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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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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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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 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.

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.

Charting Change – Now Available on Kindle

Braden Kelley

I’m super excited to announce that my new Charting Change is now available for Amazon Kindle! Charting Change has been the number one new release on Amazon for at least “Business Management” and “Production & Operations” so far. It also … Continue reading →

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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.

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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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.

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.”

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.

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. <

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!

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.

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.

Innovation is Revolution.

Mike Shipulski

Whether you’re a country, company, organization, or team, revolution is your mortal enemy. And that’s why the systems of established organization are designed to prevent impending revolutions and squish those that grow legs. And that’s why revolutions are few and far between.

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.

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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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.

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.

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%.

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?