In this fascinating Scientific American article, the authors (Oren Shapira and Nira Liberman) tell us that creativity is not bound by the sole innate characteristics of an individual and can in fact be changed based on situation and context.
A new Bain & Company survey shows that innovative companies are made, not born. They develop five essential skills, ranging from a strategy focused on innovation goals to effective management of the innovation portfolio.
Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key Forbes If your organization is struggling with innovation, or if you are slow in your development of a transformative culture, or if you just can't seem to get momentum, energy and commitment from your teams .
After researching over a thousand Twitter Tools for the Twitter Tools Book I came across many tools that tried to add value by presenting a different way to visualize or analyze your tweets, the people in your network, and the tweets from the people in your network.
Many tools tried to add value and failed. At least they tried. The following tools, however, stand out in my mind as exceptional or entertaining and I recommend you check them out if you want to analyze and visualize your activity on Twitter....
Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.
Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's behemoth was born this morning, weighing in at 117 pages. Here are the 12 most interesting pages.
Visual content has been on a rapid upward trajectory over the last 12 months. Social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram have taken the social media world by storm. Instagram announced in July that it had acquired 80 million users.
Given our need to adapt, evolve and create new paths for our businesses, careers and personal lives -- the future of business innovation and creativity is a topic of great and growing interest. This is why I wanted to connect with David B.
he session will look specifically at examples of innovation analysis such as: business trends that will define what your industry looks like in the future; technology trends that will manifest themselves in upcoming products and systems;how understanding innovation trends can effectively guide your organization's future.David Conley, President of Innomation Corp., will present 30 minutes of thought provoking ideas on how the study and use of the Trends of Innovation Evolution can guide your organization
How can companies ensure that a promising initiative receives the necessary resources? And why do so many brilliant inventions fail while other seemingly mediocre offerings succeed? Such questions are addressed in two recent books — Unrelenting Innovation: How to Build a Culture for Market Dominance, by Gerard J. Tellis and The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation, by Ron Adner. The first book concentrates on a company’s internal workings, while the latter focuses on its external environment.
In Unrelenting Innovation, Tellis asserts that the single most important driver of innovation in any organization is its culture, and he cites three organizational traits important for innovation: a willingness to cannibalize existing products, a risk-taking attitude and the ability to focus on the future. Many companies have a hard time commercializing radical innovations, Tellis notes, because these would hurt the company’s existing products. To counter such tendencies, Tellis offers three practices: providing the right incentives, fostering internal markets and empowering “innovation champions” within the organization.
...The latest research from the Content Marketing Institute showed us that everyone is creating content and yet only about a third of us have a document content strategy. We’re struggling to rise above the marketplace noise and we need a plan to get there. So, we have all have a content problem, whether we have accepted it or not. We need to create more of the kind of content our customers are looking for and less of the stuff no one reads, or acts upon. Are you looking to define your content strategy?
Before you start, it’s important to identify the questions you need to ask before you can really get started? In my latest presentation, I outline the questions you need to ask before you can define your content strategy. I have embedded the slides here and also will provide a high-level overview of the main points....