September, 2018

Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. It is often too intangible, full of unknowns as the very nature of anything new and different.

Twenty Great Sales & Marketing Questions to Ask About Your Product

Destination Innovation

If you are launching a new product or service or if you want to review sales and marketing tactics for an existing product or service then here are twenty probing questions to ask. They are intended to challenge conventional assumptions and to take you back to the basics of sales and marketing.

The Future Belongs To The Radically Curious

Game-Changer

This is the challenge we’re facing in the Next Economy : how do we train people for jobs that are yet to exist? The catalyst for this question is the threat and opportunity of automation , driven by algorithms and robots that will dominate the workforce; people need digital skills.

Well, No, I am NOT a Natural

Tim Kastelle

“I was looking for work that would make my heart sing.” ” Jamie Ford said that recently at a UQ Business School alumni event as she told us about the path her career has taken.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

What U2 and Madonna can tell corporations about innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Let's get this right out there early: I am a huge U2 fan. From their earliest albums like October and Boy to their latest efforts, I'm a big supporter (well Zooropa not so much, but every great artist has at least one significant flub). On the other hand, I've never much cared for Madonna. Too packaged, too commercial, too much a formula it seems to me. But both U2 and Madonna have something to tell major corporations about how to stay relevant for decades: reinvent yourself.

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CEO to CEO: Tips for Corporate Innovation Success

Rocketspace

Are you a CEO of a corporation that is looking to innovate to remain relevant in today’s market? Here are some tips on how to successfully achieve innovation in your corporation from RocketSpace’s CEO, Duncan Logan, who sits in the middle of corporate innovation every day.

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Seven Verbs which Define Great Leaders of Innovation

Destination Innovation

Leaders of innovation have a bias for action. They get on with things. No matter how well the business is doing they are not content to settle for what has been achieved so far; they are restless to try new initiatives. These seven verbs describe some of their key actions. Focus.

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Build For Real: LEGO Has Topped Itself With A Real-Size Driveable Bugatti Chiron

Game-Changer

I love LEGO and supercars! From the department of “WOW” here’s something that will blow your mind. LEGO is well-known for building life-size objects of anything they can imagine. But I think they’ve topped themselves with a life-size driveable version of the Bugatti Chiron!

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5 Brands with Inspiring Sustainable Innovation Stories

IdeaScale

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in – one of the key innovation trends is sustainability. That means business practices, products, packaging, etc. Almost all of our customers have run a sustainability campaign (and if they haven’t yet – they’re planning on doing so soon).

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These Are The Biggest Innovation Challenges We Must Solve Over The Next Decade

Digital Tonto

What we often forget about innovation is that it's a very human endeavor and, to measure as true progress, humans always need to be at the center. Related posts: Innovation Needs To Shift From. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

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.

How Corporate Innovators Master Startup Outreach

Rocketspace

How does a corporate innovator approach startup sourcing and startup outreach? How does a corporation direct an innovation campaign to properly align with the technology startup ecosystem?

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We are a long way away from fully capturing the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4I)R in an inclusive and holistic way. To do this, technology adoption and diffusion across the ecosystem needs to improve dramatically.

Sydney Innov8rs conference: Come and learn from me and 40+ live innovation speakers

Idea to Value

It’s my honor to announce that I will be one of the featured workshop leaders at the upcoming Innov8rs conference in Sydney , Australia, from the 25th -27th September 2018. I will be joining over 40+ other live speakers at this amazing conference.

5 Ways to Be A Better Leader For Innovation

Game-Changer

You can tell whether a business has innovation potential by the way it leads and its priorities; both are critical measures of innovation. The first one, leadership, I’ll focus on here. Leading others to shape the Next Economy requires a different set of skills and attitude.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Why Should You Conduct a Supervisor Evaluation Survey?

IdeaScale

Evaluation and feedback are important factors that contribute towards an employee’s overall growth in an organization. Every employee intends to work harder with each passing day and deliver the best possible results.

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Army Futures Command - fighting the last war?

