Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge

HYPE Innovation

Watch any group of kids playing with Lego and you’ll quickly get the idea behind platform thinking. A small number of standard modular components linked to a basic architecture – and you can build almost anything!

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How Carbon Fibre really works

Idea to Value

You have most likely heard of Carbon Fibre, the ultra-tough, lightweight material made of microscopic carbon tubes but which is stronger than steel. But have you ever thought about how it is actually produced? And why it is still so expensive?

Five Components of a Repeatable Innovation Portfolio

IdeaScale

Creating a repeatable innovation portfolio helps you plan more efficiently, scale resources, and gain insight for the growth of your innovation program. There are five key elements of a repeatable innovation portfolio: Opportunity Identification and Campaign Creation. Idea Collection and Inspiration.

13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting

Destination Innovation

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed.

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.

Setting yourself apart through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Breaking News : “ Over the past 15 years, a portfolio of stocks based on the Innovation Leaders analysis has repeatedly outperformed all major indexes. Average return has been 14.5% CAGR and in 2016 , growth was 18.9% – significantly higher than S&P500, NASDAQ and FTSE 100.

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus

Digital Tonto

Simple rules always get more complicated when you try to apply them to the real world. Related posts: The One Big Reason Every Business Needs To Embrace Complexity. How To Make Your Digital Business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy

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Podcast #010 Nicole Yershon – How to run a successful innovation lab

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Nicole Yershon, who ran the successful Innovation Lab at Ogilvy, one of the world’s largest advertising firms. We talk about what an innovation lab is, and what it takes for it to be successful and actually add value. Topics discussed today: Moving from an analog world to a digital world (01:30). Trying things which have never been done before (02:30). The purpose and evolution of an Innovation Hub at Ogilvy (04:15).

Companies Don’t Innovate, Markets Do

Game-Changer

One of the reasons big companies can’t innovate is they grow inert and can’t match the dynamism of the market. Markets are dynamic, companies are not. It’s very hard for companies to match the velocity, variance and selection of markets.

Is innovation really important to you?

Paul Hobcraft

How can we establish Innovation as the vital link to a process of change and strategic direction options? One that lifts the debates of managing today’s business by linking it into the future and then turning this thinking into a series of plausible and coherent set of activities?

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Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z

Exago

If given the choice, one in four Millennials would now leave their current employer to join a new organisation or do something different. The post Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z appeared first on www.exago.com.

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.

big, Big, BIG announcement: the Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017

Idea to Value

After working on this in secret for months, I am thrilled to finally be able to tell you about the most exciting event of 2017: The Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017. link]. I’ve put together more than 45 brand new interviews with some of the world’s most thought-provoking experts so you can learn their secrets of understanding creativity, managing innovative teams and leading to create a real culture where innovation doesn’t die, but thrives.

How Even Small Businesses Can Access World Class Scientific Research

Digital Tonto

They key is to show a real interest and engage. Related posts: How Smart Businesses Are Turning Academic Research Into Profits. Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most Advanced Technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. But it’s tricky to take something that, while rewarding, is still work and get the joy out of it.

Customer Experience Disruption: Digital Advertising Gets An Upgrade

Rocketspace

The proliferation of ad-blocking software is forcing advertisers to come up with new ways to snag clicks and views. Another pitfall to watch out for with online advertising: ad impressions that are actually registered by bots instead of humans. Companies need to make sure that their ads are being seen by real potential customers. Marketing Trends

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!

Dismantle the Business Model

Innovation Excellence

When companies want to innovate, there are three things they can change – products, services, and business models. Products are usually the first, second and third priorities.

Thinking Strategically – 32 Ideas for a Strategic Thinking-Friendly Office

BrainZooming

What could you do to your boring office so you and others are thinking strategically more readily and effectively? Someone searched and came to the Brainzooming.com website looking for strategic thinking in the office examples.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a Great Innovator Because they Nurture Innovators

IdeaScale

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is an American multi-program science and technology national laboratory.

Communication Disruption: Facial Recognition Joins The Mainstream

Rocketspace

Facial recognition was once nothing more than a sci-fi gimmick, but advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have made the technology a top trend to watch this year, as RocketSpace reported in its 2017 Disruption Report. Trends Artificial Intelligence (AI

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.

We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!

Tim Kastelle

Imagine an island country where the only industry is making mousetraps – let’s call it Mousetrapia. And the people that live there are incredibly creative. Consequently, they invent new mousetraps constantly, and they patent them as well.

6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Innovation Development

InnovationManagement

Before investing in your company’s innovation development, it’s important to develop a strategy for collecting and evaluating ideas.

3 Key Questions #LifebyDesign

Mills-Scofield

There's tons of questions we can ask ourselves to assess our lives, careers, goals, etc. Studies have been done and courses taught on scientifically proven methods to do this assessment.

Managing Business Growth Through Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Business growth is great, right? Seeing your company develop and evolve into something bigger and better is the goal of every entrepreneur, and I’m the same as everyone else in this case. However, as I’ve learned from experience, growth is not always a good thing.

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?

Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

BrainZooming

Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal featured a piece called “Two Cheers for Failure in a Tough Drug Industry,” by Jonathan D. Rockoff. The article highlighted innovation strategy options that drug companies are using to instill and support risk-taking behaviors.

Finding the Advantage in Regulation

Daniel Burrus

In my New York Times bestselling book, Flash Foresight , I shared a proven methodology I have developed and refined over the decades for separating Hard Trends, those future facts that will happen, from Soft Trends, those assumptions about the future that might happen. By learning how to accurately anticipate much of the future before it happens, you can accelerate innovation and competitive advantage. One of the categories of Hard Trends—government regulations—might surprise you.

Vaccines, Scientific Breakthroughs and Mopping Floors with Jessica Flechtner

InnovationManagement

In this Innovation Ecosystem podcast, Dr. Jessica Flechtner of Genocea Biosciences discusses her journey progressing the company from startup to going public.

How to Take Advantage of AI Innovations in 2017

Innovation Excellence

Gabor Veres walks us through the improvements in tech innovation in 2016, how AI will influence work in 2017 and provides strategies for leaders to take advantage of these innovations and advances in technology.

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.

Turning the innovation tables

RTI Innovation Advisors

Last week I attended an interesting program co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina's health care innovation program and AARP. The program was set up to bring together people who had an interest in solving problems relating to prescription drug use. Far too many people are prescribed medications but don't fill the prescription or don't use the medications as prescribed.

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Creative Ideas – Are too many bold ideas killing your creativity?

BrainZooming

From a day-to-day perspective in the corporate world, we didn’t necessarily use objective metrics about creative ideas. Too often, it came down to whether an executive liked or didn’t like an idea.

The Future of Work is Chaos

InnovationManagement

If we want to unleash human potential, we need to accelerate it by creatively harnessing chaos. A practical example of this is a playground: kids are playful and chaotic because they have defined structures and beautiful systems driving their development. Work should be no different.

13 Smart Questions for your Management Meetings

Innovation Excellence

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term problems that need fixing. Discussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed.

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.