Innovation

Building an Innovation Culture in Gaming

Introduction I had the opportunity to attend the Brightidea Innovation Leaders “Birds of a Feather” Conference. The event was a peer-to-peer discussion on innovation management among innovation executives and managers at top global corporations. The conference provided a forum to exchange ideas and best practices on implementing innovation in large organizations, and there were presentations by WMS and Mentor Graphics. ...

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My Experience with Cisco TelePresence

I had the opportunity to experience a conference today using Cisco’s TelePresence to connect four locations (New York, New Jersey, Seattle, and Silicon Valley) and Cisco’s WebEx to connect scores more people on the internet. It was supposed to be five physical locations, but London got ten inches of snow overnight and so they did not join. The conference ran ...

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Tomorrow – Bright Idea Birds of a Feather 2.0 – Innovation Conference

Tomorrow I will be lucky enough to attend an international innovation conference via Cisco’s TelePresence solution. Brightidea, the software provider behind the successful Cisco I-Prize, is sponsoring the conference with Cisco tomorrow, February 2, 2009. This Innovation Birds of a Feather conference will bring together innovation leaders both online and via Cisco TelePresence locations in Seattle, London, Silicon Valley, New ...

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My Hopes and Fears of the Black Swan

Last week I came across an interview with Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan.” Mr. Taleb went on to talk briefly about the main thesis of the book – that every so often events come along that change our vocabulary and our way of thinking about the world around us. The example given, related to the title of the ...

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Raising Expectations – A Hotel Innovation

People used to take it for granted that when it came to airlines and hotels that you bought an anonymous seat or room, and you bought site unseen. Then the traditional airlines came along and introduced seat picking applications that allowed you to pick exactly the seat you wanted or see how full a flight was (helpful if you’re on ...

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Government Opens Up to Innovation

Name one of the leading governments for fostering innovation? If you said the United States, I think you are wrong. While the United States government may dole out a lot of research grants, the United Kingdom tends to take a more active approach in encouraging citizen innovation. Witness this article from the BBC web site about a competition launched by ...

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The Napkin PC and Other Innovative Ideas

I came across the web site for a Microsoft-sponsored alternative computing form factor contest the other day, and I must say there were a few interesting ideas that might help people begin to see the future of computing. The most interesting concept was coincidentally the winner of the contest, the Napkin PC. If you follow the link above you’ll see ...

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Food Innovation – New Tastes using Old Methods

Ever notice how long food ingredient lists have gotten over the past thirty or forty years? Distribution and logistics hurdles used to require that food was a local and fresh affair. Then television and new distribution and logistics capabilities enabled the creation of regional and then national grocery chains. This encouraged companies to make one centralized product in quantity for ...

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Announcing the Innovation Community

I am pleased to announce the launch of the new multi-author Innovation Community at http://innovationcommunity.ning.com The Innovation Community provides: A forum for people interested in driving business results and discussing innovation topics Centralized access to the writings and videos of several visionaries:– Gary Hamel, Clayton Christensen, Geoffrey Moore, Michael Raynor, Braden Kelley, David Sable, Stephen Shapiro, and the minds of ...

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