Sat.Apr 29, 2017 - Fri.May 05, 2017

Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

Game-Changer

Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with.

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

Idea to Value

One of the most complicated questions to answer in business is why some ideas succeed and others fail. That is where I came across this interesting TED Talk by Bill Gross (video above), who is the founder of the first US-based startup accelerator: Idealab.

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The Internet Of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

Digital Tonto

As digital connectivity begins to transform physical machines, it’s likely that we’re now in the early days of a new productivity boom. Related posts: The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the 21st Century. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

Paul Hobcraft

I continue to investigate and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation as I can, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation.

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.

Security for Cloud Innovation Platforms

IdeaScale

The first known references to intellectual property date back to 500 B.C.E., when chefs in Sybaris(1) were given year-long exclusives for creating particular culinary delights. This allowed the creators of these sumptuous dishes to enjoy a monopoly on selling their food for a year.

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Set the timing right for your innovation challenges

Exago

Now that you have identified your key innovation challenges and built them properly, remember to set the timings. Not only does the commitment to a deadline make participants focus, but this also helps you when defining goals with realistic deadlines.

How To Be A World Class Performer In Anything You Set Your Mind To

Digital Tonto

To achieve a high level of excellence, you need to do more than just show up. Related posts: 5 Principles of Peak Performance. How to Win the War for Talent. Dare To Be Crap. How To Access The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Taming Blue Sky Ideation: Collecting Ideas that are Both Novel and Valuable

IdeaScale

I frequently hear from some clients the desire or need to hold “general” or “blue sky” campaigns. “We We don’t want to limit them.” Anything goes.” Just submit the idea and we will decide if we can make it happen.”.

Podcast #012 David Gluckman – Why you should never have a “Plan B”

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with one of the creators of the world-famous alcoholic drink: Bailey’s Irish Cream, David Gluckman. A successful brand innovator, David has worked in product development with the world’s largest drinks manufacturers for several decades, also helping to bring out other successful brands like Smirnoff Black, Le Piat d’Or, Purdey’s, Aqua Libra, Tanqueray Ten, Cîroc, Coole Swan and many others.

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 the Consumer Electronics Show Can Teach Us About AI Disruption

Rocketspace

The technological innovations featured at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) reflect cutting-edge trends that are about to sweep the market. The 2017 show was the year of artificial intelligence (AI), forecasting massive changes that are occurring within the consumer and B2B markets. Trends Artificial Intelligence (AI

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Set the timing right for your innovation challenges

Exago

Now that you have identified your key innovation challenges and built them properly, remember to set the timings. Not only does the commitment to a deadline make participants focus, but this also helps you when defining goals with realistic deadlines. The post Set the timing right for your innovation challenges appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights communication innovation management innovation-results innovation-tips

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Know Your Emerging Trends

IdeaScale

Last year IBM Marketing Cloud published a finding 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone (2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day). Things are moving at a pretty brisk pace nowadays and our lives are changing as a result.

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The world’s softest wool is from this remote island

Idea to Value

As part of our curiosity series, Idea to Value highlights interesting pieces of knowledge to give you a new perspective and keep you creative. In today’s video highlight (above), you see how this simple island north of Scotland produces some of the world’s softest and highest quality clothing. It’s a fascinating insight of how some very old, artisanal skills work in tandem with new manufacturing technology, before finally being finished again by a skilled craftsman (or woman).

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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.

Erin Mosley

Innovation 360 Group

Based in USA (Chicago IL, New Orleans LA, Boston MA). Background. Erin (Pink) Mosley’s proven programs help people (and organizations) get the results they want by honing deep innovation and influence skills.

Successful Ways to Meet New People – Confessions of a Conference Newbie

BrainZooming

Here is Emma Alvarez Gibson’s report from a conference she recently attended. With a lot of suggestions and a little bit of arm-twisting, Emma implemented the ideas captured in our Introvert’s Guide: 23 Ideas to Meet New People at a Conference.

Security for Cloud Innovation Platforms

IdeaScale

The first known references to intellectual property date back to 500 B.C.E., when chefs in Sybaris(1) were given year-long exclusives for creating particular culinary delights. This allowed the creators of these sumptuous dishes to enjoy a monopoly on selling their food for a year.

How to improve employee engagement to retain employees

Ideanote

Increasing financial compensations or offering a benefits package is not the most efficient way to retain employees. It also gets very costly, especially for a small company. Employees also want more than financial benefits from a job.

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!

Is Your Organization Changing Fast Enough to Win?

The Human Factor

One of my favorite quotes from Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric, is, “When the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

Creating Strategic Impact – 4 Critical Factors for Successful Executives

BrainZooming

Emma Gibson forwarded an article from Harvard Business Review addressing four factors that distinguish top chief executive performers in creating strategic impact.

Lean Startup Methodology [infographic]

Innovation Excellence

This easy to understand infographic was created to visualize the Lean Startup methodology from Eric Ries to explain it to others. The methodology helps start-ups and existing companies to be more innovative, efficient, and successful. Innovation

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A New Model to Start Innovation

Gijs Van Wulfen

I am so happy and honoured that my book ‘ The Innovation Maze ‘ ( in Dutch ) has been awarded as ‘Management Book of The Year 2017’ by Managementboek.nl. That’s why I am sharing with you the following highlights of The Innovation Maze.

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.

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3. The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. Disrupt yourself or someone else will’, it has been said.

8 Fun Strategic Planning Icebreaker Activities

BrainZooming

I’ll admit it upfront: I’m not a huge fan of highly-involved, fun strategic planning icebreaker activities that don’t provide direct value to the strategic thinking we need to do. Granted, the contribution doesn’t have to be something that will go into the final strategic plan.

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See differently to solve differently.

Mike Shipulski

There are many definitions for creativity and innovation, but none add meaningfully to how the work is done. Though it’s clear why the work is important – creativity and innovation underpin corporate prosperity and longevity – it’s especially helpful to know how to do it.

Struggling with Company Culture? Here are 3 Ways to Improve Your Work Environment

InnovationManagement

Company culture is an extremely important component of a healthy business. Culture serves as the personality of the organization and has a huge impact on the company's reputation with both internal employees and externally with customers and clients.

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?