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The Charmels' 1967 song, “As Long As I've Got You”, sampled on Wu-Tang Clans C.R.E.A.M.

Smooth away //Annelie 

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Ad Campaign by Amnesty International Switzerland

Switzerland are always forward thinkers.

this is one of the most humbling ad campaigns i’ve seen.

Ecosystem of Partners - Instead of talking about just Open Innovation

When I started out to explore the Open Innovation field in collaboration with Unilever, I researched how to make the sometimes arbitrary Open Innovation into a well managed process.

Today I am not talking about Open Innovation anymore; instead the model I developed is a set of tools on how to create an Ecosystem of Partners. Ecosystems are a new way of looking at Open Innovation and collaboration, and have taken open innovation to the next level by making relationships ongoing and evolving.

Have you encountered this movement of Ecosystem of partners?

Ecosystems of Partners defined is a network of symbiotic relationships between a hub entity (initiator) and several ancillary entities (partners) formed with the objective of sharing resources to achieve mutually beneficial goals.

Looking at Open Innovation this way makes Apple a best practice example of Ecosystem of Partners.

 ”What you end up with is a kind of Apple archipelago—this cluster of islands in this big digital sea that are great places to hang out,”


Paul Saffo, Silicon Valley futurist  

Would be great to hear your reflections about this,

Annelie

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Fashion, Music and Dancing have a lot to thank Malcolm Mclaren for. Back in the days, lets say in 1971, when collaboration was called partnership, McLaren and his partner Vivienne Westwood opened up a London clothing shop called Let It Rock on the Kings Road.

Open minded Mclaren continued…

Please don’t throw anything into the sea

This video is about an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives here, only birds and yet, you will not believe what you will see here. 

Step 1 - Identify Your Internal Experts Early
Step 2 – Schedule the Collaborative Questioning Session
Step 3 – Execute a Purposeful Q&A Session
Step 4 – Document the Session

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Neil deGrasse Tyson lays down some cold hard truth.Every second our Sun releases energy equivalent to about 1 Billion (1,000,000,000) nuclear bombs, and we are digging in the sand.

thesciencellama:

Neil deGrasse Tyson lays down some cold hard truth.
Every second our Sun releases energy equivalent to about 1 Billion (1,000,000,000) nuclear bombs, and we are digging in the sand.

Waldorf-Astoria Installs Beehives on NYC Rooftop
As bees continue to face an uncertain future, efforts like these offer the potential of a win-win-win for the bees, the hotels, and the planet.

The ultimate challenge!

Team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. 

Virtous companies are the talkers when it comes to sustaining the planet!

Saving the planet is not glamorous, and it is not social entrepreneurs or virtuous companies that will manage to do so, instead it is the number-crunching accountants that will do the real walk!

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Accountants Will Save The Planet

INNOVATION DILUTED Got innovation? Just about every company says it does.

Like the once ubiquitous buzzwords “synergy” and “optimization,” innovation is in danger of becoming a cliché—if it isn’t one already.
 -  Leslie Kwoh 

INNOVATION DILUTED 
Got innovation? Just about every company says it does.

Like the once ubiquitous buzzwords “synergy” and “optimization,” innovation is in danger of becoming a cliché—if it isn’t one already.

Open Innovation all the way -USA!

" On his first day in office, President Obama directed the newly created position of “Chief Technology Officer” to provide recommendations on his Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government" 

Obama is serious about Open Innovation when he appointed a Chief Technology Officer! It is time for even more Open innovation in the Private sector.

President Obama appointed Aneesh Chopra as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer in May, 2009, to spur innovation and collaborative processes to solve problems and grow the jobs and industries of the future. Along with a growing team of leaders across the Federal Government, Chopra has worked to increase the potential of open innovation in areas like health IT, learning technologies, and smart grid. Continue reading