Sat.Oct 28, 2017 - Fri.Nov 03, 2017

Innovate like a Software Start-up

Destination Innovation

Large organisations tend to treat major new product developments as serious projects which require serious resources. They use project planning tools and stage gate processes.

How I Approach Coaching First Time Entrepreneurs

Game-Changer

Every once in a while I get requests from friends and collaborators about mentoring someone. Last week I was contacted by a teacher from a local University who wanted to introduce me to one of her students; a aspiring entrepreneur with a love for technology.

Here’s How You Know Your Industry Is About To Be Disrupted

Digital Tonto

Consolidation is always a sign of weakness and only hastens an industry's demise Related posts: This Is How Your Business Will Be Disrupted. How Ad Agencies Can Avoid A Death Spiral. Amazon’s. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How strategic cost-cutting helps you shift from survival to growth

Exago

In a weak growth environment, with low investments and rising risks, companies gamble on cost-cutting to ensure that they are prepared and equipped to grow stronger, as they wait for better times to come. Yet, cost-cutting is more and more seen as a way to drive growth, rather than as way to survive or avoid insolvency. The post How strategic cost-cutting helps you shift from survival to growth appeared first on Exago.

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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4 Thing Leaders Need To Close The Gap Between Aspiration And Innovation

Digital Tonto

We need to treat innovation differently than we do normal operations Related posts: Apple’s Innovation Problem. 4 Types of Innovation (and how to approach them). Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Observation: The First Step in Innovation

IdeaScale

What do you see, in the world around you? In 1602, Galileo Galilei noticed the swinging of a chandelier after it had been lit.

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The Efficiency of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Effectiveness is doing the right things, efficiency is doing things right. Innovation efficiency is simply the output produced from the resource invested. Increasing the former while reducing the latter increases efficiency.

3 Innovators of the 1800s Who Changed the World

InnovationManagement

Humans have been incredible innovators since the beginning of our history. Each new invention laid the groundwork for more sophisticated technology, more advanced cultural practices, and more impressive innovations.

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 to Get Management Buy-In for Corporate Innovation Experiments

Rocketspace

Does the following conversation resonate? Corporate innovator: We should pursue idea “X” because there’s a viable market opportunity right now. Manager: Yes that’s a great idea. C-suite: Yes that’s a great idea. Corporate innovator: Great, we’ll need a self-contained budget of $Y to get project “X” off the ground. Management: We don’t have budget, but you can submit a request for funds for the next fiscal year. Corporate innovator: ….The The market opportunity is now. Absolutely now.

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Culture: Innovation’s Biggest Challenge

IdeaScale

We asked our customers what their number one priority was for the coming year and the leading priority was: culture. We were a bit surprised by this answer.

12 Lessons from Start-ups for Corporate Innovators

Innovation Excellence

New-born enterprises have limited funds and limited time – if the funds run out before the product is proven they die. So the basic philosophy of the start-up entrepreneur is risk mitigation. Here are some other key precepts.

9 Areas to Tune-Up Your Brand Strategy for Peak Performance

BrainZooming

I’m in Las Vegas this week, speaking at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. There are 60,000+ attendees and exhibitors. This is my third year speaking during the educational sessions.

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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.

The one good way to change behavior.

Mike Shipulski

There’s one good way to change behavior. But don’t take my word for it, take Daniel Kahneman’s, psychologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

The Importance of Decision

IdeaScale

I f you have had trouble implementing ideas, please know that you are not alone. Implementation is a challenge shared by all innovation managers. But with a clearly defined process, you will be well on your way to making ideas a reality.

This Is How Your Business Will Be Disrupted

Innovation Excellence

The principles of running a business are fairly straightforward. You create clear objectives, achieve them efficiently and try to get better as you go.

A War for the Ages (Millennials to Boomers)

Daniel Burrus

The headline for this blog may be a bit misleading. Granted, there are many military conflicts around the world that should be ended, but this war is more immediate and, in many ways, far more personal—not to mention silent!

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.

Nordic innovation : top Nordic companies and their success

Ideanote

Nordic innovation is always a hot topic. Here is Ideanote's pick of top Nordic companies and innovative solutions that blow are minds time after time! The post Nordic innovation : top Nordic companies and their success appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights

KPIs and Employee Incentives to Encourage Corporate Innovation | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Managers are incentivised to deliver on an existing, repeatable business model, not to help discover new ones. So how do we incentivise them to innovate without sacrificing the core business model which is, after all, where we make money today

To Succeed You Must Get Really Good at This First

Innovation Excellence

I’d like to tell you a story about how 13 grams of wood and the tears of a 10-year-old changed the way I look at success. Suspending Disbelief When my daughter was six years old I started coaching her in a program called Destination Imagination.

Calling All Innovators: 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge Needs You!

IdeaConnection

For the world to grow enough food for the projected global population in 2050, agricultural productivity will have to rise significantly, perhaps even double what it is now. One potential hurdle is that we’re running out of cropland – land needed to grow crops.

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 Sighting: Yet Another Multiplication in Cameras

Innovation in Practice

Thanks to Light’s newest camera innovation, serious photographers may make it through their upcoming shot lists with a welcomed spring to their step. In attempt to lessen the load of the average DSLR camera, Light created the streamlined L16.

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Ask the Right Question: How to Generate Valuable Ideas

Spigit

Every organizational culture (and sub-culture) has its own nuances — some of which may hold keys to getting your crowd to give you their best thinking. Understanding these nuances will help you formulate the right questions to ask when it comes to tapping into the collective intelligence of employees. Asking the right question is the difference between generating valuable ideas that impact business objectives and ideas that don’t move the needle.

Hire the Best People with These 6 Interview Questions

Innovation Excellence

There’s no lack of sources for canned interview questions. A quick Google search on the phrase interview questions turns up about 20 million hits! Good luck with that.

Tips for a Great Hackathon

hackerearth

A bit of history. Rewind a few years, 1975 to be exact. That’s when the Homebrew Computer Club, “a grassroots group of hardware hackers in the Silicon Valley who kickstarted the personal computer revolution,” met in a Menlo Park garage.

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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.

How Innovative Brands Cut through the Commerce Cacophony

InnovationManagement

Three principles to navigate the blurring lines of retail, content, and new product development to simultaneously solve for consumer and commercial needs. Strategies

Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?

Innovation 360

Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle.

How Product Managers Create Great Customer Experiences with Better Products [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

The best person I know of to learn about creating an exceptional customer experience is Joseph A. Michelli.