There's hope after all

Bennett Cherry

Do you know how long it takes to create, design, prototype, and manufacture a "rocking motorcycle trike bike"? All of about 5 minutes if you're my daughter and you've got some free time on a Friday afternoon. Her building material of choice? Tinker Toys.There are a few concepts that one can take away from the experience of watching a preschooler create and innovate:Innovation stems from freedom. creativity innovation Tinker Toys

You Can’t Change Fundamental Behaviors Without Changing Fundamental Beliefs

Innovation Excellence

In 2006, Blockbuster Video launched Total Access, a service that allowed its customers to rent videos online and return them to stores. The strategy was an immediate hit with customers and before long its online unit was making big gains against Netflix.

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Using Games to Help Your Group Create Amazing Products

Innovation Excellence

The book was published in 2006 and the games have had a significant impact on numerous companies, non-profits, and government organizations since then. Games can also be applied to innovation, which is the topic of the book “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” I caught up with the author, Luke Hohmann, to learn more. Continue reading → Games Innovation Product Innovation Uncategorized games new product development problem solving

Vision Video Of The Near Future: Diverse Thinkers Wanted

Phil McKinney

I started creating these vision video’s back in 2006 when I was at HP. Last week, we released our fourth installment in the Near Future series of vision videos. The most recent film titled The Near Future: Diverse Thinkers Wanted, explores the impact of technologies on our work lives. The Future Vision The film’s narrative […]. Blog Diverse Thinkers future future vision Vision video

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Research Opportunities for Network Forms of OI

Open Innovation

Interest in the network form of OI began with Wim Vanhaverbeke’s chapters in our 2006 book, Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm. In several other papers (West et al 2006, 2014; West & Bogers, 2014), we noted the emphasis of OI research on dyadic collaboration between firms, and the dearth of research on OI in platforms, ecosystems, and so on. Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Focus stage: Seed Published: 2006 more…. Focus stage: Growth Published: 2006 more…. Focus stage: Seed Published: 2006 more…. Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2006 more…. A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization.

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned


In fact, Netflix crowdsourced its innovation process by paying 1 million dollars to the people who figured out how to improve its recommendation algorithm from 2006 to 2009.

Idealize the Answer

Destination Innovation

i] Idealized Design, Ackoff, Magidson and Addison, Wharton School Publishing 2006. When you are looking at a tricky problem try specifying the ideal answer in a world where there are no constraints. What would a perfect solution look like if we had unlimited resources to achieve it? In the book, Idealized Design [i] , Russell Ackoff, Magidson and Addison describe how Bell labs did just such a thing with the telephone.

Innovation through Minimization

Idea to Value

In 2006 Yunus received the Nobel Peace Prize for this innovation which has transformed social and economic development in Bangladesh and other parts of the developing world. Can you innovate by making your product or service smaller, much smaller? Between is a popular app which creates an intimate space for just two people. It allows a couple to share their own private social network where they send each other sweet messages and exchange photos or songs.

How Innovators Distort Reality


Michael Dearing, a venture capitalist, has developed strong views on the similarities of innovators after screening over three thousand founders and funding over sixty companies since 2006. Are all innovators alike?

David Bowie – The Arch Innovator

Destination Innovation

In 2006, he made a surprise return to film, playing Nikola Tesla in Christopher Nolan’s illusionist drama The Prestige. David Bowie. Born David Jones in January 1947, David Bowie renamed himself in 1966 to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees. He was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor.

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Bad idea of the Week: Kronum – an overly complicated sport nobody wanted

Idea to Value

In fact, according to the official Kronum Website , it was founded in 2006 in Pennsylvania USA with the following aim: …combining elements of some of the most popular sports in the world on to one field. In “Bad Ideas of the Week”, we highlight the inventions which people tried to get off the ground but which failed and we can learn from. This week, I want to bring you the story of a new sport which was doomed from the start as a concept.

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#1,945 – Week In Review: Space Edition

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

That’s what scientists discovered back in 2006 when they began to look for distant signals in the universe using a complex instrument fixed to a huge balloon that was sent to space. A quick look at everything that tickled my fancy this past week: New Solar Cycle.

The Role of Women in Innovation


But women are coming up and “ between 1997 and 2006, businesses fully women-owned, or majority-owned by women, grew at nearly twice the rate of all U.S. A scroll through my LinkedIn today is pretty powerful.

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How much is innovation costing your organization?

Innovation 360 Group

The Wheel of Innovation Sawhney, Wolcott and Arroniz (2006).Penker Recapture your innovation investments. Three actions you can take to improve your innovation ROI. Too many companies see ‘innovation’ as something abstract from solving real problems and creating real value.

#1,749 – DNA Origami

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

” Adds the Science Advisory Board : “DNA origami was invented in 2006 by Paul Rothemund of the California Institute of Technology. I love origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, often used to make cute desktop ornaments that look like Dinosaurs or other animals. Of course, I have no idea how to actually make origami myself and have never even attempted to do so. But I’m a huge fan nonetheless.

