Collaborative teams – USA versus Europe
Today is the last day of the Ryder Cup 2014, and the score is 10-6 (see update below for the final score). We have been here before. In the past, this score has been overturned on the last day twice (in fact, every time, see footnote). Super-events Each sport has its super-events which evoke significantly…
Tesla in Texas: two innovations interacting?
Selling innovative products If you are selling something, then you want people to buy it, but how? The challenge is greater if your product is more innovative. But maybe other innovations can come to the rescue. Resistance from existing distributors For Tesla, the electric car manufacturer which is shaking up the motor industry, Texas is…
To innovate or not to innovate? That is not the question!
Sooner or later continuous improvement, by any individual or organisation, runs out of steam. Marching up the slope ahead of us makes sense as an effective way to move onwards and upwards, until we reach the summit. But the summit of what? Most likely it is not the summit, it is just a summit. There…
Any riots in the clouds?
Earlier this week, I overheard an interesting and unusual support call being handled at a company which provides business systems. On the face of it, you might enjoy this topical little story, but it might also get you thinking, as it did me, about some rather more substantial issues. This customer was calling because he…
“Service design” is what exactly?
The term “service design” seems to have been cropping up in a variety of contexts recently. This sounds interesting, possibly useful and, perhaps even, ground breaking. However, based on initial investigation, I am non-plussed and increasingly sceptical.
Organising for innovation
Aspects and characteristics It is unlikely that anyone doubts that the ability of an organisation to innovate is strongly dependent on the nature of that organisation. Its nature can be described by various characteristics (including cultural, behavioural and structural characteristics) and by several aspects (including the static and dynamic aspects) of those characteristics.
No, Nokia, No!
Oh dear, what a crying shame! Today is an awful day in the mobile communications industry. Symbian is dead; Nokia jumps to Windows Phone 7 Many predicted it, some welcome it, others are horrified. I am horrified. This seems such a long time ago: Go, Nokia, Go! What is there to say? … oh well,…
How often does the response reveal more than the stimulus? There was an interesting observation in one of the comments on Robert Scoble’s recent post about Google and its difficulties with innovation. But there was an even more interesting remark in his response to the comment. In my earlier post, I described some general observations,…
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