I am a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to identify and develop the people who drive innovation.
I like to inspire people to think differently and learn new things. I do this through my network groups and events as well as virtually through social media tools such as blogs, Twitter and LinkedIn.
I believe open innovation requires a global perspective and I travel the world in order to gain this perspective. I have given talks and worked with companies on open innovation in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. My blog is a globally recognized destination on open innovation. You can read further at http://www.15inno.com.
Open Management: The idea of our time depends on the most eternal values. "Open" just might be one of the most crucial ideas for the future of business. This is very evident with the focus (not to mention, hype) on open innovation in which companies in a systematic way combine internal and external resources in order to get more diversity and speed in their innovation process.
As companies really begin to embrace this new paradigm shift, we will see that the idea of open will spread to all business functions and thus "infect" the entire organization.
The paradigm shift is led by fast moving consumer good companies such as Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Unilever, but everyone seems to be going open today and this will change the basis of doing business and making innovation happen from transactions to relationships.
Such relationships require trust, but unfortunately trust is a word a lot of people throw around but few people deserve or cultivate (much less organizations). This has to change.
I hope we can have a great MIX discussion on this topic and I can start by stating that trust is first and...