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Stefan Lindegaard

Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan is an author, speaker, facilitator and consultant focusing on open innovation, social media tools and intrapreneurship.

15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the...

9 Drivers for the Future of Government Driven Innovation

It has been 5 years since President Obama named Aneesh Chopra as the first CTO of the United States. It has been 4 years...

8 Insights on Open Innovation: Great Interview with Philips

“Open Innovation and technology scouting are vital for us to stay ahead of competition and identify cutting edge technologies that will allow us to...

5 Reflections on Innovation Talent

I have been reading some interesting articles recently on talents; how to spot them and how to develop them in a fast-changing world. Here...

3 Innovation Lessons from Elon Musk and Tesla

Last week, Tesla Motors announced that they are opening up their patents to anyone, who in good faith, wants to use their technology. This...

Make Magic Happen: Innovation is About Intersections, Networking

The WOBI on Innovation conference in New York started out with a big bang, when Scott D. Anthony gave a great talk based on...

Lack of Ownership, Lack of Direction; No Innovation

A small team of corporate innovators wonders why they are in trouble with their innovation initiatives. As we dive into a discussion on this,...

7 Steps for Building a Top 100 Innovation Company

What would be a good approach to create an entrepreneurial and innovative culture in a big company? What are the elements, processes and tools that...

Open Innovation: B2B versus B2C

What are the differences and similarities on open innovation between B2B and B2C companies? This is a question I often run into during my...

Amazon and the Power of the Crowd

There is much talk these days about crowdsourcing and how companies can tap into the power and diversity of the crowd. I will share...

Crowdsourcing = Marketing or Innovation?

When companies tap into the crowd in the right way, they can reap lots of benefits. They are primarily focused on innovation and marketing...

8 Insights on Crowdsourcing

During the CoDev 2014 conference, I attended a morning session hosted by InnoCentive. The title was “Engaging the Crowd with Custom Challenge Programs” and...

5 Steps for a Better Innovation Culture through Experimentation and Failure

I have recently written a white paper on how to build a stronger innovation culture by embracing failure. Unfortunately, I cannot offer a clear...

SME’s and Innovation – What Matters the Most?

I am looking for insights and cases on what really matters for SME’s in their innovation efforts and approaches. Can you help? As a discussion starter, I...

LEGO and the Power of the Crowd

There is much talk these days about crowdsourcing and how companies can tap into the power and diversity of the crowd. I will share...

The Good Jobs Strategy: Lessons from Retailers

Sometimes you get surprised on how some executives run their companies. Zeynep Ton wrote something that caught my attention on this: “These companies think about...

Make Better Business and Innovation Decisions: The Link Between Sunk Costs and Meditation

Innovators need to make decisions all the time. It’s part of the job. One thing that really impacts the decision making process is the...

Can Companies Work Better Without Bosses and Managers? A Great Discussion on Leadership

A very interesting case is developing in the business and leadership community. Zappos, the online shoes and clothes retailer is making some big experiments...

The Luxury of Corporate Innovators: Money Is Not the Key Driver

I was recently asked the following question by Ilan Mochari, who is a senior writer at Inc Magazine, as a response to my survey...

The Language of Innovation – Tricky, but Important Issue

I just read a good blog post by Jeffrey Phillips on Why Innovation Needs Its Own Language. In particular, I like this overview of challenges...

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