Sat.Jun 27, 2015 - Fri.Jul 03, 2015

Fathers of Invention? Innovative Dads Make Waves

Leapfrogging

Millennial fathers are reinventing parenting, and a variety of new products and services help them get the job done like never before. . Millennial dads. They’re unlike your father or grandfather. They’re redefining fatherhood – and influencing parenthood as a whole.

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Death of the Chief Innovation Officer

Braden Kelley

Among my innovation peers, we have talked about how crucial executive commitment is, and some organizations have responded by hiring Innovation Managers, Innovation Directors, VP’s of Innovation, and Chief Innovation Officers (CINO’s not CIO’s so there is no confusion with … Continue reading → culture Innovation Leadership Management Chief Innovation Officer facilitation facilitator Innovation Director Innovation Leader innovation leadership Innovation Manager

Innovation: Exploiting and Exploring

RTI Innovation Advisors

In every aspect of life we create simple dichotomies to simplify decision making. Something is right or wrong, black or white. We do this to simplify our lives, shorten decision making time and become more efficient. Creating these false dichotomies means we often miss excellent opportunities for much deeper consideration. Take innovation for example. No matter where you turn companies and experts are creating all sorts of innovation dichotomies. Products or services? Incremental or disruptive?

Are We Educating Students for a Future that Doesn’t Exist?

Daniel Burrus

Few subjects these days are more contentious than education, and rightly so. If our children are our future, it’s essential we do everything we can do educate them properly, to prepare them for what’s to come.

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.

Fathers of Invention? Innovative Dads Make Waves

Leapfrogging

Millennial fathers are reinventing parenting, and a variety of new products and services help them get the job done like never before. . Millennial dads. They’re unlike your father or grandfather. They’re redefining fatherhood – and influencing parenthood as a whole.

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Curated for you by our team: Mustread innovation longreads

Board of Innovation

Summer is coming, which means most of you take time for a vacation. While some people spend their holiday on a sunny beach, others prefer a ‘staycation’ to relax at home. No matter where you are, summer is absolutely a great time to catch up your reading.

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An Animated Look at Scientific Illustration

Mills-Scofield

No matter what your profession or passion, design is a part of it, even the most STEM'y ones. Allison Chen , RISD '15, believes that scientific illustration is a definition of STEAM. and she's right!

Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging June Newsletter

Leapfrogging

Innovating Parenting through Innovative Products & Services. This past month we celebrated Dads & Grads. Taking it from there I’m sharing with you some amazingly innovative dads, and dad related research, in case you wanted to know what the Dad Bod meme is about. I’m also sharing top innovation conferences, schools and internships for grads interested in moving into the field of innovation. READ MORE> Get Psyched (with Rabble-Rousing Research).

Comment on Different Questions = Different Answers by Lauren

Stephen Shapiro

Great lesson to practice until it becomes a natural way of life

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Success Metric vs. Fail Condition – To the Pain!

Grasshopper Herder

I reject the idea of a success metric. As entrepreneurs, we are biased towards our vision, towards optimizing, towards self delusion. Guard against delusion. Experiment Design Lean Startups experiment experiment design

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.

Listen to Employees When Evaluating Leadership

Adam Hartung

24×7 Wall Street just released its fourth annual analysis of the worst companies to work for in America. By looking across all four reports it is possible to identify likely problems which will be valuable for investors, employees (current and prospective,) suppliers and communities to know.

8 DOs & DONT's for Customer Advisory Boards

Outside Innovation

6 Things Customer Advisory Board Members Love to do: Network with their peers. What makes a Customer Advisory Group great is the value of the relationships that customers build with one another. You know you're on the right track if members call one another for advice in between meetings.

The 2015 Breakthrough Innovation Report

Innovation in Practice

Nielson released its 2015 BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION REPORT that features best practices from winning brands – with seven specific case studies from Pepsico, Kraft, MillerCoors, Kellogg’s, Nestle Purina, Atkins and L’Oreal Paris. The report is based on a two year study examining over 3000 products launched in the US. It debunks conventional wisdom that new product success is random.

Sustainability-oriented innovation

Norbert Bol

Innovation is a vital process for long term business success, whereby new ideas are generated and successfully implemented. To generate new ideas that can be useful, these ideas will probably arise from thinking differently than we normally think. To implement these new ideas companies must dare to act differently than they normally do. In fact we mean that we are looking for new ideas that are different today but normal in the future so there is clear business case.

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!

Dave Gray speaks to Peter Ryan of ABC on culture and change

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“Not yet decided” – a new management trend?

Eddielogic

It seems as if I have spotted a new trend in management methods. I have observed it more and more frequently over the last couple of months. To my big surprise, other management writers did not pick up this topic … Continue reading → Eddie Practice This and that employees Leadership motivation problems strategic decisions

Why Google Does ‘Beer & Demos’ Every Friday

Innovation Leader

Craig Nevill-Manning of Google talks about why the company encourages engineers to show off raw prototypes every week over beer. Find out more here

The 3 Biggest Lessons from Our Financial Services Panel

KindlingApp

Since 1937, we’ve witnessed a rise in the average human life expectancy from 61 to 78 years. The exact opposite has happened to corporations. The average lifespan of an S&P 500 company has dramatically dropped from 75 years down to 15 over the same period. How can companies build and sustain a lasting organization? This was the topic our panelists addressed at an innovation event last week hosted by Kindling , Moving Interactive , and Culturevate at the Innovation Loft in New York.

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.

The Fear of Being Judged

Mike Shipulski

“Here – I made this.” Those are courageous words. When you make something no one has made and you show people you are saying to yourself – “I know my work will be judged, but that’s the price of putting myself out there. I will show my work anyway.”

Valuation During Acquisition

Information Playground

In a recent post I defined the economic value of data as. "the maximum amount of money someone would pay to buy a data set" I went on to explain that the data value research being conducted by Dr. Jim Short extends far beyond a buyer paying a seller for a data set.

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Disney SVP on How Its Accelerator Program Led to New Partnerships

Innovation Leader

SVP of Innovation Michael Abrams discusses the upside of launching an accelerator program for media and entertainment startups, including partnerships that it has sparked so far

Are Purpose-Driven Leaders The Engine Of China's New Innovation?

Bill Fischer

By Bill Fischer & Tomas Casas Thirty-five years of Reform, and no Apple to show for it! No Steve Jobs as well, for that matter. No wonder that skepticism over the ability of China’s industrial enterprises to make the transition from cost-led competitive strategies to more innovative approaches is so widespread.

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?

Are Purpose-Driven Leaders The Engine Of China's New Innovation?

Bill Fischer

By Bill Fischer & Tomas Casas Thirty-five years of Reform, and no Apple to show for it! No Steve Jobs as well, for that matter. No wonder that skepticism over the ability of China’s industrial enterprises to make the transition from cost-led competitive strategies to more innovative approaches is so widespread.