Everyone should be familiar with the practice of Open Innovation especially our children and grandchildren, since they are going to have to solve the significant problems we face today and in the future.
In this 2-minute video, the founder of InnoCentive explains the concept. describes how NASA used his website and network of problem solvers to attack a number of challenges. If you have time, you should also listen to a recorded webinar by two NASA innovation managers who explain how they are using InnoCentive to solve problems at the agency.
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them." ~ Albert Einstein
A highly talented business strategist (and all around good guy) by the name of Gary Klaben brought this article to my attention today. As is often the case with visionary thinkers, Hall and Johnson's article will probably make a lot more sense to a lot more people today than when it was written in 2009...
When Should a Process Be Art, Not Science?
by Joseph M. Hall and M. Eric Johnson
Harvard Business Review, March 2009
That's one of my favorite scenes from the movie "48 Hours" (1982) and I cannot think of a better place and time to use it. I have just two things to say about this...
* According to Merriam-Webster, SLOG, as a transitive verb means...
1 : to hit hard
2 : to plod (one's way) perseveringly especially against difficulty