These three great books take you by the hand on this topic.

Innovation-Exercises Innovation Insights and Exercises – a Workbook

In this book you get a set of exercises, tools and insights that I hope can help you in your work with innovation. It contains more than 40 exercises covering topics such as Open Innovation, Innovation Culture, Communication, The Corporate Innovation Team and Networking.

This works great if you are a consultant or teacher, use the exercises in your interactions with clients and students. If you work in a company, use them in training sessions or to get some inspiration for solving your innovation challenges.

Social Media for Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Add Power to Your Innovation Efforts

“How can my company use social media to bring out better innovation faster?” This is the key question that he explores in this book, which covers issues such as:

• What are the benefits of using social media for innovation efforts?
• What are the challenges and how can you overcome them?
• How can the different social media platforms help bring out better innovation faster?
• How should companies approach social media for this purpose?
• How can innovation leaders get a better understanding of social media and start maximizing the value of their virtual networks?

Social media has the potential to be a game changer for how companies innovate and companies need to pay full attention to the intersection of open innovation and social media if they want to out-innovate their competitors. This might be unchartered territory, but it is full of interesting opportunities.

Find this book here.

Making Open Innovation Work

Practical, engaging and direct! This is the style of Making Open Innovation Work, which explores the open innovation intersection between big and small companies by covering the following topics:

• Why big companies need small companies as part of their open innovation ecosystems.
• The benefits of open innovation – and the challenges it poses for companies of different sizes.
• How to make open innovation work when the partners are of unequal size.
• Case studies illustrating open innovation between big and small companies.
• How to identify and develop the people who will drive open innovation within an organization.
• What to do if things go awry in an open innovation partnership.
• How to handle issues of intellectual property rights.
• How to use social media tools to build your open innovation capabilities and attract partnerships.