Sat.Nov 23, 2019 - Fri.Nov 29, 2019

How to sell ideas to your organisation

The Future Shapers

Innovating, or creating something of value out of new ideas is like a journey, where an idea travels through six distinct phases. Each phase needs different ways of thinking and a different set of skills.

One Toxic Personality Every Innovator and Entrepreneur Must Avoid

Innovation Excellence

You know you’re out to beat the odds, but being reminded of it is the last thing you need. You don’t like the norm; by definition, entrepreneurs strive to step outside of it. They break free of what’s typical and expected.

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself.

Why context is more important than ideas

Jeffrey Phillips

Everyone has ideas - they are like the air, everywhere and ubiquitous. People who say they don't have any ideas are merely referring to their lack of ideas about a specific issue or in a specific setting. Everyone has ideas, all the time. What they often lack is context.

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.

What’s the Best Idea Criteria for Innovation Programs?

InnovationManagement

One of the most popular webinars that IdeaScale has ever hosted is our webinar on how to select the best ideas. We are constantly being asked by our customers and prospects, “how do I know a good idea when I see one?”

4 Steps to Supercharge Your Next Brainstorming Session

IdeaScale

If you use the right brainstorming tools, you’re more likely to get better ideas. You know that brainstorming isn’t just thinking. It’s more than that. It’s coming up with different and novel ideas that will hopefully lead to a better solution to your problems.

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5 Reasons Your Brainstorming Sessions are a Waste of Time

Stephen Shapiro

The traditional approach to brainstorming is wildly ineffective. Fortunately there is a better way… Brainstorming sessions are often the lifeblood of many corporate innovation efforts. But do they work? Not the way they are typically conducted.

The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Innovation Excellence

Intrapreneurship is an employee(s) initiative for developing new business within established ?rms, rms, somehow different from the core business.

3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Your Innovation Platform

Planview Spigit

From aerospace to retail, every industry is impacted by disruption, whether it’s from new technologies, new customer experiences, or even new business models. Many companies have responded to these threats by reinventing themselves—often from the inside out. When the metamorphosis includes an innovation platform, leaders are typically left to determine not only how to leverage the solution, but also how to measure its impact.

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What’s in the CEO’s Innovation Playbook?

Innovation Excellence

Recently I received an advance copy of “The CEO’s Innovation Playbook” – the latest white paper from Mastercard and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. For the effort they interviewed a dozen CEO’s highly innovative companies including Citigroup, Lyft and Coca Cola. The paper spends most of its real estate on captured quotes straight from the. Innovation Research Harvard Business Review Mastercard Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire white papers

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.

Business Model Innovation in Local Government

Collectivecamp

In recent years, prominent corporations have geared towards acting more like Startup organizations, because it’s the environment most conducive to innovation

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

Idea to Value

Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation.

Understanding the Innovation Landscape needed for Enabling Technologies in the World’s Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

During this September to November 2019 period, I deliberately chose to have a 100% focus on the energy transition that the world is committing to undertaking, of reversing the rising global climate temperatures through a shift from fossil fuels to increasing commitments to renewables.

Keep your eye on the prize: a clear goal is dimension 3 of successful innovation

Exago

Innovating successfully in 2020 requires good leadership, a people-first strategy and, as dimension 3 of our guide shows, setting clear, tangible goals and measuring a broad range of results.

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!

Technology And Globalization Have Failed Us

Digital Tonto

Technology alone will not save us. To solve complex challenges like inequality, climate change and the rise of authoritarianism we need to take a complex, network based approach. We need to build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Innovation Leader’s Secret Superpower: Curiosity

IdeaScale

It’s the people who ask questions that innovate. One common quote about science you often hear is “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’

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Critical Leadership Question: Do You Bring Out Mediocrity In Others?

Game-Changer

Leadership is hard. It’s not about giving commands and mandates; it goes beyond that. You have to get involved with people, care about them. It’s about influence. You see successful leaders deliver results through relationships.

3 Ways Technology Has Changed the Pet-Care Industry

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Silicon Valley has seized on an ever-expanding market. Innovation Now

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.

Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (Part 2)

Innovation Excellence

If you are following along, I’m writing a series of posts about the opportunities and challenges with the way we think about and implement the concepts behind explore and exploit. In my first post I wrote a short introduction to the topic.

4 Ways Data Can Drive Workplace Innovation 

InnovationManagement

The amount of data in our world is exploding, which means data sets can be a little tricky to analyze. However, for those able to harness this beast, big data can prove a gold-mine for innovation in the workplace.

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The Future of Ecommerce

Game-Changer

Arjun Ohri who is CEO of ShopMessage, a marketing automation platform built on Facebook Messenger that enables stores to engage their customers in new conversational ways. Tell me about yourself and business sms service. How does shopping through a chatbot enhance the experience?

Can a designer sustainably transform the world?

Board of Innovation

Watch senior innovation consultant Kevin Shahbazi's talk on circular business design at TU Delft's Symposium: Impact (or skim his key points). The post Can a designer sustainably transform the world? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

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?

What Do Top Corporate Innovators Get Right?

Innovation Excellence

In our line of work, we get to talk with hundreds of leaders around the globe, and from virtually every industry. Most of them seem to intuitively understand the importance of innovation, but there’s still a lot of fluff, ambiguity and uncertainty regarding innovation as a topic.

Innovations in ROI for Customers: the Environmental Edition

InnovationManagement

Value propositions are a key element to success. In the modern business climate, the environmental value proposition, in particular, is uniquely effective. The post Innovations in ROI for Customers: the Environmental Edition appeared first on Innovation Management.

The Hardest Lesson I’ve Learned: Pick Your Battles

Game-Changer

There is a lesson all entrepreneurs have to learn and that’s how to pick your battles. This is one thing that I took a lot of time in learning. When I was just starting out in college I took on all challenges that came my way. I just didn’t know how to say no because I wanted to fix everything. But as I grew and had successes and failures along the way, I’ve learned to pick my battles.

100%Open Past and Future

100%Open

A Reflection on 10 Years in Open Innovation. Marginal to mainstream. When 100%Open was spun out of Nesta 10 years ago, open innovation was interesting. Interesting – in a marginal, quirky, alternative, slightly hippy way.

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.

How to build successful community open innovation networks

Innovation Excellence

Everyone seems interested in getting the most impact out of their innovation efforts. Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) have mushroomed since the invention of the Internet and cheap mobile communications.

Take Your Biggest Problem…and Skip It

Daniel Burrus

Every business runs into issues that can or will halt progress and cause the company to stagnate. These include slow cash flow, out-of-date technology, and long sales cycles; you name it, it likely exists.

10 Practical Ways to Align Your Team

The Future Shapers

Getting practical about alignment can sound like a challenge for many, but as leaders know all too well, a lack thereof can be detrimental. One needs to consider creating a common language, using tools more effectively and getting personal, amongst other things.

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Three Tactics to Spur Innovation Inside Highly-Regulated Companies

Innovation Leader

If you’re on the inside of a traditional, regulated industry and want to shake the status quo, here are three things you need to start doing, according to the former Head of Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer. Includes a downloadable set of tips

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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.