Sat.Dec 29, 2018 - Fri.Jan 04, 2019

Deliberately Look in a Different Direction

Destination Innovation

Until 1954 there was only one television channel in the UK. It was the publicly owned BBC. In that year the government auctioned licences for commercial TV stations. These would be regional operations which could offer advertising on TV for the first time.

Buzzwords and what to do about them!

The Future Shapers

Implicit to change is that we are moving towards a future state that is to some degree unknown to us. One of the stumbling blocks in affecting positive change is our lack of a common understanding of the words that we use to communicate.

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The Brain Rewards You, Even When You Are Wrong. This Is Bad for Innovation (and Life)

Stephen Shapiro

Top 10 Innovation Blog Posts of 2018

HYPE Innovation

Imagine getting your ears chopped off for being innovative. Back in the 17th century, innovators were considered troublemaking disruptors of peace – and there was a price to pay for that. Fortunately, things have changed!

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The Greatest Bluff in WW2

Destination Innovation

The bluff is a tactic often used to deceive an opponent into believing that your hand is stronger than it really is. For example, when playing poker, you might bet heavily with a weak hand in an attempt to convince other players to fold. Admiral Graf Spee. In 1939 at the outbreak of WW2, Hitler ordered the German Navy, to intercept and destroy Allied merchant ships.

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Why Corporate Venture Matters

Rocketspace

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Selling A Rejected Idea Back to Them: The SoulMUCH Story

IdeaScale

Companies come to IdeaScale for a number of reasons. One of the reasons that they want a software solution to collect employee ideas is because they’re afraid that they’ll miss a great idea that comes from someone in their workforce.

The Secret Sauce of Leadership Creativity

Innovation Excellence

A survey conducted in 2010 by IBM Global Business Services revealed that a surprising 60% of global CEOs rated Creativity as the most important leadership quality needed in the coming years.

It Isn’t Working Doesn’t Mean It Won’t Work

Game-Changer

One of the reasons people and organizations will never transform themselves is because they’re afraid of making mistakes. Either they never take risks, or they back out on the first sign something doesn’t work if they do make mistakes.

8 Creative Thinking Questions & 1 More Idea for Focus in 2019

BrainZooming

Were you bombarded with emails in the last week all about coming up with your special focus word, personal exploration, or individual success plan for the new year?

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Emerging Trends Impacting the Financial Sector in 2019

IdeaScale

This is, believe it or not, a picture of a financial revolution. The financial sector is often seen as stodgy and slow to innovate, but the arrival of financial tech, or fintech for short, has forced change management and innovation strategy to the forefront.

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The Havard Innovation Labs: becoming an experimentation machine

Innovation Excellence

Matthew Guidarelli is an adviser for entrepreneurs across industries; he supports their venture development throughout the startup lifecycle — helping founders build world-positive companies that combine profit & purpose.

Will AI Change Healthcare Forever?

InnovationManagement

Industry-disrupting innovation only occurs every so often, and very rarely in steady and sustainable growth cycles. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of these disruptors, and it’s highly versatile.

A happy and healthy 2019! Making sustainable choices

Norbert Bol

At the start of 2019 I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019! Whatever in life we are planning to do to be happy and healthy, we have different options to choose when we are buying a product or a service. Do we always choose the most sustainable option? The short answer is no. Shim et al.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

An Annotated Map of 50 Corporate Innovation Hubs in Silicon Valley

Innovation Leader

Our list of sites for "big company" innovation in the Bay Area looks at the region though the lens of public companies investing in R&D, innovation, or corporate venture capital

Great Leaders Learn To Shift Their Mindset

Innovation Excellence

In Mindset, psychologist Carol Dweck argues, based on decades of research, that how we see ourselves is a major factor in what we can achieve. Whether it is children in school or executives in a boardroom, the mindset people adopt has a significant influence on how they perform.

The missing step for start-ups who want to scale-up

Rapid Innovation in digital time

There is less framework when it’s time to move your start-up to a scale-up in the corporate environment. Why not designing a canvas for scale-up, borrowing the familiar business model canvas structure? Execution Business model David Skok Incubator intrapreneur intrapreneurship new business Scale-up Startups VC

Expert Marketing Tips for the Small Business Owner

InnovationManagement

Marketing a small business may seem to be a daunting, expensive task. But it doesn’t have to be so. These expert marketing tips specifically for small business owners offer proven strategies you can apply immediately to start reaching out to your customers. Strategies

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Steve Blank on Building Innovation Teams

Innovation Leader

Silicon Valley-based serial entrepreneur, Steve Blank shares how companies can set up a system that fosters innovation and effectively creates change

We Need To Rethink Innovation For The 21st Century

Innovation Excellence

One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book Mapping Innovation is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business models.

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Design Thinking and Scrum: taking your projects to another level

mjvinnovation

The key factor to help you leverage your business may be the combination of project management methodologies, such as Design Thinking and Scrum. Below you will learn how these two approaches can complement each other, their benefits and how to properly use them in your business. The Benefits of Design Thinking. Design Thinking respects and understands the needs of the end user.

Using Lean Innovation in the Product Development and Commercialization Process

Moves the Needle

In today’s fast-moving business landscape, the ability to commercialize products quickly and efficiently is imperative. Companies that successfully bring new products to market rapidly, benefit from having a leg up on their competition while diminishing the negative effects of shrinking product life cycles. However, moving a product from lab to market is a process that in itself could use re-invention.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Selected Speakers from Past Innovation Leader Events

Innovation Leader

Since 2014, Innovation Leader has hosted dozens of events in the US and Europe. These are a few of the speakers who have been part of them

Manage your Innovation Pipeline exactly like your Sales Pipeline

Innovation Excellence

Managing the Sales pipeline is a well-developed executive skill in any company selling large ticket items to business customers. Each sales person has to gather data and input their reports and forecasts.

Creating a Culture of Human-Centered Innovation

Inceodia

To thrive, innovation requires a culture that supports human-centered exploration and experimentation. Rogue corporate entrepreneurs are not effective at the kind of repeatable innovation a business needs for continuous improvement and growth.

#1,432 – 2019 Breakthrough Nominee: Smart Clothing

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Wearables haven’t really caught on yet but there’s still hope for smart clothing considering that there isn’t a social stigma associated with wearing what would look like a normal garment to the untrained eye. Albeit a garment capable of doing some pretty amazing things.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Selected Speakers from Past Events

Innovation Leader

Since 2014, Innovation Leader has hosted dozens of events in the US and Europe. These are a few of the speakers who have been part of them

Three Phases of Embedding Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Failure is real and should be feared. Ironically, fear of failure is the most potent saboteur. This is a fact proven time and time again in the world of innovation.

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software

Acuvate

In today’s competitive world, it’s no secret that organizations struggle to come up with competent and innovative solutions to facilitate growth and stay ahead in the game.

#1,425 – My Greatest Ideas of 2018

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Art Hunt : Like Product Hunt, but for discovering artistic and creative talent. Musicians, photographers, writers, whatever the case may be. Unique Etsy storefronts would qualify. Ditto for unheralded Instagram accounts, little known blogs, and YouTube accounts deserving of a wider audience.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.