Open Innovation in the Origins of Judo
by Ferran Agúndez
excerpt from chapter 6 of Judo management_Apply the philosophy of judo to leadership.
Jigoro Kano, the father founder of Judo used an innovation strategy similar to what we know now as Open Innovation, an approach for developing innovation proposed by Professor Henry W. Chesbrough in 2003. The main idea of this approach is that organisations can, and must, use external ideas as well as their own and, through cooperation with other organisations, develop innovation processes. That is to say, the approach proposes combining internal knowledge with external knowledge in order to invigorate the creative process, implement it and achieve its objectives.