Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

The Innovation Value in Using Social Media - Beiersdorf Interview

Beiersdorf, the global skin care giant behind such brands as Nivea, Eucerin, and La Prairie, already enjoyed a strong reputation for innovation when it launched a new approach to open innovation in January 2011. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Health/Healthcare, Industry, Innovation, Social Media, Strategy, marketing | Leave a comment
Free Books & Reports on Open Innovation, Co-Creation & Crowdsourcing

Here you get an overview of valuable – and FREE – books and reports related to open innovation, co-creation and crowdsourcing. Continue reading

Posted in Customers, Innovation, Publishing, Research, Strategy, education | 4 Comments
40 Examples of Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing

We can call it open innovation, crowdsourcing or co-creation – or something else. In short, it is about bringing external input to an innovation process and this is no longer a buzzword. Continue reading

Posted in Case Study, Competitions, Innovation, Leadership & Infrastructure, Processes & Tools, Strategy | 13 Comments
Should Companies Forget About Radical Innovation?

Radical innovation is too difficult for most companies and they should play it safer when it comes to innovation. You can read why I think so below – and you can get a few ideas how to do it should you decide to give radical innovation a try. Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Innovation, Leadership & Infrastructure, Strategy | Leave a comment
How to Advance Your Innovation Career

What can you do to advance your innovation career in times like this? Let me present some ideas and hopefully you can add more advice on this in the following discussion. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Innovation, Leadership, People & Skills, Strategy | 3 Comments
3 Phases of Innovation - Global, Open and Social Media

It is never boring working with innovation. Things happen faster and faster and frequent changes on HOW we innovate have become the norm rather than the exception. Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Processes & Tools, Social Media, Strategy | 2 Comments
Ten Red Flags for Innovation - Why It Fails

What are the signs that innovation in a company is set up to fail? Wouldn’t it be great to have a checklist on this? Unfortunately, innovation is too complicated and company-specific for one standard rule. It is possible, however, to become better at spotting the signs of failure. Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Leadership, Strategy, Technology, culture | 2 Comments