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.

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.

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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.

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


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.

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

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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?

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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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.

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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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).

#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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Companies betting big on open innovation


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 ).

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.

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.

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.

Ten Types of Innovation: 30 new case studies for 2019

Idea to Value

If you’ve followed my work for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the Ten Types of Innovation, a framework developed by Doblin (now a part of Deloitte). I previously listed it as the #2 innovation framework you should be using. And with good reason.

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.

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).

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.”

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.

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.

The Birth of an Institution to Create Positive Changemakers

Outside Innovation

On November 20th, an earth-shattering event took place. And, it wasn't a terrorist attack or a mass shooting, or a devastating earthquake. It was an antidote to the world's ills: A beacon of hope.

Crowdsourcing vs crowdfunding – what’s the difference?


Crowdsourcing was coined in 2006 by Wired writer Jeff Howe who defined it as taking a task traditionally performed by an employee and outsourcing it to an undefined, sometimes large group of people.

Creative Strategy Formula – Snickers and Lead, Copy, Swerve, Integrate, Go


In 2006, Snickers switched its logo out in an advertising campaign. We haven’t talked about stealing (or copying) ideas as a creative strategy for some time. There’s a fun example, however, of what might be considered a double idea steal in the marketplace via Snickers wrappers.