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Why Low Risk Innovation Is Costly

Why Low Risk Innovation Is Costly | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Companies are finding it hard to churn out “the next big thing.” Instead of the disruptive products, services and business models of yesteryear, innovations coming to market today are typically line extensions.

 

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:57 AM

Accenture survey of 519 executives at large US, UK and French organizations reveals that two obstacles stand in the way of driving higher returns on innovation. 

 

Read also this article from Innovation Management on the same subject: http://www.innovationmanagement.se/2013/06/24/7-tips-for-outcome-driven-innovation/

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What if all companies were innovative? | London Business School

What if all companies were innovative? | London Business School | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Imagine if business could solve the world’s biggest problems. If more companies had innovation in their DNA, they’d have the power to do just that. The companies that innovate radically, the ones that remain agile year after year, the ones that fulfill their customers’ needs (and their competitors’ customers’ needs) are the ones that’ll succeed and make a difference to society. So, what would it take for all companies to be innovative? 

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The Key to China's Next Growth Phase?

The Key to China's Next Growth Phase? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

China is either at or near the so-called Lewis turning point, where it is no longer hugely productive to shift workers from agriculture to manufacturing. Now, growth will need to come increasingly from so-called total factor productivity, which itself is driven by technology and innovation.

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How Apple’s Tim Cook stacks up on Chinese social media

Foreigners trying to reach citizens in China, whether they’re a celebrity,athlete, businessman or politician, are flocking to Sina Weibo, which counts some 400 million registered users, 66 million of whom are active daily. 

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The Future Of Manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D Printers, And Data Science

The Future Of Manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D Printers, And Data Science | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A new McKinsey report says 3-D printing, sensors, and lots of data-science jobs are coming to America's factories.
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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers don’t have a clear definition.

 

Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.

 

Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.

 

Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...


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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:50 AM

"Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. "

Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 17, 2014 9:57 PM

Visualization

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Patterns and perils of badass, goodhearted change agents

Qualities and practices of highly effective change agents -- and the perils in using these practices.
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Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
"Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?"

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How Ideo Redesigned Monday to Be Less Awful | WIRED

How Ideo Redesigned Monday to Be Less Awful | WIRED | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

How exactly does one go about redesigning a day? To figure that out, Ideo partnered with Studio360, a WNYC radio show hosted by Kurt Andersen. To start, Fetell and her colleagues looked at an entirely different day of the week. “It actually helps us pin down what’s happening on Monday when we understand why Friday feels so good,” she says. 

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The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company

The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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The High-Tech Mega-Project on the Saudi Arabian Coast

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Fahd Al Rasheed, CEO of King Abdullah Economic City, discusses how the project fuses tech with city planning. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on
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From the Sparks of Hope and Frustration: Towards a New Sustainable Economy

From the Sparks of Hope and Frustration: Towards a New Sustainable Economy | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
That we need to be playing a different game is becoming increasingly recognized. Even mainstream commentators like the FT's Martin Woolf are calling for new and radical approaches in the running of our economies. Isabel Sebastian picks up this challenge with great gusto, and makes a great case for promoting Wellbeing Economics as a means of re-framing the game of economy and commerce. She includes practical proposals for the business and policy agendas -- and how we can look beyond CSR to create the dynamic space for genuine business and economic transformation.

Transformation necessarily requires us to rethink our institutions, including our legal frameworks -- do they adequately support our aims, or do they hinder the changes we need to make?

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David Hain's curator insight, May 1, 4:23 AM

'Change we must -- if we are to make the necessary transition to a sustainable world.' ~ Michael Townsend

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, May 5, 1:33 PM

Michael Townsend alert us “Transformation necessarily requires us to rethink our institutions, including our legal frameworks”, and challenges us “do they adequately support our aims, or do they hinder the changes we need to make?”

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The happiest countries in the world

The happiest countries in the world | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Denmark slipped from the top slot this year, crowning a new country the happiest place on Earth.
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In case you missed this research into happiness and well-being.

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Should the CEO be social?

Should the CEO be social? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Chief executives may not want to be on social media but their people, customers and shareholders sure wish they were there.

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Great piece by social media advisor, Dionne Lew (@DionneLew)

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 4, 10:07 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. 

 

(From the article): Grant Thornton says around 40% of employees would like their organisation to embrace social and McKinsey says that it can deliver productivity benefits of 20-25 %, yet this is not yet well understood by CEOs.


Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) like Yammer allow a CEO to talk directly to staff across geographies, driving engagement and innovation.

 

Gartner Inc says that while social networks will become primary channels for work-related decisions, 80% of social business efforts may not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership.

 

This is probably the most important reason CEOs should set aside personal views on social, broaden their understanding of its benefits and risks and find ways to meet customers, suppliers and people where they already are – in social networks.

