Sat.May 21, 2016 - Fri.May 27, 2016

The 10,000 hour rule is wrong, according to its original authors

Idea to Value

One of the most commonly cited figures when it comes to improving yourself is the so-called 10,000 hour rule.

Coaching helps overcome the ten innovation intractables

Paul Hobcraft

A Question: If you could ask those that lead innovation, your senior organizational leadership, a series of questions that might help unlock innovation blockages, now would that be valuable? Getting to a root cause of innovation blockage. So what does block innovation?

The 5 Skills of The Innovator

HYPE Innovation

Are innovator’s born differently? Do they have a special something which eludes the rest of us? Or, can innovative traits be studied, understood, and learned?

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These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

Digital Tonto

It is all too easy to get caught up in old paradigms. What we often miss is that paradigms shift and the challenges—and opportunities—of the future are likely to be vastly different. In an age of. [[ 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.

This innovative new 3D printer is 100x faster

Idea to Value

The next generation of 3D printers has just been released, and they use a liquid technology so futuristic you might think they came out of Terminator 2.

Coaching helps overcome the ten innovation intractables

Paul Hobcraft

A Question: If you could ask those that lead innovation, your senior organizational leadership, a series of question that might help unlock innovation blockages, now would that be valuable? Getting to a root cause of innovation blockage. So what does block innovation?

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The promise of open innovation

Exago

While the idea goes back to the 60s, Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the University of California’s Center for Open Innovation, coined the expression ‘open innovation’ in 2003.

This illusion proves that your brain ignores most of what you show it

Idea to Value

Look at the picture above. Focus completely on the dot in the middle, stay still and don’t blink. Within about 5-10 seconds, you might notice that all of the colours disappear. And while it might seem just like an interesting trick, it actually tells us a lot about how your brain works, and why it can be so hard to think of new, truly creative ideas.

Bitcoin May Not Survive, But The Technology Behind It Will Live On

Digital Tonto

Blockchains, by creating a "trust protocol," will make the Internet much more useful and secure. Related posts: The Future Of Money. The New Age Of Platforms. How Technology Transforms Human. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

When Were We Most Innovative? 1870, 1920, 1970 compared with now

Game-Changer

Which innovations have done the most to change people’s lives? The NY Times wrote a very interesting article about how we lived in 1870, 1920, 1970 compared with now; trying to answer the question: what was the greatest era of innovation?

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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.

Can you teach people to innovate?

Innovation Excellence

One of my recent pet peeves is the proliferation of education options for innovation. One of my alma maters offers a "certificate" for innovation management. While I cannot comment on the course, it is taught by two professors with little private sector experience.

Innovation Implementation: Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

Idea to Value

Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival set forth a fundamental framework of 10 Key Imperatives. These Imperatives were intended to help everyone from novices to experts use a structured, repeatable innovation process to Create and Sustain Innovation in order to Innovate and Thrive in this hyper-competitive marketplace.

Oh, The Things you Can Thunk

The Human Factor

Seuss has always been one of my favorite authors, especially his book Oh, The Thinks You Can Think. As a child I loved his clever rhymes, wild imagination, and endless array of made-up creatures.

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Five Mindsets That Have Helped Successful People Bounce Back From Failure

Faisal Hoque

Who doesn’t love chocolate? And we all know Hershey’s — but perhaps we don’t all know the story of the famous chocolate company’s founder, Milton Hershey. The post Five Mindsets That Have Helped Successful People Bounce Back From Failure appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

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!

Measuring Innovation, Part 3/3: The Growth Innovation Index (GII)

Innovation Excellence

This article is the third and final in a series of 3 articles discussing measuring product innovation.

Innovation Strategy – Diane Bleck with a 5-Step Infographic

BrainZooming

One of my favorite things is when clients, blog readers, and Brainzooming workshop attendees use our strategic thinking exercises to explore new ideas. They often end up creating new formats and adapting tools in ways we hadn’t envisioned! The most recent example came our way this weekend.

