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3 of the Best Innovation Team Formulas and When to Ignore Them
You’ve heard this cliché many times before: innovation is all about people. Even if you’re an avid fan of artificial intelligence, you hardly expect robots replacing humans as innovators any time soon. And if you agree with another popular cliché, the one saying that...
5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader
Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership...
3 Corporate Digital Transformation Pitfalls, and How to Overcome Them
Creating change with digital transformation from within your company isn’t easy, but it’s the hardest things which are the ones worth doing. Corporate digital transformation is the path of the future, and if you’re going to embark on a digital transformation journey, you should do it right, from the very beginning. As iScoop put it, “Digital transformation is the profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society in a strategic and prioritized way, with present and future shifts in mind.” The...
Matching Crowdsourcing to Specific Stages of Business Model Innovation
I like to argue (for example, here) that one of the major reasons crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool is a paralyzing uncertainty over the question which technical or business problem can be successfully solved by using this approach. In this piece, I want to shed some light on the issue by proposing a simple model that matches crowdsourcing to specific types of innovation. When speaking about types of innovation, I’ll employ definitions put forward by Christensen, Bartman and van Bever in their recent article, “The hard truth about business model innovation.” Christensen and coauthors outline...
How to Run the Ultimate Corporate Hackathon
Hackathons are on the rise, and many leading enterprise grade businesses now participating in these events on a regular basis as a way of quickly generating innovative results to difficult problems. Hackathons can take many forms, but usually involve an intensive series of brainstorming,...
Think Your Company’s Pursuit of Innovation has Run its Course? Think Again…
For several years now, the pursuit of innovation has been established as one of the top priorities for senior leaders at large organizations. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these research reports from PwC, Deloitte, Forrester, and Gartner.  However, while many corporate leaders...
Can Crowdsourcing Support Your Operational Excellence Strategy?
Operational excellence is a business principle which is currently supported by a range of process management tools and methodologies, however, these approaches fail to utilize the most valuable resource at the disposal of all large organizations – their employees. This audience is already delivering results...
Can Crowdsourcing Help to Break Down the Biggest Obstacle in Market Research?
The Wall of Separation You can’t see it, but it’s there: a towering wall, stretching from horizon to horizon, that separates 90% of all workers from the customers that keep them in business. Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, right through to today,...
Future-Proofing Financial Market Innovation – Fighting Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption
The term ‘Digital Disruption’ describes the situation where an existing industry is being altered by emerging digital technologies. These new technologies lead to innovations, often creating new markets and value markets that can impact the established leaders in the industry. Financial organizations of all shapes and sizes are being disrupted by small, agile, innovative and technology-oriented companies which offer convenient and efficient services. Examples of this kind of disruptive financial market innovation can be readily observed in companies like PayPal, Nutmeg, WorldRemit, along with a multitude of crowdfunding organizations, and various digital currencies such as bitcoin. To counter the...
Qmarkets Invited to Present at the Lufthansa Group Business Innovation Forum V, 2016
Taking place on the 8th of November at the cutting edge Lufthansa Seeheim facility near Frankfurt, the Lufthansa Business Innovation Forum 2016 brought together over 80 senior representatives to recognize and promote innovative activity within Lufthansa Group. Qmarkets’ very own CEO and founder, Noam Danon, was joined in attendance by VP Marketing, Eran Tsur at this exclusive internal event in Central Germany. It was a pleasure for the Qmarkets team to attend this event, and truly inspiring for us to witness the internal efforts of Lufthansa to implement a culture of innovation across the company. Events like this are...
The Creative Process And How Idea Management Solutions Fit In
Hardly anybody still doubts that innovation is the biggest driving factor for success today. And most people know that innovation is more than just an idea. Innovation means having a new concept which is an answer for a need or a solution to a problem, and successfully...
Learning from German Idea and Innovation Management Best Practices
In my years of consulting and visiting companies I realized that many companies have differences in understanding and implementing an Innovation Management system. So here is a short description of the Idea and Innovation Management landscape in Germany, as well as some “insider tips” on...

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