I am happy to announce that my book is finally published. It will be down loadable here. I will have also some hard copies for those really interested in the content, please e.mail me: ilkka.kakko@karostech.fi in order to get one.

Abstract, Ilkka Kakko:”Oasis Way and the Postnormal Era: How Understanding Serendipity Will Lead You to Success”

This book is based on the experiences taken from ’netWork Oasis’ – and ’OpenINNO’ (ENPI – 631) – projects. It will describe the revolutionary change in our society and business fields having a transformative effect also to our innovation environments.  The increasing importance of communities and sustainable ecosystems is highlighted. The emergent types of entrepreneurship – both effectual and social entrepreneurship – are explained and some great examples also outside Oasis and OpenINNO projects are illustrated.

The key conclusion of the book is that innovation activities can be improved by understanding serendipity and applying serendipity management principles. The book gives practical, hands-on advices, how to harness serendipity on individual, community and organizational levels. It describes the possibilities to enhance serendipity in business environments by workspace design, both physical and virtual, and explains how to increase coincidencity in the team building process.

Keywords: innovation environments, incubation, community building, ecosystem development, open innovation, collaboration platforms, serendipity, serendipity management