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

10 Teachings from the Startup Commercialization Trenches

Your Ideas are Terrible

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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.

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.

4 Ways to Promote Innovation Without Crowdsourcing


The crowd you source from doesn’t have to be outside the company. Crowdsourcing is just one facet of innovation strategy. For some, it may not be the most workable. Perhaps there are legal concerns that make it impossible.

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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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.

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

A dummies guide for innovation, by Pierre d’Huy and Jérôme Lafon

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Pierre d’Huy and Jérôme Lafon share all the secrets of Innovation Management in their encyclopedic and brilliant book, ‘A dummies guide for innovation’. Continue reading → Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit AI Big data Internet intrapreneur IoT Jérôme Lafon L'innovation pour les nuls Pierre d’Huy

Human-centred innovation


Design thinking teaches us to think about human-centred need and design – that to be successful and release engaging products, they should be driven from human need. However, how often as individuals do we address our own human need and how much does this affect our ability to innovate?

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.

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.

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".

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?

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.

An American Innovator in London – Harry Selfridge

Destination Innovation

Harry Selfridge. Harry Gordon Selfridge was born in Wisconsin in 1858. He was one of three sons. His father, Robert Selfridge, served as a major with the Union Army in the American Civil War but abandoned his family at the end of the war. Soon after the war Harry’s two brothers died.

A business developer for your innovation: what for?

Rapid Innovation in digital time

When we think of innovation, the ideation part often come first in mind. Then, the iphone story, and design thinking approach have led us to realize that an intense collective and iterative execution is required to turn an attractive idea, … Continue reading → Engagement Innovation Business Development Charles Vaillant I2M Innovation Business Developer Mann+Hummel Marketing Sales

Rethink Your Brand’s Future

Innovation Excellence

Wipro started out selling vegetable oil. It now provides global information technology, consulting, and outsourcing services and is known as the “IBM of India.” It has grown annual revenue to close to $8 billion. It is hard to believe that Wipro actually stands for Western India Palm Refined Oils! For your brand to grow continually, Change Innovation business innovation strategic marketing Strategic Planning

A Strategy for Solving Problems Creatively

Michael Roberto

Theodore Scaltsas wrote a Harvard Business Review article last year in which he outlined an interesting strategy for solving problems creatively. Scaltsas explains that the brain mines our past experience for possible solutions when it faces a problem. Yet we think of creativity as inventing entirely new solutions to perplexing challenges. Are we really inventing something new each time we come up with an ingenious solution to a vexing problem? Perhaps not.

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.

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.

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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What’s Your Innovation Definition?

Innovation Excellence

So many organizations set out to innovate, but lose their way close to the finish line. All of the time, money, and energy invested loom over them like an ominous shadow of failure ready to overtake the whole scene. What happened? There was so much momentum, good will, collaboration, and then—the painful, public crash into the wall.

Do You Find Your Calling or Craft It?

Michael Roberto

I listened to an episode of the Hidden Brain podcast in which Shankar Vedantam interviewed Yale Professor Amy Wrzesniewski. The episode focuses on the notion of finding your calling. When it comes to choosing a job or profession, many people advocate finding your passion. According to this line of thinking, if you search long and hard, you can discover your vocation or calling, and as a result, you will find your work meaningful.

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.

Innovation Management meets Crowdsourcing


“ (…) the world is becoming too fast, too complex and too networked for any company to have all the answers inside.” – Yochai Benkler, professor at the Harvard Law Business School and author of “The Wealth of Networks”. This quote expresses exactly the feeling many of us have: uncertainty.

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.

Overcoming Innovation’s Roadblocks: Overlooked Assets

Innovation Excellence

__ Despite well-laid plans and big investment, most innovation is slow and unpredictable. How to make it faster and more efficient? Supercharge your ideas with the assets and capabilities you already possess. This is the second piece in a multipart series on the Roadblocks to Innovation—where we’ll be providing real-world examples, actionable insights and. Creativity Innovation Management Strategy Business Models Design Innovation Management Leadership

THE ULTIMATE INNOVATION: Going Beyond the Jungle of Ideas

Idea Champions


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.

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.

Building the API Economy: How a Developer Portal with a Differentiated User Experience Creates Value

Tata Consultancy

2017 is the year of the API economy. If you are an enterprise CXO looking to create new business models, APIs can help you do just that. Using a developer portal and deploying multiple APIs to integrate diverse platforms, apps and data, makes it easier to create new sources of value.

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.

100 Lame Excuses for Not Innovating

Idea Champions

Do you have a great idea you want to manifest, but. just can't seem to get things rolling? Chances are good your reasons why are on the list below. No problem. Join the club.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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