Open Innovation Summit – Day Two

by Braden Kelley The first edition of the conference was held in Orlando, Florida at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal. The second annual Open Innovation Summit will be held August 11-13, 2010 in Chicago, IL. The second day of the conference kicked off with Robert Brands. Here are some of the key takeaways from Robert and the other speakers on ...

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Open Innovation Summit – Day One

by Braden Kelley Earlier this month I led a workshop at the Open Innovation Summit on identifying and removing barriers to innovation with special guests: Greg Fox (Cisco Systems), Helene F. Rutledge (GSK Consumer Healthcare), and Hutch Carpenter (Spigit). The first edition of the conference was held in Orlando, Florida at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal. The second annual Open ...

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Who is Responsible for Innovation?

I run across a lot of organisations that say that ‘innovation’ is one of their core values, but their actions don’t support innovation at all. Every once in a while, one of them decides that it is time to get serious about innovation, and that’s when I get called in to help. As John has described, one of the first ...

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It's Not Rocket Science

For those of you who asked, here is the video of my six minute speech at the TEDx NASA conference. Enjoy. Stephen Shapiro is the author of three books, a popular innovation speaker, and is the Chief Innovation Evangelist for Innocentive, the leader in Open Innovation.

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Call for January 'Innovation Perspectives'

January’s opportunity to contribute your Innovation Perspectives is now here. This monthly feature presents our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place – from several different authors. It gives our innovation community the opportunity to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and with the 1,600+ people in the ...

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The Paradox of Innovation from 30,000 Feet

It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination by Robert F. Brands In the C-suites of corporate America, innovation has become a mandate. Executives – from CEOs to marketing officers – believe that to innovate is to embrace the Holy Grail of 21st Century business. But is innovation alone the answer? Is the end – innovation – capable of surviving solely ...

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You're Crowdsourcing Innovation Wrong

ComMetrics is a social media analytics company, a division of CyTRAP Labs GmbH. ComMetrics is well-known in the industry, including its FT ComMetrics Blog Index. The company published a useful piece, Crowd-wisdom fails businesses. The basic premise is that crowds do not innovate. It’s useful, because it contains both truths and misconceptions about the role of communities in the innovation ...

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Will Avatar Spark More Originality?

Avatar, opening in the US tomorrow, has Hollywood holding its breath. The $350 million spectacle by writer/director James Cameron seems destined to one of only two possible fates: spectacular blockbuster or massive bomb. The middle road never seems open to Cameron, who famously drives Tinsel-town bean-counters bonkers with his uncompromising vision and gargantuan budgets. Sigourney Weaver calls him an “idealistic ...

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