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Actionable Ways Big Data Analytics Can Actually Improve Innovation

Signals assembled some of the big thinkers in big data – Frank Moss, Thomas Thurston and Gil Sadeh. The discussion centered on the challenges faced by innovation teams at leading corporates, the potential (and hurdle) of “big data”, and fresh ideas on how to bridge that gap and tapping big data for innovation work. Here are some of the highlights from that conversation.

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How To Outsmart The Crowd

Most of us live busy lives.  There is work, family, maybe a hobby or two and the need for some leisure time to refresh our batteries.  So the amount of things we devote serious thought to is necessarily small and we get in the habit of not paying attention ...

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Using ‘Lead Users’ to Guide Product Development

Lead Users Guide Product ManagementEric Von Hippel, MIT Innovation Professor,  coined the term lead users, defining them as (in “Lead Users: A Source of Novel Product Concepts,” Management Science, July 1986): lead users are users whose present strong needs will become general in a ma ...

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Add Financial Elements Early in the Innovation Process

Innovation is a saturated field, but one with a hole in it. Many companies can generate thousands of potentially valuable ideas, but have no acceptable cultural method for placing a value on them. Many of these same companies can do Wicked Thinking, block ...

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Go InBound: innovation lessons from a marketing conference

Hundreds of marketers from across the US descended on Indianapolis, Indiana last month for Go InBound, a digital marketing conference. While attendees came to sharpen their marketing skills, they also walked away with valuable lessons on innovation: Open ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2015

Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2015Drum roll please... At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite ma ...

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Does Your Company Culture Help or Hurt Change Management?

“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals.” --Agent K, Men in Black Any single person may be able to handle profound change alone; but in a group, that same tolerance and receptivity can go up or down, depending on the culture ...

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