Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

How Insights Executives at Three Big Brands are Driving Innovation

New Markets Advisors

I spent last week at The Market Research Event (TMRE) in Las Vegas, talking to Insights and Innovation professionals about the challenges… Continue reading on New Markets Insights ». innovation jobs-to-be-done customer-experience market-research marketing

5 Steps to Brainstorm the Future of Your Market

HYPE Innovation

This is the second blog post in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight.

Focus on the Problem, not the Customer’s Request

Destination Innovation

Image by William Iven from Pixabay. The best innovations solve real problems. They provide solutions that customers are prepared to pay money for. So it seems to make sense that we should listen carefully to customer requests. But this can be a mistake.

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The Secrets to Effective, Efficient Ideation

Innovation Excellence

We all want to win the never-ending race for great, effective, profitable new ideas. We want these ideas without a huge effort, without a huge risk and without a huge investment.

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.

Designing Strong Experiments

Franziska Beeler and Tendayi Viki

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well.

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Why Your Innovation Team Needs Both Big-Picture and Granular Thinking

IdeaScale

Looking to the horizon is a good thing, but also just the start.?. The devil is in the details.” Look at the forest, not the trees.” These two aphorisms are thrown around constantly when discussing innovation strategy, and at first, they seem contradictory.

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How I used Board of Innovation’s tactics to launch a startup

Board of Innovation

Former innovation consultant Zygi Krupskis talks about how he used what he learned working here to co-found the startup, Persy Booths. The post How I used Board of Innovation’s tactics to launch a startup appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

Spotless: An Innovation Roadmap

InnovationManagement

Bridie Scott is an Innovation Manager at Spotless and she’s taken the business on a journey from a large-scale company with big goals to a company that is listening to and empowering all of their frontline employees in the innovation process.

Drive Out Fear for innovation to Flow

Innovation Excellence

The primary impediment to innovation is fear, and the prime directive of any innovation system should be to drive out fear. A culture of accountability, implemented poorly, can inject fear and deter innovation.

The Hard-to-Abate sectors need innovation solutions to reach Net-Zero Co2 Emissions

Paul Hobcraft

Source: [link]. I have been looking at those Hard-to-Abate sectors for reaching Net-Zero Co2 Emissions like the cement, steel, plastics, aviation, shipping, and heavy road transport within our need for a global energy transition.

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.

Innovation Management: What Does Success Look Like?

IdeaScale

Success in innovation management is all about exploration.?. While the term innovation isn’t exactly esoteric, it can be hard to pin down. What is innovative and what isn’t? The answer isn’t black and white. What qualifies as successful innovation management? Coming up with an idea that others like?

4 Things To Know About How Technology Will Evolve Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

Over the next ten years, we’re likely to see nascent technologies hit their stride and create completely new industries. The time to prepare is now. Related posts: Materials Science May Be The Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What to Do About the Change Back Reaction

Erin (Pink) Mosley

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How to Be a Compensated Connector

Innovation Excellence

It seems more and more people are becoming part of the gig economy, either part-time or full time, and 1099 docs are no exception. Building a network has a lot of tangible and intangible benefits. The most obvious intangible one is you get to make more money and meet a lot of interesting people you.

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 to Identify Leaders among Your Staff

IdeaScale

Innovation can’t thrive without leadership. Innovation leadership is emerging as a primary need of today’s businesses. Does your present team contain potential innovation leadership? It’s likely if you take time to identify them.?. It isn’t enough to have an outstanding leadership team today.

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The Boring Parts of Digital Innovation, or 3 Reasons Why Testing Matters

InnovationManagement

When it comes to innovation in an enterprise setting, the majority of attention usually goes to all the exciting things. The bold ideas, the grand technological possibilities, the potential benefits of digital and structural transformation, the trailblazing.

How To Bring An Innovation Culture To Life

Tendayi Viki

Creative Clarity: Finding Focus in the Midst of Ambiguity

Innovation Excellence

I had the opportunity recently to hear Jon Kolko, Partner, Modernist Studio give a Keynote at the Back End of Innovation (BEI) conference on Creative Clarity: Finding Focus in the Midst of Ambiguity. Jon started out by discussing the myth of creativity and how it becomes mystified in the workplace.

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.

Paid Advertising Isn’t The Only Way To Grow A Business

Game-Changer

I recently joined a chat of entrepreneurs and a person brought up the topic of business growth. Specifically, she said that someone who is not willing to spend money on advertising to grow a business is not an entrepreneur. I think her comment is biased, she runs a social media agency, and ignorant. Let me explain… A business I had some years ago, Blu Maya, we helped brands create word of mouth through brand experience.

How Does the Sharing Economy Motivate Technology Startups?

InnovationManagement

Technology startups can get motivated by offering solutions to the sharing economy companies and utilising the services offered by them. The post How Does the Sharing Economy Motivate Technology Startups? appeared first on Innovation Management. Trend Alert

Exclusive: Overcoming innovation roadblocks (Part 2)

Adam Zuchetti

Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (Part 1)

Innovation Excellence

In so many ways it often feels like innovation is both wholly new, and ancient at the same time. Tools that we use to innovate aren’t new, in fact many are very old, but put to appropriate use they help us create miraculous new things. Too often we distrust old tools or methods, thinking 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?

Testing Business Ideas: Out Now!

Strategyzer Innovation

“When I have a business idea, I want to be able to rapidly test it, So that I don’t build something nobody wants.". Tools Testing Books

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Vision for 2020: 5 Innovative Marketing Strategies to Try Out in the New Year

InnovationManagement

With each new year, marketers think about the success and failures of the current year, as well as what they're going to do better during the next. The post Vision for 2020: 5 Innovative Marketing Strategies to Try Out in the New Year appeared first on Innovation Management.

Innovation Isn’t Just About Ideas

Game-Changer

Probably the most long lasting myth about innovation is that it’s about new ideas. You’ve heard it before, someone comes up to you to tell you about their new idea and how fantastic it is. But you know what? Ideas are just that: ideas in someone’s head. Creativity is about coming up with new ideas. Innovation is about turning an idea into value. And the path between those to phases is high on experimentation. Innovation isn’t just about ideas.

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The Gladwell Trap

Innovation Excellence

I recently bought a book that I was really excited about. It’s one of those books that’s created a lot of buzz and it was highly recommended by someone I respect. The author’s pedigree included Harvard, Stanford, McKinsey and a career as a successful entrepreneur and CEO.

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.

Hire for kindness and curiosity

The Future Shapers

Learning from serial entrepreneurs is always a good idea. Asking them the questions you are wondering about can assist in overcoming early obstacles and help you get ahead.

Why Parts of Africa Are More Open to Technological Advances Than the U.S.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Sometimes there's a hometown disadvantage, according to one tech entrepreneur who launched her product first in Kenya. Innovation Now

CORPORATE ANTIBODIES ATTACK AND KILL INNOVATION

Innovation 360 Group

You will never be able to innovate in a way that conflicts with your unique company DNA. The organizational culture within your company won’t allow innovations like that to live. We have seen it happen many, many times over the years.

Customer Requests are Signals not Signposts – Focus on the Problem

Innovation Excellence

The best innovations solve real problems. They provide solutions that customers are prepared to pay money for. So it seems to make sense that we should listen carefully to customer requests. But this can be a mistake. In the famous words of Steve Jobs, “It isn’t the customer’s job to know what they want.” The customer. Innovation Customers signals

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.