Open Innovation

Why Bigger Is No Longer Any Better

Digital technology has markedly evened out the playing field. Startups become billion dollar companies overnight while venerable brands like Kodak and Blockbuster hit the skids. This turn of events presents considerable challenges for managers. While there are still some advantages to scale, the disadvantages often outweigh them.

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Football Needs Innovation Too

As the NFL celebrates another year of unsurpassed digital, mobile, and social success, they are facing a growing problem, and it's a big one. The in-home experience of today's NFL has become so good that live attendance, even during the playoffs, is suffering in substantial ways. Let's go inside the huddle and examine a few converged (physical + digital) innovations the NFL should employ to drive attendance and change the way we experience their sport live. Grab your Google Glass, strap on your Internet of Things ... and go long!

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Giving Open Innovation a Chance to Work

I have the impression that Open Innovation still does not get the chance its potential deserves. There are many reasons for this. They range from overly generous definitions that enable companies to point to a small number of activities and then tick the Open Innovation box, to the success of Not Invented Here syndrome.

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