Archives: January 2007

Working in Dial-Up.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 31

I just got a comment about a post on Senator McCain that I did from Davos saying I should have linked to Arianne Huffington's blog since I included her in...

From Experience to Identity--The New Paradigm.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 31

A while back, I posted an item on "identity" as a new paradigm that could replace "experience" in our business culture. Academia, especially linguistics, has been talking about the shift...

YouTubing The iPhone.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

For those of you who were in Davos or otherwise away last week, this parody of the Apple iPhone made the rounds. The woman in the video is a friend...

Mac vs. PC Ads--Best Parodies.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

I know this is nuts because I have to get the next issue of IN out in three weeks and I shouldn't be trolling the web but the Guardian site...

Visualizing Bloggers' Growing Credibility.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

I think the community and conversation that is at the heart of blogging and social networking is one of the most powerful innovative forces in our time--not just for business...

Check Out This Webinar on Service Innovation and Designing A Better Consumer Experience.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

For 2007, we're trying to partner up with really smart folks to offer insight into the innovation process. This will build on our Innovation & Design channel and our new...

Networked and Networking at Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

Check out Jeff Jarvis and Arianna Huffington as they do their video thing on Buzzmachine.com, Jeff's blog, to get a sense of the culture at Davos. They talk about Bill...

Innovation At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

Innovation was a huge topic at Davos. Check out the CEO Series because it was perhaps the most important learning event during the entire week....

Davos Is Over And I Am Now Fast Friends With Jeff Jarvis and and Arianna Huffington.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 27

The soiree was swell I have now gone over to the dark side--to bloggers in the battle with MainStream Media. Of course, not all MSM folks refuse to get the...

Microsoft Vs. Wikipedia: The Answer From Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 27

I spent an hour with Jimmy Wales, the guy who set up Wikipedia, in Davos on Saturday afternoon and shot the breeze. It's winding down here and Wales was even...

Parties At Davos: Google Vs. Bollywood.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 27

Overheard Friday night at the Hotel Belvedere, party central in Davos: two young Africans talking--"you going to the Google party? No, the music is so bad. I'm going to the...

Davos--Senator McCain on China.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 27

I just had breakfast with Senator McCain at a media briefing. If I were still doing editorials, I would go into the details of his remarks on Iraq but I'm...

Davos Does Second Life and YouTube.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 27

There's this weird disjunction at Davos with enormous attention being paid to Second Life, YouTube and everything that smacks of social networking and innovation yet most of the business people...

Davos Moments.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

It gets kind of crazy half-way through the marathon that is Davos. Here are a few things that happened on Day Two as I move into the third day. At...

Davos Moment--Battelle Complains About Lack of Advertising for Blogs.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

It was a strange Davos moment--a large "media lunch" with bloggers and MainStream Media in one room which included Jeff Jarvis and Arthur Sulzbergers Jr.). The MSM folks were complaining...

Davos Day Two--It's All About Seeing Around The Corner.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

I shuffled through the snow (yep we got some and the Davosians are happy) to attend a workshop in the Future Series called Building The Skills of Tomorrow. Azim Premji,...

Davos--Twelve Power Shifts That Are Changing The World.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

The most interesting them of the opening day was a series of sessions on key shifts in power that are changing our lives. People went to four sessions of power...

Davos Day One--It's All About Power Going To The People. But Which People?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

OK, the debate at Davos was fast and furious right from the morning start and it was all about the disaggregation of power around the world. Who are the winners,...

Davos Is Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 23

I don't mean it's hot with celebrities. I mean it is really warm--no snow. I can see the actual streets for the first time in a decade. In the past,...

Blogging Davos. John McCain, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Azim Premji, the King and Queen of Jordan, William McDonough and Others Will Be There.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

There will be lots of blogging blah-blahing away at the World Economic Forum this week. I'll be doing my part but there's an official blogging site at WEF so check...

Who Designed The Apple iPhone? Jonathan Ive, Of Course.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

In the ongoing discussion of the Apple iPhone, check out the great profile in a past issue of IN--Inside Innovation--of Jonathan Ive, Apple's head of design (yes, of course, Steve...

Listen to the Osage, the Dine and the Xicana and Learn About Storytelling.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 19

I just came back from a trip that included lots of conversation with "creatives" and managers at ad agencies and one of the most important themes that recurred is the...

Does Apple's Steve Jobs Know That Cingular Isn't Global?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 17

Dear Steve, So Verizon doesn't support cell or email service in Europe--but did you know that Cingular doesn't support email service in Europe for the TREO? That astounding fact hit...

Design Is The New Advertising.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 15

Quote of the day from Marc Gobe, who has a new book coming out called, what else, Brandjam. "Design is the new advertising. The agencies should fold, they’re out of...

The World Economic Forum in Davos Will Focus on Shifting Power in a Networked World.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 15

I'm heading off to Davos shortly and the big theme of this year's confab is leading and managing in a world of shifting power. That means shifting power in terms...

Verizon, The TREO, Traveling To Europe And The iPhone.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 12

I'm going to Davos in a couple of weeks so I decided to call Verizon to see if I could get a Treo that worked in Europe. Verizon, of course,...

Toyota, Home Depot, Motorola, BP, Wal-Mart--Brand Erosion Hits The Biggest And Best Brands. What's Going On?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 10

There appears to be an epidemic of brand erosion going on, with some of the best and brightest companies with years of doing things right stumbling and hurting themselves in...

The iPhone Is Cool--But Is It An Ecosystem?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 10

OK, by now most of us have product lust for the new Apple iPhone and many folks will buy it but the real impact of the iPhone will be in...

Is Wii The New iPod--And More Important Than The iPhone?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 09

As all eyes focus on the Apple iPhone announcement, I'm wondering if a larger lesson for innovation can be found in Nintendo's Wii. Thanks to Diego Rodriguez at Metacool for...

Wal-Mart Is In Deep Trouble--Ask Its Customers.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 08

I posted an analysis of Wal-Mart on November 30 suggesting it needed a new business model and so far, I've received 127 comments from people, most of whom are really...

Lessons From Home Depot's Bob Nardelli--Why Command And Control Is So Bad.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 04

I just got back from a long stay in Sante Fe to gather my thoughts on innovation and design to see what I consider to be one of the great...

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