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


2006 – Skills strategy part two This was followed by the Leitch Review of Skills published in 2006. 2006/07 – Launch of Twitter and the Apple iPhone Twitter, a new online news and social networking platform, was launched in 2006, enabling people to post and share 140-character messages.

#1,937 – Space Week: Underwater Space Station

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Seven major hurricanes formed, with 27 named storms spinning up between June 2005 and January 2006.” There is an unprecedented number of tropical depressions brewing in the Atlantic Ocean.

What's Next After Twitter

Idea Champions

Ever since Twitter made its appearance on the scene in 2006, millions of people have become enamored with the prospect of delivering a message in 140 characters or less.

WOIC: Day 1

Open Innovation

Henry Chesbrough listing 8 new aspects of open innovation from Chesbrough (2006) He also addressed some of the criticism of OI, including the "old wine in new bottles" one. One of his most photographed slides listed the 8 points of how OI is different from his (oft-cited) Chapter 1 of the 2006 book. On Thursday, open innovation scholars enjoyed a very exuberant 1st day at the 1st annual World Open Innovation Conference in Napa.

Open Innovation: A 2014 Research Agenda

Open Innovation

One of the main goals of the Chesbrough/Vanhaverbeke/West 2006 book was to shape the research agenda of the open innovation. Our final chapter was immodestly entitled “Open innovation: a research agenda” (West, Vanhaverbeke and Chesbrough, 2006). According to Google it has 189 cites — not the most influential chapter in the book (which is Chesbrough, 2006) — nor as well cited as key lit reviews (e.g. References Chesbrough, Henry (2006). West, Joel (2006).

Themes for the practice of open innovation

Open Innovation

There’s a lot of research on tools for innovation contests, but frankly the user innovation literature (such as Piller and Walcher 2006) is much further developed than OI is here. Briefly discussed in Vanhaverbeke & Cloodt (2006), Rohrbeck et al (2009) provided one of the first empirical studies to explicitly link ecosystems and open innovation. 2006) "Toolkits for idea competitions: a novel method to integrate users in new product development."

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

Destination Innovation

Following the collapse of Enron In 2006, Skilling was convicted of federal felony charges relating to Enron’s financial collapse and served 14 years at the Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery, Alabama. ‘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.

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry


The word “crowdsourcing” was first used in 2006 and in the context of Flickr. Though crowdsourcing has recently gained popularity in many industries across the world, it’s not necessarily intuitive for it to be part of healthcare. However, crowdsourcing has begun to have a notable impact in the health sphere, such as in patient diagnosis, engagement, and more. To start, let’s understand and differentiate crowdsourcing from outsourcing. Crowdsourcing vs. Outsourcing.

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

As we noted back in West et al (2006), OI needs more research on this area: at that point, OI had emphasized studying dyadic (bilateral) cooperation between firms, and a decade later that’s still true. Networks in Open Innovation Between our first book in 2006 ( Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm ) and the second in 2014 ( New Frontiers in Open Innovation ) my own personal role in the OI ecosystem became painfully obvious.

Favourite 2016 books by CEOs

Norbert Bol

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing —Benjamin Graham (Harper Business, 2006). Last week McKinsey published an interesting list of books that CEOs read during the summer holdiday season. For the readers of Strategy Blogs I have made a selection of the 2016 non fiction books from the list McKinsey published as they are related to the themes of Strategy Blogs. I have put the selected titles in my favourite order.

#1,530 – The Sketchbook Project

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to Atlas Obscura : “The Brooklyn Art Library houses the Sketchbook Project: a collaborative library of artists’ sketchbooks that’s grown every year since 2006. A definitive guide to artistry since 2006. Not all libraries contain literary works. Some contain works of art. Or at least the Brooklyn Art Library does.

Open Innovation at the User Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

He noted that the 2006 Chesbrough definition of open innovation (from our 2006 book ) as ”the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively“ He presented statistics and analysis on the market for open innovation intermediaries from RWTH’s 2013 study. On Tuesday, Frank Piller of RWTH Aachen presented an overview of open innovation.

Ignoring the Reflection - Innovation Through a 2-Way Mirror

Legacy Innovation Group

Wolcott and Inigo Arroniz, "The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate", MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2006. Ignoring the Reflection⃜ Innovation Through a 2-Way Mirror. Jun 19, 2014 | Anthony Mills. In the grand pursuit of business innovation, one of the commonly used approaches is a deconstruction / reconstruction model.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

2006) and are more likely to be created by making new and unique combinations (S. Corporate entrepreneurship has been widely studied because it is believed that it directly leads to innovation and an organization is not able to sustain competiveness over time without renewal or regeneration (Covin, Green, & Slevin, 2006; Damanpour & Gopalakrishnan, 2001; S. Klein & Bullock, 2006; Lewin, 2011; Von Mises, 1949). 2006). 2006). 2006).

