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The Limited Value Of Ideas

Digital Tonto

The truth is that ideas need ecosystems to support them and that doesn’t happen overnight. To make an idea viable in the real world it needs to continually connect outward, gaining adherents and. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Balancing the Big Picture and the Details

The Human Factor

By Holly G. Green, CEO, The Human Factor, Inc. Every business needs two very different types of people to succeed over the long term or people with two, often contrary skill sets – big-picture thinkers and those who focus on the details.

Reigniting Innovation and Creativity

Innovation Excellence

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh Here’s an interesting question.

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018. We all need to begin to grapple with what is redefining work in knowledge, skills, our experience, and our necessary abilities to be viable and useful. We continue to hear and begin to see the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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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.

When the World Zigs, Zag.

Destination Innovation

John Bartle, Nigel Bogle and John Hegarty founded their eponymous agency in 1982 after leaving the TBWA agency. They started with a highly unusual principle for an advertising agency – no creative pitches.

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What problem is AI or ML solving for you or your customer

RTI Innovation Advisors

I wanted to write today about AI and ML, and take a day or two off from my recurring posts on lessons learned from many years of leading corporate innovation.

Your North Star Is Your Customers Not Competitors

Game-Changer

There are many businesses that start out filling a need for a specific type of customer. Sometimes this leads to the creation of a new industry or segment that was ignored or unserved by incumbents.

3 Things Your CIO Must Do

Rocketspace

Innovation is not about avoiding being Blockbuster — it is about looking at where you have an unfair advantage and building a strategy around it. That is why the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) is such an integral part of a company.

Human-Centered Design in the Financial Industry: An Innovative Example

IdeaScale

Blake Woods, of Lake Trust Credit Union. The financial services sector isn’t known for people-first approaches. Even with the gloss of “fintech” entrepreneurs, once you get past the flashy apps, the customer is often just another product in the end.

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 Top Seven Impediments to Innovation

Innovation Excellence

What is impeding innovation in your organization today?

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Are You Hiring Workers, Or Are You Hiring Leaders?

Game-Changer

Gapingvoid delivered this question in their daily newsletter , and I believe how leaders answer this question determines how they view their company now and tomorrow. What’s the difference between a worker and a leader?

12 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Stretch Executive Perspectives

BrainZooming

Brainzooming readers ask questions (btw, we LOVE that about you!). One reader asked recently about stretching a senior executive team’s thinking during strategic planning. She is seeking strategic thinking exercises to include in her organization’s executive committee senior retreat.

Amazon’s Innovative Answer to Same-Day Delivery Bottlenecks

IdeaScale

Last mile delivery is the movement of a product to its final destination, which is usually someone’s residence. The logistics of last mile delivery have become a topic of interest in recent years due to the popularity of e-commerce. Retail giant Amazon plans to cut its free Prime shipping time from two days to one, and this service has already begun in some regions. To achieve this goal, Amazon has to have rock-solid reliability and consistency in its last mile delivery.

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.

13 Guidelines for Navigating the New Decade Ahead

Innovation Excellence

In 2009, after a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Summit (Russia’s Davos), I wandered into a panel discussion on the topic of trade wars, led by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. My thought was: “why this topic?”

Why The Future Of Computing Is Heterogeneous

Digital Tonto

Decades from now, we will probably come to see the digital revolution as a quaint, simpler time. Related posts: Cloud Computing Just Entered Totally New Territory. IBM Is Building A Network To Drive. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Intel Neuromorphic chips Quantum Computing

Corporate Innovation: THEATRE, BULLSH*T, OR FUTURE-SHAPING CAPABILITY?

The Future Shapers

Organisations the world over continue to profess high levels of innovation capability, embedded innovation cultures and needle-shifting outcomes.

The Three Roles You Need to Have on Your Innovation Team

InnovationManagement

No matter the decade in which you grew up, the future promised one thing: flying cars. And yet generation after generation has been disappointed as our technological progress that has given us everything from angry birds to nanotechnology, but… still no Bladerunner vehicles.

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!

A Fundamental Principle of Value Creation

Innovation Excellence

The photo below illustrates one of the most fundamental principles of value creation. Have a look: The owner has bought a ‘cat tree’. This would be splendid, but the cat prefers sitting on the cardboard box! Of course, the cat tree is not for the cat at all. It’s for the owner. I doubt the.

Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools

Grasshopper Herder

Don’t get buried in the tools and platforms -- know how your resources, time frames, risks, and options work together to create a viable innovation portfolio map. The post Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Innovation Innovation Accounting Metrics Metrics & Innovation Accounting Startup Tool

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Why you should be careful calling it innovation

The Future Shapers

Some meetings go better than others, as we all know. Some time ago, I was presenting the results of a research project for a client, and was talking about the importance of the small, incremental ideas that come from people in organisations.

Addressing Business Innovation Gaps to Achieve Growth

InnovationManagement

Industry leaders recognize the importance of innovation in product development and business processes. Investing in the latest innovation seems like an ideal step forward, but it’s also a risky investment for anyone concerned with ROI.

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.

Creating Innovation Spaces

Innovation Excellence

If you’re in the innovation game you probably ought to meet Madame de Geoffrin. Anyone working at the fuzzy front end or trying to find ways to ‘get out of the box’ could probably benefit from a few minutes of her time. She has a wealth of experience around how to enable this sort of. Innovation

The interplay between innovation, creativity, and consciousness

ImagineNation

Innovation consulting can be a lonely place for a woman to play, especially in a conventional, male-oriented, and competitive marketplace like Melbourne is today. Making networking a key way of enhancing my intellectual, emotional and social capital, consciousness and creativity.

Innovation Management Software: Connect Creativity and Collaboration

Planview Spigit

Ideation + Delivery = Innovation. It’s a simple equation that is often a lot easier said than done. But why? We have heard it time and again…Somewhere between the birth of an idea and the delivery phase, innovation slows or becomes nonexistent.

Second Mover Strategy

Ankush Chopra

Second mover strategy is a counter-intuitive way of winning in many industries. It involves waiting for the first mover to prove a market and test it. But once a market is tested, it involves a fast move into the market.

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?