Archives: May 2008

Chicago Is The Most Innovative Big City In America.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 28

What US city has a Department of Innovation and Technology? Chicago. And none other, as far as I know (maybe Portland, OR?) I met Hardik Bhatt, Chief Information Officer of...

Time For a National Innovation Policy. McCain And Obama Need To Get Real.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 28

I'm hoping the Presidential candidates begin to have a serious conversation about innovation because the primaries have been singularly devoid of any serious discussion on this critical issue. China, Britain,...

Beyond Blogs--What Business Needs to Know About Social Media.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 27

Stephen Baker and Heather Green are two of the smartest people when it comes to social media and they have a great cover story out (and podcast) that you shouldn't...

Phoenix Lands On Mars--Don't Take It For Granted.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 27

I saw the amazing Mars probe Phoenix at the Serious Play conference at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and it was truly incredible. The JPL folks are...

Why Claudia Kotchka Is Leaving Procter & Gamble.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 23

I just talked with Claudia Kotchka at a book party in Chicago for Roger Martin and his great book on integrative thinking, The Opposable Mind. Claudia says she is leaving...

Claudia Kotchka Leaves Procter & Gamble.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 22

RitaSue Siegel just pinged me that Claudia Kotchka, the vp of innovation, design and strategy at P&G is leaving. This is huge. She is a giant in design and second...

Talking Cool Stuff With Critical Mass in Chicago.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 21

I visited the great digs of digital experience design house Critical Mass today and was wowed with the terrific work they are doing. Critical Mass as design thinking and methodology...

Google Health--Who Can You Trust With Your Medical Records?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 21

I've been looking at the new Google Health site. It can organize all your health records and link you up to other people with your own medical problems. So the...

Adaptive Path--Check This Out.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 20

For consumer experience, Adaptive Path is one of the best. See this video. Thanks for the shout-out, Armano. Of course, his firm, Critical Mass, is one of the best as...

Second Generation One Laptop Per Child Due In 2010.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 20

I just received this release from OLPC passed on to me by fuseproject's Yves Behar. Fascinating. Check out the image. ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD FRAMES NEXT GENERATION OF REVOLUTIONARY XO...

Is GE Right In Getting Out Of Appliances?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 16

Lots of buzz on my post questioning whether or not GE is innovative or not. I'm still not sure. I know it is inventive and does high tech work well,...

Fantastic Strategy Conference at the IIT Institute of Design on May 22.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 16

I'm off to one of my favorite conferences this coming week--Patrick Whitney's annual Strategy Conference--at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago. You can catch two of the many terrific...

The End of The One Laptop Per Child Experiment--When Innovation Fails.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 16

Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child organization admitted defeat in its effort to sell millions of open-source computers in Asia, Africa and Latin America by joining with Microsoft to load...

How Innovative Is GE Really?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 15

General Electric is selling its appliance division and the decision brings up a host of questions about whether or not the company is truly innovative or merely mouthing the words,...

Hewlett-Packard's Success With Buying EDS Depends on India.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 14

HP is taking on IBM in the tech outsourcing business by buying EDS and how well it succeeds will depend on India. That's right, India. The media is focussing on...

Have You Heard of CIME?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 13

For years, the term "BRIC" was hot on Wall Street--and increasingly in design and innovation circles. BRIC stood for Brazil, Russia, India, China--the fastest growing emerging markets. Now another term...

Love Your Mars Rover.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 13

One of the coolest guys at the Serious Play conference at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena was Nobel prize-winning cosmologist George Smoot. He works at JPL, the...

Blogging The Chinese Earthquake--Truth Comes Out.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 13

In past natural and man-made catastrophies, the Chinese government has tried to control the flow of information both inside China and to the outside world. But bloggers and even twitterers...

Google at Serious Play Conference in Pasadena.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 11

I had a blast at the Serious Play conference put on by The Art Center College of Design last week. The theme: play is seriously creative and innovative if you...

Serious Play at The Art Center College in Pasadena.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 06

I'm heading out Wednesday to Pasadena for a great conference on Serious Play and innovation at The Art Center College of Design. Chee Pearlman is orchestrating the event and it...

New York Design Week.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 06

It's May 17-20, and is based around the ICFF furniture fair. Check out the schedule for New York Design Week from our partners at Core77....

New York As An Innovation Center--Maybe.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 06

Check out this great comment by Ross on my post saying that NYC is becoming a big innovation/design center. He argues that media/marketing is moving toward design in terms of...

Is New York The New Innovation And Design Center?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 05

I hear that San Francisco-based innovation consultant Stone Yamashita Partners is opening an office in New York City in a few months on West 12th street. San Mateo-based Jump Associates,...

An Important New Book: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 02

Fareed Zakaria is one of the most thoughtful foreign policy analysists of our day and his new book, The Post-American World, is a must-read for anyone interested in globalization--or the...

Jeff Jarvis on Blogging.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 01

Just came out of a great presentation on blogging by Jeff Jarvis of buzzmachine.com. He was talking to an audience of neophytes and "old" hands and did a great job....

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