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Innovation Excellence | Ten Ways to Reduce Your Failure Rate of Innovation

Innovation Excellence | Ten Ways to Reduce Your Failure Rate of Innovation | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Although there are no easy solutions, there are ways to improve the effectiveness of innovation in your company or for your clients. Gjis shares ten actions to reduce the failure rate of innovation.
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11 Know when to cut and run.

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How Do You Measure Innovation Fitness? | Innovation Management

How Do You Measure Innovation Fitness? | Innovation Management | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
The human body serves as the perfect metaphor for understanding the innovation challenge facing today's organizations. The body is built to adapt and respond to demands that are placed upon it. The greater the demand, the stronger the response. If you and your organization are going to thrive in this world you must build and keep your innovation muscles strong. We know that only the fittest survive.
Unfortunately, too many organizations suffer from overweight bureaucracies, which crush employee enthusiasm and creativity. Rather than seizing on high potential opportunities and championing a bright future, they procrastinate and deny market realities. These out-of-shape organizations find themselves falling behind on a quarterly basis because they are unable to think differently, decide quickly, and collaborate effectively. They are simply not fit enough to successfully compete and win in today’s fast paced global economy.

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How fit are you?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 15, 4:32 AM

Innovation fitness - nice concept with a 101 by an experienced 'personal trainer'.

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Steve Wozniak talks innovation at World Business Forum | Advertising news | Campaign

Steve Wozniak talks innovation at World Business Forum | Advertising news | Campaign | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Steve Wozniak talks innovation at World Business Forum. Campaign, first for advertising & creative news
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Excellent words from a guru of computing! But how did we ever think RPN was a good thing - the youth of today will be falling off their 'algorithmic' chairs ;)

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Strong foundations key to developing an innovation culture | The Parliament Magazine

Strong foundations key to developing an innovation culture | The Parliament Magazine | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
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Innovation Excellence | Changing the World – Step One

Innovation Excellence | Changing the World – Step One | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
So, if we’re hoping to change the world, our world, whether that is with a big W or a little one, where should we begin?

Let’s begin by painting a background for the landscape of organizational change.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 18, 4:06 AM

Change involves working on several processes simultaneously. Here's 4 big ones!

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You're Doing Innovation Wrong

You're Doing Innovation Wrong | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
One of the most pernicious myths in innovation is that it is fundamentally a challenge of creativity.
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Just like any 'tradecraft' you need to put the hours in!

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The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company | The Innovation Library | 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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Watch Now: The DNA of Innovation

Watch Now: The DNA of Innovation | The Innovation Library | 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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When It Comes to Innovation, Here are 7 Mistakes People Make - Entrepreneur

When It Comes to Innovation, Here are 7 Mistakes People Make - Entrepreneur | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
While many entrepreneurs want to grow their business and offer products with a competitive edge, they neglect techniques and systems that generate a flood of valuable ideas.
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Deadly sins ...

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Big Data

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Big Data | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
From childhood polio vaccinations in Syria to inoculating thirst during The Walking Dead, data analytics' growing value to society.
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The Smartest, Richest Companies Can’t Crack Mobile. The Future Belongs to Anyone Who Can

The Smartest, Richest Companies Can’t Crack Mobile. The Future Belongs to Anyone Who Can | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
The smartest, richest tech companies in the world all posted their quarterly earnings this week, and if you had to draw one lesson from the results, it's this: mobile matters. More than anything.
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What if journalists had story writing tools as powerful as those used by coders? - pudo.org (Friedrich Lindenberg)

What if journalists had story writing tools as powerful as those used by coders? - pudo.org (Friedrich Lindenberg) | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
When software developers write code, they often use tools called IDEs, integrated development environments, that provide contextual information needed to manage the complexity of modern software. What would such a workspace look like, if it were designed for journalism?

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Auto report writing - what a result that would be!

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Are Most CEOs Too Old to Innovate?

Are Most CEOs Too Old to Innovate? | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it

Researchers have identified this type of curve in a wide range of creative professions, though the peak age varies by activity. On its face, this data suggests that by the time most CEOs make it to the corner office, their most creative, innovative years are behind them.

 


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Rats!

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The Art of Leadership and Lessons for Innovation

The Art of Leadership and Lessons for Innovation | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it

"The best way to predict the future is to create it," says leadership guru Peter Drucker.
The relevance of modern artists is measured to a great degree by their ability to refresh aesthetic concepts and innovate. Many artists who are now seen as cultural leaders created the future through breakthrough work, starting with the 16th century innovator and artist, Leonardo da Vinci, through to Damien Hirst, the most successful artist of our own time.