PayPal, Facebook, Shell Oil and Nokia: Antibodies, Part 5 of 6

Innovation 360 Group

What you might forget is that for the next two years, 2004 – 2006, it was impossible to join unless you had an Ivy League email address. Here is the success story of a company that had to go through many revisions before it discovered its own DNA is the digital payment service platform PayPal. This early leader in financial technology launched in 1998 as Field Link, a company that developed encryption software for palm pilots.

Finding the limits of open innovation

Open Innovation

I am certain sympathetic: since 2006, I have noticed “open innovation” used as though it were a sacred incantation or magic pixie dust that somehow could turn lead into gold or gruel into caviar. Perhaps Chesbrough’s first OI definition was published in 2006: Open Innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively.

Theaster Gates: “It’s about our ability to shape things.”

Tim Kastelle

Perhaps Gates most ambitious project, however, is the ongoing real estate development, simply known as ‘The Dorchester Project’ In late 2006, Gates purchased an abandoned building on 69th and Dorchester Avenue on Chicago’s South Side, collaborating with a team of architects and designers to gut and refurbish the buildings using various kinds of found materials.

Innovation Sighting: Attribute Dependency and The Total Eclipse of the Sun

Innovation in Practice

According to the United States Postal Service : The stamp image is a photograph taken by astrophysicist Fred Espenak, aka Mr. Eclipse , of Portal, AZ, that shows a total solar eclipse seen from Jalu, Libya, on March 29, 2006. The United States Postal Service has just released a “first-of-its-kind” stamp that changes appearance when you touch it. What has inspired this small nugget of innovation? The August 21 total eclipse of the sun.

#1,628 – Bill Gates to the Rescue

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Since retiring in 2006 Bill Gates has poured millions of dollars into techno-philanthropic endeavors through the Gates Foundation in bids to eradicate polio and malaria among other global health initiatives.

Why Apple Will Maintain Its Innovation Momentum

Innovation in Practice

Apple launched the second-generation iPod Shuffle in 2006. Apple’s successful launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus leaves people wondering if the superstar company has lost its innovative edge. The market is anxious for Apple’s next big instead of incremental improvements to existing products. I don't believe Apple has lost its way. I say that not based on what they have or haven’t launched, but rather based on the methods they use to create new innovations.

Getting to Yes Quickly: How Amazon Out-Innovates the Competition

Planview Spigit

It revolutionized cloud computing with the launch of Amazon Web Services in 2006. How does tech titan Amazon out-innovate its competition time-after-time? They do one thing more frequently than most. In an article on Business Insider , CEO of Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing business – Andy Jassy discussed what makes the massive billion dollar company different from the competition: “When our leaders walk into a meeting, they are looking for a way to say yes.”

Strategic Planning Workshop Ideas – The Brainzooming Process Is 10 Years Old!


We introduced the first Brainzooming strategic planning workshop resembling what we do today as The Brainzooming Group ten years ago, June 19-20, 2006. In May 2006, Dave Kramer, a Senior Sales and Marketing VP at one of our transportation subsidiaries asked us to help one of their company president’s come up with a strategic plan – quickly.


Innovation 360 Group

In 2006, the massive Tower fell, going from profitability to bankruptcy in a few years. Are you safe? Or are you on the edge of irrelevance? Companies disappear all the time without a word, due to changing cultural values, changing technology, or changing audience demographics. People simply move on and leave the past behind. That’s precisely what you have to do if you want your company to survive.

The Wheel of Innovation: Lessons learned from >1,000 companies and 62 countries

Innovation 360 Group

The 16 overall aspects grouping the 67 core capabilities driving innovation (the 16 aspects is based upon the 12 way of innovating by Sawhney, Wolcott and Arroniz, 2006 ).

Reviewing research on 3D Printing

Open Innovation

The second special issue ( Management Science July 2006 ) was about better methods and (in some cases) a more direct contribution to generalizable theory. At #RnDParis2019 today, I presented an updated overview of the business and economic research on #3Dprinting — almost all in the past five years. The talk was part of two 3DP sessions within the 2019 R&D Management Conferece hosted by Thierry Rayna, Frank Piller & I.

Getting to Yes Quickly: How Amazon Out-Innovates the Competition

Planview Spigit

It revolutionized cloud computing with the launch of Amazon Web Services in 2006. How does tech titan Amazon out-innovate its competition time-after-time? They do one thing more frequently than most. In an article on Business Insider , CEO of Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing business – Andy Jassy discussed what makes the massive billion dollar company different from the competition: “When our leaders walk into a meeting, they are looking for a way to say yes.”

Presenting and publishing OI research

Open Innovation

While AOM is a big general management conference, OI has had a major presence within the TIM division since our first symposium in 2006. It’s a new year, and many OI scholars are preparing work for submitting to conferences, special issues and regular issues of journals. Since I didn’t blog a lot in 2018, I thought this would be a good time to share some thoughts about presenting and publishing OI research.