RTI Innovation Advisors

In what may seem a bit of sour grapes, since my own hometown lost in a close race to Austin for the site of the Army Futures Command, I'd like to think through what's right, and more importantly, what's potentially wrong, with the Army Futures Command. And I'd like to suggest that many of the factors that will cause the Army Futures Command to struggle are also issues that every large company also faces. The question Defense News asks is: Can Austin make the Army weird ?

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Which Corporate Innovation KPIs Are Right for You?

Rocketspace

There are many easy ways to measure success for startups — customer acquisition cost vs lifetime value being two key measures, with monthly recurring revenue (MMR), monthly burn, and runway being important considerations.

The Power of the Ignorant Leader

The Future Shapers

Strive to be a Stupid Leader. Stupid – Adjective – Lacking Knowledge or awareness. In this 4th Industrial Revolution characterized by the massive disruptions and opportunities that Globalisation, Emerging Technologies, and a Generational Diverse Workforce bring, it is understandable that many leaders feel under immense pressure to be the most knowledgeable person in the room. I wonder if this is the leader’s best strategy at this time.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

4 Things You Need To Know About Big Data And Artificial Intelligence

Digital Tonto

The winners in the cognitive era will not be those who can reduce costs the fastest, but those who can unlock the most value over the long haul. Related posts: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Artificial Intelligence Big Data

In innovation management, size doesn’t matter… or does it?

Exago

Medium enterprises fit right in the middle, between two very different realities. And so there are several barriers that these companies face on their path to good innovation management. The post In innovation management, size doesn’t matter… or does it? appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights engagement incremental-innovation initiative-success medium enterprises

The Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Strong leadership is key to enterprise innovation. Enterprise products are a complicated sector of any industry. An enterprise product not only must be all things to all stakeholders, it must also meet exactingly high standards, which can vary widely from industry to industry.

The quiet desperation of corporate innovators

RTI Innovation Advisors

Over the last year I've been conducting a one person listening tour, talking to a lot of my peers in consulting, as well as prospects, customers and friends who work in government and industry. Of course many of these conversations revolve around innovation and new product or service development (or the lack thereof), and how people are engaged in their work and their roles.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Which Corporate Innovation KPIs Are Right for You?

Rocketspace

There are many easy ways to measure success for startups — customer acquisition cost vs lifetime value being two key measures, with monthly recurring revenue (MMR), monthly burn, and runway being important considerations.

The One Thing You Should Never Try To Outrun

Innovation Excellence

Evolution has wired us to run from our fear, but that’s often the last thing you should be doing. According to conservationinstitute.org the 10 fastest animals are the: Peregrine Falcon, Frigate Bird, Sail Fish, Cheetah, Pronghorn Antelope, Blue Wildebeest, Lion, and Thomson’s Gazelle.

We Need To Reengineer Our Organizations For A New Era Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

We can expect value to shift from agility and iteration to exploration and discovery Related posts: Why Big Organizations Are Broken. The New Science Of Effective Organizations. Why Organizations. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology

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Why are medium enterprises still failing to innovate?

Exago

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are still failing to innovate, and those that don’t keep up with the creative and innovative pace will inevitably fall behind.The intense competition that SMEs face requires them to reconsider their competitive positions and embrace innovation to enhance business competitiveness. The post Why are medium enterprises still failing to innovate? appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights difficulties innovation management innovation-priority medium enterprises

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

Are Digital Transformation and Innovation the Same Thing?

IdeaScale

Some companies have an innovation strategy. Some companies have a digital transformation strategy. Are these the same thing? The short answer is “no” but both efforts are important and here’s a brief explanation and an example of each of them. Innovation.

How I Deal With Rejection: It’s Your Loss

Game-Changer

One question I get asked the most by other entrepreneurs is: How do you deal with rejection? Rejection sucks. There’s no doubt about it. But you have to understand that the default state of every new idea is no.

3 Ways to Improve Team Innovation

Innovation in Practice

The most powerful innovation comes when teams work together. Driving innovation means getting individual employees to be more innovative, but it also means getting high performance teams to innovate. How you form those teams will have a huge impact on their success.

Why your customer-centricity project failed to deliver innovative outcomes

Innovation Excellence

Customer-centricity is an ongoing theme that is central to businesses that are globally leading and relevant. Today, organisations know that consumer needs will effect and drive business strategy.

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?