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

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.

The World's Top Emerging Innovation Hubs to Watch in 2019

Rocketspace

Top 7 Emerging Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators. emerging innovation hubs innovation hub innovation ecosystem

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.

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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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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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8 Design Thinking Flaws and How to Fix Them

Braden Kelley

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Things Managers Should Know About Innovation (But Most Don’t)

Innovation Excellence

Every business knows it needs to innovate. What isn’t so clear is how to go about it. There is no shortage of pundits, blogs and conferences that preach the gospel of agility, disruptive innovation, open innovation, lean startups or whatever else is currently in vogue. It can all be overwhelming.

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.

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

7 Failures of Business Growth

Daniel Burrus

If you want to stand out in today’s marketplace, you must work smarter, not harder. This is easier said than done, however, as despite their best intentions, companies get snarled in the glaring failures that derail business growth and stagnate profits. In order for you to avoid these failures, you have to be aware of the most common ones and the strategies for combating them. The following will help you turn failure into success.

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.

BP Technology Group, how technology can impact the energy industry out to 2050

Innovation Excellence

Stephen Cook is Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology at BP since 2017, committed to commercial deals in technology-related business development, also cultivating and delivering capability in technology strategy, and intelligence.

Five questions covering everything you need to know about employee engagement

Exoplatform

What is employee engagement? There are many definitions for the concept of employee engagement out there. The post Five questions covering everything you need to know about employee engagement appeared first on eXo Platform Blog.

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

How to Report on Customer Participation

Chaordix

If you are here, on this joyfully colorful website, it probably means that you believe in the power of customer participation.

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.