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Many organizations who want to raise the bar for innovation, end up launching some kind of internally branded "innovation initiative". Logically speaking, this makes sense, but logic is not the most effective driver of innovation. Most employees cringe at the thought of yet another "initiative" being foisted on them. So... instead of launching an initiative, help people take initiative by becoming more committed to fostering innovation in every conversation they have on the job -- something you can learn more about, in then next three minutes, by watching this newly produced 3-minute...
Datum: 19.05.2013 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
Can market research agencies thrive in the era of Big Data, or is it ultimately another force for creative destruction for the traditional Market Research industry? Continue reading →
Lou Killeffer caught up with Wayne Simmons and Keary Crawford, CEO and COO, of The Growth Strategy Company as they launched their new growth platform. Continue reading →
Would your company like to get some external perspectives on these topics? • Be Competitively Unpredictable: Make It Happen Through Innovation • Innovation Culture: The Big Elephant in the Room • Making Open Innovation Work • Social Media for Innovation Efforts I can offer you a free workshop (3 hours) or consulting session on the above topics if we can make this happen on June 10-14 or July 11-19. This only applies in the U.S. You do not have to pay a fee for this, but I will ask you to help cover my travel costs (about USD 2,000). Let me know if you would like to discuss this. Best regards...
Datum: 18.05.2013 | Blog: 15inno
Check out some of our favorite innovation quotes from this past week! Author names will link you to the quoted articles. Continue reading →
Today we want once more to give some insight into one of the exciting projects going on in our research labs. Today’s feature is about EMOTIO II, a project designed to research which tools are needed to enable electronic devices to be customized by their users in the most convenient way. EMOTIO II is part of a funding program by the NRW State Government with funds from the European Social Fund. The term EMOTIO is an acronym for Embedded Open Toolkits for User Innovation and Co-Design. The idea of this project is to investigate a new approach to reduce risks of new product development (...
Datum: 18.05.2013 | Blog: RWTH-TIM Blog
As I am about to do an open innovation session for a B2B company, I got to think about this question once again and since it works well for a good discussion, let me start out with a couple of remarks.. Continue reading →
Product costs, without product thinking, drop 2% per year. With product thinking, product costs fall by 50%, and while your competitors’ profit margins drift downward, yours are too high to track by conventional methods. And your company.. Continue reading →
Recently Arthur D Little provided their latest innovation excellence study, its 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study, into what companies can do to achieve a better return on their investment in innovation management. Continue reading →
I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way and other people will jump at the chance to be the "fresh pair of eyes", no? Another good source of "fresh pair of eyes" that might be easily discarded by seasoned managers are: interns and new grads. That's a mistake to me. Give them a chance to absorb enough knowledge so that they understand the subject matter. But also elicit their feedback, ideas, comments and opinions, early and often. Be open-minded and listen to what they have to say. Continue reading →
The pervasive lack of enthusiasm or even awareness of time in regards to innovation is a constant source of amazement for me. In organizations transfixed by time, speed and efficiency, innovation and product development are often the slowest out of the gate, the longest efforts to accomplish and seem completely unrelated to the real world. Continue reading →
Synthetic biology moves us from reading to writing DNA, allowing us to design biological systems from scratch for any number of applications. Its capabilities are becoming clearer, its first products and processes emerging. Synthetic biology’s reach already extends from reducing our dependence on oil to transforming how we develop medicines and food crops. It is being heralded as the next big thing; whether it fulfils that expectation remains to be seen. It will require collaboration and multi-disciplinary approaches to development, application and regulation. Interesting times ahead!
There are three things that astound me about most organizations: The cro-magnon way performance reviews are done; the pitiful way brainstorm sessions are run and; the voo doo way decisions are made. What follows is an elaboration of the third -- 12 common phenomena that contribute to funky decision making. As you read, think of the teams you work most closely with, which of these behaviors describes them, and what you can do to change the game. 1. Selective Search for Evidence: Gathering facts that support pre-determined conclusions, but disregard other facts that support different...
Datum: 17.05.2013 | Blog: The Heart of Innovation
A nadie le gusta el statu quo. Es aburrido. Las empresas que admiramos son radicales. Tienen el coraje, la inteligencia y el entusiasmo de hacer algo realmente diferente. Continue reading →
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. Continue reading →
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, as the saying goes. The same is true for innovation. Yet much of the writing on innovation is about leaps, major technological breakthroughs that transform or disrupt markets. Isn’t it all about Apple and Edison? Continue reading →
Keith Yamashita is considered one of the most influential consultants in the world and one of our very favorite BIF Summit storytellers. He took the #BIF6 Summit stage with several questions: Is it really worth daring to be great? Watch his story and follow the inspiration at the #BIF9 Summit. Continue reading →
Open Innovation relies on collaboration to achieve success. To determine which firm is the best suited to be an innovation partner, small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) should consider using an approach modeled on the “Want, Find, Get, Manage” methodology developed by Alliance Management Group (AMG). Because of their unique characteristics, broadly summarized as limited resources,SMEs should substitute “want, find and get” with “need, know and negotiate.” Capable and stable management remains a constant.