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The artists of leadership!

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David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 7:03 AM

Fascinating take on great artists, creativity and innovation. Great pictures too!

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Making innovation happen

Making innovation happen | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
How can you create a culture of innovation to drive long-term growth? Representatives from leading business schools Henley, Warwick, Cass and INSEAD discuss the value of innovation and the skills you need to develop

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David Hain's curator insight, July 2, 11:31 AM

Unique roundtable on innovation, 3 minute read! How can leaders inspire an innovative workplace?

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Creating a Structured, Repeatable Process for Innovation

Creating a Structured, Repeatable Process for Innovation | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Established companies do not easily reinvent themselves.  History shows us that Innovation is often the strategy of startups – but not only is it important in getting to the top, innovation is necessary in order to stay on top. New talent, new techniques, and new products are all needed to stay abreast of the competition. In addition, having a champion within the organization is imperative. Innovation executives are often the facilitator of change, and the leaders responsible for the development of corporate innovation culture. Recently McKinsey Quarterly published an article
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Finger gestures will tell your smartwatch what to do

Finger gestures will tell your smartwatch what to do | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Gesture control for smartwatches is the key mission for a startup called Deus Ex Technology. They have devised a module which can fit into a smartwatch band and behave as a gesture controller for your timepiece.
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Apple watch already out of time!

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The Value of Incremental Innovation | Innovation Management

The Value of Incremental Innovation | Innovation Management | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it

In my first article in this series, I talked about the continued, and often misplaced, focus of corporate innovation leaders on developing disruptive innovation efforts. My basic argument within the article was the while “Big I” innovation can be a valid driver of growth. However, few companies are in the right position or have laid the appropriate groundwork to support and develop new, groundbreaking ideas, especially in the context of the existing organizational culture.
In this article I want to talk about the value of incremental innovation and why companies should often focus on this, rather than driving as hard as they can to come up with the next breakthrough product or service. Incremental improvements aren’t always cool, but over time they can drive significant business results.


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Or in the words of Yoda - "if no mistakes you have made, but losing you are. A different game you must play"

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David Hain's curator insight, May 20, 2:09 AM

Incremental change is valid too - contributes to a forward mindset.

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The eight essentials of innovation | McKinsey & Company

The eight essentials of innovation | McKinsey & Company | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Since innovation is a complex, company-wide endeavor, it requires a set of crosscutting practices and processes to structure, organize, and encourage it. Taken together, the essentials described in this article constitute just such an operating system, as seen in Exhibit 2. These often overlapping, iterative, and nonsequential practices resist systematic categorization but can nonetheless be thought of in two groups. The first four, which are strategic and creative in nature, help set and prioritize the terms and conditions under which innovation is more likely to thrive. The next four essentials deal with how to deliver and organize for innovation repeatedly over time and with enough value to contribute meaningfully to overall performance.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 6, 11:38 AM

McKinsey on leading practices of high performing innovation companies, examples of 8 key practices. 

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Seven Ways That Even The Smartest Companies Kill Great Ideas

Seven Ways That Even The Smartest Companies Kill Great Ideas | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
These seven behaviors threaten to stop innovation dead in its tracks.
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Special Collection: "Distance learning, openness and educational technology"

Special Collection: "Distance learning, openness and educational technology" | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Journal of Interactive Media in Education - open journal, peer reviewed

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Open your mind .....

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Is Innovation More About People or Process?

Is Innovation More About People or Process? | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? This is a question Pixar head Ed Catmull has asked a great many people, and he says they tend to be pretty much split on it 50/50.
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Or Purpose?

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8 Examples Of How Google Is Moving Into Digital Health

8 Examples Of How Google Is Moving Into Digital Health | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
Google is moving into digital health perhaps more than you think.

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Top 10 Social Innovation trends of 2015 | Ennovent Blog

Top 10 Social Innovation trends of 2015 | Ennovent Blog | The Innovation Library | Scoop.it
2015 will be a game-changer, especially in the field of social innovation. If we want to be ahead of the curve, we have to be creative, forward-thinking and

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 29, 2:15 AM

These innovations will help define many social marketing strategies in 2015 . Good read. 9/10

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10 Trends for 2015

10 trends for 2015. And 10 prime innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015!


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The New Year draws close!

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Marketing Partners LLC's curator insight, November 29, 2014 12:27 PM

You'll find loads of great information focused on local small business marketing at LocalMarketing.Today digital magazine

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, November 30, 2014 4:36 PM

Knowing the possible trends in services in 2015, allows us to plan since late 2014 that we must make changes in our companies.