Sat.Feb 11, 2017 - Fri.Feb 17, 2017

How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

Hype

The Lean Startup is a hot topic for organizations right now, so we asked a practitioner - Justin Souter, of Souter Consulting - to help readers get a handle on the elements of the Lean Startup framework, and provide some lessons from the field. The post is in four sections: 1.

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The Innovative Mentor

IdeaScale

Mentors see themselves as people developers. They take a long-term view of their staff and see innovation projects as an opportunity to stretch their employees’ capabilities and to help them achieve their aspirations.

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Ten Top Tips for Success with Open Innovation

Destination Innovation

Traditionally businesses developed all their new products in-house using ideas that came from their Marketing or R&D departments (or sometimes the MD’s pet projects). Increasingly this internal focus is being replaced by a more powerful and effective approach – open innovation (OI).

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You Can Never Create The Future By Targeting The Present

Digital Tonto

The truth is that the next big thing starts out looking like nothing much at all. Related posts: The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing. Can Encryption Keep Our Information. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

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4 Surprising Ways that Corporate Innovators Can Outsmart and Outrun Failure

Rocketspace

“In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it's the fast fish which eats the slow fish," says Klaus Schwab , founder and executive chair of the World Economic Forum. In other words, corporations aren't competing with each other—they're competing against fast-moving startups that threaten their existence.

The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent post over on a dedicated website for discussing ecosystems and platforms, I was discussing the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. I quote “I’d say Amazon are “ asset heavy ” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”.

How to Make Your Design Thinking Program Turn Into Something Real

InnovationManagement

Why do a large part of the design thinking projects in the corporate world never pass through the prototype phase? In recent years I’ve been involved with many design thinking initiatives.

If You Want to Be Innovative, Innovate

Tim Kastelle

Too many people want to make their organisations more innovative without going through the pain of actually changing anything. This does not work. In an interview on Tim Ferriss’ podcast , Jocko Willink says: If you want to tougher mentally, it is simple: be tougher. Don’t meditate on it.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Career Strategy: Dear Job, I Can’t Quit You

BrainZooming

Are you in a job that looks, from the outside, as if it is perfectly stable, engaging, good paying, and the kind of position that people in your profession would die to get? Yet you, as the person in the job, feel trapped, under siege, and desperate to do almost anything else, but you can’t leave.

A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges

Exago

How exactly can you establish and structure your innovation challenges? We give you a hand with our Idea System Launch. The post A step-by-step guide to defining your innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges experience innovation-tips

Using Design Thinking to make your employees ready for the Internet-of-Things

InnovationManagement

Recent advances in technology put Internet-of-things (IoT)-innovation on top of the management agenda across industries. It is predicted to increase economic value by $11.1 trillion in 2025 (McKinsey 2015).

Financial Institutions Eager to Buy, Invest in Fintech Startups

Rocketspace

The global bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) recent purchased Mexican online payments startup Openpay as part of what it calls a strategy "to accelerate transformation by growing its portfolio of digital businesses." Earlier in 2016, the Spain-based institution acquired the Finnish online business banking service Holvi. It had already purchased three other digital firms and took a nearly 30 percent stake in a fourth in the two previous years.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Effective Co-Creation - A Guide to Open Innovation Programs

Hype

Open Innovation is a challenging task for any company. Yet it yields great opportunities, and in this new world of digital transformation and rapid change in traditional markets, it's an approach CINOs have to consider.

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization 

BrainZooming

Suppose your organization is not going in the right direction. You and others on your senior management team are beginning to see that strategic reality. Still, you avoid the difficult conversation where you have to start reimagining the organization as something dramatically different.

Do University Incubators Harm Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

A recent study from Baylor University suggests that university incubators often do more harm than good, and actually reduce the quality of innovations emerging from our universities. Innovation Intellectual Property Research incubators startups unicorns

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3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

Rmukesh Gupta

Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible. However, if we look closely, there are three ways to come up with an idea that has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation: Imagination.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

10 Skills You Need to Nurture in Your Innovation Group

InnovationManagement

Organizational innovation requires discipline. And like any other discipline, it requires monitoring and training to make sure that you’re on the cutting edge of your capabilities. But what skills should you focus on building and how can you track your progress? Strategies accountability collaboration employee engagement goals implementation innovation culture innovation fitness leadership open innovation reporting skills management trend

How Startups Slay Giants

Game-Changer

Illustration credit Christian Laborin. Slaying giants is fun, almost every new disruptive company slays a giant or two. Last week I had a chat with a team based in Puebla Mexico working on a cool augmented reality application for museums.

IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing – The Human Brain

Innovation Excellence

Technology isn’t what it used to be. 40 years ago, computers were strange machines locked away in the bowels of large organizations, tended to by an exclusive priesthood who could speak their strange languages. They were mostly used for mundane work, like scientific computation and back office functions in major corporations. Yet by the 1980’s, technology. Technology Cognitive Computing computing IBM national laboratories neuromorphic chips

Why People Quit

Michael Roberto

Why do people quit their jobs? Fast Company reported this week on a new analysis conducted by Glassdoor. The firm studied approximately 5,000 workers who switched jobs over the past decade. They found that three most important reasons for quitting are: Company culture Employee salary Getting stuck in the same job for long periods of time The firm discovered that, "On average, we find that a 10% higher base pay is associated with a 1.5%

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

5 Ideas for Turning a Vision Statement into Strategy

BrainZooming

Your organization has a vision statement. Congratulations! Is your organization’s vision sitting around and not helping run the business? If that’s the case, your task is to start turning the vision statement into strategy to drive and align activities consistent with it.

The Most Critical Horizon to the Success of Corporate Innovation Initiatives

Corporate Innovation

With existing business models in many different industries reaching maturity and providing little or no growth, and startups disrupting them with their new solutions, corporations find themselves more than ever in need for creating new businesses.

Building Differentiating Capabilities for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Why IBM Bets On Patents

Digital Tonto

Freedom of action has a lot to do with it. Related posts: How IBM Innovates. There Is No One True Path To Innovation. The Open Economy. Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. Apple Is Not. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Amazon’s Alexa Growth Engine

Daniel Burrus

In past articles, I have written about how Amazon is a great example of a large Anticipatory Organization. Rather than focusing on agility—reacting faster than competitors—these companies have learned to identify the Hard Trends that will happen and use them, as well as other Anticipatory Skills, to drive exponential innovations at a reduced risk.

The Most Critical Horizon to the Success of Corporate Innovation Initiatives

Corporate Innovation

With existing business models in many different industries reaching maturity and providing little or no growth, and startups disrupting them with their new solutions, corporations find themselves more than ever in need for creating new businesses.

Empowering Veterans and Coal Miners with Modern Innovation Tools

Innovation Excellence

Delivering better citizen services with advanced technologies is only a portion of the value proposition. Advanced technologies can also be leveraged to lift recipients out of the support cycle by giving them marketable skill sets in the emerging economy.

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Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.