BlogsClassification: PDMA Blog
Clayton Christensen: Two Surprising Reasons Good Companies Fail
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Chris Dolan | Released: June 13, 2011, 2:35 pm
Clayton Christensen is an inspiring guy. Not only has he disrupted the business world throughout his career as one of the foremost innovation academics, he has also overcome a bout with cancer and a recent stroke. Introduced as "the Kobe Bryant of the innovation world," he kicked off the 2011...
Disrupting Ourselves with Open Innovation
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Amy Kenly | Released: June 28, 2011, 11:15 am
Yesterday at the PDMA Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation, we heard from David Ritter, CEO of InnoCentive. David talked about using challenge-driven product development in a B2B environment to take advantage of resources working outside of the immediate sphere and accelerate...
Embarking on a Co-Creation Journey: With or Without Your Employees?
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Gaurav Bhalla | Released: May 26, 2011, 11:55 am
New management ideas and practices, especially those on a hot upward trajectory, are like drugs. They produce unwanted side effects. As their adoption and usage becomes more widespread, so do the misconceptions and mythologies surrounding them.
Take the case of Co-creation...
How Will You Create a Social Innovation Culture?
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Amy Kenly | Released: June 27, 2011, 9:05 am
Like any new business initiative, incorporating social product innovation strategy and technology into existing innovation and product development processes is likely to encounter resistance and lack of support. At the PDMA Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation, I‘m looking...
Make more makers
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Nina Miller | Released: June 28, 2011, 11:55 am
I come from a maker family. I learned to sew and draw at the same time, and I was given a hammer, nails and scrap wood to play with at a very young age. This environment made me confident that I could build my own solutions with any tools that were available to me. Any skill I needed...
The Brave New World of Open Innovation
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Paul Sloane | Released: May 24, 2011, 11:50 am
Many leading companies are now adopting open innovation (OI) as a way to drive their new product development. Companies such as Proctor and Gamble, IBM, LG Electronics, Kraft Foods, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever and Kimberly-Clark are all enthusiastic advocates of this approach.
Think FaceBook is Your Company's Best Social Software Approach? Think Again.
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Jeanne Bradford | Released: May 26, 2011, 4:45 pm
I recently heard John Hagel, Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, speak about the effective application of social software in organizations. Contrary to the knee jerk reaction by many companies to "check the social software block" by throwing up a Facebook page, and desperately...
Tony Hsieh: Culture is King at Zappos
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Chris Dolan | Released: June 20, 2011, 10:35 am
Culture is king at Zappos. At the World Innovation Forum, Tony Hsieh told the audience that there are five things Zappos does to build and cultivate their unique company culture focused on customer service.
Who’s Your Crowd? The Use of Virtual Private Expert Networks
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Amy Kenly | Released: June 28, 2011, 9:10 am
This week I’m attending the PDMA Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation. One of my favorite speakers on the Monday agenda was Ben Kaufman, the founder and CEO of Quirky. Ben is a fantastic speaker and clearly brings a high level of enthusiasm to his company and the idea...
Your Company’s REAL Social Software
Blog: PDMA Blog | Posted By: Larry Marturano | Released: June 28, 2011, 11:00 am
Browsing the programs at Enterprise 2.0 and the PDMA’s own Conference on Social Product Development and Co-Creation, it’s obvious that the collective opinion on enterprise social media is pretty bullish. A cottage industry has emerged selling the benefits of collaboration among your employees...