Sat.Aug 12, 2017 - Fri.Aug 18, 2017

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

Hype

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

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The Stages of Innovation. Where Are You and What Does That Mean for You?

IdeaScale

A brilliant innovation starts with a single step. How does innovation happen? That’s a question that bedevils even the most creative of companies. Innovation is necessary for corporate survival, but where is your company in the five stages of innovation?

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2017

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

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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Innovation Culture Starts With YOU, Not Your Boss.

Innovation Excellence

One of the most prominent organizational factors, if not the most prominent one, is autonomy. Studies showed a one-way relationship between autonomy and creativity. Employees need autonomy to be creative.

5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs

InnovationManagement

The innovation that goes on within American corporations is truly breathtaking. Of course, many of the best innovation labs require the immense resources of powerful companies, but at their heart, these labs all succeed when two components come together: the right people and the right ideas.

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Weapon

Daniel Burrus

An organization’s culture is one of its most singular aspects. It’s one of a handful of characteristics that simply can’t be replicated. That poses a specific challenge. If your organization is acquiring or merging with another company, can your culture keep its most important attributes?

The Good Thing About Bad Ideas

Idea Champions

One of the inevitable things you will hear at a brainstorming session is "there are no bad ideas." Not true. There are plenty of bad ideas. Nazism, for instance. Arena football. Bow ties.

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.

Improve Your Organization with Design Thinking & Change Leadership [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

"How can we improve?" is a conversation taking place at nearly every organization. Innovators and product managers have the right perspective that is needed. They are uniquely equipped to make the move from building better products to building a better organization. Innovation Innovation Management Organizational Performance Product Management product managers

Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

Every organism eventually dies. In the long term, it is only ecosystems that survive. Related posts: The New Technology Ecosystem That Will Power Small Business. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems Leadership

Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

Braden Kelley

4 Reasons Great Leaders Are Not Afraid to Fail

Idea to Value

Many people have an overwhelming fear of failure. This usually stems from societal programming that tells us how negative and even shameful failure is. However, the reality is that failure is a necessary part of life. It is just one step of thousands you will take.

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.

How 3 Established Brands Unlocked New Growth [Case Study]

Innovation Excellence

One thing that all great expansion case studies have in common is that the brand defined their frame of reference to their own advantage. You can do this for your brand, too. Read on for an explanation, three notable case studies, and a downloadable eBook pdf.

FinTech and Machine Learning

IdeaScale

When people talk about machine learning they are a referring to a type of artificial intelligence that has the ability to learn without explicit programming.

5 reasons why I applied to work at 100%Open

100open

At our last Monday Morning Meeting, as I was enjoying a slice of cake and listening to my colleagues’ lists of achievements over the last week, I realised that I feel that I am now a part of the team, 6 months after I came across the 100%Open website for the first time. So I decided to write down some of the things that got me here.

How GE crowdsourced 23 breakthroughs in two weeks

Be-novative

GE Healthcare had a recurring practice of involving their staff to brainstorm new product ideas during their annual Innovation Week but was struggling with the quality of their projects. collective creativity breakthroughs

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.

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength

BrainZooming

We mentioned how frequently we’re being asked to incorporate uncertainty into Brainzooming creativity and strategic thinking presentations.

Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Brad Barbera, author of “Keep Innovation Simple”, Innovation Strategist and holder of the first patent for low-fat mayonnaise. Topics covered in this episode: Is there a perfect formula for innovation which works for all companies? (03:00). 03:00). Why you need to be careful about applying best practice from other companies (04:30). How you can keep innovation simple (06:45).

The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

Innovation Excellence

This piece looks at the future between now and 2030, and predicts that the greatest need for innovation is going to be in green and smart construction in both residential and commercial construction.

Information Overload: How Can Digital Minimalism Streamline Your Work Process and Create Innovation?

Ideanote

We are surrounded by apps that promise us efficiency and innovation. But where is the line between apps that streamline and apps that clutter? Read more to discover how digital minimalism can remove distractions and let you focus on creating.

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.

The Samurai Guide To Managing Difficult Clients (and actually having a life)

Idea Champions

You are smart. You are creative. You are committed. And you have an awesome grasp of social media. Of course you do, you are a mover and a shaker in a hip, fast-moving, millennial-driven PR and Marketing firm. You are also going slightly insane.

Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Brad Barbera, author of “Keep Innovation Simple”, Innovation Strategist and holder of the first patent for low-fat mayonnaise. Topics covered in this episode: Is there a perfect formula for innovation which works for all companies? (03:00). 03:00). Why you need to be careful about applying best practice from other companies (04:30). How you can keep innovation simple (06:45).

Which is the Innovator? Kroger or Amazon?

Innovation Excellence

How can your team benefit from using an idea management platform ?

Ideanote

Meet Peter. Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. He leads a medium size team, consisting of 7 people. Working in Customer Success means working closely with the customers to ensure they are satisfied with the services.

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.

Are You an Idea Addict?

Idea Champions

There are lots of things in this world people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones -- just to name a few. But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here's how it works: We think something up. We feel a buzz.

Why Most Venture-Backed Companies Fail

Faisal Hoque

As many as 75 percent of venture-backed companies never return cash to investors. Here is how to improve the odds with better execution. Entrepreneurship homepage-recent Entreprenuership Funding Private Equity Startup VC Venture

Where Will You Play? (Strategically Speaking)

Innovation Excellence

The question of where to play, strategically speaking, is deceptively simple. Most companies don’t give it enough deep thought and consideration.

Turning Big Data into Big Paydays

InnovationManagement

The global technological advancement has been ongoing for many decades now. The ability to generate big data by companies concerning their clientele and customers is an opportunity that to exploit and transform into huge returns on paydays. Venturing into data analytics can form a source of income for many more people globally as big data continues to get more use. Trend Alert big data

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.