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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...

What is Free Innovation?
Trends & Future Thinking

What is Free Innovation?

Kittihawk, 1903.  Wilbur and Orville Wright, up at an insanely early 5am, listening to the wind singing in the wires of ...

Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management
People & Culture

Why Diversity Matters in Innovation Management

"Oh, I've never thought about it that way!" Have you ever said this to a friend or a colleague at work? Or has anybody e...

How DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management Are Different
Methods & Frameworks

How DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management Are Different

Now many of you might not be any the wiser on what DMAIC and DMADV might mean, unless you have had some exposure to Six ...

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
Strategy & Alignment

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

So many organizations struggle between aligning their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to...

Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge
Strategy & Alignment

Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge

 Watch any group of kids playing with Lego and you’ll quickly get the idea behind platform thinking. A small number of s...