Blogging Innovation » Create a Culture of Successful Failure Very often the best way to test an idea is not to analyze it but to try it. The organization that implements lots of ideas will most likely have many failures but the chances are, it will reap some mighty successes too. By trying numerous initiatives we improve our chances that one of them will be a star. As Tom Kelley, general manager of the design and development firm IDEO, puts it, “Fail often to succeed sooner.” Recognizing the Importance of Failure Deborah Bull is the creative director for the Royal Opera House in London. For example, Honda Motor Company entered the U.S. market in 1959 with its range of low-powered motorcycles. What made Silicon Valley so successful as a center of high-tech growth? In order to develop the concept of the benefits of failure, Penn State University instituted a course for engineering students – Failure 101. Many great successes started out as failures. Failing to Succeed Tips Conclusion The innovative leader encourages a culture of experimentation.
BaiBoard Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating - by Mitch Ditkoff Recognize any of these? If so, find your way pass the 100th and learn how to go beyond them. Takes less than five minutes. (Or maybe a lifetime). 1. 11. 16. 21. 26. 31. 36. 41. 46. 51. 56. 61. 66. 71. 76. 81. 86. 91. 96. How to Go Beyond These Lame Excuses Make a list of your three most bothersome ones.Turn each excuse into a question, beginning with the words "How can I?" Mitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions and the author of "Awake at the Wheel", as well as the very popular Heart of Innovation blog. Labels: Innovation, Leadership, Mitch Ditkoff
Popplet Les widgets deviennent mobile avec djinngo Netvibes September 20th 2010 at 09:36 AM Vous avez peut-être déjà vu que Netvibes est en partenariat avec Orange pour son nouveau service appelé djinngo (www.djinngo.com), qui permet à vos widgets netvibes d’être utilisés sur téléphone mobile. Djinngo vous aide à développer de nouveaux widgets mobiles et à partager du contenu avec une audience grand public, contrairement aux autres magasins d’applications/widgets mobiles dont la portée est limitée à des sous-sections du marché. La plate-forme djinngo est très intéressante pour les éditeurs puisque : Couverture de Djinngo (estimation basée sur le sur la répartition mondiale du parc mobile) Vous pouvez dès à présent créer vos propres widgets sur dev.djinngo.com grâce à l’outil simplifié “Fast Widget” (aucune compétence de programmation requise).
How Executives Are Using Social Media | Knowledge Is Social The time constraints on today’s executives are more numerous than ever before. Between the economic downturn, ever-changing industry regulations, fast-moving information and simple day-to-day management tasks, corporate executives are trapped in the virtual jail cell that is today’s business climate. The unintended result of executive “information-imprisonment” is a workplace where they may have little insight into employee morale, culture, and general goings-on during the workday. Blinded by the reflection of their own to-do-lists, executives are turning to consumer social networks to stay connected to the people that execute on daily tasks inside their organizations. According to The Society for New Communication Research (SFNCR), 92 percent of executives are users of LinkedIn, 51 percent are on Facebook, and 41 percent are on Twitter because these tools are “a great way to keep track of peers and colleagues.”
The business model of API’s at Elias Bizannes / blog Application Programming Interfaces – better known in the technology industry as API’s – have come out as one of the most significant innovations in information technology. What at first appears a geeky technical technique for developers to play with, is now evolving into something that will underpin our very society (assuming you accept information has, is, and will be the the crux of our society). This post explores the API and what it means for business. What is it? An example more familiar with ordinary consumers would be Facebook applications. API’s have become the centre of the mashup culture permeating the web. What incentive do companies have in releasing an API? Free doesn’t mean losing An API that’s free has the ability to generate real economic value for a new web service. In order for companies to boost their SEO rankings, one of the things they need to do is have a lot of other websites pointing links at them. Which is my eyes was sheer brilliance by the team at Twitter.