Monthly Archives: November 2008

Missing Mobile Innovation

I came across an interesting article about mobile television takeup. Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T have all tried to launch mobile TV in the United States, but with takeup at only 1% of cell users it’s pretty easy to say that mobile TV has failed to prove itself to be an innovation. Sure people might find it to be a useful ...

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Wipro Makes a Necessary Move

Wipro is coming to America, and Romania, and Egypt. It used to be that Wipro was an Indian company employing mostly Indians in India and that when they did an outsourcing deal with you, they would offshore the work to India. Times are changing though. An increasing number of potential outsourcing clients are becoming disillusioned with offshoring (especially for software ...

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BiF-4 – Now Back to Regular Programming

Hello all, I’ve posted the last of my notes from Business Innovation Factory (BiF-4), so I will now be returning to writing original blog posts for you. When Business Innovation Factory posts the videos from BiF-4, I will update all of my BiF-4 posts with links to the video for the speaker. If there are any topics you would like ...

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BiF-4 Insights – Frans Johansson – Author – “Medici Effect”

Spoke briefly about the The Medici Summit. People at the Harvard Centennial on Monday/Tuesday changed their speeches based on the financial cris, but not here at BiF: We view risks differently Innovators and Entrepreneurs People adjust behavior to the perceived risk around them: Example of German taxi drivers and the introduction of anti-lock brakes No reduction in accidents despite this ...

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BiF-4 Insights – Terry Pierce – Office of Homeland Security

HSARPA – 10% of budget in disruptive innovation Disruptive Innovation Group Air Force Academy 4,000 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) students They do social networking World of Warcraft and coordinating 16-17 people to attack a Dragon Flexible distributed control Multiple people getting the same information at the same time (working with Cisco) LCD TV Case Study: We invent radical technology and ...

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BiF-4 Insights – Josh Klein – Frog Design

Josh told the story of getting his book published: He wrote the book, tried to sell it unsuccessfully, and so it was sitting in his drawer So, he gave it away via Creative Commons license He gave it away everywhere he could (including getting it included into the first e-book reader software for the iPhone) 12,000 downloads and comments/fan mail/formatting ...

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BiF-4 Insights – David Yaun – IBM

IBM’s new core values: Dedication to every client’s success Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships Global Innovation Outlook (GIO) program (similar to an innovation jam): Brainstorming around big societal issues 2-3 times per year at sites around the world Ideas were going global Innovation was becoming more open Have ...

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