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 allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation. Here we need to consider that big companies like GE, Cisco or Microsoft tend to have 8-12 different value pools (think suppliers, startups, customers or universities) to consider for their open innovation efforts. The challenge is that even companies that are good at open innovation only seems to be able to handle 3-4 value pools properly at the same time. Connected A rewriting of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE is a global-participatory film from the team behind CONNECTED. With music by Moby and directed by Tiffany Shlain, it is an exhilarating montage of user-generated videos and graphics, a global mash-up demonstrating the vast potential of creative collaboration in the 21st century. A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE is the first film of a new short film series called Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change. *Find out how to customize the film for your organization’s campaign or call to action here. *Participate in the 100 Language Challenge here.
OnLive Streams Microsoft Windows Onto Android Tablets Too First, Steve Perlman streamed Windows onto the iPad. And now, the legendary Silicon Valley inventor is streaming Microsoft’s desktop operating system onto Android devices as well. On Thursday, OnLive — Perlman’s latest entrepreneurial venture — unveiled an Android incarnation of its eponymous OnLive Desktop — a mobile app that lets users access a virtual Windows desktop housed on servers in the cloud. In other words, you can access Microsoft Office and other staple Windows applications from your tablet — even though they can’t actually be loaded on your tablet. The new Android version of the app is available for download from Google’s Android Market. San Francisco-based OnLive began life as an outfit that streamed games onto PCs and other devices, and it’s now using the same cloud infrastructure to stream Windows desktops as well.
Why Brands Are Loved Recently, the research firm APCO Insight released its list of the top 100 most loved companies. Their study measured consumer attachment to brands based on eight emotions: understanding, approachability, relevance, admiration, curiosity, identification, empowerment and pride. There are some interesting results. Yahoo beat Google. Disney beat everyone (OK, maybe that’s not so much of a surprise) and Apple came in at ninth (which certainly would surprise many). According to the study: 7 Steps for Open Innovation by @Lindegaard: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities I am happy to give you access to the PowerPoint presentation deck for my new concept, which I might turn into an open source project (see more below). The premise for the 7 Steps for Open Innovation tool is that if a company is not already fully engaged with open innovation efforts, it is way behind. This is evident by looking at the number of companies around the globe that today embrace the use of external partners and input into their innovation efforts. But even though companies continuously launch new initiatives designed to help them leverage the power of outside knowledge and resources to drive innovation forward, there is a sense within these companies that they can do better and take this new innovation paradigm to an even higher level.
50 Kick-Ass Websites It's time to update the entries in your browser's links toolbar. But with recent estimates putting the size of the internet at well more than 100 million distinct websites, it's getting harder and harder to get a handle on all the great stuff that's out there. That's why we've compiled this list. And unlike some lists you may have seen, which try to name the very "best" websites, but end up just telling you a lot of stuff you already know, we've chosen instead to highlight 50 of our favorite sites that fly under most people's radar. Think of it as the Maximum PC blog roll (remember those?). These sites represent great alternatives to popular web destinations like YouTube and Hulu, and include useful references, powerful web apps, and the unknown blogs you must absolutely bookmark.
Video Ad Net Calls Out Competitors The old maxim in journalism is “show, don’t tell.” Video ad platform TubeMogul is taking that to heart with a new Tumblr that promises to expose instances where pre-roll video ads are served outside of streams, such as inside display units. The FakePreroll Tumblr so far has just two posts. In one, TubeMogul highlights a McDonald’s ad from competitor YuMe that was served in a display unit. It also slaps itself on the wrist for an instance where it showed a video ads outside of a video stream. TubeMogul hastens to add that it provided makegoods for the error.
Disney, Yahoo!, Google Top List of 100 Most Loved Companies Washington, D.C. (Oct. 10, 2013) – APCO Insight, the global opinion research consultancy at APCO Worldwide, revealed today its list of the 100 Most Loved Companies. The Walt Disney Company tops the list followed by Yahoo!, Google and Sony respectively. APCO's proprietary Emotional LinkingSM model served as the basis for evaluating the companies by measuring consumers' emotional attachment to brands along eight dimensions, providing companies with a roadmap to understanding consumer expectations in an actionable way. Technology companies were the largest industry represented in the top 10 with Apple coming in at ninth on the list.
New Company Ownership = The need for New roles and New Strategy The Growth Drivers – Executives with Strategy Alignment Key roles in a company under new ownership When all the right pieces of an executive team for a growth oriented company are put together and integrated with a strategic play book, it is very strong asset that a company needs to raise the possibility of success. The current market for companies being sold in the under $75MM in revenue generally have gaps that need to be addressed. Will the CEO be from the incumbent ownership? Is that the prudent way to provide a business as usual with a familiar face while more is happening behind the scenes?
The Twilight of the Elites - 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years - TI In the past decade, nearly every pillar institution in American society — whether it's General Motors, Congress, Wall Street, Major League Baseball, the Catholic Church or the mainstream media — has revealed itself to be corrupt, incompetent or both. And at the root of these failures are the people who run these institutions, the bright and industrious minds who occupy the commanding heights of our meritocratic order. In exchange for their power, status and remuneration, they are supposed to make sure everything operates smoothly. But after a cascade of scandals and catastrophes, that implicit social contract lies in ruins, replaced by mass skepticism, contempt and disillusionment. In the wake of the implosion of nearly all sources of American authority, this new decade will have to be about reforming our institutions to reconstitute a more reliable and democratic form of authority.
Go See Napster: Mark Greenberg on The Future of Epix Epix CEO Mark Greenberg does not want to be the next Napster. He’s got big plans for making his movie channel a vital competitor to the HBOs, Showtimes and Starzes of the world. This month Epix is showing the Marvel superhero movies leading up to The Avengers: Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. At a luncheon with the press, Greenberg showed off the Xbox interface for Epix and the Epix iPad app.