Lessons in Leadership from Ross Perot

Innovation Excellence

In 2003, I sold a company to Perot Systems, the large IT services firm started by Ross Perot, where I then worked for the next four years. The most important lessons of leadership came from the man behind the larger-than-life personality.

It’s Time To Be Skeptical About The Lean Startup. Here’s Why:

Innovation Excellence

That was until Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation in 2003 and that got hot. In 1997 Clayton Christensen published The Innovator’s Dilemma and it sparked a revolution. It seemed that for years all anyone could talk about was disruptive innovation.

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The Hair On Fire Use Case

Innovation Excellence

When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world.

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FedEx Not Keeping Pace

Braden Kelley

In 2003, in a … Continue reading → Strategy Technology Amazon customer service fedex logistics ups US Postal ServiceFedEx took the shipping world by storm about forty years ago, growing to become the defacto shipping leader, unseating UPS and DHL.

The promise of open innovation


While the idea goes back to the 60s, Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the University of California’s Center for Open Innovation, coined the expression ‘open innovation’ in 2003.

Transforming Healthcare from Within

Innovation Excellence

How One Woman Is Working To Transform The Healthcare System From Within The successful decoding of the human genome in 2003 was a historic achievement.

The Extent & Form of Open Innovation Today


His 2003 classic Open Innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology highlighted the considerable potential of a more open approach to innovation, and alongside James Surowiecki’s Wisdom of Crowds , which was published the following year, showed a new way of thinking. Whilst challenge prizes have existed for hundreds of years, the concept of open innovation came to widespread attention through the work of Henry Chesborough.

Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

But in 2003 the company was $800m in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy. Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. The turn around in its fortunes has been spectacular.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Back in 2003, I came across a two-page document written by a U.S.-based This “vested interest” part is why the initial value proposition I came across in 2003 hit home. Adapted from original source [link]. An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go.

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Iterate, Iterate, Iterate, Innovate

Destination Innovation

It was the 52 nd game that Rovio had launched since the company was founded in 2003. The game Angry Birds was a huge hit for the Finnish game developers, Rovio Entertainment. It sold over 20 million copies on various mobile platforms. The spin-off products include books and a Sony film.

Innovation Lessons from the Master, Steve Jobs

Destination Innovation

Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumour in 2003 and after a long struggle he died in October 2011. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth in 1955. He grew up in California. He dropped out of college but voluntarily took a course in calligraphy. He found it beautiful and fascinating.

The History of Coronavirus in Patent Literature


Looking at the levels of activity in this area since 1971, we see a peak of 1,207 patent families mentioning Coronavirus in 2003, the year after the SARS outbreak. Matt Troyer, Senior Director of Analytics at Anaqua.

How the current patent system actually hurts innovation (and how patent trolls are being fought)

Idea to Value

In 2003, he was at a conference and saw that a company called CoreValve had been trying to sell his design, after Norred unsuccessfully discussed a licensing deal with them.

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Is Myopia the Biggest Threat to Innovation?


In 2003, Apple introduced the iTunes Store, which tied into their popular iPod. 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.

Broadening the church of Open Innovation

The Future Shapers

The term Open Innovation was first defined by Henry Chesbrough in his influential 2003 work: “Open Innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.

Guresh Ahuja

Innovation 360 Group

Master of Project Management (MPM) – Strategy, Finance & Risk, University of Sydney, 2003. Based in Dubai, UAE. Background: I have over 16 years of diverse experience as a business transformation, Innovation and Human Centered Design Practitioner.

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Sustainable futures based on Shakespeare

Norbert Bol

Van Cattenburg & Duijn (2019) relate in their article a specific case of the renovation of the Hogesluis Bridge in Amsterdam during 2003 – 2012 to Shakespeare’s The Tempest (a play written in 1611 that is full of symbolic meaning).

A brief history of work, innovation and skills in the UK


2002 – The social network By this time, social media was rapidly growing with the launch of LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. There’s no question the world of work has evolved over time.

The Raid on Entebbe – A Tale of Two Leaders

Destination Innovation

He died in exile in Saudi Arabia in 2003. Idi Amin. Yitzhak Rabin. On June 27 1976 Air France flight 139 from Tel-Aviv to Paris was hijacked following a stop at Athens airport. Security at Athens was lax and four terrorists boarded the flight.

Research Policy added to FT journal list

Open Innovation

The previous list of 45 FT journals was published in 2012 , and an earlier list of 40 journals appeared around 2003. I remember when I was up for tenure in 2005, the department tenure committee was questioning my 2003 RP publication (which until recently was my most cited journal article ). Today the Financial Times announced that it has updated its list of journals used for ranking global business schools.

Innovate or Die: Open Innovation and 4 Key Measures to Stay Alive

Innovation Walk

In 2003, this term introduced by Henry Chesbrough was defined as an open system that fostered the exchange of resources of a firm with its external environment. This is a fascinating time to be alive. Technology is rewriting the rules of humanity.

Hatem Azzam, DBA

Innovation 360

In 2003, after he finished his MBA in international business, Hatem resigned to start his journey as an Entrepreneur. Based in Freiburg, Switzerland. Background. Hatem Azzam is a Serial Entrepreneur and International Business Veteran, Management and Business Development Consultant, and Executive Leadership Coach.