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How digital technology is changing the university lecture

How digital technology is changing the university lecture | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The idea that teachers should teach and students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students. While this was generally true back when textbooks where a rarity, and may have been partly true since the invention of the public library, it is most likely untrue for at least many students in this era of the “active learner” (AKA “digital natives”). After all, with a smartphone in every student’s pocket and Google only a tap away, how can the humble sage expect to compete as the font of all online knowledge?

 

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The Rise of the Chief Innovation Officer

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Not long ago, ‘Chief Innovation Officer’ would have featured fairly highly in the confusing job titles list. However, due to greater competition, tightened budgets and new technology, the importance assigned to innovation as a legitimate and vital business process has been elevated in recent years. But who at the top is responsible for ensuring the infrastructure and procedures are in place to help foster innovation and ensure the company is using every avenue to maximise progress?


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Makey Makey Go can make a button out of Jell-O

Makey Makey Go can make a button out of Jell-O | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The $19 invention kit translates contact with everyday objects into button or keyboard presses.
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Innovation Excellence | Design Thinking: a tested method for creating breakthrough innovation

Innovation Excellence | Design Thinking: a tested method for creating breakthrough innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

While the word “innovation” thunders from the boardroom and from the ranks, few companies actually build a sustainable process for generating real solutions that create value. Instead, they hastily focus on un-validated and over-caffeinated pet ideas of the CEO. Or worse, they spend a lot of time and resources recreating a slightly different version of their same core offering. 

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What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic

What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
What does the Internet care about? What articles do we share the most? Using the data from the Ahrefs Content Explorer, the people at Funders and Founders 

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Steve Bavister's curator insight, May 2, 5:31 AM

Interesting insight into the internet

Emilio Ruano's curator insight, May 4, 1:17 PM

At least, the concern about equality, energy and social welfare is there. I like the last one about engineers tho. Hahaha.

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, May 15, 3:33 AM

añada su visión ...

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The start-up frenzy gripping China

The start-up frenzy gripping China | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley venture capital godfather Peter Thiel’s book Zero to One: Notes on start-ups or how to build the future is flying off the shelves in China. It is fast becoming a bible for China’s ever burgeoning legion of start-up entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The country has been swept away by an innovation mania. The Chinese government, which is managing the difficult task of restructuring the country’s export and investment dependent economy, is only too happy to encourage the trend.

 

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Keynote slides: Creating the Future of News - Trends in the Living Networks

Keynote slides: Creating the Future of News - Trends in the Living Networks | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Tomorrow I am giving the opening keynote at International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress in New York. Over 400 senior news executives from 45 countries are gathering to gain insights into the leading edge and path forward for news organizations globally. My keynote provides a highly positive perspective on the extraordinary opportunities for theContinue reading Keynote slides: Creating the Future of News
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The New Rules for Growing Outside Your Core Business

Companies can now build, obtain access to, or acquire new capabilities— especially those related to digital technologies— faster and better than ever before. The historically low odds of entering what looks like a distant adjacency have been transformed because of how quickly companies can acquire new capabilities. 

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What's Creating the Strategy "Confidence Gap"? - Archive

What's Creating the Strategy "Confidence Gap"? - Archive | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A short-term bias has implications for the ability of companies to develop disruptive or transformational innovations—the kind that open new markets and attract new customers—and which typically require a longer-term perspective.

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Watch Now: The DNA of Innovation

Watch Now: The DNA of Innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How do you accelerate innovation? The answer lies within the ability to bring companies, startups, agencies, clients, and budgets together.

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Budgets - yes.

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The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
No single innovation tool or method will deliver consistent, profitable breakthroughs, and neither will a hodgepodge of misaligned or poorly integrated practices. It takes a systematic approach to build a systemic capability—whether that is Amazon’s logistics prowess or the near-flawless service you receive as a guest at a Four Seasons hotel. So it is with innovation. Skills, tools, met­rics, processes, platforms, incentives, roles, and values all have to come together in one supercharged, all-wheel-drive, race-winning innovation machine.

So what are the parts of the innovation engine that most often get left out? Here’s our list of the top five:

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Ian Berry's curator insight, May 3, 1:20 AM

Some good insights. In remarkable workplaces every day innovation is the norm and people are truly empowered like at Nordstrom, the US department store, where they have a rule "Use your best judgement at all times." and there are no other rules

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 4, 6:06 AM

Great article in HBR by management guru Gary Hamel and Nancy Tennant (VP Whirlpool) on what they call the 'retooling of innovation' in organisations and what is needed to do so successfully.

 

Without spoiling the whole article, in their opinion the requirements include innovation ~ leaders and employees, definition, management process and metrics.

Emilio Ruano's curator insight, May 5, 8:03 PM

Innovation is a culture that must be nourished. Buen artículo sobre las bases para que una empresa sea inovadora en su totalidad.

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15 Business Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

15 Business Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Get a list of books every entrepreneur should have in his or her arsenal.

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