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Innovation must reads of the week: 40 examples of open innovation and crowdsourcing

Innovation must reads of the week: 40 examples of open innovation and crowdsourcing

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Nov 24 2012 14:04:35

In case you missed it: Stop designing products, start designing behaviour spaces – http://bit.ly/ScimL3 #designthinking #innovationRalph-Christian Ohr
Are we on the cusp of big breakthroughs in "deep learning"? Think of S curve ramifications 4 other industries! #imd_mit http://nyti.ms/T4iv0nbill_fischer
How to Build an Innovative Culture http://p.ost.im/p/dh7nUpGreg Satell
40 Examples of Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing http://ow.ly/fu5ox #innovation #crowdsourcingStefan Lindegaard
Ripping post by @stevedenning What Killed Michael Porter’s Monitor Group? The One Force That Really Matters http://buff.ly/Ug8TkV cc @niloferTim Kastelle
3 Big Insights From Today’s Top Design Thinkers http://trib.al/utG6UqCo.Design

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Lessons from a crowdsourcing experiment

One of the great things about social media is that it gives organizations the capability (if they choose to) and advantage of co-creating new products and services with their customers.

About two years ago I persuaded a client to experiment with crowdsourcing. At the time my client, The Jumpitz Corporation, was setting up their social media presence and they had a huge offline following. Plus Valentine’s was coming in a few weeks.

They asked me how they could bring all their fans online and create some good old word of mouth.

I suggested we try crowdsourcing.

Must read innovation stories of the week: The innovators Code

This weeks must read story is about the personal characteristics of successful innovators, the Innovators Code. A research study conducted by Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen found five ‘discovery skills’ that distinguish them. The ability to associate, question, observe, experiment and network.

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Open Innovation for philanthropist’s

Thanks to twitter I’ve been able to connect with a few people in the innovation space and thanks to I was directed to an innovation marketplace for philanthropists.

Philoptima uses an open innovation platform to help grant makers, funders, donors, philanthropists, and seekers to have access to applied research and interventional best-methods for their work on any global community challenges such as environmental, education and health.

 The high levels of brainpower that can leveraged from open innovation efforts such as Philoptima’s can help philanthropists better define a problem they are trying to solve and then given that clustered brainpower increase the likelihood of coming up with a solution of higher impact.


Beerfest video Dune movie download are abundant now a days, crowdsourcing has been adopted as part of a businesses’ dominant strategy as they’ve seen the power that tapping so much brainpower can yield.

Open innovation is all about connecting with others to find and then create new ideas that have market changing potential.

The time is ripe for your business to engage in open innovation. With recession in full swing the opportunity to collaborate with others in finding and developing new ideas is a strategic move you should be considering a priority.