Two innovation links of note:

1. The new issue of Deloitte Review features an interview with Eric von Hippel of the MIT Sloan School of Management — on the state of open innovation. In the interview, von Hippel covers topics ranging from “open hardware” to why companies often resist open, user-led innovation. Definitely worth reading.

2. In an article titled “Honda’s New CEO is also Chief Innovator,” BusinessWeek highlights a new engineer-CEO: Honda’s new CEO, Takanobu Ito, is also the company’s director of R&D. According to BusinessWeek, Ito will at least temporarily retain both roles, as Honda seeks to better align its technology direction and business strategy.