Three free books on open innovation

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Open innovation

I am a Copenhagen-based author, speaker, and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, innovation culture, and communication for innovators. I believe open innovation requires a global perspective and I have given talks and worked with companies in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

Here I share three free books I've written on open innovation.

Innovation Exercises and Insights

This is a workbook with 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

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 or Kindle version

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 or Kindle version


Note: If you want to discuss ways of working together you can email Stegfan at: His Twitter handle is @Lindegaard. For more on working with Stefan Lindegaard visit this post on his blog at 15inno.

Originally posted on Stefan Lindegaard's blog, 15inno. Reposted with permission.

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Stefan Lindegaard is an author, speaker and strategic advisor. His focus on the topics of open innovation, social media tools and intrapreneurship has propelled him into being a trusted advisor to many large corporations. He believes open innovation requires a global perspective and he has given talks and worked with companies on open innovation in Europe, South America, the U.S. and Asia.


Thank you for sharing these Stefan, I look forward to reading them. Hopefully more individuals and organisations will see the benefits of open innovation.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge through these free books Stefan!

I downloaded all three, and will sure be reading the second one. It has some interesting chapters such as '7: Making virtual communities work' and chapter 8 on the topic of gamification. Those are (key) elements of open source projects, which makes it an interesting read for me.

thanks a lot for sharing

Will load up on Kindle tonight, thanks for sharing

What a terrific resource. Innovation Exercises and Insights could be useful with students. Thanks for sharing!

thank you for sharing your great book.

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