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.


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

Stephen Shapiro

The brain loves to be correct, so even when you are wrong, you get a “rush” that can increase innovation failure rates… In a previous article , I wrote about why “wow this is a great idea” can lead to higher failure rates of your innovation efforts.

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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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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.

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


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.

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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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Selling A Rejected Idea Back to Them: The SoulMUCH Story


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 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.

Lesson 5 from true innovation managers: promoting the initiative is essential


To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 5. The post Lesson 5 from true innovation managers: promoting the initiative is essential appeared first on Exago. Blog Exago Insights communication engagement participation purpose

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

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


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?

Emerging Trends Impacting the Financial Sector in 2019


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 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.

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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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.

Innovation is a Brutal DIY Project

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Learning Points From the Great Faucet DIY Fiasco. DIY is a Form of Innovation. I’m the Abraham Lincoln of home fix-it DIY projects. Like Lincoln, I ultimately win, but painfully fail many, many times before I “git-er done” (FYI: DIY = Do It Yourself.).

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

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.

Will AI Change Healthcare Forever?


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.

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.

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.

Creating a Culture of Human-Centered Innovation


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.

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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#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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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

Taking Action on Climate Change with Enel and InnoCentive


The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, Antarctica has lost about 119 billion tons of ice from 1993 and 2016, and Global sea levels have rose about 8 inches in the last century.

Top 10 Features To Look in Any Idea Management Software


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.

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.

#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.

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!