Archives: June 2007

CEOs Must Be Designers, Not Just Hire Them. Think Steve Jobs And iPhone.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 28

I gave a speech at Innovation Night at the Royal College of Art in London on Tuesday and here it is. It's my latest thinking on innovation and design. There...

Want Great Talent For Innovation? Try The RCA in London.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 28

I just got back from three days at the Royal College of Art in London--three amazing days. If you are looking for innovation and design talent for your companies or...

Clayton Christensen on the iPhone.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 18

The Harvard Business School professor who wrote the brilliant book, The Innovator's Dilemma, 10 years ago, Clayton Christensen, doesn't think the iPhone will be that disruptive an innovation. In a...

Chris Bernard on Why Six Sigma is Just Table Stakes Now--And so is Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 18

This is a great comment from Chris Bernard at designthinking digest on how Six Sigma--and design--are being commoditized so they are now just table-stakes. More is needed--innovation. "When I read...

Facebook Fascination.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 15

Check out Esther Dyson on the important changes at Facebook. I especially like her quote of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: "The other guys think the purpose of communication is to...

Tom Peters On Six Sigma Vs. Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 14

I just caught up to this great post on Tom Peters' blog that gives historic context to the debate over efficiency vs. creativity that we started in the last issue...

Facebook Is On Fire, MySpace May Be Fading.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 13

Facebook is hot. You hear it all over the US and Britain. Corporations may love Second Life, but smart people are pouring into Facebook and it apparently is exploding. Marc...

Cutting Edge Designers.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 12

If you want to see what's really hot in design, check out this new series on the Innovation & Design channel on Cutting Edge Designers. It's by the amazing Jessie...

Can The iPhone Replace The Blackberry And Treo?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 11

Across the corporate landscape, folks are asking if they can turn in their Blackberries and Treos for iPhones and they're not getting a definitive "yes." Apple kind of says "yes,"...

Microsoft and Starbucks Back Games For Change.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 11

This from Reena Jana, who reports on gaming culture, virtual culture and culture in general for our Innovation & Design site and IN magazine: "Last year, we reported on the...

Where Did The Swastika Come From?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 07

I'm getting a lot of comment on the London 2012 Logo that appears to look like a swastika to me. Some folks believe the swastika image came from ancient India,...

Ivy Ross On Why Innovation Means Connection, Not Process.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 07

A thanks to Diego Rodriguez at Metacool for pointing out this great interview in Ambidextrous Magazine with Ivy Ross. Here are my favorite quotes: "Let's face it. Everyone has everything....

Open Source Is Opening The Closed World Of Science And R&D.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 07

I spent a hundred years in grad school and basically live half my life in academic culture, so I know how closed scientific inquiry traditionally is. But new open source...

Britain's Olympics Logo Stinks--And It Paid Way Too Much.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 07

For the equivalent of $800,000 Britain has bought itself the worst kind of logo--one that stirs up horrible images of the past rather than wonderful images of the future. It's...

iPhone Ads Are So Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 06

So who is doing this incredible work for Apple? The iPhones ads are just terrific....

Six Sigma Fights Back In The Debate Over Efficiency Vs. Creativity.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 06

We're getting a ton of comment both online and in print on the cover story of the latest Inside Innovation: 3M, A Struggle Between Efficiency and Creativity. The black belt...

At the G-8 Meeting, China Blows It On Global Warming.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 06

As the heads of the biggest eight economies of the world gather today to talk about global warming, I find it sad that China continues to see sustainability as a...

Comment on Portland Leading Sustainable Growth.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 05

Bob makes good points on my post on Portland. Here they are: "Although I applaud these initiatives (obviously), I think you're slightly off the mark in linking them to McDonough...

Is Portland Showing Us The Way To Sustainable Economic Growth?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 05

I just got back from a few days in Portland, OR and suggest that our armies of corporate anthropologists skip the malls in Shanghai or Mumbia for a bit and...

How Do People Participate in Social Media? Who Controls The Conversation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 04

As we become a conversation economy shaped by the social networks we belong to, it's important to really understand how conversations truly work. In the INdata page of the latest...

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