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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

Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge

Hype

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Innovation Leaders Report Summary 2016/17: Trends and Leaders in Innovation Worldwide

InnovationManagement

Innovation Leaders has released its annual report detailing companies across 25 different sectors worldwide that accomplish the most from innovative activities. This year, Innovation Leaders highlighted three trends in its analysis: US dominance, partnerships and collaboration, and the impact of big bets and bold moves to deliver tangible, sustained growth. Reports Trend Alert analysis collaboration collaborative innovation europe report trend USA

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.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming 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.

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.

Overlooking the Obvious: Why Innovation Fails

Innovation Excellence

This column was based on a presentation by Scott Jenkins, SVP of Innovation and Product Development of Deckers. Scott began this talk insisting on blending work and play. His journey into “the sin of corporate innovation” happened eight years ago.

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.

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.

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.

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! ]].

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.

A Profile of Open Innovation Managers in Multinational Companies

InnovationManagement

Open innovation is widely used in large companies and we know increasingly more about how to manage this process. In contrast, we know virtually nothing about the managers and practitioners who are driving open innovation in large companies. Who are the managers operating in open innovation teams or units? What is their profile? How long do they stay in an open innovation job, and what is their tenure in the company?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Transferring Innovation Skills to Newbies: Fact or Fiction?

InnovationManagement

Expert innovators know from experience how to innovate while minimizing hassle, needless tasks and wasted effort – they’ve been successful (and unsuccessful) countless times through trial and error. Using flight simulators and surgical learning tools as examples, it’s been proven that teaching veteran skills to ‘newbies’ isn’t science-fiction, especially in more ‘exact’ disciplines such as medicine and math.

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.

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.

I.C. Robledo Author and Ideator talks Idea Hacks on the Idea Hunt Blog

IdeaHunt

This post is written by I. Robledo, author of many books such as Idea Hacks, The Secret Principles of Genius, and No One Ever Taught Me How to Learn. Introducing Idea Hacks Have you ever wanted to come up with a lot of ideas, but not known where to start? For the people who […]. Community Insights Tools Idea Hacks

Chasms, Criteria… and Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The concept of the ambidextrous organization is gaining traction. It describes companies who can innovate in the current business at the same time as creating new business options for the future. This is achieved through. Build Capability culture Disruption Finance Innovation Leadership Management Open Innovation Product Innovation R&D Strategy Business Models collaboration Disruptive Innovation growth Innovation Management organization

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.

50 Awesome Quotes on Vision

Idea Champions

If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, and magic and power in it. Begin it now." - Goethe.

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.

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.

Contagious: How to make products, ideas, and behaviors catch on

Innovation Excellence

Notes from a keynote speech from The Market Research Event By Jonah Berger, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Berger starts the keynote session by playing a game, Which is Tastier? Where two images are shown: broccoli and a cheeseburger.

Generate better business ideas with these 10 triggers & innovation examples

Board of Innovation

For some, it’s really hard to generate a lot of ideas. To help you and your team we’ve listed +10 ways to find better business ideas. For every category, we’ve added a couple of examples. Whether you’re working at a fast-paced Hackathon or an in-depth Innovation Accelerator you will always need inspiration to level up your business concepts! The following 50 slides will. Read More.

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.

Case Study: How EDF Energy Improved Innovation by Focusing on Customer Centricity

Shetal Edwards, Head of Innovation Partnerships at EDF Energy, discusses how EDF Energy used ideation and collaboration to identify opportunities to improve customer experience and took action.