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Scenario planning is a strategic tool used to anticipate potential futures by creating detailed descriptions of possible outcomes. By exploring various scenarios, organizations can proactively prepare for the future.
Triple Helix Model
The Triple Helix Model is an organizational model that suggests collaboration between three types of stakeholders - government, industry, and academia - is essential for successful innovation.
Co-design is a collaborative innovation approach that engages stakeholders from the beginning of the design process to create an end product or service that meets their needs and expectations.
Futuring is the practice of envisioning and planning for potential futures, often through a systematic process that includes analysis, exploration, and forecasting.
Top 5 Brainstorming Techniques and How and Why they Work
Generate ideas by freely sharing thoughts and ideas in a group or use more advanced methods like SCAMPER or The Charette Procedure.
The knowledge, abilities, and attitudes that enable individuals to contribute to the innovation process.
A type of innovation that involves combining existing technologies or ideas in a new and innovative way.
A type of innovation that involves generating a wide range of potential solutions to a problem, often by considering unconventional or unlikely approaches.
A type of innovation that involves constantly improving and updating products, services, or processes in order to stay ahead of the competition.
The processes and structures that an organization puts in place to manage and control its innovation activities.
Measures of an organization's innovation performance, such as the number of patents filed, the percentage of revenue from new products, or the time it takes to bring a new product to market.
The process of iteratively testing and refining a product or service by engaging with potential customers - to ensure that the product meets customer needs and wants.
A problem-solving approach that involves exploring a problem from different angles and considering unconventional solutions.
A group activity that involves generating a large number of ideas in a short period of time, often using techniques such as freewriting and lateral thinking.
The process of generating and evaluating new ideas in order to solve a problem.
The degree to which an organization is prepared to adopt and implement new technologies and ideas.
Innovation Adoption Model
A framework that helps to explain how and why individuals or organizations adopt innovations.
Innovation Diffusion Curve
A graphical representation of the adoption of an innovation over time, often showing the stages of early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards.
Innovation Diffusion Theory
The process by which an innovation is adopted and integrated into the mainstream.
Innovation Ecosystem Map
A visualization of the interconnectedness of the various elements that make up an innovation ecosystem, including organizations, individuals, and resources.
A program or organization that helps businesses or ideas to grow quickly by providing intensive support and resources, often over a fixed period of time.
A program or organization that helps new businesses or ideas to develop and grow by providing resources such as funding, workspace, and mentorship.
A system for managing the flow of ideas through the stages of idea generation, evaluation, development, and implementation.
A time-boxed process for rapidly prototyping and testing new ideas, typically involving a cross-functional team working intensively over a short period of time.
A controlled environment in which organizations can test and experiment with new technologies and ideas without the risk of failure.
The values, behaviors, and practices that support and encourage innovation within an organization.
A structured meeting or session that brings together cross-functional teams to generate and evaluate new ideas.
Innovation Maturity Model
A framework that helps organizations assess their current level of innovation and identify areas for improvement.
A systematic review of an organization's innovation processes, capabilities, and outcomes, often with the aim of identifying areas for improvement.
Innovation software is a tool that helps organizations identify and develop new ideas, products, services, or processes to gain competitive advantage.
A technology or infrastructure that enables innovation by providing a common platform for collaboration and development.
The network of organizations, individuals, and resources that support and enable innovation. It includes the interplay between customers, businesses, governments and other stakeholders who influence the development of new products and services.
The process of developing products or services that are affordable and accessible to a wide range of customers, often by using simple and low-cost technologies and design principles.
A type of user who is significantly ahead of the market in adopting new products or services. Leader users are typically knowledgeable in the domain and their insights can help shape future products and services.
The process of developing new ideas through collaboration with external partners, such as customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
A model of collaboration in which the source code of a software product is made available to the public, allowing anyone to use, modify, and distribute the software.
The practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet.
Information that is not generally known or readily ascertainable, is the subject of reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy, and provides a competitive advantage to the owner.
A type of innovation that involves making incremental improvements to an existing product or process in order to maintain its competitive advantage.
The legal rights that protect the creations of the mind, such as inventions, designs, trademarks, and copyrights. They can provide a source of revenue through licensing and royalties.
User innovation is the process of individuals or organizations developing new products or services that meet their own needs, rather than those of the market
How to launch an annual idea challenge?
An annual idea challenge is a competition that encourages employees or other participants to come up with new and creative ideas. Follow these steps to launch a successful annual idea challenge.
Why Remote Work is Good for Innovation
Remote work can spark innovation if you approach it in new ways. Approaches like asynchronous innovation might be the future of work.
10 Brainstorming Techniques to Unleash Your Inner Innovator
Jumpstart your creativity and become more innovative with techniques like the braindump, free association, mind mapping or the 6-3-5 method.
How to use the "Six Thinking Hats" technique to be more Innovative
Generate new ideas, to improve problem-solving, and to make better decisions.
