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5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here's five ways they think differently.
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Great article on how Tesla and SpaceX innovative CEO, Elon Musk, goes through his thought process to create amazing products.

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Open Innovation to Make Europe’s Cities Smarter

Open Innovation to Make Europe’s Cities Smarter | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Two new open innovation projects aim to help European cities maintain great quality of life while remaining competitive and achieving sustainable growth.
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Cut Your Meeting Time by 90%

Cut Your Meeting Time by 90% | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing(s).” -- Warren Bennis, scholar and organizational expert
Most advice on meetings focuses on the “how.” But the effort to
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Where’s the Next Silicon Valley?

Where’s the Next Silicon Valley? | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
From Bangalore to Tel Aviv, Cambridge to Shenzhen, cities around the world are battling to become hotbeds of IT innovation—the potential birthplace of the next Apple or Google.Ron Conway, a
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The answer may surprise you.

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7 Tips for Outcome-Driven Innovation | Innovation Management

7 Tips for Outcome-Driven Innovation | Innovation Management | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
While many people believe that process and structure stifle creativity - the center of gravity for sourcing and inspiring innovation – this couldn’t be further from the truth.
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An important point the author made in the article: get your employees involved and committed in various stages during the workflow process.  That means Identify stakeholders to evaluate ideas; Get them excited towards your innovation program and make them your advocates.

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How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Managers, rather than focusing on building skills to recognize patterns and take action, will need to focus on designing the curricula.
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An insightful article about the shifting focus on modern day work and the skills they require.  This sentence sums it up well: "The function of organizations in the industrial age was to direct work.  The function of organizations in the algorithmic age will be to focus on passion and purpose."

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How to increase engagement in enterprise innovation and develop a sustainable program | Innovation Management

How to increase engagement in enterprise innovation and develop a sustainable program | Innovation Management | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners and those new to collaborative enterprise innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable program.
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A 5-part practical article with tips in driving your company's innovation initiative.

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How to Think Like a Futurist #IoE

How to Think Like a Futurist #IoE | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Preparing for tomorrow’s panel at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event in New York has been an interesting process. That’s because I’ve been asked to describe how I
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Part of being innovative is to look into the future - scanning the horizon to predict the 'next big thing'.

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What SMEs can Expect from Value-Creating Innovation Management Consulting | Innovation Management

What SMEs can Expect from Value-Creating Innovation Management Consulting | Innovation Management | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Owners and managers of small and medium sized companies (SMEs) are reluctant to hire consultants and even more so when it comes to innovation management consulting. And they often have good reasons to do so.
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A quick guide for SMEs to assess your own innovation management needs and your readiness to change.

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Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees - Forbes

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees - Forbes | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Google, a great marketplace success, has fostered continuous innovation by smartly managing its employees. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of Google's People Operations, talked to me on Thursday about Google’s innovation secrets.
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Google has its own innovation management tool.  Does your company has one?

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Companies Need To Innovate To Stay Ahead

Companies Need To Innovate To Stay Ahead | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it

Forbes Debra Kaye: Companies Need to Innovation to Stay Ahead Forbes I recenlty spoke to Debra Kaye, who is the author of Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation.


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What do you recommend startups do to innovate without a big budget?

Try to make your idea as clear as possible from the beginning. It will change along the way, but keep its primary story straightforward and focused, rather than trying to solve a multitude of issues. Examine your own capabilities: what you do well and what you don’t. Then look for partners who do well what you do not. You will save a lot of time and effort later in the game if you just stop spinning your wheels trying to do things that you are not equipped to do. Most important, do your financial analysis and planning right at the outset and keep revising along the way. You want to avoid the surprise of your dream not being viable.

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20 Top Tips How to Start Innovation

20 Top Tips How to Start Innovation | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
The fuzzy front end of innovation confronts you with a lot of questions on how to start innovation. I like to inspire you with 20 practical tips.
Create momentum for your innovation project. There
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Creating Innovators: Harvard author teaches parents, educators how to encourage innovation | Toronto Star

Creating Innovators: Harvard author teaches parents, educators how to encourage innovation | Toronto Star | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Education expert Tony Wagner is the author of Creating Innovators, a new book that challenges traditional thoughts on learning.

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Q: Can everyone be a Steve Jobs?

 

A: Many people think of Steve Jobs as exceptional — which he was. He was a genius — highly creative. Most of us are not going to become another Steve Jobs. We are not going to become “disruptive innovators” the way Jobs was. We all have potential to become innovative in whatever it is we do — to bring that spark of imagination, that curiosity that willingness to try something new.”

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Carole Maurage's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:57 PM

Et si l'école réussissait à se réinventer pour laisser la créativité continuer à vivre chez les enfants, et ainsi chez les adultes ?

