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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


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 to Get Management Buy-In for Corporate Innovation Experiments


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.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Why do only a third of the organizations worldwide have formal innovation metrics in place despite accepting that innovation is critical to survival? Download this eBook to learn about the 5 basic principles that guide every successful innovation process.

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


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.

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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! ]].

How to Get Management Buy-In for Corporate Innovation Experiments


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.

Observation: The First Step in Innovation


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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3 Innovators of the 1800s Who Changed the World


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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

3 Things Innovators Can Learn From Elon Musk

Innovation Excellence

We aren’t all child geniuses turned mega entrepreneurs, but there are 3 things that as fellow innovators, we can learn from Elon Musk. He epitomises thinking big. Celebrity Consumer Innovation Creativity Disruption Innovation Inspiration Profiles of Innovators Elon Musk Open Innovation tesla

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

Culture: Innovation’s Biggest Challenge


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.

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


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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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.

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.

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.

The Importance of Decision


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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion

Boxes and Arrows

Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion. In this origin story, the beakers would be labeled “agile” and “user experience (UX)” because the user champion borrows some of the best ideas from both disciplines. From agile, it takes the idea of the product owner (or in this case, product champion). From UX, it takes a conviction in the value of user feedback.

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Nordic innovation : top Nordic companies and their success


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

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

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.

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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Forget ROI - Innovation Requires a Different Set of Metrics | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Large organisations apply the same metrics and evaluation criteria on potentially disruptive, risky, ‘out of the box’ innovation as they do for incremental improvements and business as usual investment decisions. Clearly this makes no sense

Ask the Right Question: How to Generate Valuable Ideas


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.

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.

Looking at Closed versus Open Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Is there any word more fundamental to the modern business lexicon than ‘innovation’? To say that it forms an important part of enterprise is probably an understatement.

Innovation Metrics session at Innov8rs Madrid

Innovation 360

INNOVATION METRICS AT INNOV8RS, MADRID. Innovation Metrics by Magnus Penker. Join Magnus Penker, he will be speaking about Innovation Metrics.

How To Identify Innovators Amongst Accountants | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

How do you go about finding and hiring such applicants when your company insists on candidates meeting criteria such as being a certified accountant which tends not to lend itself to right-brained, creative thinking