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?

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.

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.

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Too lazy to do the gardening? This free robot does it for you

Idea to Value

This open-source robotic innovation aims to make everyone a backyard farmer, letting you grow a variety of vegetables without ever having to look after them. If you think that sounds too good to be true, you’re probably not alone. Check out the video above to see how it works.

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

What Is Idea Management Anyway?

HunchBuzz

The other night, I sat across from a friend who was rambling about a new project at work. Her eyes were wild and her hand gestures signaled that she was in fact, very stressed. You see, my friend is at the lower end of a company, wanting to make her way up the ladder.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley

Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg. Do you want to cut through the clutter when it comes to innovation strategy? Are you sorting through plans for year-end strategy and ideation sessions? Are you at the very front end of innovation and not sure where to go, where to start?

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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?