Every entrepreneur is a digital entrepreneur, with new and emerging technology set to enable innovative businesses to create up to 10 million new jobs for young people among the world’s G20 countries, according to a new report by Accenture.
A recent survey has shown that entrepreneurs are among the happiest people in the world. They’re innovative, can drive change, create jobs and shape their own destiny. So why are South Africans not doing more to crack into the entrepreneurial space?
How to apply metrics to open innovation (OI)? That's the question we often get from our clients when they start to develop their open innovation capabilities. In order to provide an answer to this critical question, the following article will focus on the key findings of our Open Innovation KPI 2012 study. Based on this study, a metrics-based management toolkit has been developed, which provides the most relevant key performance indicators from the perspective of innovation managers, subject matter experts, and consultants.
An international online Google Hangout hosted by Brand South Africa saw top expat South African tech gurus discussing ways to use their digital skills and experience to help the development of their home country.
By Arnobio Morelix and Yasuyuki Motoyama Startups and the ecosystems they form are increasingly championed as the path to future economic growth and job creation. This makes sense, since startups are, in fact, the net job creators in the U.S. economy. With that in mind, cities across the U.S. have been working on the monumental task of trying [...]
Most social media is a waste of time. It’s a great place to post photos of your cat, announce your opinion on politics or music, exercise your thumbs by clicking “Like” and “Follow,” and other harmless endeavors. Less nutritious than cotton candy and more repetitive than Candy Crush, social media [...]
Gain valuable insights about an industry, a company, or a competitor by carefully dissecting their social activity. In this example, the personal care brand Dove, the following exercises, using only public data, took about 3 hours to complete.
The growing popularity and the pervasive use of social networking websites among our teens and students is a fact we can no longer ignore. Unfortunately, many school boards still promulgate laws that inhibit access to these platforms in schools and thus missing on huge learning opportunities for students. Instead of forcing an unwarranted ban on these media tools why not embrace them and turn them into learning hubs where our students can thrive academically.
Consumers are increasingly relying on mobile applications to help them manage their health and fitness, with the top 10 mobile health apps generating up to four million free and 300,000 paid downloads per day, according to research2guidance.
Thanks to loads of compelling research studies and best practice cases in open innovation (OI) carried out over the last decade, several companies nowadays begin to embrace and partially apply the new principles and methods OI offers. However, when managing open innovation at the project level, even experienced managers still go blank at the question: how to assess, control, and measure the performance of these activities? In this series of articles, we will address the above issue by discussing a general framework for an open innovation performance measurement system (Part 1). Given this framework, a metricsbased management toolkit will be presented that provides a suite of key performance indicators (KPIs) for a specific set of OI methods that demonstrates the key results of our Open Innovation KPI 2012 Study (Part 2).