In our latest webinar we were thrilled for the chat with our CEO Cindy Chin and Daiva Naldal of DSTN Ventures to discuss collaborations in gathering some of the best ideas and how to bring them to life in a new normal. Her experience as the former Head of Open Innovation at LEGO IDEAS and a track record of successfully developing and scaling open innovation initiatives helps companies develop their own innovation programs that create value. How do some of the best winning ideas and insights from open innovation communities can transform an organizational journey?
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This article is part of a series of articles on design thinking and deep thinking by thought leaders that transform into what we at CLC Advisors call “i.e.,” the “idea economy.” Where ideas become and transform into widgets for those who choose to dare mighty things to build something bigger than themselves. We are explorers of the universe.
Daiva Naldal is an experienced international marketing and innovation leader with 20+ year of professional career with international brands. She was the former Head of LEGO Ideas ( ideas.lego.com) — a crowdsourcing hub for the LEGO Group that aims to bridge the talent of user- communities into the corporate process.
While the world’s attention has grown indoors in remote work and work from home environments, there isn’t a better time to dive deeper into how to embark on an organizational transformation journey. I sat down with one of LEGO’s former open innovation lead Daiva Naldal to discuss collaboration in gathering some of the best ideas and how to bring them to life. More importantly, a look at how some of the most winning ideas and insights from open innovation communities can transform an organizational journey professionally and personally in the new normal.
“While physical work spaces with a special ‘local’ cultural norms can provide limitations, the online “collabspaces” would filter some of the local challenges away allowing to keep focus on the topic of interest and less so on local factors.”
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In the age of thought leadership that started with commercializing knowledge in management and strategy consulting to the halls of elite business schools, the concept of knowledge sharing is not new. But it has taken a life of its own in the social media realm. Even with the number of monthly active users that Facebook or Instagram has, there is no other platform like Twitter that has as much of our attention. Enter #VCTwitter.
Recently, when a group of startup founders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investors got in a room at Lowenstein Sandler’s Venture Crush FG its New York Offices to discuss branding and marketing, the topic of thought leadership came up.
I work at a VC. Do I have to be a thought leader? Or should I focus on building the fund’s brand?