Innovation

Mark this day

I’ve been watching the US Open today, and I saw the first ad for nanotechnology. Hewlett Packard has a 60-second ad talking about things 1,000th of a human hair wide and the things they may do. I put this on a par with the first time I saw a PC commercial about 25 years ago. It was a beginning. Of ...

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A dot-com anomaly?

USATODAY.com – The search engine that could This article about Google evokes deja vu. Sounds like 1999. This company–whose name is now a verb as well–seems to have succeeded in the freewheeling dot-com style that is anathema in business circles now. But it still suggests that a highly innovative environment and success can go together.

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Conference: Idea Management/Imaginatik

At the Innovation Conference I attended, Hallmark Cards, Inc., presented their Keepsake Ornaments case study on Idea Management. They worked with Imaginatik and their online Idea Central product. Mark Turrell, CEO of Imaginatik, also spoke. Some initial steps Hallmark took at the outset of their Innovation project: * Obtained Senior Management approval. * Set a clear goal (develop new products ...

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Focusing the Innovation Process

“Leading-edge innovators have learned that, rather than generating lots of ideas, they can derive more benefit from a targeted event driven process that will enable them to capture the best ideas related to an specific issue” “Targeted and bounded programs produce better results than open-ended idea collection systems” “A seeming paradox of innovation is that most useful ideas originate from ...

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