Interview with Erich Joachimsthaler, Author of The Interaction Field
I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Erich Joachimsthaler, the Founder and CEO of Vivaldi, one of the largest independent global strategy and business transformation firms, to talk with him about his new book The Interaction Field: The Revolutionary New Way to Create Shared Value for Businesses, Customers, and Society, to explore the important role that connections play in both business and innovation.
ODI Practitioner Insights: An Interview with Marco de Polo from Roche Diabetes Care
It is quite rare for a company to open up and offer a true and detailed insight into their unique practices and experiences on their path to becoming more customer-centric. However, Marco de Polo from Roche Diabetes Care does exactly this in this interview with Martin Pattera.
4 Intrapreneurs on the Blues And Bliss of Big Company Innovation
Life as an innovator can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. The Intrapreneurship Conference is taking over Stockholm for the next three days. We are featuring 25+ intrapreneurs on stage- sharing their approaches and results, their challenges and failures, and their personal hopes and fears. We started the day with trending topics. We asked our four presenters about their lives as innovators in large companies – and how they keep their energy up also when times are though.
Taking a Pause for Innovative Thinking
Holly Green, CEO of The Human Factor Inc., is an experienced business leader and behavioural scientist. Holly has a rare combination of extensive academic training and in-the-trenches experience working in and leading organizations. She tells IM that the most important lesson for innovation managers to learn is to slow down to allow for creative thinking.
The Open Innovation Guru: A Discussion with Henry Chesbrough
Henry Chesbrough continues to be an influential voice in open innovation. Paul Hobcraft caught up with him on a recent trip to Denmark – and sought clarity on Henry's latest work in open service innovation.
Freeing up IP for Innovators: A New Role for Universities is There for the Taking
Universities and higher level research institutes need a better way of getting innovations into the market and that means taking risks earlier in negotiations. IP management systems designed for early disclosure could be the answer, argues Maxine Horn.
Chris Thoen on Open Innovation -Part II
Chris Thoen head of Procter and Gamble's Open Innovation business has been talking with IM about what it takes to achieve excellence in Open Innovation. This week Chris touches on staffing and the culture of Open Innovation.
A New Era of ‘Collaborative Advantage’
This week IM caught up with Debra Amidon to ask her views on the evolution of innovation management as a profession. Debrah first wrote about intellectual capital in 1987 and became a practitioner as ‘global innovation strategist’ long before it was in vogue. As founder of ENTOVATION International Ltd, she has managed a global network of innovation experts across 67 countries for over 2 decades. She provides us with some perspective and counsel for the future.
StartUp America and the Realities of Innovation
StartUp America is President Obama's policy of choice to kick start jobs growth in the United States. StartUp America Partnership is a private sector initiative to help out. How closely related are they and what do they mean for innovation in America? We talked to Lesa Mitchell, VP Innovation at the Kauffman Foundation, one of the architects of the partnership.
Procter and Gamble’s Chris Thoen on Open Innovation
Procter and Gamble's Connect and Develop program signalled the transition of big business from a past based on internal R&D to a future based on connectivity and openness. Connect and Develop kick-started the open innovation movement. In a revealing interview Chris Thoen, who runs P&G's open innovation practice, tells Innovation Management about the future of P&G's Open Innovation strategy.
Turning Brains Into Idea Machines
Paul Williams, founder of Idea Sandbox, is a brainstormer and professional problem solver. Today he tells IM about the eight practical tasks of innovation he recommends to his clients and his new project of designing the world's best brainstorming destination.
Chris Bangle on Innovation
Chris Bangle is one of the most influential designers of the post-war era. He took over as Chief Designer at BMW in the early 1990s and transformed both the brand and the look of cars in general, drawing admiration, and envy, from competitors like Ford. Now running his own consultancy, Bangle talks to IM about innovation from a design perspective.
This week IM caught up with Ric Merrifield - consultant, author and business scientist at Microsoft, to get his views on the most important lessons for innovation management practitioners to learn and the direction of the profession as a whole. Ric had some valuable advice to share.
Management’s Tireless Champions
What does it take to be successful at managing innovation? Patricia Seybold, founder and CEO of the Patricia Seybold Group and a New York Times best-selling author on the subject of innovation has a few ideas to share.
