Category Archives: Open Innovation

The Five Innovation Myths That Destroy Big Companies

Nokia is seen as a company that was innovative but is in decline. It was the company that made cell phones fashion accessories. In 2008 it had a 40% share of the global mobile phone market. Today it has just … Continue reading

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Your Adjacent Possible – It’s Bigger Than You Think

Why didn’t  Leonardo da Vinci invent the helicopter? In the 1480’s he drew a vertical flight machine. His notebooks reveal that he built small models of it. So why wasn’t he the first person to make a helicopter?

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Loose Connections Stimulate Innovation

How many friends do you have? How many acquaintances and contacts? 5, 50, 150, more? Often innovation is about making unexpected connections. A diverse network of contacts increases our chances of making these connections. Your network is a great asset … Continue reading

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Enterprise Social Networks: Build It and They Will Come (Maybe)

Enterprise social networks (like Yammer or Jive) are great for sharing information, having conversations and developing ideas. I seen a number of businesses implement enterprise social networks. I know that some of them have been disappointed with the outcomes. They’ve … Continue reading

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Capture the Creative Energy of Everyone in your Organisation

Have you thought of running innovation challenges? They can: solve your most pressing problems increase productivity, reduce costs capture the creative energy of everyone in your organisation They’re engaging, interesting and motivating.

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Time your Tweets for Maximum Impact

When you Tweet has a big impact on how effectively you get your message across. If you’re organising a Tweet campaign you have to think about your tatget audience. Ask yourself when they will be most receptive to the message … Continue reading

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