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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...

How Continuous Improvement is Dependent on the Details
The Innovation Manager

How Continuous Improvement is Dependent on the Details

 The Tour de France is a gruelling race, clawing your way up mountains, pounding along mile after mile of roads – and al...

The Rise of Platform Business Models
Methods & Frameworks

The Rise of Platform Business Models

We have seen an incredible rise of platforms that have become part of our everyday lives. Whether it's Apple, Google, eB...

3 Perspectives for Developing an Open Innovation Culture
People & Culture

3 Perspectives for Developing an Open Innovation Culture

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

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...