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Innovation Insights from across the Net

Welcome to The Q-Review – Qmarkets’ recap of some of the best innovation insights on the web! In this space we plan to bring you the most interesting powerful and helpful ideas from the world of innovation, searching the net to bring you the latest and greatest stories in innovation as well as our recent blog posts, highlighting innovation uses in the real world.

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Innovation lessons I learned as a chef – systematic experimentation

In his first article which we shared, Amdocs innovation expert Shachaf Snir listed the things he learned as a chef which serve him true as an innovation leader. In the next article in the series, Snir discusses why chefs and innovators both need a daily “Specials” menu, and what are some of the steps restaurants take to improve their menus that corporate organizations should also take.

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7 Trends for Organizational Innovation and Learning

We recently shared an excellent article by Dr. Darin Eich, outlining themes in organizational innovation that were a result of interviews with over 100 innovation leaders at global corporations...

We recently shared an excellent article by Dr. Darin Eich, outlining themes in organizational innovation that were a result of interviews with over 100 innovation leaders at global corporations and organizations. The author hasn't rested since then, however, and now shares several more trends used by innovation leaders to increase innovation at their organizations. How many of these are you doing?

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Digital disruption is not a zero-sum game

The general assumption is that digital disruption has a clear winner and a clear loser, such as the case with Kodak: incoming disruption was too strong for to withstand,...

The general assumption is that digital disruption has a clear winner and a clear loser, such as the case with Kodak: incoming disruption was too strong for to withstand, and Kodak suffered for it. At GIC Insights 2017, GIC (Singapore's foreign reserves investment fund) reached a different conclusion - as long as customer experience is at the forefront of a company's focus, modern companies can survive incoming disruptions. Read this article for this and many other interesting conclusions regarding global innovation.

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A Stanford Professor Offered the Best Definition of Radical Innovation You Will Ever Hear

Radical, or disruptive innovation, are not new things. References to the concept can be found as early as the first half of the 1930's. However, among all the drab,...

Radical, or disruptive innovation, are not new things. References to the concept can be found as early as the first half of the 1930's. However, among all the drab, business-esque attempts to define radical or disruptive innovation, this one quote by Stanford Prof. Gary Hamel stands out from the rest:

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What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

One of the truisms which we keep repeating is that innovation is more than just brainstorming for a good idea, innovation is a process intended to help you not...

One of the truisms which we keep repeating is that innovation is more than just brainstorming for a good idea, innovation is a process intended to help you not only find the idea, but bring it to fruition as well. Now, the Harvard Business Review supports this by releasing an "innovation process guide":

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What The Banking Industry Can Learn From Nokia’s Demise

There used to be a time when Nokia was the king of the cellphone, and the only question wasn't whether you had a Nokia phone, rather which model Nokia...

There used to be a time when Nokia was the king of the cellphone, and the only question wasn't whether you had a Nokia phone, rather which model Nokia you had. Ten years ago Nokia was valued at $100 Billion. Last year, Microsoft sold Nokia for $350 million. Why the drop in fortunes, how do disruptive and sustaining innovation apply to this situation, and what does this mean for the banking industry?

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 5 Ways to Drive Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare

Innovation in healthcare is a hot topic, and the healthcare field is one of the most quickly advancing fields today. Despite this, healthcare is considered an outlier when it...

Innovation in healthcare is a hot topic, and the healthcare field is one of the most quickly advancing fields today. Despite this, healthcare is considered an outlier when it comes to innovation, and the usual "risk taking" related to innovation is on the lives of living and breathing human people. In that case, then, how can the healthcare field innovate? This article provides five ways:

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​Thinking like a start-up: Oil and gas innovation needs to go beyond just cool new gadgets

BP once rebranding themselves as "Beyond Peteroleum", investing heavily in wind and solar energy. Then the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster took place, and climate change slipped on the public radar, and...

BP once rebranding themselves as "Beyond Peteroleum", investing heavily in wind and solar energy. Then the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster took place, and climate change slipped on the public radar, and so BP found themselves short on cash needed to pay off the fines related to the spill, and behind the curve, as all their investments in wind and solar weren't as relevant as before. So what did BP do? Read this interesting article to find out!

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Innovation Trix You Can Learn From Breakfast Children’s Cereal

We all want to be at the forefront of innovation. We see a trend and we jump right on the bandwagon, thinking that if we conform to the trend,...

We all want to be at the forefront of innovation. We see a trend and we jump right on the bandwagon, thinking that if we conform to the trend, we'll have a surefire hit on our hands. Unfortunately, innovation doesn't always work like that, and for a perfect example of innovation not working, we need to look no further than Trix, the beloved kids' breakfast cereal.

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New Business Models, Disruptive Tech Driving M&A: Deloitte

It used to be that innovation came from within, a company came up with an idea, developed and marketed it. Now, companies are focusing more than ever on Mergers...

It used to be that innovation came from within, a company came up with an idea, developed and marketed it. Now, companies are focusing more than ever on Mergers & Acquisitions, with Deloitte's M&A Index 2017 report showing that spending on disruptive innovation-related sectors reached $291 billion in 2016, four times what it was in 2012.  73% of those asked agreed that M&A was critical for them to deliver on their corporate strategy and growth ambitions.

So what does this mean for global innovation?

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Disruptive Innovation: 3 Key Takeaways From InterswitchConnect 2017

Is there anyone who has not heard of the term "Disruptive Innovation"? Today, it seems that even the most mundane of innovations are hailed as the next "disruptive" innovation....

Is there anyone who has not heard of the term "Disruptive Innovation"? Today, it seems that even the most mundane of innovations are hailed as the next "disruptive" innovation. But what is real disruption? Innovation speaker and best selling author Brett King provides three key takeaways on disruption and disruptive innovation:

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How to turn a Multinational Automotive-Finance Company into an Innovation Powerhouse

With over 3,100 employees across 36 companies, RCI Bank and Services is a multinational finance company which is focused on delivering innovative services to customers of the Renault and...
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How RTE, Europe’s Biggest Transmission System Operator Implemented a Collaborative Innovation Lab

RTE is an energy and utility provider, France’s electricity transmission system operator, responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the French high-voltage transmission system. Approximately 100,000 km long, the system is...
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How Qmarkets Partnered with NHS to Create the Most Sophisticated Healthcare Innovation Exchange Platform in the UK

Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), talks about the changes in the healthcare industry in England, the challenges in...
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Innovation Inspiration – Driving Sustainability at Ford, ESB, and Solvay

Whether it’s air pollution, water pollution, or even climate change, the major sustainability issues facing the world and its citizens are topics that every business should feel a sense...
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Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Employee Engagement

From mobile innovation solutions to analog internal marketing, gamification, and employee meeting spaces, read our case study to learn all about Amer Sports’ approach to innovation today.   Who...
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