Sat.Jan 02, 2016 - Fri.Jan 08, 2016

The 10 Methods of The Lean Startup

HYPE Innovation

“Startup success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.”. The Lean Startup was published in 2011, yet its impact has been enormous.

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Why do we need every object and device around us connected?


Driverless cars. Health and fitness trackers. Smart lights. Doors that unlock automatically when you approach them.

How Big is Your Market and Where Will You Start?

Tim Kastelle

Part 3 in The Lean Startup Series Facebook currently has 1.55 million monthly active users. million! To get to that size, they must have been building for a huge market right from the start, right? Well, no.

Measuring Change Readiness

Braden Kelley

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc.

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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.

3 Big Things To Look Out For In 2016

Digital Tonto

We're on the verge of some truly new paradigms that have genuine potential to transform our lives. Related posts: Here’s How We Can Win The Race To Cure Cancer. The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The How and Why of Customer Development

Tim Kastelle

Part 1 in The Lean Startup Series Henry Ford famously didn’t say: If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. People often use this quote to justify not talking to potential customers, because people don’t know what they want.

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And the winner is…


We are very pleased to announce that we have not only one, but two winners of our Anniversary Campaign. Given both the quantity and quality of the applications, we’ve decided to offer the use of our idea management software in 2016 to. The post And the winner is… appeared first on Blog Exago engagement initiative-success

Don’t Let Your Marketing Ruin Your Content

Digital Tonto

Content doesn’t have to be crap. Just don’t let marketing get in the way. Related posts: How To Stop Failing At Content Marketing. Content Is Crap And Other Rules For Marketers. 4 Content Marketing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

When the business models shift, innovators rejoice

RTI Innovation Advisors

There's news today that GM, that historic dinosaur of a car company, has seen the future and decided to hedge its bets. Watching Google try to create a self-driving car, and observing the potential power of the sharing economy that Uber and Lyft have defined, and recognizing that millennials and others seem less interested in car ownership, GM has decided to place a substantial bet on Lyft.

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.

We’ve Hit Peak Innovation (Hype)

Tim Kastelle

It’s clear that today, Sunday January 3rd, 2016 is the day that we’ve hit Peak Innovation. Josie Gibson pointed out to me that in 2015, it was the most-used business buzzword word in both Australia and the world.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of December 2015

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.

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Faisal Hoque

From big data to the gig economy, 2016 may be the year that familiar buzzwords start having real, mainstream impact. The post 6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Great Innovators Embrace Resistance, Not Fight It

Innovation in Practice

Imagine your marketing team comes up with an idea for a great new product. You absolutely love it. But when you start shopping the idea around the building, you get some very strange looks from people. People are resisting the idea, and you and your team are getting frustrated.

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.

Is Our Business Model Ready to Launch?

Tim Kastelle

Part 2 in The Lean Startup Series Why do new ventures fail? There are three areas of risk when we launch something new: Technical (or product) risk: can we build it? Market(or customer) risk: does anyone want it?

Innovation Is Too Easy

Innovation Excellence

I bet the post title got your attention, but of course in this modern age of digital content we bloggers need headlines that pop through all of the noise and gain attention.

Is Donald Trump the New Joe McCarthy?

Adam Hartung

“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it” – George Santayana, “The Life of Reason,” 1905. There seems to be nothing Donald Trump will not say. Or at least imply.

It’s Not a Resolution. It’s a Resolute!

Robert Brands

In 2016 and beyond, business leaders must permanently implement a culture of innovation. The Times Square Ball dropped. Ryan Seacrest earned a cool $1 million for hosting one night of television. And. [[ 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!

Comment on 2016 is Nothing New by Robert Alan Black

Stephen Shapiro

interesting approach and concept Stephen. Dangerous one. I chose to do that a few years ago. and it has led to a temporary disaster. When I began teaching, leading, facilitating keynote addresses, concurrent or breakout sessions, workshops from 1/2 day to 3 days to 6 days on Marketing one lesson I was trying to share… We need to be continually MARKETING, perhaps up to 40% or more of the time. in various ways with our past, existing and potential markets. If we don’t.

Can you imagine whole industries being wiped out?

Innovation Excellence

The “cost to serve” is continuing to be driven down, and data is driving this. Add dislocation and deconstruction to disruption, destruction and digital. Continue reading → Design Disruption Entrepreneurship Industry Technology

Finding Your Full Potential

Mike Shipulski

If you’re all sad or anxious, you’re not operating at full potential. If you’re sad, you’re thinking about the past. You’re remembering what happened and wishing it went differently. You’re compromising the present by spending emotional energy on something that cannot change.

Three Arguments Against Performance Reviews


I don’t like performance reviews. I never liked giving them, and I never liked getting them. They are like school report cards, only less well-meaning and more poorly formed. They make the workplace more political, needlessly enforcing nerve-wracking centers of power.

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.

Comment on 2016 is Nothing New by Amy Castro

Stephen Shapiro

Love this post! No point in starting new things when you haven’t perfected or finished the undone items on your “must do” list


How To: Make a Fewer, Bigger, Better Approach Work in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

To address their disappointing innovation results, many management teams advocate a strategy of launching Fewer, Bigger, Better products. While this is a sound approach, it has proven difficult to execute.

Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.8.16

Planview Spigit

Happy New Year, readers! Welcome to the first 2016 weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Here are this week’s top 10 new discoveries.

Put the Resolve Back into Your New Year’s Resolutions

The Human Factor

Thinking about making New Year’s resolutions but worried about not being able to follow through? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 16% of people decided not to set any New Year’s resolutions in 2015, and that number is expected to increase for 2016.

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?