Posts Tagged ‘open-innovation’

Leveraging unexpected uses

Nice TED talk by Evan Williams (co-founder of Twitter) revealing that many of the ideas driving Twitter’s explosive growth came from unexpected uses, i.e. were invented by the users themselves or by people working on side projects. Twitter has won a small army of lifecasting converts, with its bite-sized notes and instant-gratification communication. Co-founder Evan […]

OSMB and Changing it 10^100

One of the most interesting things about going to conferences like OSMB is the smalltalk you do during lunch time. And today I’ve had the good luck to meet someone with an equal interest in Open Innovation. Triggered me into debunking one of the drafts I’ve pondered to long, as framework for my notes of […]

Everyone designs …

This blog has taken a little rest over the holidays (and some time after that too, oh my), but now I am back in full swing. Let’s start the new year with design-related stuff, shall we? This is no coincidence, as the DesignCamp Cologne is sneaking up and I must prepare a session still. So […] podcasts @ IT Conversations and elsewhere

Just a notice that Evan Prodromou of has been at IT Conversations (mp3): is an open microblogging service. Users can post short messages about themselves to, which are then broadcast to friends in their social network using instant messages (IM), RSS feeds, and the Web. The product’s developer, Evan Prodromou, joins Phil […]

Collaborative and Open Innovation

Via David Weinberger I found this Berkman lunch where Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School and Ned Gulley of MathWorks talked about “The Dynamics of Collaborative Innovation: Exploring the tension between knowledge novelty and reuse”. Karim begins by looking at research by Meyer on the airplane’s hidden collaborative history: It didn’t spring whole cloth from […]

Harness new sources of creativity

An interview with Satish Nambisan in India Knowledge@Wharton: In their quest to harness new sources of creativity, companies are reaching beyond their R&D labs to tap individuals and organizations outside their corporate boundaries. […] the rise and implications of this network-centric approach to managing innovation. I blogged about The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating […]

Sharpening Your Skills: Managing Innovation

So now the demand and need are clear, what about approaches, concepts and ideas. Some are compiled by Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge who have put together some classic articles on innovation (“Sharpening Your Skills: Managing Innovation“), among them articles on user innovation, and how to harness disruptive change: Sharpening Your Skills dives into the […]