Design

Is There a QOOQ In Your Kitchen?

In the era of tablet computing, one thing that might have been predictable amidst the rapid proliferation is specialization. To wit, the QOOQ tablet, pictured here, designed for a fairly narrow function: cooking. Why might you need a special tablet for your kitchen, you ask?

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Shaping Innovation – two sides of the equation

The importance of focusing on providing the right environment and conditions through clear governance make up the formal and informal part of fostering innovation. We often forget to put considerable thinking through these aspects when we build any innovation management system. I’d like to explore these two sides of the equation: environment and governance.

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The New Industrial Revolution

Most ideas go unnoticed because they require investment capital and distribution to make their way into the physical world. That’s beginning to change. While your ability to start a successful business still depends greatly on the place and situation of your birth many of the barriers to getting ideas to market are disappearing. We’re in the midst of a new industrial revolution, which is cleaner, more efficient and more inclusive.

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Innovation and the Base Rate

Suppose you're told that three out of four car accidents happen within 25 miles of your home. Are you safer driving away from home? Based on this statistic alone, most people would assume they are safer. But the picture changes when you consider an important part of this scenario called the base rate.

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7 Ways to Market Your Business Using Pinterest

Most people have tested Pinterest by now, but mostly as a personal hobby, since it is, after all, a digital pinboard that plays to our desire to cut out and collect images that call to us for one reason or another. It's quick, clean, and easy to use. Perhaps that explains why Pinterest is driving more traffic to websites than all the other social media combined.

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Smart Phone and Health Impact Warning?

There were been suggestions for years about health risks regarding using mobile phones. The city of San Francisco is legislating retailers to give out health warning material. CTIA attorney is fighting back asking the judge to freeze city ordinance requiring phone retailers to disclose possible health risks.

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