Monthly Archives: March 2011

Innovation and Human Capabilities

John Steen wrote a series of  posts on why experts and crowds usually miss disruptive innovation and how to use networks to tap expertise and knowledge. I’d like to expand these thoughts a bit more towards the question: what’s the role of human capabilities in innovation? For elaboration, I’m going to combine two concepts I’ve recently come across: In a ...

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Welcome to the Brave New World of Innovation Ecosystems

Will ecosystems replace simple ‘old’ innovation collaborations as we know them today? Open innovation has suddenly lost its pole position. Board rooms around the world will be thinking through the events that unfolded recently and I’m not talking about Eygpt. Just get into the story that has been unfolding at Nokia in the recent weeks, it has been breathtaking but ...

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3 Key Skills that Enable Innovation

Innovation is obviously a major attribute in the competitiveness of a company (or a government, or a school, or an individual). There are many ways to achieve innovation, and no one aspect will be enough. There is no question that sometimes one very smart person can generate incredible innovations. However, this isn’t very replicable or sustainable. Being innovative is not ...

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How to Market Your Marketing Organization

Does your marketing organization have a brand? Do you have a reputation within the company? If I asked the sales team what they thought marketing did, what would they say? If we asked your executive team how to describe marketing’s contribution to the business, how would they answer? If you lead or are part of a marketing team, you have ...

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