Archive for November, 2014

Decision Making Biases

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Even if you know all of these, it’s really good to do a refresher of many of the decision making biases we all have – there are more, but it’s also important to walk though these whenever making really important decisions.

World Open Innovation Forum 2014

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Open Innovation Form in Amsterdam based around life science, health science, and pharma
26–27 November 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Is Your Company an Open Innovation Company?

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The opening paragraph (below) from the Unilever site clearly stating that they want solutions from outside sources.  It’s still surprising that some companies refuse better ideas created outside of their own (limited) corporate R&D facilities vs. the potentially unlimited resources offered by open innovation.



We want to create a better future – for consumers, for the environment, and for our business. To achieve that vision, we need to innovate – to improve existing products and create new ones.

We have world-class research and development facilities, making breakthroughs that keep Unilever at the forefront of product development.  But we know that the world is full of brilliant people, with brilliant ideas – and we are constantly looking for new ways to work with potential partners.

We call this way of working Open Innovation.


IP in the Xi-Obama Meeting – Following the Data Stream

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The link below informs us that China seems to be more serious about enforcing IP laws than it previously was.  This is as well a signal that they are now creating enough IP that protection is now something that will benefit them more than harm them.