Posts Tagged ‘Idris Mootee’

Design Thinking and the courage to do things

28 de Dezembro de 2010

 (Texto em Português depois deste)

The forces that multiply

There are relationships covert that make us, when discovered, awaken to a new attitude!

For example, connectivity contains concepts such as influence, respect, trust and integrity that almost always touch each other or some feed others.

At organizations where leaders seek to create a climate of openness to design thinking often fail the ability to place the lever on the best point of support.

In design thinking it takes courage to fail often and early not spending unnecessary resources on projects so lost in analysis and testing late.

Creating a culture of courage is not just create brave people who before were afraid to express their ideas and experience. It passes mainly by creating a mood of trust, integrity and tolerance to take risks.

It passes to allow a sustained network of collaboration that is supported in trust in the integrity and not inconsequential euphoric moments.

Design thinking is to solve problems creatively and with eyes and ears in users, stepping through their day-to-day through observation to detect opportunities and identify needs often hidden.

When there is trust courage jumps to understand deeper and with other eyes new opportunities to solve problems.

When there is trust it is possible have an open mind to receive return of what we do and through the exploration and prototyping we find paths of discovery of unrecognized needs yet.

To find solutions to meet those needs we have to talk about business and this implies a strategy that includes not only provide a value and meaning to the user but also to create a competitive advantage and generate profits for the organization.

 

It is not enough the differentiation it is necessary that our solution is viable and profitable and it just is reached through a collaborative workspace in team with a lot of shared trust-based interaction.

Collaboration that should exist also in prototyping, be it a concept product or a business model, where ideas are tested sooner and faster by leveraging the experience and perspective of all team members.

Instead of hoping that all “I” give their contribution we need to put the “T” in collaboration.

And because trust is important to think about it’s also important to remember Idris Mootee:

“Corporations are facing crises on several fronts, not only from low cost competition, economic and sustainability and social development: business leaders and governments are experiencing a profound crisis of trust and legitimacy. All or these triggered a loss of confidence in our old ways of doing things. The very core of many management theories are being questioned and “management ‘is close to a point of failure. People need to find something to make sense of what’s going on and organize for the future of unprecedented uncertainties.

Battered by system level economic failure, extreme uncertainties and the failure of traditional forms of leadership and management, many are gazing hopefully towards design thinking as a new management wonder drug that will help them make sense of what is going on and secure their next big bonus, election or promotion. Yes, design thinking is bringing a refreshing approach to management and strategic thinking, but it is far from a wonderdrug.”

 

Pensar design e a coragem para fazer coisas

 

As forças que se desmultiplicam

Há relações encobertas que nos fazem, quando descobertas, despertar para uma nova atitude!

Por exemplo, a conectividade encerra conceitos como influência, respeito, confiança ou integridade que quase sempre se tocam ou onde uns alimentam outros.

Numa organização em que os líderes pretendem criar um clima de abertura a pensar design muitas vezes falha a capacidade para colocar a alavanca no melhor ponto de apoio.

Em pensar design é preciso coragem para falhar muito e muito rapidamente não gastando assim recursos desnecessários em projectos perdidos em análise e testes tardios.

A criação de uma cultura coragem não é apenas criar pessoas corajosas que antes tinham medo de expressar as suas ideias e de as experimentar. Passa sobretudo por criar um estado de espírito de confiança, de integridade e de tolerância para assumir riscos.

Passa por permitir uma rede de colaboração sustentada em confiança que é suportada na integridade e não em momentos inconsequentes de euforia.

Pensar design é resolver problemas de uma forma criativa e com os olhos e ouvidos postos no utilizador, percorrendo o seu dia-a-dia através da observação para detectar oportunidades e identificar necessidades muitas vezes ocultas.

Quando existe confiança a coragem salta para poder compreender de forma mais profunda e com outros olhos novas possibilidades de resolver problemas.

Quando existe confiança é possível ter uma mente aberta para receber retorno do que se faz e através da exploração e da prototipagem encontrar os caminhos da descoberta de necessidades não reconhecidas ainda.

Para encontrar as soluções para satisfazer essas necessidades temos de falar de negócios e isso implica uma estratégia que inclui, não só fornecer um valor e significado ao utilizador mas também criar uma vantagem competitiva e gerar lucros para a organização.

