2012

What is Gamification?

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The application of the mechanics and techniques of games to non-game related contexts is called gamification. The basic thinking behind the process of gamification is to encourage participation of people in certain events.

2012 Innovation Resolution: Turning Ideas Into Money

Robert Brands

Innovation is an indispensable force that turns ideas into money. It is the lifeblood of any organization.

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Lady Gaga takes innovation to avant-garde levels

Innovation 360

How offers become almost impossible to copy. WHAT ARE YOU SELLING? By understanding what you are actually selling, you can find your unique abilities and become sustainably competitive. Sitting on the plane home from Monaco and have just, together with some Bearing colleagues , run our innovation management program at Monaco’s business school and the MBA program of Luxury Goods.

Disruption the Innovators Dilemma

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Clayton Christensen was talking about disruption in 1997 in his book Innovators Dilemma. Everything seemed so sweet in the 1990s, growth continued to climb in double digits, Microsoft’s stock was doubling every other month and we became accustomed to this lovely linear growth pattern. I recall sitting in in a meeting with senior executives from large IT multinationals listening to their shared excitement about the sustainable growth pattern with no end in sight.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Crowdsourcing Innovation

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The recent economic down turn has made many organizations look at the way in which they do business, especially when it comes to developing and launching new products to market. Most of these companies thought nothing of spending millions in the research and development of such products, knowing that they could just tag a few extra bucks onto the final price that would offset the costs of R&D.

What drives Innovation and who owns it?

Robert Brands

Ownership is one of the key imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation. Most would agree that innovation is everyone’s responsibility, but employees can’t innovate unless their leaders empower them to do so. Innovation needs a champion within the organization to push them to take calculated risks, and to step outside their own comfort zone. Without ownership, positive results are almost impossible to achieve.

3 Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teamwork

Robert Brands

You’ve just asked your employees to collaborate on an important group project. After taking time to photocopy a stack of handouts about the project, the group waits for a conference room to become available. Finally seated around the table, the group stares down at their paperwork until the meeting disperses, not to meet again for days or weeks. At its bare essentials, the group project appears to be tedious and inefficient.

Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process

Robert Brands

After sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, it is hard not to think of all that we have to be thankful for. In the past year there have been some incredible new innovations revolutionizing the way people live their lives. After countless hours spent planning, researching, designing, and testing; what was once an idea, becomes a tangible reality. Implementing innovation depends on a disciplined strategy customized to the needs, size and culture of an organization.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Innovation Balancing Act

Robert Brands

On June 15th of this year, Nik Wallenda became the first person ever to walk across the roaring Niagra Falls on a 2-inch wire. After battling wind swells, and thick mist, Wallenda completed his walk crossing from the United States into Canada. He was greeted by a Canadian customs agent who asked, “What is the purpose of your trip sir?”

Innovation success

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The word ‘innovation’ has been bandied about for decades. At no time since the advent of the Corporation has innovation been more critical for the ongoing success of existing organisations, particularly when it comes to the flow of sustainable business. Nevertheless, it is often hard to find an ethos of innovation within organisations. The innovation concept is often tagged as a low priority or something that the other guy is responsible for.

I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.O.N : Creating a Culture of Innovation

Robert Brands

Innovation in business is the development of new customer value through solutions that meet new needs, inarticulate needs, or current needs in new ways. Innovation in and of itself is the key to a company’s survival. It is the lifeblood of a company. That said, innovation is not always easy, and it does not come by itself. It requires a culture and desire to deliver that needs to be nurtured and reinforced by its leadership and a backed by a structured process approach.

Supporting the “R” in R&D

Robert Brands

When it comes to Research and Development (R&D), a majority of the new product development process involves the “D” from concept to launch. However, the “R” is where most breakthroughs come from – and it is in jeopardy due to recessionary cuts and the short-term pressure for monthly and quarterly results. When companies are laser focused on delivering monthly bottomline goals, research can be left on the back burner. What are you doing to support research?

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.