Category: Consumer Innovation

The late 70′s must have been a crazy time. Beyond just Jobs and Woz and Gates and Allen, there was Osborne and Bricklin and Peddle and Bushnell. They must have known they were at a tipping point but just couldn’t quite sense the enormity of change that was about to take place. What emerged of course was the era of personal computing. Continue reading

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Unless you’re Apple, you’ve just released the 6th generation of iPhone and the masses see that as the latest most innovative product on earth (yeah, Apple can still make believe), consumers don’t care about incremental updates to your “new” product. Continue reading

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The Innovation Excellence community is a place to experiment and try stuff and invite you to join in. The Anti-Summit, April 23-24, in NYC is one of those experiments! Continue reading

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FirstBuild Taps the Crowd to Hack the Home of the Future

Evolving Business Models to make them “Disruption Ready”: This is a finding from the 2014 GE Global Innovation Barometer, which provides insight on disruption, collaboration and the future of work. Continue reading

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Is it a phone? A camera? A GPS device? A movie player? A book reader? A gaming device? When thinking of smartphones the answer could be one of these, a combination thereof or all of them. It depends on the perspective of the user. Continue reading

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What’s So Great About Oscar?

As I was looking for a new health insurance policy recently, I started searching for Obamacare, and the result in the first position came up with something called Oscar. I have vaguely remembered seeing the name somewhere… ah! An ad on NYC subway! I clicked through to fill out a form of about 10 questions that, to my great surprise.. Continue reading

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Bravo rag & bone!

While fashion ads have been on the cutting edge of creatively merging music, human beauty and cool clothes, to me, the gold standard thus-far has been set by Ralph Lauren’s Denim and Supply “Wake me up” collaboration with Avicii. Continue reading

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