Sat.Sep 02, 2017 - Fri.Sep 08, 2017

Blockchain in Government, Venture Capital and Cryptocurrency Outlook with Mohit Mamoria


Blockchain is one of ten key technologies that will drive the Next Economy , and there isn’t a day that goes by where a new advance is made in its application towards something interesting in banking, government, insurance, transportation as well as other domains.

Innovation has a hard job to align

Paul Hobcraft

We need to recognize that innovation is one of the hardest things to align to strategy. It’s inherently messy, fairly unpredictable and its team-orientated approach sometimes cuts across borders, challenges different established positions and seemingly conflicting priorities.

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This is the worst business advice on the internet

Idea to Value

This video, right here, is an example of what I would say constitutes the worst business advice on the internet. Please, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE FOLLOW THIS ADVICE! “But Nick, that seemed like pretty good advice, what’s wrong with it???”

How Can Corporate Innovation Teams Strengthen Relationships with Core Business Units


It’s unreasonable to ask well-established enterprises to move at the same pace of startups. The two types of organization are inherently different—like apples and oranges, to use a-far-too-common (but very relevant) analogy. As entrepreneurship professor and innovation leader Steve Blank writes for HBR: “You can’t just tell a company ‘be more like a startup’.” Here’s why, he says : “Startups can do anything.”.

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.

Is Empathy Overrated?


Is empathy overrated? As I posted a few weeks ago, empathy is the greatest creator of human energy ; so I don’t believe it to be overrated. Still, there are those who believe too much empathy is not good.

How innovation can help you conquer the new generations


A Gallup report shows that US companies lose $350 billion in revenue every year due to employees’ disengagement. In fact, 70 per cent of your employees are probably disengaged. Yet full participation is an emotional commitment that cannot be forced. With the Millennials and Generation Z joining the workplace, the challenge rises: no longer can we believe that it is enough for a company to provide the work, and that an employee’s motivation will come naturally.

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Innovation lessons from Lego

RTI Innovation Advisors

In television, an outlandish episode that seeks to introduce revive a series often signals the eventual downfall of the show. Those old enough to remember the TV series Happy Days will remember the episode when Fonzi jumped the shark on water skis. This gave us the expression that something had "jumped the shark", an event signalling an inevitable downfall. Today I'm wondering if making a movie about toys is a signal that something has "jumped the shark".

Business Lessons from Sports Icons: Failure is Just Part of the Game 

Daniel Burrus

Tennis great Billie Jean King once said, “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” ” What she was trying to instill in others was the importance of persistence.

How Technology Drives The Next Economy [video]

Innovation Excellence

Watch these 3 videos to expand your perspective on how technology drives the next economy. A number of emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy in the next 10 to 20 years, changing the way we do just about everything; and it’s already happening.

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Lunch Thoughts: What to do with Recycled Glass?


Our office kitchen only has one microwave and I always get hungry at peak lunchtime. I place my Pyrex glass container of leftovers at the end of the microwave queue of different shapes, sizes, and brands of glass containers, and wait my turn.

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.

Creative Thinking Skills Test – Can you bend it like Chuck?


I don’t remember the exact year, but our Marketing department hired Chuck Dymer to speak to our team during a quarterly meeting. At some point during the talk, Chuck pulled out a copy of that morning’s USA Today and made a connection between an article and his pre-planned talk.

As Corporate Innovation Evolves, Past Lessons Are Being Ignored


This article provides a personal perspective to the ongoing evolution of corporate innovation efforts, along with an overview of how some past mistakes are being repeated. Column & Opinion Trend Alert disruption Exponential Organizations training

The Four Modes of Thinking and How They Impact Performance

Innovation Excellence

Hi there, this is your brain speaking. Just wondering what thinking mode you are operating in today? Seems simple, but it’s important to know what’s going on up there.

Adapt or die: lessons from 5 companies that failed to innovate

Idea Drop

It feels like the world is moving faster than ever, which means that companies in every sector have to prioritise agile innovation or risk becoming defunct.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

11 Ways to Speed Up Your Strategic Planning Process


We just created twenty-five year roadmaps for a client’s strategic planning process in two hours and forty-five minutes. Start to finish, UNDER THREE HOURS. When we say our brand promise revolves around getting brains zooming, we’re totally serious.

Global Catalysts: The World’s Most Innovative Cities – Past, Present and Future


The latest view on which cities are the most innovative – from yesterday, today and tomorrow has just been shared. Trend Alert

Transport Challenge: Deutsche Bahn and Data Pitch ask startups to change the future of transport

Innovation Excellence

German rail company, Deutsche Bahn AG, is making its data available to start-up businesses and SMEs as part of Data Pitch, a new European Commission-funded initiative which is supporting open innovation with data. Deadline for entrants is Oct.

Why I knew I was right for a job that didn’t exist yet — and how I got it.

Board of Innovation

Ugh, today. You need to fit in. You need a degree in something respectable. You need to have a good job. Also respectable. Or you fold under the Silicon-Valley-unicorn-disrupt pressure and launch your own startup. But what if you don’t want to fit in? I’m Julie de la Kethulle de Ryhove and I’ve always gone against the grain (just. Read More. The post Why I knew I was right for a job that didn’t exist yet — and how I got it. appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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.

2 New Strategic Planning Icebreaker Activities


Based on executives visiting the Brainzooming website, there is considerable interest right now in “strategic planning icebreaker activities.” I guess that isn’t surprising.

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4 Lessons Learned Through Pentagon Innovations

Phil McKinney

In terms of creating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” (BHAGs) and developing an indisputable culture, there are few organizations that rival Pentagon innovations.

4 Myths About Innovation You Need To Avoid

Innovation Excellence

The unicorn is perhaps unique among myths in that the creature doesn’t appear in the mythology of any culture. The ancient Greeks, for all of their centaurs, hydras and medusas, never had any stories of unicorns, they simply believed that some existed somewhere.

10 Teachings from the Startup Commercialization Trenches

Your Ideas are Terrible

with Capgemini, Coca-Cola, COX, InterContinental Hotels, Porsche, SunTrust and The Weather Company. The BridgeCommunity is a unique commercialization program that connects early-stage technology startups with global corporations.


How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Open Innovation Solutions Sought for Colombia’s Coffee Industry


Colombian coffee is known the world over for the richness of its varieties and flavors. But the country’s coffee growing industry is in the midst of challenging times that require fresh thinking.

Wisdom Within Dichotomy

Mike Shipulski

To create future success, you’ve got to outlaw the very thing responsible for your past success. Sometimes slower is faster and sometimes slower is slower. But it’s always a judgement call.

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Innovation Excellence

All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those who seek to thwart him.That’s a dangerous fantasy. Innovation

Agile Learners are ideal for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation.

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Innovation: Ancient, Ageless, and Diverse


Did you attend that start-up incubator networking event last week? Did you know that that start-up incubator mentality isn’t the new revolutionary concept many believe it to be? According to the Harvard Business Review it dates back to 15 th -century Italy.

The Future’s So Bright

The Human Factor

To prompt your ‘thunking’ today…. Remember Kodak, they used to make photograph film? What happened to them will happen in many industries in the next 10 years and most people won’t see it coming. Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.

You Lack Allocation and Purpose, Not Time to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

What if everyone in your company had to account for their time, and what if everyone had a specific time allocation for innovation?

How a Creative Legal Leap Helped Create Vast Wealth

Innovation in Practice

By Tim Harford , BBC World Service, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy. In 1911, someone asked Butler to name the most important invention of the industrial era. Steam, perhaps? Electricity? "No," No," he said.

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?