Sat.Feb 03, 2018 - Fri.Feb 09, 2018

Monitor Your Innovation Capability in these Three Areas

Destination Innovation

Many organizations have top-level goals for innovation but struggle to measure progress toward them. How can you assess the current state of your innovation capability? There are three critical areas to consider.

Amazon Go is the future of supermarkets. But right now it allows you to steal tampons.

Idea to Value

Amazon has just taken another step towards owning your entire shopping experience, by opening the world’s first supermarket where you just pick up whatever you want and leave.

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Driving Innovation in Higher Education – Insights From an LSE Report

HYPE Innovation

There are a variety of forces impacting colleges and universities today: economic and demographic, financial and ideological. Even forces related to how higher education is “consumed”. In response to this fast changing environment, institutions in higher education are changing too. Higher Education

People Walk Away When You Waste Their Time and Talent


Miserable, undervalued, overlooked, not living up to my potential, taken for granted. These and other words are used by people who’s employeer doesn’t let them be the best version of themselves at work. Last week I met two very talented guys with high technical chops.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

We Have Learn To Embrace Uncertainty And Confusion

Digital Tonto

If answers were easy to come by somebody else would already have found them Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. Broken Logic, Uncertainty and Emergence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Innovation Engagement Best Practices


More and more companies are inviting their employees to participate in company-wide ideation. Companies that do this contribute to overall innovation program health by ensuring a healthy top of the funnel stocked with ideas and allies. But with this opportunity comes new challenges.

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Innovation Leader Profile Survey


What does an innovation leader look like ? What are her / his traits, attitudes and behaviors ? Gaia Grant , a PhD candidate research student at the University of Sydney Business School , is conducting a study to answer these questions.

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Silicon Valley Can’t Build The Future Alone

Digital Tonto

The days when the digital world could stand alone in blissful ignorance of how the rest of the world does business are clearly waning Related posts: Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley? This. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Featured IM Award Winner: The US Coast Guard


We’re not surprised that the US Coast Guard is one of our favorite stories from this year’s Innovation Management Awards.

9 Ways a Brand Can Sustain a Social-First Content Marketing Strategy


I’m delivering a workshop at the Social Media Strategies Summit in San Francisco today. It will cover creating a sustainable, social-first content marketing strategy.

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.

5 ways to improve your Customer Journey

Board of Innovation

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Innovation Starts With The Right Mindset

Innovation Excellence

My back of the envelope observation is that about 1% of doctors, engineers and scientists have an entrepreneurial mindset and the 6 habits that define it, as described by Narang and Devaiah, in their book, “Orbit Shifting Innovation”: 1.

How to Refine an Idea


Ideas are easy. But how do you execute them? OK, you’ve got a great idea, but do you know how to refine an idea? It quickly becomes clear with innovation management that coming up with the idea is just the beginning of the process. How do you turn the ore of a great idea into the gold of a finished concept, product, or service? Where Are You Starting from? First, take a look at the gap between the idea and where you are currently.

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Yesterday or Thinking about Tomorrow?

RTI Innovation Advisors

The Beatles (they were a pop group for those of you who cut your teeth on Eminem) wrote jangly songs about yellow submarines and walruses. It was the 60s, so I guess you had to be there to understand. They were all about sunny days, happy feelings, a kind of Beach Boys from England with mod outfits and mop top haircuts. They also had that outrageous Sergeant Pepper phase, but I digress. The Beatles also had a few melancholy songs, perhaps none more famous than "Yesterday".

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming


In the context of business management and economics, innovation has mainly been considered as a source of profit and growth.

11 Ways to Communicate Change

Innovation Excellence

How do you lose weight? That’s right, eat less and exercise more. But like many things in life, knowing makes no difference. Change management is a lot like exercise, we often know what we want to do, but how do we change the how the circumstances show up such that people want to make the.

How the Law of Opposites Propels Business Forward

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory often boils down to the ability to see what everyone else misses. How can you do that? One way is to simply look where no one else happens to be looking. And how and where you look can help broaden both your and your organization’s capacity for being anticipatory.

Don't forget the steak: What Super Bowl ads forget

RTI Innovation Advisors

There's an old marketing adage that you sell the sizzle, not the steak. Sell the benefits, not the features. I wonder, as I watch Super Bowl television ads, how many marketing people have forgotten the basic tenets of their craft. This isn't to say that the ads aren't catchy, funny, endearing and often engrossing. But sometimes the ads are so interesting or so well developed that they neglect to tell us what they are for.

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.

Tying in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to Your Brand’s Digital Presence

Boxes and Arrows

Just as you had mastered SEO, social media, and original content, along come platforms that threaten to disrupt all previous branding experiences.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. The connection between the two is often broken. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design.

When structuring innovation: focus on business or mindset?

Board of Innovation

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Use These 7 Hacks to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur


Why do most small businesses fail within their first year? The answers you'll get will vary depending on who you ask. I think it comes down to one thing - habits. Successful entrepreneurs engage in the right behaviors on a consistent basis, while struggling entrepreneurs practice limiting behaviors on a consistent basis. Here are 7 things to incorporate into your routine to make you a better entrepreneur. Strategies Uncategorized

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

5 Ways Networking with Other CEOs Can Elevate Your Business

Innovators Alliance

Starting out as a young professional, you were probably taught to network as much as possible early in your career. But once you’ve reached the top, is there still a benefit to networking? The answer is yes, but for completely different reasons.

What is the best time to build a culture of innovation?

Innovation Excellence

You already know that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” ” When do you start paying attention to your company’s culture and changing it?

Are You Adaptable Like Facebook?

Adam Hartung

Snapchat launched innovative ideas for photo and video sharing, but the advantage did not take long. Bigger companies were attracted to the new segments, attacking Snapchat's position. Are you ready to act on new ideas in your customer base?

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Why Your Best Innovators Leave Your Company – at the Worst Possible Moment


Meet John. He worked in a company with a corporate strategy office but no innovation department. When our firm ran an innovation workshop at John’s company, he took to innovation like a duck to water. Unfortunately, the company’s innovation culture didn’t evolve quickly enough for John, which left him feeling stifled. He ended up leaving the company to pursue innovation full-time. Organization & Culture

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Conquer the Idea Management Platform: Ask the Right Questions


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Three Key Ways to Measure your Innovation Capability

Innovation Excellence

Many organizations have top-level goals for innovation but struggle to measure progress toward them. How can you assess the current state of your innovation capability? There are three critical areas to consider.

Degrowth is more than an Oxymoron?

Norbert Bol

Degrowth, or De-Growth, is from a language perspective an oxymoron.

External Tactics to Deal with Innovation Budget Cuts

Your Ideas are Terrible

Your innovation budget has been axed. Pull up those bootstraps and turn to outside resources and inspiration to get the job done. In Part 1 of this series (found on Hypepotamus) we focused on internal innovation tactics to try when your budget goes the way of the Blackberry.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.