Sat.Jul 30, 2016 - Fri.Aug 05, 2016

Evidence that children become less creative over time (and how to fix it)

Idea to Value

Professor George Land gives an inspiring TED talk into his research of creativity in children and adults, with some shocking findings about how creativity levels change throughout a child’s life. Watch the video above, and then see the discussion below.

Practical Sustainability – making it, well, practical

Imaginatik

This post was originally posted on Linkedin by Ralph Welborn.

An Innovation Lesson from Medicine – Random Trials can prove cause and effect

Destination Innovation

For centuries doctors tried different remedies for treating illnesses and diligently observed what happened. But they were unable to be certain what caused the outcomes that occurred.

Amazon Changes Everything in a New Way

Braden Kelley

The arrival of the Internet began major disruption to decades old methods of consumer packaged goods (CPG) distribution.

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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.

How do free games and apps make money?

Idea to Value

With the recent blockbuster success of Pokemon Go, people are asking how a free game has managed to pull in more than $160 million in its first month. Welcome to the “freemium” business model, which over the past decade has quietly completely changed entire industries.

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Three lessons from “Grit” to make you a better innovator

HYPE Innovation

Love it or hate it, innovation advice is everywhere. In places where you expect to find it – like Guy Gawasaki’s 5 innovation tips on American Expresses’ Open Forum.

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Charting Change – eBook Now Available

Braden Kelley

I’m super excited to announce that my new book Charting Change is now available in English as both a hardcover and as a Kindle eBook at various Amazon sites around the world (USA, UK, CA, AU, DE, FR, JP) and … Continue reading → Change Books Charting Change eBooks

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Warren Buffet’s powerful “Two List” productivity tip for creative people

Idea to Value

Warren Buffet is known as one of the most successful and generous investors of all time. And he recently shared one tip for how to spend less time procrastinating and more time actually executing your ideas. My colleague James Taylor brought it to my attention in his recent video, which you can see above (you may remember James from his podcast where I was recently interviewed ).

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So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

this source: [link]. Crowdsourcing does have a real potential in my mind but does seem to have some formidable issues to work through, to be well understood and managed.

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.

3 yards and a cloud of dust

RTI Innovation Advisors

In the spirit of the upcoming football season, I thought it would be interesting to look at the game of football and consider how innovation has dramatically changed the game over the last 20-30 years. In the old days, before the American Football League, many sportswriters and commentators felt that a lot of football could be described by the title of this post: 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Most football, at the collegiate and professional level, relied on running the football.

7 Takeaways for Corporate Innovation Teams from Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Trends Report

Rocketspace

Corporate innovation teams may have access to a wealth of resources, but just like scrappy startups they're navigating uncertainty in a rapidly changing environment.

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

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.

New Model with Four Routes To Start Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The start of innovation is described by Wikipedia as the messy getting started period of a new product development process.

12 Questions to Jump Start Your Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

When do you start thinking about your organization’s strategic planning process ? Have you started thinking about it yet for next year? In the corporate world, I used to start planning for planning in April.

Corporate Innovation: How To Build A Startup Within A Company

Rocketspace

Dan Gudema has always fancied himself as more of an entrepreneur than a mid-level executive, but for most of his career he was the latter, working at several large telecom companies. Over the years he tried to push innovation and create startup-like teams within the larger business, but, not surprisingly, some of those efforts were met with resistance.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

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!

10 Tech Trends Driving Connected Consumer Behavior [infographic]

Innovation Excellence

To help innovators understand and prepare for future consumer demand, Gfk has chosen the ten key Tech Trends they believe will have the most impact on consumer needs and behavior in 2016 and beyond. For an overview, check out the ten trends in this infographic.

Brainstorming with an expert, Richard Ahern

Betterific

Welcome to the second part of our new “Brainstorming with…” series, where we interview two sets of people – the innovation challenge winners and the product developers and innovation experts that sponsor the challenges.

Business Innovation – 7 Strategies to Conquer Innovation Fears

BrainZooming

Have you ever taken a moment to consider what gets in the way of your company fully embracing business innovation ? Do you suppose it is fear of change? We were leading a creative thinking workshop for a subsidiary of a German-owned, privately-held company.

Save the Date – Innovation Circle

Innovation 360 Group

Date: Tuesday, November 6. Time: 4pm-8pm, including food & drinks. Where: The Swedish Residence, 600 Park Avenue, New York. Innovation360 Group “the next generation innovation consultancy firm” is honored to be hosting an Innovation Circle at the Swedish Residence.

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 Role of Play in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In the Creative Economy, inspiring a sense of play in culture, marketing, and innovation is critical to success. You have to engage your people so that they can engage prospects and customers with a lively sense of mission and purpose.

Donald Trump – Why It’s Easier To Be CEO Than Mayor, Governor or President

Adam Hartung

Donald Trump has had a lot of trouble gaining good press lately.

5 Things Collaborative Strategic Planning Isn’t

BrainZooming

If you’ve been a Brainzooming reader for any length of time, you know we’re huge proponents of collaborative strategic planning.

How many companies have a strategy?

Eddielogic

Some years ago I spent half of my weekends with my studies of Real Estate Investment Banking. I clearly remember one lecture about Exit Strategies (for real estate investors). The excellent tutor managed to keep us awake during this wonderful summery Saturday afternoon when he asked the question.

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?