Yearly Archives: 2014

What firms can learn from how their R&D staff cope with open innovation 1

  If you have ever seen the movie “Flash of genius”, you know the trouble independent inventors face when seeking to partner up with large corporations to commercialize their technology. The story is about Robert Kearns, who invented the intermittent windscreen wiper. Being partly visually impaired – reportedly he got a cork in his eye […]

When nobody is looking over your shoulder: how bootleg projects can promote innovation

  It can go horribly wrong when employees take too much initiative and do the things that they deem right without senior management endorsement. Many of you may remember the commotion around a Ford advert in India that showed Berlusconi at the wheel of car with women tied up in the boot. The timing, around […]