Category: Open Innovation

3 Lessons in

In the field of innovation, change that can impact a business runs the gamut between ‘just do it’ ideas and ideas that take weeks, months, or even years before they start generating a return. But every idea has the potential to make an impact and save employees or end users both time and money. For example, take a major restaurant chain and two “just do it” ideas that have ended up saving them time and money. Continue reading

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There has been a lot of buzz around embracing failure as a stepping-stone to success. Many organizations welcome the idea and contemplate the thought of celebrating failure, but they are often reluctant to embrace the concept in practice. Continue reading

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Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the 2014 Open Innovation Summit “Ride the wave of Exponential Open Innovation” in Chicago October 30-31. We’ve checked out the great line-up of Open Innovation and industry practitioners, and are asking ourselves – and you: What questions should we be asking these 2014 Open Innovation Leaders? Continue reading

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What Large Companies Want (from Small Ones)

In the film, “What Women Want”, Mel Gibson’s character has the ability to read women’s minds and understand what they’re thinking. In the real world, we often need to second-guess what our existing or potential partners want. This is the case for Open Innovation… Continue reading

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Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need. Continue reading

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Got Open Innovation?

I am calling out the dairy industry and I am asking them a question. Where are your open innovation initiatives? Having done some quick research on the dairy industry in relation to a FMCG project, I am working on, I was a bit stunned to learn how little open innovation activity there seems to be within the dairy industry. Continue reading

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networks

At its core, disruption is an informational problem more than anything else. The answer to it isn’t trying to dig in to protect individual nodes, but to create a network that is at once more cohesive and expansive. Continue reading

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