Le système Montessory stimule la créativité des enfants en favorisant le jeu, qui développe la curiosité et l'acceptation de l'échec. Vivre l'échec, en faire quelque chose, c'est nourrir la confiance en soi, qui pousse à l'audace. L'école actuelle amène les enfants à cesser d'oser pour se concentrer sur l'unique recherche de LA BONNE REPONSE. C'est alors la fin de la curiosité, de l'esprit divergent, qui explore toutes les possibilités, fondement de la créativité (et fonctionnement du cerveau droit).

 

Et si on laissait les enfants ré-apprendre la créativité à leurs professeurs ??

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Four Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Curiosity

Four Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Curiosity | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it

“Everyone at the meeting is invited into the conversation to help us make sense of an issue, solve a problem or imagine a new area of opportunity,” Christen explains. “We expect people to speak up — to ask questions, share ideas and contribute.” As a result, HopeLab is known for productive, energizing, get-togethers.

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Is the GMAT the Root of Evil in the Business World?

Is the GMAT the Root of Evil in the Business World? | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Yes, I know that that's a very provocative title. But after analyzing data that B-school professor Raj Aggarwal sent me, this is what I now believe about the Graduate Management Admission Test. A
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Shocking statistics!

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A welcome train of thought

A welcome train of thought | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it

As a child of the 1950s, I was certain of the wonders in store when I became an adult. We’d fly to Europe in an hour; we’d vacation on the moon; we’d commute to work in personal aircraft or jetpacks or helicopters. The same transit breakthroughs that had transformed the world of my parents' and grandparents' would transform mine, too.

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Internal and Hidden Risks of Innovation Projects | Innovation Management

Internal and Hidden Risks of Innovation Projects | Innovation Management | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
As the economy is dynamically changing and innovation becomes crucially important, a look into the management practices and risks that such projects face should always be welcome.
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What separates successful and failed innovation projects?  You will be surprised at how simple it is to distinguish them.

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The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D | Innovation Management

The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D | Innovation Management | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
In rejecting the limiting belief that innovation is R&D’s job alone, leaders of highly innovative companies work hard to instill “innovation is everyone’s job” as a guiding organizational mission.
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6 Ways to Commit Innovation Suicide

6 Ways to Commit Innovation Suicide | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
When starting innovation, a lot of the same mistakes are made over and over again. That’s why you need to be aware of these five ways of committing innovation suicide. And how to avoid these
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Great advice on what NOT to do when it comes to manage your company's innovation campaign.

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Turning Feeding the Hungry into a Lifestyle Brand

Turning Feeding the Hungry into a Lifestyle Brand | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
The grand-daughter of the first President Bush and niece of the second, Lauren Bush is now building a reputation in her own right as a successful entrepreneur. As the New York Times reported the
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Definitely a creative way to do good for the society (charity), build your brand with a noble cause (feed the hungry), and make a profit at the same time.  Partnering with the son of Ralph Lauren (that's her husband) will certainly make your products much more attractive for those who recognize brand names.

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Why ADP Is the Biggest Cloud Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Why ADP Is the Biggest Cloud Company You’ve Never Heard Of | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Before people even called it cloud computing, ADP was processing paychecks in the cloud. Now it's doubling down with a single cloud-based service for payroll and other everyday business needs.
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I was one of the first employees at ADP that pioneers and creates the innovative cloud-based self service enterprise web platform.  It is part of the major offerings that ADP provides to their customers - perform all your payroll, HR and tax online without contacting their account managers.

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Top 5 Tips for Leveraging Innovation Software to Uncover the Best Ideas and Technologies

Top 5 Tips for Leveraging Innovation Software to Uncover the Best Ideas and Technologies | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
A recent report by A.T. Kearney titled, Innovation: A Solid Wager, in Good Times and in Bad, explains how innovation management, when done right, is a surefire
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5 Insights in a nutshell:-

 

1) Obtaining clear, far-reaching visibility

2) Broadcasting needs precisely

3) Making involvement easy

4) Maturing ideas efficiently

5) Go/no go decision

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From Shaving to Innovation

From Shaving to Innovation | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
Have you seen TV commercials about men's shaving?  Usually, these commercials portrait good-looking, half-naked masculine men in the bathrooms, with shaving cream all over their faces.  Then the co...
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7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
7 things you can learn from world-class communicators like Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Scott Harrison about speaking.
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Summary:-

 

#1: START WITH PAPER, NOT POWERPOINT.#2: TELL YOUR STORY IN 3 ACTS.#3: A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS.#4: EMOTIONS GET OUR ATTENTION.#5: USE PLAIN ENGLISH.#6: DITCH THE BULLET POINTS.#7: REHEARSE LIKE CRAZY.




 




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Is Creativity the New Business Edge? | Innovation Management

Is Creativity the New Business Edge? | Innovation Management | Applying Innovation in Business | Scoop.it
The business world is very rational. Operational excellence, financial mastery and technology savviness have become pre-requisite not to stand out as a winner but to be allowed to compete.
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