Innovation Management

By Tim Kastelle | Posts about managing innovation, creativity, idea flow and making work better.

Is the Digital Workspace New? Lessons from Building 20

Imagine a place of work where the windows leaked—or fell out if the winds got high enough, the roof leaked to the point of pouring through in heavy …

How to successfully marry design sprints and product development

We have what we’d like to think is a pretty badass product development process at New Haircut—and we keep it that way through constant and obsessive …

Product Management

Design thinking needs org design

Brilliant ideas demand brilliant teamwork<p><b>THE GIST:</b> Even the most exceptional ideas and most beloved prototypes don’t stand a chance against …

Design Thinking

DisrupTV Featuring Terri Griffith, Santa Clara University 2.17.17

A Dozen Lessons About Product/Market Fit

<i>The product/market fit (PMF) concept was developed and named by Andy Rachleff (who is currently the CEO and co-founder of Wealthfront, and is a</i> …

Product Management

Even Life-Saving Innovations Don’t Sell Themselves

Most businesses wouldn’t survive without driving demand for their products or services, either through marketing and advertising or through involving users so deeply in the design of the product that word of mouth spurs adoption. The same is true for social innovators. However, unlike many business …

Harvard Business Review

The Most Critical Horizon to the Success of Corporate Innovation Initiatives

With existing business models in many different industries reaching maturity and providing little or no growth, and startups disrupting them with …

Boeing

On Prototyping

<i>Cover image: Grove 3547 teams prototyping new ideas</i><p>When we face complex challenges, it is difficult, if not impossible to predict how they will …

Academia

A Refresher on Discovery-Driven Planning

You’re working on a new venture and you know you’ve got to create a plan to execute it. So you look at past projects, gather and analyze relevant market data, make predictions about how much revenue you’ll be able to generate, decide what resources you’ll need, and set milestones to reach your …

Harvard Business Review

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 …

Innovation

I've Had Enough

I can’t take it anymore.<p>I’ve had enough of people asking me how they can improve their team, while none of the team members are willing to run any …

Streaming Media

If You Want to Be Innovative, Innovate

Innovation

A Dozen Lessons on Growth

• <b>A growth team has the “responsibility to measure, understand and improve the flow of users in and out of the product and business. That’s the role of</b> …

Product Management

Are Corporate Innovation Centers The Last Hope for Companies Too Big To Fail?

The reality is that innovation is now a constant, and the net result sets the stage for disruption. Every day, startups continue to push industries …

Just another WordPress site

Founded2006<p>LocationCambridge, MA<p>Employees~1,700<p>Founded2010<p>LocationRemote<p>Employees~100<p>Founded1997<p>LocationLos Gatos, …

The 10,000-Year Geneaology of Myths

The “Shaft Scene” from the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France.<p><b>ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SCENES</b> in the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, …

The Arctic

Using Design Principles To Reshape Local Government

There are a lot of Post-its involved.<p>A significant challenge for much local government is understanding what constituents want and need. The top-down approach that many agencies employ can create a disconnect between services and who's being served.<p>Enter Public, a new nonprofit that wants to bring …

Design Thinking

Data And Technology Don’t Change Your Culture, They Reveal it

In <i>Weapons of Math Destruction</i>, mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil paints a disturbing picture of how data can go awry. “Black box” …

A Cascade of Sand: Complex Systems in a Complex Time

We live in a world filled with rapid change: governments topple, people rise and fall, and technology has created a connectedness the world has never …

Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

The Zen Master of data visualization has died. I am sorry to have to report that Dr. Hans Rosling passed away today in Uppsala, Sweden. He was just …

Data Visualization

The Bumpy Ride of a Silicon Valley Idea

If you’re a researcher you’re lucky if a couple of dozen people cite your paper, and very lucky if it’s remembered at all in five years. So I was …

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass - Bloomberg

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Renewable Energy

Quality news shifts to a paid-for model. And that’s good thing. But…

Several forces are pushing value-added news toward subscription-based models. Seizing the opportunity will require major changes—such as developing a …

Journalism

Why Sports Are a Terrible Metaphor for Business

Here in the United States, we’re just days away from Super Bowl Sunday. The buzz around the biggest game in America’s biggest sport is, as always, about more than football. It’s also about business and leadership. Does the Patriots’s consistent excellence over the last 15 years offer insights on …

NFL

The absolute worst technology predictions of the past 150 years

<b>1876:</b> <i>“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” </i><b>— William Orton</b>, President of Western Union.<p>…

Earth Science

Eating the seed corn

Eating the seed corn is an old saying that at one time meant quite a lot, but probably has little import anymore. When farming was about simply …

Innovation

Us versus Them: Reframing Resistance to Change

Anyone attempting to lead change in an organization knows to expect some resistance. Change is not a rational process; no matter how positive the …

Leadership

SCALING UP in Corporate Settings: First Achievements and Outlook | Integrative Innovation

First of all, Frank Mattes and I would like to wish you all the best for 2017 – we hope you’ve been starting successfully and innovatively into this …

A decade of innovation teaches us this

I've been pondering for several weeks, at least since the start of the new year, the state of play of innovation in large corporations. I think I can …

Innovation