Tag Archives: Microsoft

Innovation Doesn’t Matter

One of the greatest myths of our time is if you create something genuinely new, something completely unprecedented, you’ll have a better than average chance of getting rich. So ingrained is this idea that a whole generation of young university graduates have stopped seeking a steady career in the large safe corporations their predecessors held dear, pursuing instead the dream of the startup.

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2011 PREDICTIONS: How Did I Do?

For many years now I’ve made predictions, and for just as many years I review how I did. This is the week I do the reviewing, my predictions for 2012 should arrive around the New Year, assuming I find the right inspiration. 2011 was a strange year in many ways. We lost Steve Jobs, stupid Internet legislation reared its ugly ...

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Innovation and Strategic Exhaustion

I write today about a beloved company – Hewlett-Packard (HP), and all that it has meant to my life. One of my first consumer electronic purchases was an HP calculator, and as a young engineer fresh out of college we were regaled with the history of HP: born in a garage, during a depression, making excellent products. The HP story ...

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A YouTube and Google+ Innovation

Thanks to some of the people in my Google+ feed, I came across a little hidden innovation that YouTube and Google+ have brought to the social media party – social video watching. In real life, when people want to watch a show together they either invite them over for a TV night or maybe they hang on the line on ...

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Welcome to the Brave New World of Innovation Ecosystems

Will ecosystems replace simple ‘old’ innovation collaborations as we know them today? Open innovation has suddenly lost its pole position. Board rooms around the world will be thinking through the events that unfolded recently and I’m not talking about Eygpt. Just get into the story that has been unfolding at Nokia in the recent weeks, it has been breathtaking but ...

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What Rockmelt Shows Us About Innovation

Here’s an interesting question. Why is there so much innovation around internet browsing? Why is it that we have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chromium, Safari, and now RockMelt, and sure to be others right around the corner? Why so much innovation in viewing web content? What does innovation in the browser space tell us about innovation in general? After all, it’s ...

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