Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet.
As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated.
- Crowd-wisdom fails business [ComMetrics]
Crowdsourcing assumes that customers know best what they want and need. Hence, more heads are better than one. However, crowdsourcing may fail in a few important situations that concern social media.
- Navigating the new normal [McKinsey Quarterly]
A conversation with four chief strategy officers on setting strategy in the wake of the downturn.
- Entrepreneurs: Stop Innovating, Start Minnovating [Harvard Business]
If we want more entrepreneurs, stop worrying about jumpstarting innovation. Focus on “minnovation.”
- Integrated Innovation at Pitney Bowes [strategy+business]
In tough times, this venerable mail and documents company boosted not only its R&D spending but the creativity of its approach.
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