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This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. Google wants to “make biking safer, smarter, and easier by applying self-driving technology to biking”. Will they? Continue reading

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How the Impossible Becomes Possible - Innovation Excellence

Arthur C. Clark insisted that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Yet most of us have to live in a world of practicalities. Growing up means that fantasies must give way to realities. We learn to favor probabilities over possibilities. Continue reading

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I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations recently focused on the strategic view of innovation using the 3 Horizons framework originally proposed by McKinsey, and the assessment of risk and return from innovation. The 3 Horizons approach can be used to manage different areas of future business concurrently, albeit with different managerial approaches given the different requirements and characteristics. Continue reading

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Google Team

A little over five years ago I created an evolution of a Gary Hamel framework from The Future of Management that I titled The Innovator’s Framework and included in my popular first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. Continue reading

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There are many reasons why people say ideas are worthless…Take two companies with a similar idea, Google and AltaVista, one is the multibillion dollar envy of the tech world, the other a broke, wound up company bought out by Yahoo. The difference? Continue reading

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In the sandbox, creativity reigns, stress dissolves, and innovation is suddenly possible. Continue reading

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How A Driverless Car Sees The Road

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next. Continue reading

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