What is innovation?

What is innovation? I don’t know, but then I’m not even sure that it’s an interesting question. The yearning so many companies have to be innovative often seems to prevent them from actually doing anything innovative. They get so caught

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Innovation [2010-07-05]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. Why has Microsoft seemingly stopped innovating? [Quora] Quora answers the question: Apple and Google stand for innovation in my mind,

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Innovation [2010-06-21]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. Does location really matter? [strategy+business] For innovation-based companies, being located in an industry cluster has long been thought to enhance

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Innovation linkage

I gave a talk on innovation at Chisholm tonight in their Business Innovation Seminar Series, and promised to provide links to some of my references. Here they are: Obliquity & John Kay. John Boyd & OODA. My arguments on why innovation

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Innovation [2010-06-07]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. The global innovation paradox [The Atlantic] Innovation has always, and will always, occur at the coalface where there are problems

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Innovation [2010-05-25]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. Innovation and R&D [The Economist] The Economist provides two interactive visualisations that show the future of innovation taking shape. We can

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Tea bags: the unexpected

As seen on a plaque at Scienceworks in the House Secrets exhibit. A thrifty tea merchant from New York named Thomas Sullivan is credited with inventing the first tea bag in 1908. Looking to save money, Sullivan reportedly distributed small

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