Brilliant research by this Finnish fella. Exactly what I have been saying, but moreâ€¦ concise and professional-like. I totally buy into open and crowdsourced innovation, but, there is still a solid place for the old style. Case in point: iPhone, iPod, MacBookâ€¦ really anything Apple does. Itâ€™s very secretive with itâ€™s creations and generally comes out with a brilliant, simple design that gets to what consumers always needed without knowing they needed it.
Since I am not a Jobs, I am more drawn to the crowdsourced and open innovation model, bringing in customers and the crowd whenever possible. Apple is the exception, outside innovation should be the rule. Why limit yourself to the ideas within your company or network of partners?