10.10.10 and 01.01.01 Good readings !!

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In 01/01/2001

Welcome to the 2001 Weblog Awards™. I’m Nikolai Nolan, and I’ll be your host for this month.

The Bloggies ™ are publicly-chosen Weblog Awards Given to Those related to writers and weblogs in 30 categories. And not much more introduction is necessary. Here are the rules:

Best article or essay about weblogs

What the Hell Is a Weblog? And why leave me alone Will not They? By Derek M. Powazek

I fell in love with the web to long time in August It entered my bloodstream Like a virus, took root, and changed my life forever. And, Almost Immediately, the virus spread to HAD.

I made piles of homepages, the oldest of Which are lost forever in the digital ether. I did my college thesis online. I got a job in the biz. I started with lofty goals vague projects like “doing it right.” I cared too much.

And You Can read today 10/10/10:

Modernizers, preservationists and Innovation by Tim Kastelle

Adam Thierer wrote a terrific post today exploring his theme optimists and pessimists major ongoing Comparing Internet. Has he written a very interesting series of posts Assessing the arguments of the pessimists That Think That the impact of the Internet on society is Generally bad (eg Nick Carr, Andrew Keen, Jaron Lanier), and the optimists think That That the Internet is transformational , and positive (eg, Clay Shirky, Kevin Kelly, all the guys Cluetrain Manifesto).

How to fight the confirmation bias by Jorge Barba

Aha! you got an idea and you want to add the research to know if you’re idea has wings. You set up google alerts, hashtags on twitter about related topics, follow people in the know, join related groups on Linkedin, etc.. .. You know the drill!

The future of open innovation by Oliver Gassmann, Ellen Enkel & Henry Chesbrough via @ ralph_ohr

Institutional openness is becoming Increasingly popular in practice and academia: open innovation, open R & D, and open business models. This special issue builds on the concepts, underlying Assumptions and Implications discussed in two previous R & D Management Special Issue (2006, 2009).

The Power Of Storytelling by chrisbrogan via @ Ariegoldshlager

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
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Great readings about innovations | Por jabaldaia

You have wanted to read about innovation?



Rethinking the Role of Human Resources – Design Thinking

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Recognize and reward creativity

“Fortunately, companies can now prepare itself for the changed dynamics of hiring that lie ahead. All you have to do is stop acting like big companies bureaucratic and impersonal, and begin to create a fast moving and a vibrant atmosphere. Companies will need to mimic the rise in small businesses and provide entrepreneurial initiatives as a natural thing. Teams will be smaller, flatter organizations , and the values of honesty , informality and innovation should be introduced into the culture. People will need to feel that what they say matters, regardless of the classification and title. Perhaps most important, is that organizations need to understand that when the recovery comes, the stars will no longer wait around for them to be given the authority to make decisions or to be promoted. The alternative of running your own show has a very strong appeal. “- Jack WelshBusiness Week

Is not innocent the meaning behind these words of JW

It’s a warning to all those responsible for Human Resources, which has long been filling his professional life , not just with pictures of discouragement produced by a culture that has always favored the to be rewarded for doing well what was established and never rewarded creativity.

The Human Resources as part of the organizations have been looking at and have been left looking like weak elements in the chain of organizational values.

People involved in the traditional Human Resources feel confronted with more fluid business environments with multiple implications of evaluations, awards and contracts.


HR’s Strategic Role in Innovation by Deb Mills-Scofield

Historically, HR has not played a very strategic role in innovation.  This needs to change.  HR needs to support the culture change to enable innovation; and the upcoming generation isn’t going to settle for an ‘administrative-only’ role.

On happiness and value innovation by JORGE BARBA

I’ve been thinking about and pounding you in this blog with the idea of not wasting people’s time (also see here). I found out two things today, one is that I’m not the only one thinking about it and second that recent research says that in order for people to be happy we like to spend a certain amount of time on some activities.

Why smaller companies should embrace open innovation by Stefan Lindegaard

Open innovation at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) presents both great opportunities and great challenges. Forming open innovation relationships can give a growing enterprise access to resources that might normally are beyond their reach with the potential for greatly speeding up time to market. Seguir leyendo “Great readings about innovations | Por jabaldaia”

Reflections on Open Innovation

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What do you think?

“The next challenge of Open Innovationis the title of a article HBR in John Hagel III and John Seely Brown, who points out some directions , not way forward, but questions.

There you can read …“Thus it’s little surprise that nearly every company now has some sort of experiment or program relating to open innovation. Open innovation means reaching out to take advantage of talent beyond the firm (or responding to such outreach opportunities). It’s a terrific concept, borne out by several oft-repeated examples such as InnoCentive and GoldCorp.

But are companies, with all their good intentions, getting the most from open innovation? We suspect that the initial successes, encouraging as they are, represent only the beginning. What if open innovation were defined more broadly and more ambitiously? Could even greater value be realized? If so, what would the next wave of open innovation look like?” Seguir leyendo “Reflections on Open Innovation”

Innovation Culture – We do not need a genius!


Managing people and spaces

“Managing people and caring about people is where the value is, because that is where the creativity is, where the innovation is.” – Steve Vamos

It is not easy to understand creativity and innovation without knowledge, especially since much of the innovative production processes resulted from R & D.

Without knowledge the paths of innovation are short or there is not even a starting point.

David Rock says that scientific research found four steps in the process of insight:

– Awareness of the impasse

– The time for reflection

– The moment of introspection itself

– Action.

It is our capacity for reflection that calls for a special status to have a quiet space and time to be focused.

Organizations need to lose fear to the creativity and create space and time to facilitate the combination of inspiration and the fringes of knowledge. The networks are of course facilitators of this process, but do not exempt a proper environment for the creation and direct contacts with other people.

People need not be subject to other stimuli that are often distractions.

The industrial era no longer exists and the concepts of normality are not the same. After all people still accepted as normal over- stimulation caused by the new digital revolution, like email, mobile or social networks, where the flags are a constant.

Leaders must encourage their employees to establish connections to find the deeper meaning of ideas and their purpose. Seguir leyendo “Innovation Culture – We do not need a genius!”

The Open Innovation in the European Union (EU) environment


Contagious or by the law!

In November 2009 an EU Manifesto targeted focus on funding and the competences and could read:

“The ambassadors believe that a comprehensive innovation policy , along with increased investment in science, technology and design, will help make Europe more competitive . “

At that time Jean -Philippe Courtois, President Microsoft International, said that the future of Europe depends on the imagination of its people and urged political and business leaders to create a environment that encourages creative thinking.

He said that the technology has the potential to radically transform society and create new jobs, but investment in skills is essential.

“The acquisition of IT skills, for example, is as fundamental as reading and writing, “said Courtois, who spoke on behalf of the 27 ambassadors.” Seguir leyendo “The Open Innovation in the European Union (EU) environment”

Integrative thinking and the misuse of power

The cascade

Some say that the power affects the world view and I agree!

Some experiments show that people in a position of power shows to have patterns of behavior usually associated with fault zones of the cerebral cortex that control the empathy and the ability to imagine the world from the point of view of others .

The power destroys the ability to understand that there are other perspectives in addition to the hierarchy. The hierarchy works like a waterfall.

But there is no easy cure for the paradox of power. Seguir leyendo “Integrative thinking and the misuse of power”

Open Innovation – The relationship between competence and motivation

Open Innovation Model of the book

Motivations and skills on Open Innovation.

When we talk about Open Innovation, we spoke of the “intentional use of inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation and expanding markets for external use of innovation, respectively. [This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology. ” – Henry Chesbrough

When we talk about Open Innovation we talk about outside innovators that often are busy focusing on their own economic interests, which often results in fierce competition and little cooperation among them.

Companies that wish use external ideas , apart from knowing what kind of innovation is at stake and what the business model to follow, naturally have a concern whether, who provides these ideas is the possessor of certain skills.

Of course, one of those powers is the technical training, like that which is normally required for R & D. This is necessary to facilitate the communication processes and provide flexibility for innovation teams. There is a common language that is important and a necessary basis of trust.

For example, one of the major difficulties that arise in open innovation, when establishing protocols with universities is the ability to match the look of the business to the academic perspective. Seguir leyendo “Open Innovation – The relationship between competence and motivation”

The Future of Innovation – Time to predict and time to design

So you believe that innovation has to occur naturally?

– “I think it’s something you can set up an ecosystem to encourage. Obviously hiring smart people, giving enough investment, giving people time and space to play and explore is definitely a way of investing in this idea of innovation, but you have to understand innovation is a long-term thing….

So what you often find is that the innovators are the ones who create the technology, but it takes a designer to understand the impact of that innovation and package it in a way that users actually want. “

I agree that the concept of innovation should be viewed as a long term thing and that during this time will be room to a combination of “true” innovations in order to a “desired innovation” becomes the success we have seen with some products.

But I also believe we judge ourselves by our intentions, and we judge others by their behaviors.

To that extent what the users want is what we seek to create and add (much) value.

For the companies value means a return on investment (capital) that arrives after a long period, but for the users should mean (the feeling of usefulness and usability) an investment for the future after the acquisition. It is not always so!

What people want is not always what people need!

For companies that want to be “Number One “, this distinction does not matter and as Budd warns that race is often a bad move.

That long term is referred to the time required to understand and integrate connections that represent the hidden or unconscious needs of consumers or users. Seguir leyendo “The Future of Innovation – Time to predict and time to design”

Innovation – What’s my game?

Gambling can be fun!

In a recent article, Chris Brogan makes an analogy (in part) very insightful about our attitude to the game and for life!

Chris leads us to consider three different situations:

1 – The game you see.

“You also see the success without thinking about the sacrifice. You also see the stumbles without thinking about what they teach me. There’s the game you see, just like I see only part of your game.”

The game you see is not always the game you’ll see play because, first, our endless desire to play a certain game upsets our perception and diverts our original intentions, and secondly , the game we see is the game, they want to show us.

Already some time ago that we see innovation with games varied, full of different concepts including the concept of innovation. It’s a game of knowledge and a game of seeing and looking. This however does not preclude continuing to look forward in order to participate in building a future.

It is an evolutionary game where you learn from the good and bad practice! Seguir leyendo “Innovation – What’s my game?”

Ideas and Challenges in Open Innovation

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Still from the ” 2nd Annual Open Innovation Summit ” I gathered from twitter via Jose Briones some tips left about the challenges faced by companies when looking for partners in innovation.

They are put here as reflections and hopefully help us to see where hovers often the inertia of some companies.

Surrender to uncertainty.

The information we receive or request is absorbed, but our minds have limitations. Too much information inhibits the meaning of data and makes use of a time incorrectly.

If it is difficult to find the ideal information (correct and legible) , the harder it is to make decisions based on collections of data without meaning and without purpose. It’s a battle is not won, only serves to consume resources and delay decisions.

Surrender yourself to your experience and decide.

Buy when rent is sufficient

As with housing, if our project at a given moment in life has a specific purpose, why buy a house?

Does the feeling of ownership is so strong that force me to buy a patent, or is there an alternative?

Overlooking the white space

The opportunities for disruptive innovation can reside entirely in the company.

The challenge begins with obtaining a clear understanding of the potential of the company. The attitudes of ease in the action lead to the demand outside of what can be done indoors.

The company must accept the challenges as they are – hard!

Look haystacks instead of needles

The perfectionist’s feelings are enemies of discernment when it translates into trying to collect all the possible elements for a decision or activity. A good challenge is to find a pre- definition of the elements to use. Companies and their agents often follow the philosophy that the more alternatives the better choice or decision, but the hype creates chaos. Seguir leyendo “Ideas and Challenges in Open Innovation”

Cognitive dissonance – An ally of innovation?

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Pros and cons

Companies cannot achieve superior and lasting business performance simply by following a specific set of steps.

Over the past decade, some of the most popular business books have claimed to reveal the blueprint for lasting success, the way to go from good to great, or how to craft a fail-safe strategy or to make the competition irrelevant.

At first glance, many of the pronouncements in such works look entirely credible. They are based on extensive data and appear to be the result of rigorous analysis. Millions of managers read them, eager to apply these keys to success to their own companies. Unfortunately, many of the studies are deeply flawed and based on…” Phil Rosenzweig mckinseyquarterly.com

The thought of our business is made up of illusions, logic errors and the trials failed to distort our understanding of the real reasons why is that the performance of an organization. Seguir leyendo “Cognitive dissonance – An ally of innovation?”

Are you looking for some great readings? You just found it!

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Who is an Ethnographer? by Idris Mootee

Ethnography is hot. Many are quick to claim that they do ethnography by observing people. It is like saying anyone who drives a taxi in NY is a screenwriter. Or anyone who knows how to operate a camera can be a photojournalist

Apple iPad and Google Buzz: Harsh Reality of Innovation by Hutch Carpenter

Nothing like putting your heart and soul in an innovation, and then getting this:

Innovation tip – look for remote as well as local opportunities by Paul Sloane

Most businesses look for new opportunities in obvious places, adjacent to their current position. They typically ask two questions:

Innovation Case: Creating A World Class Innovation Unit by Stefan Lindegaard

A global and well-respected company in a fast-growing industry wants to set up a new innovation unit. Their current innovation efforts are technology-driven but there is a growing understanding that innovation efforts need to focus beyond technology and R&D.

The Golden Age of Innovation – Newsweek via Ralph-Ohr

Despite stereotypes of entrepreneurs as fresh-faced youngsters, new research has found that older workers are more likely to innovate than their under-35 counterparts.

Leadership from the Inside Out — Part II by Gary Hamel

In my previous post, I introduced you to Drew Williams. For seven years Drew served as assistant vicar at St. Andrews, an Anglican parish in Chorleywood, England. When he arrived in 2003, Drew found a church that was big but not growing, and a congregation that was loyal but not energized. Mark Stibbe, head vicar at St. Andrews, challenged Drew to develop a plan that would change this.

Watch the disruptors, not the incumbents by by Tom Hulme Seguir leyendo “Are you looking for some great readings? You just found it!”

The future of innovation and interdisciplinary teams

Rendering of human brain.
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Interdisciplinary Innovation

Innovation is a concept That Occupies the space of ITS own in the creation and business development. It is without doubt the most important competitive factor today and in coming years.

It begins by thinking about innovation to Arrive at Innovative thinking. Many of the traditional Methodologies Fail to Respond to new challenges and new approaches are required.

Think design is not new . What is new is reflectance , explore the ” design thinking ” .

Traditionally , the entities Organizations Were Viewed systemic levels of analysis ranging from the individual to the organization , through the groups. There is an entry point and one exit.

Although Can and Should These levels exist as a reference, the approach Focuses more on Interaction and multiple points of entry and exit information. The knowledge needs more management. Seguir leyendo “The future of innovation and interdisciplinary teams”

The stance for doing business – Design Thinking

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Applications of Design Thinking

Design thinking is the common expression to describe an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems, which transports us to the true innovation.
Interdisciplinary design thinking is especially important to decide what to do in the first place, so that the power of creative intuitive processes can be used to stimulate innovation, solve any problems and develop new opportunities.

The design thinking can help with the confusing and challenging problems posed by the complexity of the contexts of design in the world of digital technology and global connectivity.

Problems of complex projects such as systems or services, are best addressed by a team of people from varied backgrounds, using intuitive process, but adding to the output of the shared mind is more productive than the sum of individual contributions.
People from non-design disciplines also contribute to the projects , usually those with business and brand background , as well as writers, storytellers , and developers of prototypes.

– How we do business?

Unlike analytical thinking, design thinking is a creative process based on the construction, from scratch, from ideas. There are no judgments or fear of failure.

Do stupid questions! Remember that only other people call them so.

Make hope visible. There are so many people waiting for your ideas!

Make a lateral thinking man. Dig deep.

Work the metaphor and analogies.

Jump the fence, draw what you want and face the consequences.

Embrace constraints and draw anywhere.

Draw in emergencies, even if you have only one napkin.

And above all use empathy with dedication to really watch and pay attention to people, because this is usually the best way to check the depth of unarticulated needs. Seguir leyendo “The stance for doing business – Design Thinking”

Some great readings this week! Really!!

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What Is A Social Enterprise? There Is Still A Lot Of Debate? By Idris Mootee

Social enterprise is a hot idea. Being asocial entrepreneurship these days is way cooler than being a iBanker. I think we are only seeing the beginning of a long term trend, people realize it takes a new kind of enterprise to solve the world’s problem. And NGOs are not the solutions.

Innovation Failure & Ownership: What happens when we own our successes and abdicate our failures by Andrew (DrewCM)

Innovation is a high-stakes endeavor. Much may be risked on the hoped-for chance of reward. The success or failure of a single innovation may win or lose reputations and careers. In some organizations, the retribution for failure may be swift and harsh, while the rewards for success may be just as fickle

Is Innovation a Process or an Outcome? By Karen Christensen via Ralph Ohr

You believe that everything we know and desire is the outcome of a single discovery that was made 1.9 million years ago. Please explain. Seguir leyendo “Some great readings this week! Really!!”