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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


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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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.

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.

Ten Types of Innovation: 30 new case studies for 2019

Idea to Value

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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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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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This artist creates sculptures using only parts from typewriters – the power of creative constraints

Idea to Value

Artist Jeremy Mayer creates unbelievable sculptures using only parts from old typewriters. Using these, he creates fantastic models of people, birds, insects and other animals. In the video above, he describes his creative process, which is heavily based on constraints. I have written previously about the creative power of constraints. It is due to the fact that our brains are actually not very effective at thinking of new ideas without any seed to build from.

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! ]].

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.

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

Innovation Excellence

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

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.”.

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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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! ]].

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Why Carsharing Disrupts Car Manufacturers

Lead Innovation

In industry, using instead of owning and borrowing instead of buying is the order of the day. Now this development is affecting the private capital goods car and also many other means of transport.

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?

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.

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.

Business Model Shifts: A Sneak Peek at the Invincible Company

Strategyzer Innovation

Have you heard? We’re writing a new book. The Invincible Company. The book builds upon Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design. And it takes a deep dive into how world-class companies continuously reinvent their business models.

3 examples that reveal the potential of service design

Lead Innovation

Service Design ensures a better customer experience. This method can be used to improve existing services or develop entirely new ones. Read this blog post to find out how it works and how it's helping startups transform entire industries. Service Design

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.

Leaders Need Members – Optimizing versus Maximising

Innovation Excellence

I help businesses innovate their business more quickly than they innovate their products. What that means is I help businesses modernize their leadership to become more coaching and co-constructive. I help businesses create cooperation across silos.

How’s Your Lean Software Implementation Working Out?


We’re not going to lie. Implementing any kind of software solution in an organization is not easy. First, you must make sure you select a solution that will actually help address whatever challenge is at hand. Then you have to get it implemented and work out the kinks (there are always kinks).

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.

The urge to converge

The Future Shapers

All the textbooks will tell you that to build a successful business in a competitive industry you have to bring something new to the party. Something that customers will desire, something different from what’s already available and something that’s economically viable for you to deliver.

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.