Author Archives: Innovation or Not?

Innovation or Not - Autonomous Automobiles

As sensors become smaller, faster, cheaper, and more capable, autonomous automobiles become more of a potential commercial reality. If you’re not sure what an autonomous automobile is or the baby steps that have already been taken, you might want to check out this video from Texas Instruments and this other video that takes you for a ride in Google’s self-driving car. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Lazaretto Ultra LP

Video may have killed the radio star, but the mp3 and even the CD have failed to kill the lovable vinyl LP record. In fact, they are making a resurgence and if anything have probably grown in popularity over the last decade. So, you might be thinking what kind of innovation could someone possibly pull off on a vinyl album? Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Vector Scissors

I came across these attractive and thoughtfully designed Vector Scissors in a post by Innovation Excellence contributor Matthew E May that promise to in addition to the normal day to day jobs that scissors execute, to also be able to cut perfectly straight lines. Interesting invention, sure, clever design, sure, but are they an innovation? Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Healthy Chocolate

I came across the inspiration for the latest in the “Innovation or Not?” series through a London Business School announcement of their upcoming TELL Series speakers, and noticing that Nancy Cruickshank, co-Founder of MyShowcase would be speaking on May 21, 2014. Clicking over to the web site, I noticed that one of the highlighted products was Ohso Probiotic Chocolate which Andrew Marten brands as a healthy chocolate. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - A Smart Smart Home Approach

I came across the inspiration for the latest in the “Innovation or Not?” series through a current London Business School student – Marie Milleron – for a Smart Home idea that they are raising money for on IndieGoGo. The idea is pretty simple on its face, but I’m sure there is a lot of complexity behind the scenes. Continue reading

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Is 3D Pen a Novelty or an Innovation?

We came across the 3Doodler 3D Pen on CNN and after clicking over to its Kickstarter page, we have a question for you. Is this 3D Pen a novelty (a flash in the pan that is temporarily catching people’s imagination) or an innovation, likely to persist in the arts and craft world as something that adds value to that universe? Continue reading

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Your Entire Digital Identity on a Single Card

We’ve seen numerous approaches over the years to try and store various types of consumer data, but it wasn’t until recently that we came across the Keepod, which aims to offer a single card on which users’ entire digital soul can be stored. Continue reading

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