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    The Untold Story Behind Switzerland’s Success with James Breiding

    September 23, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Switzerland – a tiny country with few natural advantages – has become incredibly successful in the world of banking, pharmaceuticals, machinery, and more. James Breiding, author of the bestselling book, Swiss Made, explores the enabling factors for innovation in Switzerland. He makes the point that when an entrepreneur comes up with a new and innovative method or product, there will be resistance from those who have accepted the status quo. Entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs need to have thick skin if they wish to disrupt the market.

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    Who Are the Great Innovators Among Us?

    June 20, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Humans are innately concerned with what makes up the creative inventors among us. We want to know how to cultivate our inner innovator and nurture those qualities that will serve us both as individuals and as employees.

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    5 Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector

    June 8, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    The financial landscape is changing and the crowd is uniquely suited to help banks and other financial institutions solve some of the challenges they face. In this article, we look at five tech trends and how they’re changing how financial institutions interact with their customers.

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    Why Crowdsourcing is Critical to the Future of Education

    May 16, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Educational institutions have the reputation of being slow-moving behemoths, but this label is undeserved. According to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, the educational sector worldwide is more innovative than it gets credit for.

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    Being Influenced and Leveraging Influence

    September 9, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    The myth of the lonesome creative genius has long been debunked. More and more, it is becoming clear that creativity and innovation are the products of social interaction in many ways. People are inherently social beings: we learn by observing and taking in things that we see, hear, read and feel around us. Upon closer inspection, even groundbreaking innovations and outbursts of creativity publicly attributed to a single individual turn out to be the product of a long journey of contemplation, experience and above all, knowledge amassed as a result of interaction with the world.

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    Rethinking The Way We Generate Insights

    June 30, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Identifying new sources of growth has become increasingly more complex given the myriad of alternatives that new business models, strategic partnerships, advanced technologies, and other disruptive mechanisms offer us. Taking a systematic approach to finding these opportunities means veering from our usual mode of operations to a much more speculative mindset where the learning journey is as important as the destination itself.

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    Risk, Great Ideas, and Your Business Model

    May 4, 2015 | By: | In: The Innovation Formula

    Where do great ideas come from? Obviously they come from many sources, which means that your systematic innovation process has to support and sustain multiple efforts at ideation in parallel. In the following article we will explore some promising ways that you may be able to find ideas that will take your own business forward.

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    An Innovation Portal…I Can Do That Myself

    February 23, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Innovation portals have taken an important place in the open innovation landscape. Expectations are great in portal performance but often, for purely budgetary reasons, these portals are launched and managed internally by corporates themselves, to discover that they generate a number of community management issues that they are not used to coping with. Prior to launching a corporate portal it is a good idea to ask a few specific questions on whether to do this internally or through experienced third party innovation providers. Using external resources can often avoid pitfalls and align the portal success rate to corporate expectations, objectives and ambitions. Here six questions are asked that can help you take the decision whether to launch a managed portal internally or externally.

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    Learning From Innovation Hubs: Fluidity, Serendipity, and Community Combined

    December 15, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Innovation hubs are popping up from Addis to Amsterdam and Boston to Bangalore. Fuelled by ideals of openness, community and collaboration, hubs aim to be the next orgware for innovation—beyond business incubators and R&D labs. Managers, policymakers and investors have taken note, but are grappling with how to engage. What makes hubs so appealing and can they teach innovation managers anything new?

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    Community Innovation is Led by Positive Deviants

    October 16, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Positive Deviance (PD) is an idea which is based on the observed principle that in any community there are people who adopt unusual and successful approaches to problems that beset the whole community. These people are the ‘positive deviants.’

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    What Is An Employee Innovation Network, And Why Should You Care?

    August 22, 2014 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Front End of Innovation, Innovation Psychology

    As Innovation Program leaders look to expand their scope and influence across complex, global organizations, they are turning to the development of Employee Innovation Networks. This article examines what these networks can look like, and provides some high level overview of the value that they can generate.

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    The Innovation Steering Committee as a Guiding Coalition to Change Culture

    August 18, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Today, meetings consume close to 40-50% of executive time. That’s 100 days per year! By some measures 80% of meeting time could be better invested in closing business, developing talent, recruiting new customers, conceiving new products or improving operations – just about anything other than gathering for another conversation without productive outcomes.

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    The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 07

    November 26, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age

    Organizations shake and remake themselves to survive and thrive in the Digital Age. What critical conversations need to happen? What processes need to change? How might the practice of collaborative innovation help people find their way forward?

  • Taking Open Innovation Management One Level Up

    November 1, 2013 | By: | In: Co-Creating, Concept Presentation, IM Channel One, Videos

    In this IM Channel One Concept Presentation, Prof. Henry Chesbrough, Prof. Wim Vanhaverbeke and Dr. Nadine Roijakkers present Project MOOI in detail and explain the benefits for managers and professionals that come from joining this new online project community.

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    How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software: Key Process Considerations

    August 19, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    The first article in this series focusing on collaborative enterprise innovation explains how software can help engage your enterprise in innovation and shares experiences from clients as to the other key activities required to make a ‘software-enabled’ program successful over many years.

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