Archives: February 2008

Thinking Big Thoughts

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 26

I'm going to take time off from blogging to cogitate a bit. I love curating conversations and being part of others but there are times when I have to turn...

Sign Up For The IDEA Awards Contest--Fast.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 23

You have a few days, or weeks if you don't mind being a bit late in filing, to enter what is probably the most important design contest in the world....

The Many Ways Blogs, Twitter, YouTube FaceBook, MySpace And Other Social Media Will Change Your Business

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 23

The brilliant duo of Stephen Baker and Heather Green have written one of the most insightful articles on the impact of social media on business models and business organization. It's...

Bissell Replies To My Criticism Of It's Intrusive Data Gathering.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 21

Here's what I received from Bissell today. I'm happy they responded. It's good that the company is checking the blogosphere for comment. But is it sufficient? Let me know. "BISSELL...

India's Tata Group Expands Its Innovation Base Beyond The Nano Into Aerospace.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 20

India's striking efforts in innovation warrants close watch and the recent moves by the Tata Group into aerospace promise to bring new business models to the world. Last month, Tata...

Go To MOMA--The Museum of Modern Art--And See The New Exhibit: Design And The Elastic Mind.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 19

Paola Antonelli gave a preview of her new exhibit at MOMA, Design And The Elastic Mind at the World Economic Forum in Davos and it is opening tonight, Tuesday, in...

Bissell Insults My Moma. Brand Suicide.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 18

I was down in Florida over the weekend and bought a vacuum cleaner for my Mom. She wanted a brand name at a reasonable price so we got a Bissell....

Violence in Kenya and Pakistan Challenge the Microfinance Moldel.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 17

Microfinance has been been one of financial innovations best able to empower people at the bottom of the pyramid to plug into economic growth and move out of poverty. But...

Obama Vs. Clinton On YouTube: Is He Winning The Hearts And Minds? You Bet.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 16

We now all know that Obama is running a Membership campaign versus Clinton's Consumer compaign. His is a movement for social change that people belong to. Hers is an coalition...

Yahoo Design Innovation Team Fired.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 15

Just saw the Portfolio.com confirms that the Yahoo Design Innovation team has been let go, as in fired, to save money. I haven't confirmed their confirmation, but if true, it's...

Enter A Contest To Build A Factory And Internet Hub For The Kallari Villages--And Support Great Chocolate For The World!

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 14

The dinner at Davos given by AMD for the Kallari villages in Ecuador was actually in honor of Cameron Sinclair who's organization, Architecture for Humanity, is running a contest on...

The Best Chocolate In The World. Collaborative Innovation in The Amazon Forest.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 13

At a dinner by AMD at the World Economic Forum a few weeks ago, I was given a piece of chocolate in the "goodie" bag at the table. It was...

Apple And Google Are Down But The New S&P/BusinessWeek Global Innovation Index Shows That Innovation-Driven Companies Perform Much Better Than Most.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 13

The news on Apple and Google is grim, as their stocks fall sharply from their highs. The fear is that people will pull back their discretionary spending as the recession...

5 Ways To Innovate In A Recession.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 13

The single most important thing happening in the innovation and design space is the recession. Inside companies, dealing with the impending recession is the conversation of the day. The latest...

A New Innovation Index--The S&P/BusinessWeek Global Innovation Index.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 08

Check out our new S&P/BusinessWeek Global Innovation Index that we launch today. It's part of our ongoing effort to provide innovation tools and methods on the Innovation & Design site...

Is Search A Lie? Can You Really Believe Google?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 08

I sat next to a a guy I've know for years from a major public relations/media relations firm at the World Economic Forum in Davos two weeks ago and he...

A Concorde Mini--Supersonic Flight For The Business Class.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 05

If you need a break from news on the primaries and the economy, take a look at this incredible business jet. Not yet real, but with lots of orders in,...

The Sky Really Is Falling--The Economy Is In Recession.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 05

A key measure of the US economy, the ISM Services Index, just plummeted this morning to a level not seen since Oct. 2001. Anything under 50 indicates "recession" and the...

Twitter is an Event Aggregator.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 05

I'm getting a lot of pressure from "friends" to twitter and if I had another 24 hours in the day I would definitely do it. Why? Here's an example of...

Obama, Clinton, McCain All Talk Change But Is Change Innovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 05

I just voted in NYC and was thinking about all the talk of "change" in the air. All three leading candidates now talk about change. And it troubles me. Change...

Google, MySpace And The Segmentation of Social Networking Quickens.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 04

Buried in Google's quarterly results was a note saying that it was having a harder time than anticipated getting ad revenue out of MySpace. Surprise, it's turning out that social...

Microsoft Bids For Yahoo--A Merger Of The Weak Based On Technologies Of The Past.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

Bill Gates gave a wonderful speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the need for "creative capitalism" or social entrepreneurialism but with the news of Microsoft bidding for...

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