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Great Minds, Great Conversations. Here are three things to know about election issues this week: 1.

Great Minds, Great Conversations

Immigration policy could take some notes from Major League Baseball. Silicon Valley should be able to recruit the best talent from around the globe, just like baseball teams do, says activist Emily Lam. 2. Government workers should wear more hoodies. 3. 100+ sources that every innovation professional should know. (updated 2014) Running innovation projects is hard.

100+ sources that every innovation professional should know. (updated 2014)

By definition you’re doing new things so you can’t rely on old habits and routines. If you and your innovation team don’t feel uncomfortable, you’re simply not innovating. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to fly blind. At every moment in your innovation process you can use tools, references, checklists and other innovation methods. We do the same in our innovation projects. Let me present my weapons of choice at every stage within an innovation process! I. Everyday you and your innovation team should be fueled with fresh ideas.

Our favorite websites to steal ideas: Where do you find new business ideas? Non-English innovation & inspiration feeds: I manage and read my +500 feeds via Feedly (also available on iPad/mobile). Use Flipboard (iPad) and Zite (iPad) to create news channels on specific topics. Pro tip By using services as Wefollow or Klout you can find Twitter users that can be considered experts in a specific field. Again, by using Tweetdeck. II. V. The World’s Most Innovative Companies: Risk, Observation, & Measurement. Every year Fast Company reveals its list of the world’s most innovative companies of the year.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies: Risk, Observation, & Measurement

With the topic of innovation front and center, Fast Company considers themselves to be a progressive media brand “written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders”. For the most part, this year’s top 10 listing comes as no surprise presenting Nike, Amazon, Square, Splunk, Fab, and Uber as the top 6 champions of innovation. Initially I had thought to only mention the top five, but for turning the taxi and town-car industry upside down, I thought Uber deserved a mention as well. After all, it’s not often that a company challenges innovation in an industry dating back to the early 1700’s. But then again, who would have thought you could turn the soap industry on its head with foaming soap dispensers?

First place on the “Fast list,” Nike Inc. was highlighted for their culture of pushing boundaries resulting in not just one, but two groundbreaking inventions in the past year. The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? Swiss Innovation (swissinnovation) Innovation: Business, Process & Product Innovation News. 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature. Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet.

32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature

When used to line your shirt — or even your pillowcase or office chair — it converts subtle differences in temperature across the span of the clothing (say, from your cuff to your armpit) into electricity. And because the different parts of your shirt can vary by about 10 degrees, you could power up your MP3 player just by sitting still.

According to the fabric’s creator, David Carroll, a cellphone case lined with the material could boost the phone’s battery charge by 10 to 15 percent over eight hours, using the heat absorbed from your pants pocket. Richard Morgan Chris Nosenzo The New Coffee Soon, coffee isn’t going to taste like coffee — at least not the dark, ashy roasts we drink today. Analytical Undies Your spandex can now subtly nag you to work out. The Morning Multitasker Clean Hair, No Hands Tim WuAuthor of “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires” Start Brainstorming! PFI Platform for Innovation Management. Business Model Innovation? Nearly five years ago I wrote this article, but I think it is worth dredging it up out of the archives because there is such misunderstanding out there about what business model innovation is.

Business Model Innovation?

This article highlights some of the misconceptions people have about what business model innovation truly is and looks quickly at a couple of more appropriate examples of business model innovation. But of course I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, including your favorite business model innovation examples. Here’s the article from 2007: I came across an article on that I just have to write about because it asserts that GM has achieved a business model innovation by shunting its retiree medical obligations onto the Union (and getting away with only contributing 70% of the outstanding obligations to the fund).

This is not a business model innovation, but purely a negotiation outcome and nothing that will give GM any sustainable competitive advantage. Accelerators and Incubators - MaRS Commons Startup Library. Share Accelerators and incubators provide a combination of services for online and mobile startups, including mentorship, funding, networking, training and/or office space.

Accelerators and Incubators - MaRS Commons Startup Library

Most accelerator programs run a few months long and they often take equity in exchange for providing their services. This page consists of the following sections: I. General Information on Accelerators and Incubators II. III. I. How to Choose an Incubator (New York Times): This article provides a quick overview of incubators and accelerators. Seed Accelerators and Their Companies (Google spreadsheet): Jed Christiansen shares his findings from the research he completed for his master’s thesis on seed accelerator programs. Christiansen’s accompanying blog posts are also valuable to read: The Startup Factories (NESTA): The United Kingdom-based National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) published this 2011 report on startup accelerator programs. II. Toronto Mississauga Ottawa Waterloo St. Montreal Edmonton. Statup accelerator >> Turning good ideas into great businesses. LDRLB (LDRLB) Death To The Gatekeepers: Bezos Talks Innovation In The Publishing Space.

The heart of Jeff Bezos’ mission has always to circumvent the traditional “gatekeepers” of commerce.

Death To The Gatekeepers: Bezos Talks Innovation In The Publishing Space

He started with books, an industry ripe for disruption, and moved onto, well, everything else. At this point, his vision has come true. The old gatekeepers in the book sales cycle are on the ropes and electronics companies are already planning to collude in order to maintain a “minimum” accepted price, thereby ensuring Amazon doesn’t eat all of their lunch. But Amazon is hungry and, like Plainview, they have a long straw. They won’t just eat the world’s lunch, they’ll drink its milkshake, too. The recent lawsuits against Apple and various publishers are a testament to Amazon’s power. But this is just the beginning. I am emphasizing the self-service nature of these platforms because it’s important for a reason I think is somewhat non-obvious: even well-meaning gatekeepers slow innovation.

