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Articles, Best Practices and How-to Guides

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  2. Betterific

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    Open Innovation competition site - Connecting brands with our 20,000 consumers over product and marketing ideas.
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  3. Core77

    This monthly newsletter appeals to the global audience of industrial designers - from students still cutting their teeth to the seasoned pros and everyone in between.
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  4. Creax Newsletter

    A monthly dose of innovation featuring a selection of the best innovations.
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  5. FutureThink

    FutureThink focuses on the "how to" of innovation by giving you the tools, tactics and techniques that you need to innovate on your own. Based out of New York City, FutureThink's e-mail newsletter is chock full of interesting, engaging content - so markedly different than the PR e-mail blasts that most newsletter are.
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  6. 4 Ways to Turn Your Team into an Ideas Machine

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    Rules of the game for building a squad that innovates.
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  7. GE Finds Big Companies Seek "Safe Innovation"

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    For large companies trying to keep up with the pace of innovation, the biggest challenge isn’t the competition. It’s adapting their sclerotic businesses to rapid change.
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  8. Here’s what innovators do differently that imitators don’t

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    The definition of mindset is the following: “a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.” The really insightful word in that definition is “habitual.” And habits are developed and determined by regular practices.
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  9. Opportunities for Product Management to Embrace Collaborative Innovation

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    What is top of mind in the world of product management? What does the product manager seek? How might the practice of collaborative innovation help the product manager achieve their goals? The innovation architect Doug Collins shares his perspective on these questions based on his recent participation in a product management summit.
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  10. 5 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

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    companies need to innovate in order to survive. The Googles and the Apples of the world are doing it- Google famously used to require employees to dedicate 20% of their time to innovation. But what exactly does it take to create a sustainable innovation program, especially if you are in an industry that is traditionally risk averse?
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  11. Breakthrough Methods for Visioning

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    Creativity as a concept remains hard to pin down. Many view the ability to find creative solutions as the pinnacle of creative leadership. Artists, designers, visionaries and thought leaders are all admired for the power of their ideas, i.e. for their creativity. Creativity is a well-researched topic, covered in many popular science and business economics books. Yet we continue to struggle with th
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  12. A Compelling Value Proposition: The Missing Tool in Your Lean Startup Kit

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    Eric Reis first introduced the concept of Lean Startup in 2008. Today Lean Startup is deployed far beyond entrepreneurial circles and is taking root in large, complex organizations looking to improve their new product success rates – and in the process build lean cultures. This is very good news. Too often the processes corporations use in pursuit of innovation can actually erode their capability
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  13. Getting Innovation to Scale – Networks

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    Through scaling, smart movers can quickly build substantial market shares – or define entirely new markets. To help understand scaling we have divided it into three main areas: Emergence, Networks, and Waves. This article is on Networks, the second in a series of three.
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  14. Shouting the Innovation Message (Finally): The Growing Importance of Internal Communication Planning

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    In the past year or so corporate innovation leaders have clearly taken an “ecosystem” perspective to their innovation activities. What this ultimately means is that they view all of their program’s activities as a connected whole and driving towards higher-level goals, often aligned with broader cultural change.
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  15. Clear the Mystery Around Innovation Crowdsourcing: Learn from the Pros 2016-02-04

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    You’ve read some exciting crowdsourcing case studies and it seems like a no brainer. Or you’ve used a consultant but now want to go it alone? What could possibly go wrong? If you’re like a lot of first timers, you’ll get the software all set up, announce the challenge, and sit back with great expectations!
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  16. Let Creativity Reign When Appreciating Employees

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    Everyone likes to feel appreciated at work. In fact, studies have shown that employees are motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. For most employers, showing appreciation might mean promotions and pay raises, but those opportunities don't come along as often as we'd like to think.
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  17. How to Win at the Innovation Game? By Sharing

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    Can organisations become more successful by sharing their advances rather than keeping them secret?
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  18. 4 Habits of the World's Most Creative People

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    The most creative people in the world--think Einstein, Picasso, and Steve Jobs--didn't get their best ideas by waiting around for lightning to strike. So how do you engineer more creativity when you need it?
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  19. Why Most Businesses aren't prepared to Embrace what's Necessary to Actually Innovate

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    Not all entrepreneurs are innovators, only a handful. The result is that the vast majority of businesses out in the world were not born from creative ideas, rather derivatives. And when these non-innovative businesses want to explore innovation, they enter a dilemma: In order to innovate, an existing business must keep running the core business while also trying to find the revolution; exploit and
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  22. The Role of Open Innovation in Sports 2015-12-22

    Case Study | Best Practice
    Driving the innovation is the world’s universal passion for sports and the growing global market, and revenues, the industry supports.
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  23. Open for Business: The New Innovation Contest 2015-12-22

    Case Study | Best Practice
    The New Innovation Contest Does More than Deliver Solutions
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  24. Open Innovation Strategies in Healthcare 2015-12-22

    Case Study | Best Practice
    The healthcare industry is facing a period of unprecedented change. In this white paper we investigate the different Open Innovation strategies companies are using to adapt to this change.
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  25. Defining Success in Open innovation 2015-12-22

    Case Study | Best Practice
    Traditional innovation models can be expensive, and as a result, success is truly measured only in bottom line revenues. When innovation efforts do not produce expected results, companies are quick to rescind support and then steer internal resources back to more conservative methods. In this model,
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  26. Building an Innovative Innovation Team 2015-12-22

    Case Study | Best Practice
    The world has changed. It has become more inter-related, more social, to the extent that it is difficult to visit a web site, watch a TV commercial or tune into the radio and not see the words “Share”, “Tweet” and “Like”. The same social and collaborative nature that is found in the public across in
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  27. Behold: The Grand Challenge - Nine Sigma whitepaper 2015-12-22

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    Grand Challenges represent enormous potential in their power to use innovation to generate worldwide awareness of — and affinity for — private and public sector organizations. As challenge prizes grow and social media bring them to the attention of the world, Grand Challenges have also become a magi
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  28. Building Culture of Innovation 2015-12-22

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    Every organization has a culture, and many have “sub-cultures” that are created by individual leaders. When it comes to innovation, the extent to which culture supports or hinders innovation can often be the single biggest factor in an organization’s long-term success.
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  29. Innovation Metrics – How to Measure Innovation for Business Growth 2015-12-22

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    How do you measure innovation? One of the reasons that only about 1/3 of all Fortune 1000 companies have formal innovation metrics is because this simple question does not have a simple answer.
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  30. 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation 2015-12-22

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    Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.
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  31. How to Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results) 2015-12-22

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    Metrics are a combination of art and science. The trick is to inspire action around the goals you set.
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  32. How to Turn Your Products Into Services 2015-12-22

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    Reinventing how you charge for what you do can propel your offering into a whole new market category. The goal is simple: Redefine your existing products in ways that shift the financial model away from selling a good to selling a service. Ask yourself: What problem am I really solving? What deepe
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