10 Reasons to Try Mindfulness

From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, many icons have taken to mindfulness. Is it a fad, like juice diets or Pokémon Go, or does mindfulness offer something of substance? Scientists have been studying the impact of practicing mindfulness for years. Brain scans have revealed that meditation, the main way of practicing mindfulness, physically changes the structure…

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Corporate Startup Principles For Building Innovation Ecosystems

Why Established Companies Don’t Need To Act Like Startups Innovation has become an imperative for large established companies. This is due to the threat of disruption from startups and the ever changing technology landscape. While most corporate leaders would love for their companies to “act like startups”, this is not always a realistic aspiration. Most…

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How to Design Optimal Work Environments

This six step guest article from Roger Osorio applies innovation, design thinking and lean startup approaches to designing high-performing work environments in organizations.  Optimal working conditions, like many other things in life, depend on the individual needs, team needs, objectives, and resources available. Thinking there is one tool, one way, one method, to solve all…

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Internet of Things for Energy, Utilities, & Smart Connected Homes

Watch the videos, click through the SlideShares, and investigate the top selling smart home devices on Amazon to learn more about the application of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) for smart energy & connected homes. Scroll through to see what interests you and use this innovation toolkit as a catalyst for not only learning and…

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How Co-Innovation will Impact the Marketing Department

Open Innovation up to now Many of the critics of Open Innovation cite the lack of novelty of the notion, as the most important weakness of the idea itself. This is because co-creation, corporate incubation, Joint-Ventures and alliances, even crowdsourcing, are all activities which developed independently – and in some cases much earlier than open…

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How to Become a Successful Intrapreneur Within your Organization

What do the PlayStation, Gmail, and the iPod all have in common? You’d be forgiven for assuming the similarity which ties those everyday products together is that they were all created because of the advanced thinking of some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world. Sony, Google, and Apple were built on a foundation…

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An Innovation Primer: What Is Innovation and Why Does it Matter?

This guest article by Kenneth H. Smith is from his book Selling Innovation: A guide to structuring a complete start-up revenue capture process. Insight and Innovation There is a difference between an innovation and an invention. An invention is a new technological breakthrough. An innovation is a better way of doing something, a way to break…

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A practical application of the Unified Innovation Methodology to new product development or business problem solving

This article about applying the Unified Innovation Methodology is written by guest author Jenny Sankovsky. Summary When you are given a business problem or you are looking for ways to develop and launch a new product or service and don’t know where to start, review the innovation methodology developed by iVia to learn how this…

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Innovation Conferences

Are you an organizational leader, innovator, design thinker, or entrepreneur looking to connect with others and see the latest trends at an innovative conference this year? Check out these innovation events for 2018. In addition, here are 20 innovation conferences we’ve found that seem to happen every year that may be helpful for those focused…

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11 Things I Learned Building an Innovation Program

This innovation program article is written by guest author Eric Potter. “The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation.” – Ryan Kavanaugh Taking the plunge into setting up an innovation lab seems like a no brainer for our brethren in the technology space and…

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