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Archives: November 2006

Is The Wal-Mart Model Dead?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 30

Wal-Mart may be facing a crisis in its business model as its low-price strategy appears to hit a wall, with the company posting the smallest December sales gain since 2000....

India, A New Frontier For Innovation And Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 30

Niti Bhan is giving a speech at the upcoming Design With India conference next week in New Dehli and she posted a second draft on her site. I'm posting it...

Is Nintendo's Wii Better Than Sony's PlayStation 3? Ask Tom Cruise in the Movie Minority Report.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 29

I've been reading the tons of reviews of the Wii and the PS3 and the one thing missing in the flood of comparisons is the idea that Nintendo may actually...

Best of 2006.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 28

Check out David Armano's blog Logic + Emotion where he asks: "What was the most significant event/aspect of 2006 in regards to marketing, advertising or user experience?" The comments posted...

Can Wal-Mart Make It In India?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 28

Fresh from news that its November sales were disappointing in the US, Wal-Mart has announced that it will enter the India market in partnership with cell-phone provider Bharti Enterprises. If...

Yahoo and the Newspapers--In Search of Business Model Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 21

The cover story on Kodak--Mistakes Made on the Road to Innovation--in the current issue of Inside Innovation, highlights the rush to change business models throughout industries. Nowhere is this most...

Gurupalooza 2--The Rotman Innovation Conference Rocked.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 20

Larry Keeley of the Doblin Group coined the term "Gurupalooza" to describe the first gathering at a Toronoto conference of the "7 gurus" of innovation described in my cover on...

IN-- Inside Innovation--Is Out This Week. Good Timing.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

The timing for the next issue of Inside Innovation, which comes out online Thursday night and in Business Week, the magazine, on Friday, could not be better. The Council on...

A Great Acumen Conference.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 14

At the five-year anniversary of the Acumen Fund, I listened to Fareed Zakaria deliver one of the most insightful keynote speeches I've ever heard. Points: 1- Globalization is raising the...

Acumen--Designing Better Solutions For Bottom of The Pyramid Problems of Poverty.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 10

Next week, Acumen Fund one of the most innovative philanthropies I know, will celebrate its fifth anniversay and the Innovation & Design channel has a rather remarkable story on it....

How To Improve Your Innovation Success Rates--Don't Miss This Conference.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 09

The Rotman School of Management is putting on a one-day conference in New York next Thursday--November 16--that is one of the most important innovation events of the Fall. I don't...

The Republicans, Airbus and Wal-Mart--How Big Brands Blow It.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 08

It's startling to see how powerful, established brands can make such enormous mistakes that loyal customers begin to doubt and leave them. Usually, they forget to stay in touch with...

Designing a Better Voting System--Please.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 07

I just voted in New York City. There were three people at the desk by the door as I entered, looking up addresses and voting districts. Then another four people...

A Book For Going Green--A User's Guide to the 21st Century.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 05

If you're looking for help in designing for sustainability--designing an economy, a society or a planet, check out this book from At 600 pages, it is full of innovation...

Redesigning Media--Gannett Goes First.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 05

Gannett is using design thinking to innovate its entire business model. It has spent months gettting closer to its newspaper reading customers and has now decided to involve them much...

Beyond MySpace and Facebook--Pragmatic, Not Just Social, Networking.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 05

There is a great piece on PSFK on the latest iteration of social networking--going beyond the fun "social" gathering to a more pragmatic networking effort that may be more socially...

Designing a Better Electoral System--We Need Service Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 05

Tuesday is the big day in America--elections-- and I wish we were applying design thinking to the electoral process as much as we are applying it to the business process....

Core77 Conference on Web 2.0 in Boston.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 03

Our good partner Core77 is giving a conference on Nov. 15 in Boston that has some amazing people, starting with John Maeda, from the MIT Media Lab. If you haven't...

Productivity Numbers Are Bad--Are We Spending Too Much On R&D And Not Enough On Innovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 02

The latest batch of numbers on productivity growth are awful and this bodes ill for the future if they continue. I know the conventional wisdom is that private spending for...

Dove Does Self-Esteem.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 01

Check out this video on the dove site. It gets to the heart of America's "beauty problem."...


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