What's in the box for thinking outside the box?

What's in the box for thinking outside the box?

On the outside it's not much more than a simple cardboard box, but Adobe Kickbox definitely counts as – and encourages – outside the box thinking. It's everything a would-be innovator needs to generate, prototype, test and iterate a new idea – all packaged up neatly in a small red box. Peek inside to find a set of printed instructions, notebooks,…

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An innovation revolution: Cisco's Innovate Everywhere Challenge

An innovation revolution: Cisco's Innovate Everywhere Challenge

You know it's true: the digital revolution is changing the way we do business and forcing organizations to reinvent themselves. Instead of relying on their traditional way of doing things, Cisco decided to rise to this challenge by embracing the call for reinvention and creating a cultural transformation within their organization. They wanted to…

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4 Keys to Successful Intrapreneurship

4 Keys to Successful Intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurs often don't have job descriptions- and if they do, most of their actual work is probably done outside what's written down on that piece of paper. It's the role of the intrapreneur to find new and disruptive ways of doing business, deliver innovative products and services to the market, and foster a culture of innovation to maintain…

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Disruptive innovation

Why big companies are losing when it comes to disruptive innovation (and how to get back on track)

Companies have money and resources, so why is it so hard for them to excel in groundbreaking, disruptive innovation? Just before the iPhone was announced in 2007, BlackBerry phones were the most popular on the market. However the iPhone, with its revolutionary touch screen, turned the BlackBerry into an archaic device. Instead of turning to…

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The Crowd Within - Crowdsourced Innovation Inside Companies

The Crowd Within - Crowdsourced Innovation Inside Companies

This is a chapter from the book Crowdsourced Innovation - Revolutionizing Open Innovation with Crowdsourcing by Catharina Van Delden. Re-published with permission. From an outside perspective, innovation and idea management within a company seems like one of the most exciting jobs possible – determining the future of a company by analyzing trends…

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adapting Lean Startup

The struggle with adapting Lean Startup to the Corporate Environment

Steve Blank "The first time a few brave corporate innovators tried to overlay the Lean tools and techniques that work in early-stage startups in an existing corporation or government agency, the result was chaos, confusion, frustration and ultimately, failure. They ended up with “Innovation Theater” – great projects, wonderful press releases…

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Corporate Innovation Labs

Corporate Innovation Labs: Five Tips To Improve Results

Many corporates started experimenting with in-house labs, incubators and accelerators for accelerating innovation. However, most aren’t delivering upon their promise (yet). During our upcoming intrapreneurship summit in Amsterdam we’re going to address why most of these programs are struggling to get results, and how they can be improved. We sat…

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Design your intrapreneurship program

Design your intrapreneurship program for success – right from the start

Intrapreneurship: the beauty or the beast? While some organizations experience tangible benefits from their intrapreneurship efforts, others shut down their programs because results are lacking. We’ve said it before – intrapreneurship is for sure not a silver bullet, and there is no single way for doing it right. It comes down very much to the…

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corporate hackathons

Corporate Hackathons: there’s a method behind the madness

Corporate Hackathons... It does sound sexy but does it work? There’s more to corporate hackathons than just a weekend without sleep for producing some nice ideas. But what? We asked both the facilitator and the participant of a corporate hackathon to share their perspective in this blog. You have facilitated hackathons for several organizations.…

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Design Thinking + Creative Confidence = Innovation

Design Thinking + Creative Confidence = Innovation

Diana Rhoten Whether designing offerings or re-designing organizations, IDEO always applies a human-centered approach to innovation. This approach, known as Design Thinking, is best understood as a non-linear process that moves back and forth between Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation. Inspiration is what motivates the search for new ideas.…

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Corporate Labs

Corporate Labs: Solution or Hype?

Jan Kennedy Following the trend and success of setting up labs and incubators for startups, corporates are investing millions on implementing similar approaches. But is it really working? “A thorn in my side”, Jan Kennedy says. “People need to realize labs are not an answer in itself”. As a taster to his keynote at the upcoming New York edition,…

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