Innovation Pond

By Jill Ellul | Stimulus and inspiration. Curated content with a focus on leadership & innovation.

4 Reasons Why You Need To Focus On Innovation

Innovation is a differentiator<p>Each day, innovators in the business world create new products, methods, and ideas. They manage to look at problems differently and come up with solutions others cannot, and they provide an endless stream of value to their companies. In fact, innovation just might be …

Innovation

Infographic: Innovation Trends Forecast For 2018 | Articles | Chief Innovation Officer

As the curtain closes on 2017, we can begin to look ahead to what 2018 will hold for innovation both technologically and in the world of business. …

Innovation

The Neuroscience Of Trusting Your Gut

Why should you trust your gut? Because science says it’s the foundation of rational decision making.<p>Say what you will about George W. Bush’s style, but you can’t fault him for having an overly brain-based conception of how to make decisions. As Stephen Colbert famously said, our 43rd president …

How To Create Organization Habits That You’ll Actually Stick To

Overflowing inbox? Pieces of paper and important information everywhere? Everything has its place–here are the essential habits of organization to survive a chaotic world.<p>A trusted organization system that you actually use regularly can turn your day from one of chaos to one of focus, …

Productivity

Adobe Kickbox

How to launch a Kickbox innovation program in your organization.<p>Deploying Kickbox can be as easy as downloading the package of files and documents …

Management

Overcoming Innovation’s Roadblocks: Poor Prioritization

Generating ideas is the fun (and frankly, easiest) part of innovation. The true challenge is prioritizing ideas which are equal parts desirable, …

Innovation

Steal These 5 Exercises From Innovation Consultants to Come up With More Creative Ideas

Think like an innovation consultant to come up with your best new product, service and marketing ideas.<p>Getting a job as an innovation consultant requires equal measures of creative thinking and strategic rigor. And while the scope of the role encompasses everything from redesigning a stage gate …

Creativity

Stay focused and friendly in shared offices

FrogOff is a humorous way to show your colleagues that you need to stay focused. Perfect for all of us working in shared offices. Given to you by the …

It Isn't Failure, It's Data: Dorie Clark On Failing Without Blame Or Fear

Listen to the full episode here:<p>Strategy and leadership expert Dorie Clark is no stranger to career transformation—before starting her own business, she studied theology, worked as a journalist and a presidential campaign spokesperson, and led a small non-profit.<p>When I first met Dorie she had just …

Nonprofits

Announcing The 2017 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Amazon, Snap, Chobani, and others are changing the way we shop, eat, play, work, and live in 2017.<p>This year marks the 10th edition of our World’s Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings …

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Can Hackathons Give Big Banks The Fintech Edge?

Banks and startups are coming together in nontraditional ways to develop better products faster.<p>Banks and other financial institutions are taking on some surprising partners in an effort to keep pace with innovation.<p>Accelerators, hackathons, venture capital and private equity firms, and even …

FinTech

AXA partners with startups to develop disruptive business models

How to Create an Innovation Mission Statement

So why Create an Innovation Mission Statement? Before we get to the ‘how’, let me briefly discuss the ‘why’.<p>Your initial reaction might be something …

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5 Strategies Big Businesses Use To Build A Culture of Innovation

<i>This post was co-written with my colleague David Farber:</i><p>As over-used as the word “innovation” may be these days, there is no denying that building a culture of innovation is at the top of most corporate agendas. After all, a company’s own employees are uniquely positioned to understand the …

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Neuroleadership Lessons: The Science Behind Creative Problem Solving and Making Better Decisions

In today’s hyper fast-paced business world, it is common to experience an ongoing influx of information needing to be reviewed and processed as well …

This smart mouth guard can predict an athlete's risk of concussion

A "smart" mouth guard could show an athlete's risk of a concussion "immediately after a nasty hit," said Dean Takahashi at <i>Venture</i> <i>Beat​</i>. The mouth …

Janssen Leads on Patient-Centric Innovation

Janssen Healthcare Innovation, an entrepreneurial group within Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, triumphed at last year's …

The Art of Innovation: How to Become a "Partner of Choice"

There was a time when pharma did everything in-house, particularly R&D. These days outsourcing is well established and collaboration amongst …

Innovation requires new approaches to feedback and failure

"Organizational culture" is something plenty of people are puzzling over today, and with good reason. More and more leaders are realizing that the …

Fostering A Culture Of Innovation

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Recently it seems that innovation is a buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Need happier employees? Innovate! Need bigger profits? Innovate! …

Innovation Is Not About Digital, It's About Culture

Companies can outsource innovation. They can launch accelerators, incubators and hackathons. They can even invest in startups with options to own the company down the road. They might even form commercial partnerships which blend their products with those of newer, shinier players. But when it …

Leadership

Small Ways to Embrace Disruptive Innovation

Most companies recognize the threats that "disruption" poses to their business. But few see the opportunities in disruptive innovation, much less set …

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The Science of Innovation: How to Imagine the Unimaginable

Why can certain companies see things that others can't, and what gives them the fortitude to invest in the seemingly impossible? Here are three brain-based strategies.<p>Time and again, Tesla continues to prove it’s a company that dares to imagine the unimaginable. From electric cars to autonomous …

Redirecting

Looking for a TEDx Talk? Find it on the TEDx YouTube Channel!<p>You are being re-directed<p>Why the re-direct?<p>We are in the process of re-thinking the way …

Education & Business Have The Same Problems (And The Same Fix)

As much as we don't want to believe it, the same challenges exist in every industry and there's one easy way to fix all of them in one fell swoop. …

Leadership

20 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality might be the new reality for concerts, home renovation, roller coasters, and commercial real estate.<p>Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Magic Leap, Google Daydream View, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have created immense buzz about the potential of Virtual Reality (VR). VR has been met …

Virtual Reality

Creativity and Innovation