Innovation Upgrade: A Training Program and Network by Stefan Lindegaard

Boost Your Career and Help Make Your Company Stronger!   Do you and your colleagues want to stay ahead of the curve and get the latest insights on innovation management? Do you want…

15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context …

FREE Books, Papers and Insights on Open Innovation and Innovation Culture

I believe in being open and sharing insights so here you can download free books, papers and exercises related to my work.

I hope you will find this worth your time and …

An Open Innovation Talk by Stefan Lindegaard (Video)

Do you want some insights and inspiration on open innovation? Then you should check out this presentation that I gave at the recent re:publica conference in Berlin.

Here you get a short …

My Events

Ask Me Anything - Online Session
September 8, 2015
Click here to register

My Books

My Events

Ask Me Anything - Online Session
September 8, 2015
Click here to register

Recent Posts by Stefan Lindegaard:

The McWhopper: A Lesson on Disruption

by Stefan Lindegaard
August 27, 20158/27/15 No Comments

I chuckled when Burger King proposed the McWhopper. This was a great PR stunt and I shared this on LinkedIn.

Ken Foster had a different opinion and I can definitely follow him on his views (but I still think it was a great PR stunt). Ken´s comment:

“My apologies to you who are fans or employees of these two companies but this seems to be a completely ridiculous stunt. Both of these companies have some incredible challenges going forward so why would they waste efforts on a PR stunt.…

Innovation Upgrade: A Training Program and Network by Stefan Lindegaard

by Stefan Lindegaard
August 27, 20158/27/15 No Comments
Boost Your Career and Help Make Your Company Stronger!   Do you and your colleagues want to stay ahead of the curve and get the latest insights on innovation management? Do you want to expand your mindset, skills and toolbox on innovation? Do you want to get ready for the future of innovation?   Then, you should join Innovation Upgrade, a training program and network that gives you insights and inspiration on topics such as:   – open innovation and how this works for large companies, SME´s and startups – the future of corporate innovation (lots of change on the way) – the talent for innovation (the skills and mindset you need to be successful with innovation)   We will address the topics through webinars, virtual Q&A sessions and physical sessions in cities around the world.   …

The Perfect Storm: Why Big Companies Get Better at Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
August 18, 20158/18/15 1 Comment

I had an interesting discussion recently in which I heard arguments why big companies are not good at innovation and why this will not change in the future, which belongs to the more nimble and adaptive startups.

I fully understand why many people do not believe in the innovation capabilities of big companies today and in the future, but I have faith in them. Things will change and we will see that big companies will improve significantly on their innovation efforts in the next 3-7 years.…

4 Lenses of Innovation: A Great Tool for Creativity and Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
August 13, 20158/13/15 1 Comment

I am a big fan of Rowan Gibson and his work on the 4 lenses of innovation. Not so long ago, Rowan published a book on his work and this is something you should definitely check out.

Rowan states that if we unpack hundreds of cases of successful innovation, it turns out that there is a common signature to all of these big ideas. Time and again, visionary inventors and entrepreneurs came to their insights and discoveries not by sitting there waiting for a Eureka moment but by looking at the world from particular perspectives.…

Stop Doing Stupid Things: The Innovation Challenge for All Companies

by Stefan Lindegaard
August 11, 20158/11/15 No Comments

There are lots of innovation challenges out there as there are lots of problems to be solved and lots of new ideas and input to be taken in.

One of the key issues with innovation challenges is to develop the right questions and challenges to ask to the right audience.

Today, I heard of a great theme for a challenge. It was so simple and yet so relevant that many other companies should do it. The theme was:

What are the stupid things that we should stop doing?…

How Companies Must Learn, Unlearn and Relearn

by Stefan Lindegaard
July 16, 20157/16/15 1 Comment

Not so long ago, I read this great quote by Alvin Toffler.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

What if we put this into the context of corporate functions and the rise of collaboration and the shared economy?

Production / supply chain: Companies learned to make their products and services by themselves; then they unlearned part of this in order to become even better through outsourcing and supply chain systems.…

The Execution of Innovation: A Free White Paper

by Stefan Lindegaard
June 25, 20156/25/15 3 Comments

For several decades corporations around the world have talked about innovation and tried many different efforts to get this to work at their organizations. The results have more often than not been mediocre or worse. The time has come to take stock of what’s working and what needs to change to improve the odds of success. There is a lot of change coming!

This is what I believe in and what I will cover in my white paper on “The Execution of Innovation”.…

Are You Ready to Change the Future of Innovation?

by Stefan Lindegaard
June 17, 20156/17/15 1 Comment

The future of innovation needs to change. Will you help make it happen?

This is what I believe in.

The future of innovation – and business – is driven by three global mega-trends:

Everything moves faster, everything will be connected and there will be a much higher degree of transparency.

Thus, we need a different approach on innovation. Here you have my current thoughts (work in progress) on this.

The focus is shifting away from ideas as they are in abundance.…

How to Wreck the Innovation Term

by Stefan Lindegaard
June 1, 20156/1/15 2 Comments

Here you get a good example on how to wreck and over-use the innovation term. I wonder if the company even considers whether they are doing themselves a disfavour (which I think they do).

On LinkedIn, I got some good perspectives in the discussion following my update. Let me share them here as well:

Michael Fruhling: You are probably right, Stefan. At a minimum, their marketing leaves much to be desired. Their offering may be differentiated…but I can’t tell how or why based upon their ad alone.…

Deloitte Lacks Diversity: What’s the Impact on Innovation?

by Stefan Lindegaard
May 22, 20155/22/15 6 Comments


Diversity is better for innovation, right?

So what’s wrong with this picture?

(26 new partners in Deloitte Denmark)

Deloitte makes a major push on innovation advice and services. It’s great to have such a player putting more focus on innovation, but I have to raise a question here.

What’s the impact on innovation thinking and the advice you offer in such a situation?

Unfortunately, this lack of diversity is not just an issue with Deloitte.…