The Participation Economy – Part 2


by Kevin Roberts I like to think of good ideas having a theme song. For the ‘Participation Economy‘ maybe it would be “Come Together” by The Beatles. But the manifestation of that spirit and energy has to be embodied by the current world tour by U2. It’s a lesson in participation with scale. Stadium shows of yesterday were known to ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Fighting our Stereotypes


This is the second of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on “What roles do engineers and marketers play in an innovation setting, and what conflicts can arise based on their perspectives and approaches?” Here is the next perspective in the series: by Mark Roser People interested in the topic ...

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Inspiring Innovation


From small startups to world leadership organizations, innovation is a must for business to thrive and perpetuate. How can your organization inspire innovation? With long-term commitment to progress of the process, leaders must drive the journey from start through finish. Clearly-defined expectations towards the progress, as well as a definitive end-result are imperative elements involved. As a leader, one must ...

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A Perspective on the American Innovation Strategy

“History should be our guide. The United States led the world’s economies in the 20th century because we led the world in innovation. Today, the competition is keener; the challenge is tougher; and that is why innovation is more important than ever. It is the key to good, new jobs for the 21st century. That’s how we will ensure a ...

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What's Your Lifeline for Innovation?

by Stephen Shapiro During dinner the other night, I compared crowdsourcing to the lifelines on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Imagine you are sitting in the hot seat. The show’s host asks you a question. You are nervous and can’t think straight. You believe you know the answer to the question, but $64,000 is on the line. You are ...

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Innovation by Collaboration


People collaborate to innovate. But what about the other way around? Could a structured innovation approach be used to bring people closer together? In other words, collaboration becomes the endpoint and innovation becomes the means to that end? Collaboration is where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals. Collaboration is seen as an ...

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LinkedIn or Ning for Innovation Community?


Which do people prefer for sharing interesting news, articles, videos, and all around community – Ning or LinkedIn? I created an Innovation Community a year ago on Ning and to date it has 42 members. Ning had a lot of promise when it first came on the scene, but I’m not sure that it has a bright future because it ...

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Innovation Collaboration


How Leading Firms Use Open Innovation Many CEOs see collaboration as key to their success with innovation. They know they cannot achieve their innovation targets using internal resources alone. So they look outside for other organisations to partner with. A good example is Mercedes and Swatch who collaborated to produce the Smart car. When Mercedes wanted to produce an innovative ...

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incentive2innovate – Healthcare Industry Applications


The first panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on applying incentive prizes and open collaboration in the healthcare industry. The panel was moderated by Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation: Eric Eisenstadt, Ph.D., Deputy Vice President for Research, J. Craig Venter InstituteLisa Latts, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Excellence, ...

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incentive2innovate – Tool #1: Open Collaboration


The first panel at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on open collaboration. The panel was moderated by Don Tapscott (Author, “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” and “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World”): Arianna Huffington, Author, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Huffington PostRob McEwen, Founder, Goldcorp, and CEO/Chairman, US GoldMarthin de Beer, SVP, Emerging ...

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