Arguably, Bezos isn’t a very sympathetic character. Innovators.pdf. CREATIVE GENIUS by Peter Fisk. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Category: Business Posted on 2007-06-20, updated at 2010-01-21.

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By anonymous. Description The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change Series) by Clayton M. Christensen (Author) Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (June 1997) | ISBN-10: 0875845851 | PDF | 2 Mb | 225 pages What do the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and hydraulic excavators have in common? Sponsored High Speed Downloads Disclaimer: Contents of this information are indexed from the Internet and not censored. Search More... The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Related Archive Books Archive Books related to "The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail": Links Download this book No download links here Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books. Need password? Can't Download? Related Books Comments Add Your Comments.

The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen. Clayton Christensen. The Innovator's Dilemma In his book, The Innovator's Dilemma [3], Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School describes a theory about how large, outstanding firms can fail "by doing everything right.

Clayton Christensen

" The Innovator's Dilemma, according to Christensen, describes companies whose successes and capabilities can actually become obstacles in the face of changing markets and technologies. Christensen describes two types of technologies: sustaining technologies and disruptive technologies. Sustaining technologies are technologies that improve product performance. These are technologies that most large companies are familiar with; technologies that involve improving a product that has an established role in the market.

Disruptive vs. As the above graph shows, disruptive technologies cause problems because they do not initially satisfy the demands of even the high end of the market. Solving the Innovator's Dilemma -Clayton Christensen, The Innovator's Dilemma. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. New technologies and innovations cause even some of the best-run firms to slip and sometimes fall.

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

As you look ahead, it may be helpful to identify innovations that will get your company the most competitive traction. Sustaining technology is an innovation that makes good technology better. A disruptive technology is an innovation that brings something something worse to market. New technologies and innovations cause even some of the best-run firms to slip and sometimes fall. As you look ahead, it may be helpful to identify innovations that will get your company the most competitive traction. In 1989, BusinessWeek ran a post-mortem about what had gone wrong in this once-great company. The real puzzle was in the early 1980s when Harvard Business School curriculum was filled with case studies about Digital.

The first innovation model came out of looking at the falls of companies like Digital and Sears. The second piece of the model is represented by a steeply-sloping blue line.


Institute for Innovation, Inc. State of the Innovation Union – Progress report issued by the European Commission. Brussels, 5 December 2011 State of the Innovation Union – Progress report issued by the European Commission The European Commission has issued a comprehensive progress report on the Innovation Union, a flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 growth strategy for the decade. The report comes after the recent celebration of the first anniversary of the Innovation Union. A brief summary on the text follows below. Turning Europe into a true Innovation Union The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Innovation is our best mean to help put the European economy back on track and tackle societal challenges such as climate change, health and ageing. Achieving the Innovation Union objectives, our innovation imperative, has become even more important and urgent, and good progress has been achieved in 2011. Where are we with the Innovation Union? In times of austerity fiscal consolidation is a necessity. Entrepreneurship, R&D, Maketing, Innovation. TII Technology Innovation International - Home. Your Friends at Seek (seekresearch) Is Febreze disruptive? It depends what job you hire it for. Is Febreze disruptive? It depends what job you hire it for I often start by reminding clients and prospects -- anyone who will listen -- that an innovative technology is a nice thing to have, and can certainly enable market disruption if it uniquely enables a large sustainable cost advantage, or a new way of doing things that is easier or more convenient.

But technology is neither necessary, nor sufficient for disruption to occur. Disruptive innovation is not about technology Netflix was a good example in their early days. Netflix's disruptive innovation was driven entirely by their business model. Limitless catalogconvenience of not having to make a trip to the store either to pick up or return videoslow cost for high volume renters aka the best customers (flat subscription pricing rather than per video) and removed friction in the rental process: What does this have to do with Febreze?

How the heck is an air freshener in a crowded marketplace an example of disruptive innovation? Front End of Innovation Europe Event Overview. Innovation. The effective FORTH innovation methodology. Innovation requires Lens Shifting. A while ago, my friend Jackie Hutter and I did a workshop on Leading Indicators for Innovation from 2 aspects: 1) how can you look around you for leading indicators of areas ripe for innovation; and 2) what are leading indicators in your innovation process itself. Both are important, the first is more ‘fun’ so we’ll discuss it first and save the 2nd for another post. Jackie coined the phrase, “Lens Shifting” which made me thing of this: These guys are all working on the same physical plane, but for one it’s flat, for another uphill and for another downhill. It depends where you’re standing.

Why are some people so good at understanding, and leading, future trends, behavior? Before my oldest child started crawling, I crawled around the house to ‘baby-proof’ it. Here are some ways to start. I bet you are already doing some of this but don’t realize it or use it as best as you could. So what are some of your leading indicators? The Brain Twist. Innovation Excellence. Innovation Leadership Forum. Globe Forum. GlobeForum - Start. Innovation UK home page. PFI Platform for Innovation Management.