The Future of Open Innovation

Innocentive

When InnoCentive launched in 2001, it was in a context very different from today. Innovation Insights

Don Draper is (Finally) Dead

Innovation Excellence

I graduated from college in 2001. David Bruel – Marketing, as we learned it, is dead. We were Kings. If you wanted to learn Marketing at that time, you had two options: join a consultancy firm or work in FMCG, ideally in the food industry. I had the privilege to be selected by one. marketing Mad Men

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Sixteen Sci-Fi Predictions Which Came True

Destination Innovation

Arthur C Clarke’s book, 2001 : A Space Odyssey, published in 1968 envisioned ‘newspads’ which astronauts used to find out what was going on. We tend to think that it is difficult to predict the future because it is. Who forecast 9/11 or Covid?

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

In 2001 two musicians, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tambrello, wanted to collaborate on some new compositions. Gibbard and Tamborello. The problem was that they lived hundreds of miles apart at opposite ends of America’s west coast.

Online Innovation Takes Over Startup Culture

Innovation Excellence

From about the mid-nineties through 2001, the landscape was littered with crazy speculation, business plans scratched out on cocktail napkins, and venture capital being pushed to where it never should have been. The dotcom boom never really went away. The bursting of the dotcom bubble didn’t put an end to dotcoms. It put an end. Digital Growth demographics dotcoms Hotels internet Startup taxes

The History Of The Killer Questions

Beyond the Obvious

I started writing the Killer Questions when I was in my short-lived “retirement” early in 2001. As I relaxed in the Virginian countryside, my mind started to flash back to various experiences I’d had during my working life. Over the course of the preceding twenty years I’d seen dozens of highly innovative products and ideas […]. Book Excerpts Killer Questions card deck Cards killer innovations card deck

Steps for Creating a Successful Innovation Program

Wellspring

Since 2001, 52% of the Fortune 500 has disappeared. Every organization and large company faces an existential threat from upstart competitors, changing consumer preferences, and emerging technologies. Furthermore, since 1955, the average lifespan of the Fortune 500 company has decreased from 75 to 15 years. Disruption is no longer an 'if' but a 'when

Building A Modern SharePoint Intranet with the best of Microsoft Technologies

Acuvate

Since its launch in 2001, SharePoint has undergone significant transformations and upgrades and so did the intranets based on it.

Gray wave and assisted living

Beyond the Obvious

In 2001 Apple’s sales figures were in decline. So, how do you determine where you, as an individual or a business, will be in five years? You can’t say where exactly you’re going because you can’t predict what’s going to happen in the world. However, you can challenge yourself to change. The company had yet […]. Book Book Excerpts Apple assisted living evolve gray wave iPad iPhone iPod nursing homes prediction value chain

Advance Innovation – Put World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 in your 2017 calendar, now!

Innovation Excellence

WCIW started in response to a 2001 Canadian newspaper headline to open people’s minds and hearts to the notion that everyone has the capacity to make a creative difference in their lives and and others’ It begins. Use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 (WCIW) to leverage your innovation skills, knowledge, tools, and attitudes.

Crystallised Challenges – Some Favorites From Our Fifteen Years

Innocentive

InnoCentive became an official entity in 2001 and during the intervening fifteen years has posted over 2,000 Challenges and awarded nearly $20million. Starting as a brainwave in 1998, InnoCentive spent three years being scoped, explored and tested whilst within the walls of pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly.

Wikipedia – A Lateral Idea in Action

Destination Innovation

Wikipedia was founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001 as a web-based, free encyclopaedia. In the 1930s there were 2000 salesmen in the USA knocking on doors and selling sets of Encyclopedia Britannica. They were selling a highly regarded product and were on handsome commissions. By 2000 the set comprised 32 volumes of carefully researched entries provided by 100 full time editors and 4000 contributors.

What Formula Made Steve Jobs as an Innovation Leader So Successful?

IdeaScale

And until 2001, that was it. When Apple did debut a new product in October 2001, it was completely outside those categories as well: It was the iPod, a personal music player that worked with Macs.

