Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

Five Innovation Talent Reflections

I have been reading some interesting articles recently on talents; how to spot them and how to develop them in a fast-changing world. Here you get five reflections on this in the context of innovation: Continue reading

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Are we making progress in Open Innovation?

I had an interesting session with a group of corporate innovators last week. The topic was open innovation and as we went through the key takeaways and reflections one of the participants stopped up and asked out loud: “The internal issues are the most important. Just as they were two years ago. Not much has changed. Do we not have any progress on open innovation?” Continue reading

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Innovation Lessons from Tesla and Elon Musk

Last month, Tesla Motors announced that they are opening up their patents to anyone, who in good faith, wants to use their technology. This enforces my belief that although intellectual property rights are still important in the world of innovation, the value is decreasing. One reason is the fast pace of change, which… Continue reading

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Getting Innovation Backwards

A small team of corporate innovators wonders why they are in trouble with their innovation initiatives. As we dive into a discussion on this, the reasons for this become quite obvious. Continue reading

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40 Examples of Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing

What are the differences and similarities on open innovation between B2B and B2C companies? This is a question I often run into during my talks and consulting engagements. Here you get some of my views. Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing = Marketing or Innovation?

When companies tap into the crowd in the right way, they can reap lots of benefits. They are primarily focused on innovation and marketing and while many believe (myself included) that the “proper” form of crowdsourcing leans towards the innovation benefits, we do see lots of initiatives that are more about marketing than innovation. Continue reading

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Build a Stronger Innovation Culture by Embracing Failure

I have recently written a white paper on how to build a stronger innovation culture by embracing failure. Unfortunately, I cannot offer a clear solution, toolbox or blueprint on how companies can do this and one major reason for this is that most — if not all — companies are very reluctant to share their failures and how they approach them and learn from them. Continue reading

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