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. It seemed that the video giant had finally cracked to code to renting. Change Behaviors beliefs business transformation social movements


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Spotify, how a startup from Sweden changed the music industry

Articles from GroundControl

In 2006, Spotify was founded in Stockholm by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. This blog is the first of a series of articles of famous companies and the search for their working business model. The two men recognized a rising problem: illegally shared music.

Spotify, how a startup from Sweden changed the music industry

Articles from GroundControl

In 2006, Spotify was founded in Stockholm by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. This blog is the first of a series of articles of famous companies and the search for their working business model. The two men recognized a rising problem: illegally shared music.

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.

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


Finally, when a product didn’t meet Jobs’s expectations, he seldom released them, and, in the case of products like 2006’s iPod Hi-Fi, he tended to regret it when he did.

#2,026 – Anxiety Week: Pickles to the Rescue

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Right up there with the time that I overslept in 2006 and missed out on meeting Cameron Maybin at Marlins fan fest. One of my biggest regrets in life is not attending a pickle festival that I was invited to back when I lived in New York.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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. I see numerous organizations profiling and celebrating their “First Female CEO” or “Women in Charge of Blockchain” or “the Female Entrepreneurial Movement.”

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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. He was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor.

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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.

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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3 Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction


In 2017 it was blocked for a few hours by the OOCL Japan, in 2006 it was blocked by the Okal King Dor for 8 hours, and before that in 2004 the Tropic Brilliance became lodged for 3 whole days.

NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest


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. The space agency launched an open innovation competition to design an arm for a space robot named Astrobee, and the first winners have just been revealed.

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).

#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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction


In 2017 it was blocked for a few hours by the OOCL Japan, in 2006 it was blocked by the Okal King Dor for 8 hours, and before that in 2004 the Tropic Brilliance became lodged for 3 whole days.

Three Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction


In 2017 it was blocked for a few hours by the OOCL Japan, in 2006 it was blocked by the Okal King Dor for 8 hours, and before that in 2004 the Tropic Brilliance became lodged for 3 whole days.

#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.

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).

#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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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.

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.