Sat.Aug 08, 2015 - Fri.Aug 14, 2015

Idea challenges: Giving a Voice to New Business Opportunities


How many ideas fluctuate within your organization without enriching your portfolio or becoming business projects? The vast majority of them are never even voiced, why bother when nothing happens right? Engagement programs are a valuable path to change that dynamic.

Moving towards a new innovation service model

Paul Hobcraft

The realization that innovation goes way beyond product innovation is a massive hurdle for many of our existing organizations to overcome, certainly in what they are offering today as solutions.

The Whole Foods Strategy…Isn’t (Whole)

Matthew May

There’s an interesting strategic play being made by Whole Foods Markets, in the midst of the company’s nearly $2 billion one-day drop in market value a few weeks ago, on the announcement of a shareholder lawsuit.

In the future you are either a digital business or a dead business


Today, every business is digital and it’s changing how business is done. But many businesses have yet to wake up and understand this reality.

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.

How to Write a Winning Business Proposal

Destination Innovation

The Business Proposal is an essential document not only for Sales people but also for anyone who wants to submit a serious proposition for internal or external approval. The process starts with a thorough understanding of the client’s needs, problems and priorities.

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How To Build An Effective Culture

Digital Tonto

It is not enough to promote a strong culture. You have to ask, culture in the service of what? Related posts: How to Build an Innovative Culture. How To Create A Culture Of Change. How to Build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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It’s the little things that kill


Our society tends to focus on the big ideas. We love them, me included. But since big ideas have no precedent, no path to follow, the challenge is they require uncommon action; little details that need to be figured out beforehand. So, everyone likes talking about big ideas.

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Bland Products Upset No-one but Delight No-one.

Destination Innovation

A Negative Reaction is Better than No Reaction. South Park is a highly successful cartoon sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central TV network. The show was launched in 1997 and quickly became notorious for its rude language, minimalist characters and black, surreal satire.

Happy 6th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

To celebrate, here are some of my favorite posts over the past year. Related posts: Happy 4th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 3rd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 5th. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


Mantras aren’t enough. This journey takes real commitment.


These days, you rarely find an organisation where innovation is not part of leadership’s mantra. Yet the time and resources dedicated to it are far less than other disciplines, like quality and customer service. The challenge is that innovation is. Read More. The post Mantras aren’t enough. This journey takes real commitment. appeared first on Blog Insights initiative-success innovation-journey innovation-tips

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.

Live life at the intersection of interesting if you want to push possibilities everyday


There a many traits that separate innovators from non-innovators , one of them is the ability to perceive differently. Put simply, perception separates the innovator from the imitator. Thus, innovations come from non-conventional views.

We came up with 30 ideas that big corporates should definitely implement.

Board of Innovation

Last week we had some afterwork fun coming up with ideas which large companies should implement. At first it just seemed like a random ideation for fun, but then I noticed we came up with some really great innovations. I made a Google Sheet and invited some of my team to add their ideas.

Crowdsourcing Ideas for Community Improvement: The “What Works” Challenge

Planview Spigit

Social issues resulting from limited employment opportunities, high crime rates, and poverty affect us all.

How to Improve the Customer Experience for your B2B Customers

Outside Innovation

What are the Top 12 Things that Annoy Your Business Customers?

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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!

PBTO 25: Fostering Innovation When Failing is Not an Option

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, we host Peter Vander Auwera. HE is the founder of Innotribe and Corporate Rebels United. He shares what he has learnt from running an innovation incubator, where, failure is not an option. We talk about. Different types of Innovations. Collaborative Innovation. Incremental Innovation.

Digital Healthcare: What Are the Opportunities?

Daniel Burrus

Much like every other prominent industry, the medical field is becoming inexorably digitized. Digital disruption and transformation within the healthcare profession is a Hard Trend — something that will happen, something we can count on seeing in the future.

SCERL: The Ultimate Innovation Management Cheat Sheet

Planview Spigit

Check lists and memory joggers can be helpful. Recently, I decided to fly as comfortably as possible on a long trip to San Francisco: jeans, sneakers, etc. I packed my “work” clothes in my bag. Upon landing, I realized—too late—that I had forgotten my dress shoes and belt.

Master the Method: Innovation Suite #18

Innovation in Practice

I invite you to join the upcoming Innovation Suite in San Francisco, November 16-18, 2015. Innovation Suite brings together executives from around the world to share their business innovation experiences and to learn how to embed a culture of innovation within their teams and organizations.

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.

Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

(Sam McAfee is the Chief Technology Officer of POPVOX and author of Startup Patterns. I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. You can find him on Twitter or Linkedin.) Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup


How to Lose the Fear of Focus

The Human Factor

The business world moves so rapidly these days it’s a wonder anyone can keep up. While this create stress, it also opens up a host of opportunities for those with the vision and passion to pursue them.

2,4 Milliarden Menschen nutzen Cloud-Dienste; bis 2017 drei Viertel aller Daten in der Wolke

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Cloud Computing ist als eines der wichtigsten Wachstumsthemen der IT seit Jahren in aller Munde.


Google to Alphabet and a New Model for Organisational Growth

Rmukesh Gupta

Google founders Sergey and Larry have the knack of doing unconventional things. They have done it again by giving birth to a parent company for Google – Alphabet.

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?

Get hooked-up at reading with Yaqut!

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Yaqut, an Arabic eBookstore for smart-devices, is the recent winner of Seedstarsworld competition in Amman. Ammar Mardawi, serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO of Yaqut, kindly lets us discover Yaqut more in-depth. Continue reading → Digital & Media Innovation Amman ebook ebookstore game Jordan nicolas bry SeedStarsWorld Start-up Yaqut

Moving Beyond Innovation as a Buzzword

Innovation Leader

Disruptive, transformational & breakthrough innovation are not the same thing, says Erik Falck of The Hershey Company. Find out how to define innovation here

Organizations Tap Social Media, IoT Tech to Boost Business

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Global business leaders expect their IT organizations to realize measurable business and competitive advantages from technology transformation, according to a Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network study sponsored by Dimension Data.

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Rotten Choices, Rotten Jobs


Maybe I’m getting a tad older. Or maybe with a few added laugh lines I can see a tad more clearly. Here’s what I see: Too many people leaving too many jobs much too quickly. What might that mean?

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.

Welcome To #BIF2015!

It's Saul Connected

Maybe I’m just getting old, but the self-imposed pressure to get better faster, and to rise to the occasion of the enormous social system challenges we all face, has never been more acute. I feel a heightened sense of urgency. I don’t know about you, but #BIF2015 comes at the perfect time for me.

What Manulife’s Senior Tech Execs Want from New LOFT Initiative

Innovation Leader

Executives at Manulife Financial knew they needed to play more offense when it came to exploring and experimenting with new technologies

Creating Tomorrow, Geopolitics and Innovation


Insurance and Data Value

Information Playground

Several weeks ago I started a series of blog posts introducing five different types of data valuation business processes. The diagram below depicted each process: During this series of posts I highlighted some of the research findings discovered by Dr. Jim Short (San Diego Supercomputer Center).

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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.