Innovation Strategies
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Innovation Strategies
Recommended Reading for Innovators
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Google’s plan to make sure its employees don’t leave for startups is an in-house ‘start-up incubator’

Google’s plan to make sure its employees don’t leave for startups is an in-house ‘start-up incubator’ | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Google wants to keep employees who want to start their own company, or join a high flying startup. So the company may develop an "in-house incubator" allowing Google employees to develop their startups within the company. 

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Ideo: The 7 Most Important Hires For Creating A Culture Of Innovation

Ideo: The 7 Most Important Hires For Creating A Culture Of Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Sure, founders set a tone. But they aren't the only ones who shape workplace culture, writes Ideo's Mollie West.
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To Succeed At Product Innovation, Turn Your Customers Into Allies - Forbes

To Succeed At Product Innovation, Turn Your Customers Into Allies - Forbes | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Internal innovators are often passionate about their ideas, but have trouble selling them to colleagues and bosses, especially in cash-constrained environments. Turning customers into allies can tip the scales and make the executive team, and the funding managers, pay attention. Here's how.
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Why Innovation Is What Really Drives Economic Activity

A stock broker and an economist walk down the street. Spotting a $20 bill lying on the sidewalk ahead, the broker exclaims, "Look! A $20 bill, right there on the sidewalk!" To which the economist replies, "Nonsense. If that were really a $20 bill someone would have already picked it up." At which point the broker bent down, scooped up the bill and put it in his pocket.
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Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem – Part 1 | Innovation Management

Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem – Part 1 | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Innovation is at the top of the Management Agenda for many companies. For excellence in innovation, companies have to master the chain of activities from
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What’s the Interaction between Design and Design Thinking? | Innovation Management

What’s the Interaction between Design and Design Thinking? | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Design Thinking—a powerful methodology principally used in product design—is now influencing corporate culture, allowing everyone to be part of the creative
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Still Cold Calling? Amp Up Your Innovation IQ

Still Cold Calling? Amp Up Your Innovation IQ | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Do triggered brainwalking, semantic intuition, patent prompts and trend bending sound mystifying to you? Read on.
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7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Here's what Harvard students learn about how to create an environment where innovation thrives.
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This is How Companies Like Facebook Hack Innovation

This is How Companies Like Facebook Hack Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
They don't wait for validation or permission, instead they tinker and hack their way to learnings.
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A Design Studio That Prioritizes Process Over Product

A Design Studio That Prioritizes Process Over Product | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Not many designers start their conceptual product exploration with as much open-endedness as a duo like Seongil Choi and Fabio Hendry of Studio Ilio. In fact, this design team (who formed their studio after meeting at the Royal College of Art), insists that they are actually not as inspired by
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What Eminem and Kid Rock Can Teach You about Innovation

What Eminem and Kid Rock Can Teach You about Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
You need to feel like you have nothing to lose. Even when a lot is at stake.
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The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Ask three questions to figure out which one you are.
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The Real Power of Platforms Is Helping People Self-Organize

The Real Power of Platforms Is Helping People Self-Organize | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Centralized planning is no longer required.
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A clever algorithm generating millions of random ideas is turning the tables on patent trolls

A clever algorithm generating millions of random ideas is turning the tables on patent trolls | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Sometimes the only way to beat a troll is to troll even harder.

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Three Box Solution for Sustainable Innovation | Innovation Management

Three Box Solution for Sustainable Innovation | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

“Before you can create, you must forget,” writes Vijay Govindarajan

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Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It

Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Government-funded research is behind any significant new product.
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9 Defining Characteristics of Successful Innovation (Infographic)

9 Defining Characteristics of Successful Innovation (Infographic) | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
We asked 15 experts what innovation actually means.
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Why Trying To Sustain Anything In Your Organization Actually Does More Harm Than Good - Forbes

Why Trying To Sustain Anything In Your Organization Actually Does More Harm Than Good - Forbes | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

VideoI often get questions from listeners and event attendees about how organizations can sustain certain things such as employee tenure, growth, revenue, and innovation. My answer to this question is always you can't sustain these things, nor should you want to try. 

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Innovation: Knowing Where to Begin | Innovation Management

Innovation: Knowing Where to Begin | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Let me see if this situation sounds familiar: you’ve promised your boss that you’ll generate at least one percent growth over last year. You’ve been racking
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Amazon to competitors: You're not failing enough - ReadWrite

Amazon to competitors: You're not failing enough - ReadWrite | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Competing with Amazon is tough enough for competitors. But after racking up over $7 billion in sales at AWS, CEO Jeff Bezos tells them: Fail more often.
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Luciana Viter's comment, April 15, 2016 6:15 PM
Thanks for the recommendation!
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Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college. But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of games. 

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