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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    Moving Product at Unprecedented Scale

    Aug 24, 2016 | In: Videos

    When you think about a product that scales, future entrepreneurs must consider web and mobile technologies, as they’ve allowed for unprecedented, accelerated, broader markets than ever before conceivable. Truly understand the economics of distribution; Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO talks about old print media and music and how they’ve been trumped by the free distribution of the Web. She strongly encourages those venturing into business to take this business angle into account.

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    The Global Innovation Index 2016

    Aug 18, 2016 | In: Reports

    Since the release of the Global Innovation Index (GII) last year, the world economy has encountered a number of challenges that have led to further downgrades of global economic growth projections. In the context of such uncertainty, countries will seek ways to move the global economy out of its current holding pattern, thus avoiding a prolonged low-growth scenario. Innovation will be a critical ingredient to achieving this objective.

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    Changing Process of Innovation

    Aug 17, 2016 | In: Videos

    Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior explains how the process of innovation has changed over the past few centuries, from the era of the sole inventor, through the rise of corporate labs, to the modern period of open innovation. Warrior also notes the important challenge of working across domains to maximize innovation potential.

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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing? August 2016

    Aug 16, 2016 | In: News

    Are you a crowdsourcing enthusiast? If so, you probably find it hard to keep up with the latest news because the crowd is literally contributing to positive change all over the world. For this reason IM.se is launching a new blog to give you a rundown of recent stories and help you find the best platforms to contribute your own ideas.

  • look-for-culture-fit

    Look for Culture Fit

    Aug 10, 2016 | In: Videos

    Jeff Seibert, senior director of product at Twitter, describes how several companies made offers to acquire the technology behind his first startup, a file-conversion engine. Faced with multiple offers, Seibert explains how culture fit and the chance to continue working on the product was more important in the decision-making process than how much money was offered.

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    Exponential Edge for Startups

    Aug 04, 2016 | In: Videos

    Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of venture capital firm Floodgate, explains how three laws of exponential growth favor tech entrepreneurs: Moore’s law ensures products will possess unprecedented computing power; Metcalfe’s law of network effects compounds the number of users; and the “power law” shows that top performers can achieve runaway success if they get everything right.

  • elon-musk-imperfections-arent-always-important

    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.

  • Mike-Rothenberg-Ventures-blue-ocean-strategy

    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?

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

    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.

  • the-dynamics-of-fear-and-change

    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.

  • thinking-like-a-traveler

    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.

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