Archives: January 2008

Surfing And The Art of Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 31

John Hagel and John Seeley Brown have written the most amazing piece on surfing and the lessons it teaches for innovation. Let me crib: "While all attention was on the...

Proctor & Gamble Has Great Profits-- Read About How A.G.Lafely Makes Innovation Happen.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 31

Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, has a great book out called The Opposable Mind in which he talks about how successful CEOs have integrative...

Greener Gadgets Conference in NYC Friday.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 31

If you're in New York Friday, drop into the McGraw-Hill Building to see the huge and important Greener Gadgets Conference. The address is 1221 Avenue of the Americas and that's...

How To Innovate Through A Recession. Don't Make The Classic Mistakes In Cutting Back.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

It's clear that the US and probably the global economy is heading toward a sharp downturn and possibly recession. Fourth quarter US GDP growth was a mere 0.6%, the worst...

iPhones Hacked.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

Thanks to folks who quickly reminded me that Apple has an exclusive five year deal with AT&T, so they won't be offering the iPhone through other US carriers by the...

The Apple iPhone Is Getting Unlocked.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

Up to 25% of all Apple iPhones sold in the US are "unlocked" to work with rival telecom networks other than AT&T, according to a study reported in the BBC....

The Tata Nao Car Has Two Forms Of Innovation. Shall We Call It Nanovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

If you go to the official Tata Nano website and check out the bottom left corner, it says "inclusive innovation." Click on that and you get to a discussion on...

Did Innovation Get A Bad Name At The World Economic Forum In Davos?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

There were some two dozen sessions, panels and workshops on innovation and design at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos and nearly all of them were packed with CEOs,...

The Truth About The World Economic Forum Agenda.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

The Saturday night Soiree is the traditional conclusion to the World Economic Forum and this year it swell. An amazing Turkish Night with throbbing music, a dance floor full of...

Best And Worst Sovereign Wealth Funds: A New Sovereign Wealth Fund Risk Index.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

I was blogging away at the World Economic Forum in Davos, when Hugo Dixon, editor and chief of breakingviews.com sat down to show me his new Sovereign Wealth Fund Risk...

A Hot Rumor About Cameron Sinclair At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

Cameron Sinclair, the open-source architecture for humanity founder, is here at the World Economic Forum and the rumor is that he is going to be named a Young Global Leader....

Paola Antonelli Connects Design To Science At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

Paola Antonelli, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in NY gave a wonderful speech on the role of designers in making advances in...

Humor At Davos: Thanking The Rogue Trader At Societe Generale.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

Overheard in the corridor at the Conference Centre at the World Economic Forum: "We should be making this rogue trader at Societe Generale a hero, not a villain. Sarkozy asked...

Google, Bono And Al Gore On Global Warming.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

I couldn't get to a very important breakfast session on Thursday that had a great conversation among the Google founders, Al Gore and Bono but that great blogger, Jeff Jarvis...

Rupert Murdoch Says He Will Keep Part Of Online Wall Street Journal Closed for Subscribers Only.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

Rubert Murdoch told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday that he would not free the entire online Wall Street Journal as expected but would keep...

Bill Gates Backs Social Entrepreneurship at Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

We put Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund on the cover of Inside Innovation some months ago as an example of the growing importance of social entrepreneurship and now Bill...

Naomi Campbell at Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

I thought that they chased away all the celebrities from the World Economic Forum this year (except Bono) until I went to the very hot Burda party last night. I...

Blogging From The World Economic Forum in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

Davos wasn't built for bloggers and it turns out that plugs are the key to blogging here. You need a three pronged swiss plug to get power for your laptop....

Will India And China Destroy The Planet Through Global Warming--Or Save The Planet By Forcing The West To Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

I went to a wonderful dinner on Wednesday night with the theme of "India's Intrernational Agenda." Late in the conversation, about 10:15PM someone asked the very astute Minister of Finance...

Coupling and Decoupling in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 23

The most serious discussion on the first day of the World Economic Forum at Davos is whether or not Europe, Asia and the rest of the globe can “decouple” from...

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint--Best Idea From Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 23

Just came back from the first of what will be dozens of discussions on global warming at Davos. I overhead this simple and possibly revolutionary suggestion in the hallway: "If...

Day One at the World Economic Forum.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 23

It is safe to say that the innovation most discussed at this first day of the WEF in Davos is financial innovation--the SIVs, CDOs and other nasty creations of Wall...

First Day at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

On Wednesday, everyone at the WEF will be talking about innovation--financial innovation. The focus will be on the financial engineering of SIVs and CDOs and other financial instruments that smart...

The Military In Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

I saw the soldiers putting white cloth over the concertina wire surrounding the Congress conference area today as I registered for the World Economic Forum. I was walking through blowing...

The Snow Is Falling At The World Economic Forum in Davos--So Is The Economic Sky.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

I flew into Zurich this morning for the World Economic Forum and it was dark grey, rainy and dreary. This is my 10th Davos and I've never seen this kind...

Innovation Measurement:Tracking the State of Innovation in the American Economy.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

One of the most important documents to come out from the government on innovation is this report to the Commerce Secretary by The Advisory Committee on Measuring Innovation in the...

