Archives: January 2010

Parsons' Students Shrug Off Apple's iPad. No Camera, No Creativity

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 28

My Parsons students gave a tepid shrug of the shoulders vote to the new Apple iPad this morning. They were not impressed and a quite a few were annoyed. Many...

The Tablet as Totem: Is Steve Jobs Our Moses?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

Every culture has its totemic objects that define and reify what people believe to be valuable and important. Nothing is more totemic, of course, than the tablets that Moses brought...

If Legislation Is Really Innovation, Then Congress Has To Resdesign Its Innovation Process

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

If my years in grad school at the University of Michigan in political science and anthropology taught me anything, it was that the passage of legislation is a collaborative social...

My Design-At-The Edge Class At Parsons. Ethnography & Innovation

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

I'm about to go to my first Design-At-The Edge class for 2010 at the Parsons School for Design in NYC. Here's the preliminary syllabus and list of presenters. We're spending...

Internet Freedom Is Not a Universal Value, Secretary of State Clinton

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech on the universality of Internet Freedom is a wonderful speech that I personally applaud but it is seriously flawed when applied to China and...

The Supreme Court Votes Against Innovation

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

The 5 to 4 vote by the Supreme Court to allow corporations and unions to use their general funds to directly support political candidates is really a vote against innovation...

The Death of Davos Man--The Death of Davos

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

The World Economic Forum is about to begin again in Davos, Switzerland but Davos Man, that quintessential pan-national, pro-market, global leader of finance and business is all but dead. First...

The Culture of Finance--Why Financial Innovation Failed

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 13

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is meeting today in Washington to hold hearings on the recent financial crisis and economic meltdown. The Commission will ask Wall Street's top brass--Lloyd Blankfein...

IDEO Alumni Begin To Lead. Move Over McKinsey

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 11

I've been tracking a few alums from IDEO recently and it's clear they are starting to lead major institutions around the world. Bill Moggridge, of course, co-founder of IDEO, is...

IDEO's Bill Moggridge to Lead The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum--Wow

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 06

It looks like the co-founder of IDEO, the pioneer in interraction design (like he pioneered the discipline), the guy who designed the first laptop (in the Museum of Modern Art),...

Health Care Innovation: Did Any Gen Yer Shape The Proposed Health Care Reform Legislation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 06

I'm a big fan of Hello Health, which provides a new social media platform for delivering health care in Brooklyn and its founder Jay Parkinson. Jay has recently launched a...

I am A Member Of The Glimmerati

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 05

My good friend Helen Walters, who edits the Innovation & Design channel at Business Week, told me that I was part of the Glimmerati. It was the holiday season so...

The Ritualization of Creation--The Role of Ritual In Innovation

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 05

I was once nearly thrown out of a brainstorming session at IDEO and it marked me for life. No kidding. I behaved the way I always behave at a meeting--agreeing...

Selling China Long-Term Innovation Assets For Short-Term Profits: Not a Good Strategy

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 03

On my way back from Beijing in December, I sat in front of a corporate guy who was returning to the US after pitching a deal to sell tens of...

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