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

Revolutions don’t begin with a slogan. They begin with a cause. Related posts: Great Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare. 6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate. How Lean Startup. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Is A.I. The New Buzzword?

Game-Changer

Kevin Kelly is quoted as saying that “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI”. Indeed, and 2017 may well be the year A.I.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.”.

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 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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Where there’s fun there is no fear.

Mike Shipulski

For those who lead projects and people, failure is always lurking in the background. And gone unchecked, it can hobble. Despite best efforts to put a shine on it, there’s still a strong negative element to failure. No two ways about it, failure is mapped with inadequacy and error.

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!

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?

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?