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In this post, I’ll share with you an interesting talk by Henry Chesbrough, the “father” of Open Innovation, at ESADE. After three books on the subject, he discusses the importance for companies to create platforms that connect all their services and products into systems and...

The world is becoming more open and transparent. Business relations are also changing. People ask companies for more information and them to their suppliers. In a context of openness, old closed models no longer have a place. This is the case of the black box...

Lots of innovative products fail in their way into the market. Mental models are difficult to change and are one of the biggest barriers for innovation since they determine the level of assimilation that a novel idea finds. On the other side, there are many...

Startups are always a great source of inspiration. Here's an interesting case within the food industry. A social enterprise from which some lessons about transparency, sustainability, and collaboration can be drawn. In the following TEDx Talk and 99U conference, Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez, founders of...

Here's a great and short 13 minute talk by Geoffrey Moore. In January of this year, a revised edition of his 1990 classic book, Crossing the Chasm, has been released. It includes new examples and content to help bridge the gap between what's new and...

Global competition and food industry challenges demand new models of food production. Recently, Nestlé has presented its modular factories that the company expects to start operating first in Africa, and then in Asia. The flexibility of modular production systems is also the idea behind “Portable...

Which are the values and common behaviors of innovative companies? The question has been successfully answered in numerous articles and books. Summarizing, here are some of the insights from three of the answers I find relevant, those of Jeffrey Baumgartner’s, Gijs van Wulfen’s, and Hal...