Category: Insight

Imagine an organisation where anything is possible – and then make it so

This article recently ran on Raconteur.net as part of a Times supplement on Enterprise Agility.Fans of science fiction will know that in the future almost anything is possible. Whether it’s neural laces for human-to-computer communication, phasers set to stun or kill, sentient spaceships, depressed androids or interplanetary travel at beyond the speed of light, sci-fi… Read more »

Innovation and failure – from words to deeds

We came across this post by Boston-based innovation consultant Eugene Ivanov earlier this week, and loved it so much we asked if we could re-post it here. What did we love so? Eugene’s wholly practical approach to the question of failure. So much of the current rhetoric is about celebrating, embracing and accepting failure, but… Read more »

Wondering about using innovation software? A few things to think about

Photo by Tachina Lee on Unsplash Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. It’s a confusing old world out there sometimes. Innovation software, idea management platforms, crowdsourcing platforms, open innovation tools – it’s hard to know whether you… Read more »

‘Innovation managers have to be politically savvy street-fighters’ – notes from the Front End of Innovation

I’m suffering from information overload right now, having spent most of last week at the Front End of Innovation conference having interesting conversations with inspiring people. As ever, there were some key recurring themes around innovation (discussed in previous posts), but I picked up some interesting additional dimensions, met some great people, and learned some completely new… Read more »

Does size matter? Building your innovation community

building your innovation community - Solverboard blog

  Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. A question our customers often ask is ‘how many Solvers do I need on my Solverboard team to make it successful?’ The short and infuriating answer, of course, is ‘it… Read more »

How to make a success of innovation in your organisation

Please note: in February 2018 Solverboard for Business became Solverboard Work, and Solverboard Open became Solverboard World. Find out more about these changes here. While we’d love to think that all you need to get innovation projects up and running in your organisation is to start using Solverboard, we know that it’s a bit more… Read more »

Why Marlon Brando is a clue to workplace creativity

I’ve been interviewing innovation professionals over the last few months for a series of articles I’m calling ‘Innovation Conversations’, and one thing they all agree on is that anyone can be a creative thinker. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what job you do, or whether you’re an extravert or an intravert, you are capable… Read more »

Adapt to the market, or shape it?

An interesting piece by Greg Satell on Harvard Business Review this week, arguing that what ensures companies’ survival isn’t being able to adapt to changing market conditions, but actually shaping those changes in the market through preparation and investment. He gives the example of Microsoft, which has not been eradicated by its failure to adapt… Read more »

Barack Obama – a man who knows his tech

A short post this week as we’re really busy working on some exciting developments here at Solverboard: Solverboard Social, our sponsorship of Social Media Week South West, and lots more. So we’re just going to point you to a great interview with Barack Obama, MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, and Scott Dadich from WIRED…. Read more »

Technology, convergence and innovation

Some interesting thoughts this week here at Solverboard about technology and convergence. It all started with Anil Dash’s article on Medium which argues that there is no such thing as a technology industry any more. Anil’s point is that with technology underpinning almost every aspect of our lives, both professional and personal, it no longer… Read more »