Monthly Archives: January 2015

Triumph of the Innovation Economy- Part 4

Was innovation still alive during Europe’s difficult “Dark Ages?” And could China have been on the brink of the Industrial Revolution four hundred years before the West? What does history teach us about innovation power and economic growth in the Medieval era?

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Nerd Fight – Microsoft Hololens vs. Google Glass

Wow! I have to start that word, because I'm not sure how else to describe what has just emerged from Microsoft Research in the new Microsoft HoloLens. And as I say in the title, if you watch the video below you'll clearly see that Microsoft has just broke Google Glass - both lenses. It's probably no coincidence that Google closed down Glass as a public project just days before Microsoft's announcement.

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Innovating YOU

How would the world be different if you controlled your own data? Wouldn't it be great if there was an API of You, of all of your own data? What if there was a way that anyone who wanted your data would have to ask you, would have to connect to your API?

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Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is NOT a Strategy

Disruptive innovation has become business' biggest paradigm. Harvard's Clayton Christensen coined the term and the New Yorker's Jill Lapore recently tore it down. While many companies scramble to create disruptive innovation strategies, the problem is that it isn't a linear process or methodology. No single strategy or theory (even the theory of disruptive innovation itself) has captured how it really works or how to do it.

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Innovation Magnetism

Did you ever play with magnets when you were a kid? Wasn't it interesting to discover how powerful small magnets were when you connected the negative pole of one magnet to the positive pole of another magnet? I can't help returning to a constant theme I've developed over the years - the idea that inertia and complacence are two of the biggest impediments to innovation.

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