Board of Innovation https://www.boardofinnovation.com WE MAKE CORPORATES INNOVATE LIKE STARTUPS Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:06:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Forget “yes but”, use “yes and” instead. 3 key lessons for (social) entrepreneurship https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/10/18/3-key-lessons-for-social-entrepreneurship/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:31 +0000 https://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13985 Let me start by introducing myself: I’m Anneleen, Design Thinking Lead at Board of Innovation. Throughout my professional career, I have repeatedly been asked: Isn’t Design Thinking just common sense? What is it that makes Design Thinking so different from other innovation approaches?   I recently had the privilege to support NGO’s in setting up a social enterprise. Together with ... Read More

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How to Hire an Innovation Manager https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/09/28/hire-an-innovation-manager-hiring-guide-interview-form/ Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:56:01 +0000 https://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13970 Definition & job description First of all, who is an Innovation Manager? By comparing multiple vacancies, job titles, and buzzwords, we’ve come up with the following overall definition: The Innovation Manager is the person that leads the research into strategic future business opportunities for a company. More specifically, she/he has to blend 3 main mindsets, HR-, tech- and business-related. In ... Read More

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Why I knew I was right for a job that didn’t exist yet (and how I got it) https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/09/08/a-job-that-didnt-exist-yet/ Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:30:24 +0000 https://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13803 Ugh, today. You need to fit in. You need a degree in something respectable. You need to have a good job. Also respectable. Or you fold under the Silicon-Valley-unicorn-disrupt pressure and launch your own startup. But what if you don’t want to fit in? I’m Julie de la Kethulle de Ryhove and I’ve always gone against the grain (just look ... Read More

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10 steps to build awesome business ideas https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/08/24/10-steps-to-build-awesome-business-ideas/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:13:34 +0000 https://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13776 We get managers complain to us quite often that they are submerged by hundreds of ideas, and that these ideas their employees come up with are not tangible enough and are communicated poorly. Hence, they can’t take action on those ideas. On the other side, when we speak to employees, they often complain that the ideas they give to their ... Read More

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16 cognitive biases that can kill your decision making https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/08/02/16-cognitive-biases-that-kill-innovative-thinking/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:26:11 +0000 https://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13725 The purpose of this article is to discuss several key cognitive biases and their effects on decision making within strategic innovation management as well as how to minimize their effects so that team members can contribute optimally to the fuzzy innovation process. They are essential in understanding and managing appropriately to ensure your innovation outputs are most suitable to your ... Read More

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The Innovation Matrix – A tool to define the Innovation Strategy that best fits your company https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/07/25/innovation-matrix-tool-to-define-your-innovation-strategy/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:21:37 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13623 Over the past 9 years, Board of Innovation has supported many large organizations in designing and executing a wide range of innovation initiatives. Now, navigating through all these different formats is not always easy. Multiple times, we’ve been asked by innovation managers questions like ‘What is the best innovation initiative for our organization?’ or ‘How do others tackle this problem?’. ... Read More

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When to apply Lean Startup and/or Design Thinking https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/07/18/lean-startup-versus-design-thinking/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:21 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13583 Design Thinking and Lean Startup have become a part of any innovation enthusiast’s jargon. These relatively new methodologies are being used by corporates as well as startups to structure and de-risk their innovation activities. Inspired by success stories such as Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Google, companies are increasingly looking to Design Thinking and Lean Startup for answers. In order to find ... Read More

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How to Make Money With An App (and other business model ideas to explore) https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/07/17/how-to-make-money-app-business-model-ideas/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:49:47 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13597 (this post is a summary of the Keynote presentation I did at the European Innovation Academy) Since we launched our consultancy years ago, I must have guided close to 1000 corporate start-ups. Of course, I guided some just for a day, while others were for six months or more! One topic that I regularly covered in these consultancy tracks & accelerator programs ... Read More

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10 Questions to prove that you can run a Design Sprint today https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/07/14/run-a-design-sprint-today/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:27:42 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13588 At the time we’re writing this post, we’ve run more than 20 design sprints for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations. We’ve experienced an increasing interest and experience around design sprints, and our clients are well aware of it. Many innovation practitioners know the overall structure and objectives of these kinds of innovation programs. Yet, we receive a huge amount of ... Read More

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Internet of Things will make you live longer! https://www.boardofinnovation.com/blog/2017/06/30/iot-will-make-you-live-longer/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:54:39 +0000 http://www.boardofinnovation.com/?p=13564 The healthcare industry, just like the manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and many other industries, has not been spared by the IoT revolution. IoT applications could force a shift in healthcare from an illness-centered system to a wellness-centered system. In this scenario, healthcare wouldn’t just cure people but increasingly and preventatively care about people. If IoT can fasten this process, the future of healthcare ... Read More

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