Enjoy it! Why Open Innovation is Not for Small Companies by Stefan Lindegaard It is difficult to find good cases on how smaller companies have engaged with open innovation. It is also difficult to give strong advice on how such companies should engage with open innovation. Open Innovation’s Challenge: Letting Go Is Hard To […]
Why Open Innovation is Not for Small Companies by Stefan Lindegaard
It is difficult to find good cases on how smaller companies have engaged with open innovation. It is also difficult to give strong advice on how such companies should engage with open innovation.
Open Innovation’s Challenge: Letting Go Is Hard To Do by Joel West
Open-source software provides an important example of how companies can leverage external sources of innovation. In practice, however, big high-tech companies often have a difficult time collaborating and sharing control.
Staying Innovative While Growing by Tim Kastelle
Google Australia lost two key people over the past couple of weeks – Lars Rasmussen, one of the developers of Google Maps and Google Wave, and Kate Vale, their first employee in Australia. It seems like the main motivation in both cases was the possibly premature death of Wave, but Vale made some comments that are instructive:
About one year ago, I started engaging in discussions on ‘innovation’ via Twitter. As a physicist, used to work in product/innovation management for technology-based companies, my understanding of innovation was: creating value for the customer by leveraging technology development.
Is innovation a matter of will? By Jorge Barba
Most of the discussion around innovation revolves around strategies, tactics and the abilities organizations need to develop to do so, but not much is said about an organizations starting point: purpose.
Using design thinking to improve a homelessness service by
The Housing Option Centre in Lewisham is the council’s front facing service providing support and advice for people dealing with homelessness across the borough. The service works alongside SHIP which works specifically with homelessness amongst single people. In both cases, we are dealing with customers in difficult high stress situations who either have nowhere to live or are worried that they might become homeless.
160yr old “start-up” by Deborah Mills-Scofield
160yr old privately family held old-line industry packaging company innovates their business model, management’s role, the value chain and becomes a recognized market leader and cool place to work.
What can media companies learn from “open innovation”? by Rob O’Regan
The practice of “open innovation” involves using a variety of resources – customers, competitors, partners, employees or even (gasp) academics – to divine new ways to grow your business, particularly through the licensing or use of technology.
Thinking About Open Design by Roland Harwood and David Simoes-Brown
“Open-source software is one thing, but would you fly in an open-source aircraft?”
This question was posed late last year at a gathering of senior design professionals in London. It was couched as a counterargument to the rise of open design and such companies as 99 designs and Quirky that offer low-cost, crowd-sourced design
Have a nice week!
Those are special to me! And to you? Take a look! The Rising Underemployment Rate and its Emotional Impact by Steve Nguyen In a previous post called The Cost of Unemployment, I wrote about the toll, on health and well-being, that unemployment had on people. One aspect of unemployment that rarely gets mentioned is underemployment. Gallup defines […]
Those are special to me! And to you? Take a look!
The Rising Underemployment Rate and its Emotional Impact by Steve Nguyen
In a previous post called The Cost of Unemployment, I wrote about the toll, on health and well-being, that unemployment had on people.
One aspect of unemployment that rarely gets mentioned is underemployment. Gallup defines underemployment as people who are “unemployed or working part-time but wanting full-time work” (Jacobe, 2010, para. 3). According to the latest Gallup poll, the underemployment rate is at a staggering 20% as of March 15, 2010, compared to the 9.7% unemployment rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
#Innovation = changing things by Jorge Barba
When I was younger and went with my parents to all family get togethers all the grown ups would sit at a table and talk/rant about politics (you get the picture!). My mom would ask me why I didn’t go and sit with my dad so that I could learn something, to which my response was:
Open Innovation Perspectives for Executives, Innovation Leaders and Employees by Stefan Lindegaard
As I prepare for a couple of workshops in the coming weeks, I have the opportunity to think about how to prepare different messages for three different groups of stakeholders within a company; executives, innovation leaders and other employees working with innovation.
Preparing for the Unknown by Andrea Meyer
Story: What will the web look like in 20 years? Stuart Miniman of the Office of the CTO at EMC Corporation asked me to contribute my thoughts on this, as part of EMC’s ON magazine celebration of the web’s 20th anniversary.
The Art of Good Decision Making by Mitch Ditkoff
What follows is the second in a series of postings by leadership maven, Barry Gruenberg, the newest member of the Idea Champions team.
The Law of Attraction is a Dangerous Delusion by Paul Sloane
One of the biggest bandwagons that has rolled through the self-help community in recent years is the so-called Law of Attraction (LoA). This claims that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Before I explain why I believe that this is not a law, not true, and not helpful, let me differentiate the LoA from some associated but different self-help concepts that actually do work.
How You Define a Problem Determines if You Can Solve It by Tim Kastelle
How we define things is incredibly important. I’ve been reminded of this almost constantly this week. Here are some examples:
- I was talking with a friend of mine over the weekend about using social media to improve the flow of ideas within an organisation. She is a high-ranking manager in a very large organisation, and she was curious to hear about this blog, and about how John and I have used it as a communication tool
Design Thinking: Everywhere and Nowhere,… by Kevin McCullagh
It’s a sign of the times when The Economist, the house journal of the global business elite, holds a conference in London on ‘design thinking’ (official Big Rethink site here). Having attended the conference, produced in association with The Design Council and held over 11-12 March, I was left wondering one thing: why is design thinking such a hot topic with business leaders, given that it leaves so many designers cold?
Thinking About Open Design By Roland Harwood and David Simoes-Brown
“Open-source software is one thing, but would you fly in an open-source aircraft?”
This question was posed late last year at a gathering of senior design professionals in London. It was couched as a counterargument to the rise of open design and such companies as 99 designs and Quirky that offer low-cost, crowd-sourced design.
Good readings! Have a nice weekend!
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