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:

  • how-to-brainstorm-better

    How to Brainstorm Better

    Feb 22, 2017 | In: Videos

    Toy inventor Brendan Boyle talks about key concepts for making brainstorming sessions more effective, like including those adept at the technique and bringing together divergent and convergent thinkers. Boyle, a partner at IDEO who teaches the course “From Play to Innovation” at Stanford’s design school, speaks with creativity expert Tina Seelig, faculty co-director at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

  • leaders-look-for-symbolism

    Leaders Look for Symbolism

    Feb 15, 2017 | In: Organization & Culture, Videos

    Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, recalls how HP’s turnaround back in 2011 began with a return to the company’s founding corporate values and business objectives. She also discusses how leaders can take advantage of certain opportunities to carry out actions that can convey a symbolic message throughout an organization and get people’s attention.

  • lessons-of-steve-jobs

    Lessons of Steve Jobs

    Feb 08, 2017 | In: Videos

    Guy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. He is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. In this talk Kawasaki shares 12 lessons he learned about life and work while working with Steve Jobs.

  • bringing-tech-science-closer-to-people

    Over 650 Projects Submitted to Campaign Bringing Tech&Science Closer to People

    Feb 06, 2017 | In: News

    Over 650 submitted projects from all over the world, over 70 international partners including UNESCO, governments, NGOs and media – these are the first facts and figures from the Bringing tech&science closer to people campaign, launched in November 2016. All the best projects were officially presented on Closertopeople.com last week, the effect is mind-boggling.

  • crowdsourcing-news-february-2017

    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    Feb 02, 2017 | In: News

    This month we’ve seen how the crowd continues to contribute in the political arena and in further developing clean and safe cities. The trend of incorporating “citizen scientists” in the search for data and groundbreaking ideas is expanding from the glaciers all the way to Mars. This month we’re seeing a large number of medical studies calling for crowdsourced data, and finally we can learn from ZTE’s failure to crowdsource a smartphone.

  • achieving-go-to-market-fit

    Achieving ‘Go-to-Market Fit’

    Feb 01, 2017 | In: Videos

    MobileIron Co-Founder Bob Tinker describes the next challenge for a startup after figuring out product-market fit, and that’s achieving what he calls “go-to-market fit.” This entails three things: deciding on a sales model and committing to it, developing a repeatable sales and marketing routine that secures and delights new customers, and positioning the business so it aligns perfectly with the problem it is addressing.

  • making-ideas-real-with-tim-kastelle

    Making Ideas Real

    Jan 25, 2017 | In: Life Cycle Processes, Videos

    We often think that a great new idea will speak for itself — that people will automatically see that it is awesome. But that’s often untrue. There are two other crucial components needed before an idea can truly change the world. Tim Kastelle explains more on the TEDx stage.

  • how-ai-can-bring-on-a-second-industrial-revolution

    How AI Can Bring on a Second Industrial Revolution

    Jan 18, 2017 | In: Videos

    “The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable,” says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. Over the next 20 years, he says, our penchant for making things smarter and smarter will have a profound impact on nearly everything we do. Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development. “The most popular AI product 20 years from now that everyone uses has not been invented yet,” Kelly says. “That means that you’re not late.”

  • the-unexpected-benefit-of-celebrating-failure

    The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure

    Jan 11, 2017 | In: Videos

    “Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

  • crisis-as-wake-up-call

    Crisis as Wake-Up Call

    Jan 04, 2017 | In: Videos

    Embrace Innovations Co-Founder and CEO Jane Marie Chen describes how the sudden loss of a corporate customer threatened to end her organization’s operations and served as a wake-up call that a more sustainable business model was needed, prompting Embrace to adopt one where its humanitarian efforts would be supported by the sale of baby products intended for retail consumers.

  • crowdsourcing-news-whats-new-december2016

    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    Dec 30, 2016 | In: News

    2016 was a big year for crowdsourcing. In our final edition of What’s New for the year, we clearly see how crowdsourcing is being used to create transparency and provide citizens with an active voice in our local governments. Crowdsourcing continues to play an important part in new product development for large and small companies, and our new capacities to collect scientific and locational data is proving to be game-changing. Check out the latest news stories from around the world.

  • in-hackers-we-trust

    Crowdsourcing Amongst Hackers

    Dec 21, 2016 | In: Videos

    Synack’s Jay Kaplan discusses how the cybersecurity startup he heads mitigates concerns stemming from the practice of using crowdsourced hackers around the world to identify vulnerabilities in the systems of private companies and government agencies that serve as customers. Synack’s safeguards include rigorous vetting and tracking, as well as placing high “bounties” on the most serious vulnerabilities.

  • im-news-lab-coop-innovation-management-award

    Lab.Coop is the winner of the Management Innovator Award

    Dec 20, 2016 | In: News

    This year’s Management Innovator Award was won by a team of experimenters for their unconventional approach to organizational governance. The Budapest-based Society of Management Innovators announced the results of the international competition on December 16th, 2016.

  • defining-success-upfront

    Defining Success Upfront

    Dec 14, 2016 | In: Videos

    Julie Zhuo, vice president of product design at Facebook, explains the importance of visualizing success before beginning work on a project and how it can help teams avoid the tendency to define success along the way with vanity metrics. The question to ask is, “How will we know if we’ve solved this problem?” Zhuo says. “What would be different in the world?”

  • the-surprising-habits-of-original-thinkers

    The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

    Dec 07, 2016 | In: Videos

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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