Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

You Always Have to Sell Innovation

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As an innovation leader or intrapreneur, you always have something to sell. In the end it is a product or a service, but during the development of a revenue-generator, you have to sell a vision to internal and external stakeholders.

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How to Use Yammer to Drive Innovation

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Many companies use Yammer to drive innovation and especially idea generation / development within their company. They often learn that it is fairly easy to recruit people for the Yammer platform which lets employees share and connect with coworkers in a private, secure enterprise social network.

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Is Innovation in Asia Different?

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Yes, innovation in Asia is different than what we see in the more Western parts of the world where the science of innovation management has been progressing longer. I recently read a great book, Leading Innovasian – Embedding Innovation Culture in Malaysian Organizations, and I liked the perspectives on Asian innovation given by Azim Pawanchik and Dr. Suraya Sulaiman from Alpha Catalyst Consulting. I got their permission to share the below insights from the book...

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Crowdsourcing Meets Open Innovation

Yes, you gotta love Lego! Not only is the company doing amazingly well during this ”crisis”; they are also constantly experimenting with new ways of working together with partners. Their new thing is Lego Cuusoo. Here Lego has teamed up with Cuusoo, which is a Japanese pioneer of user innovative product design that introduced a design-to-order process already in 1998. ...

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Is Open Innovation the Future for All Companies?

Paul Sloane recently asked this question in my 15inno LinkedIn group: Is Open Innovation the future for all companies or is it so damned hard that only a few will have the resources and commitment to make it work? I think this is an interesting question although I acknowledge it is a question that you cannot answer with a simple ...

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Superficial Open Innovation

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Perhaps the question should be: Is the term, open innovation, superficial? The topic was raised at the Open Innovation Summit in Chicago after a presentation given by Susan Harman, Group Manager, Open Innovation at Intuit. Intuit began their open innovation efforts a few years back, and they have lots of ongoing initiatives. So they do open innovation, but when Susan ...

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What's Next With P&G's Connect + Develop Site?

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The pace of evolution on the intersection between open innovation and social media is astonishing and companies need to pay lots of attention to where things are headed. P&G and their Connect+Develop initiative is rightfully considered one of the best examples of open innovation implementation and I especially like their “behind the scenes” efforts and how they and constantly try ...

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5 Keys to Making Innovation Communities Work

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When I give talks on the intersection of open innovation and social media, I often get into discussions on what it takes to make a community work. This also happened when I met with the participants of the HYPE User Community, which is a group of corporate innovation people using HYPE innovation products and services. I have some experience on ...

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