A few weeks ago, a friend brought the book “Innovation Thinking Methods: disciplines of thought that can help you rethink industries and unlock 10x better solutions” from Osama A. Hashmi to my attention. I ordered it, read it and was impressed by the both the power and simplicity of the work. The book is thin and comprehensible. In fact, it read like a weblog post enriched with interesting personal thoughts [&hellip
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As a member of ISPIM, we’re proud to be part of the ISPIM 2016 Conference in Porto again. Organised by ISPIM, and supported by ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação (the National Innovation Office of Portugal), this event is for innovation researchers, industry executives, thought leaders and policy makers. Understand the latest innovation management thinking in 50+ workshops, keynotes, tours and discussions Broadcast your insights to 500 innovation experts from 50 countries Get feedback, get published [&hellip
During a course we developed at Avans University this winter, we asked students to gather relevant business cases on innovation and entrepreneurship in order to analyse them and prepare discussions around organization design. The course was based on the following model: The following list is a selection of the business cases they found, mostly based on the Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, Corporate Entrepreneurship and agile/Scrum – all available freely and [&hellip
In today’s business environment, where startups play an increasingly important role and disruptions come from unexpected corners of the business arena, embracing external sources of knowledge as part of an open innovation strategy becomes crucial! Rotterdam School of Management launches a new programme focused on implementing such an open innovation strategy with a particular focus on the role of startups. What is the role of startups in today’s business environment and how can corporates and startups effectively cooperate? During [&hellip
A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. We are still looking for ways to categorize them, but for now we’ve based our categorization on the maturity of the organization. We’re pretty sure there are many more methodologies out [&hellip
Remember me? I’m a Silly Valley serial entreprenerd. I’m well-known for using startup jargon, which I learned from Forbes, Fortune and TechCrunch. Shall I share my story with you? Beware: this small piece of text contains 73 jargon words. When I was 16 I launched my first B-to-B business. Some FFF helped me to leverage my first MVP and both an incubator and accelerator thought that monetizing the Business Model [&hellip
Traditionally, organization design (OD) is an area of expertise focused on the roles and formal structures of organizations. The main goal of OD would be to design the organization in such a way that it makes it possible for the company to reach its vision and thus facilitates the growth. But the world is changing, and the digital era calls for a fresh view on how to design organizations. Organizations [&hellip
Over a week ago, I gave a TED talk about the role of simulation games in higher education and how they could disrupt the education system as we know it. Below, you’ll find the video, the slides I used and the full transcript of the text. Are you interested in helping me to make this game ready to enroll in a couple of years? 7 Billion Universities | Jan Spruijt [&hellip
I recently ran into an article (Walrave et al 2011) that analyzed a simulation of investing in exploration vs. exploitation. The decision to invest in (mainly short-term oriented) exploitation or to invest in (mainly long-term oriented) exploration is one of the key concepts of management and often referred to as ambidexterity. Model of Exploration vs. Exploitation The article built a simulation and was able to test the effective of different strategies under [&hellip
As part of my role at the School of Innovation of Avans University of Applied Sciences, I was able to contribute to an infographic about the course program of the School of Innovation. It comprises the 6 skills of innovative leadership. These are the skills that should be in the toolkit of every self-respecting innovation professional. Click the infographic to download a high-resolution image. 6 Skills of Innovative Leadership Personal [&hellip