Archives: June 2008

Will General Motors Pick Up Chrysler On The Cheap?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 27

My forecast that the cost-cutting strategy of the private equity Cerberus guys who bought Chrysler from Daimler Benz would fail is, unfortunately, turning out to be true. By hiring ex-Home...

The 10 Commandments of Web Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 27

Matt Vella over at the Innovation & Design site interviewed RISD's John Meada, Don Norman, NYTimes.com's Khoi Vinh and other smart folks on web usability and came up with The...

Life On And Off The Reservation--Learning From Modern Native American Indians.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 25

Check out this great website that takes you inside the real life of modern American Indians. One of my favorite sections is In The Hoop, an inside look at Washington...

IDEO's Tim Brown On Innovation In The Harvard Business Review.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 25

The fact that the Harvard Business Review asked IDEO's CEO Tim Brown to write about Design Thinking in the current issue is as important as what he had to say...

Hooray for McCain. A $300 million Contest for A Better Battery Is A Great Idea.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 24

Way to go John McCain. There is nothing more imporant to the US and the world than an incentive-driven competitive innovation process to produce a better battery. A smaller, ligher,...

Best Applications For The iPhone And The Mobile Web.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 24

There is a great package of stories on the latest mobile web design on the Innovation & Design channel starting with the best applications for the iPhone. The criteria were...

Ben Arent Creates a OLPG--One Laptop Per Grannie. Get Him Venture Funding.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 23

Just got a post from Ben Arent in the UK on his "Betty," a social networking system for all our grannies. Ben uses sophisticated design thinking and methodology to come...

One Laptop Per Grannie--OLPG.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 20

I just got back from trips to Florida and Oregon to visit two very old folks--one 93 and one nearing 90. Both are women, one lives in assisted living, the...

Frank Tyneski, Director of IDSA, Talks About Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 20

Check out the great video pod interview with Frank Tyneski, the new head of the Industrial Designers Society of America. He talks about moving from push to pull, the promise...

The Economist Doesn't Understand Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 11

I recently posted on why the Presidential candidates--and the nation--need to start a conversation about designing a National Innovation Policy. It suggested a number of things we might want to...

A Slide Show Of Peruvian Kids Using One Laptop Per Child Computers.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 08

Geri Smith did a remarkable job in Peru for the Old Laptop Per Child story in the current issue of IN--Inside Innovation. Check out her narrated slide show of the...

The Mismanagement of One Laptop Per Child.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 05

The next issue of Inside Innovation is out online on Thursday and in print on Friday and it features a cover story on how the One Laptop Per Child foundation...

Why Clinton Lost To Obama. Obama Designed A Better Campaign.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 04

There are many reasons why Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic Party nomination to Barack Obama but perhaps the most important is that the Obama campaign's use of modern principles in...

Stairway to Brand Heaven--And Hell.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 04

Check out David Armano's illo of the steps to Brand Heaven--and Brand Hell. From disloyalty to loyalty....

Brand Autopsy on Business Week

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 04

Check out branding guru John Moore's blog Brand Autopsy Marketing Practice on why in-depth journalism has a strong following. It's about my own magazine, which makes me reluctant to call...

Top Ten Most Networked Nations In The World.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 03

The World Economic Foundation out of Davos, Switzerland has a new report out on the most networked economies around the globe. It's called The Global Information Technology Report: 2007-2008. Here...

General Motors Goes Green.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 03

SO GM is closing four truck and SUV plants and expanding assembly lines for smaller compact cars. No wonder. Americans are finally starting to buy hybrids and gas-sipping compacts in...

My Green Metrocard For The Subway.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 03

I bought a Metrocard for the New York subway recently and it was colored green, not the usual black. Nice. Then I flipped it around and there it was. A...

Obama at Google on a National Innovation Policy.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 02

Thank you Gustavo Munoz for pointing out this YouTube video of Barack Obama talking at Google a year ago about innovation. Here are the outlines of an Obama National Innovation...

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