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How Cultural Norms Affect Innovation

InnovationManagement

The world is seemingly getting smaller. With the rise of social media in the last decade, everyone has constant access to what's happening all over the world.

What Happens When You Neglect Innovation

Econic

It was a seemingly unstoppable merger. Two of American’s most trusted, most well-known, and most well-liked brands were merging together – Kraft and Heinz.

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Idea Competitions and Why Your Business Needs One

Ideanote

What do LinkedIn, Whirpool, and Adobe have in common? They all swear by in-house innovation programs which give every employee a chance to pitch their ideas. So, if you want to join the innovative crowd and get some fresh input for your new product, internal idea competition is your answer.

Why San Francisco Remains The Top Innovation Hub

Rocketspace

San Francisco attracts people for many reasons: the Golden Gate Bridge, the Warriors, 49ers, or Giants, and, of course, technology. Tech continues to be the number one reason people flock to the Bay Area.

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Let’s Face Facts, The Digital Revolution Has Been A Huge Disappointment

Digital Tonto

We are awash in nifty gadgets, but in many ways we are no better off than we were 30 years ago. Related posts: 5 Uncomfortable Facts for the Digital Maniacs. Is Digital Technology Really Making Us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you

Exago

To celebrate 11 years of Exago, we asked our clients to share their nuggets of wisdom. From them to you, here are the 11 Lessons Learnt by true innovation managers. The post 11 lessons only true innovation managers can teach you appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago business transformation collective intelligence employees engagement idea management software initiative-success innovation-results innovation-thoughts innovation-tips purpose

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Making innovation your organizing theme

Jeffrey Phillips

In my continuing series of posts about lessons learned from corporate innovation, today I'd like to expand on the idea of innovation language, and go even further. I'd like to riff on the idea of innovation as central, organizing idea in a business rather than an occasional distraction.

How IBM Is Driving The Future Of Blockchain

Digital Tonto

When Bitcoin first emerged many assumed that it would evolve into a new layer to the financial system. What’s taking shape now is far more important profound—a new layer to the Internet, which will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation

Exago

For the first time, the Exago team is participating in Universo TOTVS, the main stage for business technology in Brazil. The unique event in São Paulo brings together over 3,000 participants and 60 experts and speakers to catch up on the technological innovations that are helping companies become more efficient and grow in the digital age. The post Exago at Universo TOTVS 2019 to accelerate Brazilian companies’ innovation appeared first on Exago.

30 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal the Books That Changed Their Lives

Entrepreneur - Innovation

These founders tell us about the books that influenced their way of thinking about life and work. 20 Questions

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Cognitive Diversity is the DNA of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Katrina Sherrerd, CEO of Research Affiliates, poses an interesting challenge, “Achieving cognitive diversity is easier said than done. We all have a neurobiological preference for comfort and familiarity over discomfort and the unknown.

Dematerialization—A Pathway for Innovation

Daniel Burrus

The ability to make products and features smaller is called dematerialization. Dematerialization is a key strategy for innovation and improving what we utilize in business and society. Technology is ever-changing and constantly improving.

An Innovative Complaint: United Breaks Guitars

InnovationManagement

In 2008, Dave Carroll, a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, flew with United Airlines from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Omaha, Nebraska with a stop at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. During the layover at O’Hare a fellow passenger saw the baggage handlers throwing baggage including Carroll’s precious guitar.

25 Entrepreneurs Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

Entrepreneur - Innovation

When in doubt, trust your gut. 20 Questions

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Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Cooperation in Teams: What skills do you need to create cooperative teams?

Innovation Excellence

Hi, my name is Sari van Poelje, I’m an expert in agile, innovative design. I fly around the world helping businesses innovate as quickly as they innovate their products. One of the questions I’m often asked is, “What skills do you need for cooperation and especially to create cooperative teams?”Well,

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4 Emerging Technologies Impacting Today’s Digital Transformation

Acuvate

Digital transformation. If you’ve yet to hear about this IT phenomenon, it’s likely you’re not among the 44 percent of businesses implementing a digital-first approach to business processes, operations, and customer engagement.

