Category: Case Study

From Startup to Maturity: how to unkill creativity - innovation excellence

In 1998 Teresa Amabile published the article How to kill Creativity at the Harvard Business Review. Believe it or not–it was an inspiring article for me. It inspired me not to find more way to kill creativity, but rather to understand how can established companies un-kill creativity and out-innovate startups. Continue reading

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Essentials of Innovation, Innovation Structured Repeatable Process Continue reading

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Yannig Roth presents some “PepsiCo” branded open innovation initiatives ane a link to the “The State of Crowdsourcing in 2015″ report, which shares some important insights about the state of crowdsourcing, and how it is used for marketing and innovation by leading companies like PepsiCo. Continue reading

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Jack Ma

Steve Jobs and Jack Ma have a lot in common. Both are drop-outs, Steve Jobs left college and spent some time collecting trash cans for money, while Jack Ma failed the university entrance exam twice and most of his job applications were rejected, including KFC. However, one thing sets them apart, one thing which has been the cornerstone of many of Jack Ma’s interviews: failure. Continue reading

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Open Innovation (OI) is a well-established way to increase options for innovation. It is quite prominent in areas such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG), but much less so in manufacturing industries. Kevin McFarthing recently find out more from Pete Longdon, who runs the OI programme at Tata Steel and details them in this post. Continue reading

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FirstBuild Taps the Crowd to Hack the Home of the Future

Evolving Business Models to make them “Disruption Ready”: This is a finding from the 2014 GE Global Innovation Barometer, which provides insight on disruption, collaboration and the future of work. Continue reading

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There’s lot of discussion now about “big data” and “open data”. I’ve hunted stories from Britain and Japan that fall into three groups: using patterns in visitor behaviour to redesign their experience; using social data and peer benchmarking to help individuals; and using crowdfunding to measure demand for innovative new products. Distilling takeaways and twists on each set of stories, I suggest four principles for working with data that relate to curiosity, empathy and generosity. Continue reading

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