InnovationManagement

We are strong believers in treating innovation management as any other management discipline that can be learned and used as a sustainable strategy for creating long-term value. Our goal is to facilitate an increased sharing of knowledge, best practices, tools and related resources among innovation practitioners and other professionals who want to bring the discipline of innovation to their organizations.

All articles by InnovationManagement:

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    Imperfections Aren’t Always Important

    Jul 27, 2016 | In: Videos

    During a special appearance at Stanford University, Elon Musk discusses the double-edged sword of paying close attention to tiny details. The iconic entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal was on stage with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson to kick off STVP Future Fest, a daylong series of events exploring how technology and scientific breakthroughs will shape society.

  • Cyriac-Roeding-Shopkick-solve-problems

    Technology Must Solve Problems

    Jul 19, 2016 | In: Videos

    Whether you are designing a feature, creating a product, or building a company, your technology needs to be solving a real problem for your customers, says Cyriac Roeding, founder and CEO of Shopkick. Roeding describes how his company only began working on technology when it was explicitly needed to solve a key problem.

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    Swim Toward Blue Oceans

    Jul 13, 2016 | In: Strategies, Videos

    Mike Rothenberg encourages entrepreneurs to avoid “red oceans,” a business-strategy term for cutthroat markets where competitors struggle for incremental gains. The CEO of Rothenberg Ventures says entrepreneurs should instead swim toward blue oceans, rivers and ponds, while developing the instincts to discover these emerging, wide-open markets.

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    Successful Techniques to Innovate Cheaply and Effectively – Get your Free Copy of Innovation Tools

    Jul 12, 2016 | In: News

    The secret to innovating successfully is being able to test thousands of ideas and safely know you can do so without going broke. But how? With the low-risk innovation tools presented in the highly anticipated book by Dr. Evan Shellshear, you will learn the latest tricks and methods to run an effective innovation program in your organization.

  • how-to-reward-your-innovation-champions

    What KPIs are Most Common for an Innovation Team?

    Jul 06, 2016 | In: InnoView, Interviews, Videos

    In this session of InnoView focusing on ‘Rewarding, Recognizing and Recruiting to Drive Innovation Development’ Anthony Ferrier, Innovation Author and CEO of Culturevate, and Shannon Lucas, Director of Innovation at Vodefone Global Enterprise look at how to measure the success of an innovation program. They discuss whether innovation leaders mistakenly rely on counting the number of activities, when what really matters is how these activities generate results that leadership cares about. How can you balance the focus on revenue and maintain the space to explore the next big idea?

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    How to Reward Your Innovation Champions

    Jun 29, 2016 | In: InnoView, Videos

    As companies increasingly look to drive innovative and intrepreneurial behavior with their employees, they are examining ways to recognize and reward around these efforts. Both Shannon Lucas (Director of Innovation, Vodafone Global Enterprise) and Anthony Ferrier (CEO, Culturevate) have deep levels of insight to this area of growing importance to innovation and HR leaders.

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    The Dynamics of Change and Fear

    Jun 22, 2016 | In: Videos

    Carly Fiorina, Former CEO at HP, talks about the dynamics of change and fear. She notes that entrepreneurship is about risk-taking, and this is always associated with trying something new. Fiorina concludes by asserting that change involves gathering enough energy and force to overcome the power of status quo.

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    Thinking Like a Traveler

    Jun 15, 2016 | In: Videos

    Like taking vitamins or exercising daily, Tom Kelley, General Manager of IDEO, points out that fostering lifelong creativity depends on instituting good, healthy mental habits. This first habit on his list of five encourages thinkers to become hyper-aware of their environment, and to notice the common and everyday with new eyes. Capture fresh ideas and don’t be afraid to use them later, he insists.

  • Disruptive ideas about education and learning that universities should adopt to graduate more creative, entrepreneurial and impactful engineers.

    Don’t Stop at STEM – Innovators Require a Lot More than Technical Knowledge

    Jun 09, 2016 | In: Videos

    In this clip, Olin College President Richard Miller, a prominent voice in the movement to reform engineering curriculum, explains how higher education can create more innovators by better integrating studies that have traditionally segregated students, in order to show them that the potential for large-scale impact is at the intersection of feasibility, viability and desirability.

  • crowd-dialog-europe-country-snapshot-interview-italy-cypres

    The European Crowd Experts: Italy & Cypres

    Jun 07, 2016 | In: Collaborative Innovation, Life Cycle Processes, News

    The second edition of Crowd Dialog Europe is coming up in September, where participants from all 28 European members countries will discuss the phenomenon of swarm-based innovation processes, alternative financing scenarios and future of work models for practical insights to potential new business fields as well as an international context on trends and its relation to praxis. In preparation for the event we sit down with two of the experts to discuss crowd-related business in Italy and Cypres.

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    Company Culture and Customer Care

    Jun 01, 2016 | In: Videos

    William Perry, emeritus professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, explains how employee ownership of his early startup, ESL, resulted in a positive workplace culture. “To succeed, the leadership of the company has to identify and associate themselves with the customers’ problems,” the former U.S. Secretary of Defense tells interviewer Steve Blank.

  • Report-innovation-that-matters-tomorrows-winning-cities

    Innovation that Matters: Tomorrow’s Winning Cities

    May 31, 2016 | In: News, Reports

    Innovation that Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy. It carves out critical trends every U.S. city leader can learn from and offers recommendations local leaders can adopt to strengthen their region’s digital competitiveness.

  • video-clip-what-problem-are-you-solving

    What Problem are You Solving?

    May 25, 2016 | In: Videos

    Play Bigger Advisors Co-Founder Dave Peterson emphasizes that entrepreneurs must be able to articulate the problem they seek to solve if others are to understand their vision. Successful marketing also persuades people to care about a problem they weren’t aware of before, and your solution for it. “Understanding the problem is the first step,” Peterson says.

  • Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World

    As New Entrants Stake Out Space in the Auto Sector, Patent Partnerships are the Industry’s Future

    May 20, 2016 | In: News

    Automotive industry insiders admit to seeing potential new market entrants from Silicon Valley as a “competitive threat”, and say the only way to stay ahead of the game is through partnerships and collaborations between both the traditional auto players and other IP owners. These views, and many more, were expressed at IAM’s recent event on IP in the auto industry, which Auto Harvest co-hosted with World Trademark Review at the start of this month.

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