Building and Testing The Killer Questions

Beyond the Obvious

I started collecting the Killer Questions when I was in my short-lived “retirement” early in 2001. As I relaxed in the Virginian countryside, my mind started to flash back to various experiences I’d had during my working life. Over the course of the preceding twenty years I’d seen dozens of highly innovative products and ideas come […]. Book Excerpts building Killer Question Killer Questions testing

To Adapt, We Need To Evolve

Innovation Excellence

When scientists decoded the human genome in 2001, they found something astounding. While our DNA provides the blueprint for everything about us—from how we develop in the womb to eye color and personality traits—it takes only 20,000 genes to do so, less than one fifth of what had previously been thought. What was even more mindblowing. Innovation Leadership Apple DNA facebook Genetics human genome project Mark Zuckerberg research Science xerox

Corporates, Here's When You Know a Startup Is the Right Long-Term Partner

Rocketspace

In 2001, Borders outsourced its online book-selling to Amazon. In 2000, Blockbuster passed on the option to acquire Netflix for $50 million. Ten years later, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy protection, and Netflix's market cap surpassed $35 billion. Similarly, 10 years later, Borders filed for bankruptcy protection. So what went wrong?

How to build a great company by blending bureaucracy and holacracy

Linda Bernardi

September 2015 – In 2001, when I built a start-up in the then-new field of RFID technology, I was often fascinated by the responses in interviews I would get from potential new hires. I would say, “Tell me what you can do,” and they would answer, “What do you want me to do?” I quickly […]. Disruption Enterprise Leadership Washington Post

Seven Companies That Failed to Innovate and What Happened to Them

IdeaScale

So it seemingly made sense, in 2001, to create a second football league to offer people more football, differentiating itself from the NFL with different rules, scantier clad cheerleaders, and edgy names and logos.

Four Ways To Become A Successful Future-Fit Organization

Planbox

In 2001, the Agile movement suggested a new way of approaching that work more efficiently. This article originally appeared on Forbes. In the late 1990s, as the Age of the Customer was in full bloom, it was clear that the old ways of working were no longer going to cut it.

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How to Boost Innovation by Recycling Existing Ideas

IdeaScale

First launched in October 2001, Apple ‘s portable music device has revolutionised how we all listen to and download music. After all, the first portable MP3 players hit the market in 1998 and by 2001 there were over 50 different models available through which you could download and play music from your computer. This lightweight, technologically proficient reinvention of existing MP3 players was an global phenomenon that has since sold more than 400 million units since 2001.

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So What Exactly Should Kodak Have Done?

Destination Innovation

Kodak entered the digital camera market late but by 2001 they were number 2 in the USA behind Sony. Between 1982 and 2001 Kodak spent more than $20 billion on R&D averaging about 6% of revenues. Business commentators and writers commonly quote Kodak as an example of a company that was destroyed by disruptive innovation.

What Can Your Business Learn About Innovation from Shark Tank Ideas?

IdeaScale

Shark Tank has been around in some form or another since 2001, with the Japanese series “Money Tigers.” Yet the basic concept is simple: entrepreneurs pitch their idea to a panel of investors, who will pick their idea apart before deciding whether or not to invest.

Is Myopia the Biggest Threat to Innovation?

IdeaScale

How did Napster, which enjoyed a brief moment of popularity in 2001, back when broadband was limited mostly to colleges, kill a $14 billion industry? Innovation is all about the ability to see clearly. A lack of clarity can be deadly to companies in any number of ways, but one of the most deadly is how it can choke off innovation. Here are a few case studies and what organizations can learn from them. Kodak. Kodak was once the most powerful company in photography.

How to Embed Agile Thinking at Every Level of Your Company

CMOE

The term agile was coined in the information technology (IT) field in 2001 and was used to refer to a group of methodologies. Companies often have three levels in the management hierarchy: frontline, mid-level, and senior-level leadership.

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Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp joined in 2001 and was promoted to CEO three years later at the age of 36. Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. But in 2003 the company was $800m in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. The turn around in its fortunes has been spectacular. It is currently rated the number one toy company in the world and the world’s most powerful brand. There are many books and studies describing the company’s approach.

A Revolutionary Idea – Thinking Inside the Box

Destination Innovation

McLean died in New York in 2001. McLean in 1957. Containerization was a massively important innovation which powered the expansion of global trade but it was a difficult idea to implement. Before containerization, goods were physically manhandled as break bulk cargo. At the factory or warehouse goods were loaded onto a truck, driven to a port and then offloaded to await the next suitable ship.

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The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. Since that meeting in 2001, Agile ways of working have come a long way, and so has the field of innovation. The birth of the manifesto.

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Stan Lee: 3 Lessons To Unlock Your Inner Visionary

Game-Changer

Up until then it never occurred to me to ask who created these characters; that changed when the first Spider-Man movie came out in 2001. Illustration by Christian Laborin. We lost a great one! Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic 4, X-Men and other super-heroes died yesterday. He leaves a legacy of inspiration behind that will keep inspiring many more generations.

