The Cloud, the Fence, and the Stretch Factor

The cloud was on Time Warner Cable’s radar. Sitting outside their core business of television, phone, and internet services, cloud computing held the potential for significant new-to-company demand. But cloud computing is not a new-to-the-world business, and with a field of established incumbents, entering into the market was a risky proposition. Continue reading

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There’s lot of discussion now about “big data” and “open data”. I’ve hunted stories from Britain and Japan that fall into three groups: using patterns in visitor behaviour to redesign their experience; using social data and peer benchmarking to help individuals; and using crowdfunding to measure demand for innovative new products. Distilling takeaways and twists on each set of stories, I suggest four principles for working with data that relate to curiosity, empathy and generosity. Continue reading

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Jobs created the world’s most innovative product line and transformed Apple from a struggling has-been to the most profitable company on earth. It’s an intriguing model. Find a visionary leader—or become one yourself—and watch the money roll in. Unfortunately, in the history of the world, there has only been one Steve Jobs, one Elon Musk and one Henry Ford, so it’s a good idea to have a plan B. Here’s what you can do while you’re waiting for the next Steve Jobs to come your way. Continue reading

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Big Data + Big Ideas = Big Impact

Peter Fisk explores the world of big data and its impact on business through innovation and marketing, with particular application to the future of telecoms. First presented at Marketing Genius Live, Astana 19 Feb 2015. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - Smart Packaging

Usually when you here about a liquor bottle talking to someone (even a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue), you would tend think you’re about to here a tale of someone having a wee bit too much to drink. But in this case, we are going to talk about a new smart bottle from Diageo (or a smart label to be more precise) that has the ability to talk to your smartphone using near field communications (aka NFC). Continue reading

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Here’s the transcript and audio file from last week’s popular podcast “The Innovation Engine”, hosted by Will Sherlin, featuring an interview with Rowan Gibson, author of “The Four Lenses of Innovation.” Continue reading

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A recent review in the journal Psychology, which reviewed results from behavioral economics, social psychology and neuroscience, points out how important success can be to your learning. We’ll look at some of its most important conclusions here and find out what we can learn from it. Continue reading

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