Is Bad Texting Hurting Apple iPhone Sales in Europe? Will It Hurt In India?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

Sales of Apple's iPhones in Britain and France appear disappointing. I'm wondering if the criticism I heard In Bangalore India recently about the weak texting capability of the iPhone may...

Preview to my Innovation Panel at The World Economic Forum in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

I'm getting ready to fly out to Zurich and then drive up to Davos (2 hours if it doesn't snow) and just finished emailing my panel for the Defining Innovation...

Blogging From The World Economic Forum in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 20

There will be hundreds of bloggers at the WEF in Davos this coming week and the best way to check them out is through this site. One of the best...

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos Begins on Wednesday. Collaboration Innovation is The Theme.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 18

I fly out to Davos for the World Economic Forum on Monday and will be moderating a couple of fascinating panels and workshops on innovation. The theme of the entire...

Apple's Innovation Strategy: More Than MacBook Air.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 16

I suffer from product lust as much as any so I was pretty taken with the latest ultra-thin laptop from Apple. There's plenty of "innovation" in it, much of it...

IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference Is A Must.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 16

We all go to a lot of conferences these days but one you should not miss is conference put on by Patrick Whitney at the IIT Institute of Design in...

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Delayed Again. Collaboration Can Be Very Hard.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 16

News that delivery of the Boeing Dreamliner will be delayed a second time due to parts problems highlights the true truth about globalization and collaboration--it is extremely hard to manage...

Cisco and BT Use Collaborative Innovation To Foster Sustainable Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 16

Want to seriously cut down on your carbon footprint while generating even better innovation? Try not flying and using some of the super-videoconferencing tools around. BT and Cisco, using Cisco's...

Apple Invents the Thinnovation Laptop: Thinnest In The World.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 15

Not too many laptops fit into a standard inter-office envelop but the new MacBook Air does. There will be tons of blah-blah about this beautiful artifact but what struck me...

Obama Vs. Clinton: What Their Web Sites Say About How They View You.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 14

When you go to a political website, are you treated as a "customer" when you make a contribution or as a "member?" There is a big difference between your "consumer...

At The Annual MacWorld Conference & Expo, Can Steve Jobs Please Announce An Apple Auto?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 14

What Would Apple Do? We've all wondered what might happen if Apple applied its special design process to products outside the narrow realm of consumer electronics and media. So Matt...

India's Nano is the new Turbo.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 13

Check out Metacool's take on the new Tata Nano car. Smart take. Diego likes the populist design approach but not styling itself. Here's what he has to say: "That swoopy...

10 Worst Innovation Mistakes In A Recession.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 13

We are probably already in a recession (or very close to it) and, in the past, CEOs made serious mistakes in trying to cope with a slowing economy. Here is...

New Distribution System for India's Nano Car From Tata.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 11

There is very interesting business model innovation in the production and sale of the new Tata Nano. Just like a bicycle, the Nano will be sold in kits that are...

Big US Demand For New Tata Nano Car From India.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 10

Judging just from the comments on this blog, there is a big demand for India's new Nano car. It's making quite an impact in gas-guzzling America. Here is a slide...

India's New $2,500 Car, The Tata Nano, Looks Great.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 10

We now have photos of Tata's inexpensive small car, dubbed the "Tata Nano" and it kind of puts a smile on your face. The design language is in the same...

Storm Over My Tata Car Post.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 09

An interesting and stormy thread is brewing over my post on the forthcoming $2,500 car from Tata Motors. A number of Indians point out that the US has done very...

Why Starbucks Stinks.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 08

I see that founder Howard Schultz is returning as CEO to Starbucks and have some advice for him. All good brands are relationships, not just products, and Starbucks' relationship with...

India's Tata Leads Car Innovation--But Is It The Right Innovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 08

Tata Motors of India will soon unveil a $2,500 car that is a not only a marvel of low-cost manufacture but a novel business model innovation. The "People's Car" (this...

Sales For One Laptop Per Child--Give One Get One.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 07

Sales of the olpc xo laptop for the Give One Get One holiday program came to 162,000--or 81,000 depending on how you do the math. Some 81,000 Americans bought the...

Detroit Auto Show--Hot Concept For Land Rover.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 07

Right after the Consumer Electronics Show, we have the Detroit Auto Show and the concept cars that could show us the future. Ford's Land Rover is up for sale and...

Sony's Blu-Ray And Wikia Search--It's The Platform Stupid.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 07

Doblin's Larry Keeley wisely cautions companies not to focus too much attention on innovating specific new products or services and, instead, look to new platforms for disrutptive spurts of growth....

10 Best Books On Innovation To Get You Through The Recession.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 06

We are at a tipping point in the economy where recession is probable so CEOs and top managers need to quickly shift their strategies for 2008. The CEOs who will...

One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 06

At the Consumer Electronic Show this week, the One Laptop Per Child foundation was supposed to make two announcements--the number of computers it sold under the Give One, Get One...

The Consumer Electronics Show--Style Over Experience?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 04

It's great to see The Wall Street Journal wake up to design and innovation, but the recent story on the CES celebrates the most basic kind of design--style--and fails to...

The Iowa Caucuses Show People Want Change. Here's Where Romney, Clinton, Richardson, Giuliani McCain, Edwards, Obama, Thompson Stand On Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 02

The Iowa caucuses are upon us and the message going into this Presidential election is that people want change. But what are the change agendas of the candidates? We asked...

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