Radical Open Innovation News week 42-2020

Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.

1 Make Difficult Problems Easier to Solve

Good article on using systems thinking for solving innovation problems. ‘Everything and every time we think, we are projecting our own view on reality’. Solving problems requires good tools. Always.


2 Good Intentions, Bad Inventions: The Four Myths of Healthy Tech

Clear readable report on data, tech, health and innovation problems. The tech companies that design and build so many of the devices, platforms, and software we use for hours each day have embraced myths that push a flawed under-standing of digital well-being.


3 What We Can Learn About Government Innovation from DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has already changed the course of history. DARPA was where the internet, the graphical user interface, the voice assistant, and GPS were pioneered, changing how we work, play, and live. Here’s what we can all learn from DARPA’s approach to innovation management and product design strategy. Link to DARPA open catalogue research papers.

(IdeaScale Innovation)

4 Wikimedia 2030: Together with Libraries to the Largest Knowledge Infrastructure in the World

Western formats for knowledge – Wikipedia included – are not particularly well suited to gathering the unrecorded knowledge of marginalised groups. International Wikimedia organisations like Wikimedia Germany or the Wikimedia Foundation in the US have much in common with libraries. More people, machines and organisations from around the entire world will participate and contribute their knowledge, develop knowledge and pass it on.

(Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science)

5 The Enterprise Systems That Companies Need to Create

‘Your thinking may evolve substantially as you upgrade your systems, but working in small chunks makes pivoting far easier. You have room to change your mind.’ Legacy systems aren’t bad because they’re outmoded — they’re bad because they’re almost invariably hard to deprecate. To skillfully keep pace with technology, companies therefore need to develop what we call second derivative thinking: They must work to increase the rate of change of change.

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

6 Introducing the Open Governance Network Model

Do not trust one competitor to make the decisions. Network governance is not a solved problem. There are similar organizations that interface with open standards and software but perform governance functions. A prime example of this is the CA Browser Forum, who manages the root certificates for the SSL/TLS web security infrastructure. Do we need such organizations? Can’t we go completely decentralized? The Linux Foundation Open Governance Networks can be a new home for new projects hosted at the LF foundation.

(Linux Foundation)

7 Song stuck in your head? Just hum to search

Starting today, you can hum, whistle or sing a melody to Google to solve your earworm.


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