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.

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.

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 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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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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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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.

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.

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! ]].

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.

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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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?

“Faux Innovation” and Other Discontents

Innovation Excellence

Over the course of this year, I’ve had the good fortune of working with three Global 50 companies – two U.S. based and one European. I’ll simply refer to them as Company A, B and C. Despite being in different industries (high-tech, financial services and industrial), one common theme emerged: senior leaders in each of.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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!

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.

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.

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.

Innovation SOP: How Chief Innovation Officers Can Develop Trust Between Work Teams

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) : In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

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.

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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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

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.

We are going live with Sherlock – The greatest collective innovation mind in history

Innovation 360 Group

My friends – Sherlock is live!

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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?