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“Open Services Innovation” by Henry Chesbrough – by Paul Hobcraft

Chesbrough is back with a new book on open innovation, this time extending the open paradigm to services. Paul Hobcraft goes past the sub-title “Rethinking your business to grow and compete in a new era”, in search of the real news.


My thoughts on Innovation by Jorge Barba

What is innovation management to you?

Whether it’s satisfying customer’s existing needs in a new way or completely surprising them with something they’d never imagine they needed, to me innovation management is simply a systematic process of creating new products and services that deliver superior value to a market.


The Value of Perseverance by Steve Koss

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” — Thomas Foxwell Buxton

To chart the course in the whitewaters of business and life we need a life vest. One such vest to keep you afloat in the high seas is ‘perseverance.’ There are too many people in this world doing things they hate. Two primary reasons for this is lack of passion and perseverance.


Qu’est-ce que l’Open data ? – Les grands principes by bluenove

Alors que la Ville de Paris a frappé un grand coup en annonçant qu’elle « ouvrirait » prochainement certaines de ses données, rejoignant ainsi le club encore restreint des villes précurseurs dans le domaine, je vous propose une série d’articles consacrés à l’ouverture des données, ou ‘Open Data’, et à ses enjeux.

Designing as sensemaking by Guido Stompff

Design thinking and sensemaking: two notions that recently receive more and more managerial and business attention. For most these two notions may seem to have little in common. But some years ago, based on a research I conducted, I came to believe that designing –and therefore also design thinking-  is about sensemaking, and sensemaking is about designing

Frog Design: Flying Blind in the Free Info Economy by Ben Mcallister

How can design principles help fix the mess around all this free data we give out everyday?

A few years ago, my friend Jeff was enjoying a celebratory dinner with his wife and parents at an Italian restaurant in Austin. The waiter stopped by to ask how everyone was enjoying their food.

My secret sauce for building online communities by Arne van Oosterom

A short while ago I gave a lecture at the Linköping University Sweden. I thought I should share it here… since this is the place I learned so much about it.

Still Sundays by Annie Q. Syed

If you would like to know what Still Sundays is about, please take a quick gander here and just read the third paragraph. Thanks.

How to Foster Innovation Through Diverse Workgroups by Eric Markowitz via Ralph-Ohr

Diverse teams in your organization can produce better results for your company. Here’s how to incorporate diversity—and individuality—to create a more innovative business.

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When The Future is Open and Global… – by Stefan Lindegaard – 15inno

I have decided to look further on the ideas of Hamel and his colleagues through an open innovation perspective and combine this with my belief that the future of innovation – and perhaps business in general – will be open and global.


Are You Killing Innovation in Your Company (Without Even Knowing It)? by Holly G. Green – Blogging Innovation

I agree that we need to train our leaders better on how to manage innovation. And we could certainly allocate more money and resources in that direction. But it can start with an even simpler approach of identifying and eliminating all the different ways we unintentionally shut down good ideas with the way we talk. Of course, this does require we become aware of our own thinking process and reasons for our auto responses first.


Mapping Customer Experience Excellence

10 Steps to Customer Journey Mapping – by Arne van Oosterom – Blogging Innovation

A product or service is merely a means to an end. The real deeper value lies in the story attached. I don’t want to own a coffee maker – I need to wake up early with a little help from a cup of coffee. I don’t want to use a train – I want to get home to my wife and children. I don’t want to go to a store and buy a stereo set – I just want to listen to my favorite rock music when I’m home, it makes me unwind after work.


Reverse Innovation: How Designing for Emerging Economies Brings Benefits Back Homeby Andrea Meyer – Working Knowledge

Story: GE Healthcare sells sophisticated medical imaging devices around the world. Historically, they have sold these high-end machines in emerging economies like India. But only 10% of Indian hospitals can afford a $10,000 ECG machine. Reaching the other 90% of the market takes more than simply cutting a few costs. It requires radical innovation and an in-depth understanding of local conditions.

Two Thinking Tips for Leaders – by Paul Sloane – BQF Innovation

If you run a company then you are probably burdened with a plethora of troubles.  You have all sorts of headaches, problems and surprises to sort out every day.  It is hard to stand back and focus on the big strategic issues – but that is exactly what you have to do.  Here are a couple of thinking exercises to help you approach the challenge afresh


Connecting Ideas is the Fundamental Creative Act in Innovation – by Tim Kastelle – Innovation Leadership Network

In this week’s class we talked about Jeff Bezos’ TED talk. When I think about innovation, to me the central part of the process is connecting ideas. As I keep emphasising, once we’ve done this, we then have to work like crazy to execute them well, and to get them to spread. But we need to start with great ideas, and we get these by making novel connections. I like this talk because there are several great examples of the importance of connecting in innovation.


Project Management for Innovation Professionals… by Paul Williams – Think For A Change, LLC Blog

If you’ve followed along here for any real duration, you’ll know that I sit at the intersection of innovation management and project management….literally.  I earn my living as both a Project Manager and as an Innovation Manager.  You’ll also know that my preferred (and recommended) method for converting ideas into reality that also meets a need (my definition of innovation) is the discipline and process found in the generally accepted practices of project management.

The New Normal – By Dwayne Spradlin – PERSPECTIVES ON INNOVATION

As 21st century leaders you may well be faced with challenges that have never been witnessed before. As open innovation continues to evolve within and outside the organization, it will have profound effects on your organizations, society, and all of us as individuals. Oh brave new world. Embrace it!

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Good readings last week


Different people, some facts, our reflections and , who knows, some inspiration!



Accelerating Innovation by Andrea Meyer

Accelerate innovation by finding an analogous solution from a different industry.


Culture Quiz by Marty Neumeier, author of The Designful Company

Transformation is in the air. Business leaders across industries are recognizing that “old school” management isn’t up to the task of nonstop innovation.


How to Make Your Organization Understand Open Innovation: Lesson from General Mills by Stefan Lindegaard

Changing the culture is one of the most difficult tasks when it comes to open innovation.


Island of misfit ideas by Jeffrey Phillips

 Do you remember the annual Christmas special about the island of misfit toys, where Rudolph ends up because he doesn’t “fit in” with the other reindeer?


Rummage for Relief by Elizabeth Leuthner

Choose between a lot of good posts!


The future directions at Parsons, the School of Design Strategies by Arne van Oosterom

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