Archives: June 2009

George Soros - Too Much Innovation in Finance Can Hurt

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 30

George Soros, the financial philosopher, supporter of civic culture and crusher of the Bank of England, spoke on Tuesday morning in NYC, warning that Americans are denying the magnitude of...

Gladwell Destroys Anderson's Free Argument

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 30

Drop everything and read the Malcolm Gladwell review of Chris Anderson's new book Free. Gladwell challenges Anderson's key assertions: "Information wants to be free." Free for whom? Free for Google...

Obama is Failing to Innovate--Failing to Redesign our Financial and Social Systems

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 28

My scorecard for President Obama in his attempts at innovating America's failing economic, financial and social systems. 1- Redesign the failing financial system -- C. Obama put the foxes in...

From Social Media to Social Business Design -- A New Business Model

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 22

For a provocative and insightful look into what may be the future of business organization design, check out David Armano's piece on the next iteration of social media--social business. This...

Innovation From India's Tata Group -- Innovista

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 21

Jessie Scanlon has a great story on Tata's Innovation Contest, Innovista. The contest involved answering the following brainteaser by three judges at Innovista: What's more innovative: intelligent software designed to...

Boomers Love The Kindle. Why?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 19

I was on the Jitney today and sat next to a woman from Hawaii who was about 60-something and she had her Kindle. Every time I see a Kindle, it...

President Obama Failed to Redesign the Financial System

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 18

The "overhaul" of the financial regulatory system just proposed by President Obama avoids serious reform of the US banking system which rececently sent the world into the worst recession since...

Twitter's Role in Iran--Is The Medium Really The Message?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 17

The blogosphere and mainstream media are ablaze with the news that Twitter is playing the key role in enabling the protest against the election fraud in Iran. This is social...

Is Design Too Important To Be Left Only To Designers? Part 11

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 17

I'm reposting a comment by Anne Burdick that links to her speech at Parsons which led me to say raise the issue of whether or not Design was becoming too...

CEOs Hiring 27-Year Old Mentors

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 17

I just talked with a high-powered communications consultant who told me that CEOs are hiring 27-year old "mentors" to help them navigate social media. This is a big development. For...

52 Truths For Winning At Business Without Losing Your Self

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 16

No. 13: Learn to take "no" as a question. Good one, Allan Webber....

Best Cities for Gen Yers To Survive The Great Recession

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 16

Check out this great story and slide show of the best cities for new college graduates and Gen Yers to find jobs and/or just survive the current economic crisis. I...

Are Engineers, Scientists And Mathematicians Enemies of Innovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 16

I know it sounds preposterous, but it is increasingly clear to me that the professionals who generate invention--engineers, scientists and mathematicians--are often the enemies of innovation. Yes, I realize that...

3G Hell. Here's a Workaround Tip

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 16

I was in Florida for four days and couldn't connect to my Twitter account for most of it. I just assumed it was the same old problem with Twitter technology...

Help. I Need to Offset my Carbon Footprint.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 15

I'm flying to Denmark next week to help prepare for an innovation conference in August and I'll be generating nearly 3 thousand pounds of C02 emissions, according to Fred Collopy,...

52 Truths for Winning At Business Without Losing Your Self--New Book by Alan Webber

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 10

Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine, has a new book out called Rules of Thumb. He has 52 of them. I'm going to start calling what i think are...

Message to A.G. Lafley--My Gillette Mach 3 Turbo Razors Don't Work Anymore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 10

Dear AG, I ran into the brillian Brian Collins (he's doing great work for Al Gore) on the street yesterday and he has a new client who is starting EOS,...

The High Line Opens In New York City. An Urban Design Miracle

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

If you're in New York over the next months, don't miss the new High Line Park. I know many architects, designers and urban planners who fought long and hard to...

CEO Legacies: A.G. Lafley Vs. Bob Nardelli

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

Nothing illustrates why US companies have found it so hard to innovate than the strikingiy different legacies left behind by two giants in the world of CEO-dom, A.G. Lafley, who...

Twitter Hype? Or Social Media Ignorance? Harvard Business School Blows It

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

Here is a blockbuster "discovery" from Harvard Business School--just 10% of Twitter users generate 90% of the content. Most everyone else is there passively for the ride. Sorry, HBS, but...

A.G. Lafley To Leave P&G. President Obama, Please Make Lafley Chief Innovation Officer

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 08

A giant in innovation is stepping down--A.G. Lafley is stepping down as CEO at Procter & Gamble. No other CEO outside of the tech industry has done as much as...

The Value of a Harvard or Wharton MBA Will Slide to Zero. A New Masters of Business Design Should Replace it

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 08

The Financial Times has it's 2009 listing of top global B-Schools and there is lots of talk about how the Great Recession has tarnished all B-Schools and their major product,...

VP of Twittering.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 05

David Armano has a great post on the spread of a new corporate office--VP of social media. David asks if these leaders need to be steeped in social media themselves...

What Should Bloggers Do?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 05

An interesting meeting of 20 plus Business Week bloggers took place on Thursday and while I was in transit on a no-cell phone vehicle, my buddy Steve Baker was there...

Is Innovating Failing In The US?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 04

My colleague and chief economist of Business Week, Mike Mandel, has a provocative piece out saying that the promise of innovation in the US has not been met over the...

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