Sat.Jan 26, 2019 - Fri.Feb 01, 2019

The Innovation Stack

The Inovo Group

“Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in the information?”. – The Rock by T.S. Elliot. Highlights. The two dominant models of innovation are the process/activity model and the human/proficiency model.

How to know when the old models don't work any more

RTI Innovation Advisors

As Malcolm Gladwell and other business writers have found, it is entirely possible to write a compelling article around a rather obvious point, and still hold the reader's attention. As a case in point I draw your attention to this article - entitled Why Corporate Innovation is so Hard.

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How Fantasy Becomes Reality

Digital Tonto

Once we have exhausted the realm of the possible, we often must venture into the realm of the impossible to see a new direction Related posts: 4 Visionaries Who Saw Far Into The Future And How They. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Innovation

The Tyranny of the Blank Page: How to get over writer’s block

Idea to Value

Why are blank pages so scary? Whether it is in the form of a book to be written, a presentation to be delivered, a song to be scribed or any other creative output. The sight of a blank page is enough to prevent many people from ever getting started. But why is this?

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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.

How Can My Company Become More Customer-Centric?


This is an interesting question I got asked recently, which has no straight-forward answer. To answer it, let’s breakdown what customer-centric means… To be customer-centric you have to care about your customers.

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How HR Impacts Corporate Innovation


The right people make the difference in innovation. Human Resources is sometimes overlooked as a source of innovation.

What are the three things every idea needs to be successful? The balanced breakthrough model

Idea to Value

What are the three things which every idea needs to be successful? At Deloitte, we have found that in order for an idea to succeed, it needs to possess three key attributes. Together, these three criteria form what we call the Balanced Breakthrough model. The Balanced Breakthrough Model.

4 Essential Tips to Become a Thought Leader Using Videos


Videos can be the perfect platform if you want to position yourself and become a thought leader in your industry. At the end of the day thought leadership is all about producing engaging content that guide and inspire others – and there is no medium more engaging than videos.

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3 Actionable Attributes to Create Innovation Culture


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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.

Unleash the Power of Lateral Thinking for Inspired Innovation


Sometimes the key to solving a problem is ignoring the “rules.” ” IBM has famously made “THINK!” a command to drive innovation. However, it’s not just the act of thought that’s innovative, but how you think.

Becoming A Successful Executive Doesn’t Prepare You To Innovate

Innovation Excellence

Becoming a successful executive is a fairly linear path. You start at the bottom and learn to solve basic problems in your field or industry.

How to Cut Costs and Still Be Innovative


The best innovations reduce costs while adding value at the same time. With all the hype these days around the impending disruptions on the horizon such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the like, it’s natural to assume that breakthrough innovation requires breakthrough technology.

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The What, Why and How of Trade Promotion Forecasting


Trade Promotions are a crucial part of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. They are highly instrumental in driving sales, creating brand visibility, awareness and loyalty.

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.

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Your Digital Marketing Strategy


A new innovation in the digital marketing sphere is the idea of using crowdsourcing to generate or test marketing ideas. Up until this process, marketing, digital marketing and traditional marketing had been a “ one-way conversation ,” according to The Huffington Post.

Why Your Idea is Not Investor-Ready

Innovation Excellence

In my role as the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), I sometimes receive inquiries like this: “Hi, Dr. Meyers.

Intel Has Figured Out How To Compute In 3 Dimensions And It Could Put The Company Back On Top

Digital Tonto

The company's new technology has the potential to reshape the industry for years to come Related posts: What Will We Do After Moore’s Law Ends? Moore’s Law Will Soon End, But Progress. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Intel Moore's law

Five Perspectives of Innovators


Innovators are among us and within us, spot them by how they think and do things differently. Creative Leadership

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!

4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts


Loved by some, dreaded by many. How do we make brainstorming enjoyable, valuable and fun for everyone involved? Get 4 brainstorming exercises that get everybody’s creative juices flowing. Friendly and approachable, solves problems by talking them through, open and willing to share.

How To Create a Strategic Planning Process for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Every innovative product begins as a concept in the mind of someone or some group of people. These concepts are the seeds of your company’s future growth. How is your company cultivating these seeds?

3 ways to kill a business on paper

Board of Innovation

It is one thing to take a piece of paper, fold it into an airplane shape, hurl it across a room, and make it fly. It’s quite another to construct an airplane in real life. This might seem like an obvious thing to point out, but this is often what happens when people try to. Continue reading. The post 3 ways to kill a business on paper appeared first on Board of Innovation.

Seeing What Isn’t There

Mike Shipulski

It’s relatively straightforward to tell the difference between activities that are done well and those that are done poorly. Usually sub-par activities generate visual signals to warn us of their misbehavior. A bill isn’t paid, a legal document isn’t signed or the wrong parts are put in the box.

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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.

Explore Observe Ask: Suspend Your Own Assumption

Beyond the Obvious

I used to spend a lot of time in India, as most tech guys do. The subcontinent can be spectacularly disorienting for a Westerner. On one trip, I stayed in a blissfully air-conditioned, five-star hotel.

How to Find Innovation Champions and Pilot Partners from Outside In

Innovation Excellence

Creating corporate innovation is never easy and takes several steps. Carlson and Wilmot mention five disciplines: Important Needs: Work on important customer and market needs, not just what is interesting to you. Value Creation: Use the tools of value creation to create customer value fast.

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B2B Co-creation: a collection of learnings and insights

Board of Innovation

What is B2B co-creation? An innovation program where you involve a real B2B partner customer. You’ll co-create in a strategic corporate partnership whilst building a win-win situation for greater B2B business impact. Myth-buster: Co-creation is not just for B2C contexts. B2B co-creation, otherwise known as corporate partnerships, has a lot of opportunity for big impact. Continue reading. The post B2B Co-creation: a collection of learnings and insights appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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Four New Year’s resolutions that will energize your organization


Resolutions that Will Energize Your Organization. The new year is a great time to take a fresh look at your dreams and career plans alongside the goals for your team. This year why not “go big” and start a conversation that can bring about a big change in your organization.

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?