The best ideas for your business might come from someone who doesn't even work for you.
... companies will be forced to seek external talent in order to solve their greatest challenges.
... in October 2006, MIT launched its Center for Collective Intelligence in order to study the dynamics of collaboration and the tools to facilitate it. [See also the Center for Coordination Science which preceded it.]
If the choice is protecting IP versus innovation, you've got to default to innovation. You can't win by living off your morals in this new global economy.
The old IT department model was: We're IT, we build infrastructures and applications and deliver them to users to meet their needs. And a new model might be: We harness the power of mass collaboration within our enterprise and outside, to create platforms whereby both internal and external users can coinnovate capability and value.