Fri, Sep 25, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
Innovation in a RecessionDownload audio (MP3)
Can a company get more innovative ideas or solutions from outsiders than from its own employees? Netflix just paid $1 million, in a contest open to anyone, to a group of outside researchers for software to improve its movie recommendation system. We discuss how some companies are turning to new technology and techniques to foster innovation in a down economy.
Host: Dave Iverson
- David Ritter, chief technology officer for Innocentive Inc.
- Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for Slate.com
- Robert Sutton, professor of organizational behavior, management science and engineering at the Stanford Business School and author of "The No Asshole Rule"