Tuesday, June 20, 2006

New Ideas for Strategic Thinking

Business Week has just launched a design and innovation quarterly called IN (Inside Innovation). In the latest issue, three blogs were highlighted as good sources for new ideas:

Springwise. This blog bills itself as a “global network of 8,000 spotters that scan the globe for smart new business ideas…” In the site’s Idea Database, there is a section on nonprofits and social cause ideas with some very interesting ideas.

Headrush.typepad.com. Business Week describes it as “A must-read guide for CEOs, brand managers, and anyone trying to create passion in their customers.”

Edgeperspectives.typepad.com. This blog is published by John Hagel. At first glance, it may not appear as relevant for nonprofits but remember – we need to look in unfamiliar places for the new ideas.

Blogs are just one element of Web 2.0, a more interactive web experience with a number of new tools that support and encourage collaboration. For a good introduction to what going on, go to http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ceo_guide/index.html.