Innovation breaks the barrier of our present realm of knowledge. You need to be willing to think outside the box – or create a new one. You can do this by yourself or you invite others and embrace the power of open innovation.
i-Sparks is for you – individuals and organizations that have new and untested ideas, special needs or unresolved challenges for social good but don’t know how to address them due to lack of resources, time or knowhow.
Join our global community and grow ideas into projects for success.
Juli, T. (2011). Open Up – Openly Teach Anyone Willing to Learn, What You Do at Work. In H. Noordin (Ed.), Corporate Bold: What Every Corporate Professional Must Know! (pp. 248–250). Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.
Juli, T. (2012). The Power and Illusion of Self-Organizing Teams. 2012 PMI Global Congress Proceedings. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Project Management Institute.
In addition, have a look at the Blog Posts below or choose the category “Innovation” in our Blog.
Coming soon …
- Inspiring websites
There are numerous open innovation platforms out there. Not all of them are equal. Here is a selection of some of the most inspiring:
Open Social Innovation
- Rock the Post
- One Billion Minds
- Start Some Good
- Dell Social Innovation Platform
- Dell Social Innovation Challenge
- Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change
- Start Some Good
- Better Place
- When you wish: A new network to fund and discover creative, business and charitable projects
- Other Resources
Book & Article Recommendations
Bhidé, A. (2009). Where innovation creates value. McKinsey Quarterly, (February).
Bisoux, T. (2005). What Makes Leaders GREAT. BizEd, (September / October), 40–45.
Chesbrough, H. W., & Garman, A. R. (2010). So öffnen sich Unternehmen. Harvard Business manager, Februar, 71–79.
Dyer, J. H., Gregersen, H. B., & Christensen, C. M. (2010). Die Innovatoren-DNS. Harvard Business manager, Februar, 56–65.
Girotra, K., Terwiesch, C., & Ulrich, K. T. (2010). Idea Generation and the Quality of the Best Idea. Management Science.
Godfrey, R. L., Smith, H. W., & Pulispher, G. L. (2011). The Seven Laws of Learning: Why Great Leaders Are Also Great Teachers (p. 192). Springville, Utah: Bonneville.
Godin, S. (2010). Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Guillebeau, C. (2008). A Brief Guide to World Domination: How to Live a Remarkable Life in a Conventional World.
Hsieh, T. (2011). Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (p. 304). New York: Business Plus.
Immelt, J. R., Govindarajan, V., & Trimble, C. (2009). How GE is Disrupting Itself. Harvard Business Review, October.
Immelt, J. R., Govindarajan, V., & Trimble, C. (2010). Wie General Electric sich radikal erneuert. Harvard Business manager, Februar, 80–91.
Kelley, T. (2000). The Art of Innovation. New York: Doubleday.
Manyika, J. (2008). Google’s view on the future of business: An interview with CEO Eric Schmidt. McKinsey Quarterly, (September).
Mendonca, L. T., & Rao, H. (2008). Lessons from innovation’s front lines: An interview with IDEO’s CEO. McKinsey Quarterly, (November).
Peters, T. (2011). The Little Big Things: 163 Wege zur Spitzenleistung. Offenbach: Gabal.
Pollice, G. (2009). Leadership in an (almost) Agile world. The Rational Edge.
Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges (p. 532). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
Senge, P. M. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (2006th ed.). New York: Currency Doubleday.
Senge, P. M., Scharmer, C. O., Jaworski, J., & Flowers, B. S. (2005). Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society (p. 289). New York: Crown Business.
Sinek, S. (2009). Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (p. 256). New York: Portfolio / Penguin.
Sull, D. (2009). Competing through organizational agility. McKinsey Quarterly, December.
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