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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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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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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5 Questions Innovators Should Ask

This article is written by invited guest author Jolie Huang. Over the course of 2016, I interviewed several innovation pioneers to find out the most important questions that every innovator should ask in 2017. Since “innovation” has become an overused buzzword, organizations are putting more attention into forward-thinking strategic planning. Yet, as the pace of…

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Don’t forget to sweat the SMALL stuff.

This article is written by invited guest author Mike McDowell. When it comes to innovation, the biggest is not necessarily the best, especially when it comes to ideas. Over the course of my professional life, I’ve spent large chunks of time invested in pursuing both large scale, disruptive innovations along with extremely small scale, sustaining…

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User Experience: 6 Expert Success Tips

This user experience success tips article is written by guest UX author Eric Olive. Introduction In 5 Tips For Overcoming Resistance to User Experience, we explained how to begin building an in-house culture centered around customer engagement and inject a user-centered mindset into your organization’s culture. In this piece, we present six expert tips for…

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