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What exactly is Open Innovation?


Here is my take on what open innovation really is and how you can use it to boost creativity in your company. Open Innovation

Idea Validation: Steps and Tools for Testing Your Idea

The Future Shapers

Most business ideas fail within the first year. Although the absence of money and inability to execute the idea are often mentioned as reasons for failure, the root cause is usually lack of proper market research.

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Why the Corporate Antibodies are Innovation’s Best Friend


There’s a repeated conversation that happens among corporate leaders, whispered in the halls of conferences and passed among friends like a rite of passage: “Watch out for the corporate antibodies,” goes the refrain. They’ll kill your innovations faster than anything else.”.

Going Beyond the Business Model Canvas

Braden Kelley

For decades when business people and aspiring entrepreneurs came up with an idea and became serious about commercializing it, they would, by default, create a business plan.

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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.

Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've read yet another good and insightful piece on success in digital transformation, which relies on an unfortunate metaphor - one about "breaking the rules".

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How Do You Deal With Chaos? Focus On The Moment


This is a post I’m writing for my friend Jesus, who’s taking on a leadership challenge … To thrive in chaos and adapt to change requires the mental preparedness to modify one’s thoughts at a moment’s notice. As an entrepreneur, I’m well adapted to chaos. I actually want it.

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10 of Japan’s Top Robotics Companies Leading The World Into 2020


The revolution in robotics has had a seemingly mild-mannered leader pushing forward with new technology and revolutionary innovation. This leader has acted as the industry powerhouse over the last several decades powering the advancements we see today. The leader? Japan.

Best Project Management and Tracking Tools


IdeaScale encourages all of your employees to be innovative and create ideas no matter their role in the company. Employees are bound to become engaged when they feel valued and are able to contribute their ideas to your business.

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As The Original Moonshot Turns 50, We Still Need Public Support For Innovation

Digital Tonto

To win in the new century we will need to revive the public appetite for discovery that made the moon landing such a rousing success Related posts: Joe Biden Is Right. It’s Time for A Moonshot For. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

Innovation Excellence

The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it.

What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure?

Grasshopper Herder

If you want your innovation program to be successful, you have to articulate clear objectives in advance, and then align them with your metrics. The post What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure? appeared first on

Best Practices for Leading Innovation


For innovation leadership to be more than just empty words, companies must understand innovation, determine the best ways to encourage it, be willing to put resources behind it, and understand the importance of the word “practices” in the term “best practices.”.

What To Do When Your Startup Stops Feeling Like A Family

Digital Tonto

As a business grows, leadership and culture need to evolve. That won’t simply happen all by itself. You have to put in the time and effort to make it so. Related posts: How Growth Can Kill a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Successful Kids Are Taught This Most Important Lesson

Innovation Excellence

Our kids look to us for answers, advice, and guidance, but what if the best advice was letting them figure it out? If you’re a parent I’m about to push you outside of your comfort zone.

From ‘idea hoarders’ to ‘idea sharers’: How iPaper transformed their culture by collecting employee ideas


An interview with Valentin Jørgensen from iPaper. Often we think of idea management as a project reserved for big global corporations, but iPaper is a living proof that this mustn’t be the case.

Innovation Leadership by Organizational Role


For innovation to genuinely become part of an organization’s DNA, everyone within the organization must understand and practice innovation in the context of their responsibilities. Exactly how people do this will vary, depending on their role within the organization.

How to Create a Leadership-Development Plan in 9 Steps


A leadership-development plan is a detailed blueprint of the professional development and learning activities you’re going to engage in during a certain period of time. Its goal is to improve your leadership abilities.

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 a Shortage of Innovation Leads to Unemployment

Innovation Excellence

Some believe that robots will take over all our jobs and therefore innovation (specifically in the area of robots) will cause unemployment. But in reality, it’s the other way around. You may be familiar with the product life cycle diagram.

Using ‘innovation’ as a catch all word is dangerous

The Future Shapers

Innovation seems to be one of those few evergreen words. It has never gone out of fashion as it is so intertwined with humankind’s development. So in today’s digital world it comes to no surprise that innovation has become nothing short of a religion with “innovate or die” as its battle cry.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing – Doing the Impossible

Daniel Burrus

As I travel around the world as a strategic advisor and keynote speaker, I have the privilege of meeting many amazing people, including presidents, prime ministers, and Fortune 500 CEOs, just to name a few.

The Top 5 Workplace-Productivity Killers


While the beautifully designed spaces and free coffee of the modern workplace might not look like a 19 th century sweatshop, it might still feel that way to employees slogging through their to-do lists.

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.

So, if patients are customers, how do you sell to them?

Innovation Excellence

Consumerization of sick care is on everyone’s lips. I think patient consumerism, i.e. the belief that if given the right information, patient-consumers will make smart sick care choices based on value , is a myth.

NIST PSCR 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting


I recently attended the NIST PSCR 2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting from July 9 th -11 th.

Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation


One of the reasons why so many crowdsourced innovation programs struggle is because it is difficult for innovators to gather, process, select and implement ideas on a continuous basis. The post Use This Template as a Calendar for Innovation appeared first on Innovation Management.

Handshake vs Heart Attack


PICTURE IT: a customer walks into a bank and has a heart attack. A teller jumps over the wicket to revive them, winning the admiration of onlookers and the client's entire financial portfolio. WHAT A STORY! Employee Recognition Customer Stories

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?