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Open Content – Amateur Innovation

Charles Leadbeater presents several cases about “amateur innovation”

Amateur innovation refers to people who have the tools to collaborate and innovate make their expertise known through great ideas from outside the traditional walls.

Charles Leadbeater’s theories on innovation have compelled some of the world’s largest organizations to rethink their strategies.

Design by reusing

“The best way to have a new idea is often to recuperate a discarded old one.”

His book, We-Think explores how this emerging culture of mass creativity and participation could reshape companies and governments.

We Think

"We Think" was published by Profile in March 2008. It includes a  sharing  draft of the first eleven chapters online. This was downloaded thousands of times. The author received  hundreds of comments from people that changed the way the book was written.


“Today people are known for what they SHARE ... Wah ! ...Pretty provocative !”

We Think explains how digital technologies are enabling new forms of collaborative creativity and innovation.

The first three chapters of the book can be downloaded from the We Think section of his website

He is currently researching for Atlas of Ideas, a program that is mapping changes in the global geography of science and innovation

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