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July 24, 2018

Let’s figure how to measure progress toward innovation

Summary:

We’re going to try something new this week. Our CTO, Joe Estes, has built some exceptional chat capabilities into our Innovator’s Edge platform, and I’d like to see if we can’t use them to jointly make progress on a crucial topic: How do we measure our progress toward innovation? How do we kill bad ideas as quickly (and inexpensively) as possible while making sure the good ideas get identified and nurtured and produce the biggest possible wins for the company? 

Our mantra at ITL is, “Nobody is as smart as everybody,” so we’d like to get everybody involved in the discussion, which will be guided by a powerhouse group of experts on the topic and which will last for at least the next week. To join us, if you aren’t already a registered user of IE, just click here and enroll. (It’s quick and free.) Then click here to go directly to the group, called “KPIs: How to Use Analytics to Measure and Drive Innovation.” Click join group and join the conversation.

Please let me know at paul@insurancethoughtleadership.com if you have any problems or questions.

We’ll be joined by:

Michael Schrage, a researcher at the MIT Media Lab and a prolific author on innovation.

Amy Radin, who has a distinguished career at several financial services firms, including as CMO at AXA, and who is the author of the forthcoming “The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company.”

Guy Fraker, ITL’s chief innovation officer, whose decades in the insurance industry include some of the most successful innovation programs yet produced.

Much more detail on our guides, plus materials that are the basis for the discussion, are available inside IE.

I think this will be a great discussion. I hope you’ll join us.

Paul Carroll
Editor-in-Chief

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About the Author

Paul Carroll is the editor-in-chief of Insurance Thought Leadership. He is also co-author of Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years and the author of a best-seller on IBM, published in 1993. Carroll spent 17 years at the Wall Street Journal as an editor and reporter; he was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. He later was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

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