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Ars Technica: Ministry of Innovation

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  • The Launch Report Vol. 1

    The Launch Report Vol. 1

    At frog, there’s nothing we love more than seeing the hard work and bold ideas from our client collaborations come to fruition. From passion projects out of our very own studios, to exciting new start-ups from our frogVentures™ program, here are…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • frog in the News: Founder Hartmut Esslinger Wins Multiple 2017 Design Awards

    frog in the News: Founder Hartmut Esslinger Wins Multiple 2017 Design Awards

    From influential work with Steve Jobs and Apple to his continuing influence on the global design community, Hartmut Esslinger has made a lasting impact. Here’s a look at why there are so many reasons to celebrate frog's founder right now.The post…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 2:31pm -
  • The Current State of Intelligent Systems

    The Current State of Intelligent Systems

    Every day, there’s something new to read about AI’s exponentially expanding capabilities. But how deep is today’s ‘deep learning’ really? The post The Current State of Intelligent Systems appeared first on frog.
    - 37 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:22pm -
  • Nine Principles for Designing Great Data Products

    Nine Principles for Designing Great Data Products

    Data products are everywhere. From wayfinding apps to recommender systems, data enables experiences that are increasingly intelligent and personalized. However, they come with a unique set of challenges.The post Nine Principles for Designing Great D…
    - 63 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:56am -
  • Five Steps to Organizing Around Your Customer

    Five Steps to Organizing Around Your Customer

    Building an organization with winning customer-centric focus is key to lasting customer value and profitability.The post Five Steps to Organizing Around Your Customer appeared first on frog.
    - 70 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 12:58pm -

InnoBlog

  • How to Turn Ambiguity into Opportunity: A New Approach to Strategy Under Uncertainty
    Asserting that the pace of change is accelerating is nothing new. That statement could arguably have started any article describing the challenges facing corporate leaders at any time over the past 150 years. Consider the broad changes the industrial…
    - 3 Oct 16, 6:46pm -
  • If You Can Envision the Future You Can Create the Future
    CEOs face steep challenges when it comes to building consensus for change. See how five of them are taking steps to renew and and transform, with the help of Innosight.  … Read MoreThe post If You Can Envision the Future You Can Create the Futu…
    - 3 Oct 16, 1:14pm -
  • Competing Against Luck

    Competing Against Luck

    “Clayton Christensen’s books on innovation are mandatory reading at Netflix.” – Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO, Netflix For many companies, innovation is still hit or miss. They spend millions compiling the data to figure out what their cu…
    - 28 Sep 16, 1:23pm -
  • The Little Black Book of Innovation

    The Little Black Book of Innovation

    The innovation imperative—it has never been more urgent, for organizations and managers alike. In his new book, Scott Anthony, Managing Director of Innosight Asia-Pacific, combines the best of innovation theory and practice into a compact guide tha…
    - 19 Sep 16, 7:39pm -
  • The First Mile

    The First Mile

    WELCOME TO THE FIRST MILE The first mile of innovation – that critical stretch when your idea moves from concept to the real world, where it will fly or fail. This is your guide through that perilous but promising terrain. Scott D. Anthony, managin…
    - 19 Sep 16, 7:27pm -
  • Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”

    Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”

    Firms have never known more about their customers, but their innovation processes remain hit-or-miss. Why? Product developers focus too much on building customer profiles and looking for correlations in data. To create offerings that people truly wan…
    - 1 Sep 16, 5:31pm -
  • 4 Assumptions About Risk You Shouldn’t Be Making

    4 Assumptions About Risk You Shouldn’t Be Making

    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” The line is instantly recognizable as the conclusion of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. And, the misunderstood poem helps to…
    - 22 Aug 16, 1:48pm -
  • Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

    Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

    A generation ago, a “Kodak moment” meant something that was worth saving and savoring. Today, the term increasingly serves as a corporate bogeyman that warns executives of the need to stand up and respond when disruptive developments encroach on…
    - 18 Jul 16, 10:37am -
  • When Innovators Fail: Frustration, Wishful Thinking, and the Building of an Innovation Engine

    When Innovators Fail: Frustration, Wishful Thinking, and the Building of an Innovation Engine

    If an athletic department at a large university made a decision to develop a world class rowing program, but the university administrators banned all water sports as too risky, we could hardly expect much in terms of rowing greatness. However, all to…
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:51am -
  • The Food Waste Opportunity: How Experiments Can Open New Growth Markets

    The Food Waste Opportunity: How Experiments Can Open New Growth Markets

    The right framework of incentives can encourage partnerships and entrepreneurial ventures that spark unexpected growth. … Read MoreThe post The Food Waste Opportunity: How Experiments Can Open New Growth Markets appeared first on Innosight.
    - 21 Mar 16, 8:00pm -

