Purpose and Rationale of the Innovation Practitioner Network

“The presence of many smart people outside your own company is not simply a problem for you or a fact of life to be regretted. It poses an opportunity for you.

If the smart people within your company are aware of, connected to, and informed by the efforts of smart people outside, then your innovation process will reinvent fewer wheels…(and)be multiplied many times through their embrace of other’s ideas and inspiration.”
From Henry Chesbrough's book, Open Innovation (2003)

The Innovation Practitioner Network applies this to innovation management (parenting) principle and practices, specifically.