Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

Be Competitively Unpredictable!

Competitively unpredictable: two words that spell the key to success in today’s fast paced, highly competitive business arena. Continue reading

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Are B2B Companies Slower Adaptors of Open Innovation?

As I am about to do an open innovation session for a B2B company, I got to think about this question once again and since it works well for a good discussion, let me start out with a couple of remarks.. Continue reading

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Yes, Innovation Is Messy!

Today, innovation happens fast and the outcome is not always fully prepared for the customers. We see this fairly often within the IT industry and this is also the case with mobile payments at Starbucks.. Continue reading

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Does Your Incentive Program Reward Results or Behaviors?

Who gets rewarded for innovating in your organization? Is it only those teams that manage to successfully carry an idea all the way through to a lucrative reality? What happens to teams that work on ideas that did not pan out? Continue reading

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The Pain of Skeptic Executives - An Open Innovation Challenge

This should have been a short message to executives and other people in influential positions, who are skeptical towards opening up their corporate innovation efforts.. Continue reading

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Strategies for Dealing with Fast Change in the Context of Innovation

Corporate innovation teams need to be better prepared to deal with the fast pace of change in business and thus also in their work with innovation. Continue reading

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Innovation Fails Because of Corporate Antibodies

Here’s a big reason why open innovation efforts can fail: they are often killed by corporate antibodies resisting the changes brought by opening up to external partners. These antibodies can exist in both large and small companies. If you’re hearing statements such as these, corporate antibodies may be at hard at work, resisting change.. Continue reading

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