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New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older

Idea to Value

I couldn’t wait to teach you some amazing insights I recently found out on how creativity evolves over time, so I just grabbed by phone and shot this quick video for you.

Open Innovation: 2 approaches towards value creation


Open Innovation has been around for years. Like any concept or technology, a time-lag exists between when it emerges, gets used by early adopters, and becomes usable by many. Open Innovation (OI) is no different.

Why Do Some Technologies Just Never Seem To Die?

Digital Tonto

The technologies that endure do not merely innovate with respect to features and functionality, but create value through forming new connections. Related posts: The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Intel Capital: A Study In Long-Term Success


Of all the corporate venture capital outfits putting money into startups right now, none are as storied or provably successful as Intel Capital—yet neither of the men who started it were proven investors. Corporate Innovation Venture Capital

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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.

Microsoft Reinvented the PC – Enter Surface Studio

Idea to Value

Today, it seems that every social or age group of buyers is divided into dozens of subcategories for which the computer manufacturers create new models. The diversification of computer market has led to the production of various types of models in the last few years.

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Analytics: The Business Value Beyond New Ideas


Many of us innovation practitioners have found that the business topic of innovation is increasingly devolving into a search for that one magic idea that will change your enterprise, sort of like a more mature version of Pokemon-Go.

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Brand Strategy – 6 Ways to Freshen an Old Brand


What are basic brand strategy moves to quickly take an older brand into today’s market? An “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence looked at this brand strategy question last month. They evaluated the options for the band Depeche Mode.

Generating Discovery for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Just in case you haven’t seen the latest Star Trek movie yet, here is one of its key messages; “You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown.

How Private VCs Are Fueling the Corporate Venture Capital Gold Rush, And How Your Company Can Take Advantage


Not every VC believes in corporate venture capital. Well-known detractor Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures, recently said that startups that take money from CVCs are "doing business with the devil" and that corporates that invest in startups are wasting capital. Corporate Innovation Venture Capital

In The Ideal Innovation Culture You Don’t Need To Ask For Forgiveness Or Permission


I was recently invited to give a talk at a conference in Mexico about agile methodologies. I was not able to attend, but a colleague of mine took my place in delivering the speech about accelerating innovation inside established organizations. Below is an email he got from one of the attendees, in Spanish.

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.

Top Innovation Objectives For 2017


View Full-Size Infographic. Technology Scouting. Find the right solvers automatically, using sophisticated web crawlers. Sustaining and Engaging. Keep your audience coming back with gamification and new challenges. Advanced mobile features. Innovate on any device, on any platform, and at any time.

To Innovate or Not? From Spurgeon to the Bloomberg Innovation Index

Innovation Excellence

“Let the lion out of the cage”, a quote by Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), could apply to innovation… Ideas can be shackled. If an idea cannot be heard, explained, elaborated, even debated; it is at a disadvantage. Unable to move forward, it can’t be free and realize its potential.

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Roundup: 7 Reads to Help Navigate Business Uncertainties


On a global scale, the world is experiencing uncertain times. For one, new global markets are emerging and technology is advancing. Global political climates are experiencing extreme change. New industries are introducing new technologies. And these same technologies are becoming obsolete as quickly as they enter the market. Corporate Innovation

I’m an Executive and Need a New Strategy – Can Brainzooming help?


For as much as we share about the Brainzooming approach to strategy, creativity, and innovation, I still frequently get the question, “What is it The Brainzooming group does?”.

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!

How Google Erased Anonymous Tracking and Nobody Noticed

Outside Innovation

I have long been a fan of anonymous tracking versus personalized tracking.

Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value

Innovation Excellence

In The Outsiders, William Thorndike argues that the most essential skill for a manager is capital allocation.

How To Accelerate Sustainable Growth

Faisal Hoque

A presentation on the mindset, platform, and capabilities needed for success, given at a Harvard Alumni Association event. The post How To Accelerate Sustainable Growth appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

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No idea is an island

RTI Innovation Advisors

The title of this post is a bit provocative, and that's on purpose. Every company wants to innovate, and further they desire that the limited innovation they accomplish succeed wildly. This is of course whistling past the graveyard, as most innovations, like most venture capital investments, won't return the initial investment. Instead, most companies demand innovation results on par with the iPhone while funding innovation with the equivalent of corporate bake sales.

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.

Why Apple vs. FBI Matters

Outside Innovation

The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the need to unlock a dead terrorist's iPhone has been top of mind for many IT professionals, civil rights advocates, law enforcement supporters, legal pundits, and cyber-security experts.

The Next Frontier: Why innovation needs exploration

Innovation Excellence

In Sapiens, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that it was the exploratory mindset that led to European dominance over the world. Other empires, such as the Chinese and the Ottomans, had far greater military and economic power in the 18th century.

Panda’s Guide to User Experience

Boxes and Arrows

I blacked out when he said he wanted to underline text so that the site looked more interactive. I couldn’t hear him anymore because of the internal dialogue reinforcing my superiority. “He He doesn’t think of the user. He only cares about sales. What kind of stupid idea is that? A really, really stupid one. What happens when someone tries to click the underlined text? Nothing? Awesome plan.”.

Tying Collaborative Innovation to Internal Business Incubation: An Example

Planview Spigit

Companies that use innovation management tools — such as Spigit — in conjunction with their collaborative innovation practices regularly come up with new and interesting use cases.

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?

Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector

Faisal Hoque

Innovation and technology drive everything from healthcare to education to election wins, but mismanagement can pose threats to democracy, even peoples’ lives. The post Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Overcoming Hurdles to Scaling Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Crossing the Chasm To put it simply, everyone has good ideas — and some have great ideas. But the imperative of any innovation program is in its ability to scale and realize its financial promise. We call this “crossing the chasm.”

Data Value: CIO Use Case

Information Playground

Last week I outlined a set of five insights for a CIO to consider when building an IT environment that supports data valuation. These insights included: Insert yourself into the data value conversation. Focus on data workflow and ingest. Combine business and technical metadata.

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NASA’s Open Innovation Call for Lunar Concepts


NASA is once again casting its net far and wide for ideas that will help it work out how humans can live in space. This week, the space agency put out a request for ideas for devices that will help it discover more about the moon.

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.

Business Models Are Finite

Mike Shipulski

Like it or not, everything changes. The rock solid brand will erode and the venerable business model will wither and die. Though you will add immense energy to hold on to what you built, natural forces of competitive evolution will come up with something makes your best work extinct.

Cultural Lag: When Innovation Moves Faster Than Regulation

Innovation Excellence

Everybody loves Elon Musk. Well, everybody that’s not in the business of fossil fuels and other non renewable energy resources, that is. Earlier this year, Robert E. Murray of Murray Energy Corp, America’s largest privately owned coal company, took to calling Musk “a fraud” on CNBC.

Time-boxed organization sprints, with Fly The Nest

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Cédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest, to help startups grow, scale, and leave the nest, while keeping a consistent and cohesive team functioning. They tell us more about this organization discipline, which can also rule for innovation … Continue reading → Digital & Internet Execution Innovation Rapid Innovation Unit Agile Cédric Mao Erwann Rosier Fly the Nest Leadership Lean start-up Lean startup Scale Start-up


How EY Launched an Innovation Program

Innovation Leader

Jeff Saviano, who runs innovation inside EY’s tax practice for the Americas, shares advice and insights on launching innovation programs

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.