Monthly Archives: June 2011

Google versus Apple

Google and Apple may seem to share similar innovation patterns from afar, but under the hood, they play totally different ball games. This way, they demonstrate their ability to build their own identity based on a genuinely personal innovation model.

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The Risks of User Feedback

To seek user feedback, or not to seek user feedback… that is the question. Of course, I’m not talking about getting user feedback after you launch your product – you’d be crazy not to listen to what your users are telling you then. I’m talking about getting user feedback on your idea before you build it. There is a common ...

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Faux Goodness And EcoSploitation

“What a scam!” I thought, while drying off with the hotel towel. I reached over and read the card the hotel left in the basket among the soaps and mini-shampoo bottles. It explained how they care about our world and that by reusing my towel again and not changing the sheets everyday “together we can save the environment.” Yes, I ...

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Not All Research is Meaningful

Just because something gets published doesn’t necessarily mean it has any value. In fact, misleading or wrong information that finds its way into the public domain can be quite harmful. I just finished reading a research study conducted by Harvard Business School (HBS) that is nothing short of academic hoo-hah, and is a case study with everything that’s wrong with ...

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Design Thinking and Growth

What’s the Connection? Why do we Need Growth? by Idris Mootee Growth is a funny word and often misunderstood just like other words such as strategy or innovation. I have heard from people from 25 year old young smart people to 45 year old seasoned executives and often they struggle with the idea of growth. Why we need to relentlessly ...

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