I firmly believe that as we move forward we will see the corporate environment liquefy. That is, we will have fewer and fewer monolithic companies that carry pretty much all the processes inside, and more and more partnerships and conglomerates of small companies that work together to accomplish certain things. The evolution of the information … Continue reading IBM, Innovation and Collaboration
The Mental Floss blog has an interesting post commenting a recent study by The Economist Intelligence Unit aimed at finding the most innovative countries in the world. “The number of patents each country generated during those four years, per million people, was the primary method for determining the measure of innovation. As for the results? … Continue reading Top 15 Most Innovative Countries
Your wife would love receiving a diamond for her next birthday, but you are not sure if your wallet shares the same opinion? Maybe your problems are close to an end, as an article over the InnoBlog discusses. The article, titled “Disruptive Diamonds,” illustrates how some companies are investing into a synthetic diamond manufacturing technology. … Continue reading Artificial Diamonds
Inventions, Innovations, Patents, and Ideas – meet Web 2.0. IdeaConnection.com is hoping to become a trading ground for ideas, new products, and innovation teams. No matter the industry, the age, or the experience, there is something for you to participate in. IdeaConnection facilitates individual and corporate innovation, ideas, and solutions by offering access to an … Continue reading IdeaConnection – A Trading Ground For Ideas
For a company the size if IBM, innovation is everything. Dell recognized the need to be more transparent in its product offerings, and IBM is following suit. Thinkplace, ‘a web application for facilitating innovation through idea generation, collaboration, and refinement,’ appears to be on the right track. What Thinkplace does is provide a place for … Continue reading Thinkplace – Facilitating Innovation
Joseph Schumpeter started analyzing innovation management more than seventy years ago, and his theories and ideas are still influential among academics and business men. Recently, in fact, Harvard Business School’s professor Thomas McCraw released a book titled “Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.” In the HBS Working Knowledge website there is an interesting … Continue reading Schumpeter: Prophet of Innovation
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
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.
What strategy should companies use to develop their products and services on emerging markets? Innovation, obviously, or so say the majority of executive across corporate boards. BusinessWeek published an article with a preview of a study by Delloit titled “Innovation in Emerging Markets”.
Some authors, like Tom Peters, affirm that innovation peaked in popularity on the early nineties. Others argue that innovation is still widely discussed around the corporate boards, and that its importance will only grow as we move forward. Do you think the popularity of innovation is declining, stable or growing?