Monthly Archives: November 2009

Can Innovation Create Competitive Advantage?

Over the last six or seven years, definitely since about 2003 or 2004, there has been an increased focus on innovation in many businesses. I think much of this was driven by several factors, including an increased rate of change in competition, especially the growing capabilities of India and China. I also think that information costs have fallen as the ...

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October's Innovation Contest Winners


Thank you to everyone who entered our innovation contest for October. After much deliberation, I have chosen the three winning articles. The three winning article authors win one of three signed copies of Bill George’s latest book “7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis”, and the opportunity to have their article republished here on Blogging Innovation if they so desire. For ...

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Does BN Nook Compete with Amazon or Starbucks?


There has been a flurry of news lately about Barnes & Noble’s new e-reader, the Nook. It will compete head on with Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader, offering additional features such as limited book sharing and newspaper subscriptions. If successful, of course, those features will be matched by the Nook’s competitors, just as Barnes & Noble has matched their price ...

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150,000 Good Ideas


by Kevin Roberts Ideas are the currency of the future and can come from anywhere, and Google probably knows this more than anyone right now! To help celebrate their 10th birthday, Google invited people to submit their ideas to help make the world a better place for everyone with their special “Project 10 to the 100th.” 150,000 ideas were sent ...

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