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How Corporates can use the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas

HYPE Innovation

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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Keep it Simple – Like the Original Spreadsheet

Destination Innovation

Dan Bricklin was a student on a Harvard MBA course who struggled with all the models and calculations that the case studies required. In 1979 he invented the world’s first spreadsheet, Visicalc, in order to make his life easier.

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.

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”.

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.

Insights from the Gartner CIO Survey

HYPE Innovation

Gartner’s annual survey of CIOs reaches out to 2,944 individuals from across 84 countries. It’s a useful barometer for the state of digital transformation, and technology support for innovation.

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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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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

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Effective Co-Creation - A Guide to Open Innovation Programs

HYPE Innovation

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.

Podcast #007 David Burkus (video) – How successful companies encourage innovation in their teams

Idea to Value

Important: Get your free ticket to David Burkus’ upcoming Work Smarter Summit: https://davidburkus.samcart.com/referral/SM1cAULR/999888. David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Under New Management , challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work — and reveals what does.

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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! ]].

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.

You Are What You Pay Attention To

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Fake news is killing people’s minds! This is what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said and he wants to do something about. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that fake news isn’t new.

Five Tips for Cultivating Creative Thinking on Your Team

IdeaScale

Creativity is the great untapped resource on any team. How do you bring out the creativity of your team? It’s one of the harder questions to answer in innovation management, but it doesn’t have to be. With some smart thinking and careful decisions, you can bring out the best in your team.

CEO has great talent of recognising great ideas and ruining them (Spoof video)

Idea to Value

Sometimes, a well-meaning boss just gets in the way. Check out this funny satire video by The Onion (above). In it, a news report shows interviews with staff about how talented and amazing their boss is. However, in this scenario, it just so happens that his talent is in taking good ideas and ruining them. “He’s

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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! ]].

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!

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.

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.

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).

3 Reasons Why Sustainability & Innovation are Related

IdeaScale

IdeaScale cares a great deal about helping people build sustainable business practices. Certainly we believe in sustainable businesses, because they work to minimize any negative impact on their environment when it comes to community, society, the economy, or planet.

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.

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.

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.

Innovators will win with seamless experiences

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've written before, both on this blog and on the blog I share with Paul Hobcraft about platforms and ecosystems about the need for seamless experiences. Innovators often create technologies or products, which have interesting capabilities or features, but rarely do they think through the actual use of the products and understand how they fit in with other products, services, infrastructure, channels and data that exist in a customer's life.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Catalyst Network: Expanding the Reach and Impact of your Innovation Team

InnovationManagement

To amplify your company's presence and scale your influence, innovation teams need to harness informal networks and not simply rely on formal structures to create a thriving innovation eco-system.

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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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.