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8 Rules Molding Apple Innovation Culture

Braineet

When you think about innovation, chances are Apple is one of the first companies that comes to mind – and with good reason. Led by the company’s late founding visionary Steve Jobs, Apple has broken every rule in the book and defied every expectation on its way to the top.

5 Ways to Avoid Innovation Theater

Wellspring

Anyone reading the typical startup-world commentary about Innovation Theater might be tempted to make one of two assumptions. First, big companies are clueless about how to innovate.

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Diffusion Of Innovations: Influencing the adoption of a new strategy

Cascade Strategy

Any new strategy requires behavioral change. You need your team to embrace and adopt your new strategy in order to achieve business objectives. In this post, we’re going to be looking at implementing a strategic plan through the lens of the Diffusion of Innovations theory.

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Innovation fundamentals: using time effectively

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been writing an occasional series on some of the fundamental building blocks for innovation success - at least those that I think are critical, intangible and often overlooked. I've written previously about having a bias for innovation in your culture , seeking and finding important and unmet needs or opportunities , and introducing discovery and exploration in your innovation process. These concepts all have something in common, which is the next building block I am going to discuss: time.

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What Is an Innovation Manager – And How Do You Become a Great One?

Viima

In the last few months, I’ve had a few readers ask me how they could become an innovation manager, as well as how they could succeed in that role. Leadership Innovation Innovation Management

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Popular Corporate Innovation Tools and Tactics: Which One Is Right for Your Company?

Qmarkets

In both the workplace and the natural world , evolution is both inevitable and painful. Just as creatures must adapt rapidly to environmental changes to avoid the wrath of natural selection, businesses must adapt rapidly to technological changes to avoid the wrath of their competitors.

Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

When the competition launches a new product, how you react says a lot about you as a professional and your company as an organization. But it is likely that you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions after they’ve occurred.

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Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback

IdeaScale

Customers are integral to the product innovation process.?. Product innovation is all about new ideas from both your employees and your customers. Trying to develop a new product without input from your customers is akin to shooting arrows in the dark.

The Hard Thing About Hard Facts

Digital Tonto

As the physicist Richard Feynman put it, “We’ve learned from experience that the truth will out.The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” Truth. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Mamba Mentality: Embrace The Pain Of Getting Better Everyday

Game-Changer

Kobe Bryant, NBA and Lakers legend, along wth his daughter Gianna and 7 others passed away last week. This was shocking. And I took it hard because I’ve been watching and following Kobe since before he got to the league; he became the player I followed the most after Michael Jordan retired.

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of January 2020

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

From Inspiration to Execution: Charting the Journey

IdeaScale

Sometimes you have to make your own path. Creativity is not a scarce resource. Humanity’s creativity and imagination have been key forces in our history from its very beginnings. That said, history is full of grand ideas that aren’t executed, or only ever partially achieved.

From opportunity spaces to search fields - a definition

Lead Innovation

In innovation management one speaks of search fields when it comes to the strategic planning of innovations. With the help of these search fields, you can clearly formulate your development mandate for new products, processes, services, business models or business areas.

Legacy ECM: 4 Key Reasons to Modernize

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business Webinar

Strategyzer Innovation

We had the pleasure of having Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, join Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder on our StratChat webinar series to discuss his most recent work - Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond The Hype and Getting Down To Business. Webinar

It’s The Leadership, Stupid

Game-Changer

I’m the type who does the opposite of what I believe sucks, and I’ve experienced many types of leadership. The one type I’ve never liked is command and control. Though we’re in the year 2020 and talk about employee empowerment and collaboration in decision making, many organizations still operate by this way of “leadership”; it is expected, encouraged, it’s seen as normal, and it’s rewarded. To me, leadership isn’t a title.

“I think, therefore I am” … said the machine to the stunned humans

Innovation Excellence

She didn’t actually say it like that. She might have asked “to be or not to be?” and insisted that “that is the question”. In any case, machines are already up to asking profound existential questions.

2020/1920 in Hindsight: Will 2020 Mark the Beginning of a New Era of Roaring Twenties?

InnovationManagement

There is no doubt that history is one of our greatest teachers, and the big question at this stage is whether history will, in fact, repeat itself. We'll compare workforce trends from the 1920s to the 2020s in this article.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Innovation Brokerage Report: Enabling collaborations through emerging digital tech

100%Open

This report examines how ‘digital innovation brokerage’ aims to connect ideas, people, organisations, and communities through digital technologies. We collaborated with Nesta and Science Practice and these were some of our findings. So here goes!

Will Putting Your Suggestion Box Online Help Your Office Avoid Becoming The Office?

Kainexus

If the internet is any clue, I’m not the only one who was prompted by its 10th anniversary to re-watch a bunch of old episodes of The Office. For fans, there’s a great new podcast called Office Ladies featuring Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela).

The Limited Value Of Ideas

Innovation Excellence

There is a line of thinking that says that the world is built on ideas. It was an idea that launched the American Revolution and created a nation. It was an idea that led Albert Einstein to pursue relativity, Linus Pauling to invent a vaccine and for Steve Jobs to create the iPhone and build.

What Innovation Funnel Should I Use?

InnovationManagement

After a decade working in innovation, I think many of us are sick and tired of seeing a funnel on another slide at an innovation conference. Lots of ideas at the top, just a few implemented ideas at the bottom… we get the idea. The post What Innovation Funnel Should I Use?

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

New Decade, New What?

100%Open

The trouble with predicting innovation is that the changes that people tend to foresee take a long time to materialise if they ever do. Think hoverboards, personal air transport, AI taking over the world, self-cleaning clothes, good-tasting rehydrated food, control of the weather.

Six Tips for Getting ‘Customers’ to Buy What You’re Selling

Innovation Leader

“One way to ensure alignment,” writes Chris Mayer, “is to think of the innovation initiative as a consumer-oriented business with colleagues as customers.” Mayer, who served as the first Chief Innovation Officer at a large construction company, offers guidance on how to do that

What is Your Global Digital Health Strategy?

Innovation Excellence

WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.

Problem Reframing

Stephen Shapiro

To find better solutions, the key is to stop looking for solutions. Instead, you want to look for better problems/opportunities. Only when you identify the “right” problem can you consider potential solutions. In this 1 minute 42 second video, I explain the power of the reframe.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Proud Delivery Partners of Global Innovation Policy Accelerator (GIPA) Programme

100%Open

The Global Innovation Policy Accelerator is a collaborative development programme for innovation policy leaders and managers, lead by Nesta. Governments around the world are seeking more effective approaches to fostering innovation.

What will the future look like? Let me propose a better question

The Future Shapers

Many workshops and think tanks are often opened up with a question about predicting the future. What will the future look like? What will the world of work look like? If this sounds familiar you might be doing it wrong, you could be asking the wrong question.

Love-mark No More. Friend-mark vs. Mom-mark. Brand loyalty re-imagined.

Innovation Excellence

Here is two takes on loyalty, by Chris Fesen and Frank Pagano, in an age when it’s harder and harder to lock fans into a Brand forever. What strategies should Brands of the future adopt to boost frequency?

Left-Brained Innovation

Stephen Shapiro

Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not a right-brained creative endeavor. It is a left-brained analytic process. In this 2 minute 36 second video, I provide background on why I believe this to be true.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!