Innovation [2009-11-30]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. Patent Volume Isn’t the Best Innovation Gauge [BusinessWeek: Innovate] Patent volume isn’t necessarily a valid proxy for innovation. A study

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The rise of task worker 2.0

Companies are delayering (again) and pushing decisions to the surface of the organisation, where there is direct contact with customers and partners, in order to be more responsive. Some companies, Zara for example, are making this into a science as they re-engineer

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Innovation cultures

We take our inspiration from proven innovators, such as Pixar and 3M, trying to copy what has made them famous. But it can be hard to instil an innovation culture into an organisation—something like getting a leopard to change its

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Innovation [2009-11-16]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. Warren Buffett’s bet against innovation [BusinessWeek: Innovate] In proclaiming an “all-in wager on the economic future of the United States,

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Distance is meaningless

Sarah Lacey has publish a interesting article over at TechCrunch: Think the Term “Supply Chain” Is Unsexy? Meet the Kinky King of Beijing. The bit I like is somewhere toward the middle of the article. Like a lot of entrepreneurs

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