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9 Way Bailey’s Irish Cream Can Help You Innovate

IdeaScale

It’s a cold, wet Spring, so let’s take a moment (and a sip or two?) to reflect on how great ideas become reality. Specifically, let’s consider the invention of Bailey’s Irish Cream and what it can teach us about idea management strategies that can support and amplify successful ideas.

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Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Sometimes, the problem that we think we’re solving isn’t the real problem that we face.

Why Employee Ideas are Useless and How you Avoid Dealing with Them

Ideanote

Imagine that you were the innovation guru in an agile and innovative organization. Would be pretty neat, right? But where -- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Why mindsets matter in digital innovation & transformation

ImagineNation

In our March blog “Taking the path to digital transformation” we described how leading innovators, R&D and new-product development have become digital innovation endeavors. How eleven of the fifty companies named in BCG’s 2018 ranking of the most innovative companies – including seven of the top ten – are digital natives and thus digital innovators […]. The post Why mindsets matter in digital innovation & transformation appeared first on Imaginenation.

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 for Innovators from the Founding of Google

Destination Innovation

In 1973 a married couple, Mr and Mrs Page, who both worked at Michigan Sate University were blessed with a son. The father was a Professor of Computer Science and the mother taught programming. They called their son Lawrence though he was known as Larry. At the age of six the boy was given a home computer, one of the very first models, and soon he was programming. Larry was a precocious child and went on to study Business and Computer Science at his parent’s University.

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Innovation is An Investment in Human Capital

Game-Changer

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. So how you view innovation matters. It sounds trivial but it makes a huge difference from both an organizational and strategic point of view.

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IBM’s “5 for 5” Highlights Secure Digital Solutions For The Physical World

Digital Tonto

Identifying meaningful problems and setting goals to solve them are the first steps in transforming ideas into reality Related posts: The Digital World in 2020. The Biggest Problems Facing The World. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Messy beats Tidy

Destination Innovation

Review of ‘Messy’ by Tim Harford. In this book economist Tim Harford argues cogently that we are wrong to strive for order and tidiness because openness, adaptability and creativity are inherently messy. We should appreciate the benefits of untidiness.

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What’s New In Corporate Innovation April 2018

Imaginatik

Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules (NY Times). 23 years is an eternity in the world of tech, even more so when waiting for best practices in handling confidential data. That’s how long it has been since legislation surrounding the handling of the personal data of EU residents has been reviewed.

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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.

Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (part 1)

RTI Innovation Advisors

In so many ways it often feels like innovation is both wholly new, and ancient at the same time. Tools that we use to innovate aren't new, in fact many are very old, but put to appropriate use they help us create miraculous new things. Too often we distrust old tools or methods, thinking that newer tools or methods are more current, more viable, but fail to realize that some things are simply grounded in truth, no matter hold old they are. Take, for example, the idea of exploring and exploiting.

Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard. There are loads of challenges and pitfalls when trying to explore new opportunities inside of an existing organization.

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The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

HYPE Innovation

Yes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post. Open Innovation The Innovation Manager

Finding the Ideation and Product Development Balance

IdeaScale

Ideas are great, but what about the followup? The value of an idea is limited by being able to execute it. At some point, you have to stop ideating and start putting those ideas into production. But for many businesses, finding the line between ideation and product development can be tricky.

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 The Future Will Always Surprise Us

Digital Tonto

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all Related posts: We Need To Stop Trying To Predict The Future And Start Exploring It. To Prepare For The Future You Need To Shape It—Or. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Sometimes, the problem that we think we’re solving isn’t the real problem that we face.

Is Facebook the Next AOL?

CorporateIntel

I used to like AOL. Back in the day we called it by its full name, America Online. Prior to the broad penetration of the Internet, it was how we connected with each other. It was the company we paid on a subscription basis for both access to digital connectivity and content.

Strengthening Democracy using Real Time Governance

IdeaScale

What is real time governance? Real Time Governance is an ideal democratic and citizen empowerment process where citizen involvement is amplified using online feedback platforms such that “opinion” translates into governmental policy.

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!

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them

Steve Blank

If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss.” “I I love risk.” “I I want flexible work hours.” “I I want to work on tough problems that matter.” “I I have a vision and want to see it through.” “I

Designing Workspaces To Solve Problems

Innovation Excellence

Apple’s new campus, Apple Park opened to both adulation and criticism. The Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic, upon seeing the original design, called it a “retrograde cocoon.” USA Today pointed out that opening up a glitzy new headquarters is often a signal of impending decline.

30 Ways to Boost an Audience’s Energy Level

BrainZooming

We have a call with a client about an upcoming Brainzooming innovation workshop. One question (which we think MAY have been included by mistake on the list of topics they sent us) is what we do when energy is diminishing during a workshop. Photo via Shutterstock.

I Could Live Without Facebook. Could You?

Game-Changer

Facebook is in hot water right now.

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.

How to Get the Most from Your Business Networking Group

Innovators Alliance

We all know that business-to-business networking is all about taking your company to the next level through your relationships with other leaders. Not because you want to generate more referrals or find business opportunities, but because you want the support that such a network has to offer.

Five of the Most Surprising Statistics About Startups

Innovation Excellence

Business is a numbers game. Here’s how to make sure the odds are always in your favor! How to avoid being a statistic on the journey to success Life is a numbers game, and so is business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be smart about how you play the numbers. Much of that is.

Innovative Advances in Pricing

Innovation in Practice

ORIS Intelligence released the following update in mid-March, providing strategic information for Houseware manufacturers. Pricing Violations Heating Up in Housewares Industry: ORIS Intelligence Reveals New Insights.

Want Innovative Employees? Use These 6 Innovative Hiring Methods

InnovationManagement

How many times have you read a candidate’s cover letter and found yourself actually dozing off? How many times have you (figuratively) rolled your eyes when candidates answer the question “what’s your greatest weakness” with “perfectionism”?

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?