Sat.Feb 02, 2019 - Fri.Feb 08, 2019

Innovation Takes Time

The Future Shapers

If you hang out with dreamers and innovators for any length of time, you hear about Edison’s 1000 failures. There are countless anecdotes about the years of work and countless attempts before an inventor has their “Eureka Moment.”.

Why Tell Stories?

Idea Champions

Which Rock Band is the Model for your Innovative Startup?

Destination Innovation

It has been said many times that founding a startup is similar to launching a rock band. For example: You gather a small, talented team with different skills but a common passion. You practise for long hours to improve your product. You create a demo tape or prototype product to show people.

Let’s Make Rejection Great Again

helloFUTURE

People hate being the bearer of bad news, but if you ask me, bad news is much better than no news. One of the worst things that you can do to an innovator is to ignore their ideas, no matter if they are good ones or not. I’ve seen too many innovation programs waylaid by… The post Let’s Make Rejection Great Again appeared first on hellofuture. corporate culture disruptive innovation ideas innovation

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.

Legacy is all around us. Innovation and insights suffer greatly

Paul Hobcraft

Can we continue to battle with legacy? When you think we are on a roll, we are making that transformation in technology, systems, new organizational designs, you are suddenly stopped in your tracks. Legacy fights back, it holds you up, it stops you from advancing.

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The 12 Greatest Inventions of All Time

Destination Innovation

My selection of the inventions which had the most beneficial effects for human progress. Do you agree? Please note that discoveries (such as fire) and more abstract concepts (such as democracy or capitalism) are not included – just specific inventions.

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10 Rules of Innovation Management - Part 1: Alignment, Management Support, and Sponsorship

HYPE Innovation

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

How to Identify and Nullify Innovation Killers

IdeaScale

Talking about doing can kill innovation. Innovation strategy can be a powerful thing, but any businessperson can tell you that no strategy, however carefully formed, survives contact with the day-to-day reality of running a business.

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6 Easy Ways To Boost Brain Power

Game-Changer

There are few parts of the body more critical than our brains. Not only for our cognitive processes such as concentration and analysis, but for regulating our bodily functions. Our brain is responsible for our breathing, for keeping our heart beating, for our blood pressure and sleep patterns.

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.

Wikipedia – A Lateral Idea in Action

Destination Innovation

In the 1930s there were 2000 salesmen in the USA knocking on doors and selling sets of Encyclopedia Britannica. They were selling a highly regarded product and were on handsome commissions.

8 Design Thinking Flaws and How to Fix Them

Braden Kelley

What Is Corporate Social Innovation? Understanding the New Driver of Change

IdeaScale

Nowadays, you hear terms like “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) a lot. Business schools are teaching courses on CSR, top-notch organizations are too. This concept is fairly new and different to what was practiced before. Previously, NGOs and companies “co-existed.” CK Prahalad talked about this relationship and what it meant. While the two entities didn’t clash with one another, they didn’t contribute to one another’s business models either. Times have changed.

Why Apple can't innovate anymore

RTI Innovation Advisors

Yes, it is a provocative title. And no, I don't quite know if it is true. But it does make one stop and think, doesn't it? What if the avatar for innovation over the last decade is exhausted? What if Apple has done all the innovation it can do? An interesting thought, wouldn't you say? What Apple now has in common with other large companies Innovation is easier when an organization is smaller and more nimble.

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.

25 Sources of Personal Competitive Advantage

Game-Changer

What gives you confidence that you have an advantage in any situation? Shane Parrish from Farnamstreet started an interesting thread on Twitter about sources of personal competitive advantage, check them out below. – Ability to persuade others – Ability to look stupid – Advanced Pattern recognition – Focus – Ability to say no. — Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) January 31, 2019. That’s 15 sources, I’ll add 10 of my own here: Fearlessness.

7 Steps to Building Stronger Sales Relationships with Human-Centric Problem Solving

Braden Kelley

by Braden Kelley and Adam Radziszewski Building strong sales relationships is all about trust and demonstrating how the product/solution will make the customer’s life better. But is traditional selling getting you where you want to go?

Exploring the Role of the C-Suite in Product Innovation

IdeaScale

A little outside-the-box thinking goes a long way. One of the many problems with the “lone genius in the garage” view of innovation is that too often, the C-suite is stylized as the people who say “no” to a brilliant idea, only to regret it later.

The 7 Fundamentals for Succeeding in Innovation

InnovationManagement

It isn’t exactly easy to succeed in innovation. The vast majority of innovation attempts seem to fail and a mere 6% of executives are satisfied in their innovation performance , despite innovation generally being considered as very important for the future of their organization. Strategies

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 Little Known Event that Made Einstein a Legendary Icon

Digital Tonto

Success, as it turns out, takes more than just talent and effort. You also need networks and a little luck. Related posts: The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks. Innovation Is Never A Single. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Network Theory

Ten Questions to Answer Before Using Social Tools for Product Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Social media is incredibly effective for conveying marketing messages and for receiving rapid customer feedback. The effectiveness of social media for outbound marketing activities, i.e. getting the news out about new products offerings, and interacting with customers, is well known.

How to Identify and Nullify Innovation Killers

IdeaScale

Talking about doing can kill innovation. Innovation strategy can be a powerful thing, but any businessperson can tell you that no strategy, however carefully formed, survives contact with the day-to-day reality of running a business.

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7 Top Business Intelligence Trends to Watch for in 2019 and Beyond

Acuvate

More and more organizations have started to appreciate the value of business intelligence (BI) when it comes to their decision-making process. The past few years have seen BI systems go through different evolutions.

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.

Self-steering organization: 6 mistakes we made

Board of Innovation

We recently shared an article about Board of Innovation’s journey towards working in self-governing teams. We call them circles. They operate as entrepreneurial mini-companies within Board of Innovation and take on business responsibilities accordingly. A year and a half in, we have overachieved our main targets — growing a strong team, creating greater business impact. Continue reading. The post Self-steering organization: 6 mistakes we made appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Cultivating A Culture of Curiosity to Drive More Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I recently read a great article on how disasters can lead to innovation by Paul Sloane here on Innovation Excellence. It’s a great reminder for all of us on how simple curiosity is the driving force behind many of the greatest innovations we come up with.

How Great Companies Empower Creativity

Digital Tonto

The secret to unlocking creativity is not to look for more creative people, but to unlock more creativity from the people who already work for you Related posts: How Technology Enhances Creativity. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Creativity

Okoni innovation agency: there is no transformation without creation

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Okoni introduces the ‘Consultant-Maker’, connecting vision with execution! Innovation FabLab Incubation Marc-Antoine Franc Okoni Pierre Baudry Startups Transformation

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?