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15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation.

Here we …

FREE Books, Papers and Insights on Open Innovation and Innovation Culture

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 …

FREE Books, Papers and Insights on Open Innovation, Corporate Innovation and the People Side of Innovation

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 …

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No more blog posts on 15inno

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 13, 20163/13/16 76 Comments

Dear friends,

I will no longer share insights and perspectives on 15inno. You can follow my work on LinkedIn Pulse.

You can also interact with me on corporate transformation based on digitalization, disruption and innovation here on Transform – or Die!


Don’t Waste a Good Crisis!

by Stefan Lindegaard
January 19, 20161/19/16 54 Comments

Crises are the new normal. Unfortunately, the world sees plenty of them these days. They come in the form of security, political, societal, natural, environmental and business forms. They are everywhere.

For executives – and the organizations they lead – this means many things. Some examples: You can’t sit in a corner office and lay down strategy plans for the next 5 to 10 years. You need to have your senses out all the time so that you can move fast with your feet.…

Accelerators and Incubators for Corporate Transformation

by Stefan Lindegaard
January 12, 20161/12/16 82 Comments

Corporate accelerators and incubators are popping up all around.

Their purposes are often multifold so in this post, I have pulled together some information on 3 programs that not only aims to grow new business opportunities and thus revenues and profits, but also aims to make an impact on the organization itself and thus help with its transformation efforts.


Metlife and LumenLab – tapping into Asia and going beyond insurance:

My view:

The thing I really like about LumenLab is the people behind it.…

How Big Companies Transform, Survive and Prosper: Lessons from GE

by Stefan Lindegaard
December 29, 201512/29/15 36 Comments

In a business world, where everything happens faster, large companies need to become more agile and flexible. Some decide to make a few changes; others decide to go all in.

GE goes all in. Their FastWorks program is not just about getting better products and services to market faster. It is about transforming the entire +300,000 company.

Here you get a collection of good reads on GE´s FastWorks program. I have included some short snippets on each read, but you should go through all of them to get an idea of how important the program is for GE and why it should inspire other large companies to initiate similar programs.…

The 10 Best Companies for Corporate (Digital) Transformation

by Stefan Lindegaard
December 29, 201512/29/15 45 Comments

Companies must become faster, more agile and more willing to experiment on many levels if they want to succeed. For many companies, this requires a corporate transformation rather than just small adjustments.

I am doing lots of research on this and here you get an overview of my favorite companies and organizations to observe and interact with. I truly believe that their efforts can inspire you and your colleagues and bring your company insights that can help make your company even better.…

Transform by Lindegaard: Will You Share Your Feedback on My Next Initiative?

by Stefan Lindegaard
December 8, 201512/8/15 2 Comments

I am looking for feedback on a potentially new initiative; Transform by Lindegaard. Will you help?

The pitch:

Would you like to interact with strong minds, who are ready to transform how innovation and business happens in the near future?

We focus on four key things;

Listen: How to improve the capability for listening better to what happens within – and in particular – outside of an organization?

Adapt: How to help an organization adapt to the new insights gained by listening better?…

Talents and Teamwork for Better Business and Innovation: A Five Functions Example

by Stefan Lindegaard
December 5, 201512/5/15 No Comments

The business units and innovation teams in large companies and organizations need to improve their capability for listening to their current and potential ecosystems and for responding and adapting to the threats and opportunities that they pick up by doing so. They also need to become better at communicating about their own capabilities in order to attract the best partners – internally as well as externally – if they want to succeed.

How do you set up such capabilities?…

Slow Movers, Fast Losers

by Stefan Lindegaard
November 24, 201511/24/15 35 Comments

A few days ago, I shared an update that went like this:

“Open innovation in Thailand does not look promising. I only get 50 LinkedIn profiles in my search on “open innovation” in all of Thailand. This is significantly lower than what I see in many other countries. I am visiting Bangkok this Wed/Thurs. Looking forward to it.”

A friend of mine, Michael Wallenius, had a swift reply that went like this:

“No, Stefan Lindegaard!…

A Major Shift for Corporate Innovation: The Impact of IoT and the Digital Economy

by Stefan Lindegaard
November 2, 201511/2/15 65 Comments

You can no longer have a serious and credible innovation strategy if you do not have a strong understanding of the digital economy and how the “internet of things” (IoT) will impact your company and industry.

This is one of my key lessons from a week long trip in Silicon Valley where I helped design and lead a program for senior executives from Koc Holding, Turkey. (Get in touch if you want to join a similar program).…

Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurs to Open Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
October 18, 201510/18/15 39 Comments

This report – Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurs to Open Innovation – is a great read if you want insights on how large companies and entrepreneurs can become even better at innovating together.

As a starter, I would like to point you to this perspective given by Accenture that published the report:

“One beacon that has drawn large companies and entrepreneurs together is “open innovation,” a concept introduced more than a decade ago that has since become a catchphrase for a broader and deeper form of collaboration.…