open innovation

How IBM Learned To Love Open Technology

When Lou Gerstner first arrived at IBM as CEO in 1993, he brought a gripe with him from his time running American Express, one of Big Blue’s largest customers. As he wrote in his memoir, Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?, it became central to his transformation of the company.

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What You Don't Know about Crowdsourcing and Why They Often Fail?

Innovation is hard, it is not about getting the idea at all, it is about managing ideas. So you’ve have a few great ideas, so what? There is a lot of art and science behind moving ideas along corporate decision chain as well as managing unknowns. I remember I used to teach an in-house program for my strategists on “managing the unknowns.” These MBAs struggle with not finding enough data points and as a result stuck in the innovation process. How often these big world changing ideas came from people with MBAs?

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Customer-inventors: the Next Step in Open Innovation

by: Matt Rhodes

An article in the current edition of the McKinsey Quarterly looks at Open Innovation, the way that some companies conduct their innovation externally, rather than it being a proprietary and internal process.

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Brand New Big Shit. It All Started Today for Apple.

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Importing and Exporting Ideas from Different Marketplaces

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Innovation Playbook - Is There an Innovation Glass Ceiling?

by: Idris Mootee

I wanted to post the second part of slides
today but I am in Chicago this week and have no access to my other Thinkpad. So
I will just write about it and follow up with the slides next week.

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Exploring Adjacent Sector Innovation Requires External Provocateurs

by: Idris Mootee

I finally got some time today to visit our new office. I really like
this space as it has three sides of window in a very hip area. We were
trying to visualize how all our innovation space should come together
and what to do with each "innovation playroom". Here are some photos. I

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SteelCase Talks Design Virtually

by: C. Sven Johnson

About a week ago I was lucky enough to get myself logged into Second
Life to attend a question & answer session with representatives
from Steelcase, the office
furniture manufacturer. Unfortunately there won’t be an audio posted
online, so I thought I’d post a couple of things I wrote down at the
conclusion of the meeting and share them here; mostly for the benefit
of any Industrial Designers that might surf through. But don’t quote

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joint innovation presentation at INSEAD

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Draft Business Model Innovation Manual (beta version)

by: Alexander Osterwalder

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