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Innovation Roundup 06 March 2015

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Is Innovation More About People or Process? What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? An article from Harvard Business Review by Andrea Ovans.

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The Power of Twitter: 3 Communications Tips for Social Open Innovation. Jessica Day from business 2 community gives some key tips to spreading your company’s online presence and being more effective on Twitter.

What If We Applied Open Innovation to Government Funded Lobbying? Very roughly one can say that it is votes or money that matter. On the money side there’s not much the average Joe can do. For example, Michael Bloomberg has personally contributed more than $20 million to political campaigns and the American Chamber of Commerce has spent over $1 billion dollars lobbying the government. Even if you can vote, with money like this, how is anyone else supposed to have a say in our democracy? One way is for the government to pay to lobby itself to represent small and collectively weak groups.

“The view that good ideas are rarer and more valuable than good people is rooted in a misconception of creativity. Pixar executive Ed Catmull discusses managing creativity in the workplace, and how to drive ingenuity and brilliance with regular people.

Crowdsourcing Helps Domino’s Pizza Serve Up Rise in Profit; Mobile Application Pizza Mogul Allows Customers in Australia to Design Their Own Pizzas. By crowdsourcing its menu and rolling out dozens more stores from Sydney to Tokyo helped Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. serve up a supersized increase in first-half profit.

Don’t miss the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Report this weekend in the Sunday Telegraph – on newsstands on the 8th of March.

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