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Entrepreneurs deal with high levels of uncertainty; probably more than any other business. The more disruptive the startup, the higher the level of uncertainty. Will the customers buy? How do we reach them? Will we be able to sell at a profit? Will our partners do their part?

The Book that Harvard Suggested New CEOs Read is Emerging as a Key Reference to All Innovation Teams

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Change. Disruption. Agility. Marketing conferences and business media are so dominated by calls for radical new approaches in the digital and data analytics age that there is a temptation to believe that all innovation strategies must also be new. But hang on. Marketing thought leader Ronald Brown is rapidly capturing the attention of leading executives, academics and marketers by reminding

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Innovation Management: The Value of Seeing What You Have

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Book Excerpt: Think Like a Privateer, Not a Pirate

Innovation Leader

Pirates refer to startups that churn out innovative ideas. Steve Jobs once said that it’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy. Jobs likens large organizations to the bureaucratic Navy

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation. The Innovation Manager

The Strategic Management Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic management refers to how organizations define the business outcomes that they want to achieve, and then how they will utilize their resources to achieve those outcomes.

6 of the Worst New Product Failures | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Fear of failure is often referred to as the number one enemy of creativity

The Secret Ingredient to High Energy Innovation Spaces

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Spaces – which can refer to any space intentionally designed to foster and facilitate good innovation work – come in all sorts, shapes, and sizes.

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Innovation As A Verb

Bill Fischer

Innovation, inventions, creative individuals, devices and the like, are typically referred to as nouns, assigning exclusivity or title to these realms.

How to hire your next strategic planning consultant?

Focused Momentum

Looking at multiple candidates, checking references and conducting a panel style interview are all key tactics to use to select the best fit for your organization, but there are specific things to look for when seeking help developing strategy

Letter Combinations Quiz

Destination Innovation

The French often refer to their country as the hexagon because of its shape. Each question contains a three letter combination in capitals. There follows a short clue with the length of the answer shown in brackets. You have to find the word which contains the unusual letter combination.

Seeing the Energy Transition in Different Horizons and Innovative Ways

Paul Hobcraft

My research ‘intensity’ (If I can call it that) had to become well structured, and I turned to some of my favorite, perhaps old fashion tools to capture my learning and give me my points of reference.

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Wikipedia – A Lateral Idea in Action

Destination Innovation

First published in Edinburgh in 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica became a trusted reference work in homes, schools and offices around the world. In the 1930s there were 2000 salesmen in the USA knocking on doors and selling sets of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Innovate Like a (Monarch) Butterfly

Innovation Excellence

In this sanctuary, local support staff have identified 300 species of butterflies and have been able to reproduce 50 of them in a research facility referred to as the Life Center, which is basically a large, screened-in habitat.

[UPDATED] List of COVID-19 Resources

Kainexus

To help our network know what sources to reference, we created a blog post that lists out all the resources we found valuable. We continue to learn more about COVID-19 every day.

The Design Thinking Playbook

Innovation Excellence

Many organizations use the playbook as reference to kick-start. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Michael Lewrick, author of The Design Thinking Playbook.

3 Simple Steps to Silencing Your Inner Critic

Innovation Excellence

Neuroscience explains it, but psychology offers the fix During a recent creative strategy session, I witnessed what psychologist Carl Jung referred to over a century ago as “an inner critic or judge who immediately comments on everything.”

Creating Enablement Tools

Stephen Shapiro

Visit www.InvisibleSolutionsBook.com to learn more about the book I refer to in the video. Are you a service-oriented business? Are you looking to create products to support your business?

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TalkTalk.io

Board of Innovation

LOOKING BACK One of our colleagues was approached with a background in natural language processing and voice interface engineering who had developed an asset they referred to as the ‘TalkTalk mic’ The TalkTalk mic in a nutshell: […].

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Founder’s Syndrome

Innovation Excellence

People reference it to express when many people believe something that is not true. Most of us are familiar with the story and moral of the Emperor’s New Clothes. It is also mentioned to express something as untrue. These days, it has taken on particulary new meanings and, it seems, appear in the headlines daily. Innovation

Fundamentals of Edupreneurship

Innovation Excellence

Perhaps the biggest misconception is that entrepreneurship refers, exclusively, to starting businesses. Entrepreneurship means many things to many people.

Innovation pioneer Dieter Rams’ “Ten principles for good design”

Idea to Value

” This led him to catalogue a list of principles he considered vital for good design, which are often now referred to as his Ten Commandments : Good design: Is innovative. If you work in design or innovation, you might not necessarily have heard of Dieter Rams. But you will have definitely felt his impact in the design principles which underlay much of his work.

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A Quick Guide to the Kaizen Methodology

Kainexus

If you are exploring ways to make your organization more efficient and better at sustaining continuous improvement, you may have come across references to the Kaizen Methodology.

