Innovators cultivate rich networks for the purpose of harvesting ideas*. While there exist many solutions for harnessing ideas within an organization, there’s hardly any solutions for harnessing ideas from ‘outside the organization’. I stumbled upon this apparent gap when setting up a venture group around school alumni.
Here’s a concise, 2 min video introduction that explains the problem in the context of the organization.
* For more, I suggest get a copy of “Innovator’s DNA“.