Open Innovation

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Changing your perspective is a very valuable tool for understanding a situation better and avoiding false views. Reflecting on a situation in a new way is a great way to solve a problem. But how do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things?

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Opening Up Innovation at Tata Steel

Open Innovation (OI) is a well-established way to increase options for innovation. It is quite prominent in areas such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG), but much less so in manufacturing industries. Kevin McFarthing recently find out more from Pete Longdon, who runs the OI programme at Tata Steel and details them in this post.

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Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital

From a presentation we found stalking Yannig Roth, from the Open & User Innovation Conference, at Harvard Business School, with two fellow crowdsourcing researchers from Canada (Prashant Shukla & John Prpic). The talk, titled "Is the World Flat? Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital," presented early results of a research about crowdsourcing participation across the globe

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Collective Disruption

I had the opportunity to interview Michael Docherty recently to get his views about disruptive innovation. Michael Docherty is CEO of Venture2 and the author of the new book Collective Disruption: How Companies and Startups Can Co-create Transformative New Businesses. Mike brings unique perspective to his work, having been a successful senior corporate executive, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.

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Building Connected Networks in the 21st Century

This Learning Lab was presented at the Back End of Innovation 2014 Conference, by Ayelet Baron, Futurist, Simplifying Work and Innovator in Residence, Roche/Genentech. Ayelet helps people thrive – she is a global strategist who speaks, writes and consults people and organizations to gain a 21st century edge. Today Ayelet is at the forefront of fixing what’s broken in business and transforming organizations.

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Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need.

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