Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Eco-Innovation: Going beyond creating technology for technology's sake
Real Innovation Disrupts Markets: Shaking up markets and changing people's lives
DirecTV: Channeling Gamification and Crowdsourcing to Spur Development
IBM Capitalizing On Cloud Disruption: Shaking up the software and hardware marketplace
Magic 8 Ball For Students? Algorithms that can predict students grades
How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation: Companies need to keep inventing new business models
How the Cloud Transforms Business: Beyond Cost Saving via Forbes
Top 10 Fintech Trends for 2015
Has The Disruption Metaphor Outlived Its Purpose?
What's The Next Tech Battlefield? Your body, specifically your wrist
About the Author: Ryan Polachi is a contributing writer concentrating his focus on Marketing, Finance and Innovation. He can be reached at rpolachi@IIRUSA.com.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In the past month, I've read a dozen articles on Podcasts. Yes, Podcasts are apparently having a moment as we like to say in the industry. What's interesting about this phenomena is, at least for me, layered.
Something Like A Phenomena
You see podcasting became popular when the iPod made Mp3 a mainstream term over a decade ago.
We've been offering podcasts as far back as four years ago on the FEI platform and I can still recall my first (nerve-wracking) production, which was a live chat with authors and marketing rock stars Mitch Joel, Chris Brogan & Julien Smith back in 2009.
So it is rather fascinating from an anthropological standpoint, this evolution or renaissance as it's being called.
Don't Call It A Comeback
Yet for those of us, who have been podcasting for years if not decades now, this juncture, if not bittersweet, seems both fantastic and irksome. Podcast listening has always been on an upward trajectory, to the point that one Pew Report, noted a growth of almost 100% in people listening to online radio in their cars VIA A CELLPHONE in 2011 alone. So this rise in popularity is not news to anyone in the know, it's been ongoing and consistent.
But Podcasting has always had a sad sort of stigma. For many years, it was considered the realm of men and nerds, (way before Nerdism/geekdom was chic) reflecting a larger pattern of gender disparity, seen throughout all media production and technology, i.e., T.V., Music, and film. And, while Forbes made some predictions about the growing podcast market back in January of 2014, Ad Week made some of the same calls all the way back in 2005!
So what's spurred this auricular Flash-point? Some are saying, it was brought on by Serial, a new podcast spin-off of This American Life, which has set Buzzfeed, Slate and Reddit ablaze. Even I am hooked and apparently,
But anyhow, enough of the Podcasting rhetoric. This whole podcast phenom was what spurred the idea to pack, bundle and offer you, our trove of innovation podcasts that you may have missed. Especially after someone came up to me and said you know what you guys should look into? Podcasting! Bah!
They are listed below in no particular order but most are short (about 10-12 minutes long) and packed full of tips on Innovation Management and Leadership from the world's best and brightest, Innovation (unsung) Heroes.
12 Innovation Podcasts You Should Hear:
1. Dagmar Chlosta, Adidas Group’s SVP of global project and process management on Virtual Value Chain Trek
2. Jeremy Myerson, the Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, interviewed by Sean O'Connor, Global Director at Smart Design.
3. Julie Anixter, Chief Innovation Officer, MAGA DESIGN GROUP and Executive Editor, INNOVATION EXCELLENCE talks about her background in Design, trends in innovation and more.
4. Scott Trowbridge, Vice President of Creative and Research & Development at Walt Disney Imagineering on ways that Disney Imagineering meets the challenges of evolving technology and customer trends.
5. Pamela Mead, the Director of User Experience at Telefónica Digital, interviewed by Global Director at Smart Design, Sean O'Connor, on how design can be used as a Pathway to Innovating the Organization.
6. Laura Bissmeyer, Corporate Innovation Manager, Corning Incorporated, offers Tips from an Innovation Process Pro to Get a Minimum Viable Product Faster.
7. Bill Greenwald, Founder, Windsor Leadership Group, Formerly Humana, talks about how Creativity can be systematized.
8. Marilyn Gorman, Executive Development and Education at GE Crotonville, explains how Change Management Key to GE Innovation Initiative.
