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?

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


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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What is a Minimum Viable Product and what is its Purpose?

Destination Innovation

There is much talk in the innovation community about the need to produce a minimum viable product (MVP) and bring it quickly to market. But what exactly constitutes a MVP and what is its purpose?

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.

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.

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The promise of open innovation


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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Innovation Strategy – Diane Bleck with a 5-Step Infographic


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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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 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’.

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! ]].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?