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How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most Successful Social Movements

Digital Tonto

Business leaders today not only need to study people like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Jack Welch, but also Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk as well. Related posts: How Successful Movements. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management

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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

Paul Hobcraft

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this means and its business impact.

First, ask what your innovation purpose is


What is your company’s innovation mission? And how does your initiative take part in carrying it out? The post First, ask what your innovation purpose is appeared first on Blog Insights challenges innovation management innovation-journey innovation-tips purpose

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Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model


So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected.

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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.

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The Return on Innovation Investment for the Enterprise: At Least $50 Million


One of the most common questions I’m asked focuses on innovation value. Specifically, how might I identify a tangible return on my company’s innovation investment and how can I summarily demonstrate that value within my organization ?

The innovation knowing/doing gap

OVO Innovation

The more we learn, the more we discover that innovation is vital to renew businesses of all sizes. Those that undertake significant innovation activities seem to grow and prosper. Those that neglect innovation seem to wither away. Executives understand this. More importantly, markets understand this. And when markets understand and signal something, executives get on board. Innovation, therefore, is an important component of future success of many companies, and executives understand this.

Find your worst nightmare… and make it come true!


The next wave of disruption. Uber disrupted the world taxi market in a couple of years and even the courts are having trouble slowing their growth. Even in other less-Uber-dominated markets, you can still find similar locals services. But in either case the process of disruption is the same.

Why Some Startups Win

Steve Blank

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. His company had marched through customer discovery, learning about the customer problem, validated solutions and was now scaling sales and marketing. All good news. But he was getting uneasy that as his headcount was growing the productivity of his marketing department seemed to be rapidly declining.

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.

How to Educate Yourself for the Future

Innovation Excellence

In fact, a recent report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) showed that 40 percent of jobs are in danger of becoming obsolete. This phenomenon is called the Law of Accelerating Change, and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.

8 Pieces of Creative Advice from a Great and Horrible Client


Short Story: When it comes to creativity, start with and return to the underlying strategy ; that’s the most important piece of creative advice I have to offer. I’ve been trying to let go of some creative reins on the Brainzooming brand.

The Connected Leader: Relationships that Produce to Results


No one is smart enough to solve really important problems alone. Networking is critical.

Mobility and Transportation Disruption: Manufacturing On-Demand


When thinking about the future of mobility, manufacturing isn't an industry that immediately jumps to mind for most people. Trends Logistics Mobility

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.

The Complexities of Digital Transformation

Innovation Excellence

I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere I go on the internet for some time now and yet, I don’t yet see true success stories of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so?

2 Keys to Prioritizing Strategic Opportunities


Short Story: Instead of voting on strategic priorities, use exercises incorporating individual perspectives and strategic conversations to make fact-based decisions on where to focus your company’s attention. How do you approach prioritizing strategic opportunities ?

Three Interesting Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector


Crowdsourcing can add up in surprising ways. Can finance benefit from crowdsourcing? While open innovation and crowdsourcing are incredibly popular in other industries, the financial industry is necessarily more conservative about the technology it uses and the consumers it listens to.

Where to Find the Venture-Backed Startups Other Corporates Are Missing


Silicon Valley. New York. Boston. Startups in these locales always claim the largest share of venture capital funds because of their proximity to the biggest and best-funded VC firms. Competition for deals is fierce , making it expensive to fish these markets for new investment opportunities or tuck-in acquisitions. Finance Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Venture Capital CVC

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.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”.

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Strategic Planning Process – 2 Fun Ways to Frame Important Questions


Short Story: You can take serious questions and wrap them in child-like situations to add fun and new thinking to a strategic planning process. One way to create greater engagement during a strategic planning process is through framing important questions in new ways.

Combining Startup and Corporate with Jenny Fielding of Techstars


In this episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, we are joined by Jenny Fielding, Managing Director at Techstars, a global venture capital fund for innovative tech startups.

The Man Behind The Heart of Innovation and His Daughter

Idea Champions

A story about Emilia when she was 13. Storytelling and daughters. Idea Champions

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.

Why You Need a Personal Innovation Strategy

Innovation Excellence

The challenge we're facing is to avoid personal obsolescence, and to thrive amidst the churn. And that’s why I believe in developing a Personal Innovation Strategy -- a written out game plan to keep you on course and adding value no matter what’s going on in your life right now.

3 Short, Funny Strategic Planning Questions


Short Story: Strategic planning questions that allow people to challenge conventional norms are fun and lead to disruptive thinking, so employ questions to harvest ideas from the wild possibilities. The other day, someone reached out looking for short, funny, strategic planning questions.

9 Steps To Cultivating Genius In Your Work

Faisal Hoque

In making something, whether it is a business, an app, a book, or art, we bring something into the world that could come only from us. The post 9 Steps To Cultivating Genius In Your Work appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Reputation is Everything. What’s Your Everything?

Daniel Burrus

Organizations as diverse as Samsung and Wells Fargo can attest to the fact that reputation is everything. And with the explosive proliferation of social media, reputation is only going to become more important. As a prevalent saying goes, you’re only one Tweet or Facebook post away from a public relations nightmare. But Anticipatory Organizations have long recognized the critical importance of managing reputation proactively whenever possible. Welcome to the Reputation 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.

Exploring The Future: When Robots Take Your Job

Innovation Excellence

Yes, a robot will most likely take your job - or at least change its current function dramatically - within the next two decades and experts seem to agree that the acceleration of this development will start around 2020.

Outside-In Innovation Strategy – 2 Ways to Take a Fresh Look


I was talking with an engineer at a company that primarily employs engineers. The company focuses on materials testing. He told me how difficult it is for the organization to consider an innovation strategy. The reason why?

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Systematic Idea Generation and Organizational Capabilities for Front-End Innovation Performance in SMEs


This study seeks to answer two key questions about front-end innovation: when do idea generation activities involving internal and external partner’s payoff, and which organizational capabilities support idea generation activities for achieving high front-end performance?

Anti-Complaining Medicine for Bummed Out, Cranky Innovators

Idea Champions

Idea Champions

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.