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4 Ways to Beat Innovation Management Anxiety – How to Get Past the Fear and Find Your Next Big Idea!
The philosopher Aristotle diagnosed fear as ‘pain arising from the anticipation of evil’. Over 2000 years later, C-suite executives at major companies the world over are certainly feeling this specific pain when it comes to innovation. Many anticipate the possibility of leaping towards news...
5 Innovation Trends of 2018 that will Disrupt the Corporate Landscape in 2019
2018 has very much been a year of “epic partnerships”. The Avengers teamed up with the squad from Guardians of the Galaxy to face down Thanos. Prince Harry finally tied the knot with Meghan Markle. Even North and South Korea walked under a united...
Beating Complexity with Flexibility: Corporate Innovation Insights and Inspiration with Dan Toma
How can global companies overcome major innovation challenges? Qmarkets interviewed Dan Toma – influential speaker, entrepreneur, and co-author of the award-winning book The Corporate Startup – to gain his unique perspective on ideation, business transformation, and the current innovation climate. Qmarkets: On the modern business landscape, “Innovation” is an area which is often associated with jargon and  buzzwords. As someone whose ear is constantly to the ground in our ecosystem, which buzzword have you grown to hate the most, and why? Dan Toma: I feel that buzzwords have a dogmatic nuance to them – so you can say I’m an equal opportunity...
Bringing Your A-Game: What Game Theory Can Teach Us About Innovation Management
If you were one of the approximately 3-4 billion people who tuned into the world cup last year, chances are that work took a backseat to football on more than one occasion… However, don’t start feeling guilty just yet. Beneath the excitement and panoply of the world cup lies a broad range of core mechanisms and mathematical formulae that are also highly relevant in the world of business. By understanding these mechanisms and formulae, you can gain a clearer picture of how best to focus and refine your innovation strategy to gain that all-important competitive advantage. We’re referring, of...
The Innovation Instinct: Inventions Inspired by Nature
Nature has long inspired visionaries to look beyond existing ways of living and thinking. Many notable engineers, architects, designers, and other creators have discovered unique adaptations between a species and its environment, and applied these insights to drive innovation across a huge variety of...
Learning from Catastrophe, or Dying from it: The Value of the Business Failure Case Study
We frequently talk about how innovation is a crucial necessity for your enterprise company, and how the right innovation can be the difference between setting the market standards and being shunted aside as a new market leader makes the rules. We also frequently hear...
Managing Change and Innovation: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Transformations
With so much disruptive innovation happening so fast, it has become less and less rare for companies to be formed around a service or product that defines them for their lifetime. In almost every industry, the possibility of pivoting or even shifting the entire...
Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination
The evolving trend of smart city innovation is one that governments should be wholeheartedly embracing, but as with many government initiatives, seems to be having a hard time getting off the ground. Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be...
Innovating HR: How Hackathons Foster Organizational Change
As an enterprise scales and its culture solidifies, it becomes increasingly challenging for innovation and creativity to flourish. That’s why we see a growing number of coworking spaces and accelerator programs, as part of a collective effort to figure out what we’ve all been wondering when it comes to 21st century business: Can companies be both large-scale and agile? Speed and agility have never been more critical in today’s digital world, where globalization and technology have increased competition tenfold. At the heart of it all is innovation, a way of doing things differently to achieve a company’s vision while...
How Israel’s Oldest Bank Is Engaging Employees to Become a Leader in Banking Innovation
In 2013, Bank Leumi embarked on a journey to make innovation one of its prime strategic goals. In order to achieve this goal, the Bank undertook an initiative to change their corporate culture, so every employee would see innovation as part of their daily work; an aim they should constantly aspire to. As part of the new corporate strategy, Leumi realized that it would need an innovation management software engine to support the initiative. Following a successful pilot that resulted in the implementation of several innovative ideas, the Bank chose Qmarkets’ enterprise-grade Q-max software as the tool which they...
Choosing the Digital Transformation Strategy that is Best for Your Company
In one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Watson remarks about a client and how attractive she is. “Is she?” says the detective. “I didn’t notice.” In response to his partner’s quip that he really is a human automaton – lacking of emotion –...
Innovation SOP: Using Hackathons to Advance Digital Transformation
Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Most companies already know that a digital transformation hackathon is a useful tool for gathering ideas, but companies need to know how...

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