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Categories: innovation management

How To Innovate Through A Recession. Don't Make The Classic Mistakes In Cutting Back.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

It's clear that the US and probably the global economy is heading toward a sharp downturn and possibly recession. Fourth quarter US GDP growth was a mere 0.6%, the worst...

Sony's Blu-Ray And Wikia Search--It's The Platform Stupid.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 07

Doblin's Larry Keeley wisely cautions companies not to focus too much attention on innovating specific new products or services and, instead, look to new platforms for disrutptive spurts of growth....

An Incredibly Great Management Site.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 20

Check out this management site that just went up. Yes, it's on the site so I'm a bit prejudiced but move past that and look at the incredible Case...

Is The Pricing Paralysis In The Debt Markets Hurting Innovation And Design?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on August 07

The freeze-up in the credit markets is causing some companies to put their innovation and design projects in the deep freezer, I hear. Not good. In fact, it's terrible. The...

Dell's Confusing Decision To Sell Through Wal-Mart.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 25

I get that Dell wants to move away from its online sales model and expand its direct sales to consumers. The old model is broken. But selling through Wal-Mart is...

Designers Vs. Business People: Who Takes On More Risk?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 17

Comments are flowing in on the risk post. Here is a thoughtful one by Chris Conley of Gravity Tank: "Well, the semester is out and I just finished the Gravity...

An Amazing Innovation Conference.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 15

The Institute of Design, Patrick Whitney's remarkable grad school of innovation, is holding its annual stratey meeting this Thursday and Friday. Go. Just go if you can and listen to...

Bob Kerrey Gets Innovation Right At The New School And Parsons.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 18

I spent a day at The New School, that wonderful antiestablishmentarian institution in Greenwich Village that now embraces Parsons The New School for Design, Milano The New School for Management...

Dell Needs A New Business Model--Can Michael Dell Provide It?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 01

The real news behind the news that Michael Dell is coming back to run the company he founded is that the business model innovation he invented doesn't work anymore. Can...

Check Out This Webinar on Service Innovation and Designing A Better Consumer Experience.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

For 2007, we're trying to partner up with really smart folks to offer insight into the innovation process. This will build on our Innovation & Design channel and our new...

Lessons From Home Depot's Bob Nardelli--Why Command And Control Is So Bad.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 04

I just got back from a long stay in Sante Fe to gather my thoughts on innovation and design to see what I consider to be one of the great...

More Google And YouTube In The Blogosphere.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 10

If the massive coverage of the GoogTube deal still somehow leaves you unsatisfied, you can get more at TechCrunch, which broke the news of Google buying YouTube. And there is...

Frog Brings Design to the NYU MBA.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 02

Since I'm in the design school space these days, here's something interesting from frog and NYU. It's the announcement of a new course. “Innovation & Design” Prof. Scott Galloway &...

Visualizing The New Design School Survey.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 02

Check out this visualization by David Armano of the difference between B-school thinking and D-school thinking at Logic+Emotion. Scroll down a ways (but enjoy his first item as well). The...

A Story You Need To Read About Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 27

Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management up in Toronto is one of the brightest lights in design thinking. He's quoted in our upcoming survey of where you...

Options, Innovation and Silicon Valley.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 11

I always thought that options were a terrific incentive for promoting innovation, startups, growth, wealth, mobility and all those good things that make our society better and richer. Actually, I...

Apple, Amazon, Ford--It's All About Business Model Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 06

Wow, the news is all about shifting paradigms and changing models, with Apple and Amazon seriously beginning to sell movie downloading services and Ford seriously beginning to get serious about...

BP's Green Brand Image Hit By Alaska Oil Spills.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on August 07

British Petroleum has done more to shift its Big Oil image to that of an eco-friendly energy giant than any other large oil company but it's history of accidents and...

Eric von Hippel and Consumer Co-Creation. Beyond Ethnography to Participatory Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 18

One of the strongest voices in the innovation and design space these days is MIT's Eric von Hippel, who is head of the innovation and entrepreneurship program at the Sloan...

IBM Offers To Manage Your R&D. Does It Make Sense?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 14

I'm reading in the Money Section of USA Today that IBM is launching a new service to help companies manager their R&D efforts. Corporations are cutting their R&D budgets and...

Is Ethnography The New Black?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 12

The first issue of IN is heavy into ethnography and its parent, BW, jut ran an incredibly good, vover-length story on ethnography as well. So, playing the provocateur, let me...

Secrets of Great Brainstorming Sessions.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 09

Google's Marissa Mayer is on the cover of our first issue of IN as one of five featured corporate innovation champions (we show how they do it--how they build and...

INside Innovation--Lessons Learned From Open-Sourcing Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 26

So we pushed the button on the IN cover an hour early (this is a very big deal in publishing since it gets you to the printing presses on time...

Going to the Printer with IN-Inside Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 26

It's close to finished and I'm looking at the pages on the wall and it is simply breathtaking--our baby is about to go out into the world and we just...

Racing to Complete IN: Inside Innovation Magazine.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 20

We go to press in days with a whole new magazine dedicated to helping execs build innovative cultures and life is frantic. Working with Modernista is exhilerating. It's producing an...

Business Week Is Launching INside Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 14

I've been keeping it a secret but word is getting out so it's time to simply say that pretty soon you're going to see something spectacularly amazing, insightful and useful--INside...

Plug and Play Management--The Next Core Competence.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on April 27

Let's talk management for a moment. I'm beginning to hear it again and again--managing networks is becoming THE critical skill for the global corporation. Forget managing all those "direct reports."...

P&G's Open Source Innovation Revealed.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 09

Procter & Gamble's Larry Huston and Nabil Sakkab show how P&G's open source model for innovation now generates 35% of the company's innovations and billions of dollars in top line...

An MBA's Views on the Core77 and Business Week Conference

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on March 08

I really like seeing design through an MBA's eyes because it is always full of surprise. Check out this post from Rolf Mehneit at the Zollverein School of Management and...

One Very Hot Conference on Innovation And Design.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 22

If you want to get an inside view of how companies innovate, check out the upcoming Core77 conference on February 28 in New York. Google's Marissa Ann Mayer will be...

The Randomness of Corporate Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 20

The big consulting firms, such as Deloitte, McKinsey, BCG and Mercer, are doing more and more in the innovation and design space. So far, I still hear complaints from top...

Creating Googles, Apples and a process of innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 15

Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, put on an amazingly insightful conference on innovation last week. Some 200 people, nearly all from...

With India and China, can we manage innovation in a post-geographic way?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 16

We are all fascinated with how our worklives are radically changing. We talk about the difficulty of managing innovation across cultures and across distances, but is the real boundary biology?...


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