Business

Is crowdsourcing the enemy of innovation? Four panelists shared their experiences in a SXSW panel this morning. "Crowdsourcing is a blunt instrument," said Robson Grieve, moderator and president of Creature, which recently redesigned the Seattle's Best logo, resulting in quite a bit of customer... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
This morning at SXSW, Andrew Zolli, curator of PopTech, talked to Hannah Jones, the VP of Sustainable Business at Nike about innovation, design, and sustainability through open data and collaboration. The age of singularities
0 comments Posted 14 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The business plan is dead. Or at least that's the opinion of a panel Sunday morning at SXSW who posited that prototyping is now the way to go. Business has shifted in the last few years. "It used to be about clearly articulating every step of the process you intended to take, embodied in a business... Read more
5 comments Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Effective collaboration is essential for creating value. Indeed, it's one of the reasons we create corporations, because organizations are more effective than individuals at allocating resources. But knowing and doing are two different things. As organizations grow, collaboration can suffer—... Read more
2 comments Posted 11 Mar 2011 by Leigh Weiss Feed
Join us March 17 at 2 p.m. for a discussion with Charlene Li, author of New York Times bestselling Open Leadership and co-author of the critically acclaimed Groundswell, for the latest in our Open Your World webcast series. Li will share her research and explain how social technology is... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Mar 2011 by ChrisMorse (Red Hat) Feed
Since I've recently been on one of my Tom Sawyer rants again about the lack of humility I see in many community efforts, I thought I'd share a story that might help you visualize the role your organization could play in the communities it belongs to.
0 comments Posted 7 Mar 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
If you were compiling a list of the world's most innovative companies, which businesses would top your list? No one would be surprised if you picked Google, Apple, or Amazon, but what about Wal-Mart? (Huh?) Or PG&E (a utility, for crying out loud)? Surely there must be some mistake! Or... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Mar 2011 by Gary Hamel Feed
Bill Taylor, the co-founder and editor of Fast Company magazine, joined us for today's edition of our Open Your World Forum series to talk about his new book, Practically Radical. Bill was joined by Polly LaBarre, the co-author of his earlier book, Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I’m always looking for interesting new communities to highlight here on opensource.com. Over the past year, I’ve covered everything from Wikipedia to OpenIDEO to The White House and am, frankly, overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new community-building efforts going on out there. Seems like every... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Mar 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
One enduring change in the management lexicon brought about by the dotcom revolution was the term business model—how a firm makes money. The concept had been in existence for decades, but the competition between "old" and "new" economy firms, with very different business models, helped to... Read more
4 comments Posted 28 Feb 2011 by Julian Birkinshaw Feed

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