Radical Innovation of Meaning – Apple iPad

“Ultimately, the iPad is a large iPod touch: a great device to draw your inspiration from, but perhaps not the seismic shift in technology that we were expecting.” – Claudine Beaumont, Apple iPad review, The Telegraph The much anticipated announcement of Apple’s iPad tablet was met with a resounding… “ho hum” or worse from much of the technology crowd. The ...

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Secretly Famous

Clockwise: Jumble Room, The Randy Pike, Augill Castle, Little Town Farm as seen on ‘Secretly Famous’ by Kevin Roberts A key element of a Lovemark is secret ingredients (in the Mystery bucket). Think the recipe for Coca-Cola. The Harley Davidson sound. How you get the Caramello into the center. Some secrets however are for sharing, not locking up. In sojourns ...

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Reverse Innovation a Popular Trend

The Rise of Simplicity – The Reason Behind the Success of Reverse Innovation by Yann Cramer Thanks to a number of spectacular successes obtained by blue-chip companies in recent years, Reverse Innovation is becoming a popular trend. Examples include GE’s portable ultra-sound equipment designed in China and sold worldwide, LG’s low cost air conditioner designed in India and sold worldwide, ...

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Speed vs Strategy

Cristobal Conde is CEO of SunGard, a leading global software and IT company. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Conde was asked what has been the best move he’s made during the downturn. He answered, “We could have generated more earnings by having more layoffs. We wanted to protect R&D. We wanted products ready to go at the ...

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Two Biggest Mistakes in Social Media

What are the two biggest mistakes in social media marketing? 1. Believing everyone sees your content 2. Believing no one sees your content In the first instance, thinking you can simply dabble in social media and get lots of people to see what you’re saying doesn’t work. For nearly any traditional brand (and @shitmydadsays isn’t a typical brand) wanting to ...

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Share the Love

Three Strategies for Creatively Recognizing Employees Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Usually we stay away from the topic of ‘love’ at work but we’re talking about positive recognition here, not the stuff that gets you in a sexual harassment lawsuit! Smart leaders and managers know that it’s a good time to show your employees some love as well. In other ...

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Bill Gates Coming out of Retirement?

When I saw the op-end piece in The New York Times this morning by Dick Brass, I thought it was time to submit an article somewhere about this pattern of facts. I came across Blogging Innovation today and thought it might make an interesting place to cast some daylight on the possibilities. I shouldn’t get into any trouble because I ...

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Cisco Announces $250,000 iPrize Competition v2.0

by Braden Kelley Cisco has announced its second Cisco iPrize Competition. At stake is a $250,000 Grand Prize that will be awarded after eight selected finalists have the opportunity to present their innovation idea to Cisco’s selection commitee using Cisco Telepresence. The first Cisco iPrize was awarded to an idea focused on reducing the energy consumption in the electrical grid. ...

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