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

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.

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The Top Reasons We Fail to Achieve Our Creative Goals (And How to Stop It Happening to You)

Idea to Value

There are few things more detrimental to a person’s self-confidence and motivation than failure to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Yet this is something that happens to countless people every day.

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! ]].

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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 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

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.

3 innovation types: evolution, preventative and creative

RTI Innovation Advisors

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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Inside One Multinational Bank’s Strategy for Fintech Expansion

Rocketspace

Corporate innovators within financial services companies experience some of the biggest compliance and legal hurdles than any other business sector. These challenges amplify when the bank has a presence in multiple countries. The role of R&D and new product development take on a different role within banks, which need to monitor on-the-ground trends at both the business and consumer levels. New product development is often interlaced with customer acquisition and retention.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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?

The Secret to Making a Strategy Development Exercise Faster and Easier

BrainZooming

Ask most business executives about strategy, and they don’t spit out well-articulated strategy statements. Instead, executives talk about customers or growth or cost cutting or new markets or a whole variety of other areas that can contribute to business success.

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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

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 2017 Innovation Management Awards Are Open

IdeaScale

For the fifth year in a row, IdeaScale is hosting the Innovation Management Awards. This annual contest is open to all IdeaScale customers who have a story to share.

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

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.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

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 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.”

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

Open innovation and Real-Time Mapping of Irma Flooding

IdeaConnection

Open innovation, social media and mobile technologies are rapidly changing the face of disaster preparation, response, relief and rescue. Success relies on how well intelligence coming from the crowd is harnessed.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

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.

4 Questions New Leaders Should Ask

Phil McKinney

IDG (parent company for CIO, Computerworld, CSO, Infoworld, ITWorld and MACWorld) asked what advice I would give new leaders. At the moment, I didn't think it was going to be that hard. Then they added a constraint. I had to do it in less than 5 minutes.

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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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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

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Living Life with No Regrets

Innovation Excellence

Putting one foot in the grave today can make you a better entrepreneur and a happier person. One of my best memories of the late management icon Peter Drucker was him telling me that the greatest misconception about the entrepreneur’s mind set is that they are risk takers.

How Concentrated Are Innovation Networks?

Wellspring

The 2017 R&D Trends Forecast by the Industrial Research Institute estimates that global R&D investment will increase by 3.4% in 2017 to $2.066 trillion with academic institutions and federal labs making up a significant portion of that total.

Global Hackathon Report

hackerearth

From our analysis of nearly 1000 hackathons conducted across 75 countries in the world during a two-year period from 2015 onward, we bring you this Global Hackathon Report.

Back in the Game: EA’s Near Death Experience

InnovationManagement

In this episode, Andy Billings , Vice President of Profitable Creativity at Electronic Arts , joins us.

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?