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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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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 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.

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.

Innovation is the Most Potent Form of Leadership Development

Idea to Value

You can’t outsource the important things. After working with more than 100 clients, we have noted one of the most critical factors in the success of an innovation project: if you outsource all of the work on your innovation projects, they will fail. It doesn’t matter if you use our humble Studio or a 7-figure firm from Palo Alto or London. Many good innovation firms can generate consumer insights and craft a winning portfolio of concepts that have the nature to change your top-line growth.

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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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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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.

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.”.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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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Samsung and Innovation

Collective Innovation

Ask anyone what the highest rated phone is and they will likely say the iPhone, when in fact many review sites have a different winner: the Samsung Galaxy Edge. Samsung isn’t just a company, it’s the size of a country and made up of an assortment of companies and partnerships.

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?

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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Disruptive innovation: a risk worth taking?

Idea Drop

Type the word ‘disruptive’ into Google and suggested synonyms include ‘troublemaking’, ‘unruly’, ‘riotous’, ‘undisciplined’ and ‘turbulent’. Subsequent synonyms then include the words ‘inventive’, ‘ingenious’, ‘new’, ‘novel’ and ‘fresh’. Disruptive innovation is a divisive topic.

Integrating Agility with Stability to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

When I moved on from being a high powered corporate retail executive almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries.

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Innovation Pays – More and More

InnovationManagement

Over recent years we have been tracking how companies identified as leading innovators subsequently perform in terms of growth in shareholder value.

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.

Fast Forward Your Strategy Implementation Process: Free eBook

BrainZooming

Does your organization excel at its strategy implementation process ? Do you execute new strategies quickly, effectively, and successfully? A few clients we talk with mention a strong strategy execution process. Most discuss some big challenge (or multiple challenges) with implementation.

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Rashid Alahmedi

Innovation 360

Based in Dubai, UAE. Background. Rashid is a senior telecom expert with more than 12 years of experience in the field of Information and Communication Technology. He accumulated wide range of experience in network engineering, team leadership, process development and future strategies from being part of major initiatives in the UAE and World Wide.

The Edge is our New Emerging Adaptive Core

Innovation Excellence

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.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time. My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas.

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.