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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...

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers
Methods & Frameworks

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what coul...

Flirting with ideas
Ideation & Collaboration

Flirting with ideas

Vienna. 1926 and Slawa Duldig was looking forward to a pleasant Sunday walk in the gardens of the Kunst Historisches Mus...

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...

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence
Methods & Frameworks

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence

The history of management is littered with outmoded fads, those tools that seem to have a short shelf-life. There are a ...

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey
Methods & Frameworks

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey

Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology, to provide a systematic way...

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic
Ideation & Collaboration

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic

“Anything that just costs money is cheap” John Steinbeck - American novelist Before we move on to see how ecosystems are...

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager
The Innovation Manager

Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

We talk a lot about, and also to, innovation managers here on the blog. In fact, we have an entire section dedicated to ...

3 Lessons on Innovation We Can Learn from Jeff Bezos' Success
The Innovation Manager

3 Lessons on Innovation We Can Learn from Jeff Bezos' Success

Jeff Bezos just became the world's richest man. His creation, Amazon, is an incredible company. The consistency and brea...

The Four Main Types of Business Collaboration
Methods & Frameworks

The Four Main Types of Business Collaboration

“In the same way you can never go backward to a slower computer, you can never go backward to a lessened state of connec...

Open Innovation: Tackling Mood, Conflict and Knowledge Boundaries
People & Culture

Open Innovation: Tackling Mood, Conflict and Knowledge Boundaries

While artists – bloggers included – do not typically disclose where they get their inspiration from, I will share this o...

The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation
People & Culture

The Complex and the Chaotic: Going Beyond Incremental Innovation

Innovation is easy. Or rather, certain kinds of innovation are. Faced with the challenge of improving a product or servi...