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May 30, 2013 15inno, Featured Posts 17 Comments

I believe in being open and sharing insights so here you can download free books, papers and exercises related to my work. I hope you will find this worth your time and if so, it would be great if you can help spread the word about this link to your network and colleagues.

Innovation Culture: The Big Elephant in the Room – a White Paper

We all talk about it. Some corporate innovation leaders claim to have the answers. Lots of consultants are sure they know. Most CEOs don’t really have a clue. It is just difficult developing a strong and sustainable innovation culture and one key reason is that a corporate culture in general is carved in stone during the first few years of the company’s existence.

But we still need to create strong and sustainable innovation culture. What can be done? This white paper is a good discussion starter as it dives into topics such as:

• Different types of innovation initiatives and how they impact the corporate innovation culture

• Killers and boosters for innovation culture

• Why middle managers hinder innovation just by doing their job

• An overview of the mindset and skills needed to succeed with (open) innovation today

• Innovation methodologies and concepts in your organization

• Why you need a common language and why you need to educate up and down

• Why it should be people first, processes next, and then ideas

FREE DOWNLOAD: Innovation Culture – The Big Elephant in the Room

Innovation-ExercisesInnovation Insights and Exercises by @Lindegaard – a Workbook

Here you get a set of exercises, tools and insights that I hope can help you in your work with innovation. You are welcome to use this in any way you see fit as long as you give due credit. There are more than 40 exercises covering topics such as Open Innovation, Innovation Culture, Communication, The Corporate Innovation Team and Networking.

If you are a consultant or teacher, use the exercises in your interactions with clients and students. If you work in a company, use them in training sessions or to get some inspiration for solving your innovation challenges. It’s up to you!

The only thing I ask for in return is that you share my work with your colleagues, friends and network. Let’s work together to make the (open) innovation movement go even further!

You are of course also welcome to book me for a talk, session or workshop if you want a more facilitated approach to the exercises and tools.

FREE download:

Innovation Exercises and Insights by @Lindegaard LOW QUALITY
Innovation Exercises and Insights by @Lindegaard HIGH QUALITY

The high quality version will be added shortly. You can send an e-mail to stefanlindegaard@me if you need it sooner.

Social Media for Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Add Power to Your Innovation Efforts

“How can my company use social media to bring out better innovation faster?” This is the key question that I explore in this book, which covers issues such as:

• What are the benefits of using social media for innovation efforts?
• What are the challenges and how can you overcome them?
• How can the different social media platforms help bring out better innovation faster?
• How should companies approach social media for this purpose?
• How can innovation leaders get a better understanding of social media and start maximizing the value of their virtual networks?

Social media has the potential to be a game changer for how companies innovate and companies need to pay full attention to the intersection of open innovation and social media if they want to out-innovate their competitors. This might be unchartered territory, but it is full of interesting opportunities.

FREE download: Social Media for Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs – by Lindegaard - If you choose this option, it would be great if you will share the link with your colleagues and network. Perhaps you could also write a review on Amazon.com or on your own blog/site.

Click here to buy the Kindle version for a better reading experience.

Making Open Innovation Work

Practical, engaging and direct! This is the style of Making Open Innovation Work, which explores the open innovation intersection between big and small companies by covering the following topics:

• Why big companies need small companies as part of their open innovation ecosystems.
• The benefits of open innovation – and the challenges it poses for companies of different sizes.
• How to make open innovation work when the partners are of unequal size.
• Case studies illustrating open innovation between big and small companies.
• How to identify and develop the people who will drive open innovation within an organization.
• What to do if things go awry in an open innovation partnership.
• How to handle issues of intellectual property rights.
• How to use social media tools to build your open innovation capabilities and attract partnerships.

FREE download: Making Open Innovation Work – by Lindegaard - If you choose this option, it would be great if you will share the link with your colleagues and network. Perhaps you could also write a review on Amazon.com or on your own blog/site.

Click here to buy the Kindle version for a better reading experience.

Working with Stefan Lindegaard:

You might read my books, blog or tweets and wonder how I can help your company on open innovation, social media and intrapreneurship issues. Here you get an overview.

Talks/sessions: As a speaker or session facilitator, I really like to interact with my audience. I prepare to be able to establish a connection that leads to a good two-way discussion that makes it easier for the audience to relate my ideas and insights to their own issues.

I am open to tailoring a talk, session or training program to your needs. My main topics are open innovation, how to use social media for innovation efforts, innovation management, intrapreneurship and the people perspective of innovation.

You can see me in action and find some of my presentation decks here: An Open Innovation Talk by Stefan Lindegaard (Video)

Consulting: As a strategic advisor, I provide corporate innovation units with an external view on the opportunities, challenges and initiatives that are related to further develop their corporate innovation capabilities.

Connecting: I help corporate innovation units connect with other units and thought-leaders within the innovation community and facilitate sharing of insights and experiences. This takes place in one-to-one situations as well as in Corporate Mind Exchange events organized by 15inno.

Promoting: I help companies become the preferred partner of choice within current and future innovation ecosystems and to become an admired innovation leader across all industries. If your foundation is in place, I help create a communication strategy that leverages my social media channels and network.

Let me know if you want to discuss ways of working together. My e-mail is stefanlindegaard@me.com and my Twitter name is @Lindegaard

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  1. Bob Jacobson says:

    Thank you, Stefan. Your book is very valuable and opens new doors for looking into the innovation challenge. Social media one might think are innovation exemplified. True, they result from innovative thinking. But their application is not so crude and straightforward as might be thought at first contact. You've framed social media correctly in their role as tools and means.

  2. agersocialslow says:

    I do not know English, sin. However, I advertised books on FB and Twitter. Good job.
    Dr. Pierini

  3. Javier Lizárraga says:

    Thank you :O)

  4. Jeff Wheeler says:

    Thanks, Stefan.
    I'm enjoying your posts; I will read the books this month.
    I've already shared links to facebook friends, on LinkedIn and tweeted to followers on 1 of my twitter accounts.
    Please keep posting.
    1GreyEagle@facebook.com; or
    tweet me @1GreyEagle1

  5. innothink says:

    Great summary and spot on to the newest developments in using social media as an incubator

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  7. Adolfo says:

    Many thanks!
    I'm just starting in the innovation world and I'm sure that you're books will be very useful for me.

  8. Stefan Lindegaard says:

    Hi Adolfo, I hope you will find them worthwhile :-)

  9. Great content, thank you, Stefan!

  10. Roopa says:

    Thanks..great insights …will spread the word.

  11. Hans says:

    Excellent reading. Thanks a lot for sharing !

  12. Hector Leal says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing Stefan ! The exercises are just great !. Best Regards !

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