Pulling on the strands of decluttering, Open Source and Crowdsourcing this thought piece considers the challenge of creating an open market for an organisations Intellectual Property (IP). It recalls the challenge of introducing such an initiative at Logica in the months before the business died*. (was acquired by CGI).
According to Richard Watson, Future-in-Residence at the Technology Foresight Practice at Imperial College the main reason that big companies die – beyond being consumed by larger or more aggressive companies – is that they fail to anticipate or react to new technology, new customer demands or competitors with new business models, products and services, all of which are often linked and can cause considerable disruption and disturbance.
Knowing what you’ve got
In late 2011 I was working as part of the innovation team at Logica. I had recently been through the fun

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