Innovation Management: The Value of Seeing What You Have

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

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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

6 of the Worst New Product Failures | Collective Campus

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

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

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

6 of the Worst Product Flops | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

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.

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.

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.

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

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” 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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Dominant Logic: How Top Managers Make Powerful Decisions

Ankush Chopra

It refers to a shared cognitive map within the top management team that allows business leaders to make the right decisions fast. Dominant logic is a powerful concept in management literature.

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3 Simple Steps to Silencing Your Inner Critic

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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.”

Innovate Like a (Monarch) Butterfly

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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.

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.

Facilitating the Innovation Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

To get groups to think more openly about considering innovation in a more ecosystem approach to design and interaction I like to often refer to my mind maps to trigger discussions. I do like to capture thoughts within Mind Maps.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

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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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Interview with Dr Simone Ritter: how variety sparks new ideas

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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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Fundamentals of Edupreneurship

Innovation Excellence

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

How a Facebook group found a eggwhite substitute in chickpeas

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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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Leaning into Change Management

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

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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 the Stage Gate Process Can Help You Transform Your Business

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The Stage Gate Process refers to a technique for driving innovation management. Why the Stage Gate Process is Being Used by More and More Organizations to Evaluate and Refine Their Next Big Ideas. by upBOARD. While every business wants to be seen as the creator of the next massively “disruptive” product or service , the truth is that most businesses won’t be able to disrupt the market in a truly unique way.

About hammers and nails, problems and solutions

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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

How Does FIRE Fix The Innovation Gap?

Beyond the Obvious

The innovation delay refers to how long it takes you to go from selecting an idea for execution to […]. The main challenges that all organizations face are what I call the innovation gap and the innovation delay.

How to Influence People and Drive Change

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The push style of persuasion refers to a direct and assertive method of making a point or proving a point. When thinking about the best way to persuade someone to come around to your way of thinking, consider leveraging this framework, often referred to as Baker’s Four Strategies of Influence. What can you learn about change from Baker’s Four Strategies of Influence? By UpBOARD. Are you using the right persuasion tactics to influence the people you engage with?

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

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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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Why “Follow your passion” is terrible advice for you & those you care about

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Newport refers to this as the passion trap : The more emphasis you place on finding work you love, the more unhappy you become when you don’t love every minute of the work you have.

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Your lazy brain: Why thinking is actually uncomfortable

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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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Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

Paul Hobcraft

They climb into the tools and offer some great guidance and clarity to the links they have found, as their reference and introductory information. I really think this “Landscape of Innovation Approaches” is a terrific source of reference for practitioners as well as theorists to work through. You sometimes need to kick yourself. Well in my case that seems to be increasing by the day. I have to confess I have drifted in and out of checking on Nesta , based in the UK.

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

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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.”

Introducing the Play-to-Win Strategy Canvas 2.0

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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.

Marketing Lessons from David and Goliath

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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.

Master Improvement with Kata Software

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In martial arts, it refers to a detailed choreographed pattern of movements that are practiced alone or in groups. "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.". Bruce Lee. Kata is a Japanese word that means form.