Monthly Archives: March 2014

Why SIRI And Not Watson?

Our first impression, of course, is that SIRI is much more suitable as an app. Turns out SIRI continually learns.. And at first glance, Watson seems extremely complex and complicated. We all remember Watson at the famous jeopardy TV game…we were all blown away. Imagine the possibilities that Watson can offer..

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Technology Adoption in Consumer Markets

Crossing the Chasm was first published in 1990 and has enjoyed continued relevance ever since. That said, some time after the Y2K meltdown, a whole new raft of companies began to dominate the tech landscape, none of whom appeared to have crossed any chasms. Welcome to the world of Google, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, and Skype.

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Innovation For Your Employees

In the business environment, innovation is just as vital to a business, as it is in a similar way to human evolution. Without innovation, positive evolution can hardly take place. Though, even innovation has to take a direction and head to a certain something, or, spelled with other words, you have to know what to innovate. Otherwise, you risk going down on a path with a dead-end.

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You Can’t Saw People in Half

When there’s a big job, you’re taught to break it into a series of sub tasks, sequence them, and go after them with vigor. When there are different types of work within a job, you’re taught to break down the work into related bits of work, assign specialists, and take them on with the utmost efficiency. When there’s a big problem, you’re taught to break it into mini problems, solve them one at a time, and then recombine. This works sometimes, but more often than not, it doesn’t.

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Design Thinking, a pharmaceutical puzzle

We've just completed the design and delivery of an innovation conference for a pharmaceutical company in Ireland. Our theme at the conference was navigating constraints in a highly constrained business environment. After some initial diagnostic work, we came up with the idea of mazes, puzzles and games as a design principle.

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