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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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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.

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.

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.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

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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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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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.

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.

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! ]].

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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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?