Sat.Sep 09, 2017 - Fri.Sep 15, 2017

Don’t Worry About People Stealing Your ideas

Digital Tonto

"If your idea is any good, you'll have to ram it down people's throats" Related posts: How to Create Ideas that Evolve. Ideas Having) Sex and the City. All Great Innovators Have One Thing In Common. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

3 innovation types: evolution, preventative and creative

OVO Innovation

I was thinking over the weekend that for years we've positioned innovation incorrectly. Too often we position innovation as creating a new and valuable offering or solution, ready when customers are ready to demand new products and services. In other words, we've positioned innovation as something to do to prepare for future business, future needs and future demands.

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Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust and needs to be designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive.

Can Everyone Be Innovative?

InnovationManagement

Innovation is an integral part of many organizations today, and for good reason: it helps companies stay agile, relevant, and evolving. However, innovation is often difficult to achieve—or is even met with resistance. Enabling Factors Organization & Culture

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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 Times Technology Improved The World

Ideanote

Creating inventions that change the world for the better can seem very daunting. But as these three examples show, the simplest ideas are usually the best. The post 3 Times Technology Improved The World appeared first on Ideanote.

Picking the Right Job for You Based on an Interesting Interview Question

Michael Roberto

Christa Quarles, CEO of OpenTable, described her favorite job interview question recently in an interview with CNBC. She likes to ask candidates: "What part of this role do you love and you can't stop doing? And what part do you hate doing?" Quarles knows the most important facets of the role she is trying to fill. If someone loves those critical facets of the job, then Quarles feels comfortable with that candidate.

Five Questions to Help Make a Tough Decision

Innovation Excellence

When you’re making a tough decision it’s easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead. Leading is mostly about making decisions.

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

Steve Blank

A shorter version of this post first appeared on the HBR blog. — I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from “distractions.”

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.

Mentoring is Key to My Business Model

Mills-Scofield

Brown University Mentees at BIF2016. One of the most wonderful weeks of the year starts Sunday, September 10th. It begins with office hours and a couple independent studies I'm advising - one of which is all about haptic feedback (sense of touch) technology and applications for AR/VR.

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Three Ways Leaders Can Build Trust

Michael Roberto

I was asked a very important question today during a presentation to a group of senior finance executives from a wide array of Fortune 500 companies. One person asked, "How does a leader build trust? What are the most important and effective ways to do so?" I offered three suggestions. Acknowledge your own mistakes. Be transparent about those situations in which you stumbled, and talk about how you learned from those incidents.

Innovation in Corporate Financial Services

Innovation Excellence

Societal and technological trends are developing at an exponential pace. We see it, sense it, and read about it every day.

How To Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Retail Apocalypse

Digital Tonto

Value never disappears; it just shifts to new opportunities Related posts: The Future of Retail. Retail Isn’t Dead, But It Does Need To Adapt. How IBM Learned To Love Open Technology. Publishers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

If you’re not learning, what are you doing?

Mike Shipulski

You can’t learn until you acknowledge you don’t understand. No one knows everything. No sense pretending, especially if you want to learn. If you don’t know what you want to learn, any learning will do. If you’re not surprised, the learning could have been deeper.

Reinventing Me: The Final Frontier Of Disruptive Innovation

Bill Fischer

We all live in a continually unpredictable world where personal reinvention is an ever-present possibility (if not necessity). Innovation should be a lifestyle more than a discipline, and innovating the very essence of your persona is the new, next frontier

The Magic Question of Strategy

Innovation Excellence

Your grand strategy seems airtight on paper. You’ve arrived at a winning aspiration. You’ve honed in on an open and attractive segment in which to play. You’ve identified the competitive advantages that will enable you to win in your chosen spaces.

Poking the Box for Innovation

Braden Kelley

One of the best ways to challenge people’s thinking and get a group moving in a direction towards innovation is to get the group to define the box.

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.

