The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) has been established for the early stage of innovation which determines the innovation effectiveness and hence ultimately innovation success. We wanted to better understand where leading firms are setting their priorities in the FFE currently and where they see things going in the future. To answer this, we conducted a study. Our train of thought and the main findings are in a two-part article series published here. Continue reading
You are tasked to find that all-important next big thing—how do you find it among the deluge of information on the web? Joe Granda presents a scouting tool that firms can use to quickly route and evaluate technology and investment opportunities. Continue reading
If you’ve missed this, it’s not too late: Constant Contacts’s INNOLOFT is taking applications from eligible startups through Midnight October 29th. See details. Continue reading
Samsung recently posted a video highlighting their vision of the future and the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). Samsung recently posted a video highlighting their vision of the future and the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). While certain of the benefits highlighted in Samsung’s IOT video might be interesting, I found myself left with more questions than answers, including: Continue reading
Technology disrupts markets. I agree with that. However, when I need to decide whether to focus on a market (like Christensen does) or focus on the technology, I will focus on the technology every day of the week, and twice on Tuesday. Continue reading
These days, the future comes at us faster than ever before. We live in an age of accelerating returns, in which technological advancement moves at an exponential rate. In ten years, no industry will look like it does now. In twenty years many, if not most, of today’s jobs will be completely obsolete. Continue reading
So many questions are bubbling up on digital technology; it is going to be hitting us like a tsunami, at a potentially destructive force. There is a time to find the high ground and I’d recommend to start now.
Paul Hobcraft asks many key questions here. Continue reading