Não basta a diferenciação é necessário que a nossa solução seja viável e rentável e isso só se atinge através de uma trabalho de colaboração em equipa com muita interacção baseada em confiança partilhada.

Colaboração que deve existir também na prototipagem, seja ela de um conceito de produto ou um modelo de negócio, onde as ideias são experimentadas, mais cedo e de forma mais rápida, aproveitando a experiência e a perspectiva de todos os membros da equipa.

Em vez de esperarmos que todos os “I” dêem o seu contributo coloquemos os “T” em colaboração.

E porque a confiança é importante acho que é importante recordar Idris Mootee:

“As corporações estão enfrentando crises em várias frentes, não apenas da concorrência de baixo custo, económico e sustentabilidade e desenvolvimento social: os líderes de negócios e os governos estão enfrentando uma profunda crise de confiança e legitimidade. Tudo ou estes provocaram uma perda de confiança na nossa velha maneira de fazer as coisas. O cerne das teorias de gestão está a ser questionado e “gestão” está próximo de um ponto de falha. As pessoas precisam de encontrar algo para dar sentido ao que está a acontecer e organizar-se para o futuro de incertezas sem precedentes.

Atingidos por falha do sistema de nível económico, incertezas extremas e a falta de formas tradicionais de liderança e gestão, muitos estão olhando com esperança para o pensamento de design como uma droga nova gestão que irá ajudá-los a dar sentido ao que está a acontecer e assegurar o seu próximo grande bónus, eleição ou promoção. Sim, o pensamento design está a trazer uma abordagem refrescante e reflexão sobre a gestão estratégica, mas está longe de ser uma droga maravilhosa.”

Será que a confiança tem limites?

Será possível combater o desespero com confiança?

 

O que acha?

Great readings this week

11 de Dezembro de 2010

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Beware of Facts & Innovation by Deb Mills-Scofield

Facts & Data.  At Bell Labs we used to say, “How much did you pay for that data?”  Most market research projects – for strategic planning and innovation (my passions), or even incremental product development focus on getting the facts.  Ok, here’s one for you:

 

It Is Hard To Decide Between Getting The “Best” And Getting “Enough”. Muji Thinks “Enough” Is The New “Best”. By Idris Mootee

I am not a superfan of Muji but I am very impressed with their last three years of repositioning or finetuning of the brand and after spending 15 mins in one of their stores in Tokyo I can see why they are doing well. The concept is exporting well to the US too.

Five Ways To Get Smarter On Open Innovation by Stefan Lindegaard

I believe the best way to get smarter and acquire new knowledge on innovation is through articles and blog posts rather than reading books. It is just my experience that it works better both in terms of value and time spent.

 

Asshole Bosses and You: A Cartoon By Team Synchronicity at North Carolina State by Bob Sutton

I just got an email from Scott Bolin, an MBA student at North Carolina State, who worked with his team of fellow MBA’s,  James Wall, My Le, and Bikram Jit Singh, create a funny and well-crafted cartoon called Asshole Bosses and You. 

Cultivating Diversity: a New Way to Network by Mike Brown

Jon Lovitz did a routine on Saturday Night Live about how to be more successful. The answer to success was always the catch phrase, “Get to know me!” Looking back on my first year of leaving the corporate world for entrepreneurship in the world of strategy and innovation, the success we’ve had has been linked

 

Want Your Customers To Talk Sizzle Or Steak? By Wim Rampen

Customers have jobs to do. And so do Companies. In essence the trick is to align and focus the company’s activities to maximize support to Customers to get their jobs done. From the unpredictable Customer’s decision journey through each stage of the life-cycle. And make money as a result of it.

 

The Magic of Intuition at Work by Alex Pattakos via Ralph-Ohr

 

Sometimes we wish that we had the magical powers of the lovable witch Samantha Stephens in the situation comedy Bewitched; at the time (1960s and 1970s) it was the highest rated television series ever for the ABC network.

