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How Innovation Management can Revolutionize the Video Game Industry
Art or Strictly Business? The Figures – A Growing Economy Since its introduction to the general public in the 70’s, the video game industry has become one of the most popular and engaging forms of entertainment, estimated to be worth $113 billion by 2018. To...
Innovation Ecosystem: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Offline Innovation
Innovation used to be something that would happen in a physical setting, be it in a workshop, a laboratory, research centre, etc. Now, with the advent of innovation software, the process of ideation and collaboration mostly happens online. However, there are innate benefits to...
Insanity and Inventiveness – The Innovator’s Mindset
The invention of the airplane, the telephone and the computer; the discovery of gravity, electricity and relativity – all great innovations that changed the world. But in accordance with their greatness, there was also resistance. George Bernard Shaw famously wrote, “All great truths begin as blasphemies.” Less well known is the fact that this intolerance has often come from within the ranks of the scientific community itself. The dictum that “science progresses funeral by funeral” proves that scientists are just as much victims of the human condition as the rest of us, with all the prejudice and frailties that this...
Diamonds in the Rough – How To Discover More Innovative Business Ideas For Your Enterprise
Whether you optimize your business, strive to win new customers, invent the latest product, or simply try to innovate – ideas help. However, many companies are slow to recognise just how much of a valuable resource their employees or external stakeholders are when it comes to generating potentially ground-breaking innovative business ideas. In this article, we’ll look at how companies can overcome ideation hurdles and generate more value for their business. Have you got symptoms of idea bla-bla? Many people dream of the next big idea – but only of this big and winning one. Other ideas are rarely...
“Embrace Open Innovation or be Destroyed by it…” – A Case Study on Lego & Bagels
Using the Right Innovation Tool for the Job Arguably, the principle of Open Innovation was utilized for the first time by Professor James Murray in 19th Century Oxford, England. In the time that has passed since then, this concept has become infinitely easier to...
Innovation from the Innovation Nation – Israel
As the CEO and founder of Qmarkets I have spoken to many organisations all over the world about the potential benefits of utilizing Idea and Innovation Management. Most of the time, the people I meet are unsurprised to discover that Qmarkets is based in Israel,...
Carrot vs Cash – How to Make Your Innovation Incentive Program Addictive
Let’s face it, taking a large group of somber and sensible employees and transforming them into a highly imaginative group of visionaries is challenging. There’s no magic bullet when it comes to ensuring all your employees super creative and innovative. However, having a well-run...
Creativity at Startup Speed – What Silicon Valley Teaches About The Importance of Innovation In Business
A Global Innovation Hotbed At Enterprise Development Group (EDG) we have recently made an interesting observation: there has always been a fairly steady stream of visitors to Silicon Valley, but lately this has become a veritable torrent. Leaders and students from around the world...
How to Facilitate Experts and Streamline Your Innovation Management Process
The problem with democracy is that we can’t all always be in charge; one way or another there has to be someone at the top who holds the power to make that crucial final decision. As drastic as this comparison might seem, the very same quandary exists within the field of innovation management: How do you combine the invaluable collective intelligence of a large audience, with the irreplaceable analysis of a small group of experts? In the world of politics, this issue is an obstacle which has proven incredibly hard to overcome, however in the world of business we...
Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence
Many companies seek to improve their operations through the documentation of best practices. From personal experience in a large, multinational enterprise technology company, I saw how well-articulated procedures can be beneficial to the immediate users and their successors. However, these reflect only one person or one department’s experience, and lack collective insights. The Kaizen Management Method is based on the idea that gradual, ongoing change (Japanese: “Kai”), is good (“zen”), for business. By focusing on small operational improvements on a regular basis, an organization can make significant, continuous improvements over time. Kaizen principles and practices can be broken down...
Can an Open Innovation Challenge Methodology Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?
In 2015, an overcrowded boat carrying a group of Syrian refugees capsized and sank off an island in Greece. At least 34 people, including 15 children, died in this accident alone. Coming atop of the heartbreaking image of a drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore...
Ideate or Deteriorate – Why Companies Must Learn How To Be Innovative to Achieve Major Growth
“Innovate (verb): To Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”  Just a buzzword? To many people, it might seem as though the business world has become over-saturated with innovation. This buzzword is now thrown around in conjunction with all manner...

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