Practical Innovation in Government
This book is a guide to improving government efficiency through front-line-driven change led by supervisors and low-level managers.
Invention and Innovation
Vaclav Smil's latest book looks at the history of human invention and innovation, and why some inventions fail while others become disasters.
The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People
Porcini shows that the key to real, world-changing innovation is to put people first—not only the people we innovate for but also the people who lead the innovation process.
Innovation Leadership in 2023
Innovation leadership in 2023 will require a deep understanding of how to create value through innovation.
Everyone Deserves A Great Manager (with Scott Miller)
Scott Miller is the author of Everyone Deserves A Great Manager. He shares with us the six core principles of effective management. This episode is sponsored by Bambee.com and Skillshare.com.
How To Get Influencer Marketing Right (with Jason Falls)
Jason Falls explains to us the nuances of influencer marketing with tips from his new book Winfluence. We discuss how brands get it wrong, and some strategies for leveraging influence to connect with the people your product or service is designed to help.
Building Your Personal Brand (with Rory Vaden)
Every one of us has a personal brand, or the space that you occupy in their mind. Rory Vaden – co-founder of Brand Builders Group – explains why it matters to everyone regardless of your role in the marketplace. This episode is sponsored by Bambee.com/accidentalcreative.
The Ministry Of Common Sense (with Martin Lindstrom)
Herding Tigers podcast features international best-selling author and consultant Martin Lindstrom. Lindstrom's new book is called The Ministry Of Common Sense. In this interview we discuss creativity, collaboration and how to organize our lives and work.
I Love It Here (with Clint Pulver)
Clint Pulver has spent countless hours undercover inside some of the biggest companies in the world. Pulver shares what employees say about the places they work, and how managers can improve their workplace in simple and practical ways. This episode is sponsored by Policygenius.
Win At Work, Succeed At Life (with Megan Hyatt Miller)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Megan Hyatt Miller, CEO of Michael Hyatt & Co. Miller is the co-author of the new book Win At Work, Succeed At Life. She shares some core principles for finding success in all areas of your life, not just a few.
Developing A Scout Mindset (with Julia Galef)
Julia Galef shares how we can learn to see things more clearly by developing a “scout mindset” Her new book is called The Scout Mindset. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative to schedule your FREE HR audit.
Building An Innovation Stack (with Jim McKelvey)
Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square, a company that has opened a door for small businesses to take credit cards simply and securely. He’s also the author of a new book called The Innovation Stack in which he shares the core principles by which effective companies develop products that resonate deeply in the marketplace.
Developing Fantastic Products (with Phil Libin)
Phil Libin has been a part of and led a number of companies that have created products that changed the way people work. His most recent company is the mission-driven product development studio behind the video service Mmhmm. Libin discusses his philosophy of product design, how to know when it’s time to act on
Digital Body Language (with Erica Dhawan)
When collaborating digitally, there are a different set of rules when collaborating digitally. Formality and informality can be easily confused. Herding Tigers podcast is sponsored by Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.
Dream First, Details Later (with Ellen Marie Bennett)
Ellen Marie Bennett is the founder of Hedley & Bennett, a company that makes aprons and kitchen gear worn by many of the world’s best chefs and home cooks. In this interview, we discuss Ellen's new book Dream First, Details Later and principles that anyone with an idea can apply to bring it into the world for
Why Do You Want What You Want? (with Luke Burgis)
In his new book Wanting, Luke Burgis draws on the work of French polymath René Girard to reveal how it shapes our lives and societies. In this interview, we discuss the nature of mimetic desire, how it affects everything from creating to collaboration.
Making Work More Effortless (with Greg McKeown)
Greg McKeown is here to help us sort through how to make our work more effortless. His new book is called Effortless. Get started get started right now with a free $75 job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative.
Big Little Breakthroughs (with Josh Linkner)
The Accidental Creative is part of the Airwave Media network. Today's episode is sponsored by Skillshare.me. Explore your creativity at Skillshare and get a free trial of Premium Membership.
Staying Mentally Healthy At Work (with Jim Harter)
Gallup's Chief Workplace Scientist, Jim Harter, discusses wellbeing in the workplace. Harter's new book, "Wellbeing at Work," explores the five key elements of wellbeing. Leaders and managers must support mental health and cultivate resilience in employees.
Time To Re-think Your Rituals
Brilliant performers often have rituals or practices that they fall back on to help them perform consistently at their peak. The danger of rituals is that they can remain in your schedule long after they have stopped serving their purpose. Here are a few suggestions for shaking up your rituals before they stall your progress.
How Music Affects Your Creativity (with Will Henshall)
Will Henshall is the founding member of the band Londonbeat and the founder of http://focusatwill.com (FocusAtWill) In this conversation, we discuss how different personality types perform better when utilizing different sonic environments.
