Archives: June 2009

Disney Crowdsources Its Own Company

Posted by: Damian Joseph on June 24

I know what you're asking: "How can you crowdsource your own company?" Well, in this case I'm referring to the fact that once a year, Disney (DIS) puts out a...

Coca-Cola Flexes Its Design Chops on New Machines

Posted by: Damian Joseph on June 22

Coca-Cola's (KO) Director of Industrial Design Vince Voron just finished up his talk with Sapient’s Director of Program Management Michael Leonard at the Forrester’s Customer Experience Forum in New York....

Virgin America: Social Media Replaces Advertising

Posted by: Damian Joseph on June 22

C. David Cush is the president and ceo of Virgin America. I caught his keynote speech this morning at Forrester’s Customer Experience Forum in New York City. During, “A Good...

A Data Site, Panjiva, for U.S. Importers

Posted by: Michael Arndt on June 19

This is a guest blog by Venessa Wong, who joined BusinessWeek's Innovation+Design team in June. Data, packaged usefully and cleverly, can have enormous utility and appeal. Nate Silver proved this...

Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Do-Over Wish: Search

Posted by: Michael Arndt on June 18

Steve Ballmer isn't Edith Piaf after all: He does have regrets. The chief executive of Microsoft says he wishes his company had been much swifter in developing a search engine....

"I Hate People": A New Workplace Mantra?

Posted by: Reena Jana on June 17

Jonathan Littman is the co-author of two very well-respected books on creativity and business--The Art of Innovation (co-written with IDEO's Tom Kelley) and The Ten Faces of Innovation (again co-written...

GE Announces Loans for Electronic Medical Records

Posted by: Reena Jana on June 15

GE Healthcare today launched Stimulus Simplicity, a new financing and product-certification program that will offer zero percent interest loans to physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other organizations. The concept is...

How to build an innovation culture

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 12

How to embed innovation in an organization must be one of the most discussed, little agreed-upon topics of our time. This week, it was the topic of a panel event...

Why Private Companies Are More Innovative

Posted by: Michael Arndt on June 08

This is a guest blog by Venessa Wong, who joined BusinessWeek's Innovation+Design team in June. Do privately held companies have an edge when it comes to long-term innovation? At least...

The Doctor's Office -- Obsolete?

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on June 03

Certainly not yet, but today online healthcare reached a milestone with the announcement that American Well -- a start-up whose technology allows patients and doctors to connect live in realtime...

McKinsey on Public-sector Innovation: Forthcoming Report

Posted by: Reena Jana on June 03

When researching a recent story on government innovation (here's a link), I spoke with Stephen Corbett, a McKinsey partner in the consulting firm's Toronto office who heads their Operations Practice...

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