Archives: November 2009

iPhones in China Don't Say They Are Assembled in China

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 30

I went to a store with a big Apple logo selling Apple products in Shanghai three days ago with a Chinese friend. She wants to buy an iPhone. So we...

Asia Vs. America

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 30

So I'm halfway into my four week swing through Asia and here's what I know so far. 1) China wants to shift from bicycles to cars. America wants to shift...

Asia Bursting With Design & Creativity Conferences.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 30

I'm off on December 1 to Incheon, Korea to give a keynote speech at the Design Korea conference. The speech is on "Designomics," a wonderful phrase that expresses the tight...

Western Vs. Asian Designers. Controversy Breaks Out at ICSID in Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 24

One of Singapore's top designers, Feng Zhu, asked a pointed question to a panel of mostly Western designers at the end of the second day of ICSID that got the...

Red dot Concept Awards in Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 24

I just got back from the red dot design concept awards given to Asian students and young designers. It was quite a production, with a runway for the winners to...

A Conversation with Singapore Finance Minister Tharman

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 23

Every once in a while I come across a government bureaucrat who totally surprises me with the person's insight and competence. Singapore Minister of Finance Tharman is one of them....

ICSID World Design Congress Opens in Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 22

On Monday morning, I interview Singapore's Minister of Finance to open the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). We'll talk about how Singapore created a modern 20th century...

President Obama's Asia Failure

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 22

Sitting here in Singapore as President Obama went through China and flew home from his 8-day trip to Asia, it is perhaps easier to see the true truth of his...

Health Care Reform: US vs Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 22

I attended a briefing by the DesignSingapore Council's International Advisory Panel on Friday that discussed making healthcare an economic driver of this city-state in the future. Now think about this....

President's Design Award Winners--Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 20

I was over at the President of Singapore's residence last night to watch him personally give four Designer of the Year awards. Boy, are they promoting Design in Singapore! The...

Life In Beta--How Design thinking Can Help Us Navigate Through This Time of Cascading Change

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 19

This is the talk that I gave at the Singapore Design Thinking Symposium on Tuesday. It was a terrific gathering of designers, public servants from the education, defense, health and...

Singapore's Design Thinking Symposium Was Hot

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 19

I had a fascinating time at the Design Thinking Symposium in Singapore. Mark Wee, director of Studio, a collaboration of Mark's design consultancy Union and the National Library Board, put...

America is Losing Its Innovation Edge

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

Fareed Zakaria wrote an excellent book, The Post American World: The Rise of the Rest, in which he said the relative decline of the U.S. was due to political, not...

Design Thinking Symposium In Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

I'm off this week for a swing through Asia and Singapore is my first stop. I'll be speaking at a great Design Thinking Symposium in Singapore on Wednesday. It's got...

Best Quotes From Roger Martin and Tim Brown at Thomson Reuters Talk

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 12

Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, Tim Brown, head of IDEO and Will Setliff, VP, Strategy, Insights & Innovation of Target gathered on Wednesday to talk about...

Warren Buffett's Bet Against Innovation

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 04

The U.S. is in deeper trouble than I thought, if Warren Buffett is right. In proclaiming an "all-in wager on the economic future of the United States, Buffett just paid...

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