Sat.Mar 26, 2016 - Fri.Apr 01, 2016

This artist paints entire buildings into stop-motion animations

Idea to Value

This has to be seen to be believed. This street artist named Blu takes street art to another level, painting hundreds of pictures on walls to create building-sized stop motion animations, like the video above called Big Bang Big Boom.

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Experimenting with change before it happens

HYPE Innovation

The value of experiments for innovation is a topic we’ve previously covered here on the blog, and for good reason: if done well, experiments can help avoid some costly new product, service, process, and even business model mistakes.

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Uncharted Waters Disrupting the Corporate Boardrooms

Paul Hobcraft

When you read a report that has within its executive summary this: “ In combination the boards stand unarmed to enter the battlefield of future business creation in a disrupted world ” it makes you want to read on.

Why Your Brilliant Content Strategy Doesn’t Stand A Chance

Digital Tonto

Great publishing is not about ideas, but about creating a process in which ideas can be honed and flourish. If you can do that, strategy really doesn’t matter. And if you can’t, it won’t matter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

Virgin just invested in new supersonic jets which travel faster than Concorde

Idea to Value

Virgin will partner with Boom to buy 10 of its new supersonic aircraft, with ticket prices about the same as current business class. These innovative planes would be faster than the decommissioned Concorde service, able to fly from London to New York in about 3.4 hours, yet would be cheap enough to run that they would be economically competitive with normal airlines taking more than twice as long.

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Innovation in the Boardroom

HYPE Innovation

How much focus should innovation efforts and capabilities have in the boardroom? I have been thinking about this after two recent interactions. First, I stumbled over this short intro in a press-release.

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Platform Revolution: How Platforms Change Strategy with Geoffrey Parker


The internet is the big disruptor of our time , changing the advantage from products to platforms. Case in point, Uber, Airbnb and PayPal. They all disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret to their success? Platforms.

Is Digital Technology Really Making Us Any Better Off?

Digital Tonto

Our future is what we make of it. The truth is that digital technology does not make us better off. Nor did electricity, steam power, automobiles or railroads. Only we can do that. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Crowdsourcing needs dedicated focus to yield great results

HYPE Innovation

The goal is to move the crowd towards a new direction in our collective thinking to solve a problem.

Charting Change Off to a Strong Start

Braden Kelley

I’m super excited to announce that my new Charting Change is off to a strong start. People around the world have sent me pictures of the book after they received it via Twitter (@innovate). Keep them coming!

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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.

Are we playing snakes and ladders with innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

Have you ever played snakes and ladders? A number of “ladders” and “snakes” are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares.

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What Virtual Reality will need in order to succeed

Idea to Value

What do VR headset manufacturers need to look out for and learn from to make sure their innovation actually makes it into consumers’ hands? Today marks the day when virtual reality takes its next leap toward reality, as Oculus Rift was released to those who had pre-ordered it and goes on general sale. However, just like many promising technology innovations which came before it, the wider Virtual Reality industry has a couple of hurdles it needs to overcome to become a success.

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Creativity At Work: How To Implement And Manage It So It Delivers Innovation


Creativity at work, how do you implement and manage it so it delivers innovation ? What are the key ingredients necessary to accelerate innovation in any environment ?

Service Redesign – Lost T-Mobile Smartphone

Braden Kelley

Given the health risks of carrying a smartphone (or any kind of mobile device) too close to the body for extended periods, I try to always remove electronic devices from my pockets whenever I can. For ten years this has … Continue reading → Design Technology customer service design process Process Process Improvement service design smartphones T-Mobile

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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!

The Urgent Intrapreneur Opportunity: An Intro for Corporate Leaders

Innovation Excellence

The power and freedom that entrepreneurs and their startups embody is reinforced through a constant stream of media highlighting success, purpose and (mostly bullsh*t) bucolic work environments.

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There's very little luck in innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

My good friend Paul Hobcraft wrote a nice piece recently about how corporations seem to experience innovation. He compared it to the game of snakes and ladders. In this country (the US) we recognize it as chutes and ladders, a game that allows a player to progress quickly if they land on a ladder, and regress quickly if they land on a chute. Paul notes that corporate innovation seems to reflect this experience, sometimes rapidly progressing, then just as rapidly relapsing.

The Cult of User Personae

Boxes and Arrows

On alternating Tuesdays, I get to be a young second-generation immigrant woman named Selene with great phone presence and multilingual skills. Or I could be a beefy mid-30s guy named Silas with a buzz cut and a flair for figures. Or any of a few others, or several of them in succession.

+200 Predictions: 1 year later – What happend so far?

Board of Innovation

Last year we made a visual overview of +200 future predictions. This list is being used in our innovation workshops & training to inspire people. So far, the feedback on this poster was great. But it’s time to review our list and see if there was any progress. 018 – The End of Encryption & Passwords One of the hot topics. Read More. The post +200 Predictions: 1 year later – What happend so far? appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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.

Disrupt, Destruct, Digital – The Way of Future Life?

Innovation Excellence

Are we always being extorted to disrupt our enterprises before someone else does?

Strategic Thinking – The Smartest Things You Could Do, But Don’t


We (and by “we” I mean “I”) would like to believe we’re strong at strategic thinking in business. And an appreciation of strategic thinking from a business perspective SHOULD extend over into ALL the decisions we make. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

50+ Business Cases on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Open Innovation EU

During a course we developed at Avans University this winter, we asked students to gather relevant business cases on innovation and entrepreneurship in order to analyse them and prepare discussions around organization design.

Is Your Strategic Plate Too Full?

The Human Factor

What is strategy? A simple question, but the answer may be more complex than you think. The dictionary defines strategy as “a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result.”. Hard to argue with that.

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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?

The Future of Innovation in Media and Entertainment

Innovation Excellence

Boost Your Creative Output By Working in Small Teams

Innovation in Practice

Have you ever been in a meeting when someone starts dominating the conversation and they won't stop? And they go on and on about that same old pet idea of theirs? And it's not a particularly good idea, but you've been told there's no such thing as a bad idea.

5 Advantages of Strategy Statements with Simple Language


We are big fans of strategy statements incorporating simple language an organization uses to talk about its daily business activities. Strategy statements should not be filled with complex jargon that most people cannot understand or with generic language that could apply to ANY business.

The Intrapreneur’s Guide to Navigating Bureaucracy and Politics

Moves the Needle

Few things halt innovation faster than bureaucracy and politics within the enterprise. Teams get excited about an idea, but can’t get it funded. Endless approvals and tollgates are needed before a project is supported by senior leaders.

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.

You Can Teach Old Dogs New Tricks — With Innovation

Innovation Excellence

People fear what they don’t understand, and they’ll kill a project they’re afraid of. You have to get out in front of that and fight the fear and resistance early and often. Continue reading → Innovation innovation expert

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines. You hear it so often that it becomes one of those things that you really don’t think about it. “Use your imagination” is the phrase or thought that I’m talking about. I believe that many of us actually fear our own imagination.

Creative Thinking Skills – 12 Things Working and 6 Not Working in Odd Times


It’s been odd times recently. Maybe it’s a scattered focus. Maybe it’s exciting possibilities that failed to pan out as hoped. Maybe it’s other unplanned possibilities that HAVE materialized that seem quite random. Creative Thinking Skills – Some Working, Some Not Working.

ISPIM Conference Porto & ISPIM Grand Prize for Innovation Management Excellence

Open Innovation EU

As a member of ISPIM, we’re proud to be part of the ISPIM 2016 Conference in Porto again.

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.