Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Breaking Taboos – Two Lessons for Innovators

Destination Innovation

During WWI there was tremendous demand for bandages and sterile dressings for Allied wounded on the Western Front. The US company, Kimberly-Clark, developed a new cotton-like material from wood-pulp. It was highly absorbent.

The Six Million Dollar innovation fallacy

RTI Innovation Advisors

A few days ago I wrote a blog post about the relevance of the Six Million Dollar man to innovation , noting that the show was based around rebuilding Steve Austin, making him better, stronger and faster. Many corporate innovation organizations need the Six Million Dollar man treatment. Every firm needs to be innovating more effectively, faster, with better outcomes and increasingly with more partners. Today I'd like to talk about the other side of the Six Million Dollar man innovation.

How To Create Something Truly Original

Digital Tonto

Despite what many say, truly original work doesn’t emerge fully formed from a brainstorm or sudden epiphany Related posts: How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Creativity

Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

Rocketspace

Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

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.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on.

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How Borderlanders Prepare Us For The Future

Game-Changer

My friend Rachel Christensen gave an insightful talk at TEDxTijuana titled Beyond Your Border , the story of borderlanders: those people whose lives exist in two countries and prepare us for the future! Two months ago I invited Rachel to talk about this topic on my podcast; check it out here.

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Who Are the Best Corporate Event Planners in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a successful corporate event in London requires the expertise of a skilled corporate event planner. When it comes to planning events, time management, resource allocation, and communication across multiple teams are absolute necessities.

Imaginatik and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to Co-Present During Poster Session at the World Open Innovation Conference

Imaginatik

Imaginatik will be attending the 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) in San Francisco, CA on December 13th and 14th. We’ve partnered with our valued customer, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to develop and submit an open innovation paper describing our work together and the resulting economic impact. Our paper was selected to present during the Poster Session on December 13th. We hope you can join us. This year’s WOIC theme is “Digital Transformation for Sustainability.”

Six million dollar innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Since I write about innovation regularly, I often receive questions about "the future" of innovation. Who really knows anything about the future of innovation, when many of us don't fully comprehend all of the tools and activities for innovation that are available to us now. My standard response is in the title of the post. In the future, we'll do innovation work much more quickly than we do today, we'll be smarter about our approach and increasingly we'll never do it alone.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

What Consensus Means For Driving Innovation

Game-Changer

Why do organizations fail? There are many reasons, mostly because they become irrelevant by failing to evolve and adapt to a changing world.

How to Get Funding for Your Startup Faster: 5 Quick Tips

Rocketspace

As a startup founder, one of the biggest challenges you'll face is acquiring funding. The best startup founders know exactly how to acquire the necessary capital to scale fast.

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How to Keep Your Creative Team Fresh & Inspired

IdeaScale

Creativity is about more than just art. Creativity is how we get great innovation, but encouraging creativity in a structured environment, like work, can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with a little creativity of your own, you can get the ideas flowing.

Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 4. The post Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago collaboration collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement gamification participation

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.

Organizational Pathways to Business Model Innovation

Innovation Excellence

For several reasons, such as disruptive threats, digitalization or blurring industry boundaries, established companies are increasingly forced to create new business opportunities, i.e. to come up with adapted or even entirely new business models.

Dai-ichi Life and RocketSpace Accelerate Innovation for Japan’s Aging Population

Rocketspace

San Francisco and Tokyo – December 13, 2018 - Today, RocketSpace , a Silicon Valley-based external innovation consulting company, announced its partnership with The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company , one of Japan’s largest life insurance providers.

Maintaining an Innovation Mindset as Your Business Grows

IdeaScale

There’s something to be said for stability, but also innovation. If you’ve ever seen a plant grow, you know that new shoots are flexible and willing to go nearly anywhere and try nearly anything to get at the resources they need.

The Genomics Revolution Is Beginning Now Moving At Full Steam

Digital Tonto

Not since the early days of the digital revolution have we seen a technology accelerate with such velocity Related posts: The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade—Genomics, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Genomics

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

How to build effective strategy even in constant change

Innovation Excellence

Strategy is More Important than Ever Many have pronounced “Strategy is dead.” Citing the speed with which new technologies are emerging and the perpetual changes to market conditions, consultants and executives alike are claiming that it is no longer possible to craft a meaningful long-term strategy.

How Education Can Advance and Innovate Your Business

InnovationManagement

Education is a powerful vehicle for professional growth. It’s now more affordable, and recent technological innovations have made it easier for employees to acquire and advance their skillsets. Enabling Factors Organization & Culture

A Love Note to Lurkers

IdeaScale

There was a lot of talk at this year’s Open Nation about the number of lurkers in IdeaScale communities: those community members who sign on, create a profile and view pages, but then don’t take further action like suggesting ideas, reviewing ideas, refining ideas, etc.

How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days

Board of Innovation

Go from the blank page on Monday to multiple innovation blueprints on Friday. The post How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise innovation strategy

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Examining the Future of Work

Innovation Excellence

Five Steps to Change Your Thinking

Daniel Burrus

When you make changes, are they coming at you from the outside in or inside out? In my 30 years of working with top leaders from business, health care, government and education, I have found that the majority of change comes from the outside in.

Intrapreneurship at Telefonica: innovation calls, and lean-startup development at the menu

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Susana Jurado is Head of Innovation Portfolio-Product Innovation at Telefónica since 2015. She has developed expertise in Early Stage Innovation model, and the Lean Startup methodology, co-authoring the Lean Elephants whitepaper. Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Corporate accelerator Entrepreneur Incubation innovation portfolio intrapreneurship Startups Susana Jurado Telefonica

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Innovation Leadership; into the wilderness or into the future?

The Future Shapers

In my recent article looking at why innovation transformations fail I called out innovation leadership (or lack of) as one of the prime causes of failure. And OK it’s not that hard to see why. After all, if CEOs and senior leaders are merrily setting off, compass-less, into the innovation wilderness then there isn’t much hope for the rest of the organisation. So where are CEOs and senior leaders going astray? Strategy. Let’s start with strategy.

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!