I appreciate that, Shane! Of course authenticity isn't exclusive to open innovation because I believe that in a closed instance where a team is - for example - on secondment to a private project inside an organization, an observant, empathetic designer can ensure authenticity. It's just that I'd argue an innovation platform based on openness increases the likelihood that process participants will share genuine stories and make honest contributions.
Rachel I like your point about tracing - or telling the story of - an idea through to execution. That would be inspirational, as well as a method for reporting metrics and having dialogue throughout the exectution... but that makes me wonder: does project management need to happen inside OpenIDEO too? That just seems like a huge amount of capability for the platform to develop.