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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.

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 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.

14 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Organisation | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

On 17 January 1944, the Office of the Strategic Services of the CIA issued the Simple Sabotage Field Manual

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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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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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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

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.

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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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! ]].

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.

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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.

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!

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.

A New Take on Being Customer Obsessed

Innovation Excellence

Those of us in business often latch onto words and phrases as the latest “bright and shiny objects” to share with others. While instilling new thinking is great, the downside of this tendency centers on the misuse and misunderstanding of those catchy phrases.

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.

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.

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”?

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

Lessons for Innovators from the Founding of Google

Innovation Excellence

In 1973 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.

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.

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?

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.

The Six Step Innovation Lifecycle

InnovationManagement

Innovation isn’t a one-time project. It’s a continuous activity. Which is why we are seeing numerous organizations adding an innovation department to their company infrastructure. In fact, in a recent survey of our client base, we were surprised to learn that almost 40% of our customers operate out of a dedicated innovation group. Life Cycle Processes evaluation idea management implementation innovation journey problem identification problem statements process refinement

The Secret Formula to Radical Innovation

Innovation Excellence

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.

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.

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.

Musings of an Apprentice: Business Thinking Meets Design Thinking to Create a Design-led company

InnovationManagement

Abstract: A perspective of a redesigned, reformed and transformed business design professional. The author shares her journey, experience, progress, and point of view on today's often discussed "design thinking or building a design-led innovation culture.". Strategies design thinking innovation

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.

Testing Emerging Tech in a 12,000-Employee Hospital System

Innovation Leader

How do you innovate in an environment where everything is legitimately an emergency? John Halamka of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares his advice

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.