Tag Archives: Apple

Printable Innovation Excellence Weekly

We know some IX community members want to get great innovation content, but don't come to the site every day. So to help them make sure they didn't miss the best innovation articles of the week, we have launched Innovation Excellence Weekly - the magazine - so that you can download the ten best articles of the week to your: Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, Nook from Barnes & Noble, Samsung GalaxyTab, other trusty tablet, laptop, or desktop computer (PC or Mac). Think of it as Innovation Excellence to go.

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Innovation and the Base Rate

Suppose you're told that three out of four car accidents happen within 25 miles of your home. Are you safer driving away from home? Based on this statistic alone, most people would assume they are safer. But the picture changes when you consider an important part of this scenario called the base rate.

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Premature Innovation

Prevailing business culture these days is obsessed with speed. People are obsessed with fast prototyping, failing fast, and getting to market fast. But too often people don’t stop to think whether their innovation efforts are going too fast. It’s almost as if the word premature is fast becoming as taboo in the boardroom as it is in the bedroom.

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Apple vs. Samsung and How Innovation Suffers

By now you've probably heard that jury selection started today in San Jose, California in the Apple vs. Samsung patent trial that will impact both the smartphone and tablet market segments. It will also impact the relationship between the two companies since Apple is Samsung largest customer, supplying displays, FLASH storage, and chipsets to Apple, for both the iPhone and iPad platforms.

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Amazon's Innovation Philosophy

What may have started with a question from @evanjacobs at Amazon.com's 2011 shareholder meeting, ended with interesting commentary from Amazon's CEO - Jeff Bezos - on their philosophy around invention, innovation, and risk taking. The key insights I extracted from Bezos' response to the question about their lack of big visible market failures and whether Amazon is continuing to take bold enough risks are as follows:

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