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Ars Technica: Ministry of Innovation

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  • Creativity is not a Switch

    Creativity is not a Switch

    Radical ideas require a few key attributes.The post Creativity is not a Switch appeared first on frog.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:28pm -
  • A Message from our CEO

    A Message from our CEO

    Dear frogs,The post A Message from our CEO appeared first on frog.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:44pm -
  • Designing Mythologies: Building Worlds to Frame the Future

    Designing Mythologies: Building Worlds to Frame the Future

    What we see helps guide our collective imagination. Filmmakers create the mythologies that bring entirely new worlds to life—providing a powerful storytelling framework for designers.The post Designing Mythologies: Building Worlds to Frame the Fut…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 10:03pm -
  • All the Cool Stuff We Want to Share With You at SXSW 2018

    All the Cool Stuff We Want to Share With You at SXSW 2018

    SXSW Interactive PanelPicker is now open for voting! Check out all the frog sessions and vote to help get them on stage. The post All the Cool Stuff We Want to Share With You at SXSW 2018 appeared first on frog.
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Students Imagine the Future Businesses of Autonomous Vehicles

    Students Imagine the Future Businesses of Autonomous Vehicles

    As the star of a near future where cars drive you, autonomous vehicles will transform how we work, shop, commute and even what we call home. In a Columbia course led by frog senior leadership, students imagined entirely new businesses inspired by thi…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 2:17pm -

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

  • newSecurity and Innovation Management
    Systems security is one of the top five concerns for business executives this year. In the past two years, we’ve had some very troubling and very public data breaches of systems that we use every day. So it’s no wonder that the government (and ot…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Aug 17, 11:15pm -
  • 5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs
    The innovation that goes on within American corporations is truly breathtaking. Of course, many of the best innovation labs require the immense resources of powerful companies, but at their heart, these labs all succeed when two components come toget…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:33pm -
  • Turning Big Data into Big Paydays
    The global technological advancement has been ongoing for many decades now. The ability to generate big data by companies concerning their clientele and customers is an opportunity that to exploit and transform into huge returns on paydays. Venturing…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:31am -
  • Top Three Blogs on Innovation Talent
    Innovation is a hot topic today. No wonder that there are numerous blogs on the subject. In a fascinating report, CapGemini found that “difficulty finding the right people to drive innovation efforts was the number one constraint to innovation succ…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:39am -
  • How will Your Organization Prepare for Extreme Scenarios?
    A BISS-project powered by the Service Science Factory Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant. Organizations therefore need to shift thei…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 10:07am -
  • Do Your Employees Need Passion?
    If you’ve ever written a job description that calls for passionate, hard-working candidates, did you ever stop to think about what that means? Sure, having engaged and loyal employees is the ultimate goal of any company, but the word “passion”…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 1:13pm -
  • Are Legacy Approaches to Talent Inhibiting Your Innovation Efforts?
    The legacy approach to talent selection involves matching education, length of experience and functional skills to the role. All of this makes sense as a baseline, and for well-established professions. But, we argue, selecting talent for innovation r…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:48am -
  • How Innovation Fuels a Sense of Purpose in the Workplace
    Drawing a connection between innovation and workplace purpose often eludes companies looking to hire the best people for their teams. Let’s take a look at what needs to happen to make this possible.
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:44am -
  • Solving Wicked Problems: My Quest for Sustainable Agriculture
    In this episode Pam Marrone, a serial entrepreneur, having founded, built and sold two biopesticide companies, joins us. She is currently the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, a Nasdaq listed company at the forefront of the drive toward…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:52am -
  • You’re Stifling Innovation, And You Don’t Even Know It
    It is a common belief that encouraging creativity will lead to higher levels of innovation. In actuality, most organizations already have the creative ideas they need. But they are missing or outright rejecting them, and they don’t even realize the…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 10:09pm -

Phys.org: Hi Tech Innovations

  • newTech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

    Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

    More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence leaders including billionaire Elon Musk are urging the United Nations to take action against the dangers of autonomous weapons, known as "killer robots."
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Aug 17, 3:30am -
  • Making driverless cars safe for pedestrians

