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Anywhere – preview of new book from Yankee Group

I got a note from the Yankee Group about a new book ‘Anywhere: How Global Connectivity is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business’ by Emily Nagle Green (twitter: @emilynaglegreen). I downloaded the sample chapter and I must admit, I was quite impressed. The concept behind the book is how we will all be impacted by […]

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Bad Case Study of Open Innovation: Brightidea Customer Feedback Portal

Innovation is all about the process of doing new things that deliver value. Open innovation is about innovation with people outside the firm’s walls. Good Innovation processes are vital. Bad innovation processes – especially for Open Innovation – are deadly. Let’s look at an example: Brightidea. Before I get into the detail, I’d like to […]

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Comment on Brightidea post: annoying web site did not let me post properly

Don’t you get really annoyed when you have a great comment to make to an article… but the web site is bust and doesn’t accept comments. Well, once again this has happened to me, but instead of just getting upset, I’ll post a link to the article here, and my comment below. Great thoughts should […]

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Myth #4: We Need Simple Idea Management Systems

I am a great believer in simple systems. The ideal solution is one that is so elegant, that any complexity is hidden from end users so that they would never know it was there. As an owner of two iPhones (one for Europe, one for the US), I know this to be true at a […]

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Myth #2 “People need money before they will share their ideas”

Motivation is a critical component of any innovation program, particularly in Enterprise Idea Management. There is a belief, misplaced in my experience, that financial rewards are the primary motivation for contributions, and the absence of any financial reward will lead to poor uptake of a program. Once again, this is one of the Top 10 […]

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Myth #1 “All ideas are good – there is no such thing as a bad idea”

There are several problems with this myth, one of my Top 10 Myths of Idea Management, based on my work at Imaginatik. And it is one of the most common in the field of creativity and innovation. 1) Some ideas are actually bad – they may be illegal, amoral, create liability for the company (for […]

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Top 10 Myths about Idea Management & Why They Are Wrong

  I have worked on Idea Management at Imaginatik since 1998 – I was in the room when the first was first coined as a discipline. During this time, I’ve heard many people, including purported experts, describing how idea management is supposed to work, and in many cases I am sorry to say that their […]

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Implementing CSR in a Downturn – Mark Turrell presents to NetImpact membership

NetImpact (http://www.netimpact.org) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Imaginatik (www.imaginatik.com) is a software company specializing in enterprise crowdsourcing and collaborative innovation and problem solving. The NetImpact members look for new topics and […]

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Case study time: Cargill’s enterprise-wide deployment of Idea Central

I recently came across a way of sharing PPTs on the internet more productively (www.scribd.com) – thanks to seeing a presentation from an Imaginatik competitor on the same site. I then thought it would be a good idea to share some of the case studies we have had at Imaginatik in our client base. Unlike […]

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