Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes.
Examples of new products that did one thing but did it well – the nature of innovation? You can see from the examples in this article that the concept of MVPs has been around for many decades. Market-changing products focus on one problem and solve it well in a minimal fashion. Read the article at http://new.spectator.co.uk/2015/12/why-the-greatest-innovations-do-only-one-thing-but-do-it-well/
6 steps to take to drive innovation in 2016. Want to be seen as the innovation leader in your organization? Focus on customers, be visible, use R&D wisely, work with the best talent, and focus on growth. Read the details at https://www.innovationleader.com/2016agenda/
Forget crystal balls – use scenario planning to see the future. Alas, predicting the future is tough stuff and left to science fiction (at least for now!). However, considering future realities and how they impact your innovation plans is possible with scenario planning. Find out how at http://www.studiopetervanriet.com/how-to-kick-off-innovation-with-future-proof-ideas-part-1/
3 attitudes innovation leaders need to effectively crowdsource innovation. (1) Trust your crowd, (2) close the loop, and (3) face the music. Learn about each at https://channels.theinnovationenterprise.com/articles/spigit-s-cto-on-how-to-succeed-at-crowdsourcing-innovation
The most creative leaders do these 3 things – from IDEO’s Tom Kelley. (1) They build core enthusiast communities inside and outside of their organizations. (2) They achieve big change through a series of small experiments. (3) They jump-start their innovation journey with storytelling. Read about each at https://hbr.org/2015/12/3-things-the-most-creative-leaders-do
Models for structuring the Chief Innovation Officer role in organizations. Hear insights during this short 3 minute video interview at http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2015/12/09/how-to-design-your-innovation-organization/
Innovation is the permission to experiment – a Coca-Cola perspective. A great quote from the article is “if necessity is the mother of invention, experimentation is the father.” Read more about how Coca-Cola’s former Chief Innovation Officer thinks about experimentation and innovation at http://www.forbes.com/sites/cyrilbouquet/2015/12/08/for-coca-colas-guy-wollaert-innovation-means-permission-to-experiment/