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The Open Innovation Revolution

March 16, 2010 Open Innovation No Comments

The above is the title for my new book that will hit stores late May. Starting with a foreword from world-changing innovator and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki, the book looks closely at open innovation and the essential elements that must be in place in order for innovation leaders and intrapreneurs to develop and thrive.

I am getting pretty excited on what people will think of the book. I got an early indication when I asked some friends if they would read the script and give an endorsement. This is what I received…

“A must-read for companies who are either starting their Open Innovation journey or who want to sharpen their OI approach. Stefan explains in very clear terms the challenges and opportunities that company leaders and their intrapreneurs will face. And he elegantly highlights that success will ultimately depend on the quality of the people and their OI skill set.”
- Chris Thoen, Managing Director Global Connect + Develop Office, Procter & Gamble

The Open Innovation Revolution is an essential tool for all innovation practitioners.  It’s packed with usable advice and great stories that Stefan has collected from his work with innovation leaders across a variety of industries.  Whether you are building a new program or enhancing an existing effort, this book offers practical insights and actionable steps that can maximize your program’s success. ”
- Jeff Bellairs, Senior Director, Connected Innovation, General Mills

“Every innovation leader that wants to incorporate or advance open Innovation in a corporate environment should read this book. Stefan not only puts open innovation in simple, practical and executable terms, but also inspires those in charge of such non-trivial transformation by providing tools to design strategies geared to success at a corporate and even individual level, something I didn’t expect and that makes this a unique publication.”
- Moises Noreña, Director, Global Innovation, Whirlpool Corporation

“Open Innovation may one day be as natural as breathing, but remains a constant struggle for most corporations today.  Lindegaard has given us an insightful overview of practical concepts that can be put to use today, and thus begin to grow a capability central to the future of any corporation hoping to get innovation right.”
- Russ Conser, Manager – GameChanger, Royal Dutch Shell

“If you want ‘open,’ look no further.  Stefan’s open and (sometimes brutally) honest account of open innovation is refreshing.  There is no B.S., theory, or fluff.  You only get practical advice for making open innovation a reality in your organization.  Let the revolution begin.”
- Stephen Shapiro, Author, 24/7 Innovation; Chief Innovation Evangelist, InnoCentive

The Open Innovation Revolution provides an excellent and extremely practical overview of the strategies and skills required to succeed at open innovation, from one of the leading global experts on the topic.”
- Roland Harwood, Open Innovation Director, NESTA; Cofounder, 100%Open

The Open Innovation Revolution is a good reference for anyone leveraging an open innovation model.  Stefan helps us understand what open innovation looks like and what types of people and skills are necessary to operate in a networked open innovation culture.”
- Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President, Innovationedge

“Every corporate intrapreneur needs to know that the challenges he or she faces are not as unique and daunting as they may at first seem. “Innovate or die” is the watchword today for Western firms facing the tsunami of global competition. This book is the 21st century version of The Art of War, written thoughtfully, with handy and convenient examples. Its intrapreneur readers will become a community with common purpose which spans industries and borders.”
- Ken Morse, Founding Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center; Chair, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Competitiveness, Delft University of Technology

“The first essential resource for practitioners interested in reinventing R&D for a new era.”
- Chris Trimble, Coauthor, The Other Side of Innovation; Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth

You can pre-order the book on all major book outlets

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