    Making driverless cars safe for pedestrians

    Right now, there are two ways to be safe crossing a road: Wait until no cars are close by, so there's enough time to make it to the other side of the street – or communicate with oncoming drivers. As the number of pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads cl…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 9:20am -
  • Will we all be passengers or are we putting the cart before the horse?
    Iggy Pop's song, "The Passenger" has already been used for car adverts and yet seems out of tune when cars are sold as enablers of freedom, won through agency and control. But with the coming era of autonomous vehicles, it aptly represents a new kind…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 8:40am -
  • Star Trek-style communicator hopes to break down cultural barriers

    Star Trek-style communicator hopes to break down cultural barriers

    In Star Trek, the technology to instantly translate any language was first developed in the late 22nd century, but today researchers are already working on ways to take universal communication even further.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:37am -
  • Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars
    Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday said it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, the latest tie-up in an industry racing to get ready for the cars of the future.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:39am -
  • Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

    Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

    President Donald Trump's administration is throwing its support to a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:22pm -
  • Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving cars

    Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving cars

    Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • Researchers 'count cars'—literally—to find a better way to control heavy traffic

    Researchers 'count cars'—literally—to find a better way to control heavy traffic

    There's "Counting Crows," counting sheep, counting blessings and now researchers at Florida Atlantic University have their own version of "counting cars"—literally—in an attempt to improve traffic flow on South Florida's and our nation's overcrow…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 2:05pm -
  • This is how regional rail can help ease our big cities' commuter crush

    This is how regional rail can help ease our big cities' commuter crush

    In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 8:29am -
  • A Chinese 3D print studio fuses ancient art with modern tech

    A Chinese 3D print studio fuses ancient art with modern tech

    The small, ornate figurines look like relics of a bygone age: a serene Buddha's head from the Tang dynasty, or a collection of stone-faced soldiers from the Qin era.
    - 17 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 4:43am -

Smithsonian: Innovation

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strategy+business: Innovation

  • 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.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:00am -
  • How to Make Innovation Strategy Work

    How to Make Innovation Strategy Work

    Aligning technological investments with business goals and understanding how they affect real users helps ensure a greater return on investment.
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 1:00am -
  • A Goldilocks Approach to Innovation

    A Goldilocks Approach to Innovation

    Wharton professor David Robertson defines a "Third Way" of creating new products and services.
    - 19 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 1:00am -
  • The Next Big Technology Could Be Nanomaterials

    The Next Big Technology Could Be Nanomaterials

    The discovery and commercialization of graphene, the first two-dimensional material, which is impossibly thin and incredibly strong, has kicked off a renaissance in nanomaterial research and development. This revolution in the understanding of manip…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Summer Reading: 10 Business Books - in Pictures

    Summer Reading: 10 Business Books - in Pictures

    A selection of books perfect for your commute -- or the beach.
    - 27 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Strategy Talk: How Can I Make My Company More Innovative?

    Strategy Talk: How Can I Make My Company More Innovative?

    Successful innovation in big organizations demands three essential behaviors.
    - 54 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • Happy 50th Birthday, ATM

    Happy 50th Birthday, ATM

    Banking's greatest technological innovation offers timeless lessons in improving customer experience.
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • Innovation from Farm to Table

    Innovation from Farm to Table

    As a result of an unprecedented convergence of advances in biology, agronomy, plant and animal science, digitization, and robotics, the private sector is making larger investments in agricultural R&D. The result of such investment has been innovatio…
    - 67 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • Economic Nationalism and the Future of Global R&D

    Economic Nationalism and the Future of Global R&D

    A new survey examines how political and economic shifts can affect corporate innovation.
    - 68 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 1:00am -
  • Design for Your Strengths

    Design for Your Strengths

    If you want to succeed at anything truly difficult, you have to design a learning process that builds on the things you do best. Through experiences such as his training in Olympic speed skating, and in his coaching of and working with others, John…
    - 70 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 1:00am -

Wired: Innovation Insights

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