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Archives: June 2006

The 2006 Product Design Awards Are Here.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 29

I'm taking off for a bit but I'm leaving behind a feast that should last for a long time--the Industrial Design Excellence Awards. We have 13 pages of the design...

Modernista Wins The General Motors' Cadillac Account.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 28

Modernista!, our partner and designer of IN--Inside Innovation--just picked up most of General Motors Cadillac account, ending the 20 year reign of ad agency Leo Burnett, part of the Publicis...

Insight on Creativity--With Humor: Sir Ted Johnson.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 28

If you want some very interesting insight into creativity, check out the TED talks series and the chat by Sir Ken Johnson. He's an advisor to the Getty and discourses...

The Quality Movement Vs. The Innovation Movement.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 28

I talked with Gary Hamel the other day. He did a book, as I recall, with CK Prahalad years ago that developed the concept of "core competence" and he's worked...

Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Innovation in the Non-Profit Sector.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 27

Lots of folks don't see either Bill Gates or Warren Buffet as innovators. Buffet often says he doesn't "get" technology and doesn't invest in it. Much of his company's money...

Big Surprises in The Upcoming IDEA Design Awards.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 26

I am crashing away, writing up the 2006 Industrial Designers Excellence Awards contest, and all I can say is that there are some pretty big surprises. Design/Innovation consultancies that have...

Negroponte's $100 Laptop Just Became the $140 Laptop.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 23

The long-awaited $100 laptop for the bottom of the pyramid is heading toward production, according to it's champion, MIT's Media Lab cofounder Nicholas Negroponte, but it will be a bit...

Social Networking, Advertising and Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 22

Anyone interested in the broader issue of innovation should take a look at some of the other BW blogs that have different monikers, such as Blogspotting and The Tech Beat....

Is Brainstorming For Real? You Bet.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 21

Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a piece deriding brainstorming and suggesting that individuals alone can come up with more and better ideas than a group sitting in a...

A hybrid sports car from Toyota?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 20

One of my favorite car sites, Winding Road, has an item out of Toyota quoting an exec saying he proposed developing a hot hybrid sports car. Now keep in mind...

Social Networks and Architecture. Think About It.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 19

This from Jessi Hempel, now covering innovation full-time with me: Hey Bruce, a quick note for the blog: This morning I spoke with Michael Fazio, a Chicago-based architect and principal...

LG Design Gets it Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 19

If you're not getting DesignBytes from the IDSA, you are missing out a lot on news on innovation and design from all over the world. This week's issue is chock...

Eric von Hippel and Consumer Co-Creation. Beyond Ethnography to Participatory Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 18

One of the strongest voices in the innovation and design space these days is MIT's Eric von Hippel, who is head of the innovation and entrepreneurship program at the Sloan...

Design Thinking and Innovation for Social Issues.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 18

Applying design thinking outside the corporate sphere in civil society is one of our great challenges--and opportunities. Chicago's mayor Daley is into using design to solve education, transportation and other...

Innovation in China.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 17

The oddest story on innovation in China appears in Saturday's Washington Post. It combines a personal lead from a woman's fashion designer with quotes from Beijing bureaucrats about the importance...

Was Bill Gates an Innovator?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 17

Jeff Jarvis over at BuzzMachine has interesting insights into the legacy of Bill Gates and what he did at Microsoft. Jarvis is far more critical of him as an "innovator"...

Innovation In India--Conferences You Might Want to Attend.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 17

There are upcoming meetings and conferences taking place this week that deal with innovation in India, according to The Economic Times of India. I've found that the Times, and much...

Getting to Consumer Culture in India.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 16

Thanks to Niti Bhan, I jumped into Dina Mehta's fascinating blog and its insights into the various cultures of India--the cultures of business, the cultures of consumption, the cultures of...

Bill Gates, Microsoft and Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 16

Many people were surprised when Microsoft came up # 5 on our list of Most Innovative Companies back in April (it was my one and only effort at designing a...

Yahoo Wiki's Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 15

A tip of the hat to the Innovation Insider for showing me this interesting development at Yahoo which is basically a wiki on innovation. Looks like people are asking some...

More Feedback On INside Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 15

Here are some very interesting thoughts from comments on our I&D site. Nickname: Brianxl Review: How about the fact that 17 of the 25 are women? What does that say,...

IBM Offers To Manage Your R&D. Does It Make Sense?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 14

I'm reading in the Money Section of USA Today that IBM is launching a new service to help companies manager their R&D efforts. Corporations are cutting their R&D budgets and...

GE's Jeff Immelt Explains Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 13

The Harvard Business Review has done a great job playing catch-up on the issue of innovation in the 21st century. I was away when a great article by GE's Immelt...

Readers' Feedback On IN--Inside Innovation

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 13

Thanks to all the readers who are sending in truly valuable feedback on issue #1 of Inside Innovation. It will inform and shape issue # 2 that comes out in...

Is Ethnography The New Black?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 12

The first issue of IN is heavy into ethnography and its parent, BW, jut ran an incredibly good, vover-length story on ethnography as well. So, playing the provocateur, let me...

Google, HP, Apple, P&G, Bank of America, GAP, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Whirlpool, Cargill, Citigroup, IBM--And More Are in INside Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

I've never been a mother but I sure feel like one today. I'm looking at two magazines--IN and Business Week with IN stitched inside and they are both beautifully rendered....

Secrets of Great Brainstorming Sessions.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

Google's Marissa Mayer is on the cover of our first issue of IN as one of five featured corporate innovation champions (we show how they do it--how they build and...

The IN 25--The Top Innovation Champions in the Corporate World.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

OK, check out our choices for top innovation champions. Who did we miss?...

Design 2.0 and Designing for the Ecosystem.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

Innovation & Design's very own Jessie Scanlon moderated a really thoughtful panel at Core77's San Francisco conference last week while I was chasing birds in Costa Ricas. Check it out...

Thank You MIchael Bierut and Pentagram.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 08

So I get back at 1AM last night from six great days in Costa Rica birding (saw 255 species and about 20 "life birds" that I've never seen before, including...


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