Listen to our recent podcast recording with Dyan Finkhousen and Geoff Parker. Dyan is the Founder and CEO of Shoshin Works and Geoff Parker, co-author of Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - And How to Make Them Work for You.
Crowdsourcing has long been recognized as an effective tool for creating new and exciting consumer products. A growing body of evidence, however, indicates that this approach has a capacity of successfully addressing the most daunting challenges facing humanity.
Necessity is the mother of all inventions. In this new age of hyper online sharing, we can find some exciting, innovative solutions to our problems, and in very creative ways from our social networks and the hive mind.
The rapidly changing business landscape has made it impossible for organizations to stay competitive while relying only on internal R&D. To maintain pace, organizations must include elements of open innovation in their organizational innovation toolboxes, but “closed” innovation hasn’t disappeared.
Diversity is more than just being about race, ethnicity, and gender. Beliefs, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures, and disabilities enrich the business environment and fuel innovation. Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is critically important to businesses.
In order to address rising maintenance costs and to advance the state of the art for corrosion control, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is sponsoring this two-phase Rust Busters Challenge.
We partnered with HeroX for a joint bid to respond to a government request for proposal. Our experience with the HeroX team was extremely positive.
There were times where flexibility was critical, their team took the approach of a true partnership. Working against tight timelines, collaborating virtually, operating in different time zones; any one of these points could have created challenges, not for this team. HeroX went the extra mile, which is a rarity for us in our past experiences in collaborating with other partners. The responsive, professionalism and level of expertise was noted and appreciated.
Other than their capabilities, we were impressed by their overall team in the way they conducted themselves. There was true core values alignment. We would absolutely invite the opportunity to work with their team again.