Quantum Idea Generation 2.0

Innovation Excellence

In this piece, I share with you a summary of the key components of Quantum Idea Generation 2.0. This is the most powerful proven idea generating process.

Building an online Idea Generator

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10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

Wazoku

Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation.

Systematic Idea Generation and Organizational Capabilities for Front-End Innovation Performance in SMEs

InnovationManagement

This study seeks to answer two key questions about front-end innovation: when do idea generation activities involving internal and external partner’s payoff, and which organizational capabilities support idea generation activities for achieving high front-end performance?

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

used Spigit’s idea management software. to generate and evaluate business ideas. to idea selection – is measurable, we were. next level: people can post ideas, vote, deliver. ideas into innovations that make a difference. more successful it was at generating.

Sterilite is back for another Idea Generation Campaign!

Betterific

Sterilite ran their first idea generation campaign around storage bins. They generated a whopping 146 unique ideas, and 18% of those ideas were considered “actionable and innovative” by the Sterilite team.

The winners of the Lipstick Idea Generation Competition Revealed

Betterific

Our Lipstick innovation and idea generation competition wrapped up a couple weeks ago and we want to give a quick recap. 66 Ideas. They are actively researching a number of the ideas submitted and have already committed to a second crowdsourced innovation competition ! Get in there and submit your ideas to make storage more mobile. Let’s get down to business.

Idea Generation Process - How to Come Up with 10 Ideas in 10 Minutes | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Everyone wants to come up with the next Uber or AirBnB but not everyone knows the best way to get there

The Case of the Stolen Idea

Innovation Excellence

What happens when your idea is stolen? You have an idea. Your great, wonderful idea which is the best thing anyone has heard in years or centuries… As many other innovators, you explain your idea to your friends, colleagues or superiors trying to get funding or valuable feedback.

Unleash Wild and Wacky to Get Bigger Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another in a series of articles about how you can consistently generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. At Innovate2Grow Experts we call this process Quantum Idea Generation.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Deliberately embracing learning — as part of the innovation process — can lead to better ideas and improved innovation results. Inventions and ideas are, essentially, new combinations of existing concepts. Eventually that egg hatches into an innovative idea.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines! There is not enough mental preparation done with participants before brainstorming/idea generation sessions. Start thinking of idea generation as a project that takes a few weeks, not a one day session.

Better Inventions – Leveraging Powerful Stimulus

Innovation Excellence

At my inventing company, we always use Quantum Idea Generation to generate the ideas that help companies double their innovation success rate.

Economic Development Teams Need Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley

I’m watching South Bend, Indiana develop an amazing start-up culture at the Idea Center connected to Notre Dame. Economic Development and the “Home Run” Complex. Amazon has finally made a decision about it’s new HQ.

Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. In previous articles, I've addressed the first two of four Quantum Idea Generation elements – diversity and stimulus.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

The course covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation tools, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. All participants walk away with a shell framework and ideas they can put to immediate use.

How You Ask for Innovation Matters

Gregg Fraley

If you ask for innovation ideas in an idea campaign, make it clear to all that the effort has top level support. Be prepared to process a lot of ideas. Ask for more ideas of certain kinds, less of others, etc. “We received 630 ideas from 87 people.”

Innovate Where You Are — and With Who You Have

Gregg Fraley

As part of an organizational innovation project, ask for ideas using virtual systems. Make sure you have a focused challenge, and make sure you’ve got resources (people in an ad hoc team) to take the best ideas forward — in a project.

Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy. Training the teams, having a skilled facilitator in-house, and frequent practice of divergent thinking are essential to effective idea generation sessions.

Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

Creativity, and creative ideas, are essential ingredients, and, without other fundamentals , like projects and implementation — great ideas are a waste of time. Someone needs a spark of superior inventive talent, or you won’t have the quality ideas you need to succeed.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. GFi is now offering a new version of MoshPit to discover ideas that exploit new digital technologies. Ideas for innovation projects emerge from the intensive sessions.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Small “i” innovation can be generated at any level, so communicate to all that you seek ideas to improve. If a good idea pops up, by all means resource it and get it into action. Are ideas for new things encouraged and worked or are they barely tolerated?

How to Frame a Problem Using a Challenge Map

Innovation Excellence

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Innovation Strategy – 4 Ways to Celebrate Risk Taking

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While an innovation strategy that suggests throwing a party to celebrate a failed idea seems outrageous, the message from the pharma companies is that it’s smart business. The company introduced the idea of a drug wake to allay researchers’ fears related to its first failed drug.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training!

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas. What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley

I can almost guarantee you’ll have ideas. This simple combination experiment only scratches the surface, you usually need more scaffolding and structure to go beyond obvious ideas. Why are idea generation tools for deliberate combinations needed?

Ten Things United Airlines Might Have Done

Gregg Fraley

They could have created a package that combines several of the above ideas. Bonus idea: How about asking customers what it would take? Improving Customer Service at United Airlines Requires a Paradigm Shift and Recognizing They Have a Problem. Creative Training Would Have Helped.

Mash-Ups for Innovation, a How To Guide

Gregg Fraley

If your looking for a quick way to jostle up fresh ideas, go with the simpler ones. Mash-Ups are a bigger idea than musical creations. The idea of a scanned, or traced field on a cathode ray tube came to him when he was plowing a field. Breakthrough ideas are elusive.

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To Innovate, Invest (USA, UK, listening?)

Gregg Fraley

Ben Tarnoff’s recent article for the Guardian hits hard. America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide. This article is worth a careful reading.

Powerful Stimulus Contributes to 12 X More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

It occurs to me that most people have the desire, deep down, to use their imagination more — but have no idea how. If you ask your imagination for ideas or visions once a year it’s a bit like that faucet in the back of the house you never use.

Seven Essentials of an Effective Innovation Project Manager

Gregg Fraley

It’s not a new idea but it’s one more companies should consider. Or when you have an idea that would open a whole new market and set your companies future for years to come. Outsourcing innovation project management might be the most strategic money you spend this year.

Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

” “We don’t do idea generation well.” If you are relying on best practices, and not making an effort to go beyond them, you aren’t going to arrive at different or breakthrough ideas.

Nine Ways to Play at Work

Gregg Fraley

The idea that one should invoke a sense of play around challenges is not a new one. All that said, simple more straightforward ideas for play in day-to-day behavior are harder to come by. DO NOT do this to an idea that’s just come out of someone’s mouth.

Dance Your Challenge

Gregg Fraley

We stopped the music and jammed ideas for cleaning products, and wow, did the ideas fly. Shake Your Booty. The Creativity and Innovation point of this blog takes about three paragraphs to develop, so business readers, let me tell you a brief story to set it up.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. More ideas, better ideas, and tools for amping and refining ideas.

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley

You won’t have a pipeline of ideas and nascent products and services. I recently was a guest blogger for Gibson Insurance and I wrote this piece about the risk of Not Innovating. I’ll make the point again here — with fewer words. For more detail, read my post over at Gibson.

 Interview with Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix [Book Review]

Innovation Excellence

Manuel Kaiser interview Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph about his new book, and how innovative firms generate new ideas and develop successful business models.

Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley

Death or Kryptonite? From Superman Wiki. I have a vinyl record with one of those strategic skips that has it repeating — it drives me nuts — but I still play the record because I love the song so much. The song is Jimmy Olsen’s Blues by the Spin Doctors.