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Tap Into The 7 Secrets Of Silicon Valley's Innovation Culture

Tap Into The 7 Secrets Of Silicon Valley's Innovation Culture | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

(Soren Kaplan) Today, companies can create a culture of value creation, no matter where they're based, Soren Kaplan writes. Here's how.

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How to Run a Design Studio in 90 Minutes or Less

How to Run a Design Studio in 90 Minutes or Less | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

At our recent team retreat in Colorado, I led Zapier through a quick brainstorming exercise known as a design studio. It's an organized method for harnessing massively parallel feedback from every team member in a way that can actually be absorbed. It’s a very effective technique that I haven't seen discussed online, so I'm here to share one of our secret tools.


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Atelier innovation Responsable - ESSEC

Vous êtes une PME ?
Vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur la démarche d'innovation responsable ?
Vous souhaitez découvrir de nouvelles opportunités de marché ?
Vous souhaitez participer à une séance d’intelligence collective ? 
Participez à la rencontre organisée le 7 mars 2014 à l’ESSEC avec des étudiants de l’Université de Dublin.

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The Power of the Crowd – Free Webinar on Feb 24

(Stefan Lindegaard) Since the term crowdsourcing was coined eight years ago, the idea of tapping the knowledge, opinions, and ideas of the crowd has spread quickly and evolved in interesting ways.

Today, every industry has examples of crowdsourcing and how it has helped with their innovation goals.

I invite you to join a live webinar where I provide history lessons, a present overview and future predictions on the benefits and challenges that come with crowdsourcing.

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Lessons From My Latest Big Mistake

( Tim Kastelle) Mistakes are fine, as long as we learn from them. Here is what I learned from one of my recent ones - about, ironically, a friend of mine that teaches us how to think better!

 

I believe that innovation works better if we approach it like scientists – that we should test our ideas and build a business model around them based on experiments and data.  This is really the core of the lean startup approach, and we’re starting to see evidence that this really is a more effective way to build new firms than simply treating our idea as perfect and then focusing on execution.  And this works better for larger firms too.

One consequence of this belief is that I try to learn from mistakes, and recently I made a big one.

I thought that my friend Jason Tangen was putting too much time into his teaching.

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Innovation. La Novosphère s'affiche à l'international

Innovation. La Novosphère s'affiche à l'international | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

Derrière un nom séduisant, aux allures de galaxie lointaine, la Novosphère est à la fois « un révélateur, un label et une vitrine de l'innovation locale », soulignent les responsables. Mardi matin, ils étaient réunis pour le premier conseil d'administration. Autour de la table, on retrouve les membres fondateurs : Rennes Métropole, la chambre de commerce et d'industrie (CCI) de Rennes, les universités Rennes 1 et Rennes 2, ainsi que la Conférence des directeurs de grandes écoles de Bretagne.

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Dix entreprises championnes de l'innovation en productivité

Dix entreprises championnes de l'innovation en productivité | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
Dix entreprises se sont distinguées en 2014 à l'échelle internationale en innovation liée à la productivité au travail, selon le guide annuel 2014 Fast Company des entreprises les plus innovantes.

 

À une époque compétitive aux distractions sans précédents, la soif d'innovations et de solutions pour devenir meilleurs se serait subtilement incrustée chez certains plus que d'autres :

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60 millions d'euros pour financer les jeunes PME innovantes

60 millions d'euros pour financer les jeunes PME innovantes | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
Réunir 60 M€ pour financer de jeunes PME innovantes. C'est le défi que s'est lancé le pôle de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur Sorbonne Universités en créant Quadrivium 1, un fonds de capital-risque dédié aux entreprises qui placent la recherche et l'innovation au coeur de leur développement.
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How Do You Measure Innovation?

How Do You Measure Innovation? | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

(Soren Kaplan) How do you measure innovation? One of the reasons that only about 1/3 of all Fortune 1000 companies have formal innovation metrics is because this simple question does not have a simple answer.

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Floating on a cloud of disruptive innovation

Floating on a cloud of disruptive innovation | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
Debtograph helps small businesses find out who owes them, using simplistic graphs, diagrams and pictures, mainly of boats.

The site is an add-on for cloud accounting software Xero.

Debtograph uses information gathered from Xero to show where the company's money is tied up.

Debtograph was developed by by US-based Kiwi accountant James Bremner and London-based programmer Jonathan Clarke and owned by the pair's company Financiery. Business incubator The Icehouse also holds a 6 per cent stake.

Bremner says the "big idea" is to make a dent in one of the biggest problems small-to-medium-sized enterprises have, access to capital.

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Amazon and the Power of the Crowd

Amazon and the Power of the Crowd | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

(Stefan Lindegaard) There is much talk these days about crowdsourcing and how companies can tap into the power and diversity of the crowd. I will share my views and perspectives on some good examples as well as bad ones in a series of blog posts.


I have previously written about LEGO and now I would like to share some insights and views on Amazon and their efforts with crowdsourcing.

The Key Message: Crowdsourcing has the potential to change an entire industry.

