Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

7 Steps for Building a Top 100 Innovation Company

I was recently asked these two questions on innovation culture: What would be your approach/steps to create an entrepreneurial and innovational culture? What are the elements, processes and tools that a large organization can typically do to become a top 100 innovative company? Continue reading

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What’s the Next Big Thing after Open Innovation?

Yes, I am very early here. The paradigm shift in which companies to a high degree merge internal and external resources in order to bring out better innovation has just begun and companies will spend the next 5-10 years getting better at this. But still, what comes after this paradigm shift of innovation? Continue reading

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New Ventures, Radical Innovation

I was recently asked some good questions by a corporate innovator, who is looking into corporate business plan competitions and how to work with new ventures. You can read her questions below where I also give my brief responses. Continue reading

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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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