Sat.Jul 23, 2016 - Fri.Jul 29, 2016

Why Risk Innovation?

Imaginatik

Have you ever heard of Google Video, Google Lively, Google Notebook, Google Answers or Google Wave? Do you use Google+? One of the axioms spoken time and time again by leaders in Silicon Valley is that failure is a good thing.

How Should You Budget for Corporate Innovation?

Rocketspace

Budgeting for corporate innovation initiatives can be challenging, so corporations often fall back on the subjective judgement of CEOs and their executive team about where their company stands in the overall marketplace and how they think it will evolve.

White noise vs. Pink noise: Which sounds helps you concentrate, and which makes you more creative?

Idea to Value

Have you ever wondered why you find the sound of raindrops relaxing, or why some background sounds can help you concentrate? It’s all about how your brain gets distracted, and how certain sounds can prevent this. You might well have heard of white noise before.

Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Business digital transformation, it can certainly get your pulse racing as you start looking for the nearest exit. Digital transformation is being asked of everybody to get involved in but do we have a sufficient understanding of it?

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.

Crowdsourcing Innovation Valuation: an off-label use of innovation management technologies

Imaginatik

Many people will read this title and immediately ask, how can you come up with a viable valuation from a bunch of people sticking their fingers in the air ? Well, in terms of innovation valuation, you can and you should.

Absorptive Capabilities for innovation: What Really Matters

HYPE Innovation

ca·pa·bil·i·ty ˌkā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē - the quality or state of being capable (an ability); a feature or faculty capable of development (a potential); or the facility for an indicated use.

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Digital transformation – the need to transform our innovation approaches

Paul Hobcraft

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity

Digital Tonto

The truth is that creativity is hard work. There are no silver bullets. The only way to create successfully is to get your ideas out there, find the flaws and get to work fixing them. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Are You Ready to Engage with a Startup?

Rocketspace

If your company has been preparing to partner with startups to explore new, innovative areas, you'll want to make sure that the right building blocks are in place. Once you've identified the right startup partner, you want to take action quickly, and a complex assessment process may sucttle the deal.

Watch Steamboat Willie for free: The original Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon

Idea to Value

One of the most important videos in the history of cinema, Walt Disney has just made their original hit Steamboat Willie available for free. Check it out in the video above. The cartoon was released in November 1928, and was the first appearance by Mickey Mouse.

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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.

Why People Resist New Technologies

Game-Changer

Innovation is a social process , it’s why the default state of every new idea is non-adoption. Most people fear innovation because it eliminates what is, with no certainty for what could be.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time.

What Kipling has to say about innovation culture

RTI Innovation Advisors

There's a poem I love, that we post-modern types aren't supposed to love, because it was written by a colonialist Victorian, which by itself is almost enough to discredit any literature. I'm talking today about the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. If is a poem about keeping your wits about you when others are losing theirs, and keeping your course and beliefs when others doubt you.

Innovation in the World Demands Adaptability in the Workplace

Innovation Excellence

The online magazine Digital Trends suggests that automation will commandeer around 5 million jobs by 2020. That means that 5 million workers are going to have to resign themselves to joblessness, or will have to improve current and even learn new sets of skills so that they can flourish.

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!

Employee Engagement Strategies – Pigs, Chickens, and What Great Leaders Do

BrainZooming

You have heard the old business joke about the pig and the chicken’s different levels of commitment to breakfast ? When it comes to ham and eggs, the chicken is supportive, while the pig is committed.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time.

What Dollar Shave Club's success says about innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I read today a rather rambling and confusing piece in the New York Times about Dollar Shave Club. The article, entitled $1 Billion for Dollar Shave Club: Why every company should worry , can't seem to hit its stride or find a point it wants to make. At first I thought the piece was going to congratulate a disrupter, Dollar Shave Club, who, despite the odds, grew a startup business to the point where Unilever acquired it for $1 billion dollars.

Innovate by Adopting a Role Model Organization

Innovation Excellence

Can you innovate and improve business performance by copying another company from an entirely different industry? This is what the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan did when it wanted to transform its customer service and operational efficiency.

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.

Startups studios, a new kind of startups and innovation accelerators

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Startups Studios are a new kind of accelerators for innovation: instead of accelerating startups previously settled, like traditional incubators and accelerators do, they participate to the set-up of the start-up. A start-up studio is a company that starts companies! Continue reading → Execution Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Accelerator Christophe Pelletier efounders startup factory startup studio Thibaut Elzière

PBTO35: Peak – The Secrets to becoming world class with Anders Ericsson

Rmukesh Gupta

In this episode, we host Dr. Anders Ericsson. He is the world’s foremost expert on how to become an expert. He shares a lot of actionable information about what forms the core of expertise. He also shares about purposeful and deliberate practice.

Brainstorming with Innovator Dan Pick

Betterific

When you win a Betterific crowdourced innovation challenge you get a number of perks – the prize winnings, the bragging rights, and access to the bully pulpit! We want to make you famous for your creativity.

How to use Design Thinking to get fit and lose weight

Innovation Excellence

Really interesting article in the New York Times relating to Bernard Roth’s book The Achievement Habit. Roth, a prominent Stanford engineering professor, says that Design Thinking can help everyone form the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better.

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?

Innovation: A World of Ambiguity

Innovation in Practice

Innovators like you operate in a world of ambiguity. Every situation you face has some uncertainty, and you need to be prepared when unexpected things happen. If you’re not prepared, your strategy may derail and you end up losing competitive ground in the marketplace.

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Shell and Thales Execs on Innovation Outposts

Innovation Leader

Executives from Shell TechWorks and the Thales xPlor discuss what they hope to accomplish with their Boston innovation labs, and how they're being measured

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time.

To Succeed with the Internet of Things, Start Smart

Innovation Excellence

The potential value of the Internet of Things (IoT) varies as widely as the definitions of the term. If your approach to IoT requires that every last thing be connected before you can claim victory, or realize a return – you have a daunting task ahead of you.

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.

Why McDonald’s and Apple Investors Should Be Very Wary

Adam Hartung

Growth Stalls are deadly for valuation, and both Mcdonald’s and Apple are in one. August, 2014 I wrote about McDonald’s Growth Stall. The company had 7 straight months of revenue declines, and leadership was predicting the trend would continue.

CEO’s who are blogging about strategy

Norbert Bol

In this Strategy Blog I would like to share with you the blogs of CEO’s that I follow because they also discuss strategic management issues. Ben’s Blog by Ben Horowitz, CEO of Andreessen Horowitz. CEO Blog – Time Leadership by Jim Estill CEO of Canrock Capital. CraigConnects by Craig Newmark, Founder of Craiglist. George Colony’s Blog: The counterintuitive CEO by George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research. Guy Kawasaki Blog by Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist of Canva.

When on vacation, be on vacation.

Mike Shipulski

As vacation approaches the work days drag. Sure you’re excited about the future, but when compared to the upcoming pleasantness, the daily grind feels more like a prison. Anticipating a good time in the future rips you from the present moment and puts you in a place you’d rather be.

The Lean Startup

Innovation Excellence

Many of you ask us, ‘What is Lean Start-up?’ and almost as many follow up with the question, ‘Why should I care?’

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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.