How to Use the Three Horizons for Future Sensemaking

Innovation Excellence

However, this post will close the gaps and explore potential “tabletop” collaboration tips, templates, and examples to anchor this at a ground zero level. Do you have the capabilities to carry out those bets?

Why Are Meetings so Important and How to Make them Effective and Fun

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Not a day goes by when I dont hear someone complain about yet another meeting that they need to attend and how it is such a waste of time, money and effort. You can read more about this and how he ran these meetings here. refuses to be informational.

How to Silicon Valley Your Business

IdeaScale

Every year, thousands of companies send their employees to Silicon Valley to visit start-ups and enterprises. Some companies even establish permanent company outposts to have a constant pulse on emerging trends and start-up themes. It helps to have access to education.

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How to Choose the Best Idea

Mike Shipulski

We don’t need more ideas, we need a way to choose the best one or two ideas and run them to ground. If it’s not important enough to make a crude physical prototype and create a simple video, the idea isn’t worth a damn. Next, get the band back together to watch the Box 4 videos.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Mapping Innovation, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. In this session, you will learn: The 6 steps you can use to build an innovation playbook that works for your organization.

How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

Exago

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How to conquer your audience

Exago

Giving you easy access to new sources of innovation, open innovation practices allow you to ask different questions of different communities. The post How to conquer your audience appeared first on www.exago.com.

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How To Shape An Innovative Mindset

Game-Changer

Everyone can be, there are things we all have that enables us to be creative and see what no one else sees; we just have to put them into use. In a recent interview Marc Andreessen, co-founder of A16z, laid out a few ideas on how to shape an innovative mindset : Mental model innovation.

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How to Lead without Authority 

Rmukesh Gupta

In the future of work that we envisage, one of the key skill that would be needed for anyone to do well is their ability to influence people (upwards/side wards/downwards) with or without formal authority. Do you take action and accompanying responsibility to the result of the action?

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

Which partners and how many? 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. How to communicate direction and goals to partners and the outside world.

How To Innovate Like DARPA

Game-Changer

That and GPS, drones, self-driving cars, computer mouse, voice recognition and a host of other innovations that started as military projects and then made their way to society. With a reputation as an innovator of the highest order, how does DARPA stay innovative?

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How to create valuable open innovation ecosystems

Exago

From building consumers’ loyalty through to establishing new partnerships, improving products and identifying more business opportunities – open innovation can bring companies remarkable benefits. The post How to create valuable open innovation ecosystems appeared first on www.exago.com.

How to Execute on Ideas

IdeaScale

As we’ve discussed before , once you’ve arrived at a clear decision, it is critical to act on the decision. Too many ideas reach decision, only to lay fallow without action. To this end, we recommend the following best practices: Specify each decision or conclusion.

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How to conquer your Daily Innovation Zone

Exago

Once you've understood the four quadrants of the innovation model - steady growth, productivity gain, industry leadership, game change -, you'll need a plan to conquer your own Daily Innovation Zone. This means also learning how to create game changing innovation with minimum cost and risk.

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How to be Happily Busy

Rmukesh Gupta

And we need to trade both of these (depleting, non-renewable) with other people and organisations. This is almost non-negotiable (of course, we can go to the Himalayas for a retreat or become a Buddhist monk, but I am sure people who read my blog have neither of those intentions).

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship with tenure at industry-leading companies, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs.

Brainstorming Techniques - How to Brainstorm by Yourself

Hype

In general, people tend to brainstorm in groups. That particular method of generating ideas has become a standard solution for teams trying to solve problems. However, due to globalisation, organisational challenges, time, and resources, you see more and more companies organising idea campaigns in the cloud where participants are brainstorming and coming up with ideas on their own. In this post, I'm going explain to you solo brainstorming techniques that work.

How To Allocate Resources

Mike Shipulski

How a company allocates its resources defines its strategy. But it’s tricky business to allocate resources in a way that makes the most of the existing products, services and business models yet accomplishes what’s needed to create the future. How will the customer benefit?

How to wallow in the mud of uncertainty.

Mike Shipulski

And yet, we still try to use the tried-and-true toolbox of certainty even after it’s abundantly clear those wrenches don’t fit. the only real answer is a description of the next thing you’ll try to learn. “We When doing creative work, there’s immense pressure to be done on time.

How to Design for Outcomes

Tim Kastelle

It’s always a bit dangerous to be “inspirational.” ” The problem is that inspiration doesn’t always lead to action – and that’s what we ultimately want. Despite all the awards, DtM couldn’t find anyone to build their incubator.

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

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How To Lead Digital Transformations

Faisal Hoque

A digital transformation strategy aims to create the agile capabilities of fully leveraging the possibilities and opportunities of new technologies and their impact faster, better and in more innovative way in the future.

How to Practice The Art of The Possible

Game-Changer

You don’t get to see these better options in your mind’s eye without having a positive outlook, yet not every vision survives contact with reality; ideas need to be challenged. Be the one who will find ways to make it work.

