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March 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 15/04/15 12:33

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best innovation content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for March 2015.

Here’s why patents are innovation’s worst enemy

by Vivek Wadhwa in The Washington Post

Patents have become the greatest inhibitor to innovation and are holding back innovation. They create disincentives to innovate and slow down innovators by allowing technology laggards and extortionists to sue them.

Getting to “Yes” for Corporate Innovation

by Steve Blank in steveblank.com

How to recognize and remove the roadblocks with "Get to Yes" program.

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Topics: Innovation Top 5

6 Reasons to Focus on Ideas Instead of Inventions

Posted by Jouni Halme on 23/03/15 11:35

Many of the clients I meet are struggling to collect enough ideas in the fuzzy front end of their innovation process. At the same time in many organization the only way to submit an idea to the organization is by submitting invention disclosure report. This is very counterproductive from the point of view of innovation.

 Do you want to know why?

1) The Bar is Raised Unnecessarily

It is widely accepted truth that in innovation quantity leads to quality. If the only way for the employees to submit their ideas is inventions, the organization is messaging that they are only looking for something unique or novel. This is again leads to smaller ideas not being submitted which affects idea quantity.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Best Practise, Research & Development

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