Mitch Ditkoff believes that innovation begins with fascination, the state of being intensely interested in something, and asserts that 'a person who is fascinated does not need to be motivated ... or managed ...
'True innovators know how to take a punch', says Stephen Sackur in 'The secrets of changing the world'. In this article he distils what he has learned over the years from the many exceptional people he has interviewed, and finds some common qualities that 'seem to separate us sheep from the innovative goats':
'What is an open source company?' asks Michael Widenius in his blog 'Monty Says'. He argues that 'it's clear that just because some of your product(s) is available under an open source licence, you can't claim to be an open source company, as that would make the term meaningless', and offers this definition:
Open Invention Network (OIN) recently announced a significant increase in the size of the OIN community of licensees during its most recent fiscal quarter. During the second quarter of 2010, OIN signed 36 new licensees and announced the recruitment of Canonical as its first associate member. This represents a 35% growth in its community of licensees, with the community currently numbering 140 open source supporters.
Collaborative idea management is a method for learning from the 'wisdom of the crowd' in order to drive innovation. Karin Wall gives you an introduction to designing a successful collaborative idea management system and effectively using the creative potential of your employees, customers and partners to address your innovation challenges.