Archives: February 2007

Time Off.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 27

Blog culture is evolving--it's personal and you're in a conversation with smart people you like but then its impersonal and strangers are screaming at you. So I don't exactly know...

Al Gore's Carbon Footprint Is Big.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 27

I've wanted to write a piece on the carbon footprints of famous people who are for sustainability and against global warming because I've noticed that many of them live in...

Innovation In The Theatre.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 27

In case you missed this video, take a close look. Fewer and fewer people under 30 are going to dance and theatre in general. Innovation editor Jessi Hempel (who wrote...

IN--Inside Innovation--Is About To Appear.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 27

The next Inside Innovation is about to appear in the upcoming issue of BusinessWeek and it's our best yet. If you need to understand the critical balance between risk and...

JetBlue Tries To Win Back Customers. OK.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 21

I got a personal apology from the head of JetBlue today--and it's a first step toward regaining my business. JetBlue came up with its own Passenger Bill Of Rights--before Congress--that...

Get Monocle, Forget Portfolio.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 21

With the New York/LA media and advertising crowd salivating at the impending April launch of Conde Naste's new business magazine, Portfolio, a British magazine, Monocle, and its online site have...

The Greatest Innovations Of All Time.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 20

Doblin's Larry Keeley is one of the most brilliant thinkers on innovation that we've got and you must read this piece he did for the Innovation & Design channel on...

How JetBlue Can Recover.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 19

It breaks my heart to see JetBlue blow it but there are simple ways the airline can win back the hearts of its devoted customers. Clearly, long-term, it has to...

Digital Text--How It's Turning My Media World Inside Out.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 19

Check out this wonderful (thanks to John Battell's blog) YouTube video by Michael Wesch, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology professor at Kansas State University who really "gets" how digital...

Toyota Shows The Way In Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 18

If you want to read about innovation, check out the NYT's magazine story on Toyota. It goes deep into the Japanese company's process to show that it isn't just about...

New York Vs. Los Angeles.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 18

New York has a smaller carbon footprint than LA. Now I can't prove that but I betcha it is true. True not only overall but per capita. Why? The subway...

The Backlash Against Innovation--Fad And Function.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 16

I just spent two days with CEOs and designers from Sweden and Finland and they were all amused, if not astonished, at the notion of a backlash against design and...

On Valentine's Day--What Makes Men Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 14

3iYing is a branding/marketing/strategy firm run by teenage girls and 20-something women that provides insights into corporate marketing and they offer up advice on romance to guys on this special...

Salaries for Designers--They're Still Cheaper Than A New York Shrink.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 13

Check out Coroflot's survey of what it takes to hire design managers, interactive designers, interior designers, architects, etc. At the "high end," it costs about $200,000 to get the best...

The Backlash Against Innovation And Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 12

We've all been hearing it--"Innovation is over." "Design is over the top." "Everyone's talking innovation so it's becoming a meaningless term. Kevin McCullah did a piece for Core77 on the...

Home Depot Gets Back To Co-Creating With Its Customers.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 12

Frank Blake is taking Home Depot back to its roots as provider of tools and solutions to average people and these new ads, while a little schmaltzy as they say...

Is Sustainability Bad For Women? Let's Look At India.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 08

There's a great summary of the Design With India Strategy Conference that I attended on the Core77 site. I found it extremely interesting because the conference raised a very important...

Apple's Steve Job's Wants To Free Music--But His Message Is About Freeing Consumers To Create Their Own Music.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 07

The media this morning is full of Steve Job's online essay (is this his first personal blog effort?) and it frames his agument in terms of pressuring the music industry...

Smart Does Sustainability.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 06

I ran into Dan Formosa, a founder of Smart Design in New York at the Design in India conference last night and he told me that his design consultancy is...

Kodak Two-Tracks Innovation--The New InkJet Printer May Be Revolutionaray But is it Revolutionary Enough?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 06

Our previous issue of IN had Kodak on it's cover with the title--Mistakes Made on the Road to Innovation. It was an insightful look at how CEO Antonio Perez was...

Fashion Week Holds Clues to How to Innovate.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 05

Now that you're tired of watching the Superbowl ads again and again, turn your attention to what's happening in NYC as Fashion Week unfolds. I've always thought that the fashion...

Superbowl--It's About the Ads, Not the Game.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 04

Well, for a lot of people anybody, it's the ads that count and you can watch the Superbowl ads on any number of sites, including this one which shows you...

Can This Be True Of Wal-Mart?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 04

I print this comment about cameras and digital products sold by Wal-mart by a reader because it is so astounding. Please send in any of your own experiences. And Wal-Mart...

At Davos, The Politicians Got Web 2.0 More Than The Business People.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 02

In all the sessions and workshops that I attended at Davos, I was continually surprised at how little business people understand the revolution in connection and collaboration that is under...

Big Conference in New York City on Design in India.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

If you are on the East Coast and in New York on Monday, Feb. 5, you should sign up for the Design in India presentation at the Asia Society. It...

Core77 Innovation Conference In Portland Next Week.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

Our terrific partner, Core77, is holding an offsite in Portland, OR next week, Feb. 8 and if you're in the neighborhood, you should drop by. If you don't know about...

Can a Wiki Write a Novel? Ask Penguin.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

We are only beginning to understanding the wisdom--or folly--of crowds so this great experiment by Penguin books in getting a huge number of people around the world to actually write...

Kodak Turns Around--You Read It First In IN--Inside Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

Sorry, I'm in the "mo" of getting the next issue of Inside Innovation out and want to crow about our last cover story on Kodak--Mistakes Made on the Road to...

Dell Needs A New Business Model--Can Michael Dell Provide It?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

The real news behind the news that Michael Dell is coming back to run the company he founded is that the business model innovation he invented doesn't work anymore. Can...

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