How to Avoid Disruption with SODA

BrainZooming

A friend shared an online Harvard Business Review article by George Stalk, Jr. and Sam Stewart about how Av oiding Disruption Requires Rapid Decision Making. They advance a model explaining superior fighter pilot performance as a recommended way for how to avoid disruption in your markets.

3 Research-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity (60-Second Video)

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Creativity 'nudges' can come from changes to your surroundings as minimal as a warmer cup of coffee or different colors in the room. 3 Things To Know

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Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

Innovation: Don’t flirt if you don’t mean business

Innovation Excellence

“This has been the most energized, inspired day in my long career here,” proclaimed a Senior Director of R&D of a durable goods company, “but it will be a complete waste of time if the company doesn’t launch any of these products or services.”

How You Do Anything You Do Everything

Game-Changer

Just because others slack off doesn’t mean I will too… I met someone a few weeks ago who mentioned some things at work that bothered him. Specifically, that he got demotivated when he saw his colleagues were not working as hard as him; and he started slacking off too.

Strategic Drift: How to avoid losing competitive advantage

Cascade Strategy

What is strategic drift? If you fail to adapt to your environment your business will suffer. Kodak’s failure to seriously pursue digital photography in favor of film photography, their established business line, plunged them into bankruptcy. What caused Kodak to fail?

Why Facebooks new currency Libra not only threatens the banks

Lead Innovation

Libra is to come in 2020 as a new currency for the whole world. This will reduce transaction fees and give 1.7 billion people without bank accounts access to the financial world, promises Mark Zuckerberg.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Is your work meaningful?

Innovation Excellence

Life’s too short to work on things that don’t make a difference. Sure, you’ve got to earn a living, but what kind of living is it if all you’re doing is paying for food and a mortgage? How do others benefit from your work? How does the planet benefit from your work? How is the.

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What would a punk rock version of CX look and feel like?

The Future Shapers

The CX space is becoming a little like progressive rock used to be in the 1970s. Overly technical, too elaborate and complicated, inwardly focused and somewhat exclusive.

Hints for Creating a Kaizen Training Plan

Kainexus

I might have written here before that Kaizen isn’t really a thing you do ; it’s a way of thinking that leads you to do a bunch of things differently. Every leader wants an army of employees who are always on the lookout for an opportunity to create positive change.

Aussies Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

IdeaSpies

by: Melissa Raassina & Rebecca Morehouse. In celebration of World Microbiome Day, we’re discussing all things microbes and antibiotic resistance! Many people are asking, what happens if antibiotic resistance continues to spread?

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Are other peoples’ fears the cause of your frustration?

Innovation Excellence

I was working with a pharmaceutical distribution business that needed to innovate, and fast. Drugs were coming off-patent, and industry forces were going to change who made money and how. The MD was worried.

Should You Hire an Innovation Consultant?

IdeaScale

Finding the road to innovation can be difficult because there’s no one map that leads you to it. Often, companies will turn to a guide, an innovation consultant, to put them on the path to more creative, flexible thinking. What does an innovation consultant do, and does your company need one? What Is Innovation Consulting? Innovation consulting is about laying the groundwork for innovation in your organization.

The Reasons Employee Engagement Software Usually Fails

Kainexus

With as many as 70% of employees reporting that they are not fully engaged at work , employee engagement (or lack thereof) is a significant problem for employers in the US. So, it’s no wonder that many software companies offer solutions purported to improve it.

Life Lessons from the Game of Golf

Tullio Siragusa

Life Lessons from the Game of Golf. I was 20 when I started to learn golf. I remember being obsessed with the game. Playing as often as possible, reading how to books, and taking as many clients on the course as possible. The best game I ever played was at River Run in Maryland. I finished seven over par, I was 25. At 26 my company at the time, MCI Telecommunications, had a golf outing with our global accounts on Long Island New York, and my foursome won 1st place.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.