Monthly Archives: April 2012

Go to your Dojo

In ordinary parlance, a dojo is a place where martial artists convene to work out, train, and hold contests. But, literally translated it is Japanese for the location of the way. The way is more than the way of the martial artist, more than the way of judo, karate, tai kwan do, or whatever system of combat.

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Why IT Says No to Innovation

Pity the IT manager. He (or she) is increasingly under pressure from product managers, business line leaders and others who want "innovation". Whether that's more data, or more insight from their data, or perhaps the product manager wants to deploy a new product - innovation is a constant demand. And while the IT folks would love to support innovation, they more often than not say "no". Who, in this day and age, can possibly say "no" to innovation?

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Pioneering Semantic Web Innovation

If you want to speak to someone, truly interesting and inspiring, about the Semantic Web and Innovation, Ora Lassila, is a clear choice. Lassila, an Advisory Board Member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as well as Senior Architect and Technology Strategist for Nokia's Location and Commerce Unit, was my obvious ‘go to guy’ because:

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Enterprise's Innovation Strategy

The 'just released' annual global InnovationLeadership Study cites that only 24% of the respondents think they have an effective organizational alignment of innovation efforts. The study concludes that “the absence of a well-articulated innovation strategy is by far the most important constraint for companies to reach their innovation targets.”

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Polar Innovation

Recently I stumbled across a concept for team structure that I believe could yield positive results for practitioners of innovation, and its chief value may derive from its very simplicity. With a tip of the cap to Scott Anthony’s “Innovation Bipolarity” ...

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