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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…
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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

  • newWant to Drive Innovation? Talk to Your Customers
    The customer is always right. The timeless aphorism holds truer now than it ever did before, as the customer truly drives the ever-changing trends and shapes the industry, with companies battling each other to stay relevant in the hearts and minds of…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 May 18, 8:41am -
  • The Key Challenges of Government Innovation
    Last month, leaders in public sector innovation gathered to discuss ways of crowdsourcing new solutions to longstanding problems at IdeaScale’s Open Nation DC. Speakers from a range of agencies as diverse as the FDA and the US Coast Guard presented…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 9:13am -
  • Blockchain: The Innovation Healthcare Needs Most
    In a world constantly changed by the digital transformation, one industry consistently lags behind all the rest: healthcare. For those within the field, it is open knowledge that while other industries are quick to adopt and implement novel technolog…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 18, 7:48am -
  • The Future of Database Technology
    Disruptive database technologies have mandated retailers to innovate to keep up with market trends and competition. While this may seem costly, it's the only way businesses can stay relevant. Project managers are expecting a higher return and lower c…
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 7:33am -
  • 5 Innovative Technologies of the 21st Century
    The researchers and engineers of the 21st century have produced marvels such as personalized hover boards, self-driving cars and, of course, the societally pervasive smartphone. While the devices are commonplace now, just a decade and a half ago they…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 7:58am -
  • Do Educational Institutions Need a Chief Innovation Officer?
    IdeaScale’s second largest customer segment is in the field of education (our largest segment is our work in government innovation) and it’s been growing steadily over the past four years. One of the reasons that we think there’s a renewed focu…
    - 15 days ago, 7 May 18, 8:23am -
  • The Value of Innovation at a Time of Crisis
    We often talk about the role of innovation in an age of constant, radical disruption, as defined by the 4th industrial revolution. Within this new environment, innovation leaders should play an essential role in helping the organization thrive and dr…
    - 20 days ago, 2 May 18, 7:29am -
  • The Innovation That Fuels The Craft Brew Revolution
    Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages. It was brewed around the ancient world at various times, in Mesopotamia (known today as Iraq), ancient Iran, ancient China, Egypt, and Armenia, ranging from 3,500 to 10,000 years ago. Beer was one of the…
    - 21 days ago, 1 May 18, 7:51am -
  • Why Innovation is the Key to Improving Our Healthcare System
    In the United States, American citizens receive treatments for diagnoses that at one time meant certain death, and they enjoy the longest lifespans in recorded history. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that its National Prevention Strategy…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 9:18am -
  • Little Ways for Companies to Save Money
    Are you looking to save your business money? Cashflow is one of the major focuses for all types of businesses. You want to make as much money as possible, while also saving as much money as you can.
    - 28 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 8:19am -

Phys.org: Hi Tech Innovations

Smithsonian: Innovation

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

strategy+business: Innovation

  • Quantum Underwriting: A Core Capability for Bionic Companies

    Quantum Underwriting: A Core Capability for Bionic Companies

    The presence of risk requires robust systems for trading on and underwriting that risk. For that reason, the underwriting of technological change will soon become one of the core competencies that companies must develop or acquire to compete in the…
    - 14 days ago, 9 May 18, 1:00am -
  • The Revenue Stream Revolution in Entertainment and Media

    The Revenue Stream Revolution in Entertainment and Media

    Digitization has permanently reshaped the global entertainment and media (E&M) ecosystem. The most successful E&M companies have always benefited from multiple revenue streams. But today profitable growth may depend on having five, six, or even mor…
    - 16 days ago, 7 May 18, 1:00am -
  • Shifting a Corporate Culture at Scale -- and with Speed

    Shifting a Corporate Culture at Scale -- and with Speed

    When a company that has been part of a larger corporation for a long time is spun off as an independent publicly held entity, it has to move quickly on several fronts: establishing a new identity, standing up and executing a strategy, and transformin…
    - 22 days ago, 1 May 18, 1:00am -
  • Video Gaming Levels Up into a Sport

    Video Gaming Levels Up into a Sport

    E-sports has emerged as a force on the entertainment and media landscape slowly -- and all at once. Over the past decade or so, innovations, the spread of broadband Internet, and changing consumer habits have spurred gaming to morph into a vibrant,…
    - 30 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • Growing through M&A in Financial Services

    Growing through M&A in Financial Services

    In a wide-ranging interview presented as part of our "Inside the Mind of the CEO" series, the chief executive officer of a global payment and financial technology giant discusses how the company is preparing for growth amid disruption by investing in…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • Closing the Gap between What Consumers Want and What They Get

    Closing the Gap between What Consumers Want and What They Get

    A PwC survey reveals that people want more human touch in their shopping experiences, which means in this increasingly digital, automated world, brands need to learn how to make tech more personal. Industry experts offer some ideas to get companies…
    - 42 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • The Quirky Secrets of the World's Greatest Innovators

    The Quirky Secrets of the World's Greatest Innovators

    In her book on inventive genius, Melissa Schilling delves into the personality traits that lead to breakthroughs.
    - 44 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 1:00am -
  • Failure Is an Option

    Failure Is an Option

    Being willing to take risks and embrace uncertainty is vital for the success of digital transformations.
    - 72 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 1:00am -
  • How Precision Medicine Will Transform the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries

    How Precision Medicine Will Transform the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries

    Precision medicine combines business opportunities with clinical health benefits. And although the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries know this is the way forward, they face some significant hurdles.
    - 89 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 1:00am -
  • Two Simple Concepts to Free Up Innovation

    Two Simple Concepts to Free Up Innovation

    Step into your "yikes zone," then break anxiety-producing and overwhelming tasks into small, doable pieces. See also "."
    - 99 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 1:00am -

Wired: Innovation Insights

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