Balance innovation and continuous improvement by Jorge Barba

All of us know that if you we want to make sweeping changes, we need to innovate. If done incrementally (in small improvements), it won’t attract much attention. FedEx became a success story as they changed people’s expectations (absolutely, positively overnight) of delivery services, delivered on their promise and charged a premium for it.  However, innovation projects are never “complete”.

Have a nice week!

Great readings this week!

16 de Outubro de 2010

A lot of wisdom and inspiration

 Innovation – do you WANT to win? Well, do you? By Boris Pluskowski

“Authentic” is undoubtedly one of most echoed words in the Social World nowadays – applied especially liberally when explaining to companies the means by which they should be conveying themselves to the broader world in order to be heard.

The Wal-Mart Disease by Adam Hartung

Have you noticed how many of America’s leading companies have done nothing for shareholders lately?  Or for that matter, a lot longer than just lately.  Of course General Motors wiped out its shareholders.  As did Chrysler and Circuit City.  The DJIA and S&P both struggle to return to levels of the past decade, as many of the largest companies seem unable to generate investor value.

 

Micro-Volunteering – Innovation At Its Finest by Deb Mills-Scofield

You know all that time you spend waiting?  In line, at school, the doctor’s office, soccer practices, the bus or train? Well, what if you could use that time to do something great for someone else?  That’s the premise of The Extraordinaries , a crowdsourced micro-volunteering company started by three 20-somethings, Jacob Colker, Ben Rigby and Sundeep Ahuja.  Jacob told their story at last month’s BIF-6 conference (which is still causing a buzz).  And this has to be one of the coolest innovations I’ve seen in years.

Jack Welch on Management by Kathie Thomas

Following Bill McDermott, the former Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE), Jack Welch shared his thoughts on everything from leadership to the Obama Administration in an energetic question and answer session.

Deciding On Your Big Strategic Innovation Move? Don’t Forget One Small Detail: How Do You Make Money? By Idris Mootee

Technology-based companies typically make one common mistake: They get too caught up in technological innovation, particularly developing new technologies, or get too obsessed with the next killer technology and thinks the world evolves around their latest invention

Welcome to the first broadcast of Core77’s Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club by Shaggy

Our first speaker Mark Tieszen has spent 7 years as a professional Telemark skier. Mark’s transition from athlete to designer gives him a unique perspective on the relationship between the designer and user in the process of developing athletic equipment.

ARM President Sees ‘Three Phases’ Of Tablets by Elizabeth Woyke via @Brioneja

Tudor Brown, the President of ARM Holdings–the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property–thinks tablets will be a big deal. He also believes they are far from meeting their full potential.

Innovation Lessons From Bees by Saul Kaplan

We can learn a lot about innovation by observing the social behavior of honeybees.  Who hasn’t been riveted by devastating stories of colony collapse? 

Have a good Weekend!

 

Great readings this week

3 de Outubro de 2010

 

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HR’s Strategic Role in Innovation by Deb Mills-Scofield

Historically, HR has not played a very strategic role in innovation.  This needs to change.  HR needs to support the culture change to enable innovation; and the upcoming generation isn’t going to settle for an ‘administrative-only’ role.

On happiness and value innovation by JORGE BARBA

I’ve been thinking about and pounding you in this blog with the idea of not wasting people’s time (also see here). I found out two things today, one is that I’m not the only one thinking about it and second that recent research says that in order for people to be happy we like to spend a certain amount of time on some activities.

Why smaller companies should embrace open innovation by Stefan Lindegaard

 Open innovation at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) presents both great opportunities and great challenges. Forming open innovation relationships can give a growing enterprise access to resources that might normally are beyond their reach with the potential for greatly speeding up time to market.

How to Improve Your Innovation Metrics by Tim Kastelle

We’ve written a few posts criticising some of the more common innovation metrics in use, so I thought it would be smart to outline some ways that we can actually develop more effective metrics. Here’s a story that might help:

There Is Texting For Business, Texting For Emergency, Texting For Health, Texting For Love And Texting For Seduction. We Have Yet To Understand The Effects Of Excessive Texting Impacting Our Communications And Realtionships by Idris Mootee

San Francisco weather is perfect this week, yes unusual for late Sept. Exhausted but a lot of things get done. Will be spending a lot of time here.

