Top 10 Innovation Links for the Week of 1.15.16

By Arwen Heredia | Crowdsourcing
January 19, 2016

Welcome to Spigit’s weekly roundup of innovation links, where we feature a carefully curated selection of our favorite content on innovation, crowdsourcing, and more from around the web. Here are 10 new discoveries from this past week.

1. How David Bowie’s Continual Innovation and Rebranding is an Inspiration for the Business World

Who it’s from: Wales Online

The skinny: Dyan Jones-Evans discusses the late David Bowie’s legacy of innovation and creativity, which has had an amazing impact in so many ways during the last half a century.

2. Ready, Set, Innovate

Who it’s from: Entrepreneur

The skinny: Are you closing yourself off to great ideas that you may have overlooked? Check out these 8 Do’s and Don’ts to find out.

3. The Art of Innovation: Dimis Michaelides at TEDxGramercy

Who it’s from: TED

The skinny: Recognizing the multidimensional nature of innovation and with a touch of magic, Dimis calls for action at different levels to embed innovation in the DNA of organizations.

4. CIOs turn focus to driving innovation and change in 2016

Who it’s from: CIO Magazine

The skinny: The role of CIO will become more important to driving innovation in 2016. CIOs will have to spend less time in the detail of the technology and more time leading the discussion on how IT can enable new business models, products, and services.

5. 9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity

Who it’s from: Inc.

The skinny: Innovation isn’t a magic trick. Here are 9 TED talks featuring Steven Johnson on “Where Good Ideas Come From,” Simon Sinek on “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” and more.

6. Becoming More Innovative In 2016: Innovation Resolutions

Who it’s from: Forbes

The skinny: Bill Fischer interviews several innovation experts to get their advice on behavioral change in order to be more innovative in 2016.

7. Note to CIOs: Focus on Innovation, Not Just Operations

Who it’s from: ComputerWorld

The skinny: Katherine Noyes discusses how the role of CIOs is changing and how not adapting to the change could negatively affect the career of some CIOs.

8. Without Basic Knowledge, Innovation Fails (Op-Ed)

Who it’s from: LiveScience

The skinny: Vikram Jandhyala talks about how basic knowledge plays a central role in how innovation happens.

9. Open Innovation Demands Partnerships, Alliances, Mergers

Who it’s from: UBJ Innovate

The skinny: Blaine Childress discusses open innovation and how it has provided important examples of how talent connections produce value greater than either party could achieve alone.

10. How Innovation Became a Whim

Who it’s from: Forbes

The skinny: Henry Doss, author of ‘The Rainforest Scorecard’ — which provides a guide to the measurement of innovation in organizations — discusses what he means by ‘innovation became a whim’. “It is impossible to be or become an innovative organization unless and until the issue of culture is your first priority.”

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