Innovation

Let’s Start an Innovation Revolution to Remove Obstructions to Innovation

For decades, innovation in the mobile industry was obstructed by the mobile carriers. Walled gardens seeking to maximize airtime revenue ruled the day and delivering value to customers a distant concern. Carriers had ultimate power to determine what innovations customers would have access to and their contract terms and limitations discouraged application development. Then along came a man with a ...

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Apple iPhone OS 3.0 to Enable New Innovations

Apple’s next iPhone might contain both video input as well as a magnetometer (digital compass). This opens up some interesting possibilities for iPhone application developers to innovate. Here is an example of a virtual pet application being developed that would use the video input capabilities: And here is an example of an application showing what might be possible with magnetometer ...

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Live from the Washington Innovation Summit

I’ll be live on Twitter, blogging, and interviewing attendees and speakers at Washington’s Innovation Summit April 9, 2009 in Bellevue, WA. The Washington Innovation Summit presents a wide variety of business, research and government leaders clustered together in a full schedule. This event used to be known as the Washington State Technology Summit, but broadened its agenda this year to ...

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World Innovation Forum 2009

The World Innovation Forum will take place May 5-6, 2009 in New York City. May 1, 2009 is the last day of the $410 discount. I will be a featured blogger at the event, and as a special service to my loyal readers I have negotiated an extra $200 discount when you register using the discount code – INNOVATE. Speakers ...

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Trickle-Up Innovation

Trickle-Up Innovation is a topic you will hear more and more about. Innovations currently tend to be commercialized in the developed countries and then distributed in the developing world. Trickle-Up Innovation turns that model on its head by commercializing products or services in developing countries and then adapting them for the developed world. Trickle-Up Innovation does not displace the traditional ...

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Is Crowdsourcing a Fad or a Foundational Element?

Much has been written about ‘crowdsourcing’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ over the past couple of years, including “Crowdsourcing” by Jeff Howe – a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and “Wisdom of the Crowd” by James Surowiecki – a staff writer at The New Yorker. Crowdsourcing – “The act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent ...

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Creative Cultures – Making Innovation Work

I found an interesting video of Professor Paddy Miller talking IESE’s program Creative Cultures: Making Innovation Work. The video talks about the importance of innovation in our current global economy and the challenges in making innovation permeate the organization. “Much of the innovation industry talks recycled platitudes: the real secret is that innovation is more about business culture than it ...

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Everything is Amazing, Nobody is Happy

I saw this Conan O’Brien interview with Louis CK a while back, and it is hilarious. I came across it again today and I thought I would post it on my blog because it is also something worth pondering at a deeper level. We too often take the innovations in our lives for granted, but if we reclaim that sense ...

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Social Innovation Camp II

I love to support causes like Social Innovation Camp by doing what I can to help raise their visibility. Social Innovation Camp is an organization in the United Kingdom that selects and brings together social entrepreneurs with ideas to help the participants for an intense 48 hours to help move their ideas forward into web application prototypes. Check out the ...

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