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Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

It’s achieved impressive results since being founded in 2001, and is run by a committee of about ten people. Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Maybe you’ve heard the old cliché – if you’ve got “too many chiefs,” your initiative will fail. Every time I hear it, I wonder, “Why can’t everyone be a chief?”.

Are you a Fox or a Hedgehog?

Leapfrogging

In 2001, business writer Jim Collins published his touchstone book “Good to Great” and brought the Hedgehog and the Fox concept to the business world. Sometimes, lasting innovation requires being slow, quiet and even a little bit boring. By Upboard. Every single business is unique in one way or another. Businesses vary greatly depending on the products that they provide, the business models they employ and the style of service they give to their customers.

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DON’T LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS!

Innovation 360 Group

1 spot in digital camera sales as recently as 2001. You may have heard that we are living in the Age of Customer Experience. Gartner projected that 89 percent of companies compete primarily on customer experience. You might ask why on Earth anyone would say, “Don’t listen to your customers!” when customer opinions matter the most. Because your customers can’t tell you what they need. Listening to them will mislead you.

New Decade, New What?

100%Open

Clarke made one bizarrely accurate prediction as two astronauts in the movie 2001 can be seen reading a newspaper on something that looks suspiciously like an iPad, that he calls a Newspad.

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Can you take Criticism? And was the Reformation really necessary?

Destination Innovation

On April 17, 2001, he made what became an infamous comment during a conference call with financial analysts. ‘Someone told me that I am poor at taking on board criticism so I quickly pointed out they were wrong.’ This little witticism is at the core of many a corporate disaster. Martin Luther.

Will big data solve the innovation gap?

Jeffrey Phillips

2001 promised a journey by an intelligent AI and astronauts to Jupiter. For many companies, I think there is a relatively significant gap between what they actually generate as compelling new products and what they wish they generated. We could call this the "innovation gap". The gap is real, and it means that many companies aren't as profitable or as competitive as they'd like to be.

The Line56 e-Business Ecosystem

Xplaner

In 2001 XPLANE created an infographic visualizing the e-Business ecosystem which was one of the most downloaded things on their site. I’m still proud of this diagram and it is still valid today. Download the e-Business Ecosystem (PDF

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The Leader of Innovation Paints a Vision of a Better Future

Destination Innovation

in 2001, many people were surprised, including Mulcahy herself. Anne Mulcahy. When Anne Mulcahy was appointed CEO of Xerox Corp. She had never run a company before and had little financial experience, having worked mainly in Sales and Human Resources functions. Xerox faced huge financial problems and the stock price fell 15% on news of her appointment. The financial market had little confidence in her ability to turn around the stumbling giant.

Setting yourself apart through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

This is the highest single country concentration since the research began in 2001 and reflects both the continued global dominance of the West Coast as a centre of innovation and its impact on other sectors across the country, some of which previously had a greater focus on M&A driven growth. Breaking News : “ Over the past 15 years, a portfolio of stocks based on the Innovation Leaders analysis has repeatedly outperformed all major indexes. Average return has been 14.5%

The principles that you need to know about Agile Development

mjvinnovation

In 2001, the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, was published, which gave popularity to the term ‘Agile’ and marked the beginning of the application of light software development methods. The change of culture made within the company, coupled with the correct application of this approach has the power to generate a greater impact on the delivery of value through technology, leading to the success of the enterprise.

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5 steps to have an agile HR in your company

mjvinnovation

The concept of agile HR starts with the creation of the agile manifesto in 2001. In times of exponential change, the agile approach is dominating the market. And HR can not be left out. Have you heard of agile HR? Well, many people still don’t know the concept.

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Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

It’s achieved impressive results since being founded in 2001, and is run by a committee of about ten people. Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Maybe you’ve heard the old cliché – if you’ve got “too many chiefs,” your initiative will fail. Every time I hear it, I wonder, “Why can’t everyone be a chief?”.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

It’s achieved impressive results since being founded in 2001, and is run by a committee of about ten people. Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Maybe you’ve heard the old cliché – if you’ve got “too many chiefs,” your initiative will fail. Every time I hear it, I wonder, “Why can’t everyone be a chief?”.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

It’s achieved impressive results since being founded in 2001, and is run by a committee of about ten people. Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Maybe you’ve heard the old cliché – if you’ve got “too many chiefs,” your initiative will fail. Every time I hear it, I wonder, “Why can’t everyone be a chief?”.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

It’s achieved impressive results since being founded in 2001, and is run by a committee of about ten people. Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael. Maybe you’ve heard the old cliché – if you’ve got “too many chiefs,” your initiative will fail. Every time I hear it, I wonder, “Why can’t everyone be a chief?”.