A/J Jackson of Saint Motel
A/J Jackson is the lead singer for the international platinum-selling band Saint Motel. He is also the founder of AVIEW, a new eyewear brand that offers shades in every hue of the rainbow. On this episode, we discuss creative process, practices, and how to know when an idea is right.
Decoding Greatness (with Ron Friedman)
Ron Friedman shares insights about how we can reverse engineer greatness of those we admire with tips from his new book Decoding Greatness. This episode is sponsored by Bambee.com/accidentalcreative right now to schedule your FREE HR audit.
Bold vs. Brave Work, and 3 Elements of Brilliance
Todd Henry discusses the difference between bold creative work and brave creative work. He also discusses the three core elements of brilliant work that he shared in his talk at Leadercast this week: Skills, Experience, and Motivation. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com.
How Reading Affects Creativity (with Jeff Brown)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Jeff Brown, author of the new book Read To Lead. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a one-month free trial of Premium Membership.
Die Empty Part 1: Three Modes Of Work
This week we begin a new series covering Todd Henry's 2013 book Die Empty. For each of the next nine episodes, we will be discussing a core principle from the book and how it applies to life and work. Today we discuss the three modes of work, and why each is important.
Oliver Burkeman on 4,000 Weeks
The average person lives about 4,000 weeks. Oliver Burkeman's new book is the instant NY Times Best-seller. We discuss existential overwhelm, the efficiency trap, and how to reclaim a little bit of sanity in a world obsessed with better, faster, more.
Die Empty Part 2: Define Your Battles
This is the second part of a nine part series on Todd Henry's book Die Empty. In this episode, we look at the effect that aimlessness can have on your day to day work. Part three and four of this series will be available only to AC Premium subscribers.
How To Market Your Creative Work (with John Jantsch)
John Jantsch has been teaching small business owners and freelancers how to market for decades. He shares a simple framework for helping the world experience your work and growing your influence. His new book is called The Ultimate Marketing Engine.
Find Your Red Thread (with Tamsen Webster)
How do you share your idea in a way that it will resonate with your intended audience? Tamsen Webster shares how you can find the through-line that makes your idea resonate. Her new book is called Find Your Red Thread.
Get Different (with Mike Michalowicz)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Mike Michalowicz, author of the new book Get Different. He shares specific strategies for standing out from the crowd. Get ad-free episodes and bonuses with AC Premium.
A Minute To Think (with Juliet Funt)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Juliet Funt, author of new book A Minute To Think. Juliet explains why white space is so important and how to incorporate more of it into your calendar and life.
The Long Game (with Dorie Clark)
We live in a short-term thinking world. Many people want immediate results, and as a result they fail to make the necessary investments to reap long-term rewards. Dorie Clark is the author of a new book called The Long Game. She helps us understand how to cultivate a mindset that focuses on achieving long term results.
Achieving Peak Mind (with Amishi Jha)
Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. She shares how anyone can better hone their attention and train their mind to operate at its best consistently.
How To Begin (with Michael Bungay Stanier)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest author of How To Begin, Rhodes Scholar and successful consultant. Author shares a practical, step-by-step method for moving your big ideas forward. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com and Headspace.
The Widest Net (with Pamela Slim)
Pamela Slim shares a simple framework for getting your work into the world and connecting with those who are likely to love it. Slim shares her new book The Widest Net, which shares a framework for connecting your work with your ideal customers.
3 Ways To Seek Simplicity in 2022
In this episode, we share three ways to seek simplicity in your life and work in 2022: Processes Expectations Assumptions. Get a worksheet to help you apply this framework. Get ad-free and bonus episodes of The Daily Creative with AC Premium.
Creative Bravery in 2022
We need radical bravery in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, and in our politics. Organizations need leaders committed to cultivating a culture of bravery. Society needs more people to cultivate brave, empathetic relationships with people who think differently from them.
Developing Creative Confidence
The number one struggle that many teams I work with have is a lack of creative confidence, whether in presenting ideas or taking risks. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com/creative. Please support the show by subscribing to http://acpremium.me.
Questions To Ask When You're Stuck
A set of questions have been used in various situations to jog new creative thoughts about stubborn problems. The questions can be used on your own but are especially valuable in the context of a team. Choose a project you’re stuck on, and ask these questions: Is an assumption in the way? What is the worst-case scenario
The Confident Mind (with Dr. Nate Zinsser)
Dr. Nate Zinsser is a West Point professor and author of the new book The Confident Mind. We discuss how confidence affects everything from creativity to collaboration and career choices. This episode is sponsored by http://wix.com/accidentalcreative.
Chatter (with Dr. Ethan Kross)
Dr. Ethan Kross teaches about the nature of chatter and what we can do about it. His new book is called Chatter. Get ad-free and bonus episodes with http://acpremium.me/ (AC Premium)
Creative Elements (with Jay Clouse)
Jay Clouse is the host of the Creative Elements podcast where he interviews creative pros about how they do what they do. In this episode, we discuss the nature of creating under pressure and how to carve a unique career path that is gratifying and valuable to others.