Sat.Jan 23, 2016 - Fri.Jan 29, 2016

The integrated innovation framework

HYPE Innovation

We cannot get away from the reality that in most of our organizations we have a disconnect going on around innovation. Research shows a lack of engagement in non-managers, claiming that 7 out of 10 of employees are not understanding how they can make a worthwhile contribution.

Deeper read or quick summary- finding the time

Paul Hobcraft

I recently wrote a post “ Delving into a complex world- helping to keep pace”.……to to help us to keep pace, learn apply and adapt.

The Internet of Things brings fresh Innovation Opportunities

Destination Innovation

The Internet of Things (IOT) will have a dramatic impact on product and service innovation. Gartner group forecast that the number of wirelessly connected products will increase from 5 billion today to 21 billion by 2020 (not including smartphones or computers).

Theaster Gates: “It’s about our ability to shape things.”

Tim Kastelle

Theaster Gates is one of the most innovative people working today , and there is a lot we can learn from what he’s doing. Gates is an artist. He grew up in a large, working-class family, and after college, began his art career as a potter.

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 Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s How:

Digital Tonto

Innovation is a complex process, requiring us to integrate a variety of efforts. That’s where we need to focus now. Related posts: What Should We Do When The Government Makes And Industry Takes? We. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Delving into a complex world: helping to keep pace

Paul Hobcraft

“The world has never been as complex, dynamic and uncertain as it is today and the pace of change will only increase.”

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ELIS launches open innovation challenge for social and individual development


Associazione Centro ELIS, a non-profit organisation focused on preparing both young and adults for the labour market, is calling on its main stakeholders and Italian universities students to get involved in social and individual development efforts. ELIS, in association with. Read More.

The Power Of Focus

Digital Tonto

It’s easy for corporate strategists to point to greener fields and fabulous yonders, but truly great companies are the ones that are able to do one thing extremely well. Related posts: Today, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Four Mind-Bending Business Models to Shake Up 2016


There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models.

Different: Escaping Mediocrity


There comes a point in time when all business compete for the same thing: sameness. It shouldn’t be this way, because competing to be the best at what everyone else does leads to mediocrity. On today’s episode we discuss how to escape mediocrity; not mindlessly pursue it.

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.

Step Off the Cliff

Tim Kastelle

I was sitting with our team yesterday, talking about a project that launches next week. The project is huge, and we’ve been working on getting it off the ground for nearly a year. Our feelings were a mix of excitement and fear.

Strategic Objectives – 3 Questions to Decide What’s Strategic


We are working with a client to develop a content marketing strategy for multiple business units in the organization. The first step was for our client to talk with the presidents of the various business units to understand their strategic objectives.

Four Mind-Bending Business Models to Shake Up 2016


There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models.

Are all problems worth fixing?


I admit that I’m of the particular mindset of looking out into the world and find flaws— glitches in the system— and construct logical paths in my mind to fix them. And, if I can start crafting a solution with a blank slate the better.

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!

7 Disruptive Forces for 2016 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

As a futurist and CEO of an innovation firm, I study the implications of emerging trends through research and dialog with experts, scientists, and academics in diverse fields.

Customer Experience Strategy – Brand Expectations and Experience


I fielded a request for a few ideas on social engagement for an upcoming eBook an online company is creating. One of the questions related to how brands can set themselves apart through a customer experience strategy and outstanding customer engagement.

Soren Kaplan’s – January 2016 Leapfrogging Newsletter


There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models. So what are the top strategies to watch in 2016? FIND OUT > Research and Insights on Why People Do What They Do.

Moving beyond Explore and Exploit

RTI Innovation Advisors

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges innovators face is the lack of shared conventions or definitions. This starts with the definition of innovation, which we all agree is important but no two people agree on the definition. Moving on from there, we have different types of innovation, different tools and outcomes, differences in focus and intent.

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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.

13 Dimensions of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The Innovation Radar, developed by Mohanbir Sawhney, Robert C. Wolcott, and Inigo Arroniz, provides the initial 12 areas available for business innovation.

Abruptly Halting the Cluster F%@k of Business Meetings


You know, this week doesn’t have to be as unproductive as last week, what with business meetings going nowhere along with wasting time, positive energy, and any hope of creativity.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

In the course of this first month of 2016, I was asked a couple of times what my prospects are for the year ahead when it comes to key innovtion issues.

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Business Model Innovation: reaching and grasping

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm a fan of Robert Browning, and really any one who can create a really pithy but meaningful quote. Today's quote is from Browning, who said: "a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a Heaven for?". Of course any quote taken out of context can be used in any way I choose, but I like to think that Browning was writing about innovation. In my way of thinking, Browning was exhorting all of us to innovate in ways that stretched us beyond our capabilities and comfort zones.

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?

Open Innovation is the New Normal

Innovation Excellence

"Over the years, Open Innovation has become the new normal" states Hannes, Director Open Innovation Networks at Swarovski. Continue reading → Design Innovation collaboration collaborative innovation Design Thinking Hannes Erler Open Innovation Swarovski

Innovation Strategy – Pat McGauley and a New Beer in Town


What’s the story on the innovation strategy for beer? The Kansas City American Marketing Association monthly lunch addressed that question. Former Vice President of Innovation at Anheuser-Busch, Pat McGauley , shared stories of his past twelve years creating the company’s innovation team.

Comment on What If You Worked 24/7? by Michael Wiederman

Stephen Shapiro

Stimulating observations, Steve. I suspect that there are those rare individuals within each profession that experience such passion that the line between work and leisure is similarly blurred (so, there has to be a tax accountant out there somewhere that would enjoy doing just one more tax return after dinner).


The Wheel: A Great Innovation?

Innovation in Practice

People who believe that the wheel is the greatest invention ever assume two things: That it was wholly new when it was invented, and that is was so wonderful that people adopted it immediately. Historically, neither is true.

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.

The 6 Ways Big Companies are Innovating against Silicon Valley

Innovation Excellence

Unicorns Vs. Titans of Industry: How Fortune 500 approach technology innovation: An Indicative Research Report by Indicative's Matt Levin. Continue reading → Feature Of The Week fortune 500 Funding industry Innovation research silicon valley startups technology Unicorn Club VC venture capital

The Automotive Industry’s Big Data Challenge (Part 1)

Corporate Innovation

In the not too distant future, automakers won’t be evaluated just on the physical, safety and performance characteristics of their vehicles. Instead incumbent and next-generation automakers will be evaluated based on the completeness of their solution along five dimensions: Electric , Autonomous , Connected , Mobility Services ( EAC+MS ), and Information. We read about the progress automakers and their suppliers are making along the first four dimensions.

Max Groppfeldt

Innovation 360 Group

Operations, Ideation 360. Background. Max is an entrepreneurial spirit with a global profile derived from several years abroad with a combination of work- and academic experiences in China, United States, Spain, Sweden, and Norway.

Why Toyota Set up New $1 Billion Research Group as a ‘Skunkworks’

Innovation Leader

The new institute has four initial mandates, including helping the carmaker explore possible products opportunities in “indoor mobility.” CEO Gill Pratt explains

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.