open innovation

Innovative Companies Must Excel at Partnering

by: John Caddell

There's a fascinating interview at Harvard Business School Working Knowledge with HBS professor Alan MacCormack, covering innovation and how it's moving away from Corporate R&D and into a collaborative web of partnering & alliances. (You can find a working paper on the subject here.)

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Professor Henry Chesbrough on Open Innovation and Open Business Models

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Innovation's Social Externalities

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On Gary Hamel's 'The Future of Management' part 5 - Final thoughts

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Free Radical Tregs and Staples

by: C. Sven Johnson

I recently used the scientific term “free radical” to describe a blogger whose writing I enjoy. I used that descriptor to mean someone who doesn’t think about issues and problems the way others studying them might. It is, in my opinion, a very designer thing; and I don’t mean that in the applied arts context.

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General Mills embraces open innovation

by: Dominic Basulto

In order to breathe more life into its stable of consumer brands, General Mills is embracing a new strategy of open innovation. The company hopes to follow in the footsteps of companies such as Kraft and P&G, who are at the forefront of the open innovation movement.

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The Economist and Project Red Stripe

by: Dominic Basulto

The Economist has caught the innovation bug -- as part of Project Red Stripe, a team of Economist staff members are assembling some of the best ideas from around the Web in order to generate innovative new ideas for the magazine:

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Ten Questions with Marti Nyman

by: Guy Kawasaki

Screenshot_1.pngMarti Nyman is “director of global innovation networks” for Best Buy. This means that his job is to find leading-edge, cool stuff for Best Buy—and yes, he gets paid to do this.

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Open Innovation and Alliances

by: John Caddell

It goes without saying that alliances are crucial to an open innovation strategy. By tapping into other organizations for some part of your product, you require structures, agreements and management of those other organizations.

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Awaiting User Innovation in Business Software Markets

by: John Caddell

There's an increasing interest in user-driven innovation, and how this phenomenon can be leveraged in other industries.

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