November, 2019

Focus on the Problem, not the Customer’s Request

Destination Innovation

Image by William Iven from Pixabay. The best innovations solve real problems. They provide solutions that customers are prepared to pay money for. So it seems to make sense that we should listen carefully to customer requests. But this can be a mistake.

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5 Steps to Brainstorm the Future of Your Market

HYPE Innovation

This is the second blog post in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight.

Designing Strong Experiments

Franziska Beeler and Tendayi Viki

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well.

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The Hard-to-Abate sectors need innovation solutions to reach Net-Zero Co2 Emissions

Paul Hobcraft

Source: [link]. I have been looking at those Hard-to-Abate sectors for reaching Net-Zero Co2 Emissions like the cement, steel, plastics, aviation, shipping, and heavy road transport within our need for a global energy transition.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups

Exago

The Web Summit 2019 was as amazing as ever. With over 70,000 attendees, Exago joined the crème de la crème of tech and innovation at the Altice Arena in Lisbon this week. The post Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups appeared first on Exago.

Podcast S3E45: Ron Carucci – The four pillars of successful leaders

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Ron Carucci, Founder of Navalent and an expert on assessing and building leadership capabilities in teams.

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Why Your Innovation Team Needs Both Big-Picture and Granular Thinking

IdeaScale

Looking to the horizon is a good thing, but also just the start.?. The devil is in the details.” Look at the forest, not the trees.” These two aphorisms are thrown around constantly when discussing innovation strategy, and at first, they seem contradictory.

What to Do About the Change Back Reaction

Erin (Pink) Mosley

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So are we doing enough in the Energy and Urbanization Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent SIEW Opening Keynote Address , entitled “ Accelerating Energy Transformation ,” Cedrik Nike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, asked the question to the audience: Are we doing enough? Sadly he only had ten minutes.

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4 Things To Know About How Technology Will Evolve Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

Over the next ten years, we’re likely to see nascent technologies hit their stride and create completely new industries. The time to prepare is now. Related posts: Materials Science May Be The Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

What To Do When You Fail

Game-Changer

Last year I wrote about dealing with failure. I’ve experienced it a handful of times; we all have. As an entrepreneur, the main message is that you should expect it. Losing, making mistakes, it’s part of life. It happens to all of us.

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Experience Innovation is a Key Strategy for Service Businesses

Innovation Excellence

Right now there’s a bit of a struggle going on in the UK and it’s not about Brexit. There’s great concern in the arts world that a wonderful picture, J.M.W. Turner’s ‘The Dark Rigi; The lake of Lucerne’ (1842) may disappear from the UK (where it is currently in a private collection) and find its.

How to Identify Leaders among Your Staff

IdeaScale

Innovation can’t thrive without leadership. Innovation leadership is emerging as a primary need of today’s businesses. Does your present team contain potential innovation leadership? It’s likely if you take time to identify them.?. It isn’t enough to have an outstanding leadership team today.

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How To Bring An Innovation Culture To Life

Tendayi Viki

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

The energy transition we are undertaking

Paul Hobcraft

Sources FT Guide: The Energy Transition [link]. In recent months I have become totally “wrapped up” in the energy transition occurring across the world.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Forcing Us To Answer Some Very Human Questions

Digital Tonto

The dilemma that confronts us now is that when machines replace tasks that were once thought of as innately human, we must redefine ourselves and that raises thorny questions about our relationship. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Paid Advertising Isn’t The Only Way To Grow A Business

Game-Changer

I recently joined a chat of entrepreneurs and a person brought up the topic of business growth. Specifically, she said that someone who is not willing to spend money on advertising to grow a business is not an entrepreneur. I think her comment is biased, she runs a social media agency, and ignorant. Let me explain… A business I had some years ago, Blu Maya, we helped brands create word of mouth through brand experience.

Don’t Hire For Culture Fit

Innovation Excellence

You’ve probably heard the advice: “Don’t hire for skills, hire for culture fit.” The idea is that if someone is a good fit for your company culture, you can train them on the skills they need. But the reverse isn’t always true.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Innovation Management: What Does Success Look Like?

IdeaScale

Success in innovation management is all about exploration.?. While the term innovation isn’t exactly esoteric, it can be hard to pin down. What is innovative and what isn’t? The answer isn’t black and white. What qualifies as successful innovation management? Coming up with an idea that others like?

Exclusive: Overcoming innovation roadblocks (Part 2)

Adam Zuchetti

PayPal, Facebook, Shell Oil and Nokia: Antibodies, Part 5 of 6

Innovation 360 Group

Here is the success story of a company that had to go through many revisions before it discovered its own DNA is the digital payment service platform PayPal. This early leader in financial technology launched in 1998 as Field Link, a company that developed encryption software for palm pilots.

Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

Digital Tonto

The truth is that strategy can never be scientific, because the business context is always evolving. Even if you have the right strategy today, it may not be the right strategy for tomorrow. Changes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Strategy

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Innovation Isn’t Just About Ideas

Game-Changer

Probably the most long lasting myth about innovation is that it’s about new ideas. You’ve heard it before, someone comes up to you to tell you about their new idea and how fantastic it is. But you know what? Ideas are just that: ideas in someone’s head. Creativity is about coming up with new ideas. Innovation is about turning an idea into value. And the path between those to phases is high on experimentation. Innovation isn’t just about ideas.

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Testing Business Ideas: Out Now!

Strategyzer Innovation

“When I have a business idea, I want to be able to rapidly test it, So that I don’t build something nobody wants.". Tools Testing Books

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Exploring the Link between Continuous Learning and Organizational Innovation

IdeaScale

Continuous learning is the key to organizational innovation. You may have been taking classes, conferring with colleagues and reading articles for years without realizing that you were engaging in continuous learning. Don’t Take Learning for Granted.

Innovation Mentorship

Innovation Leader

“What types of mentoring programs do other corporate innovation centers offer?” We gathered the best pieces of advice from the Innovation Leader network

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Hacking your DNA: Antibodies, Part 6 of 6

Innovation 360 Group

What about you? What business are you in? When you ask someone what business they are in, they nearly always answer with a list of products and services. Try it out and see for yourself.

The Boring Parts of Digital Innovation, or 3 Reasons Why Testing Matters

InnovationManagement

When it comes to innovation in an enterprise setting, the majority of attention usually goes to all the exciting things. The bold ideas, the grand technological possibilities, the potential benefits of digital and structural transformation, the trailblazing.

Why do so many executives hate annual planning?

Focused Momentum

“ It just sucks. Every year we try to make improvements, and it gets better, but it still sucks.”. A sentiment expressed by the CEO of a successful and fast-growth technology company on a conference panel last month.

How to Excel as a Young Leader

CMOE

There’s one main goal that all young leaders have in common: progress. They want their brands to make progress. But most of all, they want to make personal progress in their abilities as a leader. Transformational leadership is a model focused on change and growth.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.