statements claiming to have identified a relevant driver of innovation change, then to think through these.

The Division Technique: Cut Your Challenges Down to Size

Innovation in Practice

The division technique works by dividing a product or its components functionally or physically and then rearranging them back into the product. Division is a powerful technique in the SIT Method because it forces you to break fixedness, especially structural fixedness. Division forces you to create configurations by rearranging components in ways you were not likely to have done on with on your own. To apply the division technique, you start by listing the product’s internal components.

How many words in a website?


I hope you’re enjoying our new website! Like all house projects this has been a labour of love, squeezed in amongst paying business, but it has been an enjoyable ride. Our old site had grown organically over the past 6 years and had started to creak. I guess it’s the same for most sites out there; they grow more like towns than buildings. There were several fascinating things about this process.

Comment on To Fee or Not To Fee…That is the Question by Sharon Weinstein

Stephen Shapiro

You nailed it; I fully agree for all of the same reasons. Thank you


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.