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How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters
The Innovation Manager

How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters

I have a confession to make: I have a thing for investigative journalism. I'm talking about the kind of journalism that ...

Living Labs and Open Innovation
Ideation & Collaboration

Living Labs and Open Innovation

"Living labs" is a label applied to an array of very different innovation infrastructures that did not make it in the Ja...

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation
The Innovation Manager

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation

There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newt...

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community
Open Innovation

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community

How can an event be inclusive and exclusive at the same time? By appealing to a variety of professionals who work in a v...

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say
Open Innovation

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

 Yes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post.

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care
The Innovation Manager

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation.

Driving Innovation in Higher Education – Insights From an LSE Report
Higher Education

Driving Innovation in Higher Education – Insights From an LSE Report

There are a variety of forces impacting colleges and universities today: economic and demographic, financial and ideolog...

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance
Strategy & Alignment

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance

Right before January 1st, I felt an (in)explicable urge to “rant” about New Year’s resolutions on LinkedIn. And I had my...

A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check
Strategy & Alignment

A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check

As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day. You know, prioritiz...

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures
Strategy & Alignment

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures

In a previous post I was telling you about engineering an open culture and how tricky this task can be. As research show...

Can you really engineer an open culture?
People & Culture

Can you really engineer an open culture?

The idea that an open culture can be engineered or that cultural change can be outsourced is tempting. So tempting, in f...

Building & Managing an Ecosystem of Co-Created Value
Strategy & Alignment

Building & Managing an Ecosystem of Co-Created Value

“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpe...