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The beauty of crowdsourcing

Last week, I spoke with Paul Arnold, a seasoned business writer and BBC alumnus. The topic of our conversation was crowdsourcing: how companies use it and why they’re often disappointed with the results of their crowdsourcing campaigns. The full text … Continue reading

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Can we make crowdsourcing available to small companies?

Crowdsourcing is a powerful open innovation tool allowing organizations to tap on the collective wisdom of their own employees (internal crowdsourcing) or pools of external talent around the world (external crowdsourcing). Internal crowdsourcing (usually managed through Internal Innovation Networks) can be … Continue reading

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What Do Numbers Say About Different Models of Innovation?

I’m not a fan of the “idea generation” model of innovation. This approach, which I call “bottom-up,” puts the focus of innovation on ideas that are generated by employees on the ground and then channeled upwards to senior management. I … Continue reading

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Has Crowdsourcing Become A Mainstream Innovation Tool?

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) Given the level of excitement the concept of Open Innovation has caused in the media in recent years, one would assume that this approach has become a common tool used by organizations to achieve … Continue reading

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A Multiple Choice Test

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) Everyone has his or her sense of order. My daughter, for example, arranges her clothes in the alphabetical order of brand names. The growing adoption of open innovation tools in corporate innovation practices has … Continue reading

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