 

Reducing Workplace Toxins with Novelty that Transforms by Ellen Weber

We now know the brain lights to novelty in refreshing ways – not a bad recipe for cutting edge advances at work. We also see servers and software equipped with interactive programs that  engage more talent in teams. Imagine this merger of  brain-compatible research and user-friendly technology, as the quintessential tool to rescue workplaces trapped in rigid ruts.

Spend time with people who challenge your thinking by Paul Sloane

‘You are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with,’ says author Richard Koch. While this statement is not to be taken literally or mathematically it plainly contains a disturbingly large grain of truth. For most of us the people we choose to associate with reflect ourselves, our values, our backgrounds, our attitudes and our behaviours.

Do You Have a Complexity Complex? by Holly G. Green

Are you overwhelmed by how fast the world moves these days? Does it seem like everything is getting more complicated? Do you sometimes feel like you might be out of your league when it comes to leading an organization in today’s chaotic markets?

 

Have a nice week!

Great readings this week!

26 de Setembro de 2010

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Innovation and Human Capabilities by Ralph-Christian Ohr

John Steen wrote a series of  posts on why experts and crowds usually miss disruptive innovation and how to use networks to tap expertise and knowledge. I’d like to expand these thoughts a bit more towards the question: what’s the role of human capabilities in innovation? For elaboration, I’m going to combine two concepts I’ve recently come across:

Has Google jumped the innovation shark? by Jeffrey Phillips

I was thinking recently, with the demise of Google Wave, that it is entirely possible that Google has jumped the innovation shark.  For those of you unfamiliar with the “jumped the shark” phrase, that harkens to a famous television show in the US.

Innovation. What Gives ? by Jorge Barba

Spotted this  tweet a few minutes ago : # Innovation is rare. : millions of cookbooks Sold and read all with Practically The Same recipes. What Gives ?

Large-scale Solutions without Large-scale Organizations – #BIF6 by Andrea Meyer

Instead of trying to change large organizations, we can create new human-scale organizations that embody the needed changes and inspire passion. Micro-volunteering site Sparked.org, citizen site SeeClickFix and Fabien Cousteau’s PlantaFish point the way.

Don’t Let Others Steal Your Ideas, Another Cool Idea by Stefan Lindegaard

I recently learned about two cool projects on the intersection of open innovation, IPR and ideas. They are still in the early stages, but I think they have some potential and if you work on this intersection, you should definitely check them out.

 

Is It Time to Rethink the T-Shaped Designer? by Kevin McCullagh 

At the recent DMI conference in London, Geoff Mulgan, once Tony Blair’s ex-strategy advisor and now a leading social entrepreneur, politely explained how ‘social designers’ had ‘entered his space’… and failed.

The Collaborative Organization: How to Make Employee Networks Really Work by Rob Cross, Peter Gray, Shirley Cunningham, Mark Showers and Robert J. Thomas

As information technology becomes increasingly critical within large, global organizations, chief information officers are being held to ever-higher performance standards.

So What Is Going On In Open Innovation In 2010? By Roland Harwood

Here at AngelNews we are convinced that a major platform for economic recovery will come from sustained engagement between very large corporates and their SME siblings.

Interaction Design Has An Important Role To Play In Our Future, It Has The Power To Transform Cultures by Idris Mootee

There is two articles on IC today, one on Inc. magazine and the other in Globe and Mail. We’re getting some good press coverage and we need to continue to make our story heard.

 

Boss Poop: A Morality Tale From Author Jonathan Littman by Bob Sutton

I have talked about author Jon Littman here before, as he has written a lot of books.  He co-authored gems including The Art of Innovation, Ten Faces of Innovation, and most recently “I Hate People.”

Designing Effective Open Innovation Programs by Arie Goldshlager

1)Design Open Innovation Processes that facilitate long-term trust-based relationships

Have a nice week!

Another Selection of good readings – M version

12 de Setembro de 2010

I think reading is fun!

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The Power of Co-Creation by Terry Kosdrosky via @ariegoldshlager

A Q&A with marketing professor Venkat Ramaswamy.

The traditional goods-and-services model of business is getting a makeover. Shoe companies, fashion houses — even cement companies — increasingly are engaged with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders in a quest to co-create value.

