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Is this the most creative music video of 2016 already?

Idea to Value

This whole music video was shot in actual zero gravity. No digital special effects. No wires. Just an unbelievable amount of coordination, imagination and creativity. And a lot of failed attempts before each shot worked out.

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Caught in the Headlights of Disruptive Innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

This past weekend I had an extended period of re-reading about the effects of disruption that seems to be occurring across all points of business, our politics, our governments, it seems across our lives.

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The Founder of IKEA is the Master of Frugal Innovation

Destination Innovation

Ingvar Feodor Kamprad was born in 1926 on a small farm in the Swedish province of Småland. He had an austere upbringing and the lessons he learnt in thrift stayed with him throughout his life. At the age of six the boy started a business selling matches to neighbours.

The Goliath Advantage

Digital Tonto

It’s true that small, agile firms can move fast, but larger enterprises have the luxury of going slow. Related posts: The Myth Of The Moron CEO. Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage. A. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Interview Gijs Van Wulfen: How to get your managers to listen to your ideas

Idea to Value

I speak with Gijs Van Wulfen, Linkedin innovation Influencer, on what it takes to execute innovation, and how to get your managers to listen to your ideas.

Saying Less, Asking More, and The Coaching Habit

Matthew May

Over at LinkedIn and Medium, I’ve posted my chat with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of the new book, The Coaching Habit. Take a look! Click here for the Medium version. Click here for the LinkedIn version. Books Box of Crayons Michael Bungay Stanier The Coaching Habit


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Design As Strategy: How Design Can Improve Your Business Outcomes


Design thinking. is it a methodology, mindset, trend, the new must in business acumen, or all of the above? Regardless of your interpretation, it has been around for quite a while.

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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminium Beverage Can

Idea to Value

From its complex manufacturing process to its innovative two-stage opening mechanism, the humble aluminium can is a groundbreaking innovation. Real innovators look at the world around them with an ongoing sense of curiosity as to how things work. How they are created. And how they can be improved.

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What innovation hasn’t changed something?

Braden Kelley

Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something? I didn’t think so. Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change. In my role as an innovation keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I recently led a German-based … Continue reading → Change Innovation

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Moore’s Law Will Soon End, But Progress Doesn’t Have To

Digital Tonto

What we will see though is a shift in emphasis from the microchip to the system as a whole. Related posts: The Digital World in 2020. 4 Digital Laws. What Can We Expect From The Next Decade of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Accelerating Returns Moore's law

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Fear is Detrimental to Innovation


Many of the most successful companies strive for constant change and new innovations in the workplace. For them, new ideas are the lifeblood that keep things rolling towards a more productive, collaborative, and happy workplace environment.

Innovation is Change

Innovation Excellence

Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something? I didn’t think so. Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change.

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Innovation Strategy – 7 Reasons to Grant Forgiveness, Not Enforce Permission


I retweeted a Brainzooming article on seven reasons to ask for forgiveness, not permission in launching a new strategy. Tara Rethore , CEO of M.

Innovation Clusters: Why companies are better together

Innovation in Practice

Innovation clusters require six key ingredients: skills, accommodating policy framework, infrastructure, low cost structures (in early stages), a good lifestyle offering and serendipity.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

When Smart Drugs Do The Work


A world where most menial jobs will be taken over by robots is coming. And in that future, humans will focus on cognitively intense jobs where critical thinking and creativity are highly valued.

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Report Looks at What Makes a Good Innovation Ecosystem

Innovation Excellence

A new study looks at the role nations play in the global innovation ecosystem, and what marks good from bad Continue reading → Culture & Values Entrepreneurship Europe Government Growth Innovation Intellectual Property Open Innovation R&D culture education Entrepreneurism ip Research and Development startups STEM universities

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9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Helping Teams Execute Strategy


Many organizations are in the early stages of executing new strategies for this year. That is when you discover whether you have a solid, implementable plan or something that (maybe) looks good on paper, but doesn’t work well when you try to execute the strategy.

PBTO31: Insights on B2B Selling and Leading a B2B Sales team with Alok Goyal

Rmukesh Gupta

In this episode, we host Alok Goyal, Partner at Stellaris Venture Partners and until recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer of SAP India Pvt. Ltd., a large global software company’s India subsidiary.

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Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

Don't Miss Your Chance to Shape the Future of Medicine

Outside Innovation

To me, the most exciting initiative that's been triggered by President Obama’s focus on Precision Medicine is the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort program. Its goal is to recruit a cohort of 1 million people in the U.S.,

Innovation – the best (and last job) in a Machine World?

Innovation Excellence

Creativity and originality are thought to be one of the last traits that machines will be able to learn so as everyone asks which jobs are going to be replaced by machines is innovation the best job in the world?

Personal Leadership – What Would You Do with an Extra Day?


Eight years ago today, I published an article about personal leadership, asking the question, “What would you do with an extra day?” ” Well, here we are again, with an extra day for Leap Day.

A New Challenger Appears

Boxes and Arrows

Prototyping is fundamental in a host of different industries. Since I spend a lot of my time prototyping as a user experience (UX) designer, I look to other fields for insights into new techniques that might save time or more effectively communicate an interaction.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Comment on Good Ideas, Bad Results by Michael Wiederman

Stephen Shapiro

Good article, Steve. I really like the counter-intuitive examples. It makes me wonder how many other “obvious” solutions are not. I seem to recall studies that revealed that the D.A.R.E. drug prevention problem increased students’ curiosity about drugs as well as their relative comfort level with them, thereby facilitating greater experimentation. Ooops

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of February 2016

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please. At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter.

13 Reasons to Appreciate Incredible Clients


After a client meeting, I received the most humbling, wonderful pick-me-up email from a client that said nice things about what we do and suggested the value The Brainzooming Group is delivering is worth more than what we are charging for our services.

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How to Effectively Support an Innovative Culture Without Compromising Business Goals

Planview Spigit

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Steve Glaveski. Move fast and break things.”. This was the mantra of Facebook in its early days, as is the case with most startups that subscribe to the iterative product development method popularized by the Lean Startup.


Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Comment on Good Ideas, Bad Results by sshapiro

Stephen Shapiro

Oh that’s interesting about DARE. Increased awareness does not equal the desired result


4 Steps to Generate More Creative Ideas, and Better Ones

Innovation Excellence

Follow these simple steps, and you will increase the quantity and quality of your ideas. Continue reading → Book Review Creativity Design Disruption Innovation Inspiration People & Skills Psychology Science Training innovative thinking

14 Top Content Marketing Quotes – Social Media Strategies Summit


I presented a solo social media presentation at the February 2016 Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas. For folks in and around (or willing to head to) Chicago, I’ll be presenting a workshop on creating fantastic content at the April 2016 Social Media Strategies Summit in the Windy City.

Guide to market-fit for new material or technology

Board of Innovation

Based on our experiences, we guide you through the six steps to turn new materials or technologies into first invoices. That experience grew when I joined a corporate startup in the paper industry (Symbio by Sappi). The idea was to launch plastic materials that were forest-based. At the time, our team had no market knowledge, no relevant network established in the marketplace, and no direct clients. Read More.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.