A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check

HYPE Innovation

You know, prioritizing and tweaking those actions your firm engages in to accomplish a pre-established business purpose or objective (Michel Porter is a great reference on this topic – he introduced the process view of organizations ). As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day.

Cognitive biases in software testing and quality assurance

Exoplatform

One of the fundamentals of software testing; as referred to by the International Software Testing Quality Board (ISTQB); is that testing helps detection of defects.

Leaning into Change Management

Innovation Excellence

Change management used to refer to the practice of controlling changes to a system, but increasingly the term has come to be used more often to describe the profession and the practice of managing organizational change.

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9 Diversity Dimensions That Increase Innovation, and One Reason They May Not

Innovation Excellence

When we use the word “diversity” in the context of companies, we typically refer to the following definition: “the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin,color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc.”

The 10,000 hour rule is wrong, according to its original authors

Idea to Value

Professor Hayes began to refer to this period, which was filled with hard work and little recognition, as the “ten years of silence.”. One of the most commonly cited figures when it comes to improving yourself is the so-called 10,000 hour rule.

Incremental Innovation – The What, Why, and How

Viima

When people, and especially the press, talk about innovation, they usually refer to disruptive, and often technology-based, kinds of innovations. However, those are only a small part of the innovation puzzle.

3-Point Strategy for Drawing People In

Innovation Excellence

He was referring to human curiosity. Aristotle maintained that “all men by nature desire to know.” Samuel Johnson called curiosity “the first passion and last.” Because curiosity seeks what is different, without regard for whether or not it’s of benefit.

Interview with Dr Simone Ritter: how variety sparks new ideas

Idea to Value

The results clearly showed that when participants experienced something they were not expecting (referred to as a schema violation), they scored higher on creativity tasks afterwards.

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2016’s best innovation blog articles, from the top influential innovation bloggers

Idea to Value

With the inclusion of numerous case studies and references to recent research, there is enough here to actually help CXOs make a strategic decision. Sometimes, it is important to take a step back from your own work, and highlight some of the best work from other people around the world.

Introducing the Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas 2.0

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always liked using good old paper and Post-Its, ever since I learned what was affectionately referred to as “the big paper process” when I was working with.

About hammers and nails, problems and solutions

Eddielogic

We all tend to refer back to our experience when faced with problems. This might be an efficient approach, although not always the best one. There is a serious risk in relying on our experience. Of course, experience is a … Continue reading → Practice Quote

Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

Idea to Value

I spent 8 years as a management consultant, and a number of my projects were referred to as “Strategy Consulting” Here, we would be asked to make predictions for a specific topic, such as the likely growth rates for an industry segment based on trends.

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How a Facebook group found a eggwhite substitute in chickpeas

Idea to Value

Sometimes, the biggest innovation breakthroughs come from unexpected places. Today I want to show you a recent example, where a group on Facebook found a solution to a problem which the food industry has spent billions trying to solve. It’s called aquafaba.

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The History of Coronavirus in Patent Literature

Anaqua

In this article, I present a brief survey of patent filings that reference “Coronavirus” or “Corona virus” in their title, abstract or claims. Matt Troyer, Senior Director of Analytics at Anaqua. What can patent data tell us about the world’s past research and response to Coronaviruses (CoV)?

Business Hacking

Innovation Excellence

According to Wikipedia, “Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life … anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner. There’s an intriguing term known as Life hacking.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

They are often referred to as the “Big Dragons” But now in the past decade a new set of Web 2.0 When people talk about innovative cities, most people think of Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Berlin, London or Singapore. But hardly anyone usually thinks of anywhere in China. Most people still think of China as a technology copycat, stealing intellectual property and designs from western companies and producing inferior but cheaper knock-offs.

How 3 Established Brands Unlocked New Growth [Case Study]

Innovation Excellence

One thing that all great expansion case studies have in common is that the brand defined their frame of reference to their own advantage. You can do this for your brand, too. Read on for an explanation, three notable case studies, and a downloadable eBook pdf.

Your lazy brain: Why thinking is actually uncomfortable

Idea to Value

In the book, this is referred to as System 1, which is a very automatic and fast way for the brain to respond. A fantastic video by Veritasium which shows how your brain usually reacts instinctively, because that is more energy efficient that actually working on a challenge.

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Warren Buffet’s powerful “Two List” productivity tip for creative people

Idea to Value

Some people call it “Shiny Object Syndrome” Others may refer to the old saying “The grass is always greener on the other side” And as I outlined in my previous article about why some entrepreneurs and creative people achieve nothing for weeks , it is much easier to keep switching to start the next easy task than to work through the frustrating stage of experimenting and refining an idea.

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Marketing Lessons from David and Goliath

Destination Innovation

Encyclopaedia Britannica was the Goliath of expert reference information. Let’s start this marketing innovation blog with a Bible story from the book of Samuel. Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah.