Sat.Oct 29, 2016 - Fri.Nov 04, 2016

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

Imaginatik

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! ]].

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

Game-Changer

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.

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.

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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Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare

Digital Tonto

Truly great companies don’t scramble to adapt to the future, because they create the future. Related posts: How Great Media Companies Fail on the Internet. To Adapt, We Need To Evolve. 4 Reasons. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Strategy

Brand Strategy – 6 Ways to Freshen an Old Brand

BrainZooming

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.

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

Rocketspace

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

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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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.

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.

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.

Intel Capital: A Study In Long-Term Success

Rocketspace

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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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.

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

eZassi

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.

Roundup: 7 Reads to Help Navigate Business Uncertainties

Rocketspace

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?

BrainZooming

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!

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.

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.

How Google Erased Anonymous Tracking and Nobody Noticed

Outside Innovation

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

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.”.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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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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?