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yet2 Insights: Innovation Fatigue


Even before the popularization of the term “Open Innovation” (OI) in 2003, companies have been striving to build the best framework for harnessing external innovation; but yet2 is seeing a second phenomenon: Innovation Fatigue.

Global Project Portfolio Management Software Report 2017-2021


About Technavio: Technavio is a leading technology research and advisory, company with a global coverage, The company was founded in 2003 in London and focus on emerging technology trends that can shape markets. Global project portfolio management software market report 2017-2021.

Reviewing research on 3D Printing

Open Innovation

By comparison, the first special issue on open source ( Research Policy June 2003 ) was about the phenomenon — with modest methods. At #RnDParis2019 today, I presented an updated overview of the business and economic research on #3Dprinting — almost all in the past five years.

Six Myths about Open Innovation


The idea of Open Innovation dates back to the 1960’s, even if the term wasn’t coined until 2003. You have heard about Open Innovation in the news, but are hesitant to implement OI because you think it won’t be successful. Below are 6 myths about open innovation that will make you rethink your reluctance. Nobody Has Success Using Open Innovation. No success?

Be Anticipatory and Go in the Opposite Direction!

Daniel Burrus

Tesla has been revolutionizing the automotive industry since 2003 by heading in the opposite direction from all the other car manufacturers. Everyone knows what a battery does. Just plug it in and it provides the power to make something go.

WOIC: Day 1

Open Innovation

Chesbrough Keynote The conference opened with Henry Chesbrough , summarizing the evolution of the OI concept from his 2003 book. He noted that when the book came out in April 2003, a google of "open innovation” produced 200 hits; exactly 10 years later, it was 450 million.



You can read part one HERE ** Do you remember who invented the liquid crystal display (LCD) back in 2003 that disrupted a whole industry and thereby brought the era of traditional tube televisions to an end?

Open Innovation: definition, what types and benefits


In his book, Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (Harvard Business School Press – 2003), researcher Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation.

Open Innovation and IP Contamination: Are you at risk?


Since the introduction of the term in 2003, OI has become a way of being for companies looking to keep an edge on the competition, from large corporations to small and medium size enterprises. Open Innovation (OI) refers to the practice of accelerating innovation by leveraging ideas and technologies from outside sources.

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

Planview Spigit

2003’s “Finding Nemo,” and 2008’s “WALL-E”) were brainstormed over a single lunch. Spigit recently hosted an Innovation Forum with global consumer goods manufacturer Li & Fung in Hong Kong.

Creative Problem Solving: Overcoming Fixation

Michael Roberto

For example, brief breaks during brainstorming sessions can increase the number and variety of ideas generated (Kohn & Smith, 2011; Paulus & Brown, 2003). www.christianpost.com Fixation characterizes many people's problem-solving efforts.

MS Society celebrates innovative partnership with Wazoku


He first started experiencing strange symptoms in 2003 while working a conference in Frankfurt. Wazoku – a crowdsourcing company based in West London – has named the MS Society as their first ever charity partner.

Presenting and publishing OI research

Open Innovation

Although originally the “User Innovation Workshop,” regular readers know this was the first conference to solicit open innovation research, and that it provides a great community of innovation researchers who have been meeting annually since 2003. It’s a new year, and many OI scholars are preparing work for submitting to conferences, special issues and regular issues of journals.

Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is Not a Strategy


About 10 years before filing for bankruptcy, in 2003, the company hired the head of HP’s Inkjet printer business as a “big bet” to help them jump into the printer business as a response to rapidly falling 35mm camera and film sales.

LEAD Innovation Selects Qmarkets’ Platform to Help Global Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges


About LEAD Innovation Management GmbH The company was founded in 2003 under the name “LEAD User Network”? Qmarkets’ software has been chosen by LEAD Innovation Management GmbH to support a groundbreaking initiative – designed to leverage the collective wisdom of global businesses against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

OUI comes to Lisbon

Open Innovation

After alternating between Boston and the Germanic language portions of Europe from 2003 to 2011, the conference detoured west (to England) in 2013 and this year south to Portugal. Monday marks the beginning of the 13th annual Open and User Innovation Society meeting (née OUI Workshop née UOI Workshop née UI workshop).

Creating an innovation mindset in your organisation


In Paulus and Nijstad’s 2003 collection of essays called “ Group Creativity ”, they discuss that group brainstorming is often less effective than individual brainstorming. Five ways to begin….

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

2003). Typology for Organizations: an update. It has been a while since Henry Mintzberg developed his influential work that made us aware of the importance of structures in organization design.

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

Planview Spigit

2003’s “Finding Nemo,” and 2008’s “WALL-E”) were brainstormed over a single lunch. Spigit recently hosted an Innovation Forum with global consumer goods manufacturer Li & Fung in Hong Kong. An exclusive group of innovation leaders convened for an evening of sharing best practices and in-depth discussions about innovation programs.

Business model creation and innovation in China: not just copycats.

The BMI Lab Blog

The American e-commerce giant acquired EachNet in 2003 for USD 180 million, with a willingness to step into the enormous Chinese market.


The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

A few examples are: In 2003 Clayton Christensen first introduced the term “Jobs-To-Be-Done” (JTBD) in his book The Innovator’s Solution. The birth of the manifesto. Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum.

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