 

Prepare for the unexpected by Jorge Barba

Imagine that you are a pilot and you have to fly through a 5 mile canyon upside down. It’s actually kind of hard to imagine because it’s not something you’re trained to do but it’s something that could happen in a real life situation.

 

Innovation and Porter’s Value Chain by Jeffrey Phillips via @ralph_ohr

I’m reviewing the relationship between a number of tried and true strategic management models and innovation, to see if those models and concepts hold up under the increasing importance of innovation.

 

Great Quotes on Open Innovation by Psion by Stefan Lindegaard

I just went through the tweets from our recent Twitter Chat with the executives from Psion and I found some great quotes worth sharing.

Seek Conflicting Views to Improve Innovation by Tim Kastelle

Innovation occurs when we creatively connect ideas in new and novel ways. If we are trying to differentiate ourselves, or our organisation, we need to be able to do this well. One way to approach this is to consciously seek out viewpoints and information that we normally wouldn’t encounter, or which conflict with our normal world view.

There Is One Thing That Is In Common Between Apple And China. Both Are Unstoppable And Locomotives Of Innovation For The Future. By Idris Mootee

It is so fascinating that everywhere I go in China this week, people are trying to sell me the Chinese versions of iPhone, iPad and other iThings that Apple has yet invented.

Sex and Smart Phones by Dan Ariely

Popular online dating site OkCupid recently released some numbers users reported regarding their sex lives. One interesting correlation was between smart phone usage and number of sexual partners. As you see below, women iPhone users (at the age of 30) report having had 12.3 sexual partners, over twice as many as women Android users. Male smart phone users show a similar jump: from 6.0 sexual partners on Android to 10 on the iPhone. Blackberry users fall almost exactly in the middle.

Bad Is Stronger Than Good: Why Good Bosses Eliminate the Negative First by Bob Sutton

Of all the tunes in the Johnny Mercer songbook, the most generally beloved must be “Accentuate the Positive” — whether your favorite cover is Bing Crosby’s, Willie Nelson’s, or someone else’s.

Stories Can Change the World by Saul  Kaplan

“Facts are facts, but stories are who we are, how we learn, and what it all means.”  My friend Alan Webber, Co-founder of Fast Company and author of Rules of Thumb, has it exactly right. 

Have a nice week

Are you looking for some great readings? You just found it!

21 de Agosto de 2010

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Who is an Ethnographer? by Idris Mootee

Ethnography is hot. Many are quick to claim that they do ethnography by observing people. It is like saying anyone who drives a taxi in NY is a screenwriter. Or anyone who knows how to operate a camera can be a photojournalist

Apple iPad and Google Buzz: Harsh Reality of Innovation by Hutch Carpenter

Nothing like putting your heart and soul in an innovation, and then getting this:

Innovation tip – look for remote as well as local opportunities by Paul Sloane

Most businesses look for new opportunities in obvious places, adjacent to their current position. They typically ask two questions:

Innovation Case: Creating A World Class Innovation Unit by Stefan Lindegaard

A global and well-respected company in a fast-growing industry wants to set up a new innovation unit. Their current innovation efforts are technology-driven but there is a growing understanding that innovation efforts need to focus beyond technology and R&D.

The Golden Age of Innovation – Newsweek via Ralph-Ohr

Despite stereotypes of entrepreneurs as fresh-faced youngsters, new research has found that older workers are more likely to innovate than their under-35 counterparts.

Leadership from the Inside Out — Part II by Gary Hamel

In my previous post, I introduced you to Drew Williams. For seven years Drew served as assistant vicar at St. Andrews, an Anglican parish in Chorleywood, England. When he arrived in 2003, Drew found a church that was big but not growing, and a congregation that was loyal but not energized. Mark Stibbe, head vicar at St. Andrews, challenged Drew to develop a plan that would change this.

Watch the disruptors, not the incumbents by by Tom Hulme

If you want to turn a competitor’s advantage into a weakness, start by widening your sources of inspiration

Needs-Based Innovation Reigns Businessweek via Jorge Barba

Companies should adopt an innovation process based on customer needs rather than coming up with “big” ideas and then testing them out. Pro or con?

