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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. 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.

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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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

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

Calling All Innovators: 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge Needs You!


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Tips for a Great Hackathon


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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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

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.

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.

How Innovative Brands Cut through the Commerce Cacophony


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.

Stop Breaking Awkward Silences | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Rushing to fill awkward silences is a recipe for disaster when it comes to our brainstorming and innovation efforts

Corporate Innovator Incubator Halves Mobility Innovation Vetting Timeline; Simultaneously Saves 30% in Costs

A leader in smart, high-performance automotive space, recognizing the imminent disruption its sector faces from autonomous vehicles, began a practice to encourage and field pitches from mobility startups and other technology innovation companies…