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The Innovator’s Dilemma: Narrow Theory, Widely Applied

HYPE Innovation

Disruption Frameworks

Standardizing Change

Braden Kelley

Change 161

Manage For Mission, Not For Metrics

Digital Tonto

If everyone is trained — and compensated — to focus on only their part of the task, the shared mission is lost. That’s not a path to greater efficiency or to profitability, but to oblivion. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Ambitious Leaders set Ambitious Goals

Destination Innovation

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced to a joint session of Congress the remarkable and ambitious goal of sending a man to the moon.

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.

Valuing an integrated framework- introducing the Executive Innovation Work Mat

HYPE Innovation

Innovation stands in service to strategic goals such as growing market share, differentiation and disrupting adjacent markets, serving the consistent changing and demanding customer needs by spotting these and then exploiting them rapidly and effectively.

Agile 163

How to avoid the innovation management analysis-paralysis


You may easily find yourself overwhelmed. But, you cannot get mired in endless reports, comparative numbers and hundreds of percentages that may have nothing relevant to show you. The post How to avoid the innovation management analysis-paralysis appeared first on

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Why No One Is Reading Your Marketing Content

Digital Tonto

If the only reason that you are doing content is to replace traditional marketing efforts, you are almost certain to fail. Related posts: Don’t Let Your Marketing Ruin Your Content. Content Is Crap. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Are we creating the future in our image?


Nick Bostrom calls artificial intelligence the modern day Doomsday invention. Luminaries such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking agree with him. Because the possibility of creating thinking machines raises a host of ethical issues.

One Thousand innovation posts and more to come

RTI Innovation Advisors

It seems fitting that on the first day of a new month, early in a new year I'll pen what is my 1000th post on innovation. Looking at that number makes me think that innovation is either a vast topic or that I repeat myself quite frequently. Happily, I believe both alternatives are true, keeping with the both/and mantra of innovation. You'll forgive me for being a bit reflective here in the first section of this post.

Innovation is Never a Single Event

Innovation Excellence

Greg Satell on the discovery of useless things, engineering innovation, and making good on the connected age. Continue reading →

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.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization.

Twitter Is What You Make of It


The end of Twitter ? Nice title, but Twitter isn’t in trouble if it sticks to, and evolves on, what makes it essential.

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13 Characteristics of a Likable Personality


I saw a Forbes click bait story on Facebook about THE thirteen “habits of exceptionally likable people.” ” Just to be obstinate, I refused to click the link to discover what the Forbes blog writer had to say about his or her perspective on these life lessons.

Do More Creative People go to Startups?

Innovation Excellence

I used to fight the idea that more creative people go to startups. I didn’t see any reason why people would choose startup over mature companies (or vice versa) based on their own level of creativity.

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!

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.29.16

Planview Spigit

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Here are 10 new discoveries from this past week. 1.Why Black Cabs Need to Innovate, Not Fight.

Set Up Your Team To Be Successful

The Human Factor

The first month of 2016 has already come and gone. By now you’ve (hopefully) set your primary strategic goals for the year, pinpointed the destination, and painted a clear picture of what winning looks like for your organization.

 4 Ways to Make a Strategic Planning Process Productive


People frequently complain about how a strategic planning process, whether accidentally or on purpose, is disconnected from employees’ regular duties and priorities. Too often, employees see strategic planning exercises as separate from and unrelated to what they need to do to run a business.

Is Low Risk Innovation Even Possible?

Innovation Excellence

Around 4% of innovation initiatives achieve their internally defined success criteria. Even worse, only 12% of research and development projects even return their capital cost!

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.

A Warm Welcome to Larry Freed, New Spigit Board Member!

Planview Spigit

The team at Spigit is excited to share that Larry Freed, CEO and Managing Partner at 2nd Stage Partners, has joined our Board of Directors! A Legacy of Success. Before joining 2nd Stage, Larry was CEO and Founder of Foresee, a SaaS customer experience analytics company.

How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time

Faisal Hoque

This hack or that routine may not be the best thing for everyone, but you can still become more reflective on your own terms. The post How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Life's Journey creativity innovation Lifehacks Mindfulness mindset solitude

Career Strategy – Are you bigger than your job?


As you think about your career strategy , how do you see yourself? Are you bigger than your job, or is your job bigger than you are?

Innovation Relevance

Innovation Excellence

There has to be a bigger purpose and an end game in mind beyond innovation itself. There has to be a bigger reason for being innovative. There is. It’s called relevance.

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?

The Many Facets of Taxonomy

Boxes and Arrows

This is the third in a series that has become real-life examples of taxonomies found in my kitchen. Part 3 of “Taxonomy of Spices and Pantries” looks at where and how facets can be used as multiple categories for content. Building the business case for taxonomy. Planning a taxonomy.

Growth By Creating New Categories

Innovation in Practice

A clever way to find new growth is to change your market category or create a new one. When you create or change your category, you’re redefining the boundaries of your market space, and that opens your eyes to new targets of opportunity. Let’s look at how to do it.

Career Strategy – 3 Questions for Creating Your Own Job Description


Is it a good or bad career strategy if you do not have a job description ? And if you have to write one, what are good ideas for creating your own job description? We tackled both questions recently in working with a nonprofit executive charged with crafting one for a newly expanded role.

Visualizing a Change Standard

Innovation Excellence

Change Management is but one of five keys to sustainable change success, but it is one of the most important. It is also the only one of the five that has its own professional association and working to establish itself as a recognized profession, complete with its own certification.

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.

Damaged Pure Michigan Brand Impedes Economic Development

Gregg Fraley

Pure Michigan is a Damaged Brand. As a Michigan resident I’ve followed the developments in Flint with a mixture of horror, sadness, outrage, and confusion. This post is not about political blame.

Universal Orlando Exec on Deploying Tech to Theme Parks

Innovation Leader

Talking about ideas is great, but it’s just vapor. Al Callier of Universal explains how his team takes ideas from “vapor to paper to brick,” and what technology they explore

Five Strategic Thinking Questions to Make this the “Year of No”


Something I’m trying to improve is being deliberate about what I agree to do that could end up distracting from what’s important. After consciously pursuing many new avenues the past few years, it is evident some very fundamental business capabilities aren’t receiving the attention they need.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and GATR spells ‘Good Intentions’

Innovation Excellence

Learn how a small business innovation research (SBIR) contract, Hurricane Katrina and a prototype spawned success.

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.