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Corporate Engagement Award for Oxfam Future Shapers

"An incredibly useful way of identifying and unearthing people who valuable ideas might otherwise get lost in the system". Saskia Jones, Oxfam 100%Open and Oxfam have been 'Highly Commended' in the category of 'Best Internal Communications' at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2014 for our 'Future Shapers' project undertaken in 2013. ...

10,000 hours to build your network

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill, which roughly equates to about 10 years. I think it takes just as long to build a really good network, and master the art of unconscious coupling (to deliberately mis-quote Gwynth Paltrow). Networking is index linked to productivity, ...

The Currency of Collaboration

With a packed house for the evening we recently hosted our London Union Network Event at The Escalator, Barclays’ brilliant new innovation space and home to a vibrant community of start-ups, corporates, innovators, and investors. Union’s format is 5 minutes and 5 slides, ending with ...

100%Open Innovation Toolkit

We've launched the 100%Open Innovation Toolkit! At 100%Open it's our mission to get the whole world to open up and collaborate. This is why we've decided to release our new toolkit so anyone can benefit from our experience and innovate better together. So here you will find our toolkit. 100%Open has designed it to ...

Innovation through Ignorance

Admitting we don’t know something is often seen as a sign of weakness, especially amongst our professional peers. We are all experts in something, and so it is especially embarrassing to admit our own ignorance, especially if it’s in relation to something about which we are supposed to know what ...

100%Open hosts OpenCo!

"Somerset House". Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Last year, 938 people, 55 companies, including 100%Open, took part in OpenCo’s new type of conference model: a mash-up of tech conference, artist’s open studio with ...

The Internet of Things – buzzword or bandwagon?

“The most over-hyped technology in development today” is how technology analysts Gartner recently described the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Even though the phrase itself was coined in 1999, the Internet of Things is currently an innovation buzzword. It is claimed 20-40 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by ...

Crossing the Chasm of Complexity

We've said it before but we'll say it again, innovation really is a U-shaped process. In other words it's fun at the start when you are having ideas and meeting new people. And it's fun at the end when you are ...

The pair is the primary creative unit

"The pair is the primary creative unit… At its heart, the creative process itself is about a push and pull between two entities,two cultures or traditions, or two people, or even a single person and the voice inside her head.” Joshua Wolf Shenk “The End of Genius” is certainly an eye catching ...

The Top 20 Open Innovation Countries

We were recently asked to contribute to an open innovation benchmark study by A D Little and Bluenove on our view on the top 5 open innovation countries. I quickly compiled my own thoughts (which for the record were i. Denmark ii.UK iii. USA iv. Canada v. Colombia/France) but then ...