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.

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.

Infographic: How 70% of Fortune 100 Companies Are Innovating Through IoT Products

Game-Changer

In 2006, there were only 2 billion objects connected to the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the emerging technologies that will drive the Next Economy. So far, seven out of ten Fortune 100 Companies offer IoT products, services, or initiatives.

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

6 REFERENCES 1 Henry Chesbrough, “Open Business Models: How to Thrive In The New Innovation Landscape,” Harvard Business School Press, 2006, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, accessed August 15, 2011. The practice of innovation has come a long way, and for good reason.

How Innovators Distort Reality

Game-Changer

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?

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?

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.

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). References Chesbrough, Henry (2006).

NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest

IdeaConnection

Astrobee is a free-flying square robot that is going to replace three MIT-designed robots that have been working on the International Space Station since 2006. When NASA wanted help for the design of its next robot it knew just where to go for innovative insights – the crowd.

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?

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.

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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.

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The Role of Women in Innovation

IdeaScale

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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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."

Open Innovation at the User Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

On Tuesday, Frank Piller of RWTH Aachen presented an overview of open innovation. He presented to attendees at the 2014 Open and User Innovation Conference — the 12th annual meeting of the user innovation workshop — which met at Harvard Business School.

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.

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.

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.

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

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.

Broadening the church of Open Innovation

The Future Shapers

Open Innovation is about increasing the innovation potential of firms by opening them up to new ways of working with external organisations.

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. Klein & Bullock, 2006; Lewin, 2011; Von Mises, 1949). 2006). 2006). 2006). Introduction.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

It’s a short conceptual article that’s relatively light on jargon; the article also provides a bridge between a brief OI lit review and the Lettl et al (2006) article on medical device UI by doctors. R&D Management 36, 3 (2006): 251-272.

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.

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.

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

BrainZooming

We introduced the first Brainzooming strategic planning workshop resembling what we do today as The Brainzooming Group ten years ago, June 19-20, 2006.

WOIC: Final Thoughts

Open Innovation

The second session was one that I moderated, on three papers that fit the network level of analysis for open innovation (as defined earlier by our 2006 and 2014 books). #WOIC2015 is now a memory as everyone has left Silicon Valley and back home.

Clarifying Design in Business Sciences: a Design Thinking Taxonomy

Open Innovation EU

Specific problems ask for (a combination of) specific methods, all within the science-based design method (Romme & Endenburg, 2006): Romme, in his work, explains that by plotting the research methods on the design thinking ontology, would create a 3D-version of his model.

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” ( Henry Chesbrough, 2006 ).

33 Routes to Open Innovation

Open Innovation EU

Rather than taking a (technical) process-oriented approach, Open Innovation is now also about Open Business Models ( Chesbrough, 2006 ), Open Services ( Chesbrough, 2010 ) – both from a more strategic perspective – and practical tools (Vanhaverbeeke, 2017) – more from a tactical or operational point-of-view. For instance: Faems (2006) and Rowley, Kupiec-Teahan and Leeman (1983).

All-star lineup for 1st World Open Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

On the academic side, the conference features keynotes by David Teece (who wrote the intro to our 2006 book ) and Ikujiro Nonaka (who wrote the intro to our 2014 book ). The schedule for the 1st World Open Innovation Conference has now been posted to the conference website. The conference will be held December 4-5 in Napa Valley, California.

What is Yahoo? What is Every Firm's Toughest and Most Important Question?

Michael Roberto

Here's an excerpt from Nicas' article today in the Wall Street Journal: “If you’re everything, you’re kind of nothing,” said Brad Garlinghouse, a former Yahoo executive who in 2006 wrote the “ Peanut Butter Manifesto ,” an internal memo criticizing the company for spreading itself too thin. He recalled asking managers at a retreat in 2006 the first word they thought of when he named a company.

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

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.”

Retool to win in the next decade

ImagineNation

At the end of 2006, I found myself, at MIT, in Boston, attending the “Presencing: Collective Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change” five-day workshop.

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

Tim Kastelle

Theaster Gates is one of the most innovative people working today , and there is a lot we can learn from what he’s doing. Gates is an artist. He grew up in a large, working-class family, and after college, began his art career as a potter.