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Celebrating 10 years in Idea & Innovation Management

This week, 10 years ago, we launched Spark at UPC Netherlands. Little did I know this would completely transform my life. Spark was launched as a program to engage employees with innovation. At the time, the broader Liberty Global family employed 23.000 people and UPC Netherlands was selected as the […]

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10 Rules of Innovation Management – Part 5: Evaluation and Recognition

This is the fifth and final part of the broader series on the “10 Rules of Innovation Management,” which has been brimming with best practices for managing an online, collaborative innovation management program, whether you’re already well on your way or are just starting to think about launching a program. […]

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10 Rules of Innovation Management – Part 4: Communication and Transparency

This is the fourth part of the broader series on “The 10 Rules of Innovation Management.” In five publications, I share 10 best practices that should come in handy if you’re managing an online, collaborative innovation management program or thinking about launching one. Last time I shared my views on seeding […]

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10 Rules of Innovation Management – Part 2: Targeted Campaigns

Welcome back to the 10 Rules of Innovation Management series! This series shares the 10 best practices you need to manage your online collaborative innovation program or get started if you’re thinking about launching one. As you learned in Part 1 of this series, the foundations of innovation management – Alignment, Management […]

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Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style

Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than six years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style! Pure bottom-up innovation is like throwing a fragmentation bomb We all remember bottom-up […]

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