Teaching Lateral Thinking to Leaders
Everyone can greatly benefit from improved lateral thinking skills, and no one more than entrepreneurs, managers and CEOs. This is exactly where motivational speaker and author, Paul Sloane focuses his energy. In this week's Hello There Paul tells IM about his experience and asks for your input on his most recent project.
Highlighting Global Innovation Trends
Richard Bendis, president and CEO of Innovation America tells IM about his personal approach to innovation management and how he is helping others to embrace innovation in the interest of encouraging our future leaders.
“Getting Transformational Solutions Off of the White Board and Into the Real World”
Saul Kaplan, founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory tells IM about how he is teaming up with passionate innovators to make real and lasting change in education, health care, energy, and entrepreneurship. Read more to find out how.
Ripples Become Tsunamis
Commonly the best way to initiate change is to enable leaders to pave the way forward. Mike Myatt is considered to be among the world's top CEO coaches and today he tells IM more about his experiences working with real leaders who embrace change and innovation.
Finding Fantastic Solutions in Unexpected Places
This week IM caught up with Klaus-Peter Speidel, who has embraced open innovation in the company he co-founded - hypios, a social marketplace for solutions. Klaus-Peter tells us more about the need-oriented approach to innovation and the importance of multiplicity and open-mindedness in the idea creation process.
Eric Von Hippel on Innovation: Rethinking the User as Innovator
Eric Von Hippel has long been an advocate of user-led innovation but it is not always clear what user-led innovation really means. A newly released study on consumer innovation by Von Hippel reveals more than you might think. Haydn Shaughnessy delves deeper..
Developing Innovation Ecosystems Around Universities
As Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Southern California and the Executive Director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, Krisztina Holly is dedicated to helping students, academics and entrepreneurs make maximum impact with their ideas. Krisztina tells IM a bit more about her experiences.
Science & Technology Education: A Dutch Perspective
Policy makers who want to stimulate innovation need to look at the new generation of people coming into the workforce. But are they properly prepared to play a role in invention and change? Rob Blaauboer looks at Dutch experience of teaching them how.
States Gamble on the Random
In an economy where many millions of social interactions create exciting but often random change, can state bodies credibly set innovation policies that fire the imagination of entrepreneurs - whatever the budget? In the third of our articles on Europe’s Innovation Union we spoke to Ann Mettler, Executive Director of think tank The Lisbon Council and asked for her take on policy and innovation.
Making Innovation Part of Everyday Life
This week InnovationManagement spoke with Jorge Barba, innovation insurgent, blogger and Creative Strategist at the San Diego based Digital Marketing Firm Blu Maya. Read on to learn more about his experiences challenging the status quo and promoting innovation as a human process to a better tomorrow.
Innovation’s New Champion
Policy makers in the USA and EU are looking at how they can design innovation programmes that support global competitiveness. In this series we are looking at Europe's new 'Innovation Union', which reflects the new growing significance of innovation in Government policy. We'll be following up with more on US and Asian innovation thinking. In Part II of our Innovation Union series, we talked with Peter Droell, head of innovation at the European Commission.
Dr. John Kapeleris on Innovation Management
This week InnovationManagement spoke with Dr. John Kapeleris, Director of Commercialisation and Deputy CEO at the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) about his views on the topic of innovation. Dr. Kapeleris explains the importance of implementing a broader innovation strategy in combination with a clear strategy and vision for innovation in order to achieve success.
Chesbrough on Service Innovation
Henry Chesbrough has earned a worldwide reputation for his pioneering work on open innovation, influencing a generation of executives by identifying and describing the practice of innovating in collaborative groups outside the enterprise. We caught up with Henry to talk about his upcoming appearance at the European Innovation Conference and his new book.
Adam Hartung on Innovation Management
This week InnovationManagement spoke with Adam Hartung, Managing Partner of Spark Partners, a Chicago based firm focused on innovation management yielding profitable high growth for clients. Learn more about why innovation management is critically important for companies to thrive. And what are the rewards and challenges of educating leaders in innovation implementation?