Sat.Nov 12, 2016 - Fri.Nov 18, 2016

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work. Rams is renowned for his “less, but better” design philosophy, which helped him design a number of iconic products for both Braun (electronics) and Vitsœ (furniture and the 606 Shelving system) throughout the 1950s and 1960s, making both companies household names.

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The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently

Digital Tonto

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As the Manager, should you be present in the Brainstorm meeting?

Destination Innovation

You want to hold a meeting with the team you manage in order to generate some really creative ideas. You would like the group to challenge assumptions, think differently and come up with plenty of radical proposals. Here is the dilemma.

Unleashing Innovation Within Your Company

Imaginatik

Is innovation embedded into every thread of your company? Or is innovation still something that is truly yet to be realized? Most companies have a huge untapped potential that they are not fully utilizing. Your employees, partners, customers and vendors have a plethora of ideas.

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.

Adobe just demonstrated “Photoshop for voice” and I now can’t trust anymore

Idea to Value

For decades, people have been able to improve the quality of pictures using image editing software like Adobe Photoshop. Now, Adobe has just demonstrated a new tool they are working on, which could have an even bigger impact. It’s called VoCo, and it analyses people’s speech soundwaves to make it easy to change what a person said. Check out the video above for a quite terrifying demonstration.

Two Kinds of Empathy for Successful Innovation

Innovation Excellence

If you unpack the stories of most successful innovations, you’ll find that a deep immersion into the user experience of a product or service is the key that often unlocks the potential of the concept. Call it ethnography. Call it primary research. Call it field research. Call it empathy.

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Leveraging Innovation Methods to Drive Strategic Initiatives

Imaginatik

I recently had an opportunity to meet with a group of sustainability leaders who wanted to effectively combine Sustainability and Innovation. That's actually a very powerful way to drive your strategy & develop an innovation capability at the same time.

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Request for Proposal vs. Request for Presentation – Which RFP is better?

BrainZooming

I was discussing a request for proposal the other day with a potential client. He’s developing a short list of potential candidates for a new market research initiative at his company.

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It Takes More than a Big Idea to Change the World

Innovation Excellence

In 1882, just three years after he had almost literally shocked the world with his revolutionary lighting system, Thomas Edison opened his Pearl Street Station, the first commercial electrical distribution plant in the United States. By 1884 it was already servicing over 500 homes.

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Dating Advice for Corporates and Startups — Part III: Eliminate Barriers to Execution

Rocketspace

RocketSpace has developed a four-step methodology for helping companies build more impactful relationships with startup partners: learn, discover, experiment, and partner. This "dating advice" series with Michele McConomy, senior vice president and general manager of corporate innovation services, addresses each step of this process. Previously, she shared tips to help enterprise companies launch pilots with startup partners, faster. In this post, she shares best practices for implementation.

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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.

Five Strategies for Infusing VR Design with Empathy

Boxes and Arrows

The desert was frigid and the sun was just peeking over the mountains when we arrived at the Mojave Air & Space Port. A full-scale rocket prototype at the end of a long driveway marked the spaceport’s entrance.

5 Ways to Still Complete Your Strategic Planning for 2017

BrainZooming

Are you still working on your strategic planning for 2017 ? Or, are you still waiting to launch your strategic planning for 2017? Or is strategic planning for the next year something your organization just neglects to do?

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Making innovation a habit – the birth of the creative leader

Innovation Excellence

Dating Advice for Corporates and Startups — Part II: Tips for Assessing Partnership Potential

Rocketspace

RocketSpace has developed a 4-step methodology for helping companies build more impactful relationships with startup partners: learn, discover, experiment, and partner. This "dating advice" series with Michele McConomy, senior vice president and general manager of corporate innovation services, addresses each step of this process. Last week, she shared tips to help enterprise companies build their partnership funnels more efficiently.

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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!

