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 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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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 lessons from Lego

OVO Innovation

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".

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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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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?

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.