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

Eating your own dog food

Idea to Value

In 2006, the editor of IEEE Software recounted that in the 1970s television advertisements for Alpo dog food, Lorne Greene pointed out that he fed Alpo to his own dogs. You have a product. And you are trying to convince customers that they should trust you and buy your product.

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The creative personality: Which of the Big 5 Personality Traits is associated with creativity?

Idea to Value

The strong link has been found in multiple research studies ( 1978 , 1987 , 2006 , 2009 ). A 2006 review of the literature found that other factors such as intelligence and knowledge of the domain are also important and strongly correlated with creative performance.

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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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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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.

Trust the Customers, Not the Experts

Destination Innovation

In 2006 he presented on the TV programme Dragon’s Den in front of a panel of stern entrepreneur investors. Rob Law and Trunki. Rob Law studied Product Design at Northumbria University. One of his course assignments in 1997 was to come up with a new design for luggage.

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

Do you need to be intelligent in order to be creative? The threshold theory

Idea to Value

Preckel & Holling (2006) : Investigation of correlation in 1328 German students. What is the link between intelligence and creativity? And can you be creative without being intelligent, or do you need a minimum level of intelligence to achieve great creative feats?

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.

#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.

Crowdsourced Innovation: Three Things I Learned

IdeaScale

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.

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.

Interview with Design Thinking Leader Steven Forth on What Makes Business Model Innovation So Challenging

IdeaScale

Back in 2006, I encountered Tom Nagle’s work on pricing and read his classic book The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing. Ibbaka is a consulting and technology development company focused on helping companies bring innovations to market and to help them to scale.

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?

#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.

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.

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

IdeaScale

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.

Qmarkets Selected as a Innovation Management Service Provider by Israeli Government Procurement Administration

Qmarkets

Founded in 2006, Qmarkets is an experienced leader in the domain of innovation management with leading global clients including Ford, Lufthansa, Intel, and many more. ( For the Hebrew version click here.

Qmarkets Selected as a Innovation Management Service Provider by Israeli Government Procurement Administration

Qmarkets

Founded in 2006, Qmarkets is an experienced leader in the domain of innovation management with leading global clients including Ford, Lufthansa, Intel, and many more. (For the Hebrew version click here.)

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.

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. 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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How the B Corp Movement is Redefining Business for Good

Econic

With a shared vision to make business a force for good, three friends founded B Lab in 2006; this sparked the beginning of the B Crop movement. The B Corp movement is redefining business for good by setting different business standards in order to work towards creating a better world.

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

Qmarkets

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.

Impact of Crowdsourcing in the Healthcare Industry

IdeaScale

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.

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.

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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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).

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. 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.

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."

Qmarkets Partners with Wellspring to Offer a Data-Enriched Open Innovation Platform to Enterprise Clients

Qmarkets

Since the founding of the company in 2006, Qmarkets has been empowering its clients to drive innovation impact through a suite of dedicated innovation management tools.

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.

Qmarkets Partners with Wellspring to Offer a Data-Enriched Open Innovation Platform to Enterprise Clients

Qmarkets

Since the founding of the company in 2006, Qmarkets has been empowering its clients to drive innovation impact through a suite of dedicated innovation management tools.

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

Wazoku

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.

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.

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.

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

Qmarkets

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

Qmarkets

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.

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.

Why More Seniors Are Using Cannabis

Business and Tech

According to data published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in 2020, self-reported cannabis use among people 65 and older increased from under 1 percent in 2006 to more than 4 percent today.