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It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined

It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

Apple’s Mac desktops and laptops may still count for a fraction of the global market for PCs, but when you tally up all the computers (iPhones, iPads, etc.) on which people actually get things done, the number of computers sold by Apple exceeds the number of Windows-based PCs shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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21 Products That Are Up For Design Of The Year

21 Products That Are Up For Design Of The Year | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
The London Design Museum has nominated these 21 products for its annual design awards and curators want your help picking the winner.
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Des millions de mauvais managers tuent la croissance de l'Amérique

Des millions de mauvais managers tuent la croissance de l'Amérique | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
La principale décision que prend votre entreprise chaque jour est de savoir qui elle va désigner comme manager.

 

Telle est la conclusion de l’institut de sondages Gallup basée sur des décennies de données et d’interviews de 25 millions d’employés issues de notre récente publicationState of the American Workplace. Mais les entreprises ne cessent de s’obstiner encore et encore dans ce sens.

 


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Midi-Pyrénées Innovation : OneraDays innover pour l’entreprise

L'excellence technologique et scientifique de l'Onera au service des secteurs et filières : médical, transports, agroalimentaire, robotique, imagerie, matériaux, énergie, science de la vie, TIC... Gratuit. Inscription avant le 12 mars. 
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Derniers jours pour candidater à l'incubateur le Comptoir

Le Comptoir de l’Innovation a lancé un incubateur dédié aux jeunes entrepreneurs. L’appel à candidature pour intégrer la première promotion de 20 entrepreneurs se termine ce vendredi 14 février 2014.

 
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Informing Innovation Planning through Product Line Roadmapping

Informing Innovation Planning through Product Line Roadmapping | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

(Paul O’Connor) Innovation is about moving an organization forward. But many companies are trying to get there without an execution plan; without any way to assess the how, why, where, what and when, and to adjust when the unexpected comes along (as it always does). Those involved with innovation planning are increasingly understanding that the answers are found in product line roadmapping – a critical front-end process that has finally come of age.

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Innovation. Les artisans aussi doivent relever le défi

Innovation. Les artisans aussi doivent relever le défi | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
Dans le cadre d'un programme européen, la France et la Grande-Bretagne travaillent sur l'innovation dans les très petites entreprises.

 

La chambre de métiers et de l’artisanat de Basse-Normandie veut booster le potentiel innovateur des TPE (très petites entreprises). Elle lance le kit de l’innovateur. Il s’agit d’un site internet sur lequel les chefs d’entreprise peuvent trouver les outils pour innover et trouver rapidement des solutions aux obstacles rencontrés. Il s’adresse aux chefs d’entreprise qui multiplient les casquettes et qui n’ont pas de service dédié à l’innovation au sens large du terme : gestion de temps, ressources humaines, marketing, process technique, créativité etc.

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Quand la défense des rentes bloque la capacité d'innovation

Quand la défense des rentes bloque la capacité d'innovation | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

(Guillaume Buffet) Une fois de plus, les taxis ont manifesté (lundi 10 février) contre les chauffeurs privés (VTC Véhicule de Tourisme avec Chauffeur). Cette puissance d’inertie que manifestent ces économies de rente dans notre société, cette situation de stagnation qu’imposent de puissants lobbys au pays entier, nous la jugeons nocive pour le dynamisme de l’économie française.

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La Silicon Valley, épicentre mondial de l’innovation

La Silicon Valley, épicentre mondial de l’innovation | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

Championne des brevets et des TIC, la baie de San Francisco draine nombre de start-up. Même si le secteur reste exigeant, le marché est accessible aux entrepreneurs innovants.

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5 Big Companies that Run Like Startups

5 Big Companies that Run Like Startups | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

Commerce, Innovation and Economies of Scale

The evidence repeatedly shows that big companies are not the same as start-ups. Economies of scale strongly influence the way things are done for the majority of operational procedures.

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Research & Technology : Salon mondial de la R&D et du transfert de technologie - Hanovre - 07-11 avril 2014

Salon mondial de la R&D et du transfert de technologie

http://www.globalfairs.fr/fairs/deutsche-messe/hannover-messe/research-technology/

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Quantitative Social Metrics for Impact Investing

Quantitative Social Metrics for Impact Investing | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

Sasha Dichter is the Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen.


I have this nagging feeling of an elephant in the room – in the room of impact investing, I mean.

On the one hand, we’ve made tons of progress.  I don’t just mean progress in terms of more funds being raised and more mainstream attention – though those are both good things.  I mean that it’s become increasingly accepted, conceptually at least, that for an investor to be an impact investor, she must actively intend to create impact, and she must actively measure the impact she is creating.

(E.g. the World Economic Forum report’s recent definition of impact investing as “an investment approach that intentionally seeks to create both financial return and positive social or environmental impact that is actively measured.”)

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When everything becomes a toaster less is more

When everything becomes a toaster less is more | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it

( Jorge Barba) Incremental innovation can have transformational effects, but we must also understand the limits of pursuing further efficiencies.

 

Yesterday, I came across a post on Gizmodo about everyday products that were improved to be perfect. Just look at them, I know you’ll want to have a few of them. Though none of them are Apple products, Apple is probably the one company that any of us can point to that makes us crave their products.

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Forget Customer Satisfaction. Think Customer Surprise

Forget Customer Satisfaction. Think Customer Surprise | Innovation experts' insights | Scoop.it
Customers say service is getting worse. And, as we know, they're always right. Buck the trend with these five keys to customer delight.
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