Scott Galloway's "Amazon Clinic"

Michael Roberto

For those intrigued by my post yesterday regarding Amazon and possible future acquisition targets, you should take a look at NYU Professor Scott Galloway's talk titled "Amazon Clinic."

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Innovation or Incremental Improvement?

IdeaScale

Short-term or long-term, what goal is your team working to achieve? Innovation or incremental improvement? It’s a question that faces any business looking toward the future. Do they go in a radical, and potentially risky, new direction?

15 Must Watch TED Talks on Creativity

Innovation Excellence

While innovation is fundamental to a successful and progressive business, finding time, creativity, and inspiration can be challenging.

The Coming of the Age of Tolerance

InnovationManagement

How did we arrive here, so suddenly? When for the first time was the original idea of the ‘age of curiosity, scarcity and abundance” published? It was right here in a syndicated column in 2005 and it was a very scarce notion. Today Age of Abundance is a useless notion; the term is widely used […]. Innovation Psychology

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.

5 Examples of Crowdsourcing in the Financial Sector

Innocentive

Innovation in the financial sector has arguably lagged. Over time, hierarchical structures, regulatory pressure and “the way we’ve always done things” have propped up archaic practices which overlook customer experience in favour of stability and security. Innovation Insights

Four Ways to Improve Your Creative Confidence

IdeaScale

So, your company is investing in innovation, but do you lack the confidence to be creative? A 2017 Crowdsourced Innovation Report published by IdeaScale noted that more and more companies are embedding innovation initiatives at their organizations.

The Secret Formula for Achieving Market Leadership

Innovation Excellence

As Jack Welch so skillfully demonstrated while he led GE, Market Leadership is the one real strategy that has long-term staying power. H mandated that GE would be No. 1 or No. 2 in every market it was in, or it would get out. It was a “Market Leader or nothing” strategy, and it served GE well.

How Innovative Social Media Campaigns Can Boost Your Brand Exposure

InnovationManagement

Increasing brand visibility and exposure is something that can really make all the difference, because no matter how good and unique your product or service is, you won’t have too much success if you don’t promote it through social media platforms. Strategies marketing social media

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.

Will Amazon Buy Nordstrom Next?

Michael Roberto

Back on May 11th, NYU Professor Scott Galloway appeared on Kara Swisher's Recode Decode podcast. During that conversation, he predicted that Amazon would acquire Whole Foods. One month later, Jeff Bezos made his move. Amazon purchased the organic supermarket retailer for $14 billion. Yesterday, Professor Galloway appeared on Swisher's podcast again. This time, he predicted that luxury retailer Nordstrom might be Amazon's next big acquisition target.

Care More: How You Create Loyal Customers and Fans

Game-Changer

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Birthday Easter Egg. As you may have read before on my blog; I’m a gamer. Have been since my mom gifted me the original Nintendo. As gamers, we all have our list of all-time favorite games.

A Dummies Guide for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Pierre d’Huy and Jérôme Lafon, both innovation teachers and consultants, share all the secrets of Innovation Management in their encyclopedic and brilliant book, A Dummies Guide for Innovation. All aspects of innovation are described in a simple and thrilling way, from innovation history, to innovation process, open innovation, user centric innovation, and a practical step-by-step approach to complete innovation from unfolding the idea down to implementation.

A Commitment to Diversity is a Commitment to Innovation

InnovationManagement

The more you allow disparate ideas to mingle and collide, the more you maximize your chances for true innovative thought to emerge. Learn all of this and more in a complimentary white paper about why innovators want to nurture workforce diversity. Organization & Culture culture deadlines diversity equality goal setting ideas innovation retention

How Can You Leverage Innovation to Become an Industry Leader?

To outsiders, the term innovation can seem like another empty buzzword, but as a CEO in a world where technology is driving market competition, you know that innovation is essential. Keeping up can prove challenging, especially if you are continuing to rely solely on internal personnel. Currently, the key to innovation is to go beyond existing resources and seek ideas from external sources.