Sat.Jun 04, 2016 - Fri.Jun 10, 2016

This air cooling system for the slums uses plastic bottles and requires no electricity

Idea to Value

In Bangladesh, 70% of the population live without regular electricity, often in tin-sided huts which can reach 45°C inside. This simple solution is made from recycled materials and can cool a room by 5 degrees, making life much more bearable.

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Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster

Rocketspace

Startups are innovating. Corporations are reinventing. We take a look at both in Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster.

The Main Impediment to Innovation

Destination Innovation

What is impeding innovation in your business today? I asked this question at a Master Class on Innovation I ran recently for senior executives leaders in large organizations. The answers included many corporate culture issues such as: - We are risk averse. There is a fear of failure.

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

Digital Tonto

The crazy predictions Ray Kurzweil made a decade ago don’t seem so outlandish now. Related posts: The Singularity: Apocalypse or Nerd Rapture? Facebook, Instagram and the Singularity. Business. [[ 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.

Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports

Idea to Value

Believe it or not, this isn’t the only innovation website out there, and I’m not the only innovation consultant in the world.

How to conquer your audience

Exago

Giving you easy access to new sources of innovation, open innovation practices allow you to ask different questions of different communities. The post How to conquer your audience appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights initiative-success open-innovation

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Productivity Is For The Robots (For Now)

Game-Changer

It’s inevitable, the robots are coming for our jobs. McKinsey Global Institute predicts that robots could increase global productivity 50% by 2025, adding $2 trillion to the economy ; other studies point to similar outcomes.

Setting the Vision for Innovation is as Easy as ABC

Idea to Value

A Great Leader paints an ABC vision – Appealing , Believable and Challenging. You cannot expect your team to be enthusiastic and innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed. It is up to the leader to set the course and give a bearing for the future. This is set in broad terms and is described as the mission, core purpose or vision for the organisation.

Why Real Mistakes Lead to Bigger Innovations

Innovation Excellence

The vast majority of executives (even "enlightened" innovation leaders) unwittingly kill promising innovations long before the upside or risk can be determined. This silent killer curtails or dooms most corporate innovation efforts.

Muhammad Ali an analogy for innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a sports guy. I like all kinds of sports. Grew up playing baseball, football and running track. When my kids came along naturally they adopted other sports than the ones I was familiar with so I've learned to "love" swimming and soccer. If you know swim meets you'll appreciate the joke we pass around our family: I hope my last day on earth is at a swim meet, because they never end.

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.

How Do You Train People In Jobs That Yet To Exist?

Game-Changer

Every technological transitions replaces or eliminates existing jobs but also creates new ones; the challenge is transitioning those who are left behind because they’ve become experts at doing things that are no longer needed.

To Successfully Implement Innovation in Business, You Must Fight Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

Idea to Value

The new innovation in business book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation explains that the main reason even the most promising innovative ideas fail is due to the organizational failure to implement the innovation plans. Why is it that organizations shy away from innovation implementation?

Successful Implementation: Fighting Innovation Assassination and Organizational Culture of Fear

Innovation Excellence

To successfully implement Innovation in business, you must fight organizational culture of fear and innovation assassination.

Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant?

Faisal Hoque

Here's what you need to know to balance your intuition with the data—now that there's more of it than ever. The post Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant? appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

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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!

Research, invention and innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm pissed off today. I'm pissed off because our elected officials continue to denigrate entrepreneurs and business people. Yesterday Nancy Pelosi, the democratic demogoge of Hollywood, lectured people about the iPhone. Steve Jobs and Apple, she claimed, did not create the iPhone. If this is true you must be wondering, well, how did they get all that revenue and profit then?

Creative Quickies – Taking Both Business Strategy Paths at Once

BrainZooming

My natural inclination when it comes to business strategy is to identify what is MOST IMPORTANT and build everything around that. Tie the objectives, priorities, and strategies to a very tight focus for an organization.

How to Adopt the Innovative Mindset

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is an iterative process. You can create a detailed plan for how to innovate, but these strategies rarely survive their first contact with the market. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” said boxer Mike Tyson. Success comes when you learn to adapt.

Diversity: A Driver of Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Take a look at the people around you at work. What do you notice? Well, we all differ from one another. But appearances aren't the only way we differ, it's the unique views and backgrounds that we bring that can help you boost your creativity at work. Diversity is a driver of creativity.

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.

Innovation circles the publishing industry

Jeffrey Phillips

There are a few relatively hide-bound industries in the US that have to date been somewhat impervious to real innovation. If you've followed this blog you know that I believe traditional retail banking is one of those industries. Retail banking is already dead, it just doesn't know it yet. Another industry ripe for innovation is the book publishing industry. Sure, self-publishing is on the rise, and I published my last book (shameless plug alert!)

Strategic Priorities – Crunch Time for an Entrepreneur

BrainZooming

When something has to give, what strategic priorities will you give up? When it is crunch time, what will emerge as your real strategic priorities? And are the priorities you pick the same strategic priorities you said you’d emphasize when it was time earlier in the year for strategic thinking?

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Why Values are Very Important for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Would you know what things matter to your employees? This post explores why this matters, especially for innovation. Continue reading → Innovation Management People & Skills culture Values

How PwC Turns ‘Corporate Antibodies’ Into Allies

Innovation Leader

Every company has antibodies, or necessary guardians of the enterprise. Mitra Best of PwC shares five tactics that can help productively engage these antibodies

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?

Visa Calls on Startups for Innovative Solutions

Planview Spigit

On April 29th, in order to solve their biggest business challenges, Visa turned to the startup community for help with the announcing of its second-annual Everywhere Initiative.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

It’s always incredible to work directly with Brainzooming blog readers in supporting their companies’ innovation strategy objectives.

Apple is Not the Next Blackberry, it’s the Next Toyota

Innovation Excellence

In a blog post that recently went viral, Marco Arment argued that Apple may be the next Blackberry. He pointed out that, while other tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google are advancing in key artificial intelligence technologies, Apple is falling behind.

How Science & Trends Drive Innovation at Nestlé Purina

Innovation Leader

Dan Smith of Purina offered Innovation Leader a look at how the pet food giant created a hit new product, and how human eating and shopping trends impact its business

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Visa Calls on Startups for Innovative Solutions

Planview Spigit

On April 29th, in order to solve their biggest business challenges, Visa turned to the startup community for help with the announcing of its second-annual Everywhere Initiative.

How to create a culture of innovation?

Be-novative

Last week we held an event, which gave attendees a new perspective on successfully creating and maintaining innovation culture in companies. With two guest presenters, we talked about innovation technologies and best practices from Fortune500 companies and Silicon Valley startups.

Creativity Redefined for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The words “creative” and “creativity” have been hi-jacked by the world of advertising. The word means something specific to those familiar with Mad Men or Thirty-something advertising stereotypes.

Innovation Ventures: Separation vs. Integration

Integrative Innovation

Probably the most critical structural ingredient for innovation capability is how new ventures – internal as well as external ones – are to be implemented in the organization in order to get validated and scaled.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.