Sat.Jan 09, 2016 - Fri.Jan 15, 2016

John Bessant on Why Innovation is About Connections

HYPE Innovation

John Bessant is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University. Back in May 2015 he gave a talk at our Innovation Forum in Bonn (he’s coming back again in April 2016).

Why most businesses aren’t prepared to embrace what’s necessary to actually innovate

Game-Changer

Not all entrepreneurs are innovators, only a handful. The result is that the vast majority of businesses out in the world were not born from creative ideas, rather derivatives.

Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. The numbers are accelerating, and if anything it’s adding more confusion to the pile we already have.

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Corporate Innovation: 5 Trends Not to Ignore in 2016

Rocketspace

Whether it was fear or greed, an increasing number of big brands woke up and introduced internal innovation programs in 2015. And, for good reasons: fear that a new startup could launch a disruptive new technology and steal market share, pressure to create new revenue streams — or both.

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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.

Three Flawed Ideas That Create Innovation Theatre

Tim Kastelle

“One of my pedagogy professors said an interesting thing once: teachers spend their time in the classroom teaching, while students, who you’d hope would spend the time learning, are actually studenting ; that is, performing the gestures they’ve been taught to perform to seem like legitimate students.”

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The Change Planning Toolkit™ is Now Available

Braden Kelley

It’s finally here! Following the success of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, it has become abundantly clear in my work with clients that for any organization to be good at innovation they must be good at change.

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We Need To Innovate The Innovation Process

Digital Tonto

While it may be more romantic to believe in lone geniuses and flashes of insight, truly exceptional innovation is a team sport. Related posts: We Need To Innovate The Science Business Model. An. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What Assumptions Underlie Your Business?

Tim Kastelle

Hypothesis Testing for Lean Startups - Part Four in the Lean Startup Series Every social activity that we undertake is subject to underlying assumptions.

Building A Better Human: The Future Of Human Augmentation

Game-Changer

Better, stronger, faster. As long as there have been humans, there have been dreams of super humans. Today the line between technology and biology is blurring , and the idea of building better humans, through the use of technology, has evolved.

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.

Corporate Innovation: 5 Trends Not to Ignore in 2016

Rocketspace

Whether it was fear or greed, an increasing number of big brands woke up and introduced internal innovation programs in 2015. And, for good reasons: fear that a new startup could launch a disruptive new technology and steal market share, pressure to create new revenue streams — or both.

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The Debate Between The US Government And The Tech Industry About Encryption, Explained

Digital Tonto

Weakening encryption would offer little to no benefit at possibly enormous cost. In fact, it may make us even more vulnerable. Related posts: Can Encryption Keep Our Information Safe? What Should. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

A Minimum Viable Product is an Object for Learning

Tim Kastelle

Part 5 in The Lean Startup Series The idea of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is frequently misunderstood. From the name, people often think of it as a prototype, but really, it’s a learning object. Here’s an example from our first Lean LaunchPad program.

The Big Short demonstrates customer research

RTI Innovation Advisors

I don't know if you've seen the movie The Big Short, and if you haven't I won't spoil it for you. It's a good movie, and gets to the heart of the financial meltdown attributable to CDOs and sub-prime mortgages. If you lived through the stock market issues of the last decade, and are living through what the stock market is doing right now (feels somewhat similar, no?) then you can recognize that there was a shift in perceptions or reality.

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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.

Fleury’s idea market recognised for game-based approach to innovation

Exago

Exago’s client Fleury, the largest group of clinical analysis services in Latin America, reached the top five shortlist for large companies in the International IMP³rove Award 2015. Fleury was selected for its innovation drive and practices using a gamified platform. Read More. The post Fleury’s idea market recognised for game-based approach to innovation appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Clients' success stories incremental-innovation initiative-success innovation-results

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

FORRESTER: Financial Services Innovation Requires Digital Tech, Matchmaking, and Discipline

Planview Spigit

Banking is an old business. But in the past year, the rapid adoption of financial services innovation technology has catapulted banking, insurance, and financial leaders into the now.

Innovation requires hands, heads, hearts

RTI Innovation Advisors

Lately I've been reading a lot of white papers, blogs and tweets about the importance of ambidexterity in corporations. Innovators and analysts have apparently decided that trying to convince organizations to simply become more innovative is too difficult. Innovation distracts from highly efficient day to day operations.

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!

Do Accelerators And Incubators Serve Themselves Better Than Startups?

Faisal Hoque

There are now more support resources for startups than ever. Trouble is, most oversell and under-deliver. The post Do Accelerators And Incubators Serve Themselves Better Than Startups? appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Ditkoff: Storytelling @work

Innovation Excellence

Mitch Ditkoff's new book teaches us why storytelling improves efficacy for whatever it is that we are trying to communicate. It's simple to do, opens minds, and shifts behavior in a positive way. Here are some reasons why.

CASE: How we identified & selected the right intrapreneur for one of our latest corporate startup projects.

Board of Innovation

For one or the projects we’ve been involved in lately, one of our challenges was to find the right intrapreneur to take the lead in an ongoing innovation project. When I say that “finding a qualified intrapreneur with the right fit for a corporate innovation project is very hard”, that’s an understatement. There are so many criteria you have to. Read More. The post CASE: How we identified & selected the right intrapreneur for one of our latest corporate startup projects.

Comment on 2016 is Nothing New by Robin Sol Lieberman

Stephen Shapiro

“Some innovators (including yours truly) are easily distracted by bright shiny objects. This is one of the enemies of innovation. Following through and extracting value is critical.” ” yes, critical. As someone who writes about charisma, I know the power of bright and shiny. Thing is, rarely do any of us want to attract or be attracted to, without bearing practical tangible real fruit from the relationship—or as you say, value.

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.

Secrets from Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurs, with Guillaume Villon de Benveniste

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Guillaume Villon de Benveniste is an innovation consultant, and blogger at the Innovation and Strategy blog. Herea are some chosen pieces from his book 'Secrets from Silicon Valley's Entrepreneurs. Continue reading → Innovation Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Lean startup Frugal innovation Jugaad Innovation User-Centric Design Guillaume Villon de Benveniste Time to market Uberization Blockchain

David Bowie and Innovation Excellence

Innovation Excellence

Remembering David Bowie as a consummate innovator.

The tools we used in our Innovation & Creativity training for PPG

Board of Innovation

Recently, me and my colleague Vincent facilitated a 2 day ‘Innovation & Creativity training’ for graduates of PPG, world’s leading coatings company (+46.000 employees, 15.4 Billion turnover). The overall goal of this training was to teach & inspire young graduates with the right techniques & knowledge to come up with creative solutions for challenges they face within PPG. This blogpost will guide. Read More.

Comment on 2016 is Nothing New by sshapiro

Stephen Shapiro

Thanks Robin

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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?