The great Battle (1)

The great Battle (1): Knight Innovators versus Robber Barons A new force has arisen: the neo-capitalists. These hedge funds and private equities are trading in companies, aiming for short-term financial gains. They are not intending to create sustainable value for the various parties involved. Focusing on fast deals with a lot of borrowed money, they […]

A matter of connecting people

Innovation is a matter of connecting people, but how do you do that across the various disciplines within organisations? Companies must innovate continuously in order to survive in an increasingly complex market, and many companies choose to have extremely high innovation ambitions. To be able to meet that ambition, the company will set up a […]

Reputation is extremely important

Reputation is extremely important in Open Innovation network Last Thursday, 29 March, I (Koen Klokgieters) was present as one of three guest speakers at the LogInn Event 2007. This annual conference is organised by and for the MBA students at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. The theme was SCM and Innovation Management, and I was […]