How we use hackathons to accelerate corporate innovation & attract talent

Your Ideas are Terrible

What do you picture when you think about a “hackathon”? A conference room full of empty pizza boxes? A scene from the movie The Social Network? Black t-shirts and Macbook Airs? Many of our corporate clients ask us for advice about planning and running hackathons. How much should we budget? How do we handle IP? How can I sell the opportunity to executive leadership?

Creative Thinking Skills and Place with Chuck Dymer at The IdeaLoft

BrainZooming

If you’ve read the Brainzooming blog for any length of time, you’ve seen Chuck Dymer’s name multiple times. Chuck has been an incredible influence on my career, especially as it comes to creative thinking skills. As someone said to me at one point, “You’ve changed your job into Chuck’s job.”.

Should the Manager be in the Ideation Meeting?

Innovation Excellence

You want to hold a meeting with your team in order to generate some really creative ideas. You would like the group to challenge assumptions, think differently and come up with plenty of radical proposals. Here is the dilemma.

Dating Advice for Corporates and Startups — Part I: 3 Tips to Build Your Partnership Funnel

Rocketspace

RocketSpace has developed a 4-step methodology for helping companies build more impactful relationships with startup partners: learn, discover, experiment, and partner. This "dating advice" series with Michele McConomy, senior vice president and general manager of corporate innovation services, addresses each step of this 4-step process. In today's post, she shares 3 tips for finding the right partnership opportunities.

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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.

Penker’s reflections on The Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360

The 8th Drucker Forum was a milestone in many ways. It focused on the core of what will create the GDP of tomorrow and the actions to take – entrepreneurship and innovation.

How Much are Innovation Execs Paid?

Innovation Leader

We fielded a compensation survey that analyzed the base pay and bonuses of nearly 250 executives responsible for innovation at large corporations. Get data here

Why Social Skills Are Trumping Cognitive Skills

Innovation Excellence

From roughly the time of Jesus to Napoleon, life changed little. Then the industrial revolution replaced muscle power with steam power and human existence was transformed.

Penker’s reflections on The Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360 Group

The 8th Drucker Forum was a milestone in many ways. It focused on the core of what will create the GDP of tomorrow and the actions to take – entrepreneurship and innovation.

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?

5 Problems That Open Innovation Management Software Solves

eZassi

View Full-Size Infographic. Accelerate New Product And Process Development. Increase volume and quality of ideas entering the pipeline. Increase Efficiency. Central aggression hub and easy to use stage-gating streamlines the idea collection and filtering process. Contain Risk.

Company Culture Through Grassroots Innovation

Innovation Leader

Christopher Bailey of ExxonMobil, discusses operationally-focused innovation and how ExxonMobil promotes innovation through its Grassroots Innovation Forum

Innovation Needs a Home

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Needs a Home An innovation program needs a home. Many believe it should be as close to the business units or revenue source as possible.

What is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

Board of Innovation

This article discusses the scope of an innovation capability and the perspective of top down and bottom up business model innovation. In a recent client conversation, we discussed visions for an Innovation Capability. In the same week, we had a conversation with another company about a Business Model Innovation Capability. Interestingly the topics and questions we discussed were very similar. Read More. The post What is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

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.

Building a Map Based Idea System

Collective Innovation

IdeaLab features many unique features but by far the most unique is the map based idea system. This allows you to set any number of icons and allow people to submit ideas as locations. Context can be added, ideas can be discussed and voted on and analytics helps you narrow down those ideas worth perusing. Stores can use it to have customers suggest potential locations and to gather that actionable data for when it’s time to open up a new location.

The ‘Jobs Roadmap’ & Honing in on Customer Insights

Innovation Leader

Stephen Wunker, a protégé of Clayton Christensen, explains his “jobs framework” and gives insight into his book. Read an excerpt here

War games and the forgetting challenge

Innovation Excellence

One of the hardest challenges facing any organization that aspires to innovate is overcoming the existing orthodoxy.

Improving Indian Railways with Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

Indian Railways has been ferrying passengers for 163 years. Now, for the first time in its history, the state-owned railway company is hosting an open innovation brainstorming session for the future of the service it offers.

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.