Ten More Great Free e-Books for Innovators by Tim Kastelle

On Christmas Day last year, I posted a list of ten great free e-books for innovators. Today isn’t as festive, but I have another ten great free e-books that can help you become more innovative. Connecting ideas is the fundamental creative act in innovation, and one of the ways to do this is to read widely in order to gain exposure to a wide variety of ideas. This is a list of great resources that will help you do precisely that.

Have a nice week!

Some great readings this week! Really!!

7 de Agosto de 2010

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What Is A Social Enterprise? There Is Still A Lot Of Debate? By Idris Mootee

Social enterprise is a hot idea. Being asocial entrepreneurship these days is way cooler than being a iBanker. I think we are only seeing the beginning of a long term trend, people realize it takes a new kind of enterprise to solve the world’s problem. And NGOs are not the solutions.

Innovation Failure & Ownership: What happens when we own our successes and abdicate our failures by Andrew (DrewCM)

Innovation is a high-stakes endeavor. Much may be risked on the hoped-for chance of reward. The success or failure of a single innovation may win or lose reputations and careers. In some organizations, the retribution for failure may be swift and harsh, while the rewards for success may be just as fickle

Is Innovation a Process or an Outcome? By Karen Christensen via Ralph Ohr

You believe that everything we know and desire is the outcome of a single discovery that was made 1.9 million years ago. Please explain.

 

Sharp Insights: What Everyone Wants by Stefan Lindgaard

Sharp insights that can help others develop personally as well as professionally. This is what everyone craves for and as a thought leader many will look in your direction for this.

Innovations begin when the system is stuck by Jorge Barba

All great innovations emerge out of rigidity. They are born when someone recognizes that the system – the company, the industry, the country – has frozen and can no longer react to new opportunities or threats.

Creativity Requires Courage by Jeffrey Phillips

I took the day off on Friday. A spur of the moment decision, really. My daughter was finishing a summer camp near Asheville, NC and I decided to go up with the family and spend the weekend there.

Eat More Innovation by Holly G. Green

It’s a powerful story about a woman, Temple Grandin, who overcame autism to become one of the most influential figures in today’s livestock and animal husbandry industry. Not only is Temple’s story a testament to the ability of the human spirit to overcome tremendous obstacles, it teaches many principles that all business leaders would do well to embrace.

Convergence Culture & Innovation by Tim Kastelle

I think that this is also critically important for innovation. One of the issues in innovation is that we not only have to come up with great ideas, and figure out ways to make them work, but we must also figure out how to get them to spread. This is a storytelling problem.

Have a nice weekend!

Great readings- A lot of inspiration

31 de Julho de 2010

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The Future of Customer Relationship Management by  Arie Goldshlager

I expect Customer Relationship Management and Marketing to move forward on the following several trajectories:

 1) From Value Extraction to Value Exchange to Value Co-Creation

As customers become more knowledgeable, informed and connected successful companies will find Value Exchange and Value Co-Creation Strategies more and more attractive.

Innovate What You Know? By Tim Kastelle

Here’s a topic I’ve been thinking about a fair bit recently – are we more innovative when we focus on solving our own problems? As Matt put it on the 37 Signals, there’s a strong argument for designing what you know:

Design for better behavior in mind by Jorge Barba

If we want to encourage better behaviors we have to make it easier for people to do whatever it is that we want them to do by removing obstacles in their path.

Innovation is interrelated and interdependent by Jeffrey Phillips

One of the most illuminating comments I heard recently in a training program we offered was one participant’s realization that innovation, especially bringing a new idea to fruition, might require more than just product innovation.

The End of Open Innovation by Stefan Lindegaard

I had an interesting session in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday when a group of about 40 people listened to my talk based on my book, The Open Innovation Revolution.

3 Ways to Think Like a Designer by Open Forum

It has become apparent to me through comments, questions and work with clients that many business owners and operators believe design-based innovation, aka design thinking, is limited to products… that services and processes and web operations don’t really lend themselves to the discipline of design thinking, beyond perhaps the aesthetics of “making pretty.”

