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.

How To Reduce Innovation Risk

Mike Shipulski

Everyone is looking for the magic pill to change the risk-reward ratio of innovation, but there is no pill. Though there are some things you can do to tip the scale in your favor. Problem solving is the key to innovation, and all problems are business problems. No-To-Yes.

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 Learn Quickly

Mike Shipulski

When the work is new, it all comes down to learning. And with learning it all comes down to three questions: What do you want to learn? What actions will take to learn what you want to learn? How will you decide if you learned what you wanted to learn?

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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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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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 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 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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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

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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 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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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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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 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 turn around a failing program

Hype

As an innovation manager, you don’t want to see this happen, and ultimately you are in the driving seat when it comes to taking action to steer the program on track, others are unlikely to do it.

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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.

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 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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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 really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

Exago

But how can each organisation’s collective intelligence be harnessed and focused to continuously find new ideas and deliver sustainable results? The post How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence appeared first on www.exago.com.

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How To Build Your Innovation Team

IdeaScale

Your team should be the people who want to be there. Every great idea had a string of brilliant minds behind it, from those who design the concept to those who execute it. So how do you build the best possible innovation team? To start, you need people who want to be there.

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How To Win In The New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The best way to become a dominant player will be to become an essential partner. Related posts: There Is No One True Path To Innovation. Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail. 4 Myths About. [[ This is a content summary only.

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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.

How to Avoid a Cliff

Mike Shipulski

Much like living organisms continually evolve to secure their place in the future, technological systems can be thought to display similar evolutionary behavior. Viruses mutate so some of them can defeat the countermeasures of their host and live to fight another day.

How to Overcome Innovation and Change Fatigue

Innovation Excellence

The author of Future Shock, he warned us almost 50 years ago about the effects of change and our unpreparedness to address it. Alvin Toffler passed away in June 2016 at the age of 87.

How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges

Exago

Here’s a simple but essential tip when establishing your innovation challenges: pick ‘fights’ that are useful and bring attainable value to your organisation. The post How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com.

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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?

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.