Category: Open Innovation

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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Shift Key

Changing your perspective is a very valuable tool for understanding a situation better and avoiding false views. Reflecting on a situation in a new way is a great way to solve a problem. But how do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things? 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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In a study of ideas “only 3 percent of the people come up with their best ideas at work” (which is, of course, when many of us need them most). We looked into some of the most unlikely places where great thoughts emerge and you might be surprised what we found. Continue reading

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The leaders of organisations pay lip service to open innovation and claim that their people are open to outside ideas and collaboration but the reality is very different. There appear to be a number of very real impediments: Cultural and Process Barriers… Continue reading

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From a presentation we found stalking Yannig Roth, from the Open & User Innovation Conference, at Harvard Business School, with two fellow crowdsourcing researchers from Canada (Prashant Shukla & John Prpic). The talk, titled “Is the World Flat? Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital,” presented early results of a research about crowdsourcing participation across the globe Continue reading

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Michael Docherty

I had the opportunity to interview Michael Docherty recently to get his views about disruptive innovation. Michael Docherty is CEO of Venture2 and the author of the new book Collective Disruption: How Companies and Startups Can Co-create Transformative New Businesses. Mike brings unique perspective to his work, having been a successful senior corporate executive, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. Continue reading

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