This is why hackathons are essentially useless

A lot of work is put into ideas that never make it past the day of the event.

Hackathons are a perfect example of “innovation theatre”. Have path for “after the Hackathon” and drive things though. Keep reading here.

IMD Business School: A Short Video Series on the Business Model Canvas

Two videos from IMD Business School on the Business Model Canvas.

Alex Osterwalder runs through the tool as well as the common pitfalls when it comes to innovation. Got interested? Follow this link!

Innovation Portfolio Management – Principles Before Tools

Innovation managers need to build frameworks that are useful for making decisions.

Without that basis in strategy, any portfolio map is an academic waste of time at best, and innovation theatre at worst. Keep reading here.

Why The Government Isn’t A Bigger Version Of A Startup

Innovation activities in government agencies most often result in innovation theater.

While these activities shape and build culture, they don’t win wars, and rarely deliver shippable or deployable products. Read the story here.

Why Your Organization Needs an Innovation Ecosystem

Building an innovation ecosystem requires developing capabilities for exploring new ideas, experimentation, accepting failure, and working with external partners.

Leveraging talent both inside and outside of the company, is the best way to respond to a competitive, ever-changing environment. Folllow this link to read the full story.

Placing more women in C-suite roles encourages innovation

Recent research suggests that more women in top jobs equals greater innovation for firms.

A theory suggests that creativity flourishes when a diverse group of people works together. Keep reading here.

Why Is Productivity Down When Innovation Is Way Up—And What Do We Do About It?

We need to make significant investments into our innovation infrastructure.

It’s time to upgrade. Read full story here.

Corporate innovation labs: Source of innovation or marketing hype?

Innovation theatre is real.

We need to go beyond efficiency innovation and apply explore and exploit model. Keep reading here.

The State Of Innovation

Rita McGrath & Alex Osterwalder discuss the state of innovation as they see it in companies across Europe and the USA.

The past, present, and the future of innovation in large organization. Hey, no reading – 9 minutes video here.

Yes, Your Company Is Actually Discouraging Innovation

Three common mistakes that discourage innovation and necessitate correction.

Time for innovation often means time away from an employee’s day-to-day activities. 4 minutes to invest to read full story here.