Sat.Feb 27, 2016 - Fri.Mar 04, 2016

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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!

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

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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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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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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?

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.

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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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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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.

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.


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.

Comment on Good Ideas, Bad Results by sshapiro

Stephen Shapiro

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


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.