Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

Build a Stronger Innovation Culture by Embracing Failure

The fast pace of change, business and thus innovation requires several changes in the innovation processes as well as in the innovation culture in today’s organizations. Continue reading

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10 Tips on Making Executives Understand Innovation

What can executives do to lead their business units and the company as a whole to become more innovative? How can they innovate on how the company innovates? What can corporate innovation teams do to better educate their executives on innovation? Continue reading

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Too Much Innovation? Can a Company Over-Innovate?

Is it possible for a company to over-innovate? I was asked this question recently by Tom Jantzen. The simple answer is “Yes”. Continue reading

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True Innovators -10 Insights That Define Them

There are many ways to identify true innovators. Let me start out with five sentences that really annoy true innovators.
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Why Corporate Innovation Fails – Survey Insights

I am currently looking into why corporate innovation fails and how corporate innovators deal with this failure. Continue reading

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The First Mover Effect in Open/Business Model Innovation

A while back, I spoke with innovation people from a big automotive manufacturer. We talked about the automotive industry and open innovation. They said that there is already lots of collaboration going on in their industry and that it resembles open innovation in some ways. Continue reading

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Stretching the Concept of Open Innovation

Given the maturity of open innovation and crowdsourcing today, it has become fairly common to bring external resources into an innovation process. Just check this list of 40 examples. Continue reading

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