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How to Avoid Voting Bias in Crowdsourcing

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing has been judged to be one of the most impactful, but least used digital hacks by organizations by Gartner. And one of the questions that we receive every so often is how to correct for voting bias. Voting isn’t the only way to gather crowd feedback.

How to enable inclusive innovation

hackerearth

Considering how difficult it is to achieve this perfection, we strive for an equally worthy goal of continuous improvement—to generate economic growth that is socially inclusive. How can inclusive innovation help address inequalities?

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

HOW TO CAPTURE THE VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER IN AN ERA OF CHOICE - SPIGIT 1 HOW TO IMPROVE. ERA OF CHOICE HOW TO CAPTURE THE VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER IN AN ERA OF CHOICE - SPIGIT 2 It doesn’t matter if you’re a large enterprise, small business, or solo.

How to Refine an Idea

IdeaScale

But how do you execute them? OK, you’ve got a great idea, but do you know how to refine an idea? How do you turn the ore of a great idea into the gold of a finished concept, product, or service? Some ideas are ambitious and may take a lot of effort for you to reach. So, look at where you are, and then ask yourself where you have to be to pull off this idea. How do you get from concept to execution? Ideas are easy.

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How to Make Good Lean Startup Hypotheses

Tim Kastelle

Imagine that we’re trying to build a startup called ScotchFinder – it’s like AirB’n’B, but for Scotch! Our first hypothesis often looks like this: We believe that: people will be happy to share their rare scotch with others.

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How to map costs for your innovation path to growth

Exago

The post How to map costs for your innovation path to growth appeared first on Exago. In our economic environment, connecting innovation and strategic cost-cutting becomes relevant for all companies, both incumbent and challengers.

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How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

Understanding areas where you need improvement is vital to helping you predict the challenges you may face as you help your organization move toward more regular innovation practices. Assessments also establish a baseline to which progress can be measured.

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The 2018 Business Guide to Implementing an Innovation Program

to Implementing an. the ability to evolve to fend off competitors, attract. agriculture to relative newcomers such as software and. technology companies, can ignore the need to innovate. innovation program, and some common risks to avoid. How Businesses.

How to Run a Good Brainstorming Session

Rmukesh Gupta

Last week I was invited to run a Design thinking experiential workshop for the STC conference in Bangalore. I am sure that everyone of us, me included, have at one point or other, been invited to join in a brainstorm to come up with ideas to solve a given problem. I will try and share my insights and answers to these most commonly asked questions on brainstorming sessions. Even better would be for you to try this. Why do we need to delay judgements?

3 Kinds of Complexities That Every Entrepreneur Should Be Ready For And How to Deal with them

Rmukesh Gupta

So, what can we do about it: One of the things that entrepreneurs can do about complexity is to expect it and plan for it in advance. People try to side-step processes and exceptions slowly start to become much more common. This kind of complexity is difficult to get out of.

10 Strategies: How to Learn Advanced Concepts Fast

Game-Changer

In this environment, people and companies that survive and thrive are those who know how to learn ; fast. Notice I said “who know how to learn”, this is key because you can’t adjust course based on your own point of view if you don’t.

How To Accelerate Sustainable Growth

Faisal Hoque

The post How To Accelerate Sustainable Growth appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. A presentation on the mindset, platform, and capabilities needed for success, given at a Harvard Alumni Association event.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works by Dylan Minor, Paul Brook, and Josh Bernoff OCTOBER 09, 2017 UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2017 JUAN DÍAZ-FAES FOR HBR Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. nable pipelines and applied technology to manage those pipelines.

How To Create Eye-Watering Ideas

Mike Shipulski

With creativity, the leading thinking says the most important thing is to create many of ideas. When asked to generate many of ideas, the thinking goes, the team lets go of their inhibitions and good ideas slip through their mental filters.

How To Solve A Really Tough Problem In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

Digital Tonto

The key to solving fundamental challenges is to go both wider and deeper Related posts: The Uncertainty Problem. How to do a Turnaround in 5 (not so easy) Steps. How. [[ This is a content summary only.

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How to test & iterate new product & service ideas faster & cheaper

Leapfrogging

Here’s how to do it like never before. But for most organizations, especially startups and smaller firms, distinguishing between the next Kindle and the next Fire Phone before they come to market can be the difference between survival and bankruptcy.

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How to Find Your First Customers

Tim Kastelle

The first issue is that the customer development process is different in business-to-business settings than it is when we’re targeting end users. ” It’s harder to identify customer needs (and pain) inside of a business, because there are lots of different agendas in play.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

CORPORATE INNOVATION CULTURES Is there a best way for companies to innovate successfully? of Management, to analyze five years of. to generate and evaluate business ideas. to idea selection – is measurable, we were. able to conduct a detailed analysis of.