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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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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Penicillin: the unexpected

As seen on a plaque at Scienceworks. The penicillin mold was a pest, not a resource. Backteriologists went to great lengths to protect their bacterial cultures against contamination by it. Then in the 1920s, a London doctor, Alexander Fleming, realized

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Innovation [2009-09-07]

Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet. As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated. This issue: Peter Drucker’s Seven Sources of Innovation [Snake Coffee] A good example of applying Peter Drucker’s Seven Sources of

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