Sat.Oct 26, 2019 - Fri.Nov 01, 2019

My Big Failure

The Future Shapers

Failure has become common-place and should be celebrated, they say. It is touted as the innovators playground – but failure is never easy, no matter how you look at it. It is painfully personal.

Innovation Maturity Matrix – A Model to Successful Innovation Transformation


With 80% of executives considering their businesses to be at risk for being disrupted in the near future, they are under tremendous pressure to transform their organizations towards becoming more innovative.

Popsocket: An Innovation Story


TL;DR: Inventor has a problem, invents a product to solve his problem, tries the product out with friends and family, friends and family use the product for a completely different purpose, inventor pivots the product to focus on the purpose, profit!

The Cost of Not Innovating


Don’t let the fear of risk weigh you down; innovation is critical. Is there anything more painful than hearing “ because we’ve always done it this way ”? You can’t be innovative if you do things the same way every time. We get it: taking risks can be scary, but so can not taking them.

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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.

5 Essential Questions To Ask Before You Start An Innovation Project


Innovation is hard. Really hard. It’s the opposite of business as usual where you just work to maintain the status quo, and are rewarded for doing so.

From Silicon Valley to the Nordics: Innovation Should be a Matter of Urgency


Interview with Torsten Kolind, the CEO and Co-founder of YouNoodle. True innovation comes when everyone is involved and invested”. YouNoodle founders, Rebeca Hwang and Torsten Kolind, are on a personal mission to level the global playing field for startups.

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The energy transition we are undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

Sources FT Guide: The Energy Transition [link]. In recent months I have become totally “wrapped up” in the energy transition occurring across the world.

Delivering innovative outcomes means becoming a dynamic organisation

The Future Shapers

With the constant threat of disruption, change and shifting customer and employee expectations, combined with the increasing demand for organisations to deliver genuinely innovative solutions, what do organisations and leaders do?

Podcast S3E44: Jesse Nieminen – Innovation software needs to work alongside culture

Idea to Value

In today’s episode, we speak with Jesse Nieminen, Co-Founder of Innovation Software company Viima. We talk about how companies can improve their innovation cultures, and how software is only part of the solution.

Is Social Media Part of Your Product Innovation Strategy?


Social media can connect you to innovators of all stripes. The internet and social media, in particular, has connected us all in ways we didn’t expect. That creates a truly powerful resource of creativity on which to draw for your innovation strategy.

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.

Don’t Let Anyone Kill Your Spirit


Anyone who’s driven to make things better will have a hard time getting it done simply because of other humans; they’re targets for jealousy and hate. In Tijuana, where I live, I can say with full confidence that people in power look the other way when I’m around.

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All your data are belong to us

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm riffing today on an old meme - "all your base are belong to us" - the poorly worded alert in a game that was released years ago. The message was meant to inform the player that all of his or her bases were lost to the enemy.

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This blew my mind: Mercury is the closest planet to Jupiter

Idea to Value

I love learning facts that challenge long-held assumptions and teach me to see things in a new way. Today, I learned something which seems completely counterintuitive, which is which planets in our solar system are actually the shortest distance from another.

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The Data Revolution: A Look at the Value of IoT and Personalization for Humans


Innovation technology is limitless. When most people think of the Internet of Things, they think of innovation technology such as smart homes and self-driving cars. That makes sense because those innovations do make life easier.

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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 True Revolutions Are Made

Digital Tonto

You know a revolution is complete when becomes ordinary and mundane, because the previous order has become unthinkable. Related posts: The Lesser Known Revolutions that Created the Modern World. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Entrepreneurs Should Keep Up With The News

The Human Factor

contributed post –. As an entrepreneur, you’re probably a very busy person, but it’s important to stay informed about what’s going on in the world. However, it’s important to avoid consuming your news media from one source.

Innovation Leadership

Innovation Excellence

Innovation starts with people. Things don’t innovate. They’re not people. Companies don’t. They’re not people. Sorry, it’s not actually AI and of course, not person…yet… None of the above lead either.

Simplifying strategic alignment – building resilient and sustainable organisations


In my early days at Compass Learning, I designed and delivered a range of top team strategic alignment and development programs. Where the focus was on enabling and empowering team members to metaphorically “sing from the same song sheet.”

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.

The Case for Investing in Improvement Technology in a Recession is Strong


Is the US heading into a recession? This question has been coming up more often over the last few months as economic indicators have economists, investors, and politicians concerned.

20 sustainable packaging innovations

Board of Innovation

A list of innovative packaging solutions designed to reduce environmental impact and meet customer demand for sustainable, eco-friendly options. The post 20 sustainable packaging innovations appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

What to do with your doctor cash cows?

Innovation Excellence

A recent report from Merritt Hawkins indicated that the average employed physician generates over $1.5M to their employer.

The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

The Future Shapers

It seems like we’re living in an age of incredibly rapid innovation, yet, what if it is just a teaser of what is to come in the next couple of decades?

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?

Psychological Safety: A Prerequisite For High Performing Teams

Strategyzer Innovation

Can a team of talents who are suspicious of each other solve complex problems together and innovate? The answer is simply, no. Organizational Culture Thought Leadership Strategy

What is Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)?


People have been managing projects in business for as long as there have been businesses. Project management is necessary for organizations of all types and sizes, whether it is formally recognized or not.

Business Leadership Imperative: What Business Leaders Must Do (Part 2)

Daniel Burrus

Now that I’ve revealed what business leaders must know in order to become the disruptor instead of the disrupted, the next step is applying those principles. I discussed previously the need to solve problems before they occur; however, what happens when you do uncover a problem?

The Strategic Management Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic management refers to how organizations define the business outcomes that they want to achieve, and then how they will utilize their resources to achieve those outcomes. Strategic management covers strategic planning , implementation and strategy iteration. Strategy Execution

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.

Fallen Retail Giants


History is littered with tales of fallen retailers. With new technological innovations and an increasingly competitive retail landscape in the United States, many businesses have been unable keep up

The Alphabet Soup of Professional Organizations and Conferences


There are a lot of organizations out there that help build and strengthen relationships between universities and corporations , bridging the gap between theory and application. These relationships are critical for both parties.

Illustrated Notes from Impact 2019: General Mills, IBM, and More…

Innovation Leader

At our Impact 2019 member conference in San Francisco, we brought in the talented “graphic facilitator” Bree Sanchez to capture all of our mainstage sessions, as well as selected others. Here’s a look at some of her work

What Is An Exponential Organization?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Silicon Valley heavyweight Salim Ismail explains how some companies achieve exponential growth. Innovation Now

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.