 

The Future of Tech According to Kids: Immersive, Intuitive and Surprisingly Down-to-Earth – ReadWriteWeb

If we were to ask you to name one thing you wish your computer (or another Web-enabled device) could do, but doesn’t now, what would you say? How about the ability to “touch the things that are in the screen, to feel and move them.” That’s what 7-year-old Daniela* wants. Matthew, 6, wishes he could play 3D games on his computer, and Jenna, 7, would like a solar-powered laptop. Cristina, 12, thinks it’d be great to travel more – to experience new, far-away places with the help of virtual reality

 

Assess your Innovation Capability with a Healthcheck by Paul Sloane

Just how innovative is your organisation? What is holding you back from being truly agile?

 

Five Common Innovation and Change Mistakes by Idris Mootee

Walk into a Barnes and Noble you can find dozens of books on innovation. There are books ranging from teaching the ‘how to” to teaching creative thinking. There are not many good ones simply because the subject is a moving target with rules being broken and created every day

Ideas as Killer Social Objects for Enterprise 2.0   by Hutch Carpenter

Social objects.

Familiar with that term? If you’re steeped in social media and Enterprise 2.0, you probably are. If not, here’s a good description by Sarah Perez on ReadWriteWeb:

Social objects are objects that connect people with shared interests.

 

Very good readings this week

18 de Abril de 2010

Inspiring and learning from…

 

How to Avoid Open Innovation Frustration by Stefan Lindegaard

I recently wrote a post on the frustration that often comes with open innovation. This prompted many comments here and on LinkedIn. I found many great insights and I want to share of few of these with you in this post:

Innovation: Concentrate on People and Process, not Tools by Tim Kastelle

Imagine that you are a unit manager in an organisation, and your CEO comes to you and says: “We need to be more innovative – you’re in charge of making that happen.” What’s the first thing you should start thinking about?

Open innovation is coming of age by Victor Keegan

Formula 1 has been at the awesome edge of innovation for decades, yet most of the time you would have been pushed to find the fruits of its research adopted elsewhere. Not any more.

10 Basic Principles of Innovation by Erica Templeman

Today’s post is from Matthew Greeley, Founder and CEO of Brightidea, the global leader in On-Demand Innovation Management software. Prior to founding Brightidea, Matthew consulted for Wrenchead.com, helping them raise over $100 million in venture funding from investors.  He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and studied Creativity and Marketing at Stanford University. In addition to his role at Brightidea, Matthew sits on the board of directors of ClearDay Technologies.

 

The Myths About Design Thinking And How You Can Find Out If You Are Truly An Integrative Thinker. Take The Test Now. And Yes, We Are Hiring! by Idris Mootee

These days I am getting a little bothered with the phrase “design thinking”. There is a lot causal misuse but the phrase has gained popularity and currency because it is new, it gives designers new status and it helps to push design firm upstream and hopefully they can solve bigger problems with design ideas.

 

Innovation Strategies Combined by By  Frank T. Rothaermel and Andrew M. Hess

Continuous innovation is the engine that drives highly successful companies such as Apple, General Electric, Google, Honda, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Sony, Tata group and many others. Innovation is an especially potent competitive weapon in tough economic times because it allows companies to redefine the marketplace in their favor and achieve much-needed growth

After Eureka: 7 questions to test innovation for profit potential By Simon Kirby

Analytical strategic frameworks are not the key to creating transformative innovation, a point wonderfully made by Seth Godin:

Irrational passion is the key change agent of our economy.”

How to Measure Open Innovation Value – Part 2 in 100open

What’s Different about Open Innovation?

Better Value

The metrics are less developed in this emerging discipline than in traditional innovation. In my last blog  I outlined a list of the sorts of direct and indirect measures that firms can use to capture all the value that innovation brings.

What is “innovation”? by Joel West

Sunday night, as I waited for feedback on a draft chapter about open innovation — part of a volume on innovation for the Wiley Encyclpedia of Marketing — I saw an interesting headline on the Wall Street Journal website:

 

Mayo Clinic: Effective Word-Of-Mouth by Andrea Meyer

Story: The Mayo Clinic is known around the world for reputable, high-quality health care. How can the company extend and expand this good word of mouth? Seth Godin provided an insightful answer during his Online Marketing Innovation Q&A, April 15, 2010 hosted by HSMAmericas.

 What do you suggest?

Have a nice week!