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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...

How to Build and Manage a Co-Creation Ecosystem
Strategy & Alignment

How to Build and Manage a Co-Creation Ecosystem

“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 ...

What is the FORTH Method?
Methods & Frameworks

What is the FORTH Method?

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...

3 Perspectives for Approaching Open Innovation
People & Culture

3 Perspectives for Approaching Open Innovation

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

Why Incremental Innovation Isn't Enough
People & Culture

Why Incremental Innovation Isn't Enough

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

Best of the Bonn Forum: Creating and sharing value
The Innovation Manager

Best of the Bonn Forum: Creating and sharing value

Tapping into the collective wisdom of this amazing crowd was both a humbling and rewarding experience. Nadine Roijakkers...

How the TRIZ Method Aligns with Organizational Practices for Innovation
Methods & Frameworks

How the TRIZ Method Aligns with Organizational Practices for Innovation

We have seen a consistent change over the years to move towards a more inventive engineering and discovery mindset withi...