ComputerWorld has an interesting article titled “Don’t Believe the Hype: The 21 Biggest Technology Flops”. As explained on the website the technologies listed are not necessarily bad, but their were either ahead of their times or overblown by high expectations. Here is the list:
Seven characteristics describe the most competitive companies: Market share matters: The 80th share point isn’t as important as the 81st, but don’t let it drop to 79! Understand and remember precisely what business you are in. Whether it’s broke or not, fix it – make it better; whether it be products or the whole company. … Continue reading Seven Characteristics of Competitive Companies
Competing head-to-head can be cutthroat, especially when markets are flat or growing slowly. Managers caught in this kind of competition almost universally say they dislike it and wish they could find a better alternative. They often know instinctively that innovation is the only way they can break free from the pack. But they simply don’t … Continue reading Innovation Quotes: Competition
Web 2.0 has brought about interesting changes in business strategy. Initially, the generally accepted framework for business strategy, Porter’s Five Rules, applied across the board, no matter the sector or industry. Today, Porter’s rules are under fire. WinMarket has a great post (although it is an ‘alpha’ version) about the differences between traditional business framework … Continue reading Porter’s Five Forces Are Dead
What factors of the capitalism system enable companies and individuals to generate huge profits? Market imperfections? If the market was perfectly competitive (i.e. no monopolies, no asymmetry of information and so on) would it still be possible for someone to get rich? Those are some interesting questions to think about, I will write an article … Continue reading How do people get rich?
What is the impact that globalization will have upon the U.S. labor market? Is the democratization of design a bad or a good thing? Is Steve Jobs playing with DRM? What about Green Fuel technologies? The answer for those questions are contained on the links below, some interesting readings check it out: Blindness to the … Continue reading Innovation Links – 05/04/2007
As we approach Enterprise 2.0, it is becoming more and more transparent what exact role corporate intranets have in the ‘innovational’ sector. There is quite a bit of discussion about intranets being able to innovate, but I would argue the opposite. Programming and development is nothing more than a series of inputs and outputs. If … Continue reading Design Thinking
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Optimize has a great article on Global Innovation. More notably, how IBM has leveraged the venture capitalist group in order to anticipate innovation. “We spent a year determining how best to address this emerging opportunity and ultimately decided that building an ecosystem of partners—working together rather than in competition—would be essential to our success in … Continue reading A Model Of Global Innovation
According to a BusinessWeek article titled “Service Innovation: The Next Big Thing” the attention of managers and academics around the world are increasingly turning to this type of innovation. The latest demonstration was the creation of the Service Research & Innovation Initiative, which is backed by some tech giants like IBM and Oracle.