Creating value from ideas …….
The power of user led inspiration…..
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Innovation matters – but so too does the way in which we approach organizing and managing it. For some kinds of innovation we can use structured and repeatable processes – but for others we need to work in much more flexible fashion…..
We’re just beginning to appreciate the significance of ‘free innovation’ where users create innovations for their own needs and then freely share them. In his new book Eric von Hippel presents a detailed analysis of this phenomenon and how it sits alongside more traditional models of innovation….
One powerful route to innovation is by re-deploying knowledge effectively across platforms…..
Looking again at the increasingly important role of users in innovation…
Innovation is all about converting knowledge to value – so it’s worth looking again at how knowledge operates as a social process and managing with this in mind….