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Categories: Business, Innovation, Technology | Comments Off on Beyond Mobile – Tapworthy’s Josh Clark on the Future

Josh Clark, author of Tapworthy, wowed the crowd at IxDA New York City. Thanks for Bloomberg for hosting and giving a tour of their impressive usability lab. Here are some highlights: Senors Give Us Superpowers Mobile should not be the companion – or lite version – of the desktop. ‘Our smartphones and tablets hold so […]

Categories: Innovation, ROI, Technology | Comments Off on 7 Tips for Publishing Apps

The magazine industry gets an F in Apps, according to Chris Sanborn, President of Sanborn Media Factory. He and Radhika Nayak, VP of Product at Simon & Schuster (S&S) spoke at a panel last night at NYU’s Center for Publishing.  Here are their 7 tips to up the grade: 1. Reconceptualize the App “We’re not […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on How Innovation Happens

At the Women on Wall Street conference last night, Steven Berlin Johnson gave a keynote on how innovation happens. He has studied the history of breakthrough innovations and found a pattern: They are created not by “Eureka!” moments, but slow hunches that incubate, sometimes for decades, with diverse people collaborating to make unintended consequences. Here […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on 7 Rules for Successful Innovation

Nice summary of biz innovators and their success and failures: http://amex.co/1erVwsv. Excerpts below. I want to know what business stories gave you your greatest innovation lesson. “1. Think of things that never were and ask ‘why not?”: Bobby Kennedy’s famous motto is an apt description for the beginning of business innovation. Great ideas can strike at […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on TEDxNY: William McDonough on Cradle to Cradle Design

At TEDxNY, we discussed William McDonough’s talk on cradle to cradle design. Hope you can join us next week – see http://tedxnewyork.blogspot.com/. The new Grey offices are amazing – open workspaces designed for collaboration – looks like an industrial-designed coffee bar. They reviewed this old talk in light of the COP15 (2009 United Nations Climate […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on Calculated innovation: Post-recession payoff?

Fortune Brainstorm Tech blog: innovation doesn’t have to be risky. Excerpts below. Full post at http://bit.ly/59o6hT. I want to know: Are you focusing on innovation or survival? “Many companies remain shell-shocked from the past 18 months of economic disaster. As such, innovation – despite its potential rewards – is not exactly in fashion right now. […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on 4 Temptations of an Innovator

Matthew May, Chief Strategist for MBox Design on 4 traps in the way of a culture of constant innovation. Excerpts below. I want to know: What traps have you seen? “1. Swinging for fences. In sports we worship the game-clinching grand slam home run, the three-point field goal at the buzzer, the blinding slapshot in […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on Can You Predict Successful Innovation? You Bet You Can

Ad Age’s CMO Strategies analyzes hits + says they’re not luck or creative genius. Excerpts below. Full post at http://bit.ly/2580aJ I want to know: What predictors do you see for great innovation? “Popular opinion suggests that great innovation results from a mysterious combination of forces that make it appear to fall from the sky. Whether […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on Innovation at its Best: MIT Media Labs SixthSense

Amazing Sci-Fi Like Technology from a PhD student at MIT Media Labs at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks. Called “Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology,” he’s figured out how to use any surface as a computer – a wall, piece of paper, your hand – just incredible. Watch and read at http://bit.ly/14hJcz. Posted […]

Categories: Innovation | Comments Off on Innovate or Die

Tom Peters offers 110 tips to promote your culture of innovation. I want to know what are your top innovation tips? Excerpts below. Start at http://bit.ly/8Datyy. “Recession or no recession, deep recession or not, the challenge to add more and more value grows, and the importance of innovation, and a culture of innovation, grows exponentially…. […]