Sat.May 26, 2018 - Fri.Jun 01, 2018

Why failure can be an innovation aphrodisiac

RTI Innovation Advisors

If you stick around innovation long enough you'll probably come to believe that we are all dead-enders. After all, what group of people could willingly embrace as much failure with such a positive attitude? Failure, you'll be reminded, is necessary for innovation. I like to quote the saying that my ski instructor told me years ago - "if you aren't falling, you aren't trying hard enough". Many believe that failure is important for innovators because people learn from their failures.

Getting Out Of The Box Isn’t an Innovation Cure

Innovation Excellence

Contrary to the cliche, just getting out of the box is the worst way to innovate. If there’s a poster-child cliche for innovation it has to be “get out of the box.” ” I’ve got some breaking news for you, the hardest part of innovation isn’t getting out of the box. In fact, getting out of. Innovation outside the box Thinking outside the Box

The ultimate innovation guide: All you need to know to boost revenues


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Ideas? Don’t give up on them

Beyond the Obvious

Once everyone is settled into the meeting, it’s time to share what you’ve discovered. I generally give a quick recap of our area of focus, not about the ideas yet. I start off by asking the participants to share their own list of the assumptions and rules that define how the industry and organization operates. […]. Book Book Excerpts best ideas ideas Ideation ideation workshop stupid ideas

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.

Empowering Women Will Innovate Your Company


Female empowerment has been a hot topic in the business community over the years. Female entrepreneurship is rising steadily, and conversations will steer toward this theme increasingly as women entrepreneurs expand their influence in the marketplace.

What Does a Chief Innovation Officer Do?


We continue to see more and more Chief Innovation Officers at the enterprise level. In this survey from 2015, researchers report that 43% of large companies have some sort of top innovation executive in place, which was up from 33% in 2011. But what does a Chief Innovation Officer do?

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Successfully Engaging Hourly Employees in Innovation Strategy


The general manager at an industrial manufacturer wondered about how to effectively engage the hourly workforce as innovation strategy participants ? He is hoping to figure out a practical way to include hourly employees in innovation activities comparable to those management has undertaken.

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is funny but that often-used phrase “ what goes around, comes around ” seems appropriate here.

Creativity Linked to Emotional Intelligence


Where do creative ideas come from? There are many sources, and no single one is better than others. The best ones, at least for me, come from a deep source of frustration or pain born from ones own experience or empathizing with someone else.

3 Social Entrepreneurs That Are Changing The World From The Bottom Up

Digital Tonto

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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.

Military Invention Day


Two weeks ago, my wife and I looked at the weekend weather report – more rain. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, then you’ve experienced record breaking rainfall recently. On top of that, our nine month old is like a bull in a China shop right now.

Innovation and the rapidly changing world of photography

RTI Innovation Advisors

We've reached a couple of interesting milestones in a very short period of time, and it behooves us to pay attention to the changes in what has been an important industry - photography. For innovators, it's been easy to kick Kodak around, for having missed the transition to digital photography while owning many of the patents. However, Kodak by itself isn't the whole story in the world of photography. Today, Canon announced that it will no longer sell cameras that require film.

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10 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Fail

Innovation Excellence

Startups, in general, fail for many reasons. One observer mentioned his top 5 reasons as 1) lack of capital, 2) expanding too soon, 3) heavy reliance on debt, 4) poor strategy, and 5) poor business model and plan.

Real Businesses Have Real Assets

Digital Tonto

Platforms are no panacea Related posts: The Lean Startup Is Now Helping To Transform Government Funded Science Into Real Businesses. 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Bet Your Business On A Platform. 4. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Business Models Platforms


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!

Why I hate Board of Innovation (and why I love it)

Board of Innovation

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Innovation Sighting: Digital License Plates Using Task Unification and Attribute Dependency

Innovation in Practice

A digital license plate that can change display and track the vehicle is currently being tested in California. 116 of these innovative tags that come with e-ink screens and a GPS tracker are part of a pilot program in the Sacramento area.

How to Create a Culture to Capitalize on Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Creating a Commercialization Culture A presentation by Jay Morgan, VP Global Innovation Bayer Consumer Care given at the back end of Innovation Conference, October, 2015. Jay Morgan shared his story of how Merck Consumer Care (now Bayer Consumer Care) began its innovation journey.

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

The Future Shapers

There is huge value in applying the three-horizon framework into your thinking. It is as useful a framework that you can get, to help decide where you are heading. It is not just for innovation application, that can determine innovation activities.

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.

The missing link between Design Thinking/Lean Startup and Agile

Board of Innovation

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5 ways to Make Your Company More Efficient


Making your company operate more efficiently can improve your bottom line, while also making it easier to run and to manage. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple things you can do to boost efficiency. It's a good idea to frequently take a critical look at your processes to analyze how they can be made more efficient. Then, you can take advantage of new techniques and technologies that will easily and conveniently boost your efficiency. Organization & Culture automation efficient innovatio

Innovation in Education – Easier Said than Done

Innovation Excellence

Good educators are optimists. They walk into their classrooms every day believing that they can transform the lives of their learners. They do so by facilitating experiences that infuse learners with knowledge and skills that can also enhance society and the world. These educators recognize, as much as anyone else, that the world is changing. education Innovation classroom Design Research Innovation Vision

Need Innovation? Change Your Space.


Change in surroundings lead to a change in thought What do they call it when expert after expert proves beyond a doubt that something exists and is roundly agreed to be the case, but is then summarily ignored, even though the findings are real and true? In study after study, humans have been found to… The post Need Innovation? Change Your Space. appeared first on hellofuture. corporate creativity culture disruption disruptive innovation innovation

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?

How a New Lab at Mass General Hospital is Spurring Innovation

Innovation Leader

Julia Jackson, the Managing Director of Mass General's Healthcare Transformation Lab, explains the three pillars of what the lab works on

What’s the ROI of an idea management platform? Can you put a figure on it?


No matter your team or department, at some point I bet you’ve been asked to provide the return-on-investment (ROI) of a project, tool or process. Calculating ROI is a way to show that the money or time invested is worth the value of the return.

Innovation Insights from Teddy Roosevelt

Innovation Excellence

Sometimes one stumbles across insights from unexpected places. Most of the books I have read recently have fallen into the category of histories of other countries (Laos, China, Singapore, Myanmar, Colombia) or studies of how things work (buildings, bridges, rivers, archaeology).

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Krishnan Naganathan

Innovation 360 Group

Based in Chennai, India. Background. Krishnan have over 25 years of varied industry experience spanning steel, automotive, FMCG and business consulting. His functional expertise includes operations excellence, supply chain, strategy development and execution as well as product development.

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.

Offering You An Innovation Coaching Methodology

Guide 4 Innovating

Coaching offers real benefits. For instance, in Leadership Coaching, the results offer an ROI on the initial investment of nearly SIX times on average.

A Look Into Innovation Games


Innovation Games Frameworks. If you’re looking to spark new ideas, get better insight from customers, and just generally. innovate better, one of the most useful (and fun) ways to do so are innovation games. Created by Luke Hohmann several years ago, innovation games are frameworks and.

Break The Loop Of Underperforming Innovations

Innovation Excellence

The tangible sales results of new product or service innovations are directly tied to the corporate mindset and systems that created them. Mindset precedes and dictates the systems which develop & launch innovations.

Navi Radjou on How You Can Implement Frugal Innovation

Innovation Leader

Navi Radjou, whose TED talk on frugal innovation has garnered over 1.6 million views, explains some of the values driving the phenomenon, and answers questions

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.