Innovation Management

  • 5 Ways to Innovate Your Company’s Cash Flow
    Good cash flow is essential to any business, no matter the size or sector, and we know that to maintain a healthy bank balance, it is important that cash outflow is smaller than cash inflow. Balancing is just one part of the equation, however - let's…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:44pm -
  • Trends and Innovations in the Real Estate Industry
    The real estate industry has always been quite static while facing its own set of challenges and obstacles. However, technological innovations will reshape every industry eventually, real estate included.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:15pm -
  • Want to Build a Culture of Innovation? Then Seek Out Your Innovation Agents
    ‘No man is an island, entire of itself’ runs the saying and it should probably go on to say that no concept should be introduced in isolation either. In the VUCA world, we’re all challenged with constantly trying to do something new, to create…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:20pm -
  • 6 Benefits of Ongoing Employee Development
    In many organizations, work is pretty consistent and predictable: go into the office, perform your tasks, and go home. Many people spend years doing their jobs without much advancement or ongoing career development.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:12am -
  • What’s Keeping CInO’s Awake at Night: The Latest Corporate Innovation Trends From a Range Of Recent Conferences
    Over the past couple of weeks, I have participated in several conferences / events, to better understand key trends in corporate innovation. Each event was excellent, but also very different in scope, audience and approach.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:59am -
  • 15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation
    Darin Eich at Innovation Training has just posted an excellent new article about creating a culture of innovation within one’s company - check it out here!
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:35pm -
  • What are Circular Business Models (CBM)?
    Shortly, the demands and needs of approximately nine billion people will be about three times the current resources. At this time challenges will accelerate for the deficiencies of resources and enormous production of waste. Circular Business Models…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:52am -
  • Don’t “Fiddle” with the Crowd – Ask it Better Questions Instead
    As the examples of successful use of crowdsourcing to address complex technical, business and social issues grow in numbers, so do the instances of failed crowdsourcing campaigns. To make crowdsourcing a widely recognized idea-generating and problem-…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:21am -
  • How to Know Who Has the Right Skills for the Job
    Hiring is a deeply imperfect process that probably has as many misses as hits. You’ve probably seen it in action: a new hire looks perfect on the paper and interviews well but has mediocre performance or clashes with co-workers constantly. Finding…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:25pm -
  • Sink or Swim: Nouveau Economical Survival Strategies
    Special understanding is critically needed on how new cyclones of artificial intelligence-laced, blockchain technology-driven digital platforms with capabilities like LinkedIn and baby-Alibaba type models will dance on global trade. Alibaba just brok…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 2:21am -

Phys.org: Hi Tech Innovations

Smithsonian: Innovation

Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest

strategy+business: Innovation

  • Rethinking the Role of Pharmacy Benefits

    Rethinking the Role of Pharmacy Benefits

    Amid rising drug costs and continuous change in the healthcare industry, pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), which manage the provision of prescription drugs for more than 266 million U.S. citizens, are facing pressure to change their business models…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • Best Business Books 2017: Innovation

    Best Business Books 2017: Innovation

    This year's best business books on innovation offer insights into the way big data and new technologies are upending how we consider consumer needs and decision making. In Competing against Luck, Clayton Christensen and his coauthors argue that cust…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • Innovating the Mundane

    Innovating the Mundane

    Space tourism and self-driving cars are exciting to ponder, but what about just making our current systems work better?
    - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • Will Stronger Borders Weaken Innovation?

    Will Stronger Borders Weaken Innovation?

    Economic nationalism is motivated by a range of intentions, many of which continue to be hotly debated. But there is an unintended consequence that has received less attention to date: As many politicians and policymakers in the world's major econom…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • Improving Healthcare Affordability in a Volatile Time

    Improving Healthcare Affordability in a Volatile Time

    Legislation passed in 2015 is providing powerful incentives for the U.S. healthcare system to pursue value-based care.
    - 52 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 1:00am -
  • Does Online Crowdfunding Reward Actual Innovation?

    Does Online Crowdfunding Reward Actual Innovation?

    Although crowdfunding has been hailed as a brilliant new tool for edgy entrepreneurs, Internet investors tend to back safer, less groundbreaking products.
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • How to Succeed in the Booming Business of Medicare Advantage

    How to Succeed in the Booming Business of Medicare Advantage

    Medicare Advantage, the program through which Medicare recipients purchase private insurance for out-of-pocket costs, is poised for significant growth. But given structural changes in the market -- in particular a rising focus by the government on r…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • Movie Theatres Take Steps to Disrupt Themselves

    Movie Theatres Take Steps to Disrupt Themselves

    To address slow growth, multiplexes are replacing humans with machines, and popcorn and soda with gourmet treats.
    - 77 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • A Manual for Self-Disruption

    A Manual for Self-Disruption

    Leaders can encourage their organizations to construct their own futures by empowering internal iconoclasts and establishing a sense of urgency.
    - 78 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 1:00am -
  • Two Simple Concepts for Getting the Most from Absurd Ideas

    Two Simple Concepts for Getting the Most from Absurd Ideas

    It's tempting to dismiss a wild idea, but if respected it can be a springboard for finding synergies and new ways of doing things.
    - 98 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:00am -

Wired: Innovation Insights

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