Monthly Archives: August 2007

Possible Strategic Innovation in Tobacco?


Do you truly know how your customers want to consume your product? Cigarettes are of course typically sold by the pack or by the carton. These have been the standards for a long time, and you start to take for granted that these are the only way to purchase them. But, lo and behold I was in 7-eleven the other ...

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New Telecommunications and Gaming Developments


I came across the following articles on Engadget and thought they serve as a foil to the recent Unnovation Award winner: Telecommunications – Plantronics’ Calisto Pro makes telecommuting fun Gaming – Sony’s PlayTV turns your PS3 into a TV tuner / DVR, plus VoIP on PSP And finally, another article on Engadget hypothesizes that worldwide sales of the Nintendo’s Wii ...

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Unnovation Award (Inaugural)


Usually I like to talk about great things that I’ve seen different places, but occasionally a company does something so nonsensical that it deserves special mention. For this purpose I’ve decided to create my own word in the English language. Here is the word and the definition: Unnovation (n)- The opposite of innovation. To go with the word, I’ve created ...

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The Incredible Shrinking Laptop


As technology advances and people’s demands for ever-thinner, ever-lighter laptops increase, more and more the thickness of a laptop is beginning to be determined by what ports it has. What are manufacturer’s to do? Well, the first thing they did was to introduce docking stations and mini-docking stations. Not a very elegant solution for mobile uses. What we need now ...

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A Revolution in Management Consulting?


Management consulting firms are built on a model that requires the maintenance of a bench of their people to staff on their projects. People sitting on their bench cost them money, so any management consulting firm with a bench is naturally going to staff whatever people they have on their bench to whatever projects they have signed with clients, regardless ...

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