Hand Dryer or Paper Towels / Collaboration or Competition

At the Open Innovation Summit last week, I had a lively conversation with a few individuals. The debate was about which model of open innovation is most effective – competitive or collaborative. Kevin Boudreau and Karim Lakhani wrote an excellent article earlier this year in the...

Why Edison Was Wrong

Last night I had an enlightening conversation with Alph Bingham, the co-founder of InnoCentive from Eli Lilly.  This guy is fascinating! Alph suggested that many people do not like open innovation (external crowd sourcing) because it runs counter to a widely held belief of the...

The Open Innovation Formula?

Today we have a guest blogger. In an earlier entry, I held a contest to see who could guess how many ideas were submitted as part of the LG Electronics competition. One of the respondents provided a detailed assumption analysis and complex equations. Although the assumptions...

It’s Official!

Two weeks ago, I jumped the gun a bit when I announced my new role with InnoCentive.  Now it is official.  Amongst other things, the press release issued today says… With its new strategic consulting offering, InnoCentive will help organizations benchmark their open...

InnoCentive’s Chief Innovation Evangelist

I am thrilled to announce that as of July 1st, I will become the “Chief Innovation Evangelist” for InnoCentive. If you are not aware, InnoCentive is an incredible company that is changing the world.  They are leaders in the Open Innovation space.  If you have a...
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