Oh, The Things you Can Thunk

The Human Factor

Seuss has always been one of my favorite authors, especially his book Oh, The Thinks You Can Think. As a child I loved his clever rhymes, wild imagination, and endless array of made-up creatures.

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Pre-solving Predictable Problems Is Better Than Experiencing Them

Daniel Burrus

On an almost daily basis, we read stories about how every industry is facing digital disruption. Although there has been a flurry of negative articles warning how we are heading for a dystopian technological future, the reality is that disruption has always happened; it is the speed at which it happens that has changed. Way back in 1942, Joseph Schumpeter coined the phrase “Creative Destruction” to describe something new that kills something old.

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.

Taking Innovation from Lab to Society

Innovation Excellence

After a study highlights the benefits of accelerating the transition of research from lab to market, Adi Gaskell looks at how companies can better work with university and government research labs.

6 Key Takeaways from the 2016 Chief Innovation Officer Summit

Planview Spigit

Last week was Innovation Enterprise’s Chief Innovation Officer Summit (CINO) held in San Francisco. Hundreds of innovation practitioners from different industries and with varied levels of experience came together for two-days of learning and sharing.

Want to Innovate? Make Sure You Have a Seat at the Table

Innovation in Practice

For most companies, the top marketer, usually called the chief marketing officer, is part of the senior leadership team and sits on the executive committee or management board. In other words, marketing has a “seat at the table.”. But here’s the challenge.

Book Review & Infographic: Innovation Thinking Methods by Hashmi

Open Innovation EU

A few weeks ago, a friend brought the book “ Innovation Thinking Methods: disciplines of thought that can help you rethink industries and unlock 10x better solutions ” from Osama A. Hashmi to my attention.

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?

How I Use Design Thinking to Leverage Strength and Design ‘around’ Weakness

Innovation Excellence

I was recently invited to be a guest on the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast. During the show I shared my story of how I applied "design thinking" to leverage my strengths and design around my weaknesses. This approach resulted in breakthrough performances as both an athlete and an entrepreneur.

Spreading new ideas and the role of peer effects

Norbert Bol

In 1962 Everett Rogers introduced the theory of the Diffusion of Innovation. This theory explains how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread. Innovation and new ideas do not get adopted by the fact that it is a good idea.

Creative Quickies – Delivering the Brand Promise No Competitor Does

BrainZooming

I suspect many, if not most industries, know there’s an elusive brand promise customers have been requesting for a long time that no competitor has figured out yet.

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Six Ideas for Coping with Little “d” Depression in Innovation Projects

Gregg Fraley

Innovation and Depression. …Six Ideas for Coping with Little “d” Depression… Nobody talks about the dark emotions related to innovation. You hear about the emotional high of a big “aha” moment.

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 Rise of the Smart Creative (Lessons from Google)

Innovation Excellence

IBM Learning is now developing a completely different set of competencies which they encapsulate and describe as an ‘adaptive learner’.

6 Key Takeaways from the 2016 Chief Innovation Officer Summit

Planview Spigit

Last week was Innovation Enterprise’s Chief Innovation Officer Summit (CINO) held in San Francisco. Hundreds of innovation practitioners from different industries and with varied levels of experience came together for two-days of learning and sharing.

How the Unilever Foundry Works with Startups

Innovation Leader

Unilever has launched more than 90 pilots with 90 different startups, scaling about half of those initiatives. Jeremy Basset of Unilever Foundry explains how and why they're doing it

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Magnus Penker is awarded with Business Worldwide Award in two categories

Innovation 360

We at Innovation360 Group proudly congratulate our CEO Magnus Penker to the Business Worldwide Award in the two categories ‘Most Innovative CEO Sweden 2016’ and ‘Growth Strategy CEO of the Year Sweden 2016’. Read the full interview here.

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.