9. Denise Morrison, CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, shares her innovation recipe.
10. Nelson Farris, Global HR Talent Development at Nike, Inc., expands on the strategic way Nike Sustains A Heritage of Innovation.
11. Moises Norena, Global Director of Innovation for Whirlpool Corporation, Shares Strategy for Building a Culture Awash in Innovation.
12. Mikel Cirkus, Global Director, Conceptual Design, Firmenich Flavors, discusses trend spotting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Formerly a senior copy editor at Thomson Reuters, a research editor at AOL, and a senior web publicist at Hachette Book Group, Valerie M. Russo is editor at large of The Front End of Innovation Blog, The Market Research Event Blog, The World Future Trends Tumblr, the Digital Impact Blog, and also blogs at Literanista.net. She is the innovation lead and senior social media strategist for the Marketing and Business Strategy Division of the Institute for International Research, an Informa LLC., and her poetry was published in Regrets Only on sale at the MOMA Gift Shop. Her background is in Anthropology and English Literature. You can reach her at email@example.com or @Literanista.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
4 Ways to Empower Sustainable Innovation
Innovation and the Unknown: 5 tips for start-ups
Who Should Control Innovation? Should it be just the IT department or should everyone contribute
IDC's Top 10 Technology Predictions for 2015
How The Internet of Things Can Encourage Business Collaboration: Embracing partnerships to survive in a world of integrated systems
Sleep Tracking Faces Potential Disruption From Gaming Industry: Nintendo Switching into the World of Sleep
10 Trends In The Future of Mobility
Collaboration Kinks That Can Cost You: Communication and tech hassles are top reasons collaboration breaks down
5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work
Nonprofits: Don't Be Afraid to Collaborate With One Another: Collaboration polarizing the nonprofit industry
Friday, December 5, 2014
Digging back in our vaults, we uncovered this video from one of our sister events, where Dan Pink, NYT and WSJ Bestselling Author of Drive, discusses creative transformation and offers tip on learning to think more like a designer
All around you are design decisions brought to life, some good, some bad. Learn to think more creatively by thinking about the design decisions you encounter, and the ways that they could be different.
Dan Pink on Learning to Think More Like a Designer from Creative Leadership on Vimeo.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Innovation Requires Humility and Courage: Creating differentiating value propositions
Dealing With Digital Disruption: Riding the digital disruption wave
Can An Algorithm Be Creative? Algorithms are already a big part in the creative industries
Innovating Money: Venmo updated its sign-up process for iPhone and Android users
There's More Than One Way to Kill a Fly: Innovation vs. Disruption
The 5 Food Trends of the Future
Improving Your Team's Social IQ: 5 Creativity Hacks
Innovation and Disruptive Necessity: Is the world getting smaller or are we seeing further
The Future of Energy: Are you walking on it?
Friday, November 21, 2014
Many of our past Front End of Innovation (FEI) attendees in the US and the EMEA have been fortunate enough to hear a keynote from Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, Director, The Kaos Pilots – International School of New Business Design & Social Innovation.
|Photo Credit: Øystein Eugene Hermstad|
There is so much emphasis on innovation as the solution to our pains and hopes - but in fact we do not a have an agreed upon system for it (like TQM for instance), indeed there is still quite some confusion and disagreement in the mere term innovation.
How do organisations actually innovate in these times?
- Does it correspond with popular management books or other more academic theories?
- And, does it pay off?
- Is it possible to find new approaches that can help organisation be more effective in their pursuit of innovation, here-under better ways of organizing, leading, and/or developing and implementing strategies for innovation?
FEI members are exclusively invited to fill out this survey, which asks about innovation within your organizations (it takes around 10 minutes). We ask that you please support this important work and look forward to sharing the results with all of you.
- Beyond the Innovation Boundaries: Inside Vienna's Most Innovative Organizations
- Just Announced: FEI EMEA 2015: Front End of Innovation, Vienna
- Fun and Games - Changing the World of Innovation Assessments
- FREE Copy of Safety Culture An Innovative Leadership Approach
- The Illusion of Leadership by Steve Keating
Tuesday, November 18, 2014