Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently.

7 Essential Skills Required to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

Idea to Value

Many entrepreneurs believe that the most important factor that will determine their level of success with a startup relates to their overall experience and skills in the niche area. However, the most successful entrepreneurs have developed a certain set of skills that have helped them reach their goals.

8 Best Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To

Game-Changer

If you have not been keeping up, emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy. Which means that in the future, you’re either a digital business or a dead business.

4 Skills That All Great Innovators Share

Digital Tonto

Great innovators aren’t prima donnas or glory seekers. They are problem solvers. Related posts: Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things. The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do. [[ 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.

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?

IdeaScale

You will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion. These are the people who know a great deal about the subject matter of the campaigns and can give you strong feedback on your problem statement and criteria for success.

Communication and repetition are vital for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I was working out this morning before work and as usual, watching the breaking news. At 7am there are a range of news choices, and strangely each network seems to have the exact same advertisements on during the breaks. As I was working out I realized that I knew the side effects of several medications that I don't need and don't take. These side effects include headaches, vomiting, and so on.

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It’s Not Either/Or, It’s Both/And

Daniel Burrus

A crowd mentality can be difficult to resist. Whether it’s a new fitness workout, yet another so-called “superfood” or even a television show that’s taken over your social media feed, it’s very easy to be swept up by the widespread embrace of the latest and greatest.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 1: Idea Collection

IdeaScale

You’ll collect a lot of ideas. How do you find the best? Before you find gold, you find ore. Seemingly dull rocks are pulled from the ground and carefully refined until the gold inside them is brought out. And so it is with ideas, as well.

We Need To Focus More On Networks And Less On Nodes

Digital Tonto

Ideas don’t change the world alone, but depend on small groups, loosely connected but united by a common purpose to truly make an impact. Related posts: Justin Bieber, Social Networks and How. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

4 Roles to Push Bold Customer Experience Strategy Thinking

BrainZooming

We were set to work with a client team exploring the customer experience strategy they’d introduce to their internal customers.

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.

What Happens when Contrarian Thinkers are Ignored?

Innovation Excellence

It takes great courage to challenge the powerful and the popular. We need that courage time and again. We should not disdain and ignore contrarian thinkers. They should be encouraged to speak up and their views, however unpopular, should be examined with dispassion.

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Idea Estimation and the Reporting Dashboard

IdeaScale

For those of you who have been utilizing crowdsourcing for awhile, you’ll be more than familiar with the story of the “Parable of the Ox.”

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation.

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Digital Transformation Combines Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency

Integrative Innovation

In 2015 and 2017, research by Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner surveyed several hundred enterprises, examining both the capabilities needed for digital business transformation and the impacts on performance.

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!

3 Questions That Will Solve Any Problem Creatively

Innovation Excellence

It was once said that the solution to any problem lies in asking the right question. Here are three. Creativity Innovation Leadership People & Skills Psychology Creative Problem-solving culture Design Thinking problem solving

The Rise of the Healthcare Mega-Marketplaces: What Does It Mean For You?

Faisal Hoque

CVS is offering to pay $66 billion for Aetna — a blending that could turn local drugstores into health insurers. Assessing the impacts of the recent rash of mergers and takeovers in the healthcare field. The post The Rise of the Healthcare Mega-Marketplaces: What Does It Mean For You?

5 Implementation Strategy Steps Pave the Way for Success

BrainZooming

Looking ahead to transitioning from planning to doing and wanting to maximize success? Try these 5 implementation strategy steps for launching a big initiative properly so the initial implementation leads to outstanding results later. Make Sure You Have the Right Team.

3 Examples of Innovative Technologies in Sports

Ideanote

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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.

Innovation in Cybersecurity: Blockchain and Enterprise Immune Systems

Innovation Excellence

There are two basic problems that are affecting cybersecurity right now.

How Enterprises Can Collaborate Effectively with Startups

Planview Spigit

How can we effectively collaborate with startups? That’s a question that routinely comes up at many of the conferences Spigit hosts and attends as well as in our day-to-day conversations with Fortune 500 companies. Why should enterprises collaborate with startups? There are several reasons, including: Access to startups working on newer technologies (i.e. blockchain). Fast tracking disruption by partnering with startups who are challenging the status quo.

What are innovation labs and how to set one up

hackerearth

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money.

Crowdsourcing: a Tool to Innovate

Ideanote

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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?

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2017

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

If you’re managing your company’s innovation initiative, the Beaver is for you

Exago

Opening the way for your 2018 challenges, Exago – Beaver Release enables innovation platform managers and administrators to become master builders and determine the flow of each stage of your company’s innovation endeavour. With simplified processes and configurations, you focus time and skills on what matters: putting together an innovation programme for effective collaboration. 5 […].

The Highlights (and Lowlights) of Corporate Innovation in 2017

Innovation Leader

From Ford to Walmart, GE to Amazon, here's our run-down of the 10 most interesting corporate innovation happenings of 2017

Dr. Soo Beng Khoh

Innovation 360 Group

Based in Penang, Malaysia. Background: Dr Khoh has more than 25 years of industrial experience with a wide spectrum of roles in manufacturing, design engineering, IT, 6-Sigma Black-Belt, program management, Innovation Champion and Inventor Mentor in Fortune 500 MNCs based in Malaysia and abroad.

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.

10 Strategies for Leaders to Drive Disruptive Change

Innovation Excellence

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The Idea Management Platform and Users as a Source of Innovation

Ideanote

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Inside the LA Ecosystem: JibJab, CBRE, LA Cleantech, and More

Innovation Leader

Our first-ever Los Angeles Field Study took participants inside Northrop Grumman, CBRE, LA Cleantech Incubator, JibJab, and Platform

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Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 2

Wazoku

The Apollo program has been called the greatest technological achievement in human history. Apollo stimulated many areas of technology, leading to over 1,800 spinoff products as of 2015.

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.