Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

The Power of User-Led Innovations

Hype

Babies are wonderful, a constant source of fascination as you share their discovery of a rich new world and see things afresh through their wide bright eyes. But they also have side effects, some of which can bring you back to earth with a bump!

How to Set Up a Pilot or Test Case for a Startup/Corporate Partnership

Rocketspace

Disruption is commonly associated with startups. Corporations tend to lose the ability to take smart risks and move quickly once they reach a certain level of growth and success — but it doesn't have to be this way. Large companies can combat stagnation by engaging with high growth startups.

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The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

Exago

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot Longer Than You Think

Digital Tonto

Agility is often overrated. Innovation is never a single event. Related posts: It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World. Innovation Starts—And Ends—With Mindset. Innovation Needs To. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

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Technology Scouting: Why It Works – A Harvard Business Review Published Study Perspective

Technology scouting can increase the rate and potential for meaningful innovation. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Business Review makes the case for technology scouting. Research shows that connecting with a wide range of external resources increases the rate of, and potential for, meaningful innovation.

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6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Innovation Excellence

It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. We hear it all the time from the executive suite – take more risks, embrace uncertainty, learn from failure. This article based on the upcoming book, The Invisible Advantage.

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How The Cloud Is Helping Small Businesses Compete With The Big Guys

Digital Tonto

Technology disrupts, but it also empowers and the cloud may be the best example of that. Related posts: Cloud Computing Just Entered Totally New Territory. 2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts. The Cloud. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Disruptive innovation: where, not what

OVO Innovation

First, a slight diatribe. Why is it that companies think their people can do successful innovation when they don't share a common language? In the title I've used the word "disruptive", and by this I mean innovation in the "third horizon" - incremental, breakthrough and disruptive. I'm defining disruptive innovation as new products, services or business models that "disrupt" existing products or markets. For example, Apple and iTunes disrupted Tower Records.

Here’s Your License to Innovate!

Tim Kastelle

All the Permission You Need The most common barrier to innovation that I hear about in my classes and talks is “But my boss won’t let me.” ” Here’s a solution. Print this out, fill it in, and carry it with you at all times. Problem solved!

2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink

InnovationManagement

It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee.

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Implementation Strategy – 3 Roles to Focus a Distracted Organization on Results

BrainZooming

This week’s “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence looked at how you focus a distracted organization on an implementation strategy to align and focus activities. Not an easy task.

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Three Insights for Innovators from Elon Musk

Innovation Excellence

Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and learned to program. At 17 he went to University in Canada and subsequently settled in the USA where he founded a company, Zip2, which provided online travel guides. Zip2 was an early internet success and.

With innovation, it depends.

Mike Shipulski

By definition, when the work is new there is uncertainty. And uncertainty can be stressful. But, instead of getting yourself all bound up, accept it. More than that, relish in it. Wear it as a badge of honor. Not everyone gets the chance to work on something new – only the best do.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

How NASA is Crowdsourcing its Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

It takes millions of minds to get one man in space. NASA is, to many, a symbol of scientific innovation. The space race touched off an unprecedented “peace dividend” that gave us everything from modern materials science to Tang.

The 10 Personas of an Effective Brainstorm Facilitator

Idea Champions

Allow me to make a wild guess. You have participated in more than a few brainstorm sessions in your life. And allow me to make another wild guess.

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2016

Innovation Excellence

Unlocking the One Trillion-Dollar Sustainable Innovation Opportunity

InnovationManagement

Last week Unilever announced research showing that one-third of consumers now purchase its brands based on their good social and environmental performance, but went on to suggest that brands are missing an opportunity from not promoting sustainability effectively.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Official Top 20 most influential innovation blogs & bloggers: 2016

Idea to Value

Here is the only impartial list of the best Innovation blogs by the world’s most influential innovation bloggers. Ladies and Gentlemen, I know you care about innovation.

The Moral Dilemma of Autonomous Vehicles

Rocketspace

For some time now, we've known that the future of mobility is self-driving cars. From Google to Tesla, from startups to automakers, it's the technology that everyone is working on and the first iterations are already out there. Until now, the market has been focused on the technology—how to create the level of artificial intelligence (AI) that's necessary to drive a car and give drivers the confidence to be mere passengers in their everyday vehicle. Trends Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mobility

Three Practical Ways to Turn Naysayers into Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Finding new product ideas and innovations to excite customers requires colossal creative effort and a certain comfort level with risk-taking. The considerable effort to take a product from idea to development to launch is both time and energy intensive.

Breaking the Barriers to Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

What holds people back from being creative? Is it a lack of time? Do you not have a budget for doing creative work? Perhaps you work in an industry where there are lots of regulatory or legal barriers that seem to make it hard to generate novel ideas.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system.

Elon Musk – Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

Destination Innovation

Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and started to program. At 17 he went to University in Canada and subsequently settled in the USA where he founded a company, Zip2, which provided online travel guides.

Are You a Change Leader?

Innovation Excellence

The power is in the engine, but the wheel is in the bridge. When Lou Gerstner took over as CEO of IBM in 1993, he took the reins of an old and prestigious institution with a rich history. Gerstner had no experience in the computer industry, but he did know about leadership. His resume included.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?

BrainZooming

I listened to a radio show featuring Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak called More2Life. The topic was trust, and how people that grew up in negative home environments with crappy parents can learn to trust and not trust the right people.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Motivating Employees (Cash Is Optional)

Daniel Burrus

There isn’t an organization on the planet that dismisses the value of highly motivated employees. Motivated people not only do their jobs better on a consistent basis, they also remain with an organization longer. Financial reward is perhaps the most obvious means of boosting employee motivation.

4 Things to Think About When Creating Your Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

This time of year is full of meetings with leadership and teams in order to help them prepare for the year ahead. People discuss financial goals, sustainability goals, profitability targets, customer success metrics, and more, but there are also numerous research & development teams out there who are coordinating their annual innovation strategy who struggle in their process to create a cohesive innovation strategy.

How to Spur and Maintain Innovative Spirit in Your Team

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is the driving force of progress, which is a vital element of business development. To put it simpler, if you want your business to grow, you must incorporate innovation into it. This does not mean that you should update your equipment and learn new techniques only.

Innovative Ideas – Make Room for Old Ideas

BrainZooming

“Not all ideas are new. When you generate innovative ideas, make room for old ideas that have been around , but have never gotten a decent chance to advance.”. Occasionally, someone participating in a strategy workshop filled with